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Las Palmas
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Las Palmas is a nice city with a fantastic weather even in winter, 22º average. Apart from the city beach, Las Canteras, I also recommend to visit Vegueta, the "old city" and enjoy its lively nightlife.
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Thanks! We have booked it now so something to look forward to.
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Weather doesn't look as if its going to behave. I am not too bothered if the temperature isn't normal but I don't want to freeze to death watching the marathon! Our apartment is duplex so we have a rooftop area as well as a balcony. Would like to be able to use them! To top it off, it looks like there is a good chance we fly out when the bad weather is supposed to hit here. I am keeping my fingers crossed!
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Well the weather was better than expected- infact I managed to burn myself, with factor 30 on ( and 50 on the face). Our hotel (small one with only 9 apartments) was in an ideal position at one end of Las Canteras beach. I will link to my review of the Wavia when it is approved. One thing I didn't add in my review- it was a pretty modern hotel and had about 5 sets of controls. I gave up on the first night trying to put the lights off as I managed to instead open and close shutters and change the colour of the lights so went to bed with all the lights on:rofl (OH had already fallen asleep)
The very long promenade has loads of lovely restaurants. The day of the marathon was probably a bit too hot for running. OH found it a bit boring as he said most of the run was on the motorway. Perhaps that is why he got such a good time!
I wouldn't choose Las Palmas to stay in again unless its for the marathon as it isn't really a picturesque place to stay in . The hop on off bus - we didn't do the hop off bit!! But we were only there 4 nights and I was quite happy staying along the beach area and enjoying long leisurely lunches of tapas and wine, and then fish dinners at night!
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Your hotel looked really swanky on your FB page Fiona 👍. Weather looked great also 😎
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It was Glynis. Wouldnt have splashed out on the suite if we had been there longer.
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Next marathon is Barcelona at the end of this month. Will be nice to revisit it- only a long weekend.
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