For an action-packed holiday that will suit any taste, head to the resort of Maspalomas. Located in southern Gran Canaria, Maspalomas is the largest and most popular resort in the Canary Islands. With outstanding beaches, famous sand dunes that seemingly stretch as far as the eye can see, amusement parks and tourist attractions that make for great family days out, astounding restaurants and top quality hotels providing self-catering, half board and all inclusive options, this resort is second to none.
Sunshine at its best!
With its all-year-round subtropical climate, Maspalomas is superbly hot throughout the summer season from May to September, with temperatures reaching 27°c. It is also a perfect winter destination as from November to February the temperatures still reach highs of 20°c, though the evenings can be quite chilly so ensure you take a sweater.
Relax in the sunshine
Maspalomas is a paradise for beach-lovers. With its world-famous sand dunes that stretch for over 12 kilometres, the Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of vibrant city-life. The western end of the reserve features La Charca, which is a lagoon surrounded by palm trees and provides an idyllic and tranquil getaway. At the south of the reserve is El Faro de Maspalomas, a lighthouse that was built in 1886. Top up your tan during the day or wait until the sun sets to make the most of the camel tours available that will take you across the dunes for a wonderful evening experience.
Activities for all ages
For golf aficionados, there are two main golf courses that demand attention within Maspalomas. Campo de Golf de Maspalomas is surrounded by the famous sand dunes of the resort and Salobre Golf is situated just outside of the city, with stunning volcanic landscapes that are sure to please.
For the perfect family holiday, Maspalomas is home to Aqualand, the largest waterpark in the Canary Islands. With over 50 flumes and attractions, several swimming pools and a mini-golf course, Aqualand provides fun for the entire family.
For nature-lovers, Palmitos Park is a splendid choice for an excursion. Located only 10 kilometres northwest of Maspalomas in a lush green valley, this park is home to over 150 species of birds, a fantastic aquarium and even the odd crocodile. This is an experience not to be missed.
A spectacular night out
Whilst Maspalomas is a somewhat laid-back resort with bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs that are more sociable and entertaining than loud and vibrant, with Playa del Ingles only 2 kilometres away a lively night out is never out of the question.
So, for a cheap last minute holiday or a package holiday to cater for the entire family, check out our best flights and hotel deals within Maspalomas and take advantage of all that this resort has to offer.