Cookies on the Thomas Cook Website

This site uses cookies, as explained in our Privacy Policy. If you use this site without adjusting your cookies settings, you agree to our use of cookies.

Browser not supported does not support this browser version, to benefit from a better user experience we recommend that you update your browser.

No, thank you

Holidays in Maspalomas

The vibrant seaside resort of Maspalomas is a family favourite on Gran Canaria’s southern coast. A laid-back alternative to the island’s party capital, the resort has magnificent beaches and an upbeat town centre with a top choice of family-friendly hotels and holidays. An easy resort to get around and well-placed for day trips, Maspalomas is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes plus water parks, nature parks and much more.

28 °C

June and July for guaranteed sunshine.

View live forecast

4 hours

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA).

To explore the famous golden beaches and rolling sand dunes of Gran Canaria, book your Thomas Cook holiday to Maspalomas today.

Recommended offers in Maspalomas

Cordial Green Golf

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • More than one pool
  • Kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1745 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Dunas Maspalomas Resort

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Great choice for all the family
  • 11 outdoor pools
  • One, two and three bedroom bungalows

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Dunas Suites & Villas

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Choice of suites and villas
  • Seven outdoor pools
  • Great choice for couples and families

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2875 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 20 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers


IFA Faro Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Situated on the beach
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Gym

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 927 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Club Maspalomas Suites & Spa

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Newly refurbished for summer 2018
  • Adult only 16+
  • Modern design and comfort

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Explore Maspalomas’ famous landscapes and ride through the sand dunes on a camel, before heading down to the coast to see the golden sand up close. The resort’s beaches are some of the best in Gran Canaria, featuring a smooth shoreline and plenty of things to do, whether you’re more into sunbathing or sports. Maspalomas is ideally located for day trips, with a fantastic nature park and water park within easy reach. The resort’s waterfront is its bustling heart, with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants to visit in the evenings.

Maspalomas is home to some of Gran Canaria’s most famous beaches. Backed by the smooth peaks of desert-like sand dunes, the coast is golden and pristine with a beautifully shallow shore and calm waters. Perfect for families, the beach has a Blue Flag for its upkeep and is fringed by a lively promenade full of shops and cafes. Watersports are a big attraction in Maspalomas, and particular favourites include zipping across the water on jet skis, banana boat rides or taking a one-day diving course to explore the crystal clear depths off Gran Canaria’s coast.

The best attractions in Maspalomas include the Palmitos Park, a paradise for families and nature lovers complete with bird displays, beautiful rare plants and different species of monkeys. Gran Canaria’s coast is known as a home to bottlenose dolphins, so you could also take a cruise and see them in their natural habitat. The area is famous for its rolling sand dunes, and if you fancy an adventure on dry land, hiring a dune buggy is the best way to see the dunes for yourself.

There are lots of things for kids to do in Maspalomas if you’re away with the family, with the resort’s own water park on your doorstep. Aqualand is a fantastic place for a family day trip, with a huge choice of water rides and slides, including rubber ring slides and rapids. Little kids have their own pool and water playground, plus a lazy river for a more leisurely ride. One of Aqualand’s biggest attractions is their sea lions, which you can swim and play with, helped by the park’s team of sea lion experts.



Families: Maspalomas is jam-packed with kid-friendly attractions. Take them to swim with sea lions at the local water park or watch a dolphin show at the nature park.

Beach lovers: Come and experience Maspalomas’ award-winning beaches, with beautifully soft white sand and clear blue waters.

Adventurers: Ride camels through the dunes, fly across the water on jet skis or take a sailing trip to spot dolphins.


Language: The language spoken in Maspalomas is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Maspalomas is the Euro (€)

Local time: Maspalomas is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Gran Canaria Airport. The transfer to Maspalomas takes 45 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Maspalomas is 4.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Maspalomas tourist information can be found at

Visa and health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Maspalomas.


Temperature: Highs of 28°C in August.

Best time to visit: June and July for guaranteed sunshine.

The weather in Gran Canaria is spring-like all year round, with mild winters and long dry summers. The temperature tends to stay in the mid 20s (°C) from May to October, with the hottest month being August.

Weather In Maspalomas

JanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNov, Dec


By bus: The buses in Gran Canaria are well organised and cheap, with bus stops located throughout Maspalomas for visiting a neighbouring town or getting around the resort.

By taxi: Taxis in Maspalomas are reliable and reasonably priced. They are required to use a meter and can be called in advance or found at a taxi rank in the town centre, making them useful for both airport transfers or getting back to your hotel in the evenings.

On foot: Maspalomas is a compact resort that is easy to get around on foot, with most attractions no more than 20 minutes’ walk from the hotels.


Canary Day: May 30th is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, commemorating the islands’ autonomy from Spain. The event is celebrates Canarian culture, traditions and history, and across the islands you’ll find parties, parades and exhibitions, with locals showcasing the best in Canarian music, food and festivities.  

For music lovers: In January, the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife host the celebrated Canary Islands Music Festival. Indoor and outdoor venues across the islands’ resorts put on showcases and concerts, with many celebrated artists including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The event goes on for several weeks and is a must-see for lovers of classical music.

Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
  • Dedicated online customer service
  • Over 178 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

In Store

Visit us in a store near you

Store Locator


You've come to the right place

Call Us

7 Days a week - 01733 224 808

Contact Us
email signup


for our best offers and holiday inspiration straight to your inbox

Sign Up