Playa del Ingles travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Average daytime highs of 26-28°C in summer, and about 21°C in the winter. 

Best time to visit: If you're longing for lazy days on the beach and plenty of time in the water, the best time for Playa del Inglés holidays is May to October, when beach weather is virtually a guarantee. However, if you're keen to explore the rest of Gran Canaria, then visit in the winter, early spring or late autumn, when temperatures are more pleasant for walking around.

Gran Canaria enjoys sunny weather and mild temperatures for most of the year, with some winter showers drying out into long, hot summers. Between May and September, mercury hovers in the mid to high 20s °C, often close to 30°C in August.

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Playa del Inglés is best for

Clubbers: The best area for clubbing is the Kasbah district, where you’ll find an endless selection of bars and clubs.

Beach fans: Pick the best spot on the resort’s gorgeous golden beach and work on your tan, or build sandcastles with the kids.

Water lovers: With its extensive beach, execllent water sports facilities and easy access to two waterparks, Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria will keep water lovers of all ages happy all day long.

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FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Playa del Inglés is Spanish. However, because of its popularity with international holidaymakers, English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and other tourist hotspots in Playa del Inglés. However, if you're keen to impress the locals with a few Spanish words or phrases, download our useful language app or take a phrasebook with you.

Currency: The currency used in Playa del Inglés is the Euro (€).

Local time: Playa del Inglés is on the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). 

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Tourist information: You can find more detailed information on Gran Canaria Playa del Inglés by clicking here http://www.grancanaria.com/turismo/en/.

Visa / Health: For the latest visa and health requirements for Playa del Inglés holidays, click here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements.

Holiday destinations related to Playa del Ingles:

  • Maspalomas
  • Pueto Rico
  • GETTING AROUND

    By bus: This resort is well served by buses, with frequent services to other coastal resorts and attractions inland such as theme parks and natural sights. Travelling within resort is very cost effective if you're not planning to hire a car.

    By taxi: You’ll find taxis everywhere here. Getting back to your hotel or to the beach by taxi is a cheap and easy option, and convenient when you're carrying heavy luggage or shopping. However, taxis can be expensive for long journeys so remember to agree the fare before you set off.

    By car: If you’re planning on making longer journeys and exploring the island, hiring a car is the best option. Gran Canaria has good roads and many hire car companies at the airport and resorts.

    EVENTS

    Carnival: Gran Canaria is one of the biggest islands in the Canaries, so when the wildest festival of the year comes to town, it’s not to be missed! In February, carnival arrives with all its splendour and the city of Las Palmas explodes into life. Carnival begins with the crowning of the carnival queen, and includes parades, colourful floats, costumes and lots of parties.  

    For film buffs: Every March in the city of Las Palmas, around 40 minutes’ drive outside this resort, the Gran Canaria International Film Festival takes place. The event features film screenings open to the public, and discussion panels.