When you think of Puerto Rico, you may think of the Caribbean, but the other Puerto Rico – on Gran Canaria’s southwest coast – is just as delightful. Puerto Rico holidays benefit from year-round balmy temperatures and hours of sunshine – in fact, it’s the sunniest spot on Gran Canaria. A lively Canarian resort that’s relaxed enough for all the family, Puerto Rico is nestled at the bottom of a volcanic valley. Its crescent-shaped bay has two breakwaters, making the sea calm enough for children to swim in. A gentle breeze usually blows across the golden sands to help keep sunbathers cool even when temperatures soar.
Perfect for romantic evening strolls, the beach is edged by a promenade with great bars and restaurants serving local seafood and Canarian classics. Down at the marina, there are yachts, fishing boats and sailboats available to hire for excursions, while at night the town’s clubs and bars open their doors for the party people. There’s no doubt about it, holidays to Puerto Rico make for the perfect sun-and-fun-filled family break.
Trek sacred paths
A 50-kilometre drive will take you to the famous landmark of Roque Bentayga. Explore the winding paths and tunnels once walked by the ancient Canarians, as well as the sacred spots they used for worship.
Sail the high seas
Go to Puerto Rico’s marina to hire a yacht or learn how to sail if you’re a newbie, with lesson options for all ages, including private classes.
Step back in time
With the help of a reconstructed village, plus more than 100 costumed figures, Mundo Aborigen theme park lets the whole family discover how life was for Gran Canaria’s native Guanches.