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Rollinstones

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Hi fellow travelers. Does anyone have any info about parking up in Grand Canaria? Online info is unclear and it would be great to hear of anyone's actual experiences. Can you 'wild' with a camping permit, or is it sites only? Thank you - happy trails!
 
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Well that`s our 11th year & still loving it.
We were in Gran Canaria earlier this year stayed in Puerto Morgan, you see lots of motorhomes parked up almost anywhere, apparently the islands residents that live in the North were the weather isn`t so good come to the south of the island so on that basis finding a parking spec shouldn`t be difficult.
 
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Rollinstones

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We were in Gran Canaria earlier this year stayed in Puerto Morgan, you see lots of motorhomes parked up almost anywhere, apparently the islands residents that live in the North were the weather isn`t so good come to the south of the island so on that basis finding a parking spec shouldn`t be difficult.
Thanks Chris n Rob. Non residents get the same freedom to roam? Sounds good to me. How long were you there for, and how would you describe being on G C? We are new to this, just spent most of last winter in Portugal which suited us very well. Lots of open spaces to explore on foot and bikes.

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mikebeaches

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We have been to southern Gran Canadian a few times and have observed local vans parked up in some of the resort's.

We noticed it particularly at weekends, and as suggested, probably folk coming from the north for the better weather and possibly the nightlife?

Would suggest opportunities might be more limited than Portugal. And not sure what they do for services, although not really an issue for them if they are only visiting for the weekend.

There is a large campsite on the northern outskirts of San Agustin (in the direction of the airport). It's by the sea, but looks a bit barren. Quite popular though.

The interior of the island is attractive and there may be more opportunities for wilding there, but not sure.

The south coast of the island has the best winter climate of any of the Canaries - more sun and a tad warmer than elsewhere.
 
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Rollinstones

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Thanks Mike, any extra information is greatfully received, helps to build up a picture..
Happy trails
 
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Thanks Chris n Rob. Non residents get the same freedom to roam? Sounds good to me. How long were you there for, and how would you describe being on G C? We are new to this, just spent most of last winter in Portugal which suited us very well. Lots of open spaces to explore on foot and bikes.
Puerto Mogan is a very nice place small but with lots of excellent restaurants, as mentioned the northern and central areas are attractive but the weather is more cloudy and wet.
Other resorts are in our opinion on a par with blackpool and best avoided.

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Rollinstones

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Thanks for the warning.... not our cuppa either :-#
Thinking maybe the extra expense of ferry x'ing is not worth spending.
Have holiday'd on islands before with hire cars and exhausted the territory after a week.
We're a pair of gadabouts in truth so probably best sticking to mainland.
Will cogitate a bit longer.
Will
 
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