Patalavaca a small cozy resort town on Gran Canaria
Patalavaca is probably one of the smallest cities in the tourist area, but it is certainly not boring. It is believed that there is virtually nothing but the building you see, just around the roundabout, but it's not quite right. On one side of the roundabout is one of the oldest apartment complexes, called "Donana", it is located in the corner and all apartments have sea views.
On the other hand there is a small shopping center where you can also find some restaurants and you will not see anymore. If you follow the road past the yellow center and keep to the right of the roundabout, you will find a new city, both with rental complexes and residential properties, common to all of them, they have a fantastic views over the sea and the bay in front of "Anfi"
If you want to spend your holidays in Patalavaca, try to rent privately, or go straight to the places you would like to live there are not many charter companies offering something here.
The cities of Gran Canaria
There are a lot of differences in the cities of Gran Canaria, but those in the tourist area on the south coast only consist of hotels and shopping centers, all of which are there simply to entertain and to help the visitors spend their money.
But if you want to experience the real Gran Canaria then you need to move away from the tourist areas and find the local towns which are further up on the island there you can listen to local music and watch folk dancing and enjoy the taste of real Canarian cuisine it is such a wonderful experience to sit on the town square in the evening with a blanket around you and feel the wind sweeping around your feet.
If you choose to go for a walk local non tourist areas then you will experience an entirely different Gran Canaria, both with the friendliness of the people on the streets and in the restaurants there you will find the peace and the tranquility of the real Gran Canaria.
If you are traveling alone and would like to be part of one of these evenings we here at Canariainfo can organize this for you and help you enjoy an experience you will never forget.
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