Saturday, 19 March 2016

Return to Gran Canaria. Another escape to the sunshine.

San Agustin, is set on a lovely sandy bay on the south-eastern coast of Gran Canaria in the Atlantic Ocean.

This was well-timed to say the least. While the UK was shivering and sliding about in the snow and ice, we were basking in the warmth of the winter sunshine of the Canary Islands.

Staying again at the Dunas Don Gregory on the beach we truly relaxed while enjoying the facilities of this wonderful hotel. San Agustin was the major resort until the Maspalomas area was developed. Now, this area is quieter and utterly charming. With direct  access to the promenade you can walk along to Maspalomas or, you can turn left  and walk along the mix of rocky coast and sandy beaches to the town itself.

It is a pleasant stroll with an option of turning inland to meander through the park. One day - one of the rare days when I moved myself off the sun bed or sunny pool terrace - we were entranced at the antics of two green cockatoos and two doves which flitted about. I think that the cockatoos were nest-building as one was tearing away furiously at a dead twig on a bush.

I enjoyed the frequent fashion shows of beach and casual wear in the pool area. The night-time one featured items from the Italian boutique in the hotel. I promise you that I was very strong-minded when browsing in there. I only spent a little.

This time around  we had decided that we wouldn't go on any excursions as complete relaxation was on the menu. However, on our first visit two years ago we did take advantage of the tour of the island and the visit to the beautiful Puerto Mogan. Read about these in my blog post at http://www.discover-rosalie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/a-flavour-of-gran-canaria-canary-islands.html where there are also lots of photos.


The only downside was that we both came out in streaming colds which we are still getting over. Quite a few people were so it must have been something in the air. Fortunately there as a good Farmacia in the Centro Commercial near the hotel - as well as good red wine in the hotel bars and the restaurant which overlooked the sea.

I thought that it would either kill them or drown them. C'est la vie!

Rosalie xx