Holidays to Gran Canaria

My two friends and I travelled to Gran Canaria to the resort of Playa Amadores for one week in June.We travelled with First Choice and everything, as a package holiday, went absolutely brilliant.


We stayed in the Riu Vistamar and it is a fabulous all inclusive hotel, with all the amenities that you need on the one complex. The food was amazing and the entertainment was second to none. The members of staff, in the Riu Vistamar were brilliant, very helpful and friendly.

We only took a trip to the beach once or twice and we used the hotels free shuttle service which operates every half hour. Unlike many of the other Canary Islands, Playa Amadores beach is beautiful white sand and set with in a bay so the sea is a lot calmer for swimming in.

We had brilliant days mainly relaxing by one of the two pools or down on the beach enjoying the blazing sunshine and gentle breeze of the Atlantic and on the evenings we took advantage of the all inclusive facilities until midnight then generally went into Puerto Rico after to sample the many clubs and bars on offer in the commercial centre.


Gran Canaria Excursions

We did take advantage of the excursions First Choice offered us in our welcome meeting at the beginning of the holiday one of them being the incredible Souix City which is a western style venue and the original set of the Clint Eastwood film Fist full of dollars. The excursion only cost around twenty five Euros each and included our all transport to and from the venue, a barbecue style meal, a live show with horses, live cattle and magic tricks by the hosts and then afterwards the western style saloon offered live music, line dancing and all you can drink. It really is an excursion not to be missed and we all really enjoyed ourselves.

Gran Canaria as a whole is a wonderful island with plenty going on for every one of all ages and there are loads of places to explore too. I will definitely be returning soon and will certainly be booking the Riu Vistamar again for my next trip there. Hope you have a great time if you book up you won’t be disappointed.