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Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria | Puerto Rico holidays

Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular destinations. The sheltered beach is one of the most favourite for sun worshippers, and for hikers it’s the perfect starting point for trips up into the mountains. The shopping centre includes a medical centre, a gym, hairdressers, bakeries .... Countless pubs and restaurants ensure a vibrant nightlife. Daytime activities in Puerto Rico include mini-golf, a water park, carousels etc. From the harbour, tourist ferries take you to Arguineguín or Puerto de Mogan, and from the new bus stations there are departures to destinations all over Gran Canaria island. Puerto Rico marina, the biggest of the island, has 531 berths for all types of leisure boats, including luxury yachts.

There is a very famous, internationally known Sailing School, birthplace of several winners of Olympic gold medals, which offers official courses for all levels. It is possible to practise almost all water sports throughout the whole year, thanks to the excellent weather with an average temperature of 22ºC (monthly average). Diving, water parachuting, windsurfing, sailing, jet ski and water-skiing, in addition to the unforgettable sea day trips, don't leave time for boredo. Puerto Rico has also several shopping centres where you can find all kind of shops, banks, restaurants, discos, pubs, etc. Besides, the optimum public transport system links up all sets in the south as well as the island's capital. A promenade of about one kilometre in length links Puerto Rico with Playa de Amadores. This new white sand beach of 30.000 m ² has a commercial area, surrounded by 40.000 m² of garden area.

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

With sunshine for 340 days a year, and an average temperature of 22C, the holiday resort of Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria is a popular choice for sun-seeking Brits. In fact, it's the hottest resort on Gran Canaria's south coast, and offers a busy marina, two gloriously sandy beaches – one of which is very popular with watersports fans – and plenty of international restaurants and bars. There are three large shopping centres as well as quaint market stalls to cater for all your shopping needs. Puerto Rico is a great place to amble round, as it climbs steeply up the sides of the hills that surround it, so some areas may not be suitable for those who'll find the hike a challenge. The journey from Las Palmas airport to Puerto Rico resort takes approximately 35 - 40 minutes.

In close neighbourhood of Puerto Rico beach there is a port, where you can enjoy one of many tourist sea attractions.
The biggest interest are still for the deep-sea fishing expeditions (Pesca Deportiva de Altura), journeys around the island and everyday trips to Arguineguin or Puerto de Mogán. It's also worth to take a walk through the seaside promenade toward Playa de los Amadores and, during that way, go also to the viewpoint where you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of whole Puerto Rico bay
(at road GC 500). When the weather is good you will surely see magnificent Teide - the highest peak on Tenerife. For those who enjoy the nightlife on their holidays, the bars are also in the commercial centers. From family friendly bars to a fine selection of night clubs, pubs and karaoke bars, Puerto Rico really is a fantastic holiday resort to suit everyone.

Puerto Rico is an ideal place for a winter or summer (last minute) holiday, whether you travel with children, friends or alone you will find the welcome you are looking for. The quality of accommodation spans a wide range - very basic studios, one and two bed-roomed apartments with communal swimming pools and luxury four star hotels and private villas. The Marina Suites is a newly built four star hotel overlooking the Puerto Base harbour. The hotel's infinity swimming pool can be seen from the coast road and gives the fabulous illusion that the pool waterfalls directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Puerto Rico's excellent road connections make it an  ideal holiday base for exploring the island or somewhere for just a quiet last minute break.

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