Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Corallium Spa & Casino Hotel, Gran Canaria
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 27°44'15.42"N Longitude 15°36'0.49"W
The luxurious resort is situated in Costa Meloneras in the south of Gran Canaria, with an esteemed seafront location that offers uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. Designer shops, tapas bars and gourmet restaurants can be found within walking distance, as well as a lovely promenade.
At the southern edge of the resort town lies the 19th century Maspalomas lighthouse, a thousand-year old palm grove and the La Charca seawater lagoon - a literal oasis fringed by palm trees and home to diverse species of migratory birds. The extraordinary Dunas de Maspalomas nature reserve extends through the southernmost tip of the island, which can best be experienced on a camel trek through the rippling desert-scape.
The golden sand of nearby Maspalomas beach is peppered with beach bars and eventually connects with the popular Playa del Inglés. Ideal for swimming, sunbathing or a salubrious daily stroll, some sections of the beach are gay-friendly and popular with naturists. A wide range of options are available for water sports enthusiasts, including parasailing, water-skiing and scuba diving.
Families travelling with children will be delighted by local attractions, including Aqualand, the largest water park on the island and Palmitos Park, featuring exotic species of performing birds. The interior of Gran Canaria is also worth exploring, with beautiful natural scenery and many charming villages.