Along Gran Canaria's south-west coast lies Puerto Rico, a perfect destination for families and friends. It's often warmer here than the rest of the island making it a great place to holiday all year round. There are lots of top-notch attractions in Puerto Rico, so you'll never be short of something to see or do.
AttractionsMaspalomas Dunes are one of many Puerto Rico attractions loved by tourists from all around the world; they're almost like a miniature Sahara Desert. Just a short drive or bus ride from Puerto Rico, the dunes are a wonderful way to spend the day, whether you want to just take a stroll along the edge of the dunes, or try your hand at sandboarding. Whatever you do, charge up your camera, as the photo opportunities are endless.
Playa Puerto RicoWhat better place to relax and unwind than on one of the local hot spots, the glorious Playa Puerto Rico? The sand is golden, and the Atlantic's calm, cool and inviting. If you're keen to burn off some energy, there's plenty of water sports on offer. Whether it's sailing, diving or water skiing, it's all there for you to try.
Shop, eat, partyThe Europa Centre's packed with shops where you can spend your holiday money. Whether it's souvenirs to take home or Duty Free bargains, they're all here. You needn't go hungry or thirsty, either. After a hard day hitting the shops, there are plenty of places to eat and drink. Then, if you've still got some energy left in the evening, dance until dawn at one of the many bars and clubs.
Places to visitPuerto Rico places to visit are great if you're here with your mates or your other half, but for a fun packed day with the family, there's no better place to go than Aqualand Maspalomas. You can choose from adrenaline-filled attractions such as the Water Labyrinth or Snake Falls, or take the kids to the Kidsworld where they can splash around to their heart's content. There's also a large pool to cool off in before heading to one of the park's many cafés or self-service areas to grab a bite to eat.
Puerto Rico sightseeingSpend a day sightseeing in Puerto Rico and then add on a visit to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's beautiful capital city. Founded in 1478, you can discover many of the city's famous cultural and historical sites by strolling around this compact little city on foot. Vegueta is the oldest part of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also lots of shops, cafés and side streets to wander around.
Cactualdea ParkCactualdea Park's one of the best places to visit in Puerto Rico. More than 1,200 cacti will greet you at this beautiful attraction. You'll find aloe vera and palm trees as well, and look out for the peacocks that wander around the park. It's a great day out if you love the outdoors.