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Best place to live in Gran Canaria / Tenerife?

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:35pm
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theNickHatter

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Hola all!

I'm trying to figure out first of all whether GC or Tenerife is better... I appreciate this is going to be subjective.

Basically, I don't drive yet (can learn of course) - I'm an ex-Londoner, so I'd like somewhere:

- Within walking distance of a beach

- Near a good gym + possibly spa

- Beautiful weather

I'm not really a clubber - never really dug nightclub life or culture.

I don't drive - being an ex-Londoner, never saw the need to - until now! ;)

Thought Maspalomas or Las Palmas could be an option.

But anyway I came to Amadores, loved it here (staying at the Gloria Royal), I could probably live here, however, long-term that may not be sustainable...

If anyone has any street smarts, recommendations or insider info, let me know!

Lynne0

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01am

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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01am

Personally I love Las Palmas has everything but weather can be a little overcast sometimes and  you will need some Spanish.   The  South has more brits living there.  You really need to explore by visiting all areas and see what ticks all the boxes for you. Xx

Martyn01

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45pm

Hi if you are still in GC take a bus into Puerto Rico and see what you think of it. Good bars and restaurants and a new shopping complex just past the Commercial Center. Worth a look and guaranteed good weather most of the time

theNickHatter

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36pm

theNickHatter

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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36pm

Thanks both for this! Yes Puerto Rico is alright - though I quite like being near the beach and having a stellar view!

See my other post also:

https://www.talkgrancanaria.com/area/playa-de-amadores-spain-31836/moving-to-playa-de-amadores-tips-advice-226/will-someone-help-me-with-getting-a-temporary-address-for-the-residency-card-application-119087/

Gracias amigos!

billmac

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50pm

Hi nickhatter 

I have lived in Puerto de mogan for 4 years now

All you need is on your doorstep here

Spar  or superdino supermarket  bus station 

Doctors beach gym  restaurants gift shops lacoste disequal  and lots more   although covid has disrupted  everything at the moment

It is a bit more expensive to live here so really depends what your budget is 

If I can help with anything else  just reply on here 

theNickHatter

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:34pm

theNickHatter

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Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:34pm

billmac wrote on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50pm:

Hi nickhatter 

I have lived in Puerto de mogan for 4 years now

All you need is on your doorstep here

Spar  or superdino supermarket  bus station 

Doctors beach gym  restaurants gift shops lacoste disequal  and lots more   although covid has disrupted  everything at the moment

It is a bit more expensive to live here so really depends what your budget is 

If I can help with anything else  just reply on here 

Thanks Bill!

I just sent you a private message as to how you can help - yes agreed Mogan is great! I fell in love with the place when I came here last December. Love the shopping centre, the beach, the weather -- SO much better than London, by miles.

I am working on getting my residency pre-Brexit.

Also would be great to have some English-speaking contacts in the local area :) Happy to go for una mojito (sin alcohol) with you amigo!

PS. Do you know of any local volleyball! I love volleyball. I don't see it played it at all in Amadores sadly. I hear it's bigger in Tenerife though.

billmac

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:50pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:50pm

theNickHatter wrote on Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:34pm:

Thanks Bill!

I just sent you a private message as to how you can help - yes agreed Mogan is great! I fell in love with the place when I came here last December. Love the shopping centre, the beach, the weather -- SO much better than London, by miles.

I am working on getting my residency pre-Brexit.

Also would be great to have some English-speaking contacts in the local area :) Happy to go for una mojito (sin alcohol) with you amigo!

PS. Do you know of any local volleyball! I love volleyball. I don't see it played it at all in Amadores sadly. I hear it's bigger in Tenerife though.

Hi 

I didnt get you message 

This is o posh are lol they dont allow ball games on the beach  maybe close to the water you can use bats and ball   but defo not volleyball

Yo solo bebo JD y Cola light lol

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