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Puerto Rico is a purpose-built holiday resort on the south west coast of Gran Canaria. Once a small fishing port it is now one of the most popular family resorts in all of the Canary Islands. Hosting a spectacular Marina it is home to one of the best sailing centres in the world.
With a great range of activities on offer, you will be well entertained on a holiday to Puerto Rico. One of the best ways of seeing the resort’s varied marine life is by taking a glass bottom boat tour, you might even see some dolphins! If you want the desert experience, there is no better way to do so then on a dune buggy tour. There are also plenty of thrilling excursions available such as Jet skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving.
Puerto Rico is a family favourite holiday destination due to the wide range of attractions and activities available in the area. It is also a great destination for couple’s who would like a relaxing holiday as the resort has a laid-back atmosphere.
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Puerto Rico has many bars and pubs that offer live music and dance floors which run late into the night; however, the resort has a family friendly relaxed atmosphere, and is not as lively as other holiday resort’s on the island.
The resort has a fantastic range of restaurants serving various types of cuisines, from traditional to international. A very popular area to dine is in the Puerto Rico shopping centre as it offers a great selection of restaurants to choose from.
Aqualand in nearby Maspalomas is an amazing water park with fun attractions for the entire family.
Playa de Puerto Rico is a very popular beach amongst locals and tourists, offering a golden sand oasis, azure blue waters and numerous water activities to enjoy.
Shopping Centre Puerto Rico has a range of restaurants, souvenir and clothing stores to choose from.
Puerto Rico, like many other destinations in Gran Canaria, celebrates carnival festival between February and March. During this event there are plenty of performances, parades and celebrations to enjoy.
Puerto Rico’s peak season is during the summer months, mainly due to Puerto Rico’s fantastic weather as temperatures average in the low thirties. As the Gran Canaria experiences warm, sunny weather year-round, anytime is a good time to holiday in Puerto Rico.
Euro is the used currency in Gran Canaria
There is No time difference between Ireland and Gran Canaria.
Flights from Dublin to Gran Canaria operate seven days a week during summer, with the estimated flight time of four hours and thirty minutes. From Las Palmas airport there is a thirty-five-minute drive to Puerto Rico. As the resort is built on a hill, those who have trouble walking will be glad to know there are plenty of buses and taxis that service the area.