you tell me what the apartments are like where I'll be staying?
Definitely, the number 1 of the
questions asked list. Your holiday brochure and my apartments page
should answer everything for you but I also know of a lot of the
complexes here and can tell you my opinion of them. I'm starting to get
a good collection of messages from people who've been here telling me
about the complexes and apartments they were at in Puerto Rico so can
send you these if relevant too. Also
on the forum there's an "apartments" section where you can post
questions in the hope that people who are going or have been, can post
the replies you're looking for.
there anywhere on the Internet where I can find cheap flights to Gran
Yes - Cheapflights
& also Skyscanner
Is there an internet cafe?
Gran Canaria is very much there as far as tecnology goes and you'll
find almost every commercial center has at least one cybercafe plus a
lot of restaurants and bars have free wifi for their customers. If you
MUST have Internet look when booking your accommodation as most hotels
and apartment complexes also offer WI-FI.
What's the time difference between
Gran Canaria and .........?
We are on GMT time here so the same
as the UK. We even put out clocks forwards and backwards and the same
time of the year.
the weather like there at the moment?
a look at the top of each of our pages to see the forecast or check the
forum's "everything else section" for a weather forecast thread.
do I get from the Airport to Playa del Ingles.....Maspalomas.... Puerto
good for sunburn?
Sit in the sun for 4
hours without a break. No, don't do that! You will burn and what's good
for burns is Aloe Vera and/or Lavender. To help soothe the pain, try
cold, natural yoghurt (on the burn, not to eat!) Start your holiday
with A minimum of factor 9, it really is very easy to burn here as
thousands each week can surely tell you! Have
a look here
much money should I bring?
it all and if you don't spend it, take it back with you! Check my page
on Shopping and
that should give you a good idea. Most excursions cost around
€30 each so add on for that too.
do I need to bring if I want to hire a car?
b) Is it worth hiring a car on Gran Canaria?
(a) Your driving licence - all
nationalities welcomed - and your passport.
(b) Yes, here's
why and how
Puerto Rico a good place for kids/families/singles/young fun/a quiet
"Yes" for everyone! The resort
genuinely caters for everyone. The huge choice of excursions, bars,
restaurants, shops, activities and things to do in general by day and
night here are aimed at everyone. There is no "low season" here so
everything's always there for everyone.
the best place to go shopping?
Las Palmas, Las Terrazas in Telde or
"Atlantico" in Vecindario, near the aiport. Look at my Shopping page.
injections do I need to get before I arrive?
my mobile phone work there?
probably, yes. I know the major companies from the UK (Orange, Mercury,
Vodafone) do. Make sure you've asked you're supplier to give you
international access though before you leave home.
there plenty of cash points (ATM) around?
Yes, accepting all the major cards
including those with the cirus logo as well as the more common visa and
access/master card logos plus all versions of them (visa electron,
maestro...) and more but not Link cashpoint cards from the UK unless it
has one of the other mentioned logos on it too.
Balito Beach (playa Balito) in relation to Puerto Rico?
30 minutes walk/5 minutes (free every
hour) bus ride and you're staying at the Balito Beach apartments as
that's all there is there! (nice though).
insects/creepy crawlies should I expect?
afraid! Usually they hide from movement and light which means it's not
common for them to get into apartments though they do like cool, dark
places so if you're window's open all the time with lights off and you
out (you'll be robbed doing that by the way), they may decide to come
in (cockroaches now) and have a look round. Spray them if you see one,
don't stand on them as this is how the female's eggs can be spread. Not
so common to see a mosquito though and the lizards that live here are
never to be found around apartment complexes as human's scare them
silly. Don't leave food out overnight or spilt sweet stuffs at any time
and you shouldn't have a problem with anything.
you have the postal address for .........
If you want to write to a bar or
restaurant in the main commercial center, the address would be
Whatever Bar, Centro Commercial Civico, Puerto Rico, 35130 - Gran
it was the Europa Center it would be
Whatever Bar, Europa Center, Puerto Rico, 35130 - Gran Canaria
an apartment complex it would be
Whatever Apartments, Puerto Rico, 35130, Gran Canaria
Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, again the name of the hotel or complex
followed by Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles and the code 35100 - that'll
get it there. For businesses you'll need a street address but it's easy
to get that searching google.
it still lively in winter - are many places still open?
Yes, definately still busy in winter
as that's the island's busiest season. Not a lot of places to go in
Europe during winter for guaranteed sunshine so everyone heads here.
Summer is the quiet season oddly enough but other than the odd thing
such as foam parties (summer only) and banks opening on a Saturday
(winter only), everything stays the same here
I print out some of your site to bring with me or give to friends?
Yes, help yourself to whatever you
want. All I ask is you don't copy my stuff to do a site of your own
without asking me first, especially the photos. If you want to print
stuff off to use as a travel guide for when you're here and/or give it
to anyone else
to use, fine - go ahead - it's half the reason I do this anyway.
I order flowers (in advance) over the phone by credit card and have
them delivered to someone in Puerto Rico?
Yes, call Floristeria Gladysflor at
C.C.C.Puerto Rico - bajo Caja de Ahorras.
Tel +34 - 928 - 560399