Stayed for 2 weeks in October and loved the apartment which was fully equipped. It was often too hot (30 degrees) to go to the fantastic local beach until around 5pm so we did spend a lot of time in. This part of Gran Canaria is strictly for peace and tranquillity. Great swimming with our boys every evening. There is no night life so a huge collection of DVDs came in very useful. It was great to be amongst locals in the bars who were very friendly with their few words of English. We were given a free meal at Bar Portalon as we spent a whole evening there and only paid for our (cheap) drinks. I would definitely recommend the apartment and the area. Great to chill.
Wanted a break from all the tourist commercialism and this suited just fine. Recommended by a friend who'd been there diving.
Was a bit scared about trotting out to somewhere where they don't all speak English but locals made you feel very welcome and the property manager was very accomodating. Property is very clean and neat and the balcony with the sea view was a nice place to spend hot evenings with plonk as well as in the town's one or two local restaurants. There aren't that many but the local town of Galdar's only 10 mins away and there's lots more to do there (though nothing like the party life in the South!).
The area's very diverse from the sea to almost desert tracks and then up into mountains, and foresty bits all in a very small area. Roads are good but narrow, passing on mountain tracks a bit lary! So a fair amount to do including a massive collection of dvds for some reason (maybe the owner used to own Blockbuster?). Anyhow helped to fill the time when the potatoes were on the boil.
All in all then worth a visit. Accomodation good and a few adventurous things to do for me and a sunny beach for the memsahib. Recommended.
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