Excellent water sports facilities
Puerto Rico holidays will give you the chance to enjoy this captivating resort. Once a small peaceful fishing village, now a vibrant bustling resort blasted into the side of a cliff. Puerto Rico was purpose built in the 1960's and is now one of the most popular resorts on the island of Gran Canaria.
Boasting two fantastic beaches with sand especially shipped in from the Sahara and two lively marinas, holidays in Puerto Rico offer something for everyone; youngsters looking for a party atmosphere and families looking for sunshine, safe beaches and plenty to amuse the children. Said to be the sunniest spot on the island, the main beach can get quite busy during peak season but there is a Lido just behind, with two swimming pools set in lush gardens and offering refreshment facilities. There is also a quieter beach just to the north of the resort at Playa del Cura.
Water sports are extremely popular on holidays to Puerto Rico with excellent facilities at Puerto Rico Beach, nestling between the two marinas. Try your hand at jet or waterskiing, parasailing or banana boat rides. Sailing is also well featured with deep sea fishing excursions claiming world record catches, or whale and dolphin watching trips. If you prefer dry land then golf, mini-golf, bowling and tennis are all on offer, or take a stroll along the promenade where just 20 minutes away you'll come across the silky white sand of Amadores Beach, a sheltered bay offering a wonderful change of scenery. Shoppers will not be disappointed either as there are three large commercial centres, some open until 10pm, selling everything from souvenirs to designer handbags. Tuesday is market day when you can haggle to your hearts content at the largest market on the island.
Quick Puerto Rico Tips
The currency used in Puerto Rico is the Euro as it is across all of the Canary Islands
There are no Visa requirements for Gran Canaria
There is no time difference between the UK GMT, and Gran Canaria
Flying time between the UK and Gran Canaria is approximately 4 hours 15 minutes
Transfer times between Las Palmas airport (LPA) and Puerto Rico take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour
As Puerto Rico is built into the mountain side, people with walking difficulties are advised to book accommodation on a lower level.
Holidays to Puerto Rico have plenty of excursions readily available for those who want them, with Atlandia Water Park right on the doorstep, Palmitos Park nearby; a subtropical oasis of birds, butterflies, trees cacti and orchids, and the Crocodile Park with over 300 crocodiles on show, an awesome sight at feeding time! Sioux City will transport you straight back to the Wild West, a must for cowboy fans; originally built as a film set, now a theme park with bar brawls, bank raids and shootouts, all in the name of entertainment of course! A jeep safari will take you deep into the heart of the island, showing off its rugged scenery, winding roads, and lush vegetation, a trip to Mount Tejeda will you amaze you, especially in winter when the peaks are snow capped but you can still sunbathe on the beach!
Nightlife in Puerto Rico is a prominent feature of a holiday here. Youngsters flock here for the party atmosphere and clubs especially around the Centro Commercial, but for a less vibrant night out there are plenty of English bars, and family entertainment. There's an abundance of restaurants to choose from; however the Canarian cuisine and Tapas Bars are slightly outnumbered by the fast food outlets and English menus. Accommodation is a mixture of hotels and apartments, many nestling into the side of the hills, so be careful if this is a problem; make sure you pick an accommodation at a low level. Puerto Rico has an excellent year round climate making it a popular choice for winter holidays to the Canary Islands too. Families, couples and young groups will love it here as the beaches are fantastic to relax on, but there is always something happening somewhere, should you want to join in. You can book holidays to Puerto Rico online at Latedeals.co.uk.
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Snorkeling and Diving
Because the island is volcanic so is the underwater world providing the perfect refuge for a wide variety of marine life. One of the most stunning features of the marine life in Gran Canaria is the large shoals of fish which you can dive into and become completely surrounded by - a very memorable experience.
Puerto Rico literally means “the port of the rich” and its’ main beach definitely lives up to the name, is a rocky coastline so the beach is manmade. An interesting fact is that the golden sand was shipped direct from the Sahara desert. This beach is a safe and sheltered option for sunbathing as it has a crescent shaped bay which is nicely framed by jetties at both sides and protected by the harbor walls – making the waves
a lot easier to handle.