Everyone comes to Playa del Ingles for the beach – it is, quite simply, enormous. With 3 kilometres of beautiful golden sands, whether you’re here to enjoy some family fun splashing in the sea, or will be sleeping off a hangover under an umbrella with a book, Playa del Ingles holidays will definitely float your boat. Or lilo. There are more than 10 commercial centres, as well as smaller souvenir and fashion boutiques, so you can enjoy shopping for designer brands, electronics bargains and duty-frees in the bustling town.
Head to the Plaza, Yumbo or Kasbah to get your fix. At the end of a lazy, sun-drenched day, enjoy a meal at one of Playa del Ingles’ many popular restaurants, before taking a wander along the Paseo Costa Canaria coastal path, which follows the shoreline above the beach and leads all the way to Maspalomas. Enjoy the scenery, browse the souvenir shops or stop at a bar for a digestif of Canarian honey rum – holidays to Playa del Ingles have everything you could want for a chilled-out getaway.
Take a day trip
A picturesque hillside village in the centre of the volcanic island, Tejeda’s streets are lined with attractive buildings, churches and blossoming almond trees, perfect for an afternoon meander.
Peruse the past
Visit the nearby Necropolis de Arteara, a huge aboriginal cemetery with fascinating displays about the Canaries’ ancient cultures. It’s found near a palm grove, with picturesque views of the dramatic Amurga cliffs.
Go completely wild
Kids will adore the sprawling aviary, zoo and botanical garden known as Palmitos Park. Have your photo taken with a dolphin, enter the butterfly house or catch the amazing bird of prey show.