Just a 15 minute walk from Puerto Escala, Amadores (which literally means “The Lovers”) is a great beach to visit. The beach itself is bigger than the one in Puerto Rico and has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants behind. You can rent sunbeds or spread your towel on the sand.
The sand’s actually different than the powdery Anfi sand or fine Puerto Rico sand. It’s coarser (made from crushed stone) and easier to brush off!
I recommend a visit to Playa del Amadores during the week because all the Canarians from Las Palmas descend on the area at the weekend with their camper vans. They set up virtual houses on the beach – tents, kitchens, tables, chairs, toys for the many kids – quite amusing to see – and they spend all day there until late. If you prefer more space (and quiet) Monday to Friday is good! You can see the sea parades pass by at Fiesta del Carmen if you’re there on July 16th.
At the far end of Amadores Beach is a mini golf course. What is it with mini golf here? They had a large free space so they built a mini golf course. We already have about 15 of these things in the south of the island – at least!! You can’t walk more than 10 minutes without finding one! How about a dolphinarium or cinema? Nope, mini golf! Well, I’m not exactly Tiger Woods but I admit the mini golf is fun (not in the middle of August when it’s 40ºC though!)
If you fancy a change from Puerto Rico or Mogán, try Amadores Beach. You can get the bus (or a cab) from Mogan or stroll along the sea wall if you’re based in Puerto Rico. You can get food, drink, snacks and newspapers when you get there. And if you feel energetic… there’s always the mini golf!