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Things to do in Maspalomas

Things to do in Maspalomas

Sunshine, sand dunes and so much to do! One of gorgeous Gran Canaria’s most popular resorts, Maspalomas sits perfectly on the south of the island as a fantastic holiday destination for families, friends and couples. From beaches to amusement parks and stargazing to scuba diving – there are so many activities to choose from for all ages in Maspalomas.

Things to do in Maspalomas...

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Things to do in Maspalomas for families

Looking for family fun time in the sunshine? Maspalomas not only offers stunning sunny skies and fantastic family-friendly accommodation, but there’s also so much to do to create an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Splashtastic fun under the sun has never been better than spending the day at Aqualand Maspalomas. With everything from heart-racing super slides, to a kid’s zone for younger ones and even a chill-out area – there’s something for all ages to keep everyone smiling and laughing all day long.

With Gran Canaria being located just off the coast of North Africa, you can explore the golden sand dunes of Maspalomas in Sahara desert style with a camel ride for the whole family. This unique experience is fun for young and old, take a trip through deserted landscapes and take in the views of glistening dunes with some furry friends!

Take a break from the pool and the beach for a day out on dry land at Holiday World Maspalomas. Fairground rides, rollercoasters and shows for the whole family await at the exciting amusement park. Head from the rides to enjoy a delicious dinner at the indoor food market, serving a variety of dishes from multiple fantastic vendors. For the older visitors, there’s also a sports bar and a casino for evening fun.

Hotels for families in Maspalomas

Things to do in Maspalomas for couples

Whisk your loved one away to Gran Canaria for a romantic stay in Maspalomas. Explore the beautiful beaches the charming restaurants and bars for a dreamy holiday that you won’t forget. If you’re looking for some exciting activities to do as a couple throughout your stay, you’re in luck! With minimal light pollution on the Maspalomas dunes, you can transport to another galaxy together by going stargazing. Organised stargazing is available, where you can see the sights of the sky above through a telescope and enjoy a guide through the stars and planets for a truly magical evening.

What’s more romantic than watching a film together under the stars? Maspalomas is home to Europe’s only permanent outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, showing two films per night that start as the sun sets. Enjoy a luxury sofa to sit on, waitress service for delicious snacks, and blankets to make the experience extra cosy.

Cocktails by the pool and beach days are something that we love, but if you’re looking for a little change of scenery, the Botanical Park of Maspalomas is a stunning setting for a wander with your loved one. Take in the beautiful nature and feel the tranquillity that the park oozes by taking a relaxing stroll through the colourful surroundings.

Hotels for couples in Maspalomas

Things to do in Maspalomas for groups

Jet off with your favourite group of people for a beachy escape to Maspalomas. Nightlife around the area is buzzing, so if you’re looking for a few nights out on the tiles, you’re in the right place. The Rose Show Bar in San Agustin, Maspalomas is a fantastic spot for a fun night out with friends. Whether you go to watch the sports games, enjoy the entertainment or fancy putting on your own show by taking the mic for karaoke, the popular bar is a top pick for a fun few drinks as a group.

The fun doesn’t have to stop once the evenings over either, grab the gang and head out for a buggy tour. Pair up and go on a four-wheeled adventure around the roads of Gran Canaria, an exciting way to explore the local area. Plus, you can even go off road for a daredevil experience, where you’ll be needing a bandana to protect you from the dust as you zoom up and down the sandy landscapes.

Hotels for groups in Maspalomas

Things to do in Maspalomas for beach lovers

Take your pick from the fantastic beaches Maspaloma has to offer. From the serene sandy stretch of Playa de Maspalomas, to the buzzing beach of Playa del Ingles and over to Playa de Meloneras where you can soak up the sun in a laid-back atmosphere. If you love to surf or even just fancy giving it a go, there are local surf classes available so you can have a try at riding the waves off the coast of Maspalomas.

If you prefer to be in the sea rather than over it, pack your snorkel and explore the crystal-clear waters off the coast of Maspalomas. Whether you want to paddle at your own pace or fancy going on an organised snorkel safari, an underwater adventure to see the local sea life is something that every beach lover or water baby will love! Fancy going a little further? Leagues Ahead Diving in Playa del Ingles offers PADI lessons and diving packages for the full diving experience!

Hotels for beach lovers in Maspalomas


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