Holiday Guide Maspalomas, Gran Canaria – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Approx 4.5 hours from the UK
  • Time difference: Same as the UK
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro


At a Glance

  • One of the top destinations for families
  • A massive sandy beach
  • A good range of shops
  • Plenty of family entertainment

General Area:
Famous for its excellent sandy beaches and spectacular sand dunes, all inclusive Maspalomas holidays are sited in one of the oldest resorts in the southern part of Gran Canaria. A quieter and much more sophisticated than Playa del Ingles, the neighbouring party central of the Canaries. Cheap all inclusive holidays in Maspalomas has become a favourite of most visitors over the years. With a desert landscape, Maspalomas offers a completely different experience than rest of the island to its guests. Also, the main draw to Maspalomas, the Saharan -style sand dunes look like something out of an Arabian desert.

Holidays in Maspalomas are ideal for families as the resort’s main attractions are its sand dunes, a huge Holiday World Fun Park and one of the largest waterparks and the Palmitos animal park. There are also plenty of activities such as hiking, 4×4 adventure rides; quad biking, horse-riding and camel rides for the rough and tough ones. Along with these all inclusive Maspalomas also has a plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and shopping arcades as well.

Another huge draw for all inclusive in Maspalomas is its 6 km long stretch of sandy beach backed by wind-sculpted desert-type sand dunes. The beach at Maspalomas has been awarded a Blue flag. With shallow and still waters as well as a great variety of water sports and activities, the beach is ideal for kids. Jet-skiing and windsurfing are popular water activities done around the area. Also, there is a line of waterfront cafes, bars, restaurants and shops on the waterfront. Imagine 6 swathing kilometres of soft golden sands shelving gently into the azure waters, backed by enormous sand dunes, isn’t it something right out of a dream.

When to go:
Just like the rest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria too enjoys year-round sunshine. The summer temperatures that you can enjoy on all inclusive holidays are on average about 29°C while the winters hardly touch below 20°C. There is hardly any rain here and the island enjoys long dry summers and mild winters. August is the hottest month of the year but the resort is always crowded any time of the year. With such awesome weather all year-round anytime is a good time to plan a trip from UK to Maspalomas.

There is a huge variety when it comes to nightlife on all inclusive holidays to Maspalomas. Offering a lively yet classy nightlife, there are bars with karaoke nights, quiz nights, jazz music, salsa performances and live bands along with theme pubs having happy hour offers. The main hub of nightlife on all inclusive budget holidays to Maspalomas is near the ‘kasbah’ and Maspalomas plaza. Talking of discos and dance clubs, the Holiday world amusement park is the Mecca for dancers and club hoppers. The park has two in-house nightclubs and a typically Irish and English style clubs that will make you feel at home.

Maspalomas has a number of small shops, designer stores and boutiques along with big shopping complexes. Most of the shopping experiences you get on Maspalomas holidays will be within the commercial centres – CC Faro 2, CC Varadero. These commercial centres offer a variety of entertainment and shopping experiences for adults as well as kids. Apart from these, for more retail therapy one can head to Las Palmas, the capital city renowned for its shopping experience.

Travel Advice:
When travelling out of the UK it is ideal to get a complete health and travel insurance just in case of an emergency. While on your holidays in Maspalomas it is best advised to beware of sunstroke, sun burn and dehydration; the sun can be quite strong. It is advised not to lay in direct sunlight for too long and have plenty of cool liquids.

Maspalomas Weather

April 73°F
May 79°F
June 82°F
July 84°F
Aug 84°F
Sept 79°F
Oct 64°F
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