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Puerto Rico Holidays

Puerto Rico Holidays

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Known as the sunniest resort in the Canary Islands, Puerto Rico is the place to go for beautiful beach days, fabulous hotels and delicious, fresh seafood.

Destination highlights

  • The sunniest resort in the Canary Islands
  • Family-friendly beaches
  • Affordable, modern hotels
  • Buzzing bar scene
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Puerto Rico?

    Seaside fanatics know that some of the best beaches in Gran Canaria can be found on holidays to Puerto Rico. The resort is perfectly positioned to soak up all the afternoon heat, making these the ideal places to catch a tan or play in the sea:

  • Playa Puerto Rico – the resort’s popular main beach with all the good stuff - a curve of soft golden sand, crystal-clear shallows, and lots of great bars close by.
  • Playa Amadores – beach holidays in Puerto Rico are so popular that they had to make new beaches - this is one of them, and it’s perfect for family days out.
  • Playa Anfi del Mar – the best place to relax by the palm trees or get stuck into some watersports.
  • Playa de Tiritaña – a short jaunt along the coast will get you to this wild, hidden beach that kayakers love.
  • Maspalomas Dunes – a breathtaking natural reserve in the nearby town of Maspalomas, home to miles of desert-like sand dunes.


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    What are the top hotels in Puerto Rico?

    Lots of the resort’s hillside hotels offer full apartments, which means you get that private suite experience whether you choose self-catering or All Inclusive holidays to Puerto Rico.Whatever your style, we know you’ll love these:

  • Riosol - the friendly vibes, rooftop pool, and entertainment team at this hotel are so fab that travellers return year after year.
  • Eden Apartments - a great choice for family holidays to Puerto Rico, with well-furnished apartments and entertainment throughout the day for all ages.
  • Morasol Suites - equipped with spacious and modern apartments for groups of all sizes, and disabled access throughout, as the resort is quite hilly!
  • IG Nachosol Atlantic & Yaizasol Hotel - a hillside hotel, renowned for its clean and modern suites, with a poolside terrace offering wide views over the resort.
  • Servatur Casablanca Suites & Spa - an adults-only resort with free access to the plush spa and a lively rooftop bar to while away the evenings.
  • Satocan Marina Suites - Get the best of both worlds here, where little ones can join the Octopus Kids Club and grown-ups can sip sunset cocktails by the infinity pool.


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    What’s the food like in Puerto Rico?

    The whole island’s cuisine is totally Spanish at heart, but you’ll taste some African and Latin American twists too. Look out for these dishes at the tapas bar, but remember it’s called ‘enyesques’ in Gran Canaria!

  • Mojo - a vibrant sauce made with red or green peppers and flavoured with garlic and spices
  • Papas arrugadas - a Canarian specialty of potatoes boiled in saltwater to create the signature wrinkled look
  • Vieja sancochada - a citrussy sea bream casserole, often served with mojo and potatoes
  • Caldo de pescado - fish soup which tends to be less hearty than ours, so it can be enjoyed even in the summer heat
  • Bienmesabe - a smooth dessert flavoured with almonds and lemon, with a texture like syllabub


  • Due to the high volume of Brits in the area, you’ll find comfort food on every corner. When we’re not getting a taste of home these are our favourite Spanish spots:

  • Grill Costa Mar - a seafood-lover's dream, serving some of the best paella.
  • Blue Beach - home-cooked tapas and cocktails on the beach, what’s not to love?
  • La Taberna Timanfaya - our pick for a special night out, set in a cave and serving high-class Spanish fare.
  • Restaurante Toro Bravo - a friendly seaside steakhouse which is a family favourite, thanks to the generous portions and fun service.
  • Helamore - if you’re craving something cold by the beach, head here for the creamiest gelato and sorbets, with tons of vegan options too.


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    Where's the best nightlife in Puerto Rico?

    Evenings on your holidays to Puerto Rico will be just as fun as the days, since the hotels put on all kinds of nightly shows. The big clubs and buzzing LGBTQ+ scene of Playa del Inglés are just a short taxi ride away, too. You’ll find fun bars throughout the resort, but the hot spots are the shopping centres where there are a few clubs. Check these out:

  • Lillebror's Party & Pianobar - a live pianist plays all the best hits while getting the audience involved at this fun late-night bar.
  • Piccadilly Music Pub - nightly shows to get everyone stuck in, and whether it’s a drinking game or a sing-song, it’s always a good laugh.
  • Terraza Atlantis Food & Cocktail Lounge - a beachside bar with great cocktails and live Spanish music, making it popular with locals.
  • Riders Dancing - one of the shopping centre nightclubs where you can party hard and enjoy the staff’s dance moves.
  • Sun Spot Bar - a buzzing hillside bar where the drinks are really cheap, and the mood is cheerful.


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    What events can I go to in Puerto Rico?

    While the resort keeps the party going all year round, you’ll need to venture along the coast to enjoy the island’s biggest fiestas and sporting fixtures. Here are some annual highlights to help you plan your 2022 holiday to Puerto Rico:

  • Dia de los Reyes Magos (January) - the festive season ends with a huge parade, where the three wise men throw sweets to crowds of kids.
  • Carnival (February/March) - a whole month of spectacular partying around the island, with Maspalomas being the closest carnival hub.
  • Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria (April) - a challenging triathlon that invites visitors to take in the local beauty while battling it out.
  • Día de Canarias (May) - lively events across the islands showcase local traditions including wrestling, music, and dance.
  • Maspalomas Pride (May) - the island’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, with 10 days of colourful events.
  • Gran Canaria PWA World Cup (July) - world-class windsurfers head to the island’s East Coast to compete on the waves.
  • Fiesta del Charco (September) - a unique event in the town of La Aldea de San Nicolas, where everyone runs into a lagoon to try and catch the most fish. Whoever wins is crowned king for the day!
  • Gran Canara Bike Week (October) - join keen cyclists from around the world to take a ride around the island’s best sights.
  • Arguineguin Swim (December) - watch safely from the sands as the swimmers race through cool water across the bay.


  • Things to do in Puerto Rico

    Unleash your anger (sort of)

    Kids will be giddy with all the activities to choose from at the Angry Birds Activity Park. It’s the only place we can think of where you can hop through a laser maze before a round of crazy golf, all with your face painted like a butterfly! What more could you ask for?

    Run a tight ship

    Can’t decide between speedboat rides, snorkelling, jet-skis, and parasailing? You should take a cruise with Afrikat! They take you out on the water where you can enjoy lunch and a swim or take part in every watersport imaginable, so the whole family’s happy.

    River deep, mountain high

    If you want to get to higher ground, one of the best ways to see the dramatic mountains and valleys is by buggy or Jeep tour. As well as the thrill of the ride there, you’ll get to take some ‘gram-worthy photos of the island’s landscape.

    Splash some cash

    For a sophisticated day of shopping, head to the designer shops and fancy eateries of The Market shopping centre. On the weekends they have a free music and fountain show, and this alone is worth a visit on cheaper holidays to Puerto Rico.



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    What's the weather like in Puerto Rico?

    The resort gets the most sunshine and heat in the Canary Islands due to its protection from the surrounding mountains. Because of this, it’s safe to book a last-minute holiday to Puerto Rico all year round, though there’s a bigger chance of rainfall in the winter months.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 17 °c 19 °c 6 h
    Feb 17 °c 19 °c 7 h
    Mar 18 °c 19 °c 8 h
    Apr 19 °c 19 °c 8 h
    May 20 °c 20 °c 9 h
    Jun 21 °c 21 °c 10 h
    Jul 22 °c 21 °c 11 h
    Aug 24 °c 22 °c 11 h
    Sep 24 °c 23 °c 7 h
    Oct 23 °c 23 °c 7 h
    Nov 21 °c 22 °c 6 h
    Dec 19 °c 21 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Puerto Rico

    How long does it take to fly to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    Flights from the UK to Puerto Rico take around four and a half hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    There's no time difference between Puerto Rico and the UK.

    What currency do they use in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    The official currency used in Puerto Rico is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    The official language of Puerto Rico is Spanish.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    We’d advise you to speak to a healthcare provider about the up-to-date vaccinations needed before you book your trip.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria?

    You don’t need a visa to travel to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria for under 30 days.

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    • Las Palmas
    • Maspalomas
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    • Customer reviews

      At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Puerto Rico for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

      David:


      We have used On the Beach many times with no problems at all. Would highly recommend.

      Elizabeth Finnigan:


      Amazing service will always book with On the Beach.

      Holly Brady:


      Easy app to use, booked many holidays with this company and never disappointed! Brilliant!!

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