Destination guide

Find LGBT-friendly beaches and more from Maspalomas villas

On the southern tip of the island, you'll find the resort town of Maspalomas. As a resort town, the Gran Canaria villas tend to be relatively luxurious, but there are a few affordable options as well with some impressive amenities and locations. The region is best known for its pristine sandy beaches, but you'll also find shopping centres, casinos and even English-language cinemas. The town is also notably LGBT-friendly, and it's especially popular during the winter.

Things to do

Things to do in Maspalomas holiday homes

In addition to its excellent beaches, Maspalomas has fascinating landmarks and fun-filled attractions for all ages. Holiday homes can be found near attractions like Playa del Ingles, an energetic beach with seaside eateries and shops, and the Maspalomas Lighthouse, a historic landmark lighthouse with sweeping views of the sea. Holiday World Maspalomas, a whimsical amusement park with thrill rides, an arcade and other kid-focused activities, is perfect for a family outing. You could also explore the Maspalomas Dunes, a coastal nature reserve with desert-like sand dunes and outdoor activities.


Activities and attractions in and around Maspalomas

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Maspalomas for its golfing and swimming. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Maspalomas a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aqualand Maspalomas (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Holiday World Maspalomas (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Maspalomas Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Sioux City Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Angry Birds Activity Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Lago Taurito Water Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Maspalomas holiday homes

The volcanic landscape and turquoise seas of Maspalomas are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The swells and winds off the coast are perfect for surfing big waves and learning to ride on small breaks in sheltered areas. The powerful trade winds also create excellent opportunities for kitesurfing and windsurfing, or for paragliding across the landscape with a bird’s-eye view of the entire island chain and dormant volcanoes. Beneath the surface, vibrant marine life and colourful reefs set the stage for unforgettable snorkelling and scuba-diving activities. However you choose to spend your holiday in nature, you’ll have plenty of exciting outdoor activities to choose from near your holiday rental.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Maspalomas

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Maspalomas is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palmitos Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Meloneras Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Maspalomas Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • La Charca Lagoon (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Maspalomas Dunes (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Las Burras Beach (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)

Best beaches near Maspalomas holiday homes

Maspalomas’ pristine beaches are perfect for family outings, romantic couples’ retreats or relaxation on your own. Holiday homes are available near beautiful beach locations like Playa del Aguila, a sandy beach with azure seas popular with windsurfers, and Playa de Maspalomas, a peaceful beach with dramatic sand dunes and rustic beauty. Paseo Costa Canaria, a lively beach in a more urban environment for socialising and sightseeing, and Playa de las Burras, a black-sand beach with calm tides for children, are also musts on your Maspalomas holiday.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Maspalomas

The nearest airport is in Las Palmas (LPA-Gran Canaria), located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Maspalomas

The Canary Islands and Maspalomas have a rich food culture that’s influenced by Europe, America and Africa, though with a unique twist of local seafood and health-conscious side dishes from the land. Mojo Picon, a spicy sauce with garlic, olive oil, peppers, cumin and salt, is perfect for the island weather and is served alongside nearly every Maspalomas dish. Papas arrugadas, a potato dish with a unique flavour and texture from the volcanic climate, and almogrote, a flavoursome dip with matured cheese, hot pepper and paprika blended together with traditional Spanish ingredients. Try out these distinctive creations, or experience a new dish with the one-of-a-kind combination of cultural influences at the restaurants and eateries near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Maspalomas holiday lettings

If you’re looking for fun-filled days with the kids, Maspalomas has plenty of exciting kid-focused attractions to suit all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like Aqualand Maspalomas Water Park, a large outdoor water park with 30 slides, a children’s play area and sea lion shows, and Sioux City Park San Augustin, a Wild-West-themed amusement park that replicates cowboy culture with shows, demonstrations and a small petting zoo. Palmitos Park, a mountainous botanic park with nature walks, dolphin shows and orchid butterfly houses, and Parque Urbano Del Sur, a peaceful city park with lush lawns, glistening ponds and recreation areas.

How many holiday rentals are available around Maspalomas?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,237 holiday lettings around Maspalomas. From 370 villas to 947 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Maspalomas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Maspalomas:

  • Costa Meloneras: 127 holiday homes
  • Sonneland: 345 holiday homes
  • Campo Internacional: 422 holiday homes
  • San Fernando: 243 holiday homes
  • El Valle: 27 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Maspalomas? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Maspalomas. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maspalomas Dunes: 2,566 holiday lettings
  • Yumbo Shopping Center: 2,513 holiday lettings
  • Holiday World Maspalomas: 2,632 holiday lettings
  • Anfi Tauro Golf Course: 2,531 holiday lettings
  • Maspalomas Lighthouse: 2,541 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Maspalomas listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Maspalomas?

Yes, of course. offers 370 Villas in Maspalomas. Our other popular types of Maspalomas holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 947 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 486 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 344 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Maspalomas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,620 holiday homes with pool available in Maspalomas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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