Ready for sun, sand, and seashells? If you’re looking for a romantic and relaxing weekend trip with your significant other, it’s time to grab your swimsuits and hit the beaches of Puerto Rico! Whether you’ve had enough of the frosty temperatures of the European winter, or are disappointed by the almost equally cold summer, Gran Canaria’s Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for soaking up some much-needed sunlight while de-stressing with a good book or rekindling the romance of your relationship with a lovely stroll around the beach.
Along with dozing in the sand and going for a dip in the ocean’s refreshing water, couples have many opportunities to explore the island’s romantic venues, its fine dining options, and its luxurious shopping malls during their weekend away from stress and obligations. Whether you’d like to spend quality time with your partner, explore the local cuisine, or shop until you drop (back in the sand), a beach holiday in Puerto Rico promises not to disappoint!
Tan on the Beach
Puerto Rico, which lies in the southwest of Gran Canaria, is best known for its picturesque beaches, which attract thousands of tourists every year. While Puerto Rico Beach is a favourite among families with children, Amadores Beach is best-suited for couples who wish to unwind on an easy-chair and enjoy the view of the island’s dazzling cliffs. After all, what could be more romantic than listening to the calming sound of the ocean with your partner?
*Insider Tip: It’s worth walking to the neighbouring village of Mogan after a beach day. The town’s harbour and canals are simply beautiful.
Renew the Romance
If you find yourself prioritising your career over your love life, reconnect with your spouse and catch up on your missed romantic evenings in Puerto Rico. After spending the day at Amadores Beach, be sure to catch a film at the city’s Moonlight Cinema, which is Europe’s only permanent outdoor movie theatre. Enjoy each other’s company with some refreshments, comfortable love seats and blankets, and a delightful viewing experience under the stars.
*Insider Tip: Adults should expect to pay £12.99 for one ticket.
If you’re looking to discover the fine dining options of Puerto Rico, you won’t have to venture far: after enjoying a breathtaking sunset at the beach, simply walk over to the close-by Puerto Rico Beach Club Restaurant, which features local cuisine and an extensive wine list. Although you’ve already watched the sun go down, this luxurious culinary experience will immediately brighten your evening.
For a more intimate dinner date, the grotto-like interior of La Taberna Timanfaya offers an ambiance and a gastronomic selection to remember. With a wine list that would satisfy the greatest connoisseur and a menu that changes on a daily basis, you’re always in for a fresh and delicious surprise at this restaurant, which is only a short, 15-minute bus ride away from Amadores Beach.
*Insider Tip: If you’re interested in the local cuisine, be sure to indulge in the island’s large variety of seafood!
How to Get to Puerto Rico
If you’re jetting off to Puerto Rico from the UK, it’s easiest to book flights to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria airport. From London Gatwick, a round-trip for a mid-July weekend holiday is ca. £149 for couples flying with Thomas Cook Airlines, and approximately £163 from London Stansted with Ryanair. Ready, set, bargain!
For inexpensive and reliable airport transfer services, we recommend booking a private or shared taxi with Shuttle Direct, whose local and experienced drivers will whisk you away to your holiday paradise as quickly and safely as possible.
*Insider Tip: Don’t miss out on Shuttle Direct’s direct and convenient rides. Pre-book on their website today!
Where to Stay
For romance, luxury, and ease, couples often choose Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa. This four-star oasis is located a mere 7-minute walk from Amadores Beach. After returning from a swim and stroll on the beach, treat yourself to free Wi-Fi, a couples’ spa treatment, a soak in the hot tub, or a revitalising sweat in the sauna of the hotel.
For a modern ambiance, look no further than the Hotel Altamadores, which is an 8-minute walk from the beach. With its complimentary Wi-Fi, swimming pools, terraces, and proximity to the Europa Shopping Centre, couples’ typical holiday destinations are right at their doorstep in this four-star hotel!
About Shuttle Direct
For the past fifteen years, Shuttle Direct has enjoyed success as a principal transfer service in Europe and North Africa. Whether you’re looking for the luxury of private vehicles or for the convenience of a shared ride, you’ll find the perfect option on Shuttle Direct’s user-friendly website.