Babalu

  • 50Km to Airport
  • 3km to Playa de Puerto Rico
  • 200m to Europa shopping, bars & restaurants
  • Outdoor pools
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Babalu Apartments are 3-star apartments just a short journey (3km) from the nearby Playa de Puerto Rico, with central Puerto Rico in walking distance. There's two freshwater ... Continue reading

The Babalu Apartments are 3-star apartments just a short journey (3km) from the nearby Playa de Puerto Rico, with central Puerto Rico in walking distance. There’s two freshwater pools (one of which is heated) with a separate pool area for the kids.

The one bedroom apartments on offer at the Babalu offer enough room for 3 adults with a twin bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. There’s a kitchenette (self-catering apartments) with cooking rings, fridge, kettle and a microwave, a television (payable locally), Wi-Fi (payable locally), safe (payable locally), bathroom with shower, and balcony or terrace. The premium room has space 3 people, too, but with newer, modern furnishings and a large television and hairdryer.

Two outdoor pools that are kept clean and with plenty of sun-loungers. There’s a Poolside bar (under separate management from the hotel) and a pool area for the kids. Just 200m away is the shopping area of Europa, with shops, bars and restaurants, lots and lots of them. Water sports activities are available on the sandy Puerto Rico beach.

This fantastic value-for-money hotel offers ideally located accommodation in sunny Puerto Rico, perfect for a family getaway. Local bars and pubs cater to English tastes, and if you want to venture out and taste or experience some traditional delights, getting around Gran Canaria is pretty simple!

Activities

  • Billiards
  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • 24-hour reception service
  • Cafe on the premises
  • Car park
  • Children's playground
  • Currency exchange facilities
  • Lift access
  • WLAN Internet
  • Tennis and squash are also available nearby.

Food and Drink

A snack bar is also available throughout the day.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Babalu 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 Babalu in Puerto Rico (GC) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Babalu 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.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

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.

Restaurants

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.

Nightlife

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.

Shopping

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.

Negatives

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 = £0.87

This week's weather forecast

Sunny
23°C Low 18°C
Today: Thu 25 May
Sunny
24°C Low 18°C
Fri 26 May
Partly cloudy
22°C Low 20°C
Sat 27 May
Sunny
23°C Low 21°C
Sun 28 May
Sunny
23°C Low 20°C
Mon 29 May
A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Deluxe Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Hair Dryer
    • TV
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Bathroom with Shower
    • Coffee/Tea making facilities
    • Toaster
    • Kettle
    • Sunbeds
    • Coffee machine
  • Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment
    • Living room
    • Room size (sqm): 30
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 6.0 EUR
    • 220V power supply
    • Cot on demand
  • One Bedroom Apartment
    • Room size (sqm): 20
    • Living room
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 6.0 EUR
    • 220V power supply
    • Cot on demand
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Shower
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Kitchenette
    • Safe
    • Bathroom
    • Microwave
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 20
    • Living room
    • TV
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 6.0 EUR
    • 220V power supply
    • Cot on demand
  • Superior Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Kitchenette
    • Living room
    • Room size (sqm): 30
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Shower
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 6.0 EUR
    • 220V power supply
    • Cot on demand
  • Superior One Bedroom Apartment
    • Living room
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Room size (sqm): 30
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 6.0 EUR
    • 220V power supply
    • Cot on demand

Questions and Answers about Babalu

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

4 Questions | 6 Answers

Hi Elsa
There are no hairdryers provided, there are 2 cooking rings on the hob and a microwave but no mention of an oven, Im afraid we dont have the information on the charge for the safety deposit box.
regards

Added 1 year ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Jo
Microwaves are provided but you do have to hire a kettle and a toaster from reception
Regards

Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
Bathroom towels are provided but not pool towels
Regards

Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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They all face the pool and have fab sea views, thanks Esther

Added 2 years, 6 months ago.

By Esther, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Tina, all the rooms look out onto the pool and have lovely sea views. Thank you

Added 2 years, 6 months ago.

By Natalie, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Yes all rooms have a view of the sea. Thanks

Added 2 years, 6 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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