03:34:24 Monday, 6th February 2023

Bordered by the beaches of San Agustín in the east and Maspalomas in the west, the 2.7 kilometre long Playa del Inglés lays claim to being one of the most famous beaches in Europe. Thanks to Gran Canaria’s mild climate and the ‘feel good factor’ visitors find here, it is extremely popular throughout the year and it’s also the busiest tourist destination in the whole of Spain. This fun-and-sun beach offers all sorts of leisure and sports activities including jet-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and many more. Basically, whatever you feel like doing... you'll find it here!

There are plenty of public conveniences and showers along the beach, as well as kiosks selling cold drinks, ice-creams and other refreshments. People with disabilities will find various access points where ramps go down to the sand.

Got a great tan already? Then, take a stroll along the attractive pedestrian promenade, the Paseo Costa Canaria, which is lined with lush tropical flora and luxurious villas. It runs adjacent to the beach linking Playa de las Burras in the east to the beginning of the Maspalomas sand dunes. There is a nudist area close to the dunes and a section that is popular with the gay community near Bar 7.

For a meal or refreshing drink head to Paseo Marítimo, which is a 2 kilometre promenade packed with restaurants, snack bars, fast food outlets, amusement arcades, Irish pubs, German beer houses, internet cafés and souvenir outlets. It is a great place to shop and is covered with awnings to protect you from the heat.

When to go to Gran Canaria

Is this the type of lively and vibrant beach you are looking for? Spain-Grancanaria can recommend Hotel Neptuno, which is ideally positioned to take advantage of the beach and famous nightlife, which includes pubs, bars, cabaret clubs and a casino.