Puerto Rico combines some of the finest weather in Spain with delightful outdoor activities. The swimmer’s paradise in the south of Gran Canaria features spectacular diving spots, relaxing beaches and modern ocean-facing resorts.
Things to do in Puerto Rico
Take a dip at Amadores Beach, Puerto Rico’s horseshoe-shaped bay, also known as “Lovers’ Beach”. Fringed with pine trees and brimming with lounge chairs and umbrellas, Amadores is a picturesque and social beach hangout.
Treat yourself to a decadent seafood platter at Puerto Escala, Puerto Rico’s bustling marina. From giant tuna steak and sea bream to mussels, lobsters, crabs and clams, each restaurant is a feast for the senses.
Puerto Rico’s coast attracts hundreds of bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales, which can be seen up close on a boat tour. Sharks and turtles are known to make an appearance as well, while Gran Canaria’s vibrant reefs and ocean life can be safely observed from within a glass-bottomed submarine.
Wind down with an evening out at Europa Centre, Puerto Rico’s leading resort and shopping hub. Set atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, this shopping complex offers family-friendly bars, a late-night disco, vibrant karaoke clubs and open-air cocktail lounges.
Getting around Puerto Rico
The entirety of Gran Canaria can be explored using public transportation and taxis. Within Puerto Rico, walking is a viable way to explore beaches, restaurants and attractions. Gran Canaria Airport is a 30-minute drive from town, with direct shuttle buses available.