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09-07-2001, 23:23   #1
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Gran Canaria

Hi,

Proposal to stay 2 weeks in the south of the island 'lads only'-style holiday.

Has anyone been there recently? Recommendations as to what to do / not to do. Beaches, trips, clubs?

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Playa Del Ingles in Gran Can is a dump of a place, we stayed in this really good Budget chalet kinda joint though. My towel actually made it into the Budget Brochures for Winter and Summer 2002 ! My claim to fame. They said my great body would have been too distracting !

The food is good there, loads of great Steak Houses (put on 3/4 of a stone while there ), the Drink is crap crap crap, vodka = petrol, get hammered before you go out and you're grand. Drink from the supermarkets is soooooooooo cheap.

Gran Canaria is a duty free Island which is nice. Watch out for the African ladies who wish to shake your hand as they snap a friendhip bracelet on your hand which u can't get off and then they demand money for it then. Open your wallet and they'll nick it, happened to some idiot girl while there, she was warned by the tour guide.

Playa Del Ingles is very tacky but has loads of shops and everything. Bars and Nightclubs are so so, beach is good enough.

The weather is very very hot, we were there last September and it reached 40 degrees for a few days. Gran Can is the hottest of the Camary Islands.

Watch out for some of the glass bottom boat tours as they are pure shíte. Especially the one that ends up in Domingos bar. Domingo is a local celebrity in his own mind. He has no singing abilities but that doesn't stop him hogging the Karaoke machine, his version of Robbie Williams' Angels is err crap.

Have info on Tenerife too if u want it. Electronic goods are so cheap there and in Lanazarote. Sony 3.3mpixel cam was £299 Sterling in Tenerife. Its £800 here in the Sony Centre.

Thats all I gotta say now, might add more when I can think of more.
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Thansk for the warning Yellum - anyone else been.

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Yeah I was there a few years back. I stayed in the Koka appartments.

A word of warning about the resort is that you tend to share your accomodation with ****roaches (and I didn't even know the buggers could fly). Not to put you off going or anything but it was a real problem in some appartments in the resort.

There are two main shopping centres in the resort: The Kasbah and The Plaza. The Kasbah has all those African ladies hanging around outside of it, so watch out for them. The Plaza is a nicer centre, close to the beach. In the Plaza you will find a Sony Centre which was dirt cheap when I was over there. Especially for cameras and the likes. When buying electronics shop around, because they are everywhere, and it is not uncommon to find brand names like Sorny and Panasonix (be careful).

The Irish center is across from the Jardin del Atlantico appartments (or something like that), and near the Green Park (Green x) appartments. The drink over there is really cheap but don't wander far away from the popular pubs. One place I liked was called "Fantasy Island" (Sounds queer I know, but), it's in the Kasbah centre, the drinks there are cheap/good and there's a DJ, it's the kind of place that would get you lively before moving down the resort closer to the clubs.

I had a good time while I was there before, but to be honest it is just another typical Spanish resort where the ideas is:

pack them in
get them drunk & sunburnt
take their money
send them home

Next year I'm going to New York

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Yes, I found a quote today "Gran Canaria, and in particular Playa des Ingles is gay Europe's winter capital". Eh, lads ?!??!?!

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Thats a certain part of des ingles called the Juombo Center or something along those lines (also the best shopping spot over there) The rep's pice of advice to us on our first day was if you drop you wallet around there kick it home....

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Have tickets ..... have maps ....

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this is my advice, playa de inglese is a dump, if yoiu want a good time and especially for the lads you will enjoy playa de inglese but if you want a laugh and to relax during the day and madness at night puerto rico is the spot (it is only 15 from playa de inglese. it does look like a more relaxed area and there is only two clubs in it (i think) but the craic is good, if you go try and locate a scottish dj called will, you will know who i am on about if you meet him, his speciality is "the brew" which is a lethal and extremely potent, also restaurants are good and there is an irish bar there as well (owner is an absolute wkr pardon the language but he is). my recommendation is puerto rico.
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Yeah Kealan, I remember that place. Actually if you could imagine a seedy looking brothel type shopping centre, you're not too far off. I was nervous the whole time in this centre. All I can remember is that on the ground floor (it's all kind of out doors), it had a Playboy store.

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Actually most of the Spanish resorts attract a lot of gay tourists. I don;t have a problem with Gay ppl so they didn't bother me. But it can be quite strange having a pint in a pub and two lads mincing eachother in the corner (Oh NO FLAAAAASH BAAAAAACK).

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Stay away from strip clubs, they aint really strip clubs. 5 or 6 of us went in one night and we all only made it out barely with our lives.
We say one irish fella running out the steps on our way in shouting at us not to go in. But did we listen.
You will end up with no money and if you go in with no money you will end up dead.

simple as that.
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Thats the difference between a strip club and a tap club. You go in, order a drink, some girl sits down next to you with a drink, talks for five minutes then walks away leaving the drink.
Bouncer types come over to you and ask "Are you going to pay for the ladies drink?".

If you're suicidal you say "I didn't ask to buy that?" otherwise you say "right, how much".

They say "£45".

You try not to collapse, then pay and leggit while you still have your life.

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Yeah I was there a few years back. I stayed in the Koka appartments.

A word of warning about the resort is that you tend to share your accomodation with ****roaches
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Damn right, if at all possible DO NOT get a ground floor apartment, it's like a roach cabaret. The koka Apartments are a dump, there was a lane next to the place where residents kept getting mugged by junkies.

Also, if at all possible don't get sick, I managed to break my arm (somehow?..) and the doctor pumped me full of painkillers while I was still stinking drunk, which did a nice job of turning my heart into a drum machine for speed garage which lasted for a few days.
Nice.
Apart from that, there's plenty of cheap drink and women, and the weathers nice.

Good for a cheap and nasty holiday.

Otherwise referred to as "Playa del finglas"
or "Ballymun in the sun".

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Thanks guys, u give me and Victor lots to look forword to

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I lived in Madrid for 6 years, they might be beetles, beetles can fly (so can roches but they r scared of the light). Anyways don't asosiate anything that happens to u in The Canaries with Spain, it is half way to the equator and down the side od Africa.

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Most strip joints r not very safe. What did u think dude?

Well, I hope we have a good time dispite the good rep u guys r giving it Victor, Spiritus Rectus, Ash, Bubbles (not boards bubs) and me r going. Wish us good sex



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Will be updating this if possible while we are away.

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We have been here 3 nights (one of which we had to hit the sack because we arrived at 6am) and one of the guys got he co&lt;k held by a man, another got called gay and didn't get layed because they thought he was realy gay and a hoocked grabed somone elses balls

We will keep u updated.

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