Fantastic sunshine and a great choice of water sports
Maspalomas holidays are famous for its giant sand dunes and spectacular beach, being the most beautiful on the island.
There is a traditional blue flag bathing area with sun beds and parasols, families and couples will love this area although it can get a little busy. To the west of Maspalomas lies Meloneras, an away from it all upmarket district, with the effervescent Playa Del Ingles to the east.
Waters sports are as popular as ever with parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing, body boarding, inflatables and even deep sea fishing, to try your hand at. If golf is your thing then holidays in Maspalomas have a couple of golf courses to choose from but probably the best is the one surrounded by sand dunes, perhaps not ideal when you are trying to play golf, but worth it for the stunning surroundings and amazing Atlantic views. A camel trek over the dunes will take you to the El Faro de Maspalomas, the tallest lighthouse in the Canary Islands, surrounded by al fresco eateries, and La Charco, a sea water lagoon shimmering like an oasis in the desert.
Quick Maspalomas Tips
The currency used in Maspalomas is the Euro as it is across all of the Canary Islands
There are no Visa requirements for Gran Canaria
There is no time difference between the UK GMT, and Gran Canaria
Flying time between the UK and Gran Canaria is approximately 4 hours 15 minutes
Transfers from Las Palmas airport to Maspalomas take approximately 30 minutes
Hotel based entertainment
If you can drag yourself away from the beach for long enough then a visit to the Ocean Park or larger Aquasur water parks are a fun day out for all the family. Rancho Park will provide riding lessons, pony trekking, and organised rides, while Palmitos Park has an aquarium, butterfly house, bird's, monkeys and crocodiles to amuse you. Holiday World is a large amusement park with fairground attractions, bars restaurants and even a nightclub. Sioux City is a fabulous replica of a Wild West town with many movies being filmed here and well worth a visit. Holidays in Maspalomas offer an array of activities away from the beach where you will simply be spoilt for choice.
Nightlife in Maspalomas is relatively quiet compared to neighbouring Playa del Ingles, but there is plenty of choice with hotel based entertainment, music bars and a couple of disco pubs giving you the chance to let your hair down. If it's a party atmosphere you are looking for though, Playa del Ingles is just a couple of minutes away, the nightlife here is vibrant and you can party until dawn. Restaurants here offer basic Spanish cuisine, with fast food outlets by the dozen. Accommodation is mainly low level with luxury hotels and very affordable self catering apartments.
Shoppers won't be disappointed either with a shopping centre and market stalls offering trinkets to designer goods. A holiday to Maspalomas is definitely beach based and you could easily spend the whole time here relaxing and exploring the dunes, however, there is a wealth of facilities just on the doorstep should you wish to discover them. Book Maspalomas holidays online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places to Visit
Spread out over 49 acres Palmitos Park is home to some amazing wildlife, an aquarium housing a small Pacific reef with a broad variety of tropical fish, including clownfish, lion fish and yellow tangs, and cora. Enjoy the dolphin exhibition, where animals display outstanding skills, strength and intelligence. There is a botanical garden that allows close interaction with majestic Flamingos, African and South America birds. Primate Island with Gibbon primates and Orangutans not forgetting the curious meerkats.
Take to the skies to view this stunning Island from above flying through the awe-inspiring Fataga valley to the island’s highest point and taking in stunning sights along the way. Feel the thrill as your copter climbs to hundreds of feet high. Then sit back and stare as you whirr past the gigantic rock formations of Roque Nublo and Roque Bentaiga, the old Canarian town of Teror as well as whitewashed villages, vast reservoirs and banana plantations.