Playas del norte de puerto rico: Playas Costa Norte, «Porta Atlántico», Puerto Rico

Playas de Puerto Rico



Playa Buyé


La Playa Buyé en Cabo Rojo es una de las playas más concurridas en el área oeste de Puerto Rico…


Playa La Cueva Del Indio


La Playa la Cueva Del Indio está localizada en la carretera #681, muy cerca de la Estatua de Colon…


Playa los Tubos


Los Tubos es una playa localizada en Manatí y es famosa por su festival playero de verano…


Playa la Pared


La Pared es una playa muy popular para surfear en Luquillo, debido a que casi todo el año tiene buenas olas y su fondo es arena. ..


Playa Guardarraya


La Playa Guardarraya en Patillas está ubicada justo al lado de la paronímica carretera #3…


La Posita de Piñones


La Posita de Piñones es una playa excelente para pasar un día familiar…


Playa Escalera


Playa Escalera es una de las mejores playas para practicar el surf en Rincón.  Pertenece a la Reserva Marina Tres Palmas…


Playa Peñón Brusi


La playa Peñón Brusi es peculiar porque su entrada no es muy atractiva, pero rápidamente se convierte en un paraíso. ..


Playa Tamarindo Guánica


La Playa Tamarindo se encuentra al final de la carretera #333 en el Bosque Seco de Guánica…


Playa Jobos


La Playa Jobos es la más popular en Isabela…


Balneario Pico de Piedra


El Balneario Pico de Piedra es una preciosa playa localizada en el pueblo de Aguada…


Playa Escondida de Vieques


Playa Escondida es una preciosa playa de arena blanca en Vieques…


Balneario de Vega Baja


El Balneario de Vega Baja, conocido también como la Playa de Puerto Nuevo, es perfecto para nadar y tomar sol. ..


Playa de Isla Verde


La Playa de Isla Verde es una de las playas más frecuentadas de Puerto Rico por estar ubicada en la zona turística de Isla Verde en Carolina…


Playa Tamarindo


La Playa Tamarindo cuenta con más de una milla de largo…


El Ojo del Buey


El Ojo del Buey es un área recreativa frente a una pequeña bahía en el pueblo de Dorado…


Paseo Real Marina


El Paseo Real Marina está localizado en la costa del pueblo de Aguadilla. ..


Playa Montones


La playa Montones en Isabela se caracteriza por su ambiente familiar…


Balneario de Luquillo


Muchos consideran el Balneario de Luquillo (Balneario La Monserrate) como una de las mejores playas de Puerto Rico…


Playa de Rincón


A pasos del pueblo de Rincón encontrarás la preciosa playa de Rincón, recomendada para pasar un día familiar…


Playa Crash Boat


La playa Crash Boat en Aguadilla es considerada como una de las mejores playas de Puerto Rico. ..


Playa Flamenco


La Playa Flamenco es la atracción principal de la pequeña isla Culebra…


Playa Sucia


Playa Sucia o La Playuela está ubicada a pasos del Faro de Cabo Rojo; es un paraíso de agua cristalina y arena blanca…


La Guancha


La Guancha es uno de los lugares mas visitados en Ponce…


Playa los Machos


La Playa los Machos está localizada en Ceiba cerca del aeropuerto José Aponte de la Torre…


Playa Peñón Amador


La playa El Peñón Amador es una pequeña playa en Camuy frecuentada por pescadores y bañistas. ..


Playa Santa


Playa Santa es la playa más visitada en Guánica…


Playa Punta Soldado


Disfrutarás de la playa Punta Soldado desde que comienzas tu travesía hacia ella…


Sun Bay


El balneario Sun Bay es la playa más conocida de Vieques…


La Poza del Obispo


La Poza del Obispo es una playa localizada detrás del Faro de Arecibo…


La Poza de Golondrinas


La Pocita de las Golondrinas es una pequeña y tranquila pocita en Isabela. ..


Playa La Chiva


Playa La Chiva o Blue Beach es parte del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Vieques…


Balneario el Escambrón


El Balneario El Escambrón es una playa categorizada Bandera Azul, ecoetiqueta selectiva concedida a playas que cumplen con una excelente calidad del agua, servicios sanitarios y salvavidas…


Playa La Plata


La playa La Plata está localizada en el área este de la isla y pertenece al Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Vieques…


Cayo de Tierra


El Cayo de Tierra en Vieques se encuentra entre la playa Esperanza y el balneario Sun Bay. ..


Playa Guajataca


La Playa de Guajataca es una playa muy conocida en Puerto Rico, debido a que puede ser apreciada desde la carretera #2 de Quebradillas a Isabela…


Balneario Boquerón


El Balneario Boquerón es una de las playas más populares de Puerto Rico…


Balneario Caña Gorda


El balneario Caña Gorda es una playa administrada por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico…


Playa Sardinera


La playa Sardinera en Hatillo está a pasos de la carretera #2. ..


Playa Villa Pesquera de Patillas


La Playa Villa Pesquera está localizada en el Barrio Bajo de Patillas…


Playa Mar Chiquita


Mar Chiquita es una pequeña playa rodeada por rocas que sirven de rompeolas…


Playa Sandy


Sandy Beach es parte del conjunto de hermosas playas de la costa de Rincón…


Punta Ballena


La Reserva Natural Punta Ballena es una playa preciosa y poco visitada en el Bosque Seco de Guánica. ..


Balneario de Carolina


El Balneario de Carolina es una playa muy concurrida que se encuentra en la zona turística de Isla Verde, cerca de hoteles y restaurantes…


Balneario Cerro Gordo


El Balneario de Cerro Gordo en Vega Alta es administrado por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico…


Isla de Guilligan


El Cayo Aurora o Isla de Guilligan es parte de la Reserva Biósfera de Guánica…


Parque Nacional Tres Hermanos


El Parque Nacional Tres Hermanos es un centro vacacional administrado por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico. ..


Playa Media Luna


Media Luna es una de las playas más visitadas de Vieques…


Playa el Gallito


La playa El Gallito o Gringo’s beach es una preciosa playa en el norte de Vieques…


Balneario de Dorado Manuel Nolo Morales


El Balneario de Dorado, Manuel «Nolo» Morales, es una de las mejores playas del norte de Puerto Rico…


Isla de Cabra


El Parque Nacional Isla de Cabra está localizado en el área oeste de la bahía de San Juan y su acceso es a través de Palo Seco en Toa Baja. ..


Ensenada Yegua


La playa Ensenada Yegua es una playa muy concurrida en el pueblo de Fajardo…


Balneario Punta Santiago


El Balneario Punta Santiago está localizado en la carretera #3 Km…


Playa Zony


La playa Zony es una joya escondida y es tu mejor opción si estás buscando una playa tranquila en Culebra…


Playa Escondida


Alejada del bullicio, la Playa Escondida en Fajardo, es perfecta para pasar un día tranquilo frente al mar. ..


Playa Villa Pesquera


Villa Pesquera es una playa familiar en Isabela. Muchas personas visitan este lugar los fines de semana para pasar un día de playa mientras disfrutan de la música que proviene de los kioscos cercanos…


Black Eagle


La Marina Black Eagle es una preciosa playa en Rincón que forma parte de la Reserva Marina Tres Palmas…


Playa Punta Vaca


Punta Vaca está localizada en la costa suroeste de Vieques…


Playa Punta Arenas


La Playa Punta Arenas o Green Beach es parte del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del área oeste de Vieques. ..


Ocean Park


Ocean Park es una playa preciosa y muy concurrida, localizada en el Condado en San Juan…


Playa Combate


La Playa de Combate es una playa muy frecuentada en Cabo Rojo…


Playa del Condado


El Balneario Playa del Condado es una pequeña playa rodeada de hoteles…


Playa Melones


La Playa Melones en Culebra está dividida en dos áreas…


Gran Parque del Norte


El Gran Parque del Norte es un área de 18 cuerdas de terreno al aire libre. ..


Playa Pata Prieta


La Playa Pata Prieta es una pequeña playa que pertenece al Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Vieques…


Puerto del Ferry


Si llega a Vieques por lancha, será recibido con la vista de una preciosa playa…


Plaza San Juan Bautista


La Plaza San Juan Bautista está localizada frente al Capitolio y es una de las atracciones del Distrito Capitolino de Puerto Rico…


Balneario Seven Seas


El Balneario Seven Seas en Fajardo es famoso por sus facilidades para acampar y su área para casas remolque. ..


Playa de Antonio


Antonio Beach es una de las playas de Rincón más frecuentada por surfers…


Playa Inches


La Playa Inches en Patillas está ubicada justo al lado la carretera #3…


Isla Palomino


Isla Palomino es una isla privada al noreste de Fajardo…


Playa La Esperanza


Playa la Esperanza en Manatí es una playa visitada regularmente por familias y jóvenes de áreas cercanas…


Playa Lucía


La Playa Lucía está localizada en Yabucoa. ..


Vacía Talega


La Playa Vacía Talega, localizada a 15 minutos de Piñones, tiene una extensa bahía de arena cobriza con aguas tranquilas perfectas para nadar…


Plaza Ventana del Mar


La Plaza Ventana del Mar está localizada en el corazón del Condado…


El Muelle


La Playa El Muelle Casi Pesca está localizada frente al Faro de Arecibo…


Sector Atolladora


El Sector Atolladora es un área de pesca recreativa que pertenece a la Reserva Natural del Bosque Estatal de Guánica. ..


Playa Navío


La Playa Navío en Vieques es una pequeña playa de arena blanca y suave como el polvo…


Playa del Aereopuerto


La playa del Aeropuerto es una playa tranquila visitada mayormente por los residentes de Vieques…


Playa Colorá


Playa Colorá es una playa preciosa y poco frecuentada…


Playa las Cucharas


La playa las Cucharas de Ponce, está localizada justo al lado de la carretera número 2, en el sector las Cucharas. ..


Playa Manglillo


El área recreativa Playa Manglillo es un lugar para pasar un día espectacular…


Playa Esperanza


La Playa Esperanza está localizada en una de las áreas más visitadas de Vieques, el Malecón…


Deadman Beach


Deadman’s Beach es una de las playas de Rincón más frecuentada por surfers…


Playa la Jungla


Playa la Jungla es una hermosa playa localizada en Guánica…


Playa de Ponce


La Paya de Ponce está localizada dentro del complejo de la Guancha. ..


Playa Palmas de Mar


La Playa de Palmas de Mar está ubicada dentro de las facilidades de Palmas del Mar en Humacao…


Playa Casi Pesca


La Playa Casi Pesca está ubicada en la carretera #681 de Arecibo…


Pools Beach


Pool Beach es una de las 11 playas que embellecen la costa del pueblo de Rincón…


Playa Mala Pascua


La Playa Mala Pascua está ubicada en Patillas en colindancia con Maunabo, al lado de la carretera #3. ..


Punta Galindez


La Playa Punta Galíndez está localizada en el Refugio de Vida Silvestre de Vieques…


Playa Grande


Playa Grande en Vieques es una playa con una extensa costa…


Playa Las Marías


Playa Las Marías en Manatí es una playa perfecta para esos días de verano donde todas las playas se sobrellenan o si deseas pasar un día de playa lejos del bullicio…


Paseo Lineal Laguna del Condado


El Paseo Lineal de la Laguna del Condado es un lugar para caminar, jogging o correr bicicleta. ..


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Las mejores playas de Puerto Rico Balnearios



Balneario Pico de Piedra


El Balneario Pico de Piedra es una preciosa playa localizada en el pueblo de Aguada…


Balneario de Vega Baja


El Balneario de Vega Baja, conocido también como la Playa de Puerto Nuevo, es perfecto para nadar y tomar sol…


Balneario Punta Salinas


El Balneario Punta Salinas es una preciosa playa en el pueblo de Toa Baja…


Balneario de Luquillo


Muchos consideran el Balneario de Luquillo (Balneario La Monserrate) como una de las mejores playas de Puerto Rico. ..


Playa de Rincón


A pasos del pueblo de Rincón encontrarás la preciosa playa de Rincón, recomendada para pasar un día familiar…


Playa Flamenco


La Playa Flamenco es la atracción principal de la pequeña isla Culebra…


Sun Bay


El balneario Sun Bay es la playa más conocida de Vieques…


Balneario el Escambrón


El Balneario El Escambrón es una playa categorizada Bandera Azul, ecoetiqueta selectiva concedida a playas que cumplen con una excelente calidad del agua, servicios sanitarios y salvavidas. ..


Balneario Boquerón


El Balneario Boquerón es una de las playas más populares de Puerto Rico…


Balneario Caña Gorda


El balneario Caña Gorda es una playa administrada por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico…


Balneario de Carolina


El Balneario de Carolina es una playa muy concurrida que se encuentra en la zona turística de Isla Verde, cerca de hoteles y restaurantes…


Balneario Cerro Gordo


El Balneario de Cerro Gordo en Vega Alta es administrado por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico. ..


Parque Nacional Tres Hermanos


El Parque Nacional Tres Hermanos es un centro vacacional administrado por la Compañía de Parques Nacionales de Puerto Rico…


Balneario de Dorado Manuel Nolo Morales


El Balneario de Dorado, Manuel «Nolo» Morales, es una de las mejores playas del norte de Puerto Rico…


Balneario Punta Santiago


El Balneario Punta Santiago está localizado en la carretera #3 Km…


Isla Caja de Muerto


La Reserva Natural Caja de Muertos es una pequeña isla al sur del pueblo de Ponce. ..


Balneario Seven Seas


El Balneario Seven Seas en Fajardo es famoso por sus facilidades para acampar y su área para casas remolque…


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Gran Canaria — how to get there, what to see, main attractions, beaches, weather

Elina Bessonova

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    Gran Canaria is the third largest island in the Canary Islands and has the largest population. It is often called «a continent in miniature» because it has so much to offer you.

    General information

    The capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in the northeastern part of the island and is one of the largest cities in Spain. The south coast of the island is now dominated by tourist resorts, which generate much of the island’s economy. The central part of the island is mountainous, with the remains of an ancient pine forest on the peaks. Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria is a tourist area with a wide variety of options for holidays on the island. If you ever need travel information or specific assistance, the TI Center is located in the center of Yumbo.

    Cities

    • Las Palmas is the largest city located in the northeastern part of the island, one of the capitals of the Canary Islands.
    • Arucas.
    • Galdar.
    • Playa del Inglés.
    • Telde is the second largest city (pop. 98,000) located between Las Palmas and Gran Canaria Airport (lpa).
    • Teror.
    • Vecindario.
    • Puerto Rico.

    You can book hotels in the cities of Gran Canaria on booking (here), and you can check if there is a better price anywhere, here. Another option for staying on the island is to rent an apartment from the locals, you can search for offers in this section of trevelask.

    Language

    The official language in Gran Canaria is Spanish. However, in tourist areas. everyone will be able to hear people speaking English and German.

    The locals speak Canario, a Spanish dialect that is more melodious than on the mainland, with less clear pronunciation and the inclusion of various verb tenses. Even for foreigners who have a basic knowledge of Spanish, it takes a while to get used to the dialects spoken on the islands. In Tenerife, however, the pronunciation seems to be more neutral and leans slightly towards normal Spanish. In some ways, it is very similar to Chilean Spanish.

    How to get there

    By plane

    Gran Canaria Airport has flights from many cities around the world. There are no direct regular flights from Russia, so you will have to fly with transfers. You can choose a convenient connection option on various search engine sites, or, for example, here.

    Nearest airport

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport

    Distance from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria — 20 km

    Travel time — 21 min

    More details

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria — time now
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    Kazan
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    Samara
    + 4

    Yekaterinburg
    + 5

    Novosibirsk
    + 7

    Vladivostok
    + 10

    When is the season. Best time to go

    The climate here is subtropical, semi-arid for most places, but can vary greatly depending on where you’re going. At the main tourist resorts, the weather is mostly comfortable.

    In Maspalomas it is usually 28 — 33 degrees in July during the day, and at night it drops to 21 — 24. In winter, the temperature during the day is usually 23 degrees, and at night — 16 — 17. Bad weather can be between mid-October and March. At this time, the temperature can drop to 11 — 12 degrees, and it can be quite windy.

    Arguineguin has a better climate, with minimal winds, thanks to its sheltered location.

    Las Palmas has a slightly different climate and sometimes it is cloudy and it can rain even in May or June, but this is not very common. If you are traveling in winter, bring at least a thick jacket or two. If you plan to hike in the mountains, bring a scarf and gloves. Freezing point can be reached at Pozo de Las Nieves.

    During the summer, always carry a bottle of water with you throughout the day. If the wind blows from the Sahara and the temperature rises above 40, try to stay in the shade, close to air conditioning and always drink plenty of water.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria monthly weather

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria monthly weather

    January

    +17.0

    February

    +17. 0

    March

    +17.8

    April

    +18.4

    May

    +19.5

    June

    +20.9

    July

    ±22.5

    August

    +23.6

    September

    +23.4

    October

    +22.2

    November

    +20.4

    December

    +18.3

    Main attractions. What to see

    Sand dunes in Maspalomas (ask for «Las Dunas de Maspalomas»)

    San Bartolome de Tirajana.

    Palmitos Park

    Barranco de Los Palmitos, (00) 34 928 797 070. There are many different animals, exotic birds and plantations. There are also dolphins. Children will enjoy the show with parrots, dolphins and birds of prey (eagles, hawks, etc.). Great place to go there with kids 2 years and older. You could spend 3-4 hours there.

    Teror

    Nuestra Senora del Pino.

    Valsequillo

    The area is very green, with imposing cliffs and steep ravines. There are pine forests, palm groves, almond trees (which bloom in January and February) and all kinds of vegetation within 39.15 sq. km. The old center and its surrounding areas have interesting sites and historical buildings, such as the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. You can taste and buy traditional cheeses, wines, honey and almonds, which are one of the main attractions of Valsequillo.

    Beaches. What are the best

    The south of Gran Canaria is famous for its variety of beaches. The longest beaches «Playa del Inglés» and «Maspalomas», almost 4 km stretch of beach between Playa del Inglés and Meloneras, are serviced nude beaches. The Mogan area is home to other famous beaches such as Amadores, Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico, and Playa de Mogan. You can find tours from Russia to the best areas of Gran Canaria in this travelask section.

    Food. What to try

    You will find many good restaurants with different cuisines, but the Canarian cuisine is a must try. Most restaurants serve local wines such as Rioja.

    La Casa Vieja: (Maspalomas north zone) Canarian dishes such as gofio, fish, squid rings, vinegared octopus, papas arrugadas con mojo (salted potatoes in a spicy mixture) and grilled meats are served.

    Las Palmas has many excellent fish restaurants. Along the coast nearby there is the beach of Las Canteras and El Confital in the La Isleta area. The gourmet dish Chancletes al limon, and many other local fresh fish dishes are also very tasty.

    Chao Chao Restaurant near Las Meloneras Beach serves Italian cuisine with good pizzas, as well as meat and fish dishes.

    Restaurant Olivia in Puerto de Mogán serves well-prepared local dishes. It is located next to the marina in Puerto de Mogan.

    Security. What to watch out for

    Crime is relatively low in local resorts. But the main annoyance is drunkards, who are the cause of many problems. As with any place, valuables should not be left unattended on the beach.

    In the larger towns of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, it is advisable to be sober, as some streets may be poorly lit and the area around the harbor may be dangerous.

    In the south, young guys can attack older people, trying to take away their bag. This can happen even during the day on the central streets of the city of Playa del Inglés.

    African women on the beach, vendors may try to put a bracelet on your wrist and then charge exorbitant fees for it. They almost always approach you with a bad pronunciation of the phrase «whea» from you my friend». Ignore and leave as quickly as possible, otherwise you will get hurt. Some of these women can be aggressive, so always be on your guard. If necessary, yell «Molestado!». And if you’re forced to pay for bracelets, make sure you have a few small bills, or convince them that you have it all.

    Gay travelers should be warned that very dark Moroccan men may approach them. They can be mistaken for Spaniards. They may come up for the purpose of sex tourism and talk about a cheaper price and then ask for more and more, so first make sure you need it. They can be very aggressive. One way to get rid of them is to tell them that you are being treated for STD, even though it may be uncomfortable for you.

    If you have been to Tenerife, you may be familiar with the so-called Lookey lookey men. Since they are not as common in Gran Canaria, they usually do not become such a problem, but they can be very annoying as they try to sell you cheap goods that are usually pirated.

    Things to do

    Cycling

    This island is a cyclist’s paradise with many mountain biking trails ranging from easy to very difficult and long. There are also plenty of opportunities for road bikes, both in the mountainous areas and along the coast. There are bike rental centers on the island.

    Surf Canaries Surf School, 0034 677704981 Gran Canaria is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Take advantage of a trusted surf school such as Surf Canaries, a mobile surf school in the south of the island, located on the right hand side of the beaches. Classes are taught by qualified instructors.

    Hiking

    Gran Canaria is a hiker’s paradise with its populated cave villages, lakeside walks, beautiful mountain scenery and wonderful flora and fauna, especially in spring. There is a wide variety of hikes on stunning trails.

    Clubs and nightlife

    Yombo centrum can be found in the center of Playa del Inglés. There are dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs, many eateries for the gay community, especially on the upper floors. Some cheap bars are located on the west side of the first floor. Lively gay bars are Construction on the first floor and Terry Shaw and Amigos on the second. The top floor has dance bars like Mykonos and Mantrix which are a mix of bar and clubs tend to be more expensive.

    Cafe Florin. A variety of authentic English teas can be found at Cafe Florín, also known as the Internet Cafe, located a one-minute walk from Yumbo, down the slope towards Playa del Inglés.

    Sports

    Surfing

    Surfing in Gran Canaria can be incredible. On a good day, surfers put on a free show, often in the northern part of the island, but also in the south in good conditions at the beaches of Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Arguineguine. It’s also a great place to learn to surf with fantastic beaches and a couple of really good surf schools.

    Golf

    The oldest golf club in Spain is located on the island.

    Scuba Diving

    Gran Canaria is one of the best places in Europe to learn scuba diving, as it is one of the southernmost points and has warm waters. It is in these waters that many brightly colored species of underwater inhabitants, such as parrot fish, wrasse and swallow, are found. There are also big awe-inspiring species: angel sharks (an endangered species), several types of rays, including butterfly rays, mobula rays and a strange turtle that can brighten up your diving.

    Being round, the island has excellent dive sites, the main ones being Sardina del Norte in the north (famous for manta rays in autumn), Las Palmas (famous for serious scuba diving in the Canaries), Arinaga on the east coast (famous diving area around «El Cabron», which is teeming with marine life, and the southern part of the island, especially around Mogan).

    Some very experienced instructors on the island will be happy to share their diving knowledge with you in the local areas, including the «Buceo Canarias» slide which organizes excursions to the ruins of Las Palmas. Brian on Davy Jones Diving will tell you about the life of marine life who can be found in Arinaga as well as Jerry on Canary Underwater Adventures He knows all about the best dive sites on the west coast of the Mogan All three have been diving in Gran Canaria for over a decade There is also a complete guide to marine life and dive sites in Gran Canaria Diving. com

    In the southern part of the island there are many great dive sites and many dive centers. A large number of daily excursions from Monday to Saturday with hotel pickup and reasonable prices for equipment rental. Most tourist guides list one or two dive centers.

    Not far from Maspalomas, Let’s go diving organizes boat trips to natural and artificial reefs with lots of fish and other species. Scuba diving is also possible at a depth of 20 m. Of course, you can find rented equipment more powerful, but you are unlikely to find better staff.

    How to get around the city

    The public transport system is well organized and economical. There are regular buses that run all over the island, most of them are convenient for tourists — they pass through Avda. On the island of Gran Canaria in Playa del Inglés, head north towards the Atlantico Mall, Las Palmas, or along the coast towards Puerto Rico. The fastest bus to Maspalomas-Las Palmas is number 30.

    Car rentals are available in all resorts, both from local companies and large, international ones. You can see the prices for car rental, for example, here.

    Most large companies have offices in Playa del Inglés, close to the motorway.

    There are no trains to Gran Canaria. There is an autopista (highway) that covers most of the island.

    Other islands are not far away, and the closest island, Tenerife, is only 2.5 hours away by ferry.

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    Tours to Gran Canaria — 2021

    The Canary Islands are tropical islands full of mysteries, «eternal spring» and heaven on earth. Unattainable luxury and a permanent place of rest for new Russians. Canaries have become accessible and reveal their secrets. You just need to be a fairly experienced tourist and have some savings to decide to visit a place like Gran Canaria, which does not change its history and adamantly follows folk traditions. «Little Continent» has collected the most beautiful beaches in the world and mountains, desert and tropical forests, nightlife and good restaurants. It owes its origin to the Pico de las Nieves volcano, which has been sleeping for 3.5 thousand years.

    History

    There is an assumption that this name was given by Jubba II, a traveling king from Mauritania, in honor of large dogs living on the island, two of which were taken away by this Jubba to their homeland and found themselves on the coat of arms of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is one of the seven Canary Islands, the third largest — 1500 sq. km. And in terms of population, the second is about 850,000 people. People have lived in Gran Canaria for about 3,000 years. The indigenous population of the islands — the Guanches, was divided into tribes, and in Gran Canaria was called «Canaria». Although the natives were content with a stone, they did not know the wheel, they affectionately called their islands «hurrying to happiness. » The old history is no different from the usual medieval one: internecine wars and an attempt at centralization.

    Further confrontation with the Spaniards lasted almost 100 years. Once in the way of the colonists, the Guanches were exterminated. In the 16th century, following the growth of sugarcane plantations, a wave of immigrants from the Iberian Peninsula and slaves from Africa surged. But epidemics in the middle of the century, pirates and the end of the sugar rush again impoverished the island. Canary and South American cultures cross-reformed each other. In 1852, Isabella II determined the further fate of the island as an economic zone, and after more than 100 years, Gran Canaria became part of one of the 17 autonomies of Spain with its own capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. By the way, the second capital of the archipelago in the west is the island of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which takes over every 4 years.

    Getting there

    You can get there by plane from Madrid or Barcelona in 2. 5-3 hours. The airport called Las Palmas meets tourists on the east coast, 20 km from the capital. This international airport receives about 10 million people a year.

    There are no direct flights from Russia to Gran Canaria. Tourists will be able to reach the island with connecting flights a/k Transavia via Amsterdam, Iberia via Madrid and Vueling via Barcelona. A round trip ticket will cost about 260-290 euro.

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    Transport

    Although Gran Canaria is washed by the ocean off the western coast of Africa, in fact it is a real Europe. They speak Spanish, celebrate Spanish holidays and use the European currency — the euro. You can get to the city by bus. There are more than 500 of them in the car park of Gran Canaria. A ticket costs about 3 euros (notes over 20 euros are not exchanged on buses). There are no toll roads here, but all roads are of excellent quality. The mountain range divides Gran Canaria in half. You can drive around the entire island in a day along the perimeter, only 240 km, and get from south to north in 40 minutes. A railroad is planned to be built along this route.

    In terms of water transport, the main center of which is the port of Las Palmas, private boats offer the transport of passengers to other islands, and municipal ferries offer the transport of goods. Tourist transport is represented by all types: from a bicycle and an electric car to a yacht and a mini submarine.

    Districts

    During the colonial period, the island was divided by a mountain range into two kingdoms — Agaldar and Telde. Today, each municipality has its own coat of arms. Acquaintance with interesting areas in Gran Canaria should begin with the capital and its suburbs.

    Las Palmas is a cosmopolitan city in the Canary Islands with a large infrastructure. Nearby are the famous beaches of Las Alcaravaneras, Las Canteras and the port of Puerte de la Cruz. The coastal part of the city is located on a plain and is suitable for walking. Bicycle paths allow you to travel around the center. Taxation of 7% and services of European quality can encourage you to acquire housing. It should be noted that ocean views are expensive — from 3.5 to 5 thousand euros per square meter. The identity of the islanders does not interfere with the five-star service. The farther from the picturesque places, the cheaper. The suburbs of Tafira and Santa Brigida are built up with luxury villas.

    The north coast (Sardina del Norte, Galdar, Agaete) is influenced by the trade winds, which bring cloudiness. But high humidity is good for local flora. Rocky shores and black beaches, fishing ports and towns in the Spanish style — it was here that the culture and history of the island developed. Coastal prices are much cheaper. The town of Agaete has many historic Mediterranean-style houses. The city of Galdar with a population of 25,000 is built at the foot of the Pico de Galdar volcano. The port of Sardinia is distinguished by folk flavor.

    The south coast of the island (Maspalomas, San Augustin, Meloneras, Playa del Inglés) is a heavenly place for lovers of warmth. 325 hectares of sand. The temperature difference between day and night is only 10 degrees. It is felt only in winter. Meloneras is an elite area consisting of villas and 5-star hotels. To the east of the dunes are the cities of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, which are built up more densely. Behind Playa del Inglés are Bahia Feliz and San Augustin, the beaches of which are very private. Everywhere in all areas there are shopping centers, restaurants and supermarkets. Housing prices vary greatly. The presence of parking and a terrace raises the price tag to 7 thousand euros.

    Western Municipality of Mogan (Mogan, Puerto Rico, Tauro, Arguineguin, Amadores) is located in the southeast. The local way of life is connected with fishing. It is impossible to pass by the fish restaurant. But only the names remained from the ports of Puerto Rico and Arguineguin. Now they are big resorts. Rocky bays are replaced by sandy lagoons, which were once the habitat of the Guanches.

    Beaches of Gran Canaria

    The economy of Gran Canaria is based on tourism. The absence of tropical insects, natural disasters, political troubles and everyday criminal incidents creates the best conditions for a leisurely life. Beach tourism is the leader in terms of income among other types of pastime. The subtropical mild climate on the island seems to have been specially designed for Europeans who are moderate and focused on a healthy lifestyle. That is why the inhabitants of northern Europe have long turned the resort into a summer cottage.

    The local “eternal spring” can be divided into two seasons: summer, which lasts from April to mid-autumn, and then, bypassing all the abominations of the off-season, this very “eternal spring” begins. The average air temperature is +25 degrees. It is stabilized by the cold Canarian Current. You can swim in the ocean all year round.

    The beach line of Gran Canaria is 50 km. The southern part of the island is 5 km of the purest sand in length, located in the largest resort complex of Maspalomas. Mini Sahara is a unique spectacle created by golden sand dunes. There are beaches for every taste: with all amenities and wild, with golden sand and black volcanic, for surfers and for nudists. Let’s take a look at three of them that you definitely need to visit.

    • Playa del Inglés
    • Las Canteras
    • Amadores
    • Maspalomas Beach
    • Meloneras
    • Mogan
    • Playa Pozo de Izquierdo
    • Puerto Rico Beach
    • Anfi del Mar
    • Alcaravaneras
    • San Augustin
    • Melenara
    • La Laha

    Las Canteras City Beach

    The sand stretches in a huge strip right in the capital of the island for three kilometers. The beach and vacationers are protected by the natural barrier reef of La Barra, when the southern edge is of interest for surfing. There are also coastal shops with professional equipment and surf schools, where they will advise and, perhaps, dissuade from some reckless idea. They have a monthly subscription for 50 euros and a surf trip — 5 days of surfing around the island for 360 euros. The conditions for all kinds of water sports gather not only extreme sports enthusiasts, but also those who just want to sunbathe in the sun, without departing from all the benefits of civilization. After all, there are three five-star hotels nearby: Santa Catalina, Gran Canaria and Cristina las Palmas, a room in which costs about 100 euros. Along the promenade of Las Canteras (Playa de las Canteras) there are street restaurants, cafes and bars where they will gladly treat you with something exotic, for example, a glass of freshly squeezed juice for 1.5 euros or a mug of local beer for 0.7 euros.

    Maspalomas

    In 1978, Maspalomas became a nature reserve. A small town with the same name is significantly inferior to natural splendor. This place must be seen with your own eyes. You can walk to the dunes from the city. The entrance is under an archway on Avenida de Tirajana. The sand is very hot during the day. Every 100 meters there are kiosks with soft drinks. The dunes, as they should, are in slow motion (from 2 to 5 meters per year). The beach itself is conditionally divided into four zones: the first is family, the second and fourth are nudist. Beach bars, restaurants, small watercraft for hire — all this is under the warm sun. And along the western part of the beach you can take a camel ride. Everything is here, and there is nothing like it anywhere. Overheated, it is worth visiting the water park for 15 euros for a child and 21 euros for an adult. Let’s move to the southwest of the island.

    Puerto de Mogan

    The beach of Puerto de Mogan (Playa de Puerto Mogan) is hidden from adverse weather conditions. It is located on the westernmost point of the south of the island. A quieter and more serene beach with no less golden sand for those who want to take a break from the bustle of the city with their families. Snorkeling is in vogue here because of the rich marine life. An exciting 30 euro trip on the Yellow Submarine and deep sea fishing in Mogan Bay will be remembered forever. Caught tuna will break world records. Tents, sunbeds, canoes and water bikes are rented on the beach. Chilled drinks are waiting for visitors. The prestigious resort, where the quality of goods and services prevails, is designed for those vacationers who prefer peace and quiet. Puerto de Mogán is a fishermen’s village in the municipality of Mogán. It is pierced by canals and bridges. Therefore, Puerto de Mogan is nicknamed «Little Venice». Guests enjoy a walk to the port, a good selection of shops and fish restaurants. In other parts of the island, there are wild, little-visited beaches, but they are not for everyone. The sand on them is of volcanic origin — black.

    Amadores Beach

    Amadores Beach (Playa de Amadores) is a great place to relax with the whole family. Located in the southwest of the island in the town of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria. The calm and quiet beach has artificial protection from waves and is made in the shape of a crescent. On the sandy beach of Amadores, it is only allowed to relax, loud music and outdoor ball games are prohibited here. At the beginning of the 21st century, the beach was awarded the Blue Flag. On site you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, there are beach restaurants with ocean views, toilets and paid parking nearby. Amadores is fully equipped for use by people with disabilities: there are fences, driveways and beacons.

    Sights of Gran Canaria

    Areas and cities representing the architecture and culture of the island: La Atalaya, Las Palmas, Galdar, Telde, Arucas, Teror, Fataga — attract not only lovers of sand and sun. Canarian streets in the Spanish style, churches and cathedrals, historic houses, the ancient culture of the Guanches — all this is woven into a common idea, on top of which the hospitality and goodwill of the islanders fit. National reserves that occupy half of the island, stone places of worship, historical museums and exhibitions of artists are scattered along the tourist routes. Fascinating excursions are led by guides with an education acquired at a local university. The cost of individual excursions reaches 30 euros, and a complete overview of Gran Canaria in a group for 8 hours will be 75 euros.

    Cathedral of Santa Ana

    Cathedral of Santa Ana (Catedral de Santa Ana) is the building of the Cathedral Diocese. This is the main architectural landmark of Gran Canaria. It is located in the old district of the capital called Vegeta. The cathedral was the first to receive the status of a basilica from the Pope. Named after the city’s patron Saint Anna. The construction took place in the 16th century according to the project of Don Diego Montaude, and in the 18th century the building was reconstructed. The original idea was to have three naves of equal height. For 4 centuries, various architects, sculptors and artists had a hand in the cathedral. The combination of styles on the face: gothic, renaissance and neoclassical. In one of the chapels there is an image of St. Christopher, which is obligatory for the churches of Spain. In the south wing grows an orange garden (Patio de los Naranjos) and houses the Episcopal Museum of Religious Art. Entrance costs 2.5 euros.

    Palmitos Park

    In the south of the island, the most visited site in Gran Canaria is Palmitos Park. More than 200 species of birds live and nest in the local botanical garden. Hornbills, macaws and hummingbirds, toucans, flamingos and others. Some Palmitos cacti reach a height of 4 meters. Free-flying butterflies are collected in a whole house, the largest in Europe. The orchid pavilion is represented by a collection that includes sixty-year-old specimens. Thousands of fish from different parts of the world are collected in fresh and salt aquariums. Here you can meet the largest species of lizard «Dragon», reaching 90 kg. The local dolphinarium with an area of ​​3,000 square meters and a filling volume of up to 4 million liters of water offers two different shows throughout the day. 5 dolphins participate in it. Visitors are interested in the island of primates. Aardvarks, wallabies, gibbons, orangutans and meerkats live in this zone. The park invites everyone 365 days a year. It is open from 10.00 to 18.00. For 28 euros for an adult and 21 euros for a child, you can afford such entertainment.

    Cenobio de Valeron Archaeological Park

    Another attraction of the Canary Islands is an archaeological find located in the north of the island. Cenobio de Valeron is a huge granary carved into the white rock. In it, local residents have stored cereals since ancient times. 300 barns are interconnected at different levels. The tour operates from Tuesday to Sunday. The cost for an adult is 2 euros, for a child — free of charge. Local legend tells that this place of worship was a monastery for the training of priestesses, and the cave paintings in the room above testify to the sacred meeting place of the aboriginal nobility. In any case, the elements of the park were created in the pre-Hispanic era. You can get there by car on your own. You need to turn off the highway at the town of Santa Maria de Guia and drive 4 km in the direction of Las Palmas.

    Other places of interest in Gran Canaria

    Surely, among fans of outdoor activities there are connoisseurs and connoisseurs of folk culture. For them, the town of Tejeda is of particular importance, especially in February. On the slopes of the hills, almond trees bloom in full color. The almond festival is traditionally celebrated. The crowded streets sell cheese, confectionery and walnut products. Not far from Tejeda there is a sacred mountain Roque Nubla with a height of 1813 meters. There the natives worshiped their gods. If you get to the top and touch the stone, then the wish will come true. Art lovers can visit the Expressionist Antonio Padron Museum in Galdara or the Nestor Museum in Las Palmos. Classical museums are also concentrated there: «SAAM» — an analytical museum of contemporary art, whose exhibitions are dedicated to the tricontinental (Latin American, African and European) culture; the famous museum «El Canario», located in the La Vegueta area of ​​​​Las Palmos, which keeps the secrets of the Guanches; the house-museum of Christopher Columbus (Casa de Colon), who, during business trips to America, moored to Gran Canaria several times.

    Shopping

    The offshore territory of Gran Canaria attracts shopping tourists. Stores selling well-known brands occupy two streets in the center of each city. Many rush to Gran Canaria during the sales season immediately after the new year and in the summer. There are no export restrictions. From Monday to Saturday, 12 hours in a row, quality shopping is guaranteed, the zones of which are divided into the north — Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Hinamare, and the south — Meloneras, San Agustin, Maspalomas, Puerto Rico, Playa del Inglés. The most popular shopping centers are Las Arenas and La Ballena shopping centers, located in the commercial area of ​​Triana Street in the capital. Shopping center Las Terrazas, which is located in the city of Hinamare, offers discounts on Pepe Jeans, Levi’s and Calvin Klein brands up to 70%. In the south, a lot of goods can be found in Centro Comercial Kashbah and Yumbo Centrum. They work around the clock. El Tablero is considered the most modern shopping center in Maspalomas. Sweet lovers are welcomed by the Compania de la Galleta store in Melaneras. Those who have not spent too much on excursions and entertainment can afford a good souvenir.

    Restaurants

    Extensive fruit and vegetable plantations supply the island with everything you need. The wine of Gran Canaria is considered unique, as the vineyards grow on volcanic rock. Another pride is cheeses: sheep, goat, of different hardness and softness. Fish products of the southwestern ports and many products come in handy for organizing a restaurant business. New establishments open every year. They can be divided into three groups. Beach cafes and open-air terraces offer mainly snacks that are brought directly to the sunbed. For 50 euros you can spend a whole day under the sun. Exotic restaurants with national menus are located throughout the island. Restaurants in Puerto Rico: La Taberna Timanfaya, Henry’s and Bambus Bar — they all specialize in national cuisines. The local perch dish belongs to the Canarian cuisine. And the third type of restaurants is expensive hotel rooms, where there is an evening dress code. It is customary to serve hot dishes for dinner, and a company of several people can order Tapas. There are no problems with free places, but it is better to reserve. Tipping is accepted at a rate of 10%.

    Holidays in Gran Canaria

    Hotels are the pride of Gran Canaria. There are about three hundred of them on the island. The choice depends on preference. For example, eleven floors Gloria Palace 4 * is located six hundred meters from San Agustin. It has been hosting guests since 1988. Several bars, two swimming pools, three tennis courts do not leave indifferent to the European service of Gran Canaria. Shooting range, skittle alley, darts, many therapeutic services and gym, sauna, jacuzzi, babysitting, gift shop and evening entertainment — just ask for inclusion in the price. And that’s just 4 stars. More modern, for example, Grand Hotel Residencia 5 * differs only in the novelty of two-story villas built in 2000.

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