Kick back and relax
Stepping onto the Playa de Amadores, a wave of peacefulness will wash over you. It's not just because of the sand imported from the Caribbean underneath your feet, or the warm sun on your skin – it's because the beach is actually calmer than most. Ball games and loud music aren't allowed here, so there's more room to stretch out your towel, less sand in your face, and more music in your headphones.
It probably comes as no surprise then that the Playa de Amadores is also known as "the lover's beach." Cliffside cocktails and rentable double bed-like lounge chairs with a beachside view at the Amadores Beach Club make it the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. That's not to say it isn't great for families – the restaurants up and down the beach serve dishes from around the world and for all palates. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also only a short drive away in towns like Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán.
It's pretty much impossible to find a hotel in Amadores that doesn't have incredible ocean views. Nestled into the cliffs surrounding the beach, most hotels directly overlook the bay and come equipped with terraces perfect for catching those gorgeous sunsets. To fit an array of budgets, accommodation ranges from luxurious hotel-spa duos to laidback apartments, providing comfortable pit stops for families and couples alike.
Each Gran Canarian city or village has a unique face, offering scores of activities different from the last – and lucky for you, a lot of these spots are clustered very close together. That means your holiday doesn't have to be confined to the five-mile radius surrounding your hotel – just a quick drive or a scenic walk over the Amadores cliffs, visitors will find the vibrant town of Puerto Rico. A little further on from there is the seaside village of Puerto de Mogán, where you can find an assortment of gourmet restaurants, a local market, bustling nightlife and ocean adventure.
In Puerto Rico, embark on a dolphin-watching excursion, or hop aboard a glass-bottom boat and explore underwater life up-close. Back on dry land, take a stroll down colourful avenues and pause in local shops at Puerto de Mogán, or take a ride in an actual yellow submarine.
In Amadores, there's a little something for everyone in the way of food, from traditional Spanish tapas and quaint cafes to Indian cuisine and an Italian pizzeria. You can even find beans on toast and a pint of Guinness if you're craving a taste of home. What's more, almost every Amadores restaurant boasts amazing waterfront views. And with Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán just a short walk away, an even wider selection of Spanish cuisine and international delights are right at your fingertips.
Nightlife, your way
What goes better with a full day of lounging on the beach than a cool cocktail or a crisp beer to end the night? For a quiet evening to match a relaxing day, visitors can indulge in a glass of wine from the patio of a waterfront restaurant or a hotel balcony in a comfortable chair.
Looking to crank the night up a notch? At the Amadores Beach Club, sip cocktails from plush white sofas and listen to live music or a DJ set. Puerto Rico is only a short cab ride away if you want to dance the night away at a local disco, or grab a beer at a sports bar.