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Playa del Aguila is a small purpose built resort to the east of Maspalomas, in fact almost a suburb of it. It is a very quiet relaxed area where days are spent around the pool or on the beach. The beach is more pebbles than sand, although when the tide goes out there is a larger expanse of sand. The accommodation varies from three and four star all-inclusive hotels to self-catering bungalows and apartments. Being very close to San Agustin and Maspalomas, holidaymakers can share their many facilities.
A Playa del Aguila holiday offers warm year round sunshine, a sand and pebble beach that is rarely crowded and pleasant accommodation. Being close to Maspalomas, visitors can enjoy the famed sand dunes, the golfing facilities and the wider range of entertainment that it can offer.
Playa del Aguila is popular with families and couples of all ages. It is the ideal holiday for those seeking sunshine away from the crowds in the larger resorts. Playa del Aguila is particularly popular with German tourists.
Playa del Aguila is a year round holiday destination having pleasantly hot summers and warm winters.
Playa del Aguila, lying on the southern coast of Gran Canaria close to Maspalomas, is a very peaceful resort surrounded by low hills. Its beach is comprised mainly of pebbles and coarse sand. At low tide more sand is exposed. The hotel complexes, with their pretty gardens and pools, keep most visitors away from the beach so it is never over crowded. If you are looking total relaxation with a guarantee of summer sun, a Playa del Aguila holiday is for you. Being close to Maspalomas, visitors can enjoy all that the resort has to offer including its acres of undulating sand dunes. Sunsets there are particularly stunning as the sand takes on wonderful hues of burnt ochre and cinnamon. A wide variety of sporting activities are available both on land and at sea. The waters around the Canary Islands are ideal for whale and dolphin spotting as well as big game fishing. Golfers have an excellent eighteen hole course near the nature reserve.
Many of the islands attractions are found in the south of the island and these include the very popular Aqualand. With over thirty slides from the hair-raising Anaconda and the Tornado to gentle slides for young children, Aqualand has something for everyone.
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.
As expected, nightlife in Playa del Aguila is low-key reflecting the resort’s popularity with families and couples. The larger hotels provide their own entertainment. In neighbouring Maspalomas, the Plaza has a large number of bars, discos and clubs. The nightclubs liven up at midnight and continue until the early hours of the morning.
One of the attractions of shopping in Gran Canaria is that goods are virtually tax free so visitors to Playa del Aguila should visit Maspalomas which 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.
Since many of the hotels offer all-inclusive packages, opportunities for eating out in Playa del Aguila are limited. However this matters little as Maspalomas and San Agustin are on the doorstep. 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.