Bungalows Cordial Sandy Golf
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... a histology test. We had to make an incision from under their gills down their stomachs up until their anus. They very carefully try and separate the skin right behind the gills from their organs and muscles. They were then placed in a jar with formaldehyde for preservation.
At the end of day I was asked by Antonio to feed the newly arrived cuttlefish, which are about .5 cm long. I uploaded some photos I was able to take.
After the day ...
Usual day at work. Initial feeding, preparation of more feeding, proceeding feeding, siphoning and counting of mortalities. Today Antoni has his initial experiment set up. He has 21 tanks to be used for his Nutrition and Bone Development of Seriola. We has to catch 125 juvenile Seriola from Mesocosmo 2, these little guys were about 1-2 mm long. Juvenile Seriola are very weak, and moving them from one tank to another will kill a ...
... 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. ...
... Good news is that the skipper, Hafe, is a good friend of Antonio, the researcher I am working with. He gave me his number and told me to call him anytime i have a free Saturday and he will take me fishing, free of charge or not I am not sure; but has mentioned that I can help around, doing video with his GoPro and cleaning the boat and rods once the day is over.
I was then joined by my room mate with all my camping gear, ...
... 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. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Bungalows Cordial Sandy Golf Maspalomas
Loved sandy golf bungalows
we have just returned from a lovely weeks holiday in sandy golf bungalows, maspalomas, gran canaria, utterly surprised at the complex, clean, tidy and quiet, just what we wanted for a late booking. bungalows very nice after a refurb last year, faultless every thing you need for a self catering holiday, nice clean shower cubicle and toilet area, fans on ceiling in bedroom & lounge, plenty of storage space in bedroom, beds comfortable, canpoy , table & chairs plus lounges on patio 3 of everything, pool area and gardens very clean, pool always empty with sunbeds plentiful, restaurant & bar not bad bit pricey like the whole island compared to the other islands, food good enough, we ate out most of the time all over faro2 not bad eating or priced just a short walk cho juillo steak house at the top very good of faro2, sand dunes not to far by cab 2.50 euros via playa del ingles or maspalomas beach free courtesy bus free return quite regular, sand dunes are a must we had loads of fun, very hot and a long way to get to the beach, take plenty of water . morgan market on fridays not bad same old tat, barter well for bargain, we got glass bottom boat from here to puerto rico 6 euros one way nice way to see the coastline and fish, all in all lovely stay at sandy golf and gran canaria ,very good weather also helped
My husband and i have just returned from a week at Sandy Golf. After reading a couple of reveiws here i was not looking forward to it. I shouldn't have worried, we have had a fabulous week we wanted some where quiet and not in the resort centre, this was perfect. The bungalows were lovely and clean with maid service, The staff were all very helpfull and polite, we had a 10pm pick up and they were more than happy for us to keep our room until then (it cost us 21 euros). We walked in and out of Maspolomas most days but there is a free bus and taxis cost 3 euros. There was never a shortage of beds around the pool all in all a lovely relaxing break.
Mein Mann und ich sind gerade von einem einwöchigen Aufenthalt im Sandy Golf nach Hause zurückgekommen. Nachdem ich einige Berichte hier gelesen hatte, war ich nicht gerade so begeistert. Ich hätte mir keine Sorgen machen müssen, wir verbrachten eine fantastische Woche. Wir wollten einen ruhigen Ort und nicht mitten im Zentrum des Urlaubsorts und das Hotel war perfekt. Die Bungalows waren sehr hübsch und sauber und wurden von Zimmermädchen gereinigt. Das gesamte Personal war sehr hilfsbereit und höflich. Wir wurden um 22 Uhr abgeholt und man reservierte uns das Zimmer gerne bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt (es kostete uns 21 €). Wir liefen die meisten Tage nach Maspolomas und wieder zurück, aber es gibt auch einen kostenlosen Bus und Taxis kosten 3 Euro. Es gab immer freie Sonnenliegen um den Pool. Insgesamt ein schöner, erholsamer Kurzurlaub.
My boyfriend & I have just returned from the Sandy Golf. After arriving late we where happy with what we could see despite the darkness of the complex.
The bungalow was clean & tidy and looked like it had undergone a bit of new hair do.!
The next day when we could see daylight, we loved the nice terrace we had (as all the bungalows do) I love to unwind watching the sun set on my balcony / terrace with a nice glass of vino..! unfortunately this didnt happen, our room was completely shaded all day (as where a lot of the rooms) not once in the entire week did we have sun near our room nor anywhere near our terrace. This meant the room was chilly and slightly unwelcoming.
This accommodation is quite remote, I would go as far as saying I felt uncomfortable with the sheer darkness and remoteness of this complex.
Whilst relaxing one evening we had a knock on the door. A man insisted on entering our room uninvited, he was dressed in uniform and we assumed he was the local police, I was quite scared when he tried to come into our bedroom (I was in bed) in very bad English he kept asking my boyfriend who was in the room, when he seen me struggle to get up from bed he then went on his way. He completely freaked me out, we visited reception immediately to question who this man was, reception told us not to worry it was just security....!!! I am all for security but not security that charges into your apartment uninvited, I could understand if we where having a mad party but we both where in bed reading our books making no noise whatsoever.
Things went slightly down hill from here.
A small complaint was our toaster didnt work, I reported this to reception, we where informed it would be replaced immediately, after waiting on this for almost 1 hour I spotted a maid and asked her to sort, she quickly got us another...problem solved easily had reception acted when they adivsed me they would.
The day before we checked out I asked reception was there a chance that we could pay to keep our room for an extra 4 hours (normally I would use the courtesey rooms but being 6 months pregnant I would have liked a bit of priviacy to get changed, also the complex was empty with more than enough vacant rooms). The man on reception completely refused to give us the room, I asked him where we should change and he shrugged his shoulders, the fact was he didnt care... This was very annoying and didnt show Sandy Golf in a very nice light.
That night we had no hot water, after several phone calls to reception and me having to visit reception (as they got fed up me ringing and didnt answer the phone) the local handy man came into the room and switched on a water heater button (hidden with all the fuses), he told us to make sure we switched it off in 1 hour, we followed his instruction and looked forward to a lovely warm shower, the water was better but still not great.. It would have been good to know we had an extra source to heat the water, we had already spent 6 nights scrimping with the small amount of hot water we had.
All in all I wouldnt recommend this complex, its very remote, very dark, a bit eerie, out of the way, reception not friendly & helpful and quite a dull room without any sun. It did have a nice pool area though.!!!
Sorry but rethink your accommodation before booking this complex..
Been more than four times and going again!
I have been four times already, twice alone with my daughter. As it is in its own little complex so to speak we felt very safe. The two other times we have been with my mum. The only drawback there is that she stays on the sofa bed. We are going again this year except with my husband and daughter's friend from school. Looking forward to it now that the refurbishment has taken place. We always have a very relaxing holiday here and the pool is great. It doesn't get busy either.
Pleasant stay at Sandy Golf
Just returned from a 2 week stay at Cordial Sandy Golf, Mapalomas, Gran Canaria. Did some research pre hol and was very fearful for the trip!! However all in all me and my girlfriend had a good holiday.
My main fear was going to be the standard of accommodation as many reviewers said resort was tired and in need of an upgrade. Fortunately, the bungalows have been refitted to a fairly nice standard although shower could have been better thought out!! Bungalow was cleaned every weekday and we got clean towels on each occassion. Very good.
The pool was lovely (although cold even in heatwave) and there was an abundance of sun loungers.
My main complaint about the accom was the lack of entertainment (non-existent) and the fact that you are quite far from the resort centre. Most nights we got taxi into playa del ingles or maspalomas center. (taxi was about 3.50Euro)
I would recommend this accommodation to people who want a no-frills relaxing holiday and are willing to jump in taxis or busses to get around
Was a Gong Show
We arrived late 1 am come to find out that the resort doesn't even have a sign telling you that you are at the Sandy Golf. The reception was closed we drove around for 2.5 hours trying to find out if this was actually the hotel due to no hotel sign. We finally got a guy at a hotel close by to call around and he found out that we should go to Green Golf to get our keys to our room. How we were suppose to know this I don't know. Can't for the life of me figure out why there isn't a note on the door telling you this. One of the reasons we picked this hotel was because there was lots of free parking and we had a rent a car. We were at the resort the week of Easter. Come Wednesday management decided to block off half the parking lot for staff parking only. Which was a nightmare cause the hotel is on a very narrow road where you couldn't park. Come 8 pm 1/2 the parking lot was empty but we couldn't get into it because of the chain. I was FURIOUS!!! The rooms are very tired looking definitely need to be redone. There was no hot water in our unit. One of us could have a 3 minute shower with hot water and the next person would get in and it would be stone cold. Had them put in a new hot water tank which wasn't any better. Just what you want to do when you are on vacation is have workmen in your room all the time. Would never stay here again.
Our second visit. Refurbishment started.
This was our second visit to Sandy Golf for my wife and I. This time we were accompanied by our Daughter and her partner and our Grandson.
We thought last year that the bungalows were looking a bit tired and in need of doing up and this year being a 12 months older certainly endorsed that feeling.
However 'lo and behold' the complex closed after our fortnight to be reburbished. The plans 'from what we could find out' our to; completley gut the interior and replace everything. Also to fit double glazing (which should eliminate the noise problem some complained about) and to install air conditioning.
However having said all that, we all had a great holiday. If you like walking there is a great flat walk alongside the dry river bed passed the nature reserve to Masapalmas. Or you can take the curtesy bus which you pick up outside of Green Golf opposite.
It's about a 1/2 mile walk to Faro 2 shopping centre where there are great restaurants and bars. We would recommend Michaelangelo's Italian.
Because the 2 complexes (Green Golf Included) were closing after we left the holiday makers were dwindling day by day which resulted in the pool being our own for a week. The only real problem we had was that they also decided to refurbish the poolside bar and this facility was closed for our second week.
A trip we would recommed is to Palmitas Park you can do it by local bus which passes the back of Sandy Golf.
The camel rides are also only 2 mins walk from the bungalows so its hardly worth going on a trip. And if you have an hour to kill and fancy a laugh don't give them a miss.
Myself and my family and sometimes friends have been staying at Sandy Golf since 1992 (every year, sometimes twice). Given the choice we wouldn't go anywhere else. It has everything we need, fantastic pool, relatively quiet, good bungalows which are kept very clean, friendly staff (some have been there for years). It is near everything you need- beach, shops, nightlife etc. We look forward to staying at Sandy Golf for many years to come and can't wait to see the refurbishments being carried out this year.
Sue Carpenter & family
Been there twice - going again
We are a (young outlook) couple, just reached 50. Been holidaying in the med for 25 years. Sandy Golf is situated in a quiet location, with the Faro Centre less that 10 minutes walk - the apartments are nicely set out, and we found them to be basically good. You MUST pay for your digital (in-apartment) safe. There is a tv in every apartment BUT you have to hire the hand set, about 30 Euros for the fortnight. That is where the downside ends. The 100% most fantastic part of the complex is the pool, wonderful, VERY quiet, NEVER short of sun loungers, it really is wonderful. I have hired a car for the fortnight for the last 2 years, and will be doing again. I hire from "RECORD CAR HIRE" they are based on the airport. rates are brilliant, and all cars are up-market and nearly brand new. Fill up the tank for 20 Euros. From Maspalomas either drive or a 3 Euro taxi ride into Playa De Ingles. The place is bouncing with all the wonderful younger people. Go to the Yumbo Centre - it is huge, caters for everything, and watch in awe the worlds gays parading themselves, really very interesting. Back to travel, the roads are really good. If you self cater, try and find the shopping mall at the north of Playa De Ingles, and stock up. Or if you drive head back towards the airport and visit the town of Doctorall, and use the Hippo supermarket. Back to your location, be aware of the nudist beach by the sand dunes, and be aware of a "swingers" atmosphere in the over 40's. All in all, we love it. If you are under 30, Playa De Ingles is probably for you. If you are over that, or family, or family with youngsters, get to Maspalomas. We love to share comments - we are at e-mail
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