Occidental Margaritas

With two attractive pools, a beauty salon and varied entertainment programme, a stay at the Occidental Margaritas offers the perfect mix. Play a game of tennis, work up a sweat in the fitness studios or just pull up a lounger and relax. This family-friendly hotel has lots for kids too, with clubs for children aged four to 12, a playground, and two separate pools. The buffet restaurant serves international cuisine and features show cooking, and three themed dinners per week. For something different, the Grill Restaurant, located in the hotel gardens, serves up a menu of a la carte treats.

Overview of Gran Canaria

Travellers in search of relaxation, sunshine and natural exploration should put holidays to Gran Canaria to the top of their wish-list. Blessed with dramatic landscapes and a warm climate virtually all year round, a stay here won’t be one you forget in a hurry. Most visitors head to the sunny south of the island, where you’ll find Playa Del Ingles, home of the Occidental Margaritas resort. With the option of relaxing beach days, water sports, and the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas to experience, a stay here is certainly varied. Add high-octane nightlife for those who want it, and you’ll want to return time and time again.

Things to do in Playa Del Ingles

Stay at the Occidental Margaritas and take advantage of the free shuttle bus, which runs daily to Playa del Ingles’ sliver of blonde sands. It only takes five minutes and once there, you’ll be able to relax, feel the sand between your toes, and check out the local water sports and bars. Meanwhile, the town centre is only a 10-minute walk away and here you’ll find plenty of shops – ideal for essentials, as well as souvenirs, and local arts and crafts. The resort has good transport links, with regular buses running to neighbouring resorts and local attractions. For a fun day out, head north to Palmitos Park, which showcases 1,500 birds and exotic plants. Head to Gran Canaria and the southern resort of Playa Del Ingles for beach-based fun with plenty of family-friendly options thrown in!

Resort Summary

Nicknamed the ‘Englishman’s Beach’, this seaside resort, on the south coast of Gran Canaria, lies adjacent to the nearby Canarian towns of San Agustin, Maspalomas and Sonnenland. A destination for party-goers and adventure seekers alike, it’s a great getaway for those who enjoy sun-soaked days followed by long nights of entertainment and dancing.

Natural attractions and historic architecture are few and far between – the main attraction here is the magnificent long-stretching beach and all-night long entertainment.

Hotels and restaurants line the coastline in Playa del Ingles. Expect a warm welcome at Gold by Marina and breath-taking views at The Bohemia – both winners at the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015.