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Average temperature 24°C
If you really fancy letting your hair down and experiencing the thrilling Spanish nightlife, grab your suitcase and bring your best dance moves to the party resort of Playa del Ingles! Located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, the second largest island in the Canaries, you're sure to have an unforgettable break - but while it's ideal for young groups of friends and couples, there's plenty on offer for families on a Playa del Ingles holiday too.
Playa del Ingles is your one-stop party destination. The resort is packed with lively bars and clubs, so why not embrace the local nightlife with a cheeky cocktail or two! For an evening at a more relaxed pace, you can pop into the traditional Canarian restaurants for a bite to eat. The restaurants in Playa del Ingles serve irresistible traditional dishes as well as a choice of international cuisine, so you'll alwauys find something to take your fancy. The Canary Islands are famous for their wine, and your holiday would be incomplete without a refreshing glass of sangria!
As well as partying the night away in the bustling bars, you can take part in a whole range of activities on your holiday to Playa del Ingles- choose from beach watersports and boat trips, or for an adventure-filled day, why not hike up the stunning mountainous terrain. Just don't forget to take your camera with you! Sun-seekers will love the blissful summer temperatures of 24-28°C, and because it's still warm during winter with temperatures reaching up to 21°C, a Playa del Ingles holiday is perfect if you fancy a winter getaway.
If you're looking for family-friendly activities, you'll be pleased to know that Gran Canaria's favourite dolphinarium, Palmitos Park, and Cocodrilo Park Zoo are both less than half an hour away. Or for a sophisticated day out from Playa del Ingles, head to the island's capital of Las Palmas for a spot of retail therapy and treat yourself in the department stores and boutiques. Or, why not stroll through the Sunday morning markets and pick up a traditional souvenir. If you're keen to explore nearby resorts, you can experience the trendy bars and casinos in Maspalomas, which is less than ten minutes away by car or taxi, or head further along the coast to the scenic Puerto Rico.
If a holiday in Playa del Ingles sounds like just what you're looking for, call Hays Travel today and trust us to book a exciting getaway to Gran Canaria for you. We have over 37 years of experience in booking memorable holidays to Spain and the Canary Islands and we have been voted the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent - so whether you want to party the night away or spend your days lazing on the beach, we'll help you to plan a break you'll never forget.
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 cafes on Gran Canaria cater for most tastes. You'll 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 value for money with food and drink thrown in and larger resorts have the fast food chains you'd expect.