An array of water sports

Playa del Ingles holidays will take you to a colourful resort with lots of character. Playa del Ingles is the busiest tourist resort on Gran Canaria, with holidaymakers flocking back year after year for its wonderful beaches and vibrant nightlife.

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Wonderful beaches and vibrant nightlife

The palm fringed promenade is the place to be seen. The soft golden sandy beach merges with the stunning sand dunes of neighbouring Maspalomas and are said to be the most beautiful on the island, having a Blue Flag award for cleanliness. Playa del Ingles is popular with the gay community and 18-30 age groups, so the beach is very discreetly sectioned into family areas, nudist and gay sections.

Although highly popular with the younger crowds, holidays to Playa del Ingles offer a fantastic family holiday destination. Ocean Park and Aquasur, the largest water park in the Canaries are both close by with rides, slides and flumes for all the family. Holiday World offers fairground attractions, ten-pin bowling, a gym and even a nightclub. Palmitos Park with its aquarium, butterfly world, birdlife, crocodiles and monkeys is an excellent family day out as are the Crocodile Park, Reptilandia Park and Canary village, all close to hand. Visit Siuox City, a fascinating Wild West village and backdrop too many films.

Holidays in Playa del Ingles have an array of water sports available, with water skiing; jet skiing, speed boats and inflatables to choose from. Mini golf, go-karting and horse riding are all popular here and if you are a real thrill seeker, then sky diving is the thing for you. If you’re a keen golfer, or just fancy giving it a go then there are a few courses in the area including the one at Maspalomas, an international course surrounded by sand dunes. A camel trek across the dunes is an excellent way to appreciate their full beauty, take a guide trek over to the Maspalomas lighthouse and sea water lagoon, shimmering like an oasis, a particularly spectacular excursion at sunset.

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT -0

Religion: Roman Catholic

Year round warm temperatures

Boat trips will take you out to spot dolphins, a glass bottom boat will show you the underwater marine life of the area, and the good old fashioned booze cruise, well that just speaks for itself! Back on dry land, a jeep safari will let you explore the rugged untouched landscape of this volcanic region. Nightlife in Playa del Ingles is vibrant and very varied. The Yumbo centre has clubs and bars with adult only themes, popular with gay holidaymakers, while the Kasbah is home to Pacha and Cream nightclubs, a haven for the 18-30 crowds.

Shopping is impossible to ignore here with a concrete jungle of shopping centres, Spanish labels are popular as is a good old haggle with the local hawkers, offering their pirate copies of practically anything you care to think of! Restaurants offer basic Spanish menus, international choices and good old Sunday roasts, fast food outlets are also to be found mingling amongst the Tapas Bars, so there is always something for every palette. Accommodation is modern and suits every budget, from basic to luxury hotels, and self catering apartments. Playa del Ingles has year round warm temperatures making this an exceptionally popular choice during the cold British winter. Book holidays to Playa del Ingles online at

Places to Visit


– If its family fun you’re looking for then Aqualand is a great day out, for adrenalin fun there is the kamikaze, Black hole, Twister, boomerang, super slalom amongst many other exciting slides. A kidzworld were the children have their very own water playground with slides and chutes, and for those just wanting to relax take a dip into one of the jacuzzi’s there really is something for everyone.

Sioux City

– Step right into your very own Wild West adventure at Sioux City with cowboy shoot outs, cattle ranching, bank raiding bandits, knife throwing displays and more. Visit on a Friday evening and you’ll also be treated to a Wild West themed barbeque.