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  • Playa de Maspalomas

Maspalomas is simply beautiful and needs to be seen to be believed!  Fine white sand and wind-sculpted dunes set against the blue sea are truly an amazing sight. Of course a beach this lovely is going to be popular, especially where the sunbeds are located.

The dunes can be reached by walking through a large arched entrance on Avenida de Tirajana. Walk down a short lane and you will be in the right place. Remember to bring a towel and flip-flops as the sand can get very hot. Every 100 metres or so there are kiosks selling refreshments. 

You'll find Maspalomas beach divided into four areas: the first perfect for families and kids, the second and the fourth are nudist zones and the third is popular with the gay community.

Maspalomas beach is a true paradise for all beach and fun lovers, for families with children as well as sun worshippers, especially if you want to get away from the cold north European winter! 

Like Playa del Inglés, this beach also offers everything you would look for to enjoy a fabulous day on the sand and in the sunshine. There are all sorts of sports and leisure facilities available including showers as well as lots of beach bars, restaurants and shops. If you would like to go scuba diving, go out on a pedalo or hire a jet-ski, it’s all here for you to enjoy. There are not many shaded areas, so it’s a good idea to hire a sunshade so you can get out of the sun for a while.  

Buses will drop you off close to the dunes and camel trips are available at the western end of this magnificent natural attraction. There is also plenty of free, on-street parking nearby as well as a car park. 

Driving in Gran Canaria

Do you love the idea of a holiday in marvellous Maspalomas or nearby Meloneras? Spain-Grancanaria has a selection of top-class hotels that we highly recommend. Lopesan Baobab Resort, Lopesan Vila del Conde Resort, Vital Suites Hotel & Spa, Lopesan Costa Meloneras in Meloneras and IFA Faro Hotel in Maspalomas.