Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria is one of the island’s favourite beach and sun hot-spots. It’s only about 35 minutes south of Gran Canaria airport, passing Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas on the way.
Gran Canaria is one of the most-visited Canary Islands and is packed with a mixture of attractions and things to do, so you’ll never have a dull moment when staying there.
The favourite beach for locals and tourists alike are definitely Las Canteras beach and Playa de Maspalomas. At Las Canteras beach you can swim in the still, clear waters of the ocean as if it were a swimming pool thanks to the island’s breakwater. Playa de Maspalomas is home to stunning sand dunes and an absolutely huge beach stretching as far as the eye can see.
The Viera y Clavijo Botanic Garden in Gran Canaria is the largest in the whole of Spain and has international importance for its careful attention to endangered flora and fauna. In the centre of the island you’ll find Roque Nublo, the remnants of the ancient volcano that helped to form Gran Canaria over four million years ago.