I was wondering if anybody could advise me what area to choose. I am going to Gran Canaria at the beginning of April travelling with my wife and 2 boys.
We are from Portugal and beach lovers therefore used to beaches. But since we have had a harsh rainy winter we are looking forward to having an anticipated summer holiday. We will also be dining out so we would like to have restaurants nearby. Travelling with a 4 year old + baby beach and dinner should be at easy walking distance. I also wanted an area with guaranteed good weather, calm waters and as less wind possible. Would also like to get warm water if possible . After doing some research this led me to these 3 beaches.
Comparing the 3 (Puerto Rico, Amadores and Puerto Mogan) Amadores seemed to be the best option: nice restaurants at the beach and it seemed to be the nicest beach in Gran Canaria but after reading so many reviews stating the water is dirty, the coldest in the area and sand hurts your feet I really started to hesitate. Puerto Rico seems to have too much “cheesy” excitement for my taste. Puerto Mogan seems to have great options for dinner but I have doubts about the beach since it also has still water and sand is darkish (not too much to my taste). I wonder if Puerto Mogan beach is cleaner than Amadores water wise?? I suppose Puerto Rico will have the same kind of beach as Puerto Mogan but with more confusion and probably dirtier. The only advantage of Puerto Rico is that I can stay at a resort like hotel at a reasonable price. I am used to urban beaches since we also frequent them occasionally in Portugal and can tolerate them to some extent but don’t want to be holidaying in a dump also. I also researched Anfi Beach, which seemed to be the TOP beach of Gran Canaria, but it is all time share apartments and very hard to rent anything close to the beach.
Can anybody help me out?