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BEST AREA TO STAY in GRAN CANARIA

September 15, 2019 0 Comments
Main tourist countries to stay in the south of Gran Canaria:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Playa de Amadores
  • Anfi del Mar
  • Puerto De Mogan
  • Playa del Ingles
  • Maspalomas
  • Meloneras

Gran Canaria best area to stay
Best area to stay in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria where to stay in winter? Gran Canaria where to go in February? Gran Canary where to go in the summer? Where to stay in Gran Canaria as a couple? Where to sleep in Gran Canaria in November? Where to go in Gran Canaria in December? Gran Canaria where to sleep on New Year's Eve? Best area in Gran Canaria in August. Best area to stay in Gran Canaria South.


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Cheapest accommodation Gran Canaria South




GRAN CANARIA


The North is different from the South.
The best area to stay in Gran Canaria if you look for beautiful beaches sheltered from the wind, is located in the south west of the island. The most crowded of northern European tourists and in recent years also by numerous Italians.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN GRAN CANARIA


The area in which I recommend staying in Gran Canaria Sud is Puerto Rico. Excellent strategic point near the 3 most beautiful beaches of the island sheltered from the wind with a lively centre full of restaurants, shops and a pleasant sea promenade.

See the cheapest hotels in Puerto Rico (apartments included).

Puerto Rico


Very touristic country enclosed between 2 valleys that make it one of the warmest countries on the island. A must in winter. Strategic point to see the most beautiful beaches in the south of Gran Canaria.

Puerto Rico is located between Amadores and Anfi del mar with their beautiful beaches. 3 and 5 km away respectively. Also Puerto Rico itself has a conch-shaped beach, protected from strong winds, to take refuge in winter. The problem of this country are the parking lots so if you travel by car it is better to choose a facility that has parking included.

Cheapest accommodation in Puerto Rico



Playa de Amadores


Amadores is a fraction of Puerto Rico. There is no real centre but many tourist residences and hotels that rise in this valley adjacent to Puerto Rico. It is completely perched on the hill and all the buildings that rise in this area surround the beautiful beach, as you can see in the image below.

From this beach you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and Tenerife and fantastic sunsets so I recommend it as a destination for a romantic vacation.

πŸ‘‰ List of budget accommodation in Playa Amadores in order from the cheapest.


ANFI DEL MAR



Beautiful beach in Gran Canaria (the most beautiful in my opinion) but as a location it is inaccessible, it is not really a country but an exclusive resort of private accommodation.


πŸ‘‰ List of cheapest accommodation in Anfi del Mar (Arguineguin playa).


There are not many facilities available in the area and the few that are there are expensive or are booked quickly. So if your goal is to stay here, book early. The alternative is to stay in nearby Puerto Rico and get here by car or bus. They are about 5 km away.

Paid parking just before arriving at the beach (affordable prices: around € 4 per day). Umbrellas and sun beds can be rented for the whole day or just half a day otherwise you can do everything independently. In Spain the beaches are always free.

Puerto De Mogan


Small fishing port, very charming and colourful. Suitable for families and perfect in the coldest months of January and February.

Puerto de Mogan is different from the other places mentioned: it is very characteristic with its white houses decorated with colourful and beautiful flowers. I really like this place that I consider to be on a human scale. Tourist too but less "invaded by buildings, palaces" there are beautiful residences with tropical gardens and the historic centre has not lost its typical local taste.

When I visited Gran Canaria for the first time, I wanted to buy a house here. Unfortunately, the price of the properties was twice what I would have bought in Puerto Rico.

πŸ‘‰ List of cheapest accommodation in Puerto de Mogan (apartments included)


Playa del Ingles


Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas which are "cooler" countries in the summer than the south-west area, which I prefer in every season of the year.

Many think that the temperatures in Gran Canaria in August or mid-August are unbearable but wrong.

Temperatures can reach 30 degrees, it's true, but the heat is dry.
Except for episodes of Calima (warm wind coming from Africa) summer temperatures in the Canaries they are similar to winter ones, they are only more stable and it is not necessary to look for an area protected from the winds because the summer in Gran Canaria is fantastic both in the North and in the South so the choice is wide.

Playa Del Ingles is the most popular area, the first massively exploited in the 1980s. There are many facilities in the area is large, more town and flat indicated for those with mobility problems. Here too there are various areas where it is possible to go and have fun, bars and restaurants also on the prominent long beach.

πŸ‘‰ List of cheapest accommodation in Playa del Ingles (in order from the cheapest, private apartments included).

MASPALOMAS


The most suggestive area with the famous Dunes, suitable for pensioners, families with children, relaxation, a starting point for visiting the island. Maspalomas does not have direct access to the dunes, it is more considered a residential area despite being full of residences many people live there or are there 6 months a year to spend the winter.
If you prefer to stay in a bungalow, rather than in an apartment or building, here you are spoiled for choice. The area is quiet and well served: the only care is to rent a car to move easily.


πŸ‘‰ List of cheapest accommodation in Maspalomas


Meloneras


Meloneras rises prominently in Maspalomas on a long avenue that overlooks the ocean but does not have a real beach if not the adjacent one huge.
The resorts that arise here are mostly Grand Hotels and they all have huge pools and are often heated with sea water so not having direct access to the sea is the least of their problems. Rather! In this area, the climate is more windy than in the south-west area and there is also the open beach so if you want to stay here and swimming, it is better to opt for a structure with heated pool.

πŸ‘‰ List of accommodations in Meloneras by price (holiday homes and villas included).

The area is full of restaurants of a certain level and boutiques. Social life takes place all along the coast: between the lighthouse and the end of a few kilometer walkway.

BEST AREA to STAY GRAN CANARIA NORD


LAS PALMAS

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a destination indicated in summer, if you also intend to make life by sea. In winter it is a bit gloomy and cold but it "warms up" during the carnival period. It is a cosmopolitan, young city (there is a university and many Europeans come for Erasmus) full of shops and clubs.
The main street of Las Palmas is Calle Triana very long and always full of people, restaurants ...

πŸ‘‰ List of the cheapest accommodations in Las Palmas.

πŸ“ YOU KNOW THAT Does Las Palmas have the largest carnival in the world after Rio De Janeiro? And you don't even need a passport to get here.
The carnival in the Canaries is a riot of parades of musical carts, masquerade balls, folk dances ... what better time to visit the island?

Personally I would advise you to stay in Las Palmas for 3 nights in order to visit the historic centre and take long walks in the avenue that runs along Europe's most beautiful urban beach.

Well, I hope I guided you in the choice ...

Other places not listed in this list are: Vecindario, Galdar, Jinamar, Ingenio, Telde, Fataga ... even not for the classic beach vacation.

Prefer the South West area for tourism / beaches / sea and Las Palmas cosmopolitan city to study, meet young people, visit monuments, shops ... (it's the capital).
The rest of the island can certainly be visited but not suitable for staying on holiday if not that alternative night to spend in some fincas or rural house.

updated July 2019
Moira Tips.

CANARY ISLANDS or BALEARICS? Which is the Best for you.

April 07, 2016
better balearics or canaries
Balearics or Canaries
Are you uncertain about which Spanish Island to choose for your vacation? It's only because you're spoiled for choices...
In this article we'll look at the differences between the Balearics and the Canary Islands in order to understand which will be the ideal destination for your next vacation.

The topics covered:

  • Balearics vs. the Canaries.
  • Best time to visit Canary islands or Balearics.
  • Majorca or Minorca?
  • Formentera or Ibiza?

WHICH CANARY ISLAND should I go to?

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Not all the islands are equal, and for this reason it is better to decide what type of vacation you prefer and choose the destination best suited for you.

Which island should you choose? Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or Tenerife?
Find out!
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