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Holidays In Maspalomas

Maspalomas Holidays at a Glance

The resort of Maspalomas is situated on the south coast of Gran Canaria between Playa Meloneras and Playa del Ingles. The resort is home to a gorgeous beach spanning 6 kms long overlooked by the stunning sand dunes that separate the resort from Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas holidays are great due to its location, nestled next door to the busier resort of Playa del Ingles offering a livelier mix of bars and nightclubs. Even though the resort is relaxed there is a huge amount to see and do such a a waterpark, golf courses, shops and of course a sumptuous golden sandy beach.

Who holidays in Maspalomas?

Holidays to Maspalomas are perfect for families and couples looking for a quiet, relaxing base with stunning scenery and great tourist facilities. Also a favourite for those seeking peaceful days and wild nights with a selection of bars clubs and restaurants.



Key Facts - Maspalomas

  • LanguageSpanish & English
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 34
  • Flight Duration4 hours 30 mins (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport30 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)35 mins

Maspalomas holidays are great due to its location, nestled next door to the busier resort of Playa del Ingles offering a livelier mix of bars and nightclubs. Even though the resort is relaxed there is a huge amount to see and do such a a waterpark, golf courses, shops and of course a sumptuous golden sandy beach.

The beach has a lovely beach side promenade that runs all the way from the town centre to the sand dunes. The promenade is lined with shops, bars and quaint restaurants.

Holidays in Maspalomas and the rest of Gran Canaria are extremely popular among British holidaymakers due to its year round sun, short flight time and low cost.

Charter flights to Gran Canaria tend to be relatively low cost so family holidays to Maspalomas represent excellent value. Maspalomas is one the most popular resorts in Gran Canaria and has good quality accommodation away from the noise and mass tourism of its neighbour Playa de Ingles. So whatever your budget book your holidays to Maspalomas with Olympic Holidays.

Cheap Holidays to Maspalomas - Olympic Holidays

Experience the charm of this Gran Canarian resort and book your cheap holidays to Maspalomas today with Olympic Holidays. As well as package holidays to Gran Canariawe offer cheap flights to Gran Canaria. For great deals on Maspalomas holidays book online today at OlympicHolidays.com

Museum and Archaeological Reserve of Cueva Pintada: Find out what life on Gran Canaria was like hundreds of years ago in this museum with the nickname The Painted Cave, in Galdar, in the north of the island.

San Bartolome de Tirajana: This is the location for a variety of ancient sites including the Tunte Settlement, an entire underground village, complete with dwellings, granaries, burial areas and cave paintings; the Arteara Necropolis, a prehistoric burial ground 2 kms long and 1 km wide, made up of over a thousand burial mounds; Las Fortalezas, a fortified settlement of natural and artificially excavated caves - the remains of prehistoric paintings can still be found on the walls of some caves, while some others were used for burial rites and grain storage; and Almogaren de Amurga, one of the most complex and spectacular archaeological site, believed to have been the site of religious ceremonies.

Dunas de Maspalomas: No holiday to Gran Canaria would be complete without visiting the world renowned Maspalomas sand dunes rolling for miles along the coast - a desert next to the sea.

Teror: Accessed by steep winding roads, this town may be suitably named for the faint-hearted. It has great symbolic value to islanders, though, as it is said to be the place where La Virgen del Pino, the island's patron saint, appeared. An annual pilgrimage takes place to the Basilica in this rural town.

Vegueta: Travel back in time to tread the narrow, cobbled streets in the old city centre where Columbus is believed to have walked half a millennium ago.

Guayadeque Ravine: Close to the southern shore is this palm-covered ravine where rock paintings will transport you back in time.

Bandama: Hold your heart in your mouth as you descend into the Caldera of a volcano crater to find one of the oldest wineries on the island.

Whales and Dolphins: A paradise for whales and dolphins, of the 87 species in existence around the world, 29 can be found here in one of the most ecologically valuable locations in Europe. In addition to bottlenose dolphins, visitors can also see common, striped and spotted varieties. Safari trips are available lasting approximately 2 hours.

Parque Natural de Tamadaba: A huge network of ravines, slopes and mountains create an area of stunning beauty where one of the island's best preserved natural pine forests can be found. A Special Bird Protection Area, Tamadaba is an enormous massif uniting the ecosystems of the precipitous cliffs of Aden Verde with the crags and slopes of Guayedra. Various protected species inhabit the forest and Guayedra cliffs, many exclusive to the area. The park is also the location of some remote, semi-abandoned hamlets and important archaeological areas such as El Risco and the Guayedra valley.

For more active holidays in Maspalomas there are wide variety of watersports available, a truly unforgettable experience during your Maspalomas holidays is a dolphin and whale spotting trip. You will see at first hand view of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Eating/Drinking During Maspalomas Holidays

Due to the popularity of Maspalomas holidays there are a great range of restaurants serving a mind boggling variety of cuisines and dishes. There are many international cuisines including pizza, pasta, Chinese and burgers. For more traditional cuisine why not try one of the Tapas bars providing an opportunity to sample many dishes. Due to its proximity to the sea, Maspalomas has some amazing fish restaurants serving fresh produce that is absolutely delicious.

Holidays to Maspalomas can be as noisy or as quiet as you like, the nightlife is not in your face as it is at other resorts and can be avoided if its not your things. However if your looking to party during your Maspalomas holidays there are plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs open till the early hours to choose from. For a greater choice of bars and clubs venture to Playa del Ingles where you will be spoilt for choice.

Getting Around on Maspalomas Holidays

Buses: Local buses are great way of getting around during your Maspalomas holidays, they tend be quite regular, generally reliable and cheap. Bus timetables are widely available and can be picked up from your hotel reception.

Taxi: A great way to get around especially if there are 3-4 people sharing is taxi. Abundant in supply, Taxis can be flagged down and are inexpensive, inform the driver on where you want to go and he'll give you a guide price.

Car Hire: A really good way of getting around Maspalomas and Gran Canaria is to hire a car. There are plenty of car hire companies in the resort and there tends to be very little difference in price between them. To hire a car during your Maspalomas holidays all you need is your drivers licence, passport and credit card.

Maspalomas Holidays Shopping

Shopping during Maspalomas holidays is great because certain goods are tax free, so there are great savings to be made on certain goods. Perfumes, cigarettes, cameras and electrical products are tax free so there are always bargains to be had. For greater choice and variety head to Playa del Ingles with a larger selection of shops.

Maspalomas contains a variety of shops and small boutiques and a medium sized shopping centre, CC Varadero lies next to the rocky sea front and the much larger CC Faro 2 shopping centre is inland of Maspalomas golf course.

Holidays in Maspalomas - Beaches

The beach has a lovely beach side promenade that runs all the way from the town centre to the sand dunes. The promenade is lined with shops, bars and quaint restaurants.

Book Maspalomas holidays and enjoy the 6 kms long Maspalomas beach overlooked by the sand dunes which are home to rare plants, lizards and wild rabbits. Some of the dunes measure 50 feet high providing a great spot for secluded sunbathing and a favourite spot for nudists. The expansive beach stretches to the lighthouse, the most southern point on the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gran Canaria 21 21 22 22 23 25 27 27 27 26 24 22
London 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 10 7
Sunshine Hours Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gran Canaria 6 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 8 7 6 6
London 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 2 1

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