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Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

To the majority of users of, especially those based in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe,  Puerto Rico  can only mean one travel destination .... an ocean away from the  Caribbean and Americas! It's the very popular tourist resort on the south coast of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, due west of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, is at the mouth of a fairly steep-sided valley, facing south.

Therefore, the lovely sandy beach, at the bottom, is a sheltered sun-trap, cut off from the wind on the three coolest sides.

Puerto Rico can get Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

It is a resort that revolves around  fun, sun and parties, with plenty of watersports, as well.

The promenade has a string of pavement cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

There are also two marinas, offering boat trips to view dolphins and whales, plus voyages along the coast to truly beautiful, traditionally-styled Puerto Mogan with its hanging flowers. Not to be missed!!

Much of the accommodation, and several bars in Puerto Rico, are at the top of a steep hill, which does not suit those with walking difficulties.

There are buses and taxis to save the climb although legging it is one way of working up a thirst!!

This resort is particularly popular with fun-loving northern Europeans, especially Scandinavians, Dutch, Irish and, of course, the British!

It is a great place to come for some winter warmth and sunshine when most of Europe is shivering  or sheltering from the rain!

Why gaze at grey skies and pounding rain in Britain, when you can escape on a cheap last minute holiday to sunny Puerto Rico in the Canaries, courtesy of