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Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria the Perfect Place for Beach Life

The reason for why I decided to go to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria was to visit my family that was on winter vacation from Norway. Since I have traveled the last half-year in South America, I haven´t had so much quality time with them. I decided it would be nice to go and visit them and get a break from winter Norway. I really wouldn’t go to Gran Canaria if it were not for my family having a vacation on the island. In my eyes, Puerto Rico is the place for the generation above me, my parents and my grandparents. There are still young people in Puerto Rico; they do even have a significant amount of fun. Maybe you have to look for them. When I was her with my girls from Norway, we had fun in the local disco.


Panorma view over Puerto rico in Gran Canaria


When Arriving to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria, I just had to embrace it and let it be what it is, a place to get a tan, have naps in the sun, swimming, eating ice cream, eating dinner and then maybe drink some wine and then go to sleep and then repeat. It is a acutal charter destination. Nothing new or fantastic, it is pretty much how it was in the 90s, just the fact that the gravity has given its mark on the people at the beach. I think, I now know where topless sunbathing had is out spring from. There is a difference in being 20 and being 70 and sunbathing topless, loving that you are so free and careless. I guess that comes with age.



Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria Beach Area

The beach in Puerto Rico is lovely, clean and nothing terrible. A lot of sunbeds and a lot of Norwegian´s Sunbathing and smoking on the beach. Or when not sunbathing or smoking they were sleeping, they were in the right vacation mood. It was so refreshing to swim around in the bay and enjoying the real charter vacation like a real Norwegian. It was great just to enjoy the sun and do nothing more.




The best Beach in Puerto Rico is in Amadores, the neighborhood beach

It has more scenic water and not so much pain when going out since it get´s deep fast. It has a lot more to offer in restaurants, and they even have something more than just steakhouse, you can also go to Rorbua and get Norwegian Fish cakes for lunch. Or Italian food, you will for sure get with smoking. Being in Gran Canaria is like returning to the 90s everybody smoke, and they do it everywhere. A painful feeling for a nonsmoker. Happy World for all the smoker, they are making the most of it anywhere.

As our friendly Sun-bed staff said about Amadores, you want three sunbeds? No, that is in Puerto Rico. Amadores is a favorite beach so go around 10:00 if you’re going to be together on the beach.


The famous Mall in Puerto Rico

The Mall is where everybody goes to get dinner and fun. You have around 174 different steakhouses that are all competing about serving you food this night. They all have the best food! To be honest, the restaurant San Miguel is the best one. Of course, other places as well are right, there is a lot of the same food with not much variation. If you are looking for extraordinary food and authentic food, this is not the place. Indian food in the 2. second floor is divine, if you are allergic to nuts don´t eat there. I did get a reaction, even so: I said no nuts. There can always be traces, this time bad luck and that was so sad because the food was fantastic!

Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria with the big mall in the center

When you are done for dinner, it is time for Party

You can then go up to the second floor and visit all sorts of bars like Lillebrors or Shamrock bar. Or you can wait to 03.00 in the morning and go for the disco and see if you find some young people in Puerto Rico. They do exist. You will watch the most fucked up bartender in Puerto Rico he is a naughty thing. That has a naughty mind with too many naught attributes. Anyway, happy hour on another level, where they give you Gin with Gin.


When you have done the beach and the mall, well you have done it all

There is not so much to do in Puerto Rico just from enjoying the sun and the heat. The fact that you don´t have to wear winter clothes. It is good, but it doesn´t have so much culture or history, or maybe crazy history from the 90s craziness, that is it.


You can walk to the top of the hill to the Norwegian Place if you want to exercise

If you get a bit tired of being on the beach, there are options, like mountain hiking at 32 degrees is just brilliant. You get a marvelous view over Puerto Rico, and you are ready for lunch when returning from the hike. Takes around one hour to the Norwegian meeting point on the mountains. I enjoyed this walk in the dying heat.

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You can go to the market in Puerto Mogán, which was my favorite

Friday market starts at 08-14.00 you can buy clothes, shoes, handbags, toys and even more things. Remember to bargain a lot with a smile; you will get an excellent price – only for you! You can take the local bus one way then the boat back on the return. Then you will see the coast from above and at sea. The bus ride is a bit crazy if you ask my grandparents. I was a bit tired and fell asleep; it was dangerously scary. The boat will be a relaxing experience. Please go with the local bus!! It cost you less than 2 euros it takes 20 min from Puerto Rico to Puerto Mogán.


Puerto Mogán my favorite place in GC



Puerto Mogán



Puerto Mogán



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Puerto Mogán boats



Puerto Mogán and their boats




The streets of Puerto Mogán

Last Words of Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria

Puerto Rico is a cute place with a lot of comfortable life, nothing to stress or rush. We are enjoying the day and being.

As the taxi driver said I´m going to be here to 4 pm nothing to rush. There is a world of time, take it easy and do not stress.

I love the spirit of people living so peaceful with the time, the phenomenon of no time is only in the more southern country it exists. In Norway, we are all about the time and get moving. Enjoying the energy and  No pasa nada – No Worries. If you need a relaxed vacation – Puerto Rico, would deliver that. It will give you sun and comfortable holiday. I loved being there with my family and just relax, eat, sunbathe and go for a swim in the ocean. The climate is perfect for winter cold Norwegian´s.

Landing at Gardermoen and stepping out in 0 degrees was a though return. I´m grateful for the trip to Gran Canaria, even do it´s maybe a better fit for the generation above me.

Fun fact. I did travel to Gran Canaria with Norwegian airline, not a charter. We lived in an apartment rented through from a private person.

PaulineTravels in Puerto Mogán


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