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Maspalomas resort Tourist information & resort guide


Maspalomas - Tourist information & resort guide with photographs

Maspalomas Sea Front panorama with the start of the Maspalomas Sand dunes on the right

Maspalomas Sea Front panorama with the start of the Maspalomas Sand dunes on the right

Maspalomas resort panorama

Maspalomas resort panorama from the cafe next to the information office


Photograph Maspolomas Oasis Palm Beach and Gran Hotel Costa Melonaras hotels

Photograph taken from the edge of the Maspalomas sand dunes
see bottom left, over the Charca de Maspalomas, Maspalomas
Oasis to the Palm Beach hotel in Maspalomas,Top centre left
and the 2 towers, top right belong to the Gran Hotel Costa
Meloneras, on the coast at Meloneras,

The resort is famous for its sweeping sand dunes molded by winds carrying Saharan sands across the sea from Africa. The dun escapes are peaceful expanses and are particularly pretty at sunset.


Located 2 kilometres west of Playa del Ingles on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain.

Transfer time Airport - Maspalomas

Approximate package holiday coach transfer time 30 to 40 minutes

Description of Maspalomas


Photograph from Maspalomas of the Faro Lighthouse

Maspalomas is quieter than its party loving neighbour Playa del Ingles, making it suitable for family holidays. Maspalomas is located Maspalomas is separated from Playa del Ingles by the Maspalomas Sand dunes and nature reserve.  As Maspalomas has grown new adjacent areas of tourist hotels etc have been built. These areas are called Meloneras , Campo Internacional and Sonneland.

Maspalomas Beach

Maspalomas Beach comprises of a very pleasant sandy beach backed by a row of sea front cafes, bars and restaurants. As you walk along the beach beyond the inland fresh water lake the beach widens to the massive sand dunes of Maspalomas. A photograph of the Sahara-like sand dunes is difficult to forget - the sands certainly make a lasting impression. Better still, come and walk through their virtually empty expanses to the sea, and you will remember the experience for many damp British summers to come.

Between the beach and the lighthouse, the Faro de Maspalomas is a short rocky area, beyond the lighthouse the sea front is rocky. The lighthouse is also the boundary between Maspalomas & Meloneras.

Try out windsurfing

See location on our Maspalomas Map

Nightlife and Bars

Maspalomas is much quieter than its vibrant neighbour down the coast, Playa del Ingles, and consists of a myriad of low-rise, whitewashed buildings. Consequently, for a night on the tiles, a short trip down the coast is recommended. You will of course find a good selection of bars and restaurants and most of the hotels, and some apartment complexes have nightly entertainment.


Maspalomas has a variety of local shops and little boutiques and a largish shopping centre, CC Varadero next to the rocky sea front and the very large CC Faro 2 shopping centre inland of the golf course.The shopping centres around neighbouring Playa del Ingles offer a more comprehensive shopping experience. Alternatively, head up to the island's capital, Las Palmas, which is renowned for its excellent shopping malls and traditional stores.

Municiple Market

Indoor & outdoor market with a wide varuety of goods.

A good place to test your haggling abilities.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am to arund 1 to 2 pm

The 72 Bus run from Bahía Felíz via Playa del Aguila, San Agustín, Playa del Ingles

See locationof shopping centres on our Maspalomas Map


Enjoy meal times in the relaxed surroundings of Maspalomas - there are many eateries to choose from. For a change of scene, and even more variety, pop along the coast to nearby Playa del Ingles or the higher class restaurants in Meloneras.

Agazarl SL. tel.+34 928779061

Amaiur tel.+34 928764414 +34 928764414

Bar Restaurante La Charca tel.+34 928142817

Bronce II tel.+34 928768987

Campo de Golf Maspalomas tel.+34 928767343

Cecilio Martel Suarez tel.+34 928143570

Cohamsa tel.+34 928766350

Dali tel.+34 928769978

Don Quijote tel.+34 928141424

El Nublo tel. +34 928768878

El Palmeral tel. +34 928143378

El Senador tel. +34 928142068

El Toro tel. +34 928140793

Emibe SL. tel. +34 928140943

Escalerita tel. +34 928760223

Gallego Balear SL. tel. +34 928140062

Hon-Ei Chen Chan tel. +34 928142655

Jaime Balbas Camus tel. +34 928145375

La Bodega tel. +34 928140933

las Tapas tel. +34 928761594

M.r.el Meixon SL. tel. +34 928142737

Mallorca tel. +34 928770516 +34 928770516

Mercurio Vega Vega tel. +34 928141196

Michelangelo tel. +34 928767627

Facilities / Attractions in Maspalomas

Faro de Maspalomas - Lighthouse

Photograph from Maspalomas of the Faro Lighthouse


The Faro de Maspalomas is a 65 metre (213 feet) high lighthouse built in 1886 dominates the skyline. It is located on the sea front at Maspalomas near to the start of the Maspalomas sand dunes and Maspalomas Oasis. The Faro de Maspalomas is the talleststone lighthouse in the Canary Islands.

The light is visible for 19 nautical miles.


The Faro de Maspalomas  is impresive and distinctive landmark, unfortunatly it is not open to the public.


See location Faro de Maspalomas on our Maspalomas Map

Photograph Faro lighthouse





Charca de Maspalomas - Oasis

This freshwater lagoon looking oasis is located between Maspalomas and the Maspalomas sand dunes Starting from about 200 mt's from the sea, it stretches inland to the golf course where it narrows to a canal width before widening again and ending at the autopista main road. On the Maspalomas town side there is a paved walkway, on the other the sand dunes. which attracts a variety of different birds

Maspalomas sand dunes

The are a protected nature reserve with several trails marked by wooden posts.


More information Maspaomas dunes


See location of Maspalomas sand dunes on our Maspalomas Map

Golf course

The largest Golf course on Gran Canaria


Aqualand Maspalomas sometimes called Aqua Sur

Aqualand (Aqua Sur) Maspalomas is the largest water park in the Canary Islands. The park is located at a tropical oasis in the south of the island, just to the north of Maspalomas. The park is open all year round thanks to the constant balmy temperature of the island. In an area of 90,000 m2, the park includes 13 attractions and a mind boggling 33 water slides. The star attraction is the Tornado.


Global Bus from Playa del Ingles and Bahia Feliz / San Agustin– Line 45

Global Bus from Puerto Rico and Faro Maspalomas - Line 70.

Web site

See location on our Maspalomas Map

Ocean Park - Waterpark CLOSED

See Aqualand



Gran Canarias largest funfair and leisure complex

More information & photographs of Holiday world

See location on our Maspalomas Map

Maspalomas Transport - Local Buses

Global Buses

Photograph Maspalomas Bus Station - Faro de Maspalomas

Photograph Maspalomas Bus Station - Faro de Maspalomas

Bus Stops in Maspalomas 

Main bus Station Faro de Maspalomas

Popular Bus Routes: 5, 29, 30, 50,

Campo de Golf

Located on road Tour Operator Neckerman. The bus in the opposite direction going towards Playa del Ingles is outside Cordial Green apartments

Cordial Green (Campo de Golf)

Located on road Tour Operator Neckerman. The bus in the opposite direction going towards Maspalomas bus station is outside Campo de Golf apartments

Holiday world

Located on the dual carriageway road Tour Operator TUI. The 2 stops are outside the Tropisol & Sonara Golf Apartments

Bus Routes 25, 30, 32, 36, 45, 52, 66, 70

Maspalomas Oasis

Bus Routes 32

El Palmeral Oasis

Bus Routes 32

Restaurante Mercurio

Verdi Mar

The 2 bus stops are diagonally opposite near the roundabout

Popular Bus Routes:  5, 29, 30, 50, 66, 70

More information on Bus routes Southern Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria transport

Tourist information Office

Maspalomas information Office

The tourist information office is located well inland near to where Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles merge on  top of the ridge overlooking Campo Internacional.

This is also the location of a cafe bar with panoramic views over Maspalomas, Campo Internacional, & Meloneras all situated below the ridge

Address:  Avda. Turoperador Tui (Campo Internacional) , 35100, Maspalomas (San Bartolomé de Tirajana)
Tel: 928 769 585

See location of Tourist information Office on our Maspalomas Map

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