Maspalomas Dunes and Playa de Maspalomas

Playa de Maspalomas is a Blue Flag award winner with six kilometres of golden sands and sculpted sand dunes that look like they could have come straight from the Sahara Desert.

The beach really does have something for everyone as it’s split into seven zones so you can pick a zone that you’re most comfortable with and that way it keeps everyone happy. There are family-friendly sections as well as nudist and LBGT-friendly zones. Water sports are a big attraction in Maspalomas so of course there would be a section of beach that has the perfect conditions for it. Particular favourites include zipping across the water on jet skis, clinging onto the banana boat or taking a one-day diving course to explore the crystal clear depths off Gran Canaria’s coast. At any of the sections you can hire sun loungers and spend hours soaking up the sunshine.

Playa de Maspalomas is bordered by the Special Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas, and a holiday to Maspalomas wouldn’t be complete without visiting these famous sand dunes. There are plenty of walking trails through them so you can make your way up and down the dunes and feel the warm golden sands between your toes.

When you’ve had enough of sunbathing and walking, why not take a camel ride across the sands?