Maspalomas is the oldest resort in the south of Gran Canaria and lies two kilometres west of Playa de Ingles. A Maspalomas holiday offers a relaxing break in an upmarket resort famous for its undulating sand dunes. There are many bars, restaurants and clubs providing good food and a lively nightlife. The wide variety of leisure activities and local attractions mean that there is never a dull moment in Maspalomas.
Why go to Maspalomas
A Maspalomas holiday offers warm year round sunshine, an amazing beach with an extensive variety of sports and child centred activities. The many bars and restaurants provide entertainment to suit all tastes.
Who Is Maspalomas Popular With
Maspalomas appeals to families with young children and couples of all ages. It is the ideal holiday for sun worshippers and sport enthusiasts. It is also popular with naturists who like too bare all in the dunes. Those who enjoy peaceful days and wild nights can laze in Maspalomas during the day and party through the night in neighbouring Playa del Ingles.
When To Go To Maspalomas
Maspalomas is a year round holiday destination having pleasantly hot summers and warm winters.
Maspalomas - The Place
Maspalomas on the southern coast of Gran Canaria is a firm favourite with many thousands of British holidaymakers. Its wonderful expanse of sand dunes, blown from the African deserts, is interspersed with rough green shrubs. Visit the beach at sunset and try to capture on camera the fantastically rich colours of the glowing sand.
There are six kilometres of beach so although the area near the centre becomes crowded there are plenty of secluded spots in the dunes. This is why Maspalomas is popular with naturists. A promenade runs along the beach from the town centre to the sand dunes. It is lined with bars, small restaurants and shops so refreshments are never far away.
Explore the dunes in authentic desert style on the back of the ‘ship of the desert’ and have a lofty camel’s eye view.
A Maspalomas holiday offers a wide variety of sporting activities both in and out of the water. Take a whale and dolphin spotting trip or a deep sea fishing safari. Golfers will find an eighteen hole golf course close to the sand dunes in a nature reserve.
Many of the islands attractions are found near Maspalomas including the very popular Aqualand. With over thirty slides including the Anaconda and the Tornado it appeals to both children and adults alike.
Inland Gran Canaria is well worth exploring with its stunning scenery and charming old villages. Jeep safaris to Mount Tejeda are an ideal way to explore the island.
Nightlife in Maspalomas is both lively and sophisticated. In Maspalomas Plaza there are a large number of bars, discos and clubs. The nightclubs liven up at midnight and continue until the early hours of the morning. Many hotels provide their own entertainment.
One of the attractions of shopping in Gran Canaria is that goods are virtually tax free and Maspalomas has a good number of retailers. The Faro 2 complex has many designer boutiques and specialist shops. Alcohol, cigarettes, cameras and electronic goods are all considerably cheaper.
There are many high quality restaurants in Maspalomas serving a wide variety of food and catering for most tastes. The international cuisine ranges from pizza and pasta to Chinese and fast food burgers. The many tapas bars provide welcome sustenance in the long hours between lunch and dinner. Traditional fish restaurants, with their fresh produce simply prepared are not to be missed.