Riu Papayas

The back of Riu Papayas is nearly completely surrounded by their generous pool offering. This splash zone is flanked by a large sun bed area and a pool bar for much needed hydration throughout those hot summer days. There is also a pool just for children which comes complete with slides. Riu Papayas also offers a ‘Fun4All’ sports and entertainment programme which has something different every day. A gym can also be found, as well as a beach volleyball court which can be accessed by the free beach shuttle. Foodwise, this resort spoils guests with Asian, Spanish and an international buffet.

Overview of Playa Del Ingles

Four-star all-inclusive has never looked so good! This understated resort is based on Gran Canaria’s southern coast surrounded by impressive, soft and sandy beaches. Riu Papayas is brimming with family-friendly fun and whatever the reason for visiting, this Riu is a wonderful destination for all types of holidays to Gran Canaria. Average summer temperatures hit an inviting 25˚C, although with the ocean nearby to cool off in – this is hardly noticed! The surrounding area of Playa Del Ingles has an ever-expanding list of activities to keep the entire family entertained from day trips to nightlife and water sports.

Things to do in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria explorations begin with an adventure safari in a 4×4 to Fataga, the Valley of the Thousand Palms and miniature Grand Canyon. Unwind on the sandy dunes of the nearby beaches and dabble in water sports or take a boat trip to go dolphin-watching. With the surrounding ocean, fresh seafood is a given and the restaurants on the Avenida de Tirajana serve up a real treat with specials such as monkfish and calamari. Finish up with a night out in Playa Del Ingles where bars and nightclubs are aplenty. Whether big or small, nights out here will complete any holiday to Gran Canaria.

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.