It’s usually packed here by July but… not this year!
Actually I’ve rarely seen Gran Canaria this quiet in the summer months. It is a combination between rising flight costs and package holiday costs, the appalling exchange rate (you used to be able to get a euro and a half for a pound, now it’s just over a euro) and the package holiday cheap special offers to other resorts.
There are people who come to Gran Canaria every year without fail, despite the cost or exchange rate, becaues they love it here and wouldn’t consider anything else. Then there are the ones who just want to go somewhere hot and don’t really mind whereabouts.
We’ve been quite busy in Puerto Escala, Puerto Rico on the fishing desk so I’m not complaining (maybe something to do with Barakuda Dos catching six huge marlins this week!) Perhaps things will pick up next week, with the school holidays. It is a bit strange to see a half empty beach this time of year!