Destinations / Canaries / Gran Canaria / Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a sheltered port and harbour area, lying west of Playa del Ingles. Only 20 minutes drive apart, the two resorts could hardly be more different and holidays in Puerto Rico are just as enjoyable, despite being so different in character and this is just one of the factors that make holidays to Gran Canaria so popular.
Whilst Playa del Ingles is wild and vibrant, Puerto Rico Gran Canaria is much more laid back and relaxing. That is not to say it's dull. Far from it! Even though the pace is slightly more leisurely, the resort still has plenty of nice restaurants with local and international cooking, lots of shops and bars and a good commercial centre.
Protected as if sitting in the palm of low mountains, the resort is a calm curve of glistening sea populated by a busy and bustling marina, jammed with colourful and opulent sailing craft.
Holidays in Puerto Rico are tailor made for sun lovers as the beach is beautifully sandy and soft (albeit man made) and is a favourite haunt for watersports. It's perfect for windsurfing, sailing, pedaloes and waterskiing and, of course, lying prone under a warm sun is absolutely permitted too! Puerto Rico enjoys a high volume of repeat business, testament to its laid back ambience and friendly, warm atmosphere.
Puerto Rico Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Las Palmas Airport (LPA)
Distance: 48km from Las Palmas Airport to Puerto Rico
You can get a shared shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Puerto Rico. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Puerto Rico. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.