The seaside resort of Maspalomas is on Gran Canaria’s southern coast. With magnificent beaches, a vibrant town centre and child-friendly attractions, Maspalomas is a top choice for family holidays. Its well-placed location for day trips, the gorgeous surroundings and its easy-going atmosphere and relaxed vibe make Maspalomas a firm favourite.
You can’t visit Maspalomas without a trip to the sand dunes. The nature reserve is over 400 hectares of soft sand peaks, so you could easily spend hours walking up them. If a good beach is an important part of your holiday, you’ll love the beach in Maspalomas. The Playa de Maspalomas is a Blue Flag award winner with a six kilometre stretch of golden sands split into different zones so you can find the perfect piece of beach for yourself.
Nature lover’s paradise
Maspalomas is naturally very beautiful with its miles of stunning sands and lush greenery growing all round. If you want to see more of nature at its very best along with some amazing animals, be sure to take a visit to Palmitos Park. It’s an oasis of tall palm trees and flowery gardens and is also home to a remarkable cacti collection. If you love animals you’ll be treated to over 200 varieties of birds, a huge aquarium full of different fish, as well as monkeys, dolphins and a whole host of other species.
There are lots of things for kids to do in Maspalomas when on a family holiday. If your family is a fan of the water, take them to Aqualand Maspalomas, it’s one of the Canary Island’s largest waterparks with an impressive 33 slides. For family orientated evenings that have loads of fun things for the kids to do but still have adults in mind, head for Holiday World. Kids will love all the fairground rides and soft play and you’ll be able to sit and enjoy a meal or a couple of drinks whilst still being able to keep an eye on them.