Holidays in Playa del Ingles revolve around the beach and the legendary nightlife. The resort name translates literally to ‘Englishman’s Beach’ - not surprising, given the crowds of British visitors it pulls in every year. Situated on the South coast of Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles basks in year-round sunshine, but really comes to life in the summer months. Revellers party until dawn in pubs, clubs and dedicated entertainment centres. Playa del Ingles hits a slightly calmer vibe from November to April, when couples, families and single travellers check-in for a dose of winter sun. When it comes to retail therapy, you'll be spoilt for choice - in town there's the Yumbo and Kasbah centres to explore and the capital Las Palmas with its boutiques, designer names and high street favourites is only a 25 minute drive away. For a real bargain, don't miss the San Fernando market that takes place on Wednesdays and Sundays in nearby Maspalomas. Holidays in Playa del Ingles are all about fun in the sun - so why not hop on a flight to Gran Canaria this year and see what you're missing!
Holidays in Gran Canaria are packed with things to see and do. As you'd expect from a sunshine holiday island, Gran Canaria boasts water sports and boat trips galore, but there's plenty going on on dry land too. Explore the mountainous terrain on a hiking trip, or play a round of golf on one of the island's eight courses. Don't miss a camel trip through the breathtaking Maspalomas Dunes; you'll feel like you're in the Sahara. Great family days out include Aqua Sur Waterpark with its many pools and chutes, Crocodile Park zoo and Palmitos Park, home to exotic birds, fish and cacti. For retail therapy, head to the department stores and boutiques of capital Las Palmas, or pick up a bargain at a Sunday morning market. Gran Canaria holidays are about more than just sunbathing!
Gran Canaria's wide range of resorts mean that there's a type of evening entertainment to suit every visitor. The entertainment complexes in the more developed resorts put bars, restaurants and clubs in one place. Playa del Ingles is a must for partyanimals in search nonstop parties and busy bars. For trendy nightspots, jazz bars and casinos head for Maspalomas. Puerto Rico is a family favourite, but its happy hour bars and discos attract groups of friends, especially in the summer months. In the capital Las Palmas, experience tapas cafs and salsa clubs. Many familyfriendly hotels offer onsite entertainment with little ones in mind. For true relaxation, spend evenings simply sitting on your balcony and taking in the beautiful island sunsets.
Restaurants and cafs on Gran Canaria cater for most tastes. Youll find typical Canarian cuisine and fish restaurants alongside Italian, Chinese and British fare. Try the locally produced wines and sangria, or sample the famous Arucas rum. All inclusive hotels offer good valueformoney with food and drink thrown in and larger resorts have the fast food chains you'd expect.
Popular destinations in the Canaries you may be interested in:
Corralejo, Costa Caleta, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Los Cristianos, Maspalomas, Playa de las Americas, Playa Blanca, Playa del Ingles, Puerto de la Cruz, Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Rico