With golden sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, it makes complete sense that Playa de Amadores means ‘lovers’ beach’. Romantic and serene, this is a Gran Canarian resort you can’t fail to fall in love with. Nestled between Playa del Cura and Puerto Rico, Amadores holidays are all about the beautiful beach. Accommodation is tucked into the dramatic Canarian rock overlooking the semi-circular cove, which has been designed with protective breakwaters so that swimming here is like taking a warm, salty bath.
In the evenings, you can head to the restaurants that line the promenade and dine on Spanish and Canarian specialities such as freshly caught tuna, as well as global favourites ranging from steak to pizza. If you want to swap sand for bright lights, catch a taxi to Puerto Rico, just 10 minutes away, to discover a bustling harbour, shopping centre and plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. Beach or buzz – you’ll find both on holidays to Amadores.
Scope out the seabed
Amadores is a good spot for snorkelling – float around in the warm water to spy carpets of anemones, schools of bream, wrasse, damselfish and the occasional shy octopus.
Walk the cliffs
If you can tear yourself away from the beach, it’s well worth taking an amble along the coastal path to nearby Puerto Rico. While you’re there, check out its stylish marina.
Perfect your swing
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Amadores is a golf academy, where you can take lessons to improve your technique or tee off for the very first time.