Providing plentiful reclining opportunities in the pueblo of Tauro, Atlantic Sands is a tranquil Gran Canaria resort offering a gentler break than some of its party loving neighbours. The island is surrounded on all sides by calm blue horizons, a fully-fledged sun-seeker’s destination in possession of a multitude of activities and volcanic landscapes. Families are amply catered for here, with a slew of theme parks and beaches, as well as boat trips travelling to beauty spots a little further afield.
• £249 for a seven night stay for up to six (Up to 75% off)
In a two bedroom villa with sparkling wine
A terrace of pretty villas flanked by colourful blooms, Atlantic Sands is built around the calm expanse of shimmering water that lies at its centre. The pool lies surrounded by sun loungers and umbrella-shaded tables, providing a focal point within the resort. Atlantic Sands is also served by the 18 hole Tauro golf course and holds a children’s swimming pool for more splash-happy swimmers. A desirable combination of sunny drinks and restaurant meals is served at the pool-side bar for true relaxation throughout.
Puerto de Mogán is just a short way up the coast from the Atlantic Sands Resort and is a jumping-off point for a variety of watery adventures. Submarine trips take explorers below the ocean’s depths to discover the coastline from a wholly different perspective, while water taxis traverse the sea to the north. In the other direction, the Sioux City theme park takes its hat off to its former life as a film set for Western movies, now showing daily cowboy shows and saloon shoot-outs. Fans of more lively watery fun than the sedate pool will find an abundance of water parks on the island offering days filled with whirlpools and sliding.
Rent out bikes to explore the island on two wheels, or take a more challenging route through the mountain trails.
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