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Maspalomas is a tourist town on the southern coast of Gran Canaria islands. The town has beautiful, pristine beaches and is surrounded by picturesque coastal dunes. The transformation of Maspalomas into a tourist resort started in the 1960s and today it is a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over Europe, particularly tourists of the LGBTQ+ community.
Created as a unique tourist resort, it is modelled to reflect an American beachside resort, such as Palm Springs in California or Palm Beach in Florida. In Maspalomas you will find casinos, an English language cinema, golf courses and theme parks! The natural dune reserve of Maspalomas also offers some unique attractions, such as camel riding tours and sandboarding!
Maspalomas is the perfect destination for couples and families and is also very popular amongst the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you want to party all week, adventure seek or relax on the beach, there is such a wide variety of attractions and ame
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Maspalomas itself has quite a laid-back atmosphere but is within walking distance to Playa del Inglés, where you will find the best nightlife in Gran Canaria. With plenty of nightclubs, bars and drag shows.
There are plenty of restaurants in Maspalomas serving local and international cuisine. For dinner with a view, dine at one of resorts beachfront restaurants.
Children will love a day at Kart racing Maspalomas, where they can prematurely test their driving skills!
Playa de Maspalomas beach is known as one of the best beaches in all of Gran Canaria. Offering a long stretch of beautiful white sand coupled with incredible blue seas.
Nearby Centro Commercial El Tablero is a modern shopping centre, with plenty of high street stores and restaurants to choose from.
Maspalomas celebrates Carnival sometime between late February and early March. During this festival you will find parades, street performances and a lively atmosphere throughout the resort.
The best time to visit this resort would be during it summer season, when temperatures reach the low thirties and it experience 10 hours of sunshine a day. If you fancy visiting Maspalomas at a quieter time of the year, then the winter months are perfect for a winter sun holiday as they resort experiences year- round sunny weather.
Euro is the used currency in Gran Canaria.
There is no time difference between Ireland and Gran Canaria.
Flights from Dublin and Cork operate to Gran Canaria up to seven days a week during summer, with an estimated flight of four and a half hours. From Las Palmas airport it is an estimated thirty minutes to Maspalomas by car. For those wanting to explore or just looking fir an easy way to get around, bicycle hire is very popular.