A week from now I will be soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria – maybe not as tropical as the one in the Caribbean, but still! I am heading there for two weeks on a self-catering trip with my partner and some friends. I visited the exact same place back in 2015, and really enjoyed myself, so I thought I would book a trip back there this year as it budget-friendly and just a lovely place to get away.
Where am I staying?
Trying to book a stay with lots of people can actually be a massive headache, and after a few weeks of searching, we finally agreed on a hotel. We will be staying at Punta Del Ray which is, in fact, an adult only hotel, something we did not realise when we initially booked it. From the pictures, it does look pretty basic, but well presented. Anyway, you don’t need a lot when it is self-catering. All rooms within the hotel have sea views which will be lovely, and the beach is literally a stone’s throw away.
What is there to do?
When I visited last, it was more of a chilled holiday, and I do think that this one will be much the same but maybe with more drinking! There is plenty of lovely beachside restaurants as well as bars which are sure to keep us all busy.
We did a few excursions on our last visit, like a Jeep ride through the mountains, a drag show, a trip to the outdoor cinema as well as a couple of boat trips. I plan to do these all again, and maybe some more!
The beach in between the two harbours is the smaller of Puerto Rico’s two beaches. It is heavily populated with row after row of sunbeds and parasols. However, the best beach is just a 30-minute walk along the promenade. Once you see the beach and the turquoise water you almost feel like you are in the Caribbean – well nearly!
The sand of Amadores beach is pale and fine and has been imported from the Caribbean. The clear blue, shallow waters are perfect for bathing. There is something for everyone on Amadores beach with an abundance of places to eat and drink sweeping around the sandy edge of the bay.
There is plenty to keep us busy for two weeks, and I will definitely let you know when I return! Have you visited Gran Canaria before? Let me know in the comments below or using my social media channels!