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Accommodation in Maspalomas

The once small hamlet is now a resort town after the influx of tourists who went there attracted to its beaches, nature and dunes. Resorts, hotels and apartments in Maspalomas are dotted along the entire stretch of the beach. The apartments vary from causal to luxurious while and the hotels from family friendly to adults only, all-inclusive to budget stays. If you are looking for an independent or a private stay, then you can book one of the chic apartments in Maspalomas that come with fully equipped kitchen and private pool. Apartments are ideal for group of friends and couples and if you are travelling with family then one of the all-inclusive hotels in Maspalomas is the best option.

Maspalomas Overview

The resort town of Maspalomas is located in the southern part of Gran Canaria. Maspalomas dunes, palm trees lined white sand beach and nature parks, is what Maspalomas holidays are all about. The small town has seen recent development and emerged as one of the most visited resorts in Gran Canaria. Like the rest of the island, the resort has pleasant weather all the year round and so you don’t have to look at the climate before booking your Maspalomas holidays.

Where to Stay on your Maspalomas Holiday

If you are looking for cheap accommodation in Maspalomas you are spoilt with choices as this thriving town is packed with hotels and apartments. Maspalomas is ideal for a tranquil beach holiday in sunshine and so a preferred place if you are travelling as a couple. You can easily find adults-only apartments and hotels in Maspalomas. There are many 4 and 5 star luxurious hotels and apartments in Maspalomas like the Riu, Lopesan, H10, Bodega, etc. The two 5-star hotels with unique themes are the Lopesan Baobab Resort that has an African theme and the IFA Faro hotel on the beachfront with world class facilities, where you can actually hear the waves in your room.

Things to See and Do in Maspalomas

In Maspalomas you are in the luxury of nature. The dunes of Maspalomas that separate Maspalomas from Playa del Ingles are one of the major attractions here. You can also go for camel safari here. Youngsters and kids really enjoy a day at one of the theme parks like Holiday world, Sioux city, Mundo Aborigen, etc. which are amusement park with rides and restaurants. You can also spend a day at the Palmitos Park which has walking trails amidst mountainous terrain, orchids, dolphin shows and butterfly houses or the Parque Botánico De Maspalomas with exotic plant, birds and butterfly species and the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse. Adventure lovers can go for water sports, quad biking, diving, Segway or day tour of the resort as well as for excursions to nearby islands.

Maspalomas Nightlife

Maspalomas nightlife is pretty low-key ass compared to its nearby resorts. You can find various bars here lined along the beach and town centre that are known for great ambience and music. Some of them are Cabaret bar, Karaoke bar, Molly Mallones, Turbo Rock Pub, La La bar, fiction bar, Sparkles Show bar, etc. Most of the bars are open only till 2 am while there are few for night owls, that are open till 4 am. You can find many casual bars on the beach like the Sahara, Paddy’s, Strandapotheke, Aqua Ocean Club, Mono Shisha Bar and Diving lounge, etc. The 4 and 5 star hotels in Maspalomas have a bar or a nightclub onsite and also organize theme nights, DJ and live music nights for a happening nightlife.

Food options in Maspalomas

The cuisine of the Canary Islands combines traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin-American influences and makes up Canarian cuisine. You will find Spanish food in many restaurants and it is worth try on your Maspalomas holiday. The traditional food is very healthy and suitable for kids also as they have less spices and more use of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish. Some local specialties worth trying are chorizo, goat’s cheese and honey, fresh bread, sauces, caldo de pescado (fish soup) and vieja sancochada (sea-bream casserole), etc. Some popular restaurants known for their food are La Palmera Sur, Time Maspalomas, Etiopico Afrika, many Italian restaurants and grills.

Maspalomas Shopping

Maspalomas is truly a shopper’s paradise with various shopping centres lined along the beach from Calle las Dalias to Calle Mar Mediterráneo. Some of the best ones are Varadero Shopping centre, Fund Grube Varadero, Boulevard El Faro, Centro Commercal Anexo, C.C. Tropical, Hustomten, etc. In the heart of the resort you will find the Yumbo center which is the largest shopping complex and has everything- designer and branded apparels, perfumes, gifts and souvenirs leather goods, accessories, bars and restaurants. You can also find many other shopping centres like Cita, El Tablero, San Fernando, Bellavista, Ronda, Faro 2, etc. If you love open markets then you must visit the Wednesday and Saturday markets in San Fernando, Friday market in Puerto Mogan and weekend market in Maspalomas.

Trivia facts about Maspalomas

It might interest you to know that Maspalomas is the largest tourist destination in the Canary Islands and a worldwide-known destination for LGBT tourism. Maspalomas’ first celebrity visitor was Christopher Columbus. He stopped for water at the lagoon on his last voyage to the Americas in 1502. Gran Canaria’s only English newspaper is from Maspalomas.

Fast Facts about Maspalomas

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish and English

Nearest Airport: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)

Flight time from Dublin to Maspalomas: 4 hours approx.

Transfer time from airport to Maspalomas: 21 minutes

Time difference between Dublin and Maspalomas: No time difference



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10/10 Amazing

09 October 2012


Very good area with lots to do bars and restruants very reasonable priced will dsefinatly go back there in future

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10/10 Amazing

21 July 2011

very quite nice area

about 20 min walk from main nightlife centre which is far enough to get away from the party goers at 5am. Great amusement Park with plenty to do Great local Market every Wed and Sat Faro 2 shopping centre has great bars and resturants and shops

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peaceful and relaxing

10/10 Amazing

17 August 2011



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10/10 Amazing

04 June 2013

No high rises this end of Maspalomas. Lovely park and plenty of green areas

There is a great park in this part of Maspalomas which has plenty to do for those who want to sit bythe river and read a book. Climb the artificial mountain. Children have a lovely play area and children's restaurant and picnic area. A short taxi ride to playa de faro - Melonares - brings you to beautiful shops both designer and boutique and an amazing beach with a promenade of restaurants with beautiful canarian food and wonderful fresh fish.

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Proximity to parks and beaches

10/10 Amazing

17 November 2011

perfct for beach holidays

our favourite place for holidyas

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there is all what you need

10/10 Amazing

06 January 2011

Really beautiful

Maspalomas is really beautiful. People are really friendly, and everything is really cheap :) The beach is more than amazing!!!!

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10/10 Amazing

24 September 2013


Maspalomas is beautiful area very clean good footpaths for walking. Near to the beach good for family, nice shops up at faro de maspalomas.

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location close to everything

10/10 Amazing

15 September 2013

laid back

a nice place overall and no drunken yobs

10/10 Amazing

09 October 2012

Great night life

Can't really say anything more than that, we were well entertained at the Turbo Club before heading out to Yumbo at night time which was fantastic.

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10/10 Amazing

18 September 2010

Holiday Heaven

The best thing about Maspalomas is that it is perfect for everybody. It´s quieter than Playa del Ingles & it´s more central than Puerto Rico. If you like staying by the pool or going to the beach the beaches are excellent. If you prefer doing a bit of sightseeing, it´s perfect - there are buses that go in both directions - north & south, and if you prefer renting a car, you are just a minute from the motorway to take you anywhere you would like to go.

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10/10 Amazing

22 June 2012

Great island

Hired a car and explored the island which was lovely, dont visit Mogan market if you want a traditional market try Argenuigan or Las Palmas.

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Great weather

10/10 Amazing

18 October 2011

Fantastic place

Excellent place to visit

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10/10 Amazing

14 September 2011

beautiful romantic resort.

Lots of great restaurants and bars. Beach has a blue flag award, with toilets close hand and plenty of bars nearby.

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The white sandy beach

10/10 Amazing

02 February 2011

faboulous maspalomas

absoulutely fantastic destination more then i expected

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walk by sea and lovely restaurants

10/10 Amazing

14 August 2013

Long sandy beaches, very good food.

Lively entertainment.

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Beautiful weather

10/10 Amazing

14 November 2010

Great Fun! Excellent Weather

Sun almost all year round. I was there in mid November and it was sunny and 27 degrees. Always windy (I suggest a small windbreak if you plan to be on the very nice sandy beaches). Nightlife in Playa del Inglés is absolutely great.

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weather, beaches, nightlife.

10/10 Amazing

23 March 2011

amazing part of Gran Canaria

wonderful modern town beautiful dune and beaches

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climate and worm ocean

10/10 Amazing

11 May 2011

Great beach and nightlife holiday destination

I've been there 10 times and will go back. The beaches are stunning and huge (altho the ocean has taken away some last winter, apparently). Think Sahara sand meets water. It's great. The weather is absolutely perfect. Not too hot (max 30° C) and windy. Nightlife is great. Starts a bit late, being Spain after all, but great for singles and couples alike. Not sure families would want to hang around the Yumbo Centre (Playa del Inglés) tho :-)

The best thing about my stay was ...

Beaches and nightlife

10/10 Amazing

11 February 2011

Upmarket resort with good restaurants and beaches

Maspalomas probably one of the best areas to stay on the Island. Upmarket resort with good restaurants and beaches

10/10 Amazing

11 July 2013

maspalomas not the usual high rise lovely

lovely place, classy , it has been very carefully developed avoiding over comercialisation. play de ingles is near plenty of night life there. maspalomas is quieter but plenty of night life in neighbouring play de ingles.

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low rise bungalows , peacefull yet neat to night life. weather lovely