Laid-back Las Gaviotas is ideally placed, just minutes from bars, restaurants, and the beach. It's a pretty place, too - bright white bungalows ring the pool, and show off sunny Canarian décor like yellow walls and pine furniture. A buffet restaurant is on hand, too.
This place has clinched a great location. For starters, it’s only a matter of minutes from the beach – a ribbon of soft volcanic sand peppered with sunloungers. Plus, it’s close to a seafront promenade that runs all the way to Puerto Del Carmen in the south, and Arrecife in the north. It means you’re in a really central spot if you want to head out.
The complex itself is made up of a collection of whitewashed bungalows which are grouped into blocks and are all close to each other. Inside the bungalows, things are simple and homely. Think neutral walls, oak furniture and pretty floral fabrics. There’s plenty of space, with separate lounge areas and bedrooms. And they come with fully loaded kitchenettes, so you can make snacks and meals whenever you want.
When you don’t fancy cooking, though, just head to the buffet restaurant. Cooked breakfasts are the mainstay in the morning, and you can get a choice of eggs every day. At dinner, the menu includes classics like steak and chips, as well as local favourites like seafood dishes and paella. Plus, because this place is less than a five-minute walk from bars and restaurants, you’ve got plenty more dining options close by.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks 11.00-22.30. Tea and coffee. Light snacks 11.00-22.30. Ice-cream 11.00-22.00.
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Pura Vida pool bar
Offering a selection of snacks.
In Las Cascadas, with a children's section, sunbeds and parasols. This pool is heated in Winter.
Gaviotas III buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. This place offers classics like steak and chips, seafood specialities and local favourites.
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1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years with an extra camp-bed. Apartment is situated in a separate block to the main facilities and have a fan, kitchenette with vitro ceramic hob, microwave, toaster and kettle and a lounge. There's maid service 3 times a week, towels changed twice and linen once a week, including arrival day.
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Just come back from las gaviotas and I can highly recommend the complex to all. We were based in block 3 with our own pool a stones throw from the shopping arcade over the road and also just over from the beach so perfect. The restaurant had excellent food even for the two fussy 15 year old girls, good selection of salads and meats for all tastes. A big thank you to all restaurant staff ,all very friendly and helpful particularly Anna . We went all inclusive but the shopping centre has restaurants to suit all tastes and breakfasts there are cheap if you don't go all inc. Taxi to puerto del carmen only 5 euros 60 so cheap as chips to go into to to see live music in the main drag as well as eating in the multitude of eating venues. All in all we loved the bungalows very relacing and excellent attentive staff. There was another bar with snacks in blok 8 but we never bothered going there so we can't comment on thatMore
neil b, Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Las Gaviotas provides good accomodation. It is regularly cleaned and the all inclusive option meant access to a good variety of food. My mother has mobility problems, but a walk in shower and close proximity to the restaurant and the beach meant that enjoyment was had for all. Las Gaviotas provided good value for money and a great location for activities. Bike riding, segway tour, small shopping centres, restaurants, bus tour collection all in close proximity. The only issue we had was being close to the pool table (block 3 room 9). Fine if people play quietly, but unfortunately, we had spanish children with no respect or volume control to their voices till 11:00 in the evening banging their cues on the metal gazebo poles. Pot luck you could say - we only had this for 3 evenings. Still returned feeling relaxed and happy.More
a2hlb, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
I would happily return!
Las Gaviotas was a great part of the resort to stay in. The bungalows were cleaned everyday, the towels and sheets changed as well. Everything under the "campus" of Las Gaviotas was clean and well tended, with a lot of effort put into the pool and poolside areas. The food was of a very good standard, with plenty of variety throughout the week, all freshly cooked, sometimes right in front of you on the grill. All meals had salads, hot and cold vegetarian options and a range of hot food, which included local food. Desserts were always good. The best part of staying here was the staff. We were met on reception by Deborah who was just superb on the first day and whenever we needed her after that. Then Felix took us and our bags to our bungalow for the week. And it just kept coming. Maria in the restaurant in particular stood out for amazing attention to detail and service, particularly to children. We were a little worried before travelling as we had seen some pretty negative recent reviews on trip adviser, but either those people were expecting far too much or there's been a change in management, because it just didn't resemble the comments made previously. I'd go back to Las Gaviotas.More
Fantastic weeks holiday!
Just got back on Sunday and would return tomorrow if we could! Travelled with hubby,daughter and 19mth old grandson.Upgraded to a bungalow with air con on arrival,was clean and spacious and it was lovely to sit out on the patio and enjoy the sun.We were in Block 3 room 12,and it was close to the restaurant( we were all inclusive) and the kiddies pool.The food choice was very good and tasty.The restaurant staff were lovely and friendly,nothing was too much trouble. Area around is great for walking and cycling,and our grandson loved watching the planes coming in to land.All in all a great holiday we will be back!!!!!!More
Nice place just a few niggles
Stayed here July 6th-13th All Inclusive, arrived late evening but we were able to have our evening meal before checking in to room. When arriving at room (Block 3 room 14) there was no drinking water in fridge so chased back to restaurant , where bar is located, (shuts at 10.30 pm)!!! only to be told you have to either buy bottled water or take a plastic cup filled with water from the water machine, I explained we had just arrived, was wearing the AI bracelet & have never had to buy water at AI hotels before, because he wanted to close he gave me 2 small bottles to see us through till morning. Strange to me as you could have spirits, beer, wine, soft drinks etc but no free bottled water which makes no sense at all. Other than that had a brill time, nice friendly staff, food good, & great location for some R&R. Bungalow very clean & met some lovely fellow guests, especially Sharron, Annabell & her friend Zahra who were a great laugh. Definately would return.More
westhorn, Manchester, United Kingdom
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