Located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria and pleasingly close to the popular town of Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles is the perfect choice for holiday-makers of all ages. Whatever you happen to be looking for during your stay, you will find it here in this veritable paradise. Be ready to fall for Playa del Ingles holidays, hook, line and sinker.
In the town centre you’ll find a number of impressive shopping areas, including two very large malls, making them perfect for lovers of retail therapy. The town of Maspalomas is nearby, and is home to yet more accommodation choices. Speak to lowcostholidays about holidays to Playa del Ingles first in order to find the ideal selection to match your needs.
Needless to say, days spent at the beach will be a little quieter but no less memorable. Relaxing under a hot sun and clear blue skies is a priority for many, but if you prefer something a little more active be sure to check out the local water-sports, including snorkelling, windsurfing and jet-skiing.
Playa del Ingles is popular with travellers of all ages, and is well-known for being a much-loved destination for many. Although it’s a summer resort in the minds of most people, it’s also a wonderful place to visit in the winter. Even in the colder months, the climate here is still pleasant, thanks to its location just off the western coast of Africa.
Just a few kilometres from the centre of Playa del Inglés, you’ll find the exciting water park known as Aqualand. Every visitor should give this place a try at least once, especially family groups with children. A day of great fun is waiting to be enjoyed here, so pack your swimsuit and prepare for enjoyment.
As the evening sun starts to fade, you’ll be tempted by a number of entertainment options on holidays in Playa del Inglés. One of the more intriguing hotspots for the young party-goers can be found on the coastline itself. Party boats are perfect for a night of fun and excitement; letting your hair down has never been so easy.
During the day, those travellers who like to remain active should hire bikes and head off to explore this part of the island. There are a number of cycle trails to be enjoyed – just don’t forget to bring a camera with you because there are some sensational views to be recorded for posterity.
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With Playa del Ingles being the most popular beach with all the sports and activities, Maspalomas across the sand dunes is another popular resort for couples and families alike. San Agustin on the other hand, is an option for those looking for something quieter to just sit back and relax.
Enjoyable for everyone, Aqualand water park is a fun day out for all ages. As well as taking a boat cruise on a glass-bottomed boat, you can take a camel ride or a walk across the beautiful sandy beaches that split Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas.
As with any of the three main resorts, water sports are aplenty. You can take a jetski, learn to dive, scuba dive and even go kayaking. If you've never done any of these things before, it really is a chance to do something you'll not experience otherwise.
With a great choice of hotels and apartments lining the beaches, you'll be spoilt for choice. An affordable choice is Corona Roja Apartments that is central to the best of local bars and restaurants. For the young partygoers, Green Park Apartments is a good choice for being close to the beach as well as the best of the nightlife.
As a popular party location, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to nightlife. You can choose to have a quiet dinner and head to one of the many bars along the promenade for quiet drinks and live entertainment. Alternatively, there are lots of clubs where you can dance the night away.
If the bustle of Playa del Ingles is too much, you can take a walk down the coast to the resort of San Agustin for a quieter place to relax and enjoy the sun and sea. You can join others looking for peace of mind on the sun loungers or you also have the option to take part in the water sports like the other resorts.
Eating out can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience with the large variety of both International and local cuisine on offer. From Italian and traditional Spanish to Chinese and traditional English, you'll be spoilt for choice. Be sure to have dinner at one of the many seafront restaurants over candlelight, before taking a stroll on the beach.
Naturally as the biggest resort in Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation. A luxury option is the Bohemia Suites and Spa with stunning views of the sand dunes and ocean. It also has the Sandia shopping centre next door with a large supermarket and several restaurants, as well as the Yumbo centre. You can also choose from several self-catering resorts for a holiday on your terms.
As a popular party spot you will find a great range of clubs to enjoy. Head to the Kasbah centre to get the night started in any one of the many bars. After a bit of bar hopping, you can head to the resort's superclubs such as the globally known Cream and Pascha for a night of serious dancing.
To fulfill your shopaholic urges, you can shop in the duty-free shops throughout the town and the Yumbo centre or pick up locally made crafts at San Fernando Market. For designer gear, take a trip to nearby Maspalomas and if you need to stock up on essentials then you'll find several supermarkets in the shopping centres with everything you'll need.
You'll find all the usual tourist spots serving a range of International options, but for something more refined you can try Espetanda or Restaurante Gaucho that serve a good variety of food that isn't too heavy on the stomach.
You'll find plenty of bars and pubs which are ideal for a lively night out. The English and Irish centres both have several bars and themed pubs that are close to home but also have a bit of a Spanish twist. So where to start? A good one is Lineker's Bar for pre-partying drinks or an evening of merry singing.
The largest resort in Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles is a popular beach with great facilities for both lounging and sporting activities. It shares its 8 kilometres stretch with nearby smaller resorts, Maspalomas and San Agustin. With activities for all the family, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
With a long stretch of beachfront cafés and restaurants, you can choose from a vast selection of International cuisine as well as more traditional foods. As well as this, snacks and your fast food fixes are available on the beach so even the fussy ones will find something!
Things to do in and around Playa del Ingles include the huge Aqualand water theme park for all things watery and fun and boat cruises on glass-bottomed boats. For something a little more unusual you could visit Mundo Aborigen, a recreation of an ancient Canary Village.
For families of all sizes and requirements, you have the freedom to choose from a selection of self-catering apartments and fully-serviced hotels. Hotel Escorial is a popular choice with its central location and close proximity to all the shopping centres and beach resorts. There are also activities onsite for the children as well as in-house entertainment.