Isla de Gran Canaria Travel Guide
Playa del Ingles.
Playa del Ingles.
Overlooking Puerto Rico.
Playa de Los Amadores.
Palmitos Park - Grã Canaria - Spain
Dried up river bed Maspalomas.
nice weather the hole year
Crowded, Touristy, Industrial
In a nutshell
better than most people think.
Whale & Dolphin Boat Tour
Always found dolphins fascinating, the tour was not ridiculously overpriced and although we saw some Dolphins they offered free tickets for next day, or until we saw them as they were gone as quickly as they were spotted. Unfortunately we did this on our last day so were...
About 10 km from Maspalomas, this cool park has a nice collection of cactus, and a very funny show of trained birds. It's a very good idea for a brake in sun tanning, and a must see if you're travelling with children.
We didn't spend much time in Las Palmas. It seemed a modern city, with a reasonable beach, but with too much movement, so, we quickly moved to the southern coast. But living in Las Palmas may have some hidden advantages that we didn't find (nor search for).
As usual, an old stage to cowboy films was kept and used to live show. A group of stunts perform an assault and the subsequent fight and escape. Everything is too quick, almost as real. After and before the show you may wander around the village, have a drink in the saloon,...
A warning about the African women.... do not stop to talk to them as they soon grab your wrists and go on to put a bracelet on you.... then they demand money!!! If you say you havent got any they them grab your bags and look for it themselves! Very scary experience being in...
A Fantastic 4 hours of adventure. It will be a day that will stay in my mind for a long time. We had very good weather as usual for the Canaries and went places i dont think anyone else goes to. Its amazing scenery when you get high up, you can see for miles.The quads were...
Arucas is the third city of the island. 27000 people live here. The city is famous for its rum. The Arehucas factory produces 3.5 million liters of rum each year. The most famous rum on the island is the Ron Miel, rum mixed with honey.But the most eyecatching thing in Arucas...
This park is a subtropical oasis, about 10 km from Maspalomas. You drive through dry and barren landscape and when you come to the park it's like beeing in a totally different place.You can find botanical gardens with over 1000 palmtrees and more than 15.000 plants. There...
CANALE GRANDE: DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT
We had the unfortunate experience of being conned into paying over the odds in tax in a so called Italian restaurant named GRANDE CANALE in the Campo Internacional area. In Gran Canaria some eateries include a 5% tax into the bill and others do not and 5% is added on at the...
shopping center kasbah: playa del ingles
We have just returned from a weeks stay in Maspalomas and visited Playa del Ingles and as our guide book states, you either love it or hate it and we did not like it very much at all. The negatives of the place is that it is full of big imposing blocks of flats and while...
We rented a car from Jurecar rental company direct from our Hotel (Suite Princess Playa Taurito).No hassle what so ever.Prices worked out with Fully Comp insurance for a Renault Clio with Air con: €40:00 per day or €96:00 for the week-end (fri,Sat,Sunday)
Rent a car
Although there are busservice in the busy tourist area and the city of Las Palmas, the bus is not convienient if you want to go inland.Better to hire a car. There are loads of carhire companies. But be aware, the rates they advertise do not always cover all insurance.We...
"Global" buses - interurban public transport
You can check bus lines and schedules from the website linked below. These are public interurban buses. You can pay cash (no large bank notes, though) or buy a pass of some sort.The company is the result of a merger pf two companies: Salcai (green buses and signs, used to do...
Juana Boutique: Excelent T Shirts
This is a Unique little shop that has some lovely clothing for sale.The lady who runs the shop is very friendly and helpful, I have now been back to this shop a couple of times in the last three years, and she always has a welcoming friendly smile to greet you.Well worth a...
very friendly waiter santiago
waiter named santiago at the eden apartments puerto rico. He's a flirt. He's dangerous . . He's false . He's a con artist, . He's a compulsive liar. He pesters women to meet him. He is actually in a long term relationship with a small son. check out the reviews ... many...
In the harbour of Mogan you may try an adventure, diving in a small submarine that goes to about 20 meters deep. It's a serious dive, but the bottom of the sea is a disappointment. For those lucky guys that once had watched the coral reefs even in a glass bottom boat, the...
"Puerto Rico Town"
Puerto Rico has three large shopping and entertainment malls, the largest being the Centro Civico, where visitor's can buy literally anything. There is everything from banks to boutiques, florists and fishmongers, and dozens of duty-free stores selling electrical goods,...
I strongly recommend that you do as we did: to rent a jeep and go inland. The landscape is awesome, and the contrast between the rural villages in the narrow valleys and the organized development in the coast is impressive. Drive up through Palmitos park, go up the mountain,...
The lovely town of Firgas.
What a lovely little town Firgas is! I had drunk the Firgas water for many years not knowing that it comes from a little town in the mountains of Gran Canaria. The main street in the town is awesome, a steep street with a 30 meters´high artificial waterfall, so simple but...
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"The people and the warm weather"
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