Looking for ideas and inspiration on things to do in Playa del Inglés? One visit to this beautiful spot is never enough, there’s so much going on! Here are some top suggestions.
Explore the Dunas de Maspalomas
One natural attraction that’s definitely worth putting on your list of Playa del Inglés things to do is the Maspalomas sand dunes, Gran Canaria’s very own mini Sahara Desert. Go on a camel ride and explore this wonderful landscape at a leisurely pace, soak up the sun on the sand, or go for a dip in the Atlantic. Come here at sunset to see some amazing colours as nature really gets into her stride!
The beaches here also have Blue Flag status, which means they’re among the cleanest beaches in Europe. Thanks to their soft golden sands and stunning views, the area is popular with families all year round. Bring a parasol or hire one to protect yourself from the hottest sun during midday, and slap on the sun cream regularly during the day, especially if you’re coming here from March to September. If you’re after an experience that’s a little different, then sand boarding at the Dunes of Maspalomas is definitely for you. It’s said to be a lot like surfing, but a little easier, so grab a board and head for the massive sand banks, dude!
As the coast is beautifully clear and quite calm, the beach is the perfect spot for either relaxation or something a little more upbeat. Why not choose from a wide range of water sports, from snorkelling and scuba-diving to windsurfing? You’ll find plenty of companies offering different water sports activities and excursions to some of the island’s most beautiful snorkelling and water-skiing areas. A must if you’re looking for plenty of adrenaline-boosting things to do in Playa del Inglés.
Paseo Costa Canaria
Take in the sights of Playa del Inglés with a walk along the Paseo Costa Canaria. Starting at San Agustín Beach, make your way along the coastal path for breath-taking views out to sea across miles of golden sand dunes. Don’t forget your camera!
For some of the best shopping and entertainment in Gran Canaria, don’t leave the Yumbo Centre off your list of things to do in Playa del Inglés. With more than 200 shops, bars and stands, it’s a vibrant place to spend a few hours after a morning in the hot Spanish sun. This is a great place if you’re looking for something different to the beach or the hotel pool.
Visit Nature Canariensis Botanical Gardens
Playa del Inglés is famous for its picturesque countryside that shapes the magnificent landscapes. This means there’s plenty of wildlife to see, so make some time to discover the scenic Nature Canariensis Botanical Gardens.
Sioux City Park
If you’re looking for another fun alternative to the beach, head to Sioux City Park near Playa de San Agustín, an exciting American Wild West-themed attraction with a zoo, cowboys having quick-draw shoot-em-ups, horse parades, and fantastic barbecues.
As you can see, there are endless things to do in Playa del Inglés and the surrounding area, that’s why we’re guessing you’ll probably be back more than once!