Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Maspalomas is a quiet resort well known for its outstanding sahara-style sand dunes, the nature reserve and lagoon known as Charca da Maspalomas. The resort does have a water park and a golf course and there is plenty to do in the neighbouring resorts.

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Maspalomas

You will find plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, a waterpark, golf course, and stylish boutiques. Maspalomas is a great destination for those who like to keep busy, while the beautiful beaches and year-round warm weather make the resort ideal for sunseekers who just want to kick back and relax.Best suited for families and couples wanting a beach holiday. 40 minutes coach transfer

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Maspalomas Hotels (74)

Cocoteros Apartaments Photograph of Cocoteros Apartaments
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Cocoteros Apartaments is a small development overlooking the Charca and the famous sand dunes offering modern accommodation....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

MASPALOMAS RESORT by Dunas Photograph of MASPALOMAS RESORT by Dunas
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Maspalomas Resort by Dunas is a comfortable bungalow complex with ample facilities, within 1.5km of the shops, bars, restaurants and attractions that this area has to offer. ...

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

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The Green Oasis Club is located in Campo Maspalomas, near to the main resort area. The self catering accommodation features simply furnished accommodations set around the pool area....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Vista Verde Beach Mate is a small hotel comprising of 16 rooms and is suitable for families and couples looking for a relaxing break....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The Grimanesa Bungalows offer a range of facilities to suit both couples and families looking for an enjoyable holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The FBC Fortuny Resort is an adult only complex conveniently located close to golf course, beach and local amenities....

3.8 / 5 from 12 reviews

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The Dunagolf Bungalows may not appeal to families as there are limited facilities but it will suit anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Club Maspalomas Suites and Spa is an Adults Only property situated in the centre of the quiet Urbanisation Campo International area of Maspalomas , just 2km from the famous dunes of Maspalomas....

4.6 / 5 from 24 reviews

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The Suns Gardens Apartments are located in the well known tourist resort of Campo International in Maspalomas....

4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Club Vista Flor Photograph of Club Vista Flor
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A quiet complex which is close to many beaches, golf courses and various other activities....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Seaside Palm Beach Hotel Photograph of Seaside Palm Beach Hotel
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Set amid a 1,000 year old palm garden, this hotel is just a few steps from the beach and sand dunes. The hotel features a retro-style interior, decorated in warm tones with luxury furnishings....

4.8 / 5 from 17 reviews

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The Grand Hotel Residencia is situated just a few steps from the famous beach of Maspalomas. It offers gorgeous views of the sand dunes on one side and of the mountains of Gran Canaria on the other. ...

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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The Riu Palace Oasis is in the southern part of Gran Canaria, surrounded by gardens with palm trees and lovely lakes. The hotel enjoys direct access to the Maspalomas beach....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Campo Golf Bungalows Photograph of Campo Golf Bungalows
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Comfortable bungalow accommodation offering comfort and service and ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in the resort of Maspalomas....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Las Vegas Golf Hotel Photograph of Las Vegas Golf Hotel
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The Las Vegas Golf Hotel is located next to Maspalomas Golf Course and Tennis Club and is just a few minutes from the beach and resort centre where guests can find shops, restaurants and bars, shops a...

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Palm Oasis Maspalomas Hotel Photograph of Palm Oasis Maspalomas Hotel
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Comfortable apartment complex offering a relaxed atmosphere in a relaxed area of Maspalomas. Ideal for those looking for a fun-filled holiday near to the island's coastal dunes....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Comfortable apartments with an out door swimming pool and sun terrace....

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Parque Golf Bungalows are surrounded by the greens of the golf course and next to the famous Maspalomas sand dunes. The one bedroom bungalows benefit from on-site family friendly amenities including s...

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Offering bungalow self-catering accommodation spread over well maintained gardens, the Canary Garden Club provides a comfortable base with access to an outdoor pool, childrens pool and playground....

4.5 / 5 from 25 reviews

Oasis Maspalomas Apartments Photograph of Oasis Maspalomas Apartments
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Basic apartments well situated for easy access to the beach and local amenities....

3 / 5 from 2 reviews

Club Vista Serena Photograph of Club Vista Serena
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This friendly resort offers a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a family holiday....

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Parque Bali Bungalows Photograph of Parque Bali Bungalows
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Charming and comfortable apartments in the heart of Maspalomas with a great range of facilities; would suit families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 9 reviews

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The Dunas Suite and Villas Resort is located in Maspalomas, a great choice for families or couples seeking a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere....

4.5 / 5 from 27 reviews

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Situated close to the Maspalomas sand dunes, the Cordial Sandy Golf Bungalows provide a comfortable base within easy reach of the resort beach and amenities....

4.2 / 5 from 21 reviews

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Maspalomas Reviews

Mr D Cairns, Glasgow

Holiday Date:25th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Seaside Palm Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - With View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Good resort for restful stay.

Miss M Dunn, Perth

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Jardin Dorado Suite Hotel
Room:Junior Suite
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely quiet area but not far from shops, bars etc by bus or taxi. Loved it.

Mrs M Dobb, Derby

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Apartamentos Koala Garden THe Home Collection
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Good for a night out. Playa del Ingles is much better.

Mr G Moore, Leeds

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Dunagolf Bungalows
Room:Bungalow
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

It took about 1/2 hour to walk to Maspalomas but not many shops on the way, taxis ok 4.50 euro. We like to walk along the beach to Playa del Ingles but when we did it this time there was a very strong wind and the sand was blowing all over us. But good fun.

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Beaches

The extensive sands at Maspalomas Beach and warm, calm, clear waters are a ideal for sun-bathing, snorkelling and swimming. Plenty of other water-sports are available from diving to fishing, sailing to jet-skiing and there is a marina at Pasito Blanco (4km) for boat trips and ferries to nearby resorts.

Things to Do

Leisure attractions in and around Maspalomas include Holiday World amusement park, the three golf courses, Maspalomas Golf, Meloneras Golf and Salobre Golf; Maspalomas Aqualand waterpark (3.5km), the Aboriginal themed village of Mundo Aborigen (7km), Palmitos Park zoo and gardens (11km) and the Wild West themed park of Sioux City (10km).

The annual carnival festivities usually take place over the course of the week surrounding Ash Wednesday and the Regional Folklore Festival is at the end of May/early June. Another popular cultural event is the Masdanza, International Festival of Contemporary Dance held in October. In May, the Yumbo Centre is the venue for Gay Pride, comprising a week of partying with shows and parades.

Out and About

The enchanting sand dunes, known as the Maspalomas Dunes, covers an area of 4 square kilometres. This protected nature reserve also features a palm grove and the La Charca lagoon which is home to a number of nesting birds and a stopover for migrating birds.

Close to the lagoon you will see the towering Maspalomas Lighthouse, the top of which affords views over the entire south coast.

Nearby Attractions

Behind the resort the Fataga Ravine provides a rugged and natural landscape dotted with palm groves and archaeological sites. Travelling on the main road through the ravine you can explore the pretty villages of Arteara (14.5km), Fataga (19.5km) San Bartolome (26km).

At Arteara you can also take a Manelos Camel Safari through the valley into San Bartolome. This is the same camel farm which organises the camel walks through the Maspalomas Dunes.

Between Maspalomas and Fataga, you can visit the Mundo Aborigen and learn of the pre-hispanic, Guanche culture at this reconstructed aboriginal village and archaeological museum.

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