Santa Catalina Hotel

Leon y Castillo 227, Las Palmas, Grand Canary, Canary Islands, 35005, Spain and Canary Islands | 5 star hotel
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Day 36, Survival Rate and Histology

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 12, 2014

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The tanks of Antonio were not that successful. The tanks with the least fish had 20 live individuals, and the tanks with the most had 40. This meant that more days had to pass to allow the Seriola to grow a bit stronger, and hopefully survive the transportation process.
15 specimens were randomly caught from my Winning tanks that contained the larger fish. They were removed from their tanks, placed in a bucket with ice (this kills them), and ...

Day 35, Let the Experiment Begin

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 11, 2014

... of them. If most of the hatchling would be dead tomorrow, then we would have to wait for time to pass so they would grow stronger, if the majority would survive the experiment could begin. Most of the day was about catching the fish in bucket, walking over to the lab, and slowly pouring them content into the tanks making sure that there 125 fish per tank. Then a small amount of algae and rotifero was placed in the tanks for food. ...

Day 34, Camping and Beach

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 10, 2014

... to an RV parking lot at a beach with a bus stop next to it. So we decided to stay at this beach for short while, and catch the next bus. We wanted to go to Maspalomas to see the sand dunes and have a swim there, but the bus went straight to Las Palmas. We hopped on and headed home. Next time we will rent a car for the weekend and do the sand dunes and more beach camping. ...

Day 33, Ocean Fishing and Camping

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 09, 2014

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... about endurance, perseverance and skill. We did have the chance to be followed by Dolphins every once and while, and we did encounter 2 whales. I was supposed to be picked up from the port at 3:00pm to go Carp fishing in the mountains, but I was contacted by the organizers that they had to cancel to due a last minute emergency. Due to the inconvenience they will take me for Carp fishing another time free of charge, which is great ...

Day 32, Caldera de Bandama

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 08, 2014

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... was a highlight of the day, looking for the cache in the middle of many tourists at the spot. Once located, we wrote our names and headed back down for the bus. The day ended early because I had to wake up at 6:30am to get a bus to Puerto Rico to go fishing. That night I had a Mojito of Canaria, a very sweet mojito based on banana and banana liquor. ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on Leon y Castillo 227, Las Palmas, is near Playa de Las Canteras, Kasbah, Parque de Santa Catalina, and Paseo Costa Canaria.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Catalina Hotel Las Palmas

    Reviewed by angelique82

    Hotel Santa Catalina

    Reviewed Dec 12, 2013
    by (1 review) , Sweden Flag of Sweden

    We arrived to Hotel Santa Catalina, which is located centrally in Las Palmas, some time around 22:00 pm, local time.
    The hotel was beautifully decorated with lights all over the place. Additionally, there were three sets of Christmas trees along the hallway covered with lights, which made the atmosphere fabulous.
    We were given a room looking towards the back side of the garden. It was really a nice and quiet room, so some nights, thanks to the beautiful weather(20C), we could sleep with open windows.

    Positive remarks: the whole hotel was really clean and tidy. The bed sheets/towels were changed every day.

    The breakfast was nice, although bad quality coffee, as the coffee is maintained as a self-service from a coffee machine.

    The location of the hotel is very central. But if you want to go to either (Triana/Mesa y Lopez) shopping street, taxi is needed.

    The taxi fare is 1,70 eur daily tariff, 2,40 eur night tariff. Normally, the taxi ride ranges between 3-5 euros anywhere in the city.
    Nice and cheap prices for the food/drinks in the bar of the hotel.
    Michelin star restaurant for nice prices.

    Negative remarks: few of the staff at the reception/waiters were rude and uninterested in the customers.
    The rooms had only one key, and there was always a queue to leave or pick up your room key!
    The toilet was too small and no ventilation whatsoever in the bathroom. (The room was ok though).

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Catalina Hotel Las Palmas

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent