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Thalassotherapy

Talasoterapia

Talasoterapia

Thalassotherapy (Calle Las Margaritas, San Agustin; Calle La Palma, Amadores) – this is the place to be, for those interested in discovering the therapeutic properties of sea water. Here, relaxing spa treatments, pampering massages, and Turkish baths are offered. Such treatments are ideal for rheumatic and post-traumatic conditions, stress-related problems such as nervous fatigue, anxiety and weight loss as well as cellulite.

 

The centre is equipped with a large Get in Shape Pool, sauna, large gym with modern therapeutic and sports facilities, beauty salon, 35 cubicles for individual treatments and large relaxation areas. The pool is ideal for resting, recharging your batteries and finding new energy with several different pools: from sea-water heated to varying temperatures, water jets and Jacuzzis, all complemented by impressive views over the Atlantic. See the following website for more info: hwww.gloriapalaceth.com

 


Sioux City Gran Canaria

Sioux City Gran Canaria

Sioux City Gran Canaria

Sioux City Gran Canaria (Barranco del Águila, San Agustín, Maspalomas) — covering a surface of 320.000 sq. meters, this park is a replica of a Wild West town with its typical houses, a church, a ranch, a bank and a saloon. And of course, where you see cowboys there also must be Indians… So don’t miss the Indian reservation! For the kiddies (as if that wasn’t already enough) there is a small zoo with some cute animals.

 

Ride back in time and get the feel of the Wild Wild West. Meet mythical warriors like White Herb and cowboys such as Doc Holliday or get caught in a bank hold-up or a sudden shoot-out between cold-blooded cowpokes and the lawmen of Sioux City… This is a recreation of the American Wild West with gunfights, rustic barbecues, saloon gals, sheriffs and can-can girls… and to make the feel complete the air around you is filled with country & western music. See the Sioux City website for updated rate and schedule info: http://siouxcity.es

 


Salobre Golf Resort

Salobre Golf Resort

Salobre Golf Resort

Salobre Golf Resort (Autopista Gran Canaria 1, Km 53, Urbanización Salobre Golf, Maspalomas) — This is the only complex in the Canary Islands with 36 holes. Salobre’s philosophy is to offer top quality service which includes in the green fees a golf cart, tees, water, divot repairers, markers and many other comforts in its facilities. There is also a club fitting centre – where the latest technology lets golfers analyze their strokes, along with a selection of materials available for golfers to better suit their swing.

 

This course is set in a countryside very characteristic of the south of Gran Canaria, with ravines, views of the sea and the mountains, where the lush greens contrast with the desert backdrop. An entertaining round for golfers of any level due to the variation of the design of the holes. For more info, go to: www.salobregolfresort.com

 

Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo (landmark) – this is an 80 meter-tall volcanic rock that’s found at a point 1,813 meters above sea level. Reachable via hiking trail, Roque Nublo is one of the biggest free-standing rocks in the world, and is reputed to be on the highest point of the island. Those who reach this point are afforded a panoramic view of the entire island of Gran Canaria. Tour operators who provided guided excursions to this point include: http://excursionsgrancanaria.com; http://mojopiconaventura.com; http://racebiketours.com; www.walkingrancanaria.com;

Puerto de Mogán (playa)

Puerto de Mogán (playa)

Puerto de Mogán (playa)

Puerto de Mogan (beach) – this is a popular beach, a picturesque port, a charming fishing village, a marina and chic holiday destination all rolled into one. The stretch of golden sand on this excellent and well-protected beach, makes it a favorite with families. The clear water is calm and the sea around the breakwater is a great place for snorkeling as there is a variety of fish to spot. Also, visitors can explore the fascinating underwater world by taking a trip on a yellow submarine or spending some time on a deep-sea fishing boat and catch world-record-sized tunas or marlins. There are sunbeds, sunshades, pedalos and canoes for hire and kiosks offering cool drinks and snacks.

Playa Puerto Rico (playa)

Playa Puerto Rico (playa)

Playa Puerto Rico (playa)

Playa Puerto Rico (beach) – another popular Beach located in the southwestern shore of Gran Canaria, Playa Puerto Rico is bustling with holidaymakers who come to enjoy a day out on its small and beautiful beach. In addition, this beach offers a wide selection of water sports activities, ranging from jet skiing, sailing, diving, big-game fishing and windsurfing, to leisure excursions such as pleasure boat trips along the coast, dolphin-watching cruises or trips in glass-bottomed boats to discover the rich underwater life of the area.

Playa de los Amadores (playa)

Playa de los Amadores (playa)

Playa de los Amadores (playa)

Playa de los Amadores (beach) – located in the southwestern shore of Gran Canaria, this extensive beach is on a bay, well-protected from the ocean, and boasts an 800 meter stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters. Peaceful and relaxing, this is a favorite choice for couples looking for a romantic setting to spend a day in the sunshine – so it’s no surprise that Playa de Amadores means lovers’ beach.

 

Playa de Amadores has been given the prestigious Blue Flag award, an accolade for beaches which have achieved high standards in water quality, environmental education, safety and management. There are shower facilities on the beach and buses run to the resort frequently from most areas and are a cheap way to travel. Inexpensive car parking is also available nearby. In addition, Playa de Amadores is a great vantage point to watch the sun disappearing behind the volcanic Mount Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife – a truly breathtaking sunset.

 

Playa de las Canteras (playa)

Playa de las Canteras (playa)

Playa de las Canteras (playa)

Playa de las Canteras (beach) – not many European cities can boast of having a beach right in its center, especially one that functions all year round. Playa las Canteras (at Las Palmas) is one such beach. Along with the usual water sports activities, this beach also has a wealth of marine life, and the nearby reefs provide natural protection from the Atlantic Ocean waves. This beach has an endless flow of bathers, surfers, walkers, sportsmen and women , as well as those who just want to enjoy the view of the shoreline.

Playa de las Alcaravaneras (playa)

Playa de las Alcaravaneras (playa)

Playa de las Alcaravaneras (playa)

Playa de las Alcaravaneras (beach) – this is a popular urban beach located at Las Palmas. Usually the water here is very placid so it’s a great place for activities like sailing and canoeing. After some time in the water, or playing a game of volleyball, there are sunbeds and showers on the beach. In addition, there are kiosks that sell refreshments, as well as various cafés and bars nearby. For those interested in nautical activities, there’s the Varadero Sailing Club (located just south of the beach), and to the north is the chic Real Club Náutico (Royal Sailing Club).

Playa del Inglés (playa)

Playa del Inglés (playa)

Playa del Inglés (playa)

Playa del Inglés (beach) – this beach, located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, is also a fun-and-sun resort of high-rise hotels, shopping malls and fast-food restaurants. Created in the 1960s, on what was up to that point, barren land – is now a tourist hyper-center and famous throughout Europe.

 

Daylight hours can be spent on the beach or shopping but come nightfall the scenery changes completely when the bubbling family atmosphere disappears as discos and nightclubs swing into action until dawn. There are a wide range of venues, including plenty of English, German, Dutch and Scandinavian restaurants and bars.

 


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