Nestled between the tourist hotspots of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles is the peaceful purpose-built resort of Meloneras. A stunning location with enchanting southern coastal Gran Canaria views, Meloneras is not to be missed for any holidaymaker wanting to get away from it all.
Dripping with luxury
Several four and five star modern hotels scatter the area, looking out onto tranquil Atlantic Ocean views. Meloneras beach is on your doorstep so you can enjoy the 500 metres of golden sand, bordered by small cliffs on either side. With secluded hideaways, and even nudist patches, this destination is one of the most sheltered and private beaches on the southern coast. A small promenade of shops and restaurantsline the top of the beach, making Meloneras the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat while listening to the sound of crashing waves.
With warm weather all year round you can plan your visit any time. Summer's average temperature is 24°C and in winter it only drops to 17°C.
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Meloneras beach is the pride and joy of this resort and is only a 30-minute trip from the airport. Never overcrowded, you will always find a secluded spot for a sun lounger or beach towel. The beach even has a manmade construction of rock formations that form a small gateway to the waters. The gentle waves are great for children to take part in the numerous water sports available. Bring your sense of adventure on holiday and join in with the fun activities happening down at the coast line. Renowned for its water sports, Meloneras beach boasts scuba diving and snorkelling lessons for anyone wanting to explore the ocean floor, getting up close and personal with the marine wildlife.
After your fun in the sun you can unwind at the great international and local restaurants lining the promenade. With Spanish, Italian, British, and Canary cuisine available to you, you will find the perfect spot to dine with your family or with a special someone.
A new sand dune adventure
Just a 15-minute walk away are the stunning sand dunes of Maspalomas. If you want to try something different this holiday, catch a ride on a camel and head out into the giant Sahara-like dunes. Knowledgeable guides are ready and waiting to lead you through this excursion. It will feel as though you really are in the Sahara as you enjoy fantastic top floor views from the backs of these friendly creatures. Finish the journey at the camel ranch and take pictures with these majestic animals to show your friends and family back home.
Slides, exotic creatures and the Wild West
Because of its central location, Meloneras is the ideal spot for you to base your camp and then to travel outward and visit the surrounding areas. If you've got children they will love AquaLand water park, the largest outdoor water park in Gran Canaria with 30 slides ranging from wild kamikazes to thrilling corkscrews. Afterwards head north into the island and visit the exotic animals including orangutans, meerkats and flamingos at Palmitos Park Botanical Gardens. In Bahia Feliz try out the well-known and loved Wild West Adventures of Sioux City and feel like you've gone back in time with duels, cattle parades, and even a Mexican bandit show. There are activities and fun for everyone in your family to enjoy, no matter what their age or tastes.
Golfers come from all over to play on Meloneras' new 18-hole golf course, Lopesan Meloneras Golf. An oasis of palm trees and lakes make Lopesan Meloneras Golf Course a beautiful setting with panoramic views of the southern coast of Gran Canaria. Located next to the sea you can play golf with the stunning Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.
At your fingertips
Meloneras is a small and quiet resort compared to its surrounding counterparts, but it still has lots to do if you don't feel like travelling out of the city. If you fancy a browse, do some souvenir and clothes shopping at the brand new shopping centre Boulevard Lopesan El Faro. In the evening head over to the famous Meloneras Casino and watch the Legends Cabaret Show, themed around singing and dancing legends and professionally preformed. You can even book in for the pre-show meal at Meloneras Casino and make a night of it. Alternatively, do what so many who come to Meloneras to do and sit out on one of the many restaurants' patios to watch the sunset over the horizon.