Maspalomas is a family-friendly city home to 17 kilometres of coastline and a vibrant party scene. The Spanish city boasts rolling dunes, arcade centres and large parks brimming with flora and fauna.
Things to do in Maspalomas
At the end of Maspalomas Beach sits Faro de Maspalomas, an active lighthouse dating back to 1886. This distinctive landmark is the tallest masonry tower in the Canary Islands and stands at a grand 56 metres, towering high above the surrounding swaying palm trees.
For a day on the sands, head to Dunas de Maspalomas, a vast beach with rolling dunes. You can enjoy an exhilarating camel safari across the dunes, stopping at a Bedouin tent for lunch.
Just a 20-minute drive north of the city sits Palmitos Park, a subtropical landscape packed with flora and fauna. The park is home to over 1,500 species of birds and an array of animals from across the world. Head to the park’s new Dolphinarium to watch the impressive dolphin shows or enjoy the educative bird of prey show.
Families can enjoy a packed day of fun at Holiday World, a large leisure park home to arcade games, bowling alleys and a theme park. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel, before heading to the bowling alley. Afterwards, dine at any one of the many eateries that line the park.
Getting around Maspalomas
Gran Canaria Airport sits just under 30 minutes north of Maspalomas. This compact town can be explored entirely on foot, but there are regular buses and taxi services if needed.