Information & Facts
For watersports and swimming it is best to head for the white,
sandy Amadores beach across the bay, where the whole gamut of fun
in the sun from water-skiing to scuba diving is available. Other
sporting facilities like tennis and squash are to be found in the
vicinity, especially in nearby Puerto Rico, which is well-supplied
with amenities, including water parks, amusement parks and
mini-golf. Playa del Cura is well situated on the tourist route for
excursions to the capital, Las Palmas, or visits to other parts of
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Playa del Cura is built on steep cliffs, therefore not suited to
the elderly or those with difficulty walking. Families with
teenagers may find entertainment is limited for this age group.
Swimmers and bathers should be wary of the strong currents off both
of Playa del Cura's beaches.
Those in search of all-night clubbing and pubbing will have to
take the 10-minute hop by bus or taxi across to Puerto Rico to
satisfy their craving, but those looking for more relaxed evenings
will be well catered for in one of Playa del Cura's bars. There are
several fun pubs, like Pio Pio on Tauro beach, which offers open
house jam sessions on Sunday evenings, or the Irish bar, Old
Brouge, and its counterpart Welsh bar, Fleur de Lys, both on the
upper level of the commercial centre. Several of the larger hotels
offer their own entertainment, which is open to non-guests.
Playa del Cura offers a fairly good choice of restaurants,
mostly situated in the commercial centre. There are seafood
restaurants with excellent fish dishes, as well as other food
styles on offer. Bistro 22 is perhaps the best known restaurant in
Playa del Cura, as is the popular Guantanamo Canarian
The commercial centre of Playa Del Cura is a few hundred yards
from the beach, its anchor store being a large Spar supermarket
with in-store bakery, which stocks all requirements for
vacationers. There are a few gift and souvenir stores. For more
serious shopping, however, visitors can take a bus or taxi to
nearby Puerto Rico where it is possible to buy literally anything
and everything at three huge shopping malls, including the sought
after duty-free electrical goods, photographic equipment and
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).