Maspalomas Holidays

Maspalomas Holidays

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Nestled on Gran Canaria’s south cost, the sunny resort of Maspalomas is ready and waiting to welcome sun-starved holidaymakers of all ages to its shores. With huge expanses of sand dune speckled beaches, lush palm groves, and plenty to see and do during your stay, this lively corner of Gran Canaria might be just what the doctor ordered.


Beaches

Offering miles upon miles of picture-perfect sands, Maspalomas offers plenty for those looking to watch the world go by from one of its many beaches. Spend a laid-back day on Playa de Meloneras, take a dip in the blue waters of Playa de Ingles beach, or let your cares melt away on the golden expanses of Playa del Maspalomas.


Food & Drink

Take yourself on a culinary journey during your stay by tucking into a few of the most popular Canarian dishes that the island has to offer. Enjoy a filling bowl of cabra con papas (goat with potatoes), some decidantly delicious conejo al salmorejo (rabbit salmorejo), or treat your taste buds to a sumptuously sweet plate of truchas, fried pastries containing sweet fillings like almonds and cinnamon. Popular tipples to savour alongside your meals include locally produced red wines (known as Tinto del Monte) and the light and refreshing Tropical beer.


Culture

With a long tradition of welcoming traders and travellers from around the world with open arms, the island of Gran Canaria prides itself on its inclusive and hospitable atmosphere. In sunny Maspalomas, you can spend your time lounging in the sun by day and making friends with the locals by night in this lively corner of the island.


Nightlife

For an unforgettable night on the tiles, look no further than the lively resort of Playa del Ingles. Take in cocktails and sea views at the popular Atelier Cocktail Bar or join in with a round of karaoke at Shenanigans Irish Bar. Or, if its entertainment you’re after, don’t miss out on the nights of singing, dancing, and hilarity on offer at Ricky’s Cabaret.


Important Information
Flight Time: 4.5 hours
Time Difference: No time difference
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

Vaccinations
Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

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Things To Do on Maspalomas Holidays

Maspalomas Pride

Kicking off in a rainbow of glitter, feathers, and fierceness, the wildly popular Maspalomas Pride is one of the highlights of the European LGBT calendar. With parties, parades, and plenty of activities to get involved in, Maspalomas Pride is a must for any holidaymaker looking for a good time.



Whale Watching

Head out onto the great blue to spend a day watching whales and dolphins frolic in their natural environment just off the shores of Gran Canaria. With regular boats departing throughout the day, budding cetologists (that’s dolphin scientists to the rest of us) can treat themselves to a fun-filled day out.



Moonlight Cinema

Perfect for a relaxing evening with your nearest and dearest, this open-air cinema sits nestled in the heart of Meloneras. Offering holidaymakers of all ages the chance to catch the latest blockbusters under the Canarian sky, a trip to the Moonlight Cinema is a firm family favourite.



Sioux City

Not quite Westworld, but located less than 15km away from the heart of Maspalomas, Soux City Park is a family-friendly replica of a typical American Wild Western town. Take in a show, explore the park, or learn all about the American Wild West at the on-site museum at this fun-packed theme park.

Culture

Head towards the town you'll find an example of the modern architecture that brings Gran Canaria into the 21st century: the Maspalomas Congress Centre (even though it is formally in Meloneras, not Maspalomas) is a gargantuan building that looks like the roof wasn't nailed on! It's the main centre for all the conventions and conferences that come to Gran Canaria and is host to the occasional dance party with international DJs and a few thousand of your new closest friends!

Families

While on your Maspalomas holidays, families can enjoy horse riding lessons and trekking tours can be arranged at Rancho Park, near neighbouring Playa del Inglés. Maspalomas family attractions include two water parks and an amusement park.

The most popular Gran Canaria family attraction is Palmitos Park. 10km northwest of Maspalomas, it is set in a stunning green valley and features 150 species of birds, an aquarium, a butterfly house, a cactus garden, an orchid house, crocodiles and much more.

Aqualand (also known as Aquasur) is the biggest water park in the Canary Islands, boasting around 50 water slides, flumes, rides and attractions, including children's and adults' swimming pools and even mini-golf! It is located just 3km north of Maspalomas and is easily reachable in a taxi or on public transport. Ask at your hotel reception for the easiest way to get there. Holiday World (Avenida Touroperador Tui) is an absolute haven for families - a huge amusement park with fairground rides, 10-pin bowling, bars, restaurants, and for adults only, two nightclubs, a gym and spa. Another water park, Ocean Park, is situated very close by at Urbanización Campo Internacional, with 15 different slides, several swimming pools and a massive wave pool.

Relaxation

There are three great golf courses at Maspalomas. The long-established Campo de Golf de Maspalomas has hosted several international events and is surrounded by the famous Maspalomas sand dunes, which makes a round of golf here a really unique experience. Just outside Maspalomas, Salobre Golf is a new course, also boasting a superb setting among ravines and volcanic landscapes. Similarly, Meloneras Golf is new to the Gran Canaria golf world but is fast gaining a reputation as a fantastic course.

Who goes to Maspalomas?

Maspalomas holidays appeal to families (largely British) with young children, as well as couples of all ages. It is the ideal destination for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. It is also popular with naturists who like to bare all in the dunes! For peaceful days and wild nights, chill out on the beach in Maspalomas while the sun's out before partying through the night in neighbouring Playa del Ingles.

Book a Maspalomas Holiday now!

At On the Beach, we offer a wide range of top quality hotels in Maspalomas. Some of the most popular hotels include the spectacular Koala Garden Suites, the impressive Grand Hotel Residencia, the classy Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort or the relaxing Hotel IFA Faro Maspalomas. You can book your accommodation in Maspalomas on a self-catering, half board or all inclusive basis.

On the Beach are the specialists in holidays to Gran Canaria with a massive range of hotels and cheap flights to Gran Canaria. For the best deals, book early!