Isle of Gran Canaria

Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

The good life in Playa del Ingles - a good holiday destination on Gran Canaria

Playa del Ingles map

Playa del Ingles is one of the early holiday resorts situated on the south coast of the Canary Islands, bordering the dunes of Maspalomas.

In Playa del Ingles, which means "The English Man's Beach" you will find a really beautiful beach, which stretches out over 5 kilometers.

It is the biggest touristic center of Spain and espacially famous for its long sandy beach and its pull for fun-loving tourists.

That is why you can find a lot of tourism here with a lot of hotels, appartments, restaurants, shops and tourist information points and other facilitys.

Gran Canaria, being the most popular of all the Canary Islands, is known for its party-scene. If you like having a good time, Playa del Ingles is just the place for you to be spending your holidays! Playa del Ingles is great for going out, partying and shopping. During the day you can relax on the beach and enjoy the sun and the sea.

There are various possibilities for doing sports, too. Watersports as well as safaris and even sky diving are easily accessible in Playa del Ingles. If that's too much action for you, there are great places for shopping, just as well.

The cuisine is also designed for tourists. At most restaurants you can even get German beer or typical English food. What's more is that with a knowledge of English or German you can get around pretty well as locals have adapted to the many tourists coming to Playa del Ingles.

If you don't have a big budget for you holiday, you have to keep in mind that economically Playa del Ingles has elevated prices as it is usual for places frequented by tourists.

When nighttime comes up, there is a lot to do in Playa del Ingles. People of all musical likings will find what they are looking for. There are posh discos to be dancing the night away as well as cozy little bars to enjoy a good talk and a drink.

Playa del Ingles is also known for its liberality. Playa del Ingles is especially favoured by gay people. If you like to have a drink or a party, you should take a look at the mall called Yumbo-Center. People for example aren't judged based on their sexual preferences. Thus, Playa del Ingles has become very well liked by the homosexual scene.

At night everything is colourful, loud and full of joy in Playa del Ingles.
If you want to go sightseeing and learn about the culture of the Canary Islands, Playa del Ingles may not be the place for you, though, as that is not what it is designed for.

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All in all, Playa del Ingles is a great holiday resort to be relaxing and living the good life. If you come here, you surely will remember Playa del Ingles for its sunny beach, great range of sports and shopping opportunities and its vibrant nightlife. It will be a holiday to remember!

If you prefer a calmer place for your holiday you should avoid the huge cities of Gran Canaria and visit the small villages abroad from the tourism, where you can join the traditons of the island.