Playa del Ingles is a busy tourist destination, set on the Spanish island of Grand Canaria. Not only is the resort the most popular and busiest to be found on the island, it is also amongst the most visited tourist destination in Europe. It will therefore come as no surprise for visitors spending their holidays in Playa del Ingles to discover that the resort offers an enormous choice of self catering accommodation. There is rental accommodation suitable for all budgets, from studio apartments to spacious villas with pools, many enjoying spectacular sea views.
Being the bustling tourist destination that it is, visitors spending their holidays in Playa del Ingles will find that there is no shortage of things to see and do here. The many amusement arcades, bars and nightclubs which line the resort’s wide boulevards and streets are a popular distraction from its wide sandy beaches. The nearby sand dunes of Maspalomas are a must see and offer naturists a welcome escape from prying eyes. They are also famous for being the location for many film and advertisement desert scenes. Playa del Ingles attracts a wide spectrum of visitors, from families to young, straight and gay tourists looking to enjoy some sand, sea and sangria.
As well as the usual tourist amenities and beaches, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Playa del Ingles may wish to travel further afield from the resort to discover some of the sites and landmarks of the real Gran Canaria. They might be surprised to discover that there are several protected national parks here, such as the Rural Park of Nublo, Azuaje Ravine and Pino Santo. Amongst other natural attractions to be found on the island are Cueva Pintada and the Jardin Canario. The island also boasts a number of fascinating and unique rock formations, such as the Roque Nublo, which is one of the more natural symbols of the island, and El Dedo de Dios, or ‘God’s Finger’.
The majority of tourists looking to spend their holidays in Playa del Ingles are drawn by the Canary Island’s almost sub tropical climate. Temperatures are pretty constant throughout the year, mainly in the mid to late 20s degrees Celsius. Gran Canaria receives an average annual rainfall of around 10 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Playa del Ingles will first fly to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport from the UK. These airlines include easyJet, Ryan Air, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways, departing from several regional UK airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS), Newcastle(NCL) and Edinburgh (EDI).