Entertainment seems to be synonymous with escapes to Maspalomas, which is just as well if you’ve brought the kids along or you yourself are unable to sit still on the sand. You'll encounter all manner of water sports including scuba diving and paragliding if you're feeling adventurous, while others may prefer to capitalise on the great nearby attractions during their holidays to Maspalomas, whether it’s with an afternoon at the fantastic Aqualand or a trip to ride the rollercoasters of Holiday World.
One of the most appealing aspects of a holiday to Maspalomas is the opportunity the resort will give you to recharge your batteries amid a serene atmosphere. In addition to the gorgeous beach, you’ll find many other scenes of relaxation in and around the resort, contrasting some of the livelier, party-driven areas of the Spanish islands. Embrace the outdoors and stroll through the beautiful Charca de Maspalmoas nature reserve or explore Palmitos Park, home to various animals and a large aquarium – perfect for keeping the kids entertained. If you’re a keen golfer and have packed your clubs for your holidays in Maspalomas, you’ll be pleased to know that Gran Canaria’s largest and most famous golf course finds a home within the resort.
For many though, it is the beach that will draw the majority of your attention during time in the resort of Maspalomas. Relaxing on the beach beside the dramatic sand dunes is a typical memory to take home with you from your break, and while the kids splash around in the warm water, you can soak up the sun’s rays or immerse yourself in a good book. Nearby Puerto Rico is another idyllic beach resort worth a visit during your holiday, boasting fantastic amenities in this purpose-built realm of holiday luxury.
Aside from the golden beach , Playa del Ingles is a buzzing beachfront close to a wide range of restaurants. Your beach experience can be as lively or as relaxing as you like from a range of beach sports to just basking in the sun.
Although there may be activities on site at your hotel or apartment, there are options to explore the stretch of sand dunes by foot or even take a camel ride across! You can also take part in any of the beach sports and take boat rides in glass-bottomed boats.
For those wanting to just lie back and relax or read a good book, there are quieter spots to do just this, the sand dunes between Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles are a popular spot for relaxing, but are also perfect for some soul-searching or just a tan.
For the adrenaline junkies, there is plenty on offer to satisfy their urges. You can learn to dive, go snorkeling and scuba diving. Or if you're feeling even more adventurous, you can try paragliding! This is in addition to beach volleyball and hikes over the sand dunes.
Aside from the beautiful weather with sandy beaches and clear waters, you can test your hand at golf in the largest golf park in Gran Canaria. There are also dinner cruises available for a relaxing evening out on the waters.
You will find plenty of sunbeds available to rent for a relaxing day in the sun. For something a bit more relaxing, the dunes between Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles are ideal for sitting back and taking in the fresh air and clear skies.
A range of accommodation is available if you want to have your own private space, or you can leave everything to the hotel to sort out for you. Cordial Green Golf bungalows are a top spot for a self-catering option while Riu Palace Maspalomas is set close to the dunes and has every facility to ensure you stay comfortably.
For a bit of energy, there are a range of water sports available at the beach or you can visit the local Nature Reserve if you'd prefer to just wander and get your dose of nature. Also, you can head to La Charca to see the remains of this sea-water lagoon overlooked by palm trees.
Not only being home to the largest golf course in Gran Canaria, Maspalomas has a range of attractions including Aqualand and Holiday World theme parks, boat cruises and the Palmitos Park Zoo. For amazing views of the sea day or night, the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse is definitely something to visit.
As well as water sports and boat cruises there are also camel rides across the sand dunes. For a more bumpy but exhilarating experience, you can go on a Jeep safari through the sand dunes.
Maspalomas offers the very best of local and international cuisine, so there is something for everyone. Usually accompanied by live music and entertainment, you can be sure to enjoy your dining experience. You can try the fabulous Restaurante Bali for Indonesian and Balinese cuisine or the romantic Restaurante Grill Faro which overlooks the sea.
Party animals will find everything from karaoke bars and live jazz to themed pubs. The Maspalomas plaza is ideal to do a bit of bar hopping before hitting the clubs. The nearby town of Playa del Ingles is a lively place with lots of places that offer live music to superclubs that close at dawn. With so much on offer, the party can carry on until the early hours and beyond.
Down in the most southern area of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas is a vibrant place with a variety of things to do. For families there are plenty of options to keep everyone entertained. Aqualand the water-theme park is a fun place for rides and attractions, while the daredevils can get their thrills on the rollercoasters at Holiday World.
Maspalomas beach offers beautifully smooth sands and clear waters. Sun loungers are available to rent and an array of water sports for the more energetic. Visitors will also find more relaxing spots along the four-mile stretch of sand.
Aside from the impressive water sports on offer at the beach, you can take to the sea with cruises on a glass-bottomed boat to explore the sea life. You can also cross the stretch of sand dunes by foot, or visit Palmitos Park to take in the wildlife and nature.
Families will find a range of options for staying in Maspalomas, boasting cosy family apartments close to the beach and luxury hotels. Choose from the luxurious Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis or Turbo Club self-catering apartments where you can choose to cook or eat out while having the security of a resort. Most apartment areas and hotels offer a free shuttle to the beach every half hour and have special facilities and activities for younger children.