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Gran Canaria Beaches

Puerto Rico

This is a golden-sand beach (sand imported from the Sahara) with full facilities including showers, toilets, access for the disabled, lifeguard, sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach is protected by large breakwaters that make this one of the safest beaches on the island especially for the kids. There's never any swell and its a very slight incline for getting in and out of the water. 


The beach is around 500 meters long with a marina at each end. You'll find that around 95% of all boat/fishing trips offered on Gran Canaria leave from one of these two marinas. If a boat trip sounds fun but you're not sure which one then wait until you get here and have a walk around each of the marinas. Each trip has a stand with brochures explaining the trip and many have their own rep there to explain it in more detail, answer any questions and of course take bookings. 

There's a great choice of water-sports with all the usuals covered such as jet-ski, parascending, pedalos, scuba diving and more. The breakwaters themselves make for a nice area to go snorkelling. There's even a sailing club over the other side of the beach.

There's a handful of restaurants, bars and shops on the beach itself and a small commercial area with a few more at the far side of the beach though a ten to fifteen  minute stroll through the park next to the beach and you're at a very large commercial center where you'll find dozens and dozens more. 

The bus stop is less than ten minutes walk from the beach and services from there are very regular to all surrounding resorts and towns with direct services as far north as Las Palmas and in the other direction round to Mogan. "Lineas Salmon" also offer an hourly ferry service with stops at Anfi, Arguineguin and Mogan. (Highly recommend getting a ferry say from Puerto Rico to Mogan then coming back by the much quicker bus service).

Even on a Sunday when the beaches in generally get very, very busy with the locals there's always sunbeds free somewhere on this beach as first there are so many of them and secondly the more popular and certainly more crowded beach in the area is neighbouring Amadores. There's a nice seafront (cliff-top) walk way between the two beaches.

Recap :-

  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Subeds
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Public Transport
  • Child Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Water Sports
  • Drinks & Snacks available