Puerto Rico (not to be confused with the country Puerto Rico) is a purpose-built holiday resort for tourists on Gran Canaria. The boulevard runs directly along the beach. Puerto Rico is mainly a resort for families with children.
As Puerto Rico was purpose-built for tourists, there are few permanent inhabitants: only about 3,000 people live here.
Puerto Rico is located on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria, at the end of highway GC-1 (Autovía Las Palmas-Puerto Rico). In the vicinity, you can visit charming places like the fishing village of Arguineguin and the picturesque Puerto de Mogan.
The resort is built for tourists and so there's only one source of income: tourism.
Gran Canaria Airport is situated 50 car kilometers northeast of Playa del Inglés. It's easily reachable by rental car, as the airport lies directly along the main road GC-1 which runs from Puerto Rico, via other popular seaside resorts on the south coast, to the capital Las Palmas. The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.
Public transport is good, both in Puerto Rico and to other places on Gran Canaria. There are good connections with, for example, Playa del Inglés and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's capital.
Traffic and Parking
In summer months it's busy in Puerto Rico, but it's a modern town geared towards tourists. You'll have no problem finding your way around or finding a free parking place. A rental car is an ideal means of transportation if you want to see more of Gran Canaria besides sun, sea and beach. Discover the small inland villages like Cruz de Tejeda. Bear in mind though that the inland mountain roads are narrow and winding.
Besides the places of entertainment and shops, Puerto Rico consists exclusively of hotels, holiday resorts and apartment buildings. There's therefore an enormous choice of accommodations, but we still advise booking your hotel room well in advance, especially during summer months, as it's one of the most popular seaside resorts on Gran Canaria.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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