In this article we would like to tell you about the best things to do in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria, one of the most visited places in the Canary Islands. And why is this area so famous? Apart from its marvellous beach and good weather 365 days a year, here you can find very cheap holidays as there are many hotels in Puerto Rico. At the same time, we would like you to know that this may be one of the tourist places to visit in Gran Canaria, but it is overcrowded. In any case, there are plenty of things to do in Puerto Rico and the beautiful coast of Mogán. We’ll tell you all about it!
Below is a list of the contents you will find in this article:
Things to do in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria
1. Puerto Rico beach, Gran Canaria
The beach of Puerto Rico in the south of Gran Canaria is one of the most visited beaches by tourists and locals alike. The beach itself is wonderful with crystal clear waters and golden sand. It has sunbeds, showers and some jetties with stairs to enjoy swimming. Moreover, thanks to these breakwaters, the sea is always calm, making it an ideal beach for families or for swimming.
At the same time, this beach, together with Amadores and Mogán, is one of the places with the best climate in the world. The temperature is pleasant all year round and we are sure that it has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, including during the autumn and winter months.
In any case, we reiterate that this is a tourist area where you will find souvenir shops, breweries, pizzerias and hamburger restaurants. But we are going to tell you what else you can do in this area, apart from visiting the beach of Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria.
2. Boat trips in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
One of the things to do in Puerto Rico if you are staying in the southern part of Gran Canaria is a boat trip along the coast of Mogán. There are many water activities that leave from the port of Puerto Rico. Even there is a party boat. If you fancy sailing, we recommend you take a look at this catamaran trip with very good reviews from other travellers.
3. Angry birds Activity Park, things to do in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria for families
As we mentioned in our article on things to do in Gran Canaria for families, the Angry Birds theme park in Puerto Rico is a place where fun is guaranteed. There are different attractions where we highlight its zip line and other places to play, jump, go down slides, etc.
4. Puerto Rico Gran Canaria dolphin tour
Many families staying in the south also embark from this port to try to see dolphins and whales. This is a special glass bottom boat in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria from which you can also see the marine life. So if you’re not lucky on whale watching Puerto Rico, the children at least will have a great time.
5. Shopping in Mogan mall
One of the shopping centres in Puerto Rico that you must visit is the Mogán Mall. It is an open-air space of more than 15,000 m2 with shops, restaurants, cafés, supermarkets and leisure areas. It is open 365 days a year and can be easily reached from the motorway by car or on foot from the beach. You have 3 hours free parking. In front of Mogan Mall you can visit The Market Puerto Rico, but they do not have many shops.
6. Nightlife, one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria
Another of the main reasons why many travellers choose Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico is because of the nightlife in this part of the island. Its streets and shopping centres are full of pubs and bars where you are likely to come across some drunk people. But come on, if you come to Gran Canaria with friends or on a stag or hen party, you’re sure to have a great time. If you’re more into daytime plans, you should know that next to the beach in Puerto Rico you can also give it your all at the Chester beach club.
In any case, we don’t go out in this area. We leave you with our article on nightlife in Gran Canaria in case you are interested in more information and discover other local areas.
Places to eat in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
On the other hand, if you are looking for restaurants in Puerto Rico, let us recommend the restaurant Grill Costa Mar overlooking the harbour and just a few steps from the beach of Puerto Rico. Here you can order typical Canarian food such as papas con mojo, gofio escaldao, fresh fish, polvito (delicious dessert)…. They also have other traditional Mediterranean dishes such as paella, croquettes, prawns with garlic and seafood in general.
In the Mogan Mall there are also other options with very good references such as the Indian restaurant Taj Palace and the Mexican Tiki Taco, but we have not tried them.
Hotels in Puerto Rico, Canary Islands
If you still haven’t found the best hotels in Puerto Rico, we have made a selection of several accommodations with good scores in “Booking Puerto Rico”. They are listed below:
- Marina hotel Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.These are self-catering flats in an area a little further away from the hustle and bustle, but close to the beach and with sea views.
- Gloria Palace Amadores Puerto Rico Gran Canaria. Between the beaches of Puerto Rico and Amadores you have this all-inclusive hotel with sea views.
- Aparthotel Altamar Gran Canaria with stunning views and private kitchen. Here you can book only the room or even have all-inclusive.
- Servatur Casablanca. If you are looking for a place for adults only, this is a good option. They are apartments, so they have a kitchen.
- Servatur Terrazamar Gran Canaria. They are also apartments, many of them with private hot tub.
Finally, if you are looking for cheap holidays in Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria), below you can have a look to all the options.
To get to Puerto Rico, the most comfortable option and the one chosen by most travelers is to hire a private transfer. You can see the prices and opinions of other clients here. There is no direct bus or bus service from Gran Canaria airport, nor from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In any case, we believe that bus number 91 is the best way to get to and from the airport or to Las Palmas, as it passes through Puerto Rico making a few stops. You can check here the island bus company lines and timetables.
Guides to Gran Canaria
If you are visiting Gran Canaria for the first time, here are some articles that may be of great help to you when planning what places to visit:
- Things to do in Puerto de Mogán
- Things to do in Maspalomas
- Things to do in Playa del Inglés
- Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Finally, if you don’t want to waste your valuable time reading all these articles, we invite you to take a look at all our digital guides to Gran Canaria. Here you will find daily itineraries with restaurants so you can discover the authentic side of Gran Canaria on your own.