We stayed in the Vistamar for 11 nights from 30-Aug to 10th Sept. In summary, it's a lovely complex of apartments, very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The only downside from my perspective was a lack of activities, which could be easily rectified. The pool was ok, albeit a bit small, but sunbed availability was acceptable. The usual towel brigade were down there at 9am to reserve beds, but there was always the odd ones spare. Despite what has been mentioned previously, we found no issue with using inflatables and toys in the pool. The pool bar, ran by an English girl, served nice standard of food and relatively well priced. The location itself is a 10 minute walk from the main shopping centre, spitting distance of the small port and main beach, and only a 20 minute walk to the Amadores beach. Puerto Rico on the whole is a nice, albeit dated resort. But, beware of the lucky lucky sellers. They are a pain in the backside, and constantly on your case. Don't be fooled into going along for a taxi ride unless you desperately want the freebies on offer. But they are camped right outside the complex, so just ignore them or tell them politely to go forth and multiply.
Be aware, if you go in high season, the temperatures are almost unbearable at night. Vistamar, get some air-con. The ceiling fans just circulate hot air.
Aside from having to shout at some idiotic English people who thought it was fun to shout and scream in the pool at 3am, it was a wonderful holiday.
A little better on the facilities and I'd of given this place a 5 star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- XQ Vistamar is a cozy complex with 34 apartments just off the Puerto Rico beach in the South of Gran Canaria. Its fantastic location just a little distance from the Puerto Rico Shopping Centre with its shops, restaurants and bars as well as the nearby pleasure craft harbor makes it an ideal location to enjoy your holidays on Gran Canaria.In order to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible, amongst other things, you will be able to enjoy our Bar by the Swimming pool, ideal for having an aperitif or light meal without needing to move away from the pool area. A truly relaxing experience.Come and get to know us, and you will find out why all our customers come back to us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- XQ Vistamar Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria