Have you thought about visiting the Canary Islands this summer? Have you thought about all the things you can do in Maspalomas? Gran Canaria is one of the most charming islands in the Canary Islands.
If you have decided to come and visit us you must visit Maspalomas, one of the most surprising cities of this wonderful island. What can you do in Maspalomas?
In this post we are going to tell you about some of the places you should visit in the city and obviously things to do in Maspalomas so that you can enjoy with your family, friends or partner and spend a very pleasant holiday. Do you want to know more? Read on, read on!
- 1 Things to do in Maspalomas as a family
- 2 Things to do in Maspalomas for sun and sand lovers
- 2.1 Tan your skin on Maspalomas beach
- 2.2 Discover the canary desert by visiting the Dunas de Maspalomas
- 2.3 Things to do in Maspalomas with your partner or friends
- 2.4 Drag Queen Show at Yumbo Center
- 2.5 Visit the Maspalomas Lighthouse
- 2.6 Going to the Beach
- 2.7 The promenade
- 2.8 Enjoy the summer nights at the Moonlight Cinema
Things to do in Maspalomas as a family
Heading for Maspalomas with your family? Then you’re in for a world of fun! Whether you want to bask in the sun or jump in the water you can do it all, and more, in and around Maspalomas. We’ve choose some of the best family activities around for this guide, so you know what you don’t want to miss.
Visit The Camel Safari
If you want to explore the Maspalomas dunes but don’t like long walks, you can try a camelback safari, a very popular activity among tourists. The camels provide the perfect transport through the dunes, to a Bedouin tent where you can take a relaxing break with the family.
Have fun with the kids at Palmitos Park
Now you can spend an unforgettable day at Palmitos Park. Your little ones will love it. Palmitos Park is a beautiful park characterized by its wildlife, such as birds, fish and many other animal species.
It is located in the north of Maspalomas and is suitable for children and families with children of all ages.
You can see orangutans swinging between branches, toucans on fruit shells and komodo dragons resting on boulders. To find them you will need to walk the paths full of palm trees, rocks and cacti.
Some of the most interesting spots are the shows of eagles and parrots, but there is also a reptile and a tropical river that houses over 4.000 fish.
You can also stroll through beautiful gardens of orchids and cacti, on an exciting and educational path.
Visit Aqualand Waterpark in Maspalomas
In Maspalomas the vast Aqualand waterpark has an impressive area for younger kids which it calls Kidzworld, what’s more they offer a reduced rate for toddlers (3 to 4 years) and children (five to 10 years) and under twos go free.
Divided into two sections, Mini Park offers a range of rides, slides and races all appropriate size and speed for the under-10s while Polynesia has a paddling pool playground, slides, water games and waterfalls for the little ones to play in.
Live the adventures in Holiday World
The Holiday World amusement park is ideal for families.
Holiday World is a paradise for the little ones. The kids will enter a fantasy world where they can ride on miniature trains, quads, drive a bumper car, ride the Ferris wheel, the carousel and many other attractions designed especially for children.
So, if you’re looking for fun, visit and enjoy with your family the fun park Holiday World, a small park with sensations of a big one.
Things to do in Maspalomas for sun and sand lovers
Tan your skin on Maspalomas beach
The Maspalomas Beach is probably the most famous beach of the Canary Islands.
When visiting Maspalomas Beach, make sure to bring some type of footwear and a towel. Flip-flops will do just fine if you are walking along the shore. The sand gets very hot on a sunny day.
Discover the canary desert by visiting the Dunas de Maspalomas
A desert that is not really a desert, one might say. Furthermore, wind-sculpted dunes with golden sand and the blue ocean as far as the eye can see are a natural stress-therapy for anyone.
The Maspalomas Dune system is a unique wild place in the Canary Islands due to its beauty and range of ecosystems. Its 400 hectares, protected by the Canarian government as a Nature Reserve of special value, include a fantastic beach, a dynamic sand dune system, palm grove and a brackish lagoon.
This natural beauty is just one of many reasons why this island sees visitors throughout the year.
Things to do in Maspalomas with your partner or friends
Do you want to have a great time with your partner or friends? Do you want to know what todo in Maspalomas? Here I give you some tips!
Drag Queen Show at Yumbo Center
You can spend an evening at the Yumbo Center and see a Drag Queen Show. Other evenings you can watch the same show but this time more alternative and transgressive, you will be in Playa del Ingles area, the heart of nightlife and entertainment
Visit the Maspalomas Lighthouse
You can start strolling from the lighthouse or you can drive along the Paseo del Faro Boulevard, full of wonderful luxury hotels, restaurants and shops, until you arrive to Meloneras.
Going to the Beach
So let’s take advantage of the wonderful beaches of Maspalomas, such as the most central and touristic Playa del Ingles and Playa de Maspalomas, or the quieter Playa de Sain Agustin and Playa de las Burras.
The promenade here has lots of cafés, restaurants and bars where you, your partner or friends can shelter from the midday sun while eating local food or a cold drink, and you can enjoy a spot of people watching from the shade.
Enjoy the summer nights at the Moonlight Cinema
Do you want to try something different? Imagine a romantic evening under the stars as you watch one of the latest movies at Europe’s only permanent outdoor cinema. Sink into a large cozy leather sofa, tucked up under a warm blanket.
Also you can order a hot pizza or some popcorn, as you sip on glass of champagne or a bottle of beer. What more could you ask for?
You’ll feel like a star from the moment you arrive. You’ll get the red carpet treatment as you are escorted to a cozy double sofa. The experience continues with waiter service. The cinema itself is state of the art with a massive screen and powerful sound system.
We offer Hollywood classics, the latest blockbusters and much more. There are two films every night. All films are in english.
Summer nights like you have never experienced before. Good company, great food and the best films under the stars. Truly an unforgettable evening.
These are some of the things you can do in Maspalomas, but if you want to know more, do not hesitate to contact us through Villa Gran Canaria. We are specialists in holidays and we will also tell you how to get around in this fantastic Canarian paradise. Are you going to miss it? Don’t think about it and start planning your vacation!