LOCATION: in SAN AGUSTIN, by the seaside boardwalk with bars and restaurants, shopping centre by the hotel; approx. 3 km from Playa del Ingles, approx. 4.5 km from the famous Maspalomas sand dunes; approx. 25 km from the airport in Las Palmas; bus stop approx. 100 m from the hotel (approx. 3 EUR/Playa del Ingles).
BEACH: Las Burras, public, sandy - dark sand, gently shelving beach, right next to the hotel, umbrellas, sunbeds, and towels payable (approx. 12 EUR/set).
HOTEL: four-star, well-maintained, built in 1973, partly renovated in 2010 and 2013, 244 rooms, 1 building, 8 floors, 4 elevators, spacious and elegant lobby, 24h reception, restaurant - buffet meals, Spanish and international cuisine, highchairs for children available, vegetarian dishes; pool bar, piano bar in the lobby (open only in winter), money exchange, TV room, luggage storage, shop, sunny terrace with a garden, separate terrace for nudists with ocean-view, free wireless Internet in public spaces; extra charges: Internet cafe (approx. 5 EUR/30 min), childcare, laundry, car rental; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 25 m2, elegant and well-maintained, individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone; extra charges: wireless Internet (approx. 6 EUR/day, approx. 18 EUR/week), safety deposit box, mini-bar; free cot for children up to 2 years old (on order before arrival); balcony or terrace (table and chairs); sea-view.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, sweet water, approx. 150 m2, depth 1.1-1.6 m, heated in season, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge, towels for guarantee deposit; table tennis, fitness room; piano bar, animations for adults: live concerts, occasionally professional performances; extra charges: pool table, 2 tennis courts, massages; external offer: watersports on the beach.
ALL INCLUSIVE (at extra charge): buffet breakfast (8.0010.30), buffet lunch (13.00-15.00), buffet dinner (18.30-22.00) in the restaurant; light snacks, ice-cream in between meals in the pool bar; cakes, coffee and tea in the pool bar (16.00-17.00); soft drinks, local and selected imported alcoholic drinks in indicated bar (10.00-24.00); wearing all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 0034/928773877, www.hotelesdunas.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Warsaw – Las Palmas – approx. 5 h
Local time: GMT
Language: Spanish; communication in English and German also possible.
Capital of the island: Las Palmas.
Voltage: 220 V.
Currency: euro (EUR).
Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – from 12 EUR, water – approx. 2 EUR, beer – approx. 2 EUR, wine – approx. 9 EUR.
Transport: efficient and inexpensive (taxi, local buses).
Beaches: free entry; beach service (2 sunbeds + umbrella) – approx. 10 EUR/day.
The islands online: www.grancanaria.com, www.grancanaria.com.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Gran Canaria is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the world. For decades it has been a leading holiday spot. Now Poles have also fallen in love with it. It is called a continent in miniature form – so many landscapes and microclimates here! In addition to the richness of nature it offers many opportunities to spend your dream holiday. A lazybone can rest on the beach here, a hothead of watersports will find endless possibilities, an avid hiker will see many monuments, a partyhead will have fun in the nightclubs, and the kids will play in the amusement parks and hotel miniclubs. Something for everyone. Gran Canaria is a very warm island with a friendly atmosphere - the air temperature does not fall below 20°C and sunbathing on beaches is possible all year round. There are many tourist destinations with a wide hotel offer. The most famous are: Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, San Agustin, Meloneras, Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan and Playa Taurito. Rest assured that holidays on this magnificent island will be remembered for years to come. We invite you.
Gran tour – around the island - the route of the tour runs through the east coast and central part of Gran Canaria. In the programme: Caldera de Bandama - a vantage point by a crater, Jardin Canario - botanical garden and Teror - Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pine. Break for lunch at the vantage point in Valleseco. Another attraction is Cruz de Tejeda, indicating the geographic centre of Gran Canaria. The road runs through the mountainous centre of the island, abundant with winding roads. Stops at vantage points, from which provided good visibility you can see Tenerife, the famous monoliths Roque Bentaiga, Roque Nublo, Pico de Las Nieves - the highest elevation point (1949 m a.s.l.) and a beautiful panorama. Passage through Ayacata, famous for the cultivation of almond trees, the gorges Fataga and Colorado, as well as the Valley A Thousand Palm Trees. Day trip Price – approx. 56 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 28 EUR (includes lunch).
Las Palmas - the capital city of Gran Canaria – a walk around Vegueta, the oldest district of Las Palmas, where the beautiful Cathedral of St Anna is located. Visiting Casa de Colón - Columbus Museum, located in the Governor's House in a charming, Canarian style. A visit to Triana district, famous for its huge number of shops. Most of them are located near Calle Mayor de Triana, with interesting Canarian architecture, mainly in the style of Spanish modernism - the equivalent of Art Nouveau. Transfer to Arucas and a visit to the factory of the famous Canarian ron miel - honey rum. Half-day trip Price – approx. 30 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 15 EUR.
Diving – the Polish diving base offers diving trips and individual training (even for people who are afraid of the water and don't know how to swim!). Price – from approx. 75 EUR (includes: transport, coffee, tea, individual care of a Polish instructor).
Tenerife and Loro Park - depart early in the morning, transfer to the port, sail to Tenerife on a fast ferry - a catamaran. Transfer to the Teide National Park and Loro Park. A visit to the giant park, the largest Zoo on the islands and the greatest attraction of Tenerife, where you can enjoy dolphins, sea lions and trained parrots shows, the aquarium with orcas and an iceberg with penguins. Day trip, return late evening. Price – approx. 90 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 65 EUR (price does not include lunch).
Jeep camel safari - Jeep expedition through the wilderness of wild Gran Canaria. Day trip Price – approx. 55 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 30 EUR (includes camel ride, meal and wine and water).
Afrikat - 4-hour catamaran cruise along the south-west coast of Gran Canaria, during which you can enjoy the magnificent views and take a look into the caves from the water. Swimming and snorkelling possible. Price – approx. 50 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 30 EUR (includes: meal, beer, sangria and cooling drinks).
Spirit of the sea – observation of dolphins - 2-hour cruise from Puerto Rico around the open ocean waters on a professionally equipped shop with a partially glass bottom. Price – approx. 35 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 20 EUR.
In the footsteps of the first inhabitants - day trip to the historical centre and the capital of the island. Travel to Aguimes. Barranco de Guayadeque Gorge formerly inhabited by the original residents of the island. A great attraction is the chapel forged in the rock, as well as the Guanche caves. Travel to Telde - the second largest city of Gran Canaria and the former centre of life of the indigenous people. A walk through the old town and visiting the Church of St. John the Baptist. Travel to Las Palmas. A walk through the oldest suburb of the city – Vegueta, which is overlooked by the beautiful cathedral of St. Anna from the 15th century. The square in front of the cathedral is surrounded by historic buildings that are guarded by Canarian dogs cast in bronze. Visiting Casa de Colón - the museum house of Columbus - commemorating the traveller's visit to the island before his famous expedition to the Americas. Free time. Travel to Galdar - visiting the archaeological museum The Grotto of Paintings. Price – approx. 35 EUR, children (2-11 y.o.) – approx. 20 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.