Altair Apartments

  • Close to sandy beaches
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Watersports nearby
  • Great value for money
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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For a great value getaway to beautiful Gran Canaria, look no further than the Altair Apartments. Ideally located a short walk from the lovely Puerto Rico beach, within walking ... Continue reading

For a great value getaway to beautiful Gran Canaria, look no further than the Altair Apartments. Ideally located a short walk from the lovely Puerto Rico beach, within walking distance to a good variety of bars, restaurants and shops, Altair Apartments are a great option for families and couples alike looking for a cheerful getaway in the sunshine.

The three-star complex offers 45 rooms and self-catering one-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to four people. There are a host of nearby recreational facilities and attractions for all ages, with Puerto Rico beach offering a wide range of water sports and sunbeds.

Guests can also take a dip at the hotel’s two swimming pools, or relax with the free poolside sunshades and sunbeds. For those travelling as a family, the hotel also offers a children’s pool and animation programme to keep the whole family entertained. Drinks or a snack can be found at the hotel’s poolside snack bar or purchased from the hotel’s mini market. There is a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance from the hotel.

Altair Apartments are a great base from which to explore everything Gran Canaria has to offer, with sights such as Vegueta’s historic old town, Tejeda, Roque Nublo nature park and the Cenobio de Valeron cave system all located within one hour’s drive of the apartments.


  • Two swimming pools (fresh water)
  • Poolside sunshades and sunbeds (free)
  • Beachside sunshades and sunbeds (local charge)
  • Pool Table
  • Bicycle rental
  • Animation programmes
  • Billiards
  • Sun terrace
  • Massages
  • Tennis court (local charge)
  • Evening shows (2 x week) and live music (2 x week) - weather and season dependant

For children:

  • Entertainment programme* Separate children's pool

Other facilities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Motorbike rental
  • Maid service
  • Wake up service
  • Wifi hotspots


  • Elevator
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Mini Market
  • Currency exchange
  • Safe (local charge)
  • Car park (free)

Food and Drink

Self-catering apartments. Drinks or a snack can be found at the hotel's poolside snack bar and there is a mini market. There is a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars in a walking distance from the hotel.


Room facilities

The Altair Apartments features one bedroom apartments on six floors, each apartment having a private bathroom and shower, kitchenette, living area with sofa bed, twin bedroom, and a balcony or terrace. The apartments are equipped with pay to view Satellite television and a rental safety deposit box.

Other Information

Check-in time is at 12:00. Check-out time is at 12:00. Pets are not allowed at the hotel. Smoking is allowed in signed areas only.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Altair Apartments in Puerto Rico (GC). Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Altair Apartments in Puerto Rico (GC) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Altair Apartments with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The vibrant, modern holiday resort of Puerto Rico, on the island of Gran Canaria, revels in excellent weather year-round, being situated on the island's southern tip just across the ocean from the Sahara. Puerto Rico is encircled by hills, its white-washed holiday accommodation clinging to steep cliff sides above two golden beaches. It includes three large commercial centres overflowing with shops, bars and restaurants, and is flanked by a marina packed with luxury yachts where it is possible to indulge in every kind of water sport imaginable. Puerto Rico has something for everyone: sunny corners for seekers of peace and tranquillity, or a lively venue for a family holiday.

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Puerto Rico is the perfect resort for a sporting holiday, offering numerous active diversions, not least of which are a wide range of watersports available at the marinas at each end of the bay, including windsurfing, jet skiing and banana rides. Out of the water visitors can enjoy tennis; the courts are in excellent condition and lit at night, and rackets and balls can be hired. There are squash courts at the Europa Centre and a gym in the Centro Comercial. Youngsters particularly enjoy the amusement arcades in the three shopping centres, and the mini-golf is popular. A variety of excursions are available to various attractions around the island, while for the adrenaline junkies there is paragliding, skydiving and scuba diving.


Like most holiday resorts on the Canary Islands, Puerto Rico has various top-rated eateries, including Caballito de Mar, Le Petit Lyonnais, Ma Bakers and El Brasero. The restaurants and fast food outlets cater for a wide range of tastes. Here you can dine on anything from fish and chips to haute cuisine. Most of the restaurants are in the Centro Comercial and those who like to dine overlooking the beach will find some good restaurants on the west side of the bay.


Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria's hottest nightspots where visitors can party the night away. Happy hour starts as early as 4pm in many bars and pubs, and the clubs don't close until around 4.30am. Popular clubs include Disco Joker and Tango. Centro Comercial is the hub of the action and where most nightspots are found.


Puerto Rico boasts three large shopping and entertainment malls, the largest being the Centro Civico, where visitors can buy literally anything. There is everything from banks to boutiques, florists and fishmongers, and dozens of duty-free stores selling electrical goods, photographic equipment and perfume at great prices. The other two centres are Agua La Perra and Europa, and both have good selections restaurants, souvenir and beachwear shops, and at least one supermarket. Opening hours for shops and supermarkets in the centres are from 9.30am to 10pm. The largest market on the island is at Arguineguin, only 10 minutes away by taxi, and is open every Tuesday. This is a good place to test your bargaining power; hagglers should start negotiating at about half the asking price.


Puerto Rico is built on steep cliff sides and most apartment blocks are reached via long stairways. Those with difficulty walking should ensure they find accommodation on the level. The holiday resort is full of touts and 'promotions staff' from various restaurants and shops vying for business. They can be overly insistent and should be dealt with firmly but politely. Entry into nightclubs is usually free, but drinks can be expensive.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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Mon 29 Aug

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Hotel address : Avda. Gran Canaria 12, Puerto Rico (GC), Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 35130

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Questions and Answers about Altair Apartments

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1 Questions | 2 Answers

Hello, Please can you advise of your Love Holidays booking reference so we can check and confirm the room type that you have confirmed. Regards

Added 4 months, 1 week ago.

By Leanne, team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Maria
The Apartments (2-4 people) have a spacious bedroom with twin beds, living area with a sofa bed, satellite TV, kitchenette (with toaster, kettle and microwave), hairdryer, shower room and balcony or terrace with views of Puerto Rico or the ocean.t details are
we dont have the sizes of the sofa bed Im afraid but a booking wouldnt have been accepted if not suitable sleeping arrangements for the ages stated

Added 4 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

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