Quick Guide to Maspalomas

These days the Gran Canaria resort of Maspalomas is the largest town in the south of the island and the slightly quieter next-door-neighbour of Playa del Ingles, making it a great bet if you want to enjoy a mix of wild partying and days relaxing. Maspalomas itself is separated from the sea by the huge Maspalomas Sand Dunes so if you're looking for a beachside break then try Meloneras or San Agustin instead - both are still within easy reach of the many sights and attractions of Playa del Ingles.

If you want to visit in the height of summer then you will have to book early to get the best cheapest Maspalomas holiday deal. Otherwise, you might have luck looking for last-minute deals for sunshine throughout the year.


How to get to Maspalomas

Gran Canaria only has one airport so a cheap flight to Maspalomas will land at Las Palmas Airport in the north of the island. The transfer time to the resort is under an hour and you can complete this by road in a choice of ways. The most budget-friendly option is usually to add a coach transfer to your package holiday deal. You could also book a shuttle transfer separately, hire a car or hop in a taxi. There is also a local bus which will be the cheapest of all but significantly more hassle.

What To Do In Maspalomas

The great thing about Maspalomas holidays is that you can make each day as chilled out or as action-packed as you like. Since you'll just be a stone's throw from Playa Del Ingles and all its many diversions you can stroll over when you fancy a night out at one of the clubs or bars and then head back to the peace and quiet of your hotel without dragging the nightlife with you.

Nearby golf courses and retail outlets give you plenty of chances to get away you're your sunlounger, and if you're an adrenaline junkie you won't be disappointed either. The Maspalomas sand dunes can be explored by quad bike or on camel back, and Aqualand Water Park has plenty of thrilling rides. The sand dunes are also a haven for local wildlife, if you fancy a quieter trip out onto the acres of sand.

Where To Stay In Maspalomas

Maspalomas hotels tend to border the beachfront to take advantage of the stunning views of the sea and the beach itself, so finding a place to stay during Maspalomas holidays is never difficult. You can opt for budget accommodation if you are seeking cheap holidays to Maspalomas, although there are also some well-appointed luxury hotels and villas for a more opulent stay.