Playa Del Ingles Holidays
Playa del Ingles holidays are all about days on the beach and nights on the town. In Gran Canaria's biggest and most famous resort, it's sun, sea and sand and sangria all the way. The beach melts into the famous Maspalomas sand dunes, as though Europe's second biggest holiday resort has been transported to the Sahara Desert. It's the ultimate beach holiday destination.
Gran Canaria enjoys year-round warm temperatures and sunshine with very little seasonal variation. Summers are hot and dry while winters are slightly cooler with some showers. Like the rest of the island, Playa del Ingles has year round warm temperatures making it a hugely popular choice during the cold British winter.
Jan - 13ºC
Feb - 15ºC
Mar - 16ºC
Apr - 18ºC
May - 21ºC
Jun - 24ºC
Jul - 27ºC
Aug - 27ºC
Sep - 25ºC
Oct - 20ºC
Nov - 16ºC
Dec - 13ºC
who goes to ?
The beaches in Playa del Ingles are a real cosmopolitan mix of German, French, Dutch, and Scandinavian tourists who arrive in droves, and with good reason! The beach at Playa del Ingles is not just for the English as the name would have it, but it is a world famous spectacle.
Playa del Ingles is popular with 18-30 age groups and the gay community, and the beach is very discreetly sectioned into family areas, nudist and gay sections so that everyone feels comfortable! Although very popular with younger crowds, it is possible to enjoy a family holiday here, as long as you know where to avoid and are staying in a family friendly hotel.
Things To Do on Holidays
First and foremost, there's the beach. 4km long, the fine white sands of Playa del Inglés join the equally gorgeous Playa de Maspalomas to form what is widely regarded as the most beautiful beach on the island. Watersports along this stretch of beach include parasailing, jet-skiing, waterskiing, and rides on speedboats and inflatables.
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.
A camel trek is an absolutely fantastic way to see the magnificent Maspalomas sand dunes, particularly at sunset. Or for the thrill of a lifetime take a 20-minute flight over the Maspalomas dunes then sky dive (in tandem with an instructor!). Contact Skydive Gran Canaria (where the dunes begin).
Summer holidays in Playa del Ingles are a shopaholic's dream. From Playa del Ingles, it's a mere 25 minute drive to the capital, Las Palmas. Think boutiques and designer names, as well as all your high street favourites. Closer to home, Playa del Ingles is full of cheap and cheerful shops where you'll find all your holiday essentials. If it's a new pair of shades, a digital camera or some perfume you're after, head to the shopping centres Yumbo and the Kasbah (also the hottest nightspots in town).
Things to do: Nightlife
As well as shops, Yumbo and the Kasbah are also bursting with restaurants, bars and clubs. If you're looking for Gran Canaria parties, travel to Playa del Ingles. We're talking neon lights, disco balls and happy hours. However, if you like your Gran Canaria holidays more low key, pull up a pew at one of the restaurants – this place is crammed full of them, from traditional tapas bars to all your favourite fast-food outlets.
For cheap holidays to sunnier shores, you can't go far wrong with Playa del Ingles. Whether you just want to flop on the beach or dance the night away, it ticks all the boxes - and then some.
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