Puerto Rico Holidays

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INFORMATIONOVERVIEWPuerto Rico is a popular, family-friendly resort on the south-west cost of Gran Canaria. Sheltered between two marinas, Puerto Rico enjoys its own slice of heaven with a wide crescent shaped beach. From adrenaline fuelled water sports to lazy days in the Canarian sun, there are plenty of attractions both on and off the beach to ensure you please everyone this holiday.

Beaches
With sand imported from the Saharan Desert, Puerto Rico Beach is a deep golden bay, nestled between two marinas. This beach caters for everyone - with plenty of loungers and parasols, restaurants right on the sands and a huge variety of water sports available. Spend the day relaxing on the year-round warm sands or cool off in the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Food & Drink
The food in Gran Canaria shares many similarities with traditional Spanish cuisine, especially that of coastal regions. The difference being, that Canarian food over the years, has also taken on some African and Latin influences. Puerto Rico has a rich fishing heritage, and due to this, you will often find a lot of fresh seafood on the menu such as calamari, sea bream or lapas (a dish of limpits served in shells with garlic, white wine, olive oil and parsley). For a truely authentic dish try papas arrugadas or wrinkly potatoes served with a spiced mojo dip.

Culture
Puerto Rico is a very family oriented resort of Gran Canaria. Where ever you go, you’ll likely see children playing late into the evening. Just as in Spain, the attitude in Puerto Rico is very laid back. Life moves slow here and that is the perfect way to spend your holiday. Dig and your flip flops and ditch the stress – Puerto Rico is all about relaxing with great food and great company.

Nightlife
The nightlife here has a more laid back vibe. Restaurants and many bars cater for having younger guests and so the evenings are very family focused. You will find a handful of bars that line the beach offering a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail. As the night moves on, the majority of bars can be found in the two shopping centres. The Europa Centre is at the top of the hotel and is home to many bars open till 2am, while the ‘Centro Comercial’ is the larger complex to the bottom of the hill. Here you will find a wide selection of bars and clubs open till as late as 6am!

Important Information
Flight Time: Approximately 4.5 hours.
Time Difference: No time difference!
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

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Puerto Rico Weather

Puerto Rico enjoys a year-round mild climate. July to October are the hottest months with average highs reaching 26°C in August and September. January and February are the coolest months when average highs dip to around 20°C. Rainfall is also more likely from November through to February with February being the wettest month. For the least amount of rain, visit June, July or August.
Jan 22ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 24ºC
Apr 25ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 27ºC
Oct 25ºC
Nov 23ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Puerto Rico Holidays

Dolphin Watching
The waters surrounding Gran Canaria are rich with marine wildlife. What better way to get up close and personal than with a dolphin spotting tour. Several companies offer these excursions including some by catamaran and some by glass bottom boat. We recommend the extended glass bottom boat tour that gives the added bonus of stopping off for a swim in a picturesque bay before heading back to dry land.

Spend a day at the beach
Puerto Rico Beach is a haven for any holidaymaker. A golden stretch of sand lined with loungers and parasols and calm shallow waters. Grab the kids and head down for a fun-filled family day – just don’t forget the bucket and spade. For the more adventurous, Puerto Rico Beach offers pedalos, jet skis, banana boats and even sailing and diving. If you’re feeling peckish or just fancy a drink then there are a number of bars and restaurants lining the edge of the beach. Some give the option of getting both food and drink to takeaway – so you won’t even have to leave your sun loungers.

Visit the marina
Aptly named, Puerto Rico, literally translates to ‘rich port’ and is home to not just one but two stunning marinas. Take a stroll, marvel at the yachts, explore the shops and most importantly stop for a bite to eat. With an abundance of fresh seafood on the doorstep, you certainly will be spoilt for choice.

Angry Birds Activity Park
What better way to keep the children entertained than with a whole activity park for them to explore. Little ones can dive into the ball pit, test their balance on the X-Wave, enjoy the many playgrounds with bridges, nets, swings and zip-lines, challenge each other to a variety of sports games or race each other on the pedal cars. One things for sure - kids will have a blast at the Angry Birds Activity Park.