Playa del Ingles beach

The most fun beach in Gran Canaria

In Spanish, the name of the beach sounds like "the beach of the British". Once the desert territory attracted only French Bohemians, but locals considered them British. Now one of the most popular beach resorts in Gran Canaria is replete with nightclubs, supermarkets, cafes and other entertainment facilities for young people. Life here does not cease even at night.

Beach description

The tourist area off the coast borders on the one hand with the center of Maspalomas, and on the other with San Agustin. A wide sandy beach stretches for 3 kilometers along the beautiful south coast. It is located next to the tourist Eden - Dunas de Maspalomas.

Most restaurants and hotels are concentrated in the northern part of the beach. Tourists with children are better placed in a territory with rich infrastructure. The farther south, the more natural conditions are felt. Such a vacation is suitable for those who wish to retire, surfers, divers.

When is it better to go

In Gran Canaria, warm winters and hot summers reign, however, the weather on the island can vary greatly depending on the chosen vacation spot. In the south, it is always warmer and drier thanks to the mountains that hold back the cold air flow, which is why the main resorts are located there. Summer – is the best time for a beach holiday in Gran Canaria.  

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Tourists of all ages can relax on the beach with comfort. For children there is a guarded area with sports fields, slides and swings. Tourists of the older generation will be interested in yachting, and young people will be able to play outdoor games, dance at a beach party, and visit a noisy restaurant. On the beach there is a rental of sports equipment, rental of sun loungers and umbrellas is available. Playa del Ingles is ideal for a busy beach holiday. The following activities are also available for tourists:

  • Walk to the freshwater lake. In season, near the pond near the dunes you can watch flocks of various birds that flew in for the winter;
  • Diving, surfing. The beach has diving clubs. After a short introductory course, you can sink to the bottom of the ocean under the guidance of an instructor;
  • Deep sea fishing. Any tourist can rent a ship with a captain and go fishing to the horizon;
  • Wellness rooms and SPA salons. Almost every beachfront hotel offers Thai relaxing massages.

The coastal territory of Playa del Ingles is strewn with shopping centers. In the daytime, children's rooms, supermarkets, banks and hairdressers are open here, and at night the music thunders through the doors of world-famous nightclubs. A resort with a well-developed entertainment industry. Disco begin to receive visitors no earlier than 23:00.

Near the beach there is a huge number of hotels, many apartments for every taste and budget are for rent. Prices are more than affordable. Pensions located closer to the center provide vacationers with a shuttle service to the beach by bus. But many tourists travel a short distance on foot, enjoying stunning views.

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Silvi Villas by TAM Resorts
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Bohemia Suites & Spa
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El Veril Beachfront
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Useful information

Walking along the sand dunes west of the beach, you can come across nudists. This part of the coastal territory was chosen by vacationers without complexes. The site of the island of Playa del Ingles is a favorite place for recreation and entertainment of tourists of non-traditional orientation. Separate beaches, thematic bars and gay clubs work for them. In addition, among the many hotels on the coast you can find hotel complexes marked "adult only."

The beach participates in ratings:

22 place in rating Spain 9 place in rating Gran Canaria 3 place in rating Maspalomas 10 place in rating TOP 20 of the cleanest beaches in Spain
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