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Playa del Inglés

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Playa del Inglés is in Gran Canaria.


Playa del Inglés (Spanish for "Englishman's Beach") is a sea resort in the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria. It is a zone part of Maspalomas, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, and is a popular tourist attraction.

Get in[edit]

To get to Playa del Inglés, tourists will, generally, fly into Las Palmas Airport, in Las Palmas, on the north of the island. From there it is a 45-minute coach or 30-minute taxi drive to Playa del Inglés.

Get around[edit]

A table with approximate taxi fares to various places on the island

There are regular buses that stop in Playa del Inglés, and taxis to and from wherever you need or want to go.

Bus fares on the island are a real bargain:

  • Las Palmas-Faro de Maspalomas: €5.60
  • Playa del Inglés-Pourto Mogan: €4.15
  • San Fernando-Pourto Rico: €2.75
  • All the areas surrounding the famous dunes: €1.40, which covers Faro in the west to San Augusin in the east


If you enjoy beaches, you have the Maspalomas Sand Dunes, only 10 minutes away.

There are some truly stunning vistas on the coastal road to Pourto Mogan (30 km west).


There is plenty to do, within 5 minutes of Playa del Inglés, such as the local waterpark, Aqualand.

Only a short walk from most hotels, is the Yumbo Center, which is packed with over 100 shops and restaurants.

Swim in the piscina locale (local pool) for €2. Most restaurants near to the sea have free pools, for the same price of a large beer or soft drink or coffee.



There are around 40 restaurants in the Playa del Inglés area, and supermarkets if you want to cook for yourself.


There are a lot of pubs and clubs in Playa del Inglés, such as the Bar D'Heineken, which is a sports bar.


There are at least 20 highly-rated hotels and apartments in Playa del Inglés for tourists, such as the Jardin Del Sol, RIU Papayas, Gran Canaria Princess.

The only hostel is in San Fernando: €19 a night and free WiFi for rooms near reception desk). It is located south of the shopping circle and just north of San Fernando's main roundabout. #50 bus from LasPalmas stops here every 30 minutes.


The tourist offices scattered about Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas are rarely open unless it is Caravale (main festival in February, gay festival in May).

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