Holiday Rentals - Gran Canaria Playa del Ingles


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Gran Canaria Playa del Ingles
Spanish Holidays direct from the Villa and Apartment owners at Playa Del Ingles Gran Canaria. Playa Del Ingles is a very popular location for your holiday with lively nightlife, or a quiet restaurant over looking the ocean.

Where's good for nightlife?
The vast array of bars, clubs and restaurants in the biggest beach resort, Playa del Ingles, is a honeypot for the young and lively crowd. Yumbo Centrum, the multi-storey shopping centre has the highest concentration of nightspots.

Las Palmas is also buzzing at night, but it's a long way from the main beach resorts in the south. If you like your nightlife to come with a Union Jack, try Puerto Rico which has lots of British pubs and cafes.

What's the food like?
Resorts have cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Many serve international fare (fish 'n' chips, bacon and eggs, etc) but there are some fantastic local dishes such as sancocho - a mixture of fish, goat's cheese and garlic potatoes.

Try sama a la sal - fish baked in salt - and don't skip the delicious papas con mojo - hot, spicy potatoes.

What should I buy?
The Canaries are a duty-free paradise and prices are cheaper in the shops on the islands than at the airports or on flights back home. All the resorts have shopping arcades, and electronic goods can often be found cheaper than back home.

One of the best places for electronic goods is around Parque de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas. For other goods, try Centro Comercial Las Arenas in the capital, or the fashionable Avenida de Mesa y Lopez.

Locally-made products to look out for include pottery, cutlery with bone handles, embroidery, hand-woven baskets, hand-woven silk and cigars.

What is there for children to do?
There are lots of theme parks in the south - including Palmitos, which has 230 species of bird and an aquarium; the Holiday World amusement park with white-knuckle rides; and the Aqua Sur and Ocean Park water parks.

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Commented Ian in La Marina 2011-08-16 07:01:04 UTC