Gran Canaria Reviews

What people think:4.5 out of 5

Gran Canaria

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4.5 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4.5 out of 5
  For couples 4.5 out of 5
  For singles 4.5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5

a tired venue

By allan from edinburgh
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 3 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 4 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

this was my second visit in 11 years to puerto rico in gran canaria. i must say the commercial centre has changed very little in this time - other than the names of some pubs changed but the main area requires to be tidied up - if only to bring it into the 21st century. the actual apartment I stayed in (terrazamar sunsuites) was excellent - though the lack of proper air conditioning (though I paid extra to have this) was very disappointing - a large fan does not constitute proper air con in my opinion. everything else though was very good - location, apartments, cleanliness, etc.

Useful Tips:

try and avoid annoying promotion sellers, touting vits to various places

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

By ali from wrexham
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Active

Comments:

It had everything, hot weather, nice sightseeing opportunities, plenty of places to eat, nighlife, lovely beaches, and nice zoos and parks

Useful Tips:

Look out for people with scratch cards. Touts promising cash prizes or holidays when all they want to do is con you with timeshares. A quick 'get lost' should suffice. Also watch out for the 3 women hanging around everyday at the beach front, who grab your arms, bless you with some crap then put a bracelet on you, and then demand money. Again a quick 'get lost' should do the trick

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"A great holiday in"

By Nigel from Sudbury,Suffolk.
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

Thanks to all at On The Beach for a very well organised holiday. Everything went to plan. Flights,transfers & apartment all superb. Puerto Rico is our favourite destination & our recent 11 day holiday proved just as special as we had hoped. Try the Sabadan restaurant- great food,great choice & prices & the staff really made my birthday memorable.

Useful Tips:

Lots of steps, so you need to be fit but taxis are cheap. Don't get conned by the time share pests-they're a damn nuisance.

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a never to be forgotten holiday

By Shell from swansea
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Romantic

Comments:

it was a beautiful destination, with gorgeous beaches, all restaurants were welcoming and very reasonable. We especially enjoyed visiting a bar called 'Cheers', where the propriator was fantastic and so kind to us, he stepped in when a taxi was trying to barter with us and he got us the best fare. a graet place to visit, definatley go back x

Useful Tips:

Taxi fares vary, so be prepared to haggle, also there are lots of people trying to sell you stuff on the streets, and they are very hard to ignore. make sure you fold your arms when you pass them, because one woman grabbed my friends arm trying to put a bracelet on her arm.

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A Grat Place to Visit

By Andy from Wythall
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Cultural

Comments:

Hire a car and prepare to be shocked. Sand Dunes in the South of the island that are spectacular and join the sea. Then drive inland for 20 - 30 mins and the scenery changes again it is like parts of Nevada or Arizona, amazing rock formations. Fantastic eay or very hard walks to be done or just look from the car. Great Mountain villages to wonder at.

Useful Tips:

If its British Bars and all day breakfasts then go to Puerto Rico, if not Maspalomas or Puerto Mogan

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