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Gran Canaria holidays

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Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Gran Canaria with its excellent climate has a landscape of such contrasting scenery that it has been labelled a "Continent in Miniature". Its sharp ravines plunge 2,000 metres to sea level and are dramatically picturesque while the undulating dunes give a distinctly African flavour. Towards the north you will find sweeping hills, cool breezes and luscious banana, tomato and vine plantations. The pine forests and the many mountain retreats are pleasant diversions to the warm beaches and bustling resort life. The beaches range from small secluded coves to soft shimmering sand. Nightlife is vibrant with a variety of restaurants, bars and discos bustling with locals and visitors alike.

Flight time: About 4 hours, 30 mins approx. hours

 

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Kids’ Club

Children will never be bored with our fun-packed Kids’ Clubs, open at least four hours a day, five days a week. From babies to teens, all ages are catered for.

Family choice

These great properties are perfect for families, with plenty to keep both kids and grown-ups happy. With a wide range of Family Choice accommodation to choose from, you're sure to find something to suit your family's needs.

Couples

Take your pick from these great holidays, ideal for those wanting to relax in a friendly environment for couples.

Close to the Beach

Choose one of these accommodations to ensure you are within 400 metres of the beach (1km for villas).

Central Location

These accommodations are guaranteed to be less than 500 metres from the centre of your resort, close to bars and restaurants.

Activities

Choose one of these holidays and you'll find a range of fun things to do including sports and/or day and evening entertainment.

Young and lively

Perfect for fun-seeking couples and groups, Young and Lively properties and resorts are all about lively holidays for lively people.

Premier Choice

Premier Choice is an exclusive selection of 4 and 5 star hotels, all boasting stunning locations and excellent standards of accommodation, cuisine and service. You’ll find them close to the beach or resort centre, with spacious pool areas for relaxing in the sun.

Choose a Premier Choice holiday and the price includes pre-reserved seating on all our flights and any other airline which offers this facility (to be confirmed at the time of booking).

Things to do

Highlights

  • Five Must Sees:
  • The butterfly house in Palmitos Park
  • Parish Church of San Juan Bautista
  • La Luz Castle
  • Pueblo Canario (Canary Village)
  • Take a boat trip for whale and dolphin watching
    Great Views: Cruz de Tejeda - Gran Canaria's highest point soaring to 6,400 ft.
    Memorable Moments: Taking a ride on the 'ships of the desert', a camel ride at dusk across the dunes of Maspalomas is a beautiful way to see the sunset
    Destination Treasures: The beautiful village of Tejeda
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Blue Flag Beaches

35 beaches in the Canaries.
Blue flag beaches are recognised as having high environmental, sanitary and safety standards.
For full details of Blue Flag beaches in Gran Canaria refer to the Blue Flag website: http://www.blueflag.org
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Eating Out

A meal in a restaurant can be very reasonable, with low priced set menus and great value buffets. Cuisine from most corners of the world is available and a chance to sample traditional Canarian dishes too. The steak served here is excellent, imported from South America.

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Shopping

Shops are generally open from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00 or 21:00. Most are open mornings only on Saturday. Some supermarkets are open on Sundays.
Marktes: Every Friday in Puerto Morgan (also known as Little Venice). Every Wednesday and Saturday in Playa del Ingles/Maspalomas and every Tuesday in Arguineguin near Puerto Rico from about 8:30 to 13:00.
Good buys include locally made crafts such as banana leaf baskets, pottery, embroidered tablecloths.

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Transfer to your resort

From Las Palmas Airport to: Playa del Ingles - 35 minutes; Maspalomas - 40 minutes; Puerto Rico - 1 hour; Meloneras - 45 minutes; Puerto de Mogan - 1 hour, 20 minutes; Playa Amadores / Puerto Rico: 1 hour approx.

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Information

Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Shopping: Leather, Pottery, wickerwork, duty free and electrical goods
Your money
3 course meal (inc. wine) - €25/£22stg approx.
Glass of beer - €2.00/£1.76stg approx.
Bottle of wine - €6/£5.28stg (in supermarket), €12/£10.60stg (in restaurant)
Tips: Don't forget your driving licence - there are many hidden places for you to explore
Prices shown are approximate.

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Eating Out

A meal in a restaurant can be very reasonable, with low priced set menus and great value buffets. Cuisine from most corners of the world is available and a chance to sample traditional Canarian dishes too. The steak served here is excellent, imported from South America.

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Nightlife

Playa del Ingles will keep the night owl happily awake. A choice of bars, pubs and discos - including the Aguila Roca (Irish Centre) - in this busy resort. Maspalomas is quieter, but a short taxi ride from the action in Playa del Ingles. Puerto Rico's nightlife scene includes discos, karaoke, Irish pubs and a night club open until the early hours.

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Language

Spanish

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Taxis

Taxis are numerous and can be stopped in the street or called from reception. Most have meters but if not, agree price in advance.

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Buses

A good service within the resorts as well as to other destinations. Timetables at reception or ask the rep.

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Kids Club
Kids Club

Children will never be bored with our fun-packed Kids Clubs, open at least four hours a day, five days a week.From babies to teens, all ages are catered for.

Family Choice
Family Choice
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These great properties are perfect for families, with plenty to keep both kids and grown-ups happy.

With a wide range of Family Choice accommodation to choose from, you're sure to find something to suit your family's needs.

Couples
Couples

Take your pick from these great holidays, ideal for those wanting to relax in a friendly environment for couples.

Close to the beach
Close to the beach

Choose one of these accommodations to ensure you are within 300 metres of the beach (1km for villas).

Centre Of Things
Centre Of Things

These accommodations are guaranteed to be less than 200 metres from the centre of your resort, close to bars and restaurants.

Activities
Activities

Choose one of these holidays and you'll find a range of fun things to do including sports and/or day and evening entertainment.

Young And Lively
Young And Lively

Perfect for fun-seeking couples and groups, Young and Lively properties and resorts are all about lively holidays for lively people.

Premier Choice
Premier Choice
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Premier Choice is an exclusive selection of 4 and 5 star hotels, all boasting stunning locations and excellent standards of accommodation, cuisine and service.

You'll find them close to the beach or resort centre, with spacious pool areas for relaxing in the sun.Choose a Premier Choice holiday and the price includes pre-reserved seating on all our flights and any other airline which offers this facility (to be confirmed at the time of booking).

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