What to do and see in Maspalomas, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

July 14, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Maspalomas is a sophisticated beach resort… that happens to have a great waterpark. Aqualand Maspalomas is the Canary Islands' largest waterpark, with 33 waterslides. If that's not your style, just relax on a beach with powder-soft sand and majestic dunes, or enjoy abundant shopping and golf.
Restaurants in Maspalomas

1. Dunas de Maspalomas

Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Dunas de Maspalomas

Reviewed By Danimag - Cologne, Germany

Lovely place to walk or just laying on the beach.
Dog friendly place.
Sometimes, especially in the afternoon can be very windy.
You can walk to Maspalomas ( around 1 hour) and make there a camel trip:)
The weather in March was unbelievable!
We didn’t except 27 degrees!
We highly recommend this lovely place.

2. Playa de Maspalomas

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Playa de Maspalomas

Reviewed By Natasha S

If your visiting Gran Canaria, you really need to make sure you visit! This was one of the most memorable parts of our trip - such amazing views and an unique experience that you won't forget.
It is though, a very tiring walk up and down the sand dunes, so prepare for the long walking and muscle strength needed to get up and down the steeper areas! You can walk where ever you like, but to see the best views you need to be at the top of the sand dunes!
It can also get quite windy - you'll find your clothes full of sand at the end of the trip, but everything is so worth it. You'll need an hour least to visit here and take in all the sights.
I would advise to be careful and abrupt when walking to the beach - there are quite a few foreign 'sales' people who seem a little dodgy, and try taking money off you for making you a bracelet which they basically force and tie onto your arm - we fell for this and they were demaning 5 euros for a piece of thread.
Also, beware that this is a nude beach!

Promenade, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 902 45 00 10
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 479 reviews

Strandpromenade Meloneras

Reviewed By Timothy B - Lucerne, Switzerland

Based in Meloneras our beach is peaceful and located by a closed shopping centre which makes the whole area more casual and relaxed
Walking along the path towards the lighthouse was an eye opener starting on a well made path looking down over the cliffs and then you enter resort land with giant hotels and shopping
A good link path to the dunes but a reminder why I do not like resort hotels

4. Palmitos Park

Barranco de Los Palmitos s/n, 35109, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 79 70 70
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is a botanical zoo-themed park located 10 km from the Faro de Maspalomas. A subtropical oasis nestled in a wonderful natural environment of the island. His collection includes species of animals and plants from 5 continents. Best of nature concentrated in one place. Visit the new Dolphinarium, with its spectacular show, aquarium, butterfly house, the incredible show of birds of prey, the show of parrots, meerkats, crocodiles and much more ....Discover the best of nature in Palmitos Park!!

Reviewed By CSLJohnKirby - Nottingham, United Kingdom

After being to Loro Park in Tenerife previously, this park felt expensive, however, one has to consider the welfare of the animals, and clearly this park takes that seriously, they all clearly love and look after the animals.
Our visit was a really enjoyable experience, and the Dolphin Show was excellent.
It is really best to make a whole day of it, and explore the complete park, that is where the added value is, seeing the plants and Fauna, esp the Cacti and Orchids was wonderful, and the Butterflies were superb.

5. Paseo Costa Canaria

Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 710 reviews

Paseo Costa Canaria

Reviewed By Catriny K

The best view in Gran Canaria! The perfect place where to have a great Walk! It's large about 8 km but every 2 km There are bars, pubs and restaurants. Great place where take photos...There are so Many Cats....lovely place!!!!

6. Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador

Avda. de Italia, 20. Plaza de Maspalomas. | Frente a la Kashbah, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 77 04 96
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador

Celebraciones Catolicas Sabado 19:30 y 20:30 Domingo 10:00 y 20:00 Diario Martes, Miercoles y Viernes: 18:30 horario invierno, y 19:30 horario de verano lunes y jueves misa en aleman a las 18:30 en de Septiembre a Junio.

Reviewed By adebabe h - Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

Worth a look. Rather pretty and lovely inside. Mass on Sunday. One good resturant. Little Brazil. Most of the rest in this centre is a dump

7. Playa de San Agustin

San Agustin, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 817 reviews

Playa de San Agustin

Reviewed By Dinah B

We stayed nearby in late November and had superb, warm sunny weather. This beach was small but very clean, with a few bars and restaurants very close. We walked right along the coastal path to Maspalomas, which was a really scenic walk and not too unmanageable, even with arthritic knees!

8. El Faro de Maspalomas

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain 291230406
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

El Faro de Maspalomas

Reviewed By Samir B

It is cool to walk there in the morning and of course at night. There are amazing restaurants around and the view from there is really cool.

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