Puerto Rico Holidays

Puerto Rico Holidays

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Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria is one of the island’s sunniest spots! So get ready for beach days and sunshine on your Puerto Rico holidays – you’re going to love the golden beaches and easy-going charm. Plus, this once-tiny fishing village now has all the shops, bars and restaurants you could need for a fantastic getaway, and a tempting array of hotels to boot. And that’s not all – if you’re on holiday with the kids, some of Gran Canaria’s best family attractions are a short bus ride away. Perfect!

Why you’ll love holidays to Puerto Rico Gran Canaria
• Irresistible beaches. Not just the main sandy stretch of Puerto Rico beach but the lush curve of Playa de Amadores, too.
• The nightlife! From clubbing and live shows at Shopping Center Puerto Rico, to the family-friendly bars and quieter venues of the Europa Centre, and chilling outside a wine bar on the waterfront.
• Spirit-lifting watersports, from windsurfing to zoomy jet skis. Or how about looking out for dolphins on a boat trip from the marina?
• Aqualand Maspalomas waterpark. It’s really close – strap into your hire car, call a cab or hop on the bus and you’ll be swooshing down the slides in no time!
• San Juan National Historic Site – perfect for a wander while you get a hit of holiday culture.
• Great-value hotels, making it easy to book cheap holidays to Puerto Rico. To get you started, Servatur Terrazamar & Sun Suites is a real fave with families while Nido del Aguila is the picture of laid-back sun breaks.

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Sun seeker? The weather in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria is perfect for holidays all year round.

Puerto Rico Gran Canaria weather forecast

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). Transfers to Puerto Rico take around 45 to 90 minutes.

Puerto Rico is best for…

Families: Enjoy bucket and spade days on the beach and day trips out to Gran Canaria’s best water parks, complete with slides and pools.

Beach lovers: Relax on Puerto Rico’s golden horseshoe bay, get drinks on the seafront or visit the water sports centre for extra excitement.

Sailing fans: The lively marina is a fantastic place for a spot of boating, with a top sailing club and facilities.

Fast facts for Puerto Rico Gran Canaria

Language: The local language in Puerto Rico, like the rest of Gran Canaria, is Spanish.
Currency: You’ll need to order Euros (€).
Local time: No clock changes needed for this holiday – Puerto Rico is in the same time zone as the UK.
Fly to: Gran Canaria Airport (also known as Las Palmas).
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria is 4.5 hours from London airports.
Airport transfers: Journey times vary depending on how you travel and where in Puerto Rico your hotel is. We offer a range of shared and private transfer options, taking from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
Tourist information: Get prepped with Puerto Rico travel tips from the Gran Canaria tourist board.
Travel advice: Get in the know before you go with the latest on passports, visas, health, safety and security with the FCDO travel advice for Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.

Getting around Puerto Rico

By bus: Gran Canaria has a cheap and well-organised bus service running between the major resorts, as well as between attractions in the resorts themselves. You’ll find bus stops in Puerto Rico’s commercial centre and at the beach.

By car: The quickest and easiest way to explore – and you get to set your own timetable too. Just make sure your hotel has somewhere to park your hire car!

By taxi: Taxis are readily available and run on a meter. They’re the best option for short journeys like getting back to your hotel in the evening.

Events in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria

Carnival: In February, the legendary Carnival comes to Gran Canaria for a week of mayhem before Lent. If you’re lucky enough to be there, expect a week of colourful parades, dancing and OTT costumes.

Summer festival: The city of Las Palmas (about an hour from Puerto Rico) throws its summertime festival, Fiestas Fundacionales, in June. Well worth the trip, with concerts, parades and bonfires.

Firework fiesta: Never missing a chance for a celebration, Gran Canaria marks the Fiesta de San Lorenzo in August – showcasing the biggest firework display in the Canary Islands!

Puerto Rico weather

Temperature: Average highs of 26°C in summer.
Puerto Rico is on the south coast of Gran Canaria, one of the largest Canary Islands. Not all that far from Africa, the island is known for its spring-like weather in winter, with temps rarely dipping below 18°C even when it’s freezing at home. While summers are long and dry, peaking in the high 20s around August.

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Puerto Rico Gran Canaria FAQs
Where is Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria, sheltered from any cool winds that might be blowing from the north. And that means it’s often a few blissful degrees warmer here than in the north. So, Puerto Rico holidays are ideal for grabbing that winter sunshine the Canary Islands are so loved for.
Just to the northwest of Puerto Rico is the dramatic Pilancones Natural Park (Parque Natural Pilancones). Famous for its beautiful valleys between the mountains, it’s a great alternative to the bustling bars and other coastal highlights if you want to get back to nature for a bit.
FYI there’s also a Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, so make sure you book the right one!

Is Puerto Rico a part of USA?

You’re thinking of the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea, which is a US territory. This Puerto Rico is a popular beach resort in Gran Canaria, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that belongs to Spain. It’s a lot quicker to get to with flights of around 4.5 hours and a fantastic choice of departure airports, airlines and hotels to choose from.

And if you’re looking for the swaying palms, calypso sounds and balmy climate of a tropical paradise, you can book Caribbean holidays with us too!

What is Puerto Rico Gran Canaria known for?

You’re in for a treat on a Puerto Rico holiday! It’s the perfect spot for days chilling on the beaches, exciting watersports and scuba diving trips. Plus it’s close to the stunning sand dunes, fun waterpark and famous nightlife in Maspalomas. It’s great for families, friends and couples, and Puerto Rico Self Catering holidays are especially popular.