Shopping & Going out

Everything you could need on holiday

Do you like to wander and shop, buy groceries or send postcards when you are on holiday? Do you like going out to eat or finishing off the day with a drink and music? And of course you want to be well looked-after medically when you are abroad …

On the following page we have collated information for you about markets & shops, restaurants & bars and doctors & pharmacies close to Cura Sol. You will also find some festivals & events listed here.

We will be happy to give you further tips for shopping and going out – just enquire at reception!

Markets & Shops

Shopping around Cura Sol

From groceries for your daily needs and small souvenirs to fancy jewellery or clothing … around our apartment complex you will find shops for all needs and tastes, whether treating yourself or others …

Shopping Centres

Your closest opportunity for shopping is less than 200m away:

With a SUPERMARKT “Spar”, PHARMACY “El Botiquin“, the SOUVENIR, zapatos y clothes shop, “Bazar Rima”, restaurants and bars, the Shopping Center “Playa del Cura” is your first port of call.

Also you will finde the REAL ESTATE OFFICE “Sibelle Properties“ and the HAIRDRESSER & BEAUTYSALON “Pretty Woman“.

There is a bit more choice in Puerto Rico, 5 km away from Playa del Cura and also in the shopping centre El Tablero, 18 Km, at Maspalomas you will find a huge variety of well-known clothing and sports gear suppliers, over an area of 12.000 m².
Are you after something special? You can purchase luxury items on the Meloneras promenade and typical Spanish fashion at the “local” Atlantico shopping centre in Vecindario, close to the airport.

Markets

There are numerous markets across the whole island for browsing, inspiring and shopping and they are waiting to be explored by you on your island tour. We would like to give you a few tips in advance:

  • Weekly market in Arguineguin: every Tuesday morning
  • Weekly market in Puerto de Mogán: every Friday morning
  • Market in Puerto Rico: (local products only)
  • Art and craft market in Teror: every Sunday morning
  • Flea market in Maspalomas: every Sunday morning at C/ San Mateo in San Fernando

Customs and Post

Even the best holidays have to come to an end and not only you, but also any goods you have purchased, must somehow find their way home. You may take the following duty free quantities with you: 200 cigarettes, 1 litre spirits, 2 litres wine, 50g perfume, 0.25 Eau de Toilette. Please check with customs about further provisions.

You can, of course, also send your purchased treasures home: The closest post office is located in Puerto Rico.

Restaurants & Bars

Good food, good holiday

In addition to the restaurant and pool bar “El Mirador del Cura” at Aparthotel Cura Sol there are numerous places in the vicinity to go out and enjoy yourself. For example, restaurants offering real Canarian cuisine …

In the Shopping Center “Playa del Cura“ , located a few minutes from Cura Sol, you will find a different places to meet small and large appetites,
from the Steakhouse “El Gran Toro”, Restaurant “Bistro 22”, Restaurant “Dragon’s Den”, Restaurant “Tapas OLE” and the Wine & Cafe Bar “Piazza Caffe“ for everyone’s taste.

Also at night here is always something going on: events are held, in Texas Saloon you will find music and in the Irish BAR “Old Brogue” you can enjoy a cold Guinness from the barrel.

In the picturesque fishing Village Puerto de Mogán, you will find not only culinary deligths, but also a wonderful atmosphere. As in Amadores Beach, whose restaurants can be seen from the sunset over the sea.

Shopping Center “Playa del Cura“

Attractive retail space in Playa del Cura

Are you young and full of entrepreneurial spirit and keen to build a new existence on Gran Canaria? Or have you already gained experience in your field and want to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a business on the Canary Islands? Want to work where other people holiday?

In the sun-kissed Playa del Cura you will find the best start for your successful business …
Are you interested in one of our premises? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We will be happy to inform you of current and future availability.
Jurgen Knuth S.L.
C/ Paiño, nº 1 – E-35138 Playa del Cura
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telf.: (0034) 928 560535 Ext. 2
Fax: (0034) 928 153617
Correo electrónico: info@curasol.de

Nightlife

The Shopping Center of Puerto Rico, with ist lively bars and nightclubs, is also a good place to go. And if you wnat to immerse yourself more into the nightlife in Playa del Inglés, you can find what you seek,

We will be happy to recommend where to eat and the best places to shop in Gran Canaria. Please, ask our Staff.

Doctors & Pharmacies

In case of emergency

Obviously we hope that you never need the following numbers and points of contact. Nevertheless, it is good to know who to contact if necessary …

A pharmacy (+34 928 56 11 23) is located on the ground floor of the Playa del Cura shopping centre – less than 200m away from your apartment.
The opening times are: Mon – Sat 9.00am-2.00pm. Out of this timetables you could find a Pharmacy on the Street Rio Piedra 56, in Puerto Rico (Tel. +34 928 72 50 13)

The closest medical practice, the Orinoco Clinic (Tel: +34 928 56 01 46), is located in Puerto Rico next to the bus stop – open 24 hours. In addition, the following hospitals are located in the area: the Clínica Escandinávica in Puerto Rico (Tel. +34 928 56 23 24), the hospital San Roque in Maspalomas (Tel: +34 928 06 36 00), the Clínica Roca in San Agustin (Tel. +34 928 76 90 04).
In case of emergency, call the emergency number 112 or the Puerto Rico ambulance on: Tel. +34 928 94 36 00 and +34 928 56 08 58, mobile 670 687 329 and 667 641 159.

We recommend that you bring your health insurance document with you or take out special overseas insurance.

Stay healthy and enjoy your holiday at Cura Sol!

CACTUALDEA: The biggest thematic Cactus Park of the world!

The park that you are going to visit was founded in 1995 by the Beisel family, passionate about this type of plants, with a long tradition in the sector and owners of KAKTEENLAND STEINFELD, a botanic park specialized in Cactus, in the mentioned region of Germany.
 
This proyect started with great enthusiasm, in Gran Canaria because we have the best climate in the world and in San Nicolás because it has sold agricultural infrastructure that cannot be found anywhere in the world and near Europe. It was located in an area away from noise and crowded areas. We wanted to show nature in its purest state. Also with the firm conviction that this place was an economic revulsive that attracted visitors to the wonderful municipality of the village of San Nicolás, so forgotten for many because of the distance.
 
Once inside you can see the Mine, the homage to the ancient “Guanches” Caves, our Amphitheater with area for Canarian wrestling and game of the stick, etc., to finally tour the gardens, with more than 1.000 species. We recommend you to enjoy the walk with tranquility and time, to finally make a stop at the “Bar Caribe”, run for years by a couple of the area. There you will be able to taste typical foods, as well as natural juices of the diverse species of cactus of our own garden.
 

Festivals & Events

Holiday experiences all year round

The many festivals and events that Gran Canaria has to offer will spice up your holiday. We have listed some entries for your holiday calendar so that you don’t miss out on anything …

Almond Blossoms

The almond blossom on Gran Canaria is a wonderful spectacle. The delicate pink blossoms can be admired every spring in the mountains – from mid January to March.

Carnival

It gets even more colourful during carnival season on Gran Canaria. Especially worth seeing are the spectacle in Las Palmas and in Playa del Inglés, where the breathtaking costumes are award-winning.

Opera

Costumes also play a part at the Opera festival in Las Palmas. Huge voices and magnificent productions attract opera fans to the island’s capital city in febrery to june.

Easter

Easter is one of the most important Catholic celebrations here in Gran Canaria.
It hosts a series of Holy Week processions, such as the one that happens in the historical frame of the old city of Las Palmas.
Representations are held in many municipalities, for example the «Passion of Christ». The most important scene with 300 actors and fans extras is carried out in Agüimes.
The canaries use these long weekends (“bridge”) for a short break, because Holy Thursday and Good Friday are holidays.

Pilgrimages

From April takes place in the Canary Islands, the “Romerías” in honor of one or a patron saint of the municipality of his place. With them they give thanks to the Saint for an abundant harvest and for the protection offered to them.
Of the festivals that are celebrated in Mogán, in special the celebrations that stand out are the Romerias in honor to San Antonio El Chico and San Antonio El Grande.

In the following page you will have an overview of all the appointments and where the pilgrimages take place:

Windsurfing World Cup

In summer the PWA World Tour makes a stop in Gran Canaria. There are some spectacular stunts to see when the best windsurfers in the world meet in Pozo Izquierd – in the south east of the island – for the World Cup …

Advent

On Gran Canaria you can enjoy the run up to Christmas with warm temperatures. The numerous Christmas scenes and cribs in the surrounding villages guarantee a festive mood. One street connects the most beautiful Christmas arrangements. There are more festive sights to see at the Museum in Ingenio.