I rented the apartment with 5 other friends. The apartment is spacious and well-equipped. A washing machine is included. The third bedroom, with the two single beds is separated by the open living room with curtains.
The apartments location is in a calm street, 5 minutes walking from the Atlantic ocean. It is a perfect base if you want to go windsurfing in Pozo or the more beginner-friendly spot Bahia de Formas. It is also better than most tv show just to watch the advanced windsurfers from the shore. But it is also a good base to explore the rest of the island. For instance within an hour drive we were in the north eastern town Agaete where you find natural swimming pools. The airport is a 15 minutes drive. A handful of bars and restaurants are in town, three surf shops and two small shops with basic food. Some bigger supermarkets are a 5 minutes drive away.
Overall the price quality ratio is really good and I would recommend the apartment for friends and families that appreciate to stay away from the part of the Island that is made for tourists.
A very spacious, well equipped apartment in a quiet residential area. Parking right outside the door, or nearby. This place had everything you could possibly need.including excellent wifi. It's located in a residential block in the unusual little urbanisation of Pozo Izquierdo which is very popular with wind surfers. This is not a resort, and although there is a long stretch of beach, there is little in the way of tourist facilities. A couple of bars, a couple of little shops and a few windsurfer/sports shops. Bar Izquierdo, (five minutes walk away) is a popular little spot with the locals and serves amazing Spanish food at non touristy prices. .... the gofio is to die for!
This is a very handy base for exploring the real Gran Canaria. it's near the airport, near the motorway, and you can reach the awful resorts in about 20 minutes if you really must. There is a huge local shopping complex five minutes away with a massive Carrefour supermarket. If you are looking for a great, comfortable, convenient base, away from the tacky resorts, you couldn't go wrong with this. There are no views from the apartment at all, and no where to sit outside, but it's only a couple of minutes walk to the sea. If you are looking for views, pools, sunbeds, cheap entertainment & tacky bars, this is not for you.
We loved this place and hope to return again next winter. Gran Canaria is a stunningly beautiful Island with a lot to offer the discerning tourist. The southern coast may not be the most beautiful part of the island, but it is convenient and has the best weather so is the best place to base yourself for a winter holiday here.
If i had to make one negative comment, the apartment could do with a thorough cleaning. It certainly wasn't spotless. but other than that it was excellent and made for a fabulous holiday base.
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