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Maspalomas Holidays

Sun, fun and sand dunes

Whooshing down waterslides, spotting the local wildlife, basking in the sun, salsa dancing till dawn… what can’t you do in Maspalomas? Holidays in what is one of Gran Canaria’s best resorts have something to appeal to every taste. Maspalomas holidays mean enjoying some 17 kilometres of coastline, with wide sandy beaches and warm, shallow water that is ideal for swimming.

Along part of the shore is Maspalomas’s star attraction: 400 hectares of stunningly beautiful, desert-like dunes that have been protected as a nature reserve for 30 years. Nature plays a big part on holidays to Maspalomas, with dolphin- and whale-watching among the standout excursions on offer, giving you the chance to marvel at these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Elsewhere, Playa del Ingles (Englishman’s Beach) is a popular spot, just a short walk east from Maspalomas (and cheap taxi ride on the way back), known for its lively pub and fun nightclub scene. There’s plenty in and around Maspalomas to keep everyone happy.

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Your Maspalomas questions, answered

Absolutely. Maspalomas is packed with family-friendly venues and theme parks, such as Aqualand, which has a huge number of water slides – and you can even swim with sea lions.
Maspalomas is a bit more upmarket than a lot of Gran Canaria, and while activities are plentiful, the costs can add up. You can find discounts online for excursions if you book ahead.
Go at Carnival time and it will feel like you’re in Rio. Enjoy seven straight days of music, parades, comedy and drag queen competitions, with an all-night bash at the end.