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Stories and Tips Gran Canaria

The celebration

Written by thoromar on 04 Feb, 2005

We went on this trip to spend Christmas away from home and to celebrate my 50th anniversary. We started the day with a breakfast at Puerto Vista, a small restaurant. The breakfast was simple, but you could have eggs and bacon (English) and a pastry.…Read More


Christmas Eve

Written by thoromar on 04 Feb, 2005

We spent Christmas Eve at the resort. After a self-made breakfast, we rested at the poolside on a beautiful and warm sunny day. At noon, we went to Tapas Tapas for a light lunch. At 1pm Santa Claus arrived by air in a helicopter. Every…Read More


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The Dunes of Maspalomas

Written by SophNRamon on 05 Mar, 2005

I would do anything and everything to avoid the touristy mess of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, but a trip to the dunes is worth the stress surrounding it. We visited with our rental car, so that we could escape quickly if need be!…Read More


Good Food

Written by Janet Macro on 24 Jun, 2004

We ate out some evenings, but we did enjoy going to the hypermarket or local market to get good fresh food. With large prawns, inexpensive meat, salad ingredients, fresh fruit easy to obtain, even though we only had a two ring cooker we were able to…Read More


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Masapolomas/Playa de Ingles

Written by Bumper on 09 Jan, 2004

The dunes of Masapolomas are an awesome sight. It is easy to make believe you are lost in the desert instead of on a resort island. Playa de Ingles is one of the party spots on the island. Most clubs don't get…Read More


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Mogan

Written by Bumper on 09 Jan, 2004

Very picturesque small town. There are a lot of nice small cafes on the harbour waterfront and more along the beachfront. There are flowers over the small roadways and lots of photo oppurtunities. Several small shops cater to the tourists without being tacky. I…Read More


Puerto Rico

Written by Bumper on 09 Jan, 2004

A small town on the south end of the island. It has a nice beach area with a scenic harbour. It has many vacation package lodging hotels. It was the low point of our visit to the island. The shopping mall is…Read More


Hotels

Written by traveler767 on 12 Dec, 2000

Most hotels offer programs with breakfast included. Take this option because it is easier to have breakfast at your hotel; however, they also offer lunch and dinner with your room...do not accept these offers. The food is generally good, but it is more…Read More


Car Hire

Written by Janet Macro on 24 Jun, 2004

We got our car through RCI from Avis. Staff was somewhat abrupt. We had a Renault Meganne Scenic which was bigger than we needed for two but it was fun with all the storage places. Diesel was so cheap that it was very inexpensive. All the roads are where…Read More


other islands

Written by traveler767 on 12 Dec, 2000

Tenerife is one of the canary islands and has black sand beaches. There are also volcanoes on the island. i didn't visit this island, but I read a lot about it and thought it would be interesting to see. Lanzarote has a…Read More


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