Gran Canaria (Spain) Reviews
Description:Country: Spain / World Region: Europe / Gran Canaria, rarely Grand Canary (archaic), is the third largest island of the ... more
Gran Canaria (Spain) ... Canary Islands, an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from the northwest coast of Africa and belonging to Spain. It is located southeast of Tenerife and west of Fuerteventura. The island is of volcanic origin, which is mostly made of fissure vents. The island was populated by the Guanches, who may have arrived as early as 500 BC. The Guanches called the island Tamarán. It was claimed by Spain in the 15th century. Gran Canaria's surface is 1,560 km˛ and its maximum altitude is 1,949 meters (Pico de Las Nieves). It has a round shape, having a diameter of just about 50 km.
Newest Review: ... is also a McDonalds! Further on from the main shopping centre (away from the beach) there is an Aquapark. This has about 20 water slides, and different pools throughout. It also has a gift shop and cafes. The second shopping centre is located at the top of the hill, and is called Europa. This mainly consists of bars and clubs, so is more for the clubbing type! It does, however, have a few ... more
Customer Gran Canaria (Spain) Reviews (19)
by - written on 04/12/09 (Very useful, 379 readings)
I first went to Gran Canaria when I was 8 with my Nain and Taid (Welsh for nan and grandad) and have been there 8 times since! Please note that my review is about Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria as this is the main tourist town. Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands, located not far off the African Coast to the West, however, it is classed as Spanish. I can honestly say it is the most beautiful place I have ever been to and caters more for families than young groups wanting to go clubbing. The main tourist town in Gran Canaria is Puerto Rico. It has two shopping centres, an aqua park, a natural and a man-made beach, and plenty of hotels ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/09 (Useful, 143 readings)
Gran Canaria is located just off Spain and is part of the Canary Islands. It is the third largest island in the collection and is southeast of Tenerife and northwest from Africa. Warm all year round, it is the summer months when this island really gets buzzy. Truly a place to go if you want a sleep all day, party all night holiday! The beaches are nice, although watch out for those topless tourists and there is some good shopping in the tourist centres and the capital, Las Palmas. The best nightlife is to be had round Playa Del Ingles, mostly in the Kasbah and Yumbo centre, and I thoroughly recommend the 'F*** me I'm Famous' bar crawl! Very good ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/09 (Useful, 19 readings)
We went on a family holiday to Playa Del Ingles about 5 years ago. We went in October and boy was it hot between 35 and 38deg. Its some of the hottest weather i have ever encountered. We were a short taxi ride from the beach and it was so cheap that there was no problem just jumping in a taxi to go any where. The locals were very freindly the only problem we had was people touting for business trying to get you into restaurants and shops, this was the only thing i disliked about the island. We were in self catering appartments and ate out every night, local restaurants were good and there was a big variation in prices so you could eat ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/01/09 (Very useful, 194 readings)
I went to Gran Canaria in August 2006. We stayed in a little place between Puerto Rico & Puerto Morgan called Playa De Los Amadores. It has a man made beach with over 800 meters of sand and sea. And in the sea (when i was there) was a big bouncy sea activity center, with rock climbing, trampolines and a few other bits it looked quite good and when we went to look at it, didn't cost to go on which i though was good! The beach is very nice and most importantly clean! There are many sunbeds & umbrellas which do cost & you do have to get there early to get some together. The beach was in a cove shape and had mini piers either ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/08/05 (Somewhat useful, 708 readings)
I went Gran Canaria April 05. Just for a quiet break with a mate. Didnt really know what to expect. And it ended up being a funfilled week. We took full advantage of all the excurisions, such as dolphin and wale hunting, the pub crawl in playa del ingles, and a tour or Gran Canaria to see the cave people. We resided in Puerto Rico (cos we're rich ones......not) and it was amazing. In the centre there are many bars, and the best has to be cosmopolitan bar, belting out good tunes one after the other and Oh My Lordy how many sexy guys/workers can you get in one room (it have been jsut our luck, but they were steamy). We finished the film in my camera on them. Its ideal for . Read the complete review
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