Riviera Marina

Huddled into the base of a rocky cliff, the Riviera Marina has the beach on its doorstep, with views of the horizon framed by the hills around.

The hotel has two pools on a decked terrace. One of these has a couple of whirlpools, and there are two separate splash pools for kids. By the water, you’ll also find a bar that serves drinks and snacks.

The restaurant serves freshly cooked breakfasts and vast buffet spreads. Everything here’s family friendly, so even the fussiest eater will have plenty of choice. And after your evening meal, the entertainment of discos, singers and dancers kicks in.

Overview of Playa del Cura

On a beautiful island that offers plenty of space to unwind, holidays to Gran Canaria are becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers looking to escape and recharge their batteries at hotels like the Riviera Marina.

Playa del Cura offers rest and relaxation but ensures you’re within easy reach of the larger resort of Puerto Rico. ‘Cura’ translates to ‘care’ in English, and that’s exactly what you get here – care and a very friendly welcome.

The tempo here is easy Think gentle shores, lazy beach days and cocktail-filled nights. However, watersports, boat trips and even an Angry Birds theme park are all only a short taxi journey away.

Things to do in Playa del Cura

When you stay at the Riviera Marina, you’re within striking distance of Playa del Cura’s best attractions.

One of the most visited beaches in all of Spain, the lively Amadores is just around the bay. The sand here is made from crushed coral imported from the Caribbean, and one of the beach’s main draws is its scuba diving.

Puerto Rico is only a five-minute taxi journey away. A place loaded with shopping, it also has a spotless family-friendly beach and a lot going on after dark. The strip is famous for its party atmosphere and revellers can dance until dawn.

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and relaxation, a trip to Playa del Cura is perfect. A quiet corner of the Canary Islands, here you can truly unwind.

Resort Summary

With an average year-round temperature of 24°C, Gran Canaria is a paradise for sun-seekers.

The beach here is a glorious strip of volcanic sand that gently slopes into the water, attracting locals and tourists alike. Plus, because these golden sands and calm waters often fly under the radar for tourists, there’s no need to fight for a sunbed.

If you’re looking for a livelier beach spot, then you can also head to the equally glorious Amadores, where the crushed coral beach was imported from the Caribbean. Here, there’s a great scuba-diving scene and below the waters, you can spot parrotfish, damselfish and even the occasional octopus.