Destination guide

It's always fun in the sun in Puerto Rico

The phrase fun in the sun was surely made for Puerto Rico, a buzzy holiday resort on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria. This purpose-built resort created in the 1960s is a hotspot for Europe's snowbirds who flock in the winter to bask in the sun. The volcanic island's proximity to the African continent means a balmy climate all year round. Most Puerto Rico vacation rentals are a short walk from the wide sandy beach, which is book-ended by 2 harbors. Younger kids may love the Angry Birds theme park, which opened in 2013.

Things to do

Meet the Angry Birds of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria's most popular family resorts, thanks to its great beaches and safe, shallow waters. But sometimes it's nice to explore away from the beach. Opened in Puerto RIco in 2013, the Angry Birds Activity Park is a vast adventure playground moments from many Puerto Rico vacation rentals. The park is aimed at younger Angry Birds fans and themed around the popular game. Meet your favorite characters, play adventure croquet, or conquer the colorful climbing wall. The park is open all-year round, with late night opening at weekends.


Sun, sea, and sandcastles in Puerto Rico

The whitewashed resort of Puerto Rico is set around a beautiful crescent of buttery soft sand and a glittering turquoise bay. The resort is sheltered from the brisk trade winds Gran Canaria is famous for, and a shallow surf and lifeguard protection means it's safe for all the family. Puerto Rico vacation rentals are often a leisurely stroll from the beach. During the busy summer months, the beach can get crowded, but there are plenty of alternative activities nearby. Try jet-skiing or parasailing from the beach, or book a dolphin-watching cruise from the marina.


Discover winter warmers in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the sunniest resorts on the island with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Phew! It's protected from Gran Canaria's legendary trade winds, and the average temperature is 70°F. August is the hottest month, but it's also the busiest. December and January are equally popular times to visit, when the snowbirds descend to escape the dreary northerly winters. There's often chance of rain in November and December, but showers are brief, and you'll soon be back on the sun lounger.

Natural features

Embrace the piney fresh forests of Puerto Rico

Tucked away in the southwestern flank of the island, Puerto Rico is a short drive from the Pilancones Natural Park - 8,000 hectares of pine forest. It has a greater concentration of pine trees than anywhere on the island. Take a hike around the lower regions and see indigenous cacti on its slopes, or spot the island's rare birds, including the Gran Canaria blue chaffinch and wild canaries. Book a guided tour from the resort or explore on your own via a rented 4-wheel drive.

How to get there

How to get to and around Puerto Rico

The nearest airport is in Las Palmas (LPA-Gran Canaria), located 22.2 mi (35.7 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Puerto Rico?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,656 vacation rentals near Puerto Rico. From 730 Condos/Apartments to 318 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Puerto Rico for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Puerto Rico?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puerto Rico:

  • Puerto de Mogán: 165 vacation rentals
  • San Agustín: 293 vacation rentals
  • Meloneras: 221 vacation rentals
  • Arguineguin: 91 vacation rentals
  • Costa Meloneras: 108 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Puerto Rico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Puerto Rico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Rico Marina: 2,213 vacation rentals
  • Angry Birds Activity Park: 2,235 vacation rentals
  • Degollada de Las Yeguas Lookout: 2,660 vacation rentals
  • Mogan Port: 2,096 vacation rentals
  • Maspalomas Dunes: 2,282 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto Rico listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Puerto Rico?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 730 Condos/Apartments in Puerto Rico. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Puerto Rico include:

  • Villas: 318 rentals available
  • Houses: 294 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 262 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Puerto Rico?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,223 vacation rentals with pool available in Puerto Rico. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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