Playa de Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria belongs to the municipality of Mogan, in southern part of the island It is well connected to the rest of the island, as the GC-1 motorway passes right by it. Although the island has lots of beaches which were formed naturally, there are three that are man-made. The most popular, and well known, is this one, the beach of Puerto Rico. It is popular among the British and Irish tourists, mostly families.
It is the first of the artificial beaches in Gran Canaria to be made. All similar tourism projects look up to this beach, to try and copy it. With its two hundred and fifty meters long and ninety meters wide, the beach of Puerto Rico offers a wide range of tourist and entertainment activities worthy of the best places in the Canaries. Most of the hotels and apartments are built on the sides of the hills, facing the sea.
One of the peculiarities that gives prestige to this beach is its sailing offer. The large marina of Puerto Rico, next to the beach, is the mooring point of hundreds of yachts, fishing and sailboats. The summer sailing school is one of the most important of the island, and it is where every year hundreds of youngsters are taught how to meet the wonderful world of sailing.
Its fantastic promenade that runs along the inside perimeter of the beach offers a wide variety of services to enjoy. We can find the best of local and international cuisine, cocktails, and shops, where you will find all you need to spend an incredible day of sun at the Puerto Rico beach: umbrellas, hats, towels, fans, sunscreen, etc.
The golden sand of the beach of Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria has a great quality, clean and invigorating. The temperature is great all year long so the sand is warm most of the time. The sand is clean and pure. Its waters are calm, they are wrapped by two artificial breakwaters that protect the flow of sea.
For the more adventurous, the beach also gives us the opportunity to practice water sports. You can rent water skis, jet skis, and sea kayaks. You can also do sport fishing from a boat, which you can book at the harbour itself. Everything is well organized so that the sports can be practiced securely for you and the rest of swimmers, e.g. if you rent jet skis, you are taken to another beach by boat. In this photo, you can see that the area of the sailboats is clearly separated from the area for swimmers.
There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, so no need to carry them. These photos were taken in March and you can see how the ones in the front are the first to be taken.
Great place to visit, for families, friends, couples (nice romantic sunsets here) with plenty of restaurants, which one can enjoy all year long.
In the video below, you can see the beach, sea view from the apartments located on the top of the hill, and the shopping centre.