Tuesday, 04 August 2015 06:30

Gran Canaria's Best Pools: The Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu hotel at Patalavaca in south Gran Canaria is one of the island's smartest and has a pool to match.

Published in Arguineguín

You know the drill; You wake up at a civilised time, head down to breakfast, then wander out to the pool only to find that every sun lounger is reserved with towels. Check out the hotel video below for a classic 08.00 lounger dash in Gran Canaria. 

Published in Guide

The Hotel THe Puerto de Mogán pool isn't the biggest or the most spectacular on the island, but it makes the list of best Gran Canaria pools thanks to its views and ocean access. 

Published in Puerto de Mogán

Gran Canaria Info shows you the best of the island and here's one of its best swimming pools; The tropical wonder at the Maspalomas & Tabaiba Princess hotels in Campo Internacional. Here's why you have to swim in it.

Published in Maspalomas

Arguineguín's Scandinavian winter residents hang out La Lajilla beach and natural swimming pool and are quite happy that nobody else knows where it is.

 

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Tip of the day

  • Tip Of The Day: Avoid Bank Card Charges By Paying In Euros
    Tip Of The Day: Avoid Bank Card Charges By Paying In Euros

    Save money and avoid rip-off bank charges while in Gran Canaria by paying in euros when using your credit or debit card.

    Many bars and restaurants in Gran Canaria, and in almost all European holiday destinations, give you the option of paying in euros or in your home currency. Opting for your own currency, while it may seem like the safer option, can add as much as 5% to the bill as it triggers dynamic currency conversion. 

    DCC basically means that the exchange rate is calculated at point of sale rather than by your bank. It allows you to see the total cost of the transaction in your own currency but adds up to 5% to the total because it uses a terrible exchange rate. 

    Since the extra money is shared between your bank and the merchant, some places will automatically bill you in your own currency and hope you don't notice. You have the legal right to refuse and void the transaction should this happen. 

    ATMs too

    The same applies when taking money out of ATM machines in Gran Canaria (and anywhere in Europe); Always choose the local currency option to avoid losing money to poor exchange rates.

    If you opt for the local currency option, using bank ATMs is often the cheapest and safest way of getting euros in Gran Canaria. It's far safer than having a big pile of euros hidden in your room or tucked into your shorts.

    More details in this Daily Telegraph article.

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