Gran Canaria has been very popular for years among European tourists who want to enjoy the sun, sea and beach in both the summer and winter months. Maspalomas in particular is very popular. With beautiful beaches such as the famous Playa del Ingles, this city is ideal for such holidays. You can stay in beautiful Maspalomas with its nice village center, beautiful surroundings and modern nightlife. Do you want to get away from home, the daily grind and the cold? You can completely relax in Maspalomas.
Maspalomas LighthousePhoto: Marc Ryckaert CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
The seaside resort of Maspalomas can be found at the extreme southern tip of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. The Playa del Ingles beach also belongs to the territory of Maspalomas. Maspalomas is surrounded by dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Gran Canaria airport is approximately 30 km away. Maspalomas is therefore very easy to reach due to the high quality of the infrastructure and public transport.
The Canary Islands are visited by many tourists from all over the world in both summer and winter. The weather is therefore very pleasant for a holiday all year round. In the winter months it remains an average of 20 degrees Celsius, while in the summer it will be an average of five degrees warmer. In general it rains very little in Maspalomas, but from April to August it rains on average one day a month.
Maspalomas SunsetPhoto: Tony Hisgett CC 2.0 Generic no changes made
When the Canary Islands were conquered by Spain in the fifteenth century, the archipelago mainly served as a trading post. Gran Canaria in particular became an important port for Spanish merchant ships. As shipping innovated, the island's role became more and more that of a tourist resort. Rich Europeans increasingly sought out the sun here for a few weeks or months. After the Second World War, this development gained momentum. This led, among other things, to the foundation of Maspalomas in 1964. Due to its location on the south coast of the island, this Spanish seaside resort has become the most popular destination on Gran Canaria and one of the most famous destinations of the Canary archipelago in the following years.
Sanddunes MaspalomasPhoto: Himarerme in het publieke domein
You don't have to go to Maspalomas for cultural attractions, but there are some other nice trips to make. This way you can imagine yourself in the Sahara for a day. East of Maspalomas you will find about 400 hectares of spectacular sand dunes. These dunes, declared a national park, can only be visited on foot or on the back of a camel. So you can make a trip as if you were staying a few hundred kilometers east, on the African continent.
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You can easily visit the rest of Gran Canaria from Maspalomas. The rugged interior with impressive volcanic rocks, caves and valleys are in themselves an attraction to drive through. Less common, but certainly recommended, is a day at sea. Rent a boat in Maspalomas and go out on the Atlantic for a bit. With a bit of luck you will see dolphins and other exotic fish swimming around here and there.
Maspalomas Golf CoursePhoto: Stefan Berg CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
The largest golf course on the island is located right next to Maspalomas. Golf enthusiasts cannot miss this course when they visit Gran Canaria. Under the wonderful subtropical sun you can relax here in a wonderful way, while at the same time you move a lot.
Aqualand MaspalomasPhoto: Xengi in het piblieke domein
Maspalomas is also an excellent destination for families with children. Not only because it is relatively quiet, but also because the largest aqua park in the Canary Islands is located here. Aqualand Maspalomas has a multitude of attractions for both young and old. Locals come from all over the island to Maspalomas to take a dip in this high-quality water park.
An essential part of a good holiday is the accommodation. As Maspalomas was built specifically to accommodate tourists, the quality of its accommodations is generally very good.