- Gran Canaria
- Playa del Ingles
There are many great choices of places to stay for your Gran Canaria holiday. The resort of Playa del Inglés is a popular holiday destination – and it's easy to see why. A paradise of glorious wide beaches and clean golden sand, it an ideal beach location for all ages.
Mercury Holidays offer attractive package holidays to Playa del Inglés and deals for sunseekers looking to visit the eternally popular Canary Islands. All our Playa del Inglés hotels are conveniently located too - which means after a day at the beach or by the pool, it’s easy to head into town for an array of restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife.
Gran Canaria enjoys great sunshine all year round, and rarely receives severe rainfall. It is, therefore, a good holiday destination throughout the year. If you want to visit Gran Canaria in the hottest months, then you’d want to go August to October when the temperature averages 26°C. However, May to November is very nearly as warm at 24°C.
From December to April, although nights are cooler, temperature highs during the day reach 22°C, not so bad for a break away if you’re used to a much colder winter here in the UK!
The variety of attractions on offer in Playa del Inglés simply adds appeal to the destination.
Why not take a camel ride or tour the dunes at The Dunas de Maspalomas or take a historic walk through Paseo Costa Canaria?
Playa del Inglés translates to the meaning of “The Englishman’s Beach” and the resort certainly lives up to its name.
The beach caters well to holidaymakers of all tastes, with separate areas to sunbathe and have fun for families, as well as mixed adult areas.
The resort of Playa del Inglés spans 3km and consists of golden sand, and calm waters. A true holiday-goer’s paradise.
There are plenty of places to dine in Playa del Inglés. You’ll find a good choice of great value eateries, serving a range of foods. Taste Spanish dishes, Italian food, dishes from home and more.
A few recommended places to try include: Costa Italy, Gran Asia and Shortys Taperia and Cocktail Bar.
Similarly to the restaurant scene, there are plenty of opportunities for a good night in Playa del Inglés.
Some of the best nightlife spots include: Eiffel Bar, Atelier Cocktail Bar and Shenanigans Irish Entertainment Bar.
And just when it seems Playa del Inglés couldn’t offer any more, you can seize the opportunity to indulge in some Spanish culture at the Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador, A church that is located just minutes walk from the beach. In fact, this is one of just a few churches you can visit in Maspalomas.
There's plenty to keep everyone entertained in Playa del Inglés including surfing, a range of watersports including jet skis and pedalos as well as quiet secluded areas for those who just want to relax and work on their tan.
It is easy to get around the resort by taxi and public transport. Buses run close to 24/7 and can reach everywhere on the Island.