Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a popular holiday resort on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, adjacent to the island’s largest package-tour resort, Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas though, is the quieter and more upmarket option sporting the best four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach on the island.

Maspalomas is separated from Playa del Ingles by a dramatic sea of sand dunes, a protected area that provides a habitat for some rare species of flora and fauna as well as a favourite haunt for nudists. Along the waterfront, the promenade bristles with bars, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues between luxury hotels and villas.

Maspalomas also boasts an exciting water park, amusement parks, nature parks, a golf course, an aquarium and theme parks. The resort has become a favourite destination for the gay community, with a designated gay zone on the beach and in the sand dunes. The resort’s week-long Gay Pride festivities held in May each year have become world-renowned.

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