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Puerto Rico Holidays   

On Gran Canaria's southwest coast, Puerto Rico is a family friendly resort with two golden sand beaches. Said to be one of Gran Canaria's sunniest spots, this popular town appeals to sun seekers and outdoor adventurers alike. There are tons of water sports on offer and boat trips leave regularly from one of Puerto Rico's two harbours. It's just a 20 minute drive west of Maspalomas, known for its stunning sand dunes and nature reserve.

28 °C

The climate is subtropical. Temperatures range from 22°C to 28°C all year round.

4.5 hours

Las Palmas Airport (LPA) is around 48km east of Puerto Rico.

Book a cheap holiday to Puerto Rico with Airtours and discover beautiful beaches, wonderful water sports and family friendly activities. 

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Castillo de Sol Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
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  • Refurbished, modern apartments
  • Close to shopping centre
  • Wonderful views

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Aparthotel Altamar

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Airtours Kids' Club
  • Wonderful sea views
  • FREE kids' places

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Sol Y Paz

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Great location
  • Close to the Europa Centre
  • Peaceful, friendly atmosphere

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Babalu Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Two swimming pools
  • Close to the Europa Centre
  • Hillside location with sea views

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Servatur Terrazamar Sunsuites & Sunsuites Royal

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the resort centre
  • Great views of Puerto Rico
  • Great for all the family

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There's plenty to keep both sun seekers and active types occupied in Puerto Rico. Kick back on one of the stunning golden sand beaches and refuel at one of the many restaurants that line the promenade. There are water sports galore including windsurfing, jet skiing and diving. Whether you've splashed out on an All Inclusive break or you've found a cheap winter sun deal, Puerto Rico offers something for every kind of traveller. 

Puerto Rico is home to two beaches: Amadores, a horseshoe shaped stretch of sand popular with families for its calm, shallow waters and Blue Flag rating, and the town's crescent shaped beach in the centre of town. Here you'll find the pick of Puerto Rico's restaurants, bars and cafes along the beachfront promenade. Consider a day trip to Maspalomas, a 20 minute drive east, where you'll find stunning sand dunes, a nature reserve and golden sands that are split into sections for families, nudists and gay travellers.

The sun shines year round in Puerto Rico and the sea temperature remains pleasant throughout the winter. Active types can try their hand at a spot of windsurfing, jet skiing or diving. Boat trips, including booze cruises and glass bottom dolphin spotting excursions, depart regularly from the harbour.

Head to the nearby Lago Oasis Waterpark to splash around in the saltwater pool and brave the waterslides. For younger kids, try the Angry Birds Activity Park which has playgrounds, a pedal karting track and a ball pool. Sioux City Park is a theme park set in a former film set used for Westerns and is fun for all the family with its pony rides, Wild West re-enactments and saloon bar.

Puerto Rico is best for

Beach lovers: Beach hop between the Blue Flag winning Amadores Beach in the north and Puerto Rico's main beach in the town centre, a golden stretch of sand with a calm swimming bay. 

Water sports fans: Take your pick from jet skiing, windsurfing, sailing or diving. Boat trips, including dolphin spotting excursions, depart regularly from the harbours.

Fun loving families: There are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained in Puerto Rico including the Lago Taurito waterpark and the Angry Birds Activity Park with its crazy golf courses and go karting track.

Fast facts

Language: Spanish is the official language, although most people speak English in Puerto Rico.  

Currency: The Euro.

Local Time: There's no time difference between the UK and the Canary Islands.

Fly To: Las Palmas Airport (LPA), around 48km east of Puerto Rico.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes from London.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Puerto Rico can be found at

Visa and Health: Before you travel to Puerto Rico with Airtours visit advice/spain for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday to Puerto Rico.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Around 22-28°C all year round. 

Best time to visit: Puerto Rico is a year round destination that hardly sees any rainfall. Peak summer temperatures (June/July) can reach 30°C but remain lovely all year round. The sea temperature stays warm throughout the year.

Getting Around

By Train: There's no rail network on Gran Canaria. 

By Taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Puerto Rico and are generally cheap. Always ask for the price first to prevent drivers from overcharging you. Most drivers speak English.

By Boat: Ferries are available from Spain (Cadiz and Huelva) or Portugal (Portimao) to Las Palmas.

By Hire Car: Hire cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive.

By Bus: Gran Canaria's buses (Guaguas to the locals) are a cheap and efficient way to travel throughout the island. A direct bus runs from Las Palmas Airport to Puerto Rico.


For something traditional: A lively carnival takes place every February in Maspalomas, a 20 minute drive east of Puerto Rico. This colourful event features a fun street parade, live music, dance performances and local food and drink stalls. 

For music fans: The annual Canary Islands Music Festival attracts classical musicians from all over the world to perform in 40+ venues across the islands every January and February, including the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas.

For sporty types: The International Football Tournament in Maspalomas is an annual winter event that sees teams like Ajax and Galatasaray compete in the early January sunshine.

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