Riu Palace Maspalomas Hotel

You’re in for a royal treat at Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas. Everything here is on a grand scale, from the palatial bedrooms and buffet restaurant, enormous pool and sun terrace to the beautiful sand dunes between you and the ocean. Dine al fresco beside the pool or in a trendy fusion restaurant, enjoy drinks at the pool-side bar or in the cocktail lounge and settle in for some evening entertainment beneath the stars. Let the children run free in the playground and splash pool while you indulge in beauty treatments or massages at the spa. Then all regroup for some family tennis or billiards.

Overview of Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés are arguably the beating heart of this island’s tourist and holiday scene. As you’ll discover on your holidays to Gran Canaria though, it’s home to far more than lively beaches and hotels. This southernmost tip of the second-largest Canary Island is loaded with water parks, adventure parks and animal parks, as well as natural parks and unique wildlife. Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas sits right alongside the iconic sand dunes at Maspalomas, itself a nature reserve and iconic island landmark.

Things to do in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

Your 15-minute walk to Playa del Inglés from Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas is a unique experience. Follow the signs through the natural sand dunes and you’ll emerge on to one of Gran Canaria’s most popular beaches. Spend your time soaking up the sun, splashing through the waves on an inflatable ride, mastering water sports and or cooling off with beach-side drinks. Learn more about Gran Canaria’s diverse wildlife at Palmitos Park, 13km away, and the Unesco-protected Biosphere Reserve, which covers one third of the island. You’ll need a full day to explore even a small section of this vast and fascinating landscape, but it will make a tranquil diversion to the the holiday fun at Playa del Inglés.

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.