What to do in Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a town on the island of Gran Canaria, located south of it and characterized by the number of dunes found on its beaches. With a climate based on warm and mild temperatures, this municipality receives a large influx of tourists throughout the year. We discover here what to do in Maspalomas.

What to visit in Maspalomas

The beach of the Englishman

This beach is located to the east of the town, between San Agustin beach and the special Dunes Nature Reserve. Along its entire length, three kilometres, there are quiet areas with services dedicated to families and leisure, such as volleyball courts. As you approach the area of Las Dunas, it becomes wilder and the more naturalistic areas and other activities such as surfing begin to increase.

The beach of the Englishman is characterized by its golden sand and calm waters. It is a place to go to enjoy beach tourism in a different way, with characteristics that make it stand out and be one of the best valued in Europe.

Special Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas

This natural space has a uniqueness and characteristics that are not found anywhere else on the island. Although most of the flora and birds are protected, you can enjoy the impressive organic sand dunes, palm forests and a salt lake.

From the lighthouse of Maspalomas to the beach of El Inglés, this reserve offers a series of landscapes and natural formations worthy of admire. For some, this place has similarities to a desert, saving the distances since it has sea and it is also a commercial area.

Within this protected area, there is also one of the most special and fragile places, so access to it is strictly forbidden. This is the Pond, a unique and natural landscape full of exclusive species.

Maspalomas Botanical Park

A quiet and perfect place to walk, which has been dedicated to the conservation of more than 500 plant species. In its 12,000 meters of extension, these species are arranged without any order, making the visit and the landscape of the most striking and special. These species include fruit trees, aquatic, aromatic and medicinal plants.

It is also remarkable for the activities organized for the youngest, in relation to nature and focused on the knowledge of the flora and to try to raise awareness about the importance of its conservation.

The Lighthouse

Located in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, is a lighthouse with over one hundred years of history that is interesting to visit as a symbol of the island.

Furthermore, it is in an area full of life with hotels, shops and restaurants where you can get to know the best of Canarian gastronomy.

Two different proposals to eat in Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a place full of restaurants of all kinds, where you can try different gastronomies, ways to enjoy the food, landscapes to observe... Two of all the restaurants in the have some distinctive features that make it special and that's what we're stressing.

The Senator

It is a restaurant with an excellent location, since it is located in the first line of the beach, obtaining a great landscape from it. The Senator stands out for his special interest in rice dishes, as well as seafood and fish, fresh from the place. However, it also has room for other types of food such as Italian with an unbeatable pasta, or Segovian suckling pig.

However, what makes this place even more special is the terrace space, where a chill out is created with live music. There, you will be able to enjoy the great location in which it is situated while enjoy the best gastronomic options in the area.

The Southern Palm

A modern restaurant that offers a surprising proposal for its guests with the most innovative gastronomic proposals. It is a market cuisine seasoned with very creative and careful touches that merge different types of cuisine.

An example of this can be found in some of the dishes on the menu, such as squid sandwiches with ink bread, boneless black pork ribs on Japanese bread and horchata toast.

The evening, dinners and music

Aqua Ocean Club

One of the fashionable terraces of the place. With an unbeatable atmosphere and music, it is perfect for enjoying the night.

The venue offers theme parties, reservations for private events, concerts... As for the drinks, Aqua Ocean Club has an extensive menu of cocktails and all kinds of premium drinks that guarantee quality and delicious taste on the palate.

Atelier Cocktail Bar

Located on the eighth floor of the boutique hotel Bohemia Suites & Spa, it offers the most incredible views. With live music of different styles, it is perfect for a relaxed drink.

At Atelier Cocktail Bar, they bet on local seasonal products, so they exalt the raw material through an original creation. In this way, the cocktail bar merges with the kitchen, and confectionery. In 2018, this terrace was included in the top of the best hotel bars in Europe.

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