Playa de Puerto Rico

If you’re staying in Puerto Rico you’ll be pleased with the beach. Puerto Rico beach, or Playa de Puerto Rico as it’s known in Spanish, isn’t the biggest beach on the island but it’s never too packed to lay your towel down either. Playa de Puerto Rico is between two harbours – Puerto Base on the left and Puerto Escala on the right, which is nice if you fancy booking a fishing trip, dolphin trip, day cruise or just wandering around and looking at the boats.

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Behind Playa de Puerto Rico are restaurants, cafes and shops. The Pasarela Centre lines the path between the beach and Puerto Escala (the smaller harbour) but watch out for the Indian shopkeepers who try to grab you on the way past. Timeshare touts hassle you on the other side of the street so you might want to walk down the middle of the road instead (watch out for Canarian taxis if you do that!)

The beach has golden brown sand which isn’t as powdery as the imported Caribbean sand at Anfi del Mar but it is nice. The bay is sheltered so it’s great for swimming.

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You can get the bus to Playa de Puerto Rico from Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas easily enough or a taxi for between 4 and 8 euros from Arguineguin, Tauro or Taurito, depending how far away you are staying.

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