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Holidays to Playa del Ingles tend to be most popular with sun-seekers and partygoers – think classic beach vibes during the day and lively party vibes when the sun sets. When you’ve had too much sun or your fill of late nights, you’ll find day trips to fishing villages and waterparks on offer, too.
Set on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles has something to offer every type of traveller, whether you’re a family after a cheap break by the coastline or a group of friends looking to hit the clubs. It’s also a renowned LGBTQ+ destination, and there are plenty of gay-friendly bars, hotels, beach zones and chiriniguitos (beach bars) on the sand.
After all, Playa del Ingles’ main beach is one of its main draws. Set in a crescent-shaped bay, the three-kilometre stretch has soft sands lapped by tranquil Atlantic waters and is perfect for families. There are other options nearby, including beaches for nudists and surf breaks.
When you’re not lounging by the beach, the town has a wealth of shops to explore. There are 12 main shopping centres where you can browse everything from beach umbrellas and designer clothes to sunglasses and souvenirs.
The complexes, including Yumbo and The Kasbah Centre, are also hotspots for nightlife. They come to life when the sun goes down, with a lively selection of bars and nightclubs known across the island. Eiffel Bar is a popular choice, and at the biggest clubs, you can dance until the sun comes back up.
Beyond the beaches and nightlife, head to the Maspalomas Dunes Nature Reserve. Like something out of a Saharan film set, it is must for nature enthusiasts. Otherwise, consider visiting the surrounding fishing villages or fun-filled theme parks for days away from the resort.
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