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Situated on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas is a holiday resort like no other. While there are many towns offering tourist accommodation on this Canary Island, many are purpose built and do not provide you with the opportunity to mix with the locals. However, package holidays in Maspalomas are different, thanks to an ambitious development project which began in 1961. The result is a fully equipped tourist town, with hospitals, schools, sports centres, shopping centres, casinos, and a university. The range of accommodation on offer here is extensive too, from hostels and bungalows to 5 star hotels and luxury villas; many hotels offer all inclusive package holiday deals making them great value for money.
You will find yourself with plenty of company while on your holidays in Maspalomas, as it is the largest tourist destination amongst all the tourist resorts scattered across the Canary Islands. People from all over Europe head here for the excitement that this resort offers its visitors, though it particularly draws those from more northerly countries keen to soak up the sun. The nearby beach, Playa del Inglés, translated from Spanish to English literally means ‘Englishman’s beach.’ The town itself has an upmarket feel, with tidy boulevards and smart apartment blocks laid out immaculately.
Staying in Maspalomas can be as energetic or relaxing as you like, but if you only visit one attraction during your holidays in Maspalomas, it should be the Dunas de Maspalomas. A protected nature reserve since 1897, it is home to extensive rolling sand dunes. These impressive dunes are by far the most famous landmark in the whole of Gran Canaria. Besides the sand dunes and the beach, most of the holidaymakers here seem to be drawn to Yumbo Centrum, where the majority of the town’s restaurants, bars and nightclubs are located.