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Gran Canaria Maspalomas is a town in the middle of the popular tourist area that has the same name. Located in the southern part of picturesque Gran Canaria Island, the Maspalomas region is the liveliest resort area of the Canary Islands. Without a doubt, fans of beach rest and serene relaxation are the most frequent category of tourists who arrive in Maspalomas. Beaches of fantastic beauty are, of course, the biggest drawing point of this place. However, don’t limit yourself to mere swimming and sunbathing.
Maspalomas is home to premium resort hotels, the choice of which is so rich that even the most discerning travelers will easily find what they need. The prestigious Seaside Palm Beach is … Open
The resort offers a significant choice of sports centers that will certainly draw the attention of active tourists. Maspalomas is also a fantastic choice for fans of excursions. Nature landmarks are what this resort is particularly rich in. However, the town is not deprived of historic landmarks. According to one version, Maspalomas got its name after its founder - Rodrigo Mas de Palomar who moved to this island from another one – Mallorca. Until the second part of the 20th century, indigenous people reigned in this region, and so tourists didn’t even know about Maspalomas. The land invasion started only in 1961 as a part of one of the international projects.
It’s hard to imagine that yet 50 years ago the territory of the modern resort was completely empty and unexplored. Nowadays, Maspalomas is one of the most attractive and comfortable islands that is famous for its infrastructure. High-class sports and wellness centers only make this island even a more suitable vacation destination. Fans of eco-tourism will also fall in love with this place. They will be happy to find out that there are several unique nature reserves not far from the town, and the The Dunes Of Maspalomas park is one of them.
Photogallery of The Dunes Of Maspalomas:
Guests can easily combine their relaxation on picturesque beaches of Maspalomas with the exploration of local landmarks. History fans simply cannot fail to visit Plaza de las Mujeres. This … Open
The resort is perfectly suitable for travelers with children. Young guests will be glad to visit interesting theme parks and recreation areas. Moreover, there are popular hotels that specialize in family vacations. This modern resort town will easily meet the requirements of different groups of travelers. In Maspalomas, visitors will find crazy nightclubs for young tourists, charming beaches, and hotels for families. Fans of excursions will be delighted with unique landmarks, and fans of active pastime – with various amusements. Traditional hospitality and friendly approach to all guests will become a nice addition to all advantages of this wonderful place.
Maspalomas has much to offer to its guests. Travelers interested in peaceful and trouble-free relaxation are usually in love with San Agustín. This resort is rich in calm sandy beaches covered with dark brown volcanic sand. Beaches of San Agustin are ideal for families with children. The infrastructure is not well-developed and there are not many entertainment venues, so the coastal area always has a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Seaside relaxation is traditionally the most popular pastime among guests of Maspalomas. It’s a great place for all kinds of beach sports. In order to diversify your stay in this … Open
Young travelers who wish to have fun in the daytime and at night usually head to Playa del Inglés. This beach is also a sandy one, but it is covered with gorgeous golden sand. Near the coastline, there are numerous restaurants, clubs, and bars. In the evening, discos and various thematic holidays await for vacationers. Centers specializing in different water sports are also not rare at the resort. Bahia Feliz and Playa del Aguila are resorts that are famous for their wild beaches perfectly suitable for surfing. These beaches have strong waves nearly all the time.
recordando soledades  EXPLORE San Agustin and Playa del Inglés are the largest and most comfortable resorts from a historical point of view. As a rule, they are treated as a single resort area. Vacationers will easily find numerous hotels and apartments of the different level there. There are dozens of cafes and restaurants, shops and markets. These resorts are mostly targeted at vacationers with children, so there are numerous amusements and playgrounds for kids of different ages.
It’s safe to say that the most attractive and popular beaches in Gran Canaria are located in Maspalomas. The total length of the resort’s beaches is approximately 17 kilometers. … Open
The resort area of Campo International will appeal to travelers who enjoy combining beach recreation with interesting walks and excursions. This region is incredibly rich in interesting natural landmarks. Moreover, there is a national park nearby. Vacationers have an opportunity to walk along the coast of a gorgeous freshwater pond and admire birds that live there. The only oasis with palm trees and many other unique natural landmarks of the area will not leave visitors indifferent.
diagonales doradas (+1.000 vistas) Meloneras is one of the youngest and most promising resorts of the region. It also offers a rich choice of hotels and apartments for travelers, but there is one drawback – Meloneras doesn’t have sandy beaches. As this resort is not widely famous, it is calm and peaceful and will definitely appeal to tourists in search of idyllic and calm places.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Maspalomas
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Cristóbal' Canary Islands, 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Francisco' Canary Islands, 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Santa Catalina' Canary Islands, 43.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Luz' Canary Islands, 46.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 103.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Maspalomas
♥   Natural Park 'Pilancones' , 15.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva del Barranco Hondo' , 33.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Tamadaba' , 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva del Lago' , 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva Cerdaña' , 105 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Spain: things to see

The city of Seville is a very interesting place from a historic point of view. The city is also rich in numerous historic and cultural landmarks. Santa Maria Cathedral is worth a separate mention. The cathedral is a beautiful example of architecture of the 15th century. Construction of the sanctuary started in 1402 and lasted almost a hundred years. The decoration of the facade and creation of frescoes inside the church took the majority of time. Travelers are welcome to see the result of such hard work. In the cathedral they will see beautiful statues, grandiose main altar and the Royal Chapel decorated with gilding and elegant drawings. The cathedral is built on a site of an ancient mosque, and it's still possible to see the remains of the original building. It's a small square named Orange Yard, which is surrounded by a big park and is perfect for walks on a hot day. … Open
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