Playa del Inglés

The Playa del Inglés is the largest seaside resort area on Gran Canaria, with all the services of a small city: shopping malls, restaurants, shows, aquapark, fun-fair, etc. Nonetheless, it successfully manages to maintain an equilibrium between its built-up area and beach capacity, thanks to the size (length as well as breadth) of the actual Playa del Inglés beach. The preponderance of bungalows and two-storey houses over high-rise buildings, together with the abundance of landscaped areas, lend this city a peaceful and relaxed air.

The comprehensive range of accommodation available covers all manner of tourist establishments, from quiet small-sized holiday-home complexes to luxury hotels complete with all possible services. Most property owners and hotels work with tour operators, thus enabling bookings to be made at points of origin through travel agencies.

Playa del Ingles beach, Gran Canaria

Playa del Ingles beach, Gran Canaria

The Playa del Inglés residential area lies parallel to the beach of the same name, stretching for three kilometres lengthwise and almost two kilometres inland at its widest point, terminating just where Maspalomas begins: both places are really just two sides of one and the same beach. From any point on the seaside promenade running from one end of the Playa del Inglés to the other, one can contemplate the immensity of the dunes, which are particularly stunning at dusk.

Without doubt, the best point from which to admire them is the belvedere that stands at the end of the Avenida de Tirajana; to get to it, simply follow the pedestrian precinct leading from the Plaza de Fuerteventura to the beach.

Recommended Hotels at Playa del Inglés: Hotel Playa del Inglés (luxury) • Caserio (luxury) • Rey Carlos (moderate) • Barceló Margaritas (moderate)
Recommended Apartments at Playa del Inglés: Apartamentos Las TejasApartamentos las GóndolasApartamentos Roque Nublo

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