Maspalomas is situated on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria, 32 miles south of Las Palmas and 20 miles south of the airport.
Maspalomas is famous for its giant sand dunes, which provide the backdrop for a magnificent fine white-sand beach.
Maspalomas enjoys sunshine for all the year, average daytime temperatures range between 15C in January and February and 24C during July and August.
Playa de Maspalomas beach stretches for about 1.2 miles and is regarded as the most beautiful beach on Gran Canaria. the island. The beach is divided into distinct areas for families and children, nudists and gays. The south-facing Playa de Maspalomas joins the east-facing Playa del Ingles at the Punta de Maspalomas. At the western end of Playa de Maspalomas is La Charca lagoon and Faro de Maspalomas (Maspalomas Lighthouse). Further on, to the west, is the rocky Playa de las Mujeres which is a good place for surfing and windsurfing. The next beach is Playa Las Meloneras, a long coarse sand-and-pebble beach.
Watersports on offer in Maspalomas include parasailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, and speedboat and inflatable rides.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
There are three golf courses at Maspalomas. The Campo de Golf de Maspalomas, which is surrounded by the dunes, has hosted several international events. Just outside the resort is Salobre Golf, which is set among ravines and volcanic landscapes. Meloneras Golf provides a challenge along its sea-view fairways.
This is a great way to see the magnificent dunes of Maspalomas. The camel drivers pitch their tents at Faro de Maspalomas, next to the tallest lighthouse in the Canary Islands.
This is a sea-water lagoon bordered with palm trees, which is home to many species of nesting and migratory birds.
Located 2 miles north of Maspalomas on the Carretera Palmitos Parque, this is the biggest water park in the Canary Islands, with 50 slides, flumes, rides and attractions including children’s and adults’ swimming pools and mini-golf.
This is a large amusement park with fairground rides, ten-pin bowling, bars, restaurants, two nightclubs, gym and spa.
Ocean Water Park
This park has 15 different slides, swimming pools and a large wave pool.
Located 6 miles northwest of Maspalomas, this park is situated in a beautiful green valley, with 150 species of birds, including tiny hummingbirds, toucans, peacocks, hornbills, cranes, flamingos and macaws, a gibbon island, an aquarium, a butterfly house, a cacti garden, an orchid house, crocodiles and much more. The park also has bird of prey shows and parrot shows.
This Wild West theme park is a replica of a Wild West town with its typical houses, church, ranch, bank, saloon and of course an Indian reservation. There is also a small zoo here for the younger children.