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Playa del Inglés beach, next to Maspalomas beach, is one of the most touristic beaches in the whole of Gran Canaria. Both share a unique area on the island: the Maspalomas dunes nature reserve. You can stroll along its 3 km of fine golden sand and contemplate the desert ecosystem while enjoying the sea. This beach belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and is located in the south of the island, which has the most days of sunshine and good weather in Europe, so here you can enjoy the sea and the good weather on your holidays.

Panorámica de la playa

The beach has all kinds of services such as sunbeds, sunshades, children's play area, showers, toilets, lifeguard and red cross. It has received the blue flag distinction, which guarantees the quality of the beach and its services. It is also surrounded by restaurants, hotels, shopping centres and discotheques..

This beach is designed for all kinds of people, for families with children, couples, friends, naturists and people from the LGTBQIA+ communities. If you come with very young children and there is a lot of surf, you can go north to the so-called Veril beach, which has three parts with rocky breakwaters that protect them from the waves and where they can play more quietly.

Playa del Veril en la Zona norte con protección del oleaje.

Maspalomas dunes

The Maspalomas Dunes is a natural desert area unique on the island and has been declared a special nature reserve. In its 400 hectares it has the living dunes of organic sand, the beach, palm grove and a brackish lagoon called the Charca de Maspalomas. Such an environment, a mixture of desert and oasis, is not to be found in many places, so enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Dunas de Maspalomas al atardecer.

A very interesting point to visit is the viewpoint of the dunes, to enjoy the views from its highest point and at sunset the dune landscape is painted red. It is located in the luxurious Hotel Riu Palace, which you will have to access through a passageway that separates the hotel in two.

What to do in Playa del Inglés beach?

There are different offers for adventure plans and other activities as well as all kinds of water sports and different tours around the city, click to see the selection of activities we have selected.

Restaurants where to eat in Playa del Inglés beach

This area has countless restaurants of all types of food. You can find them near the beach or a little further into Maspalomas, here is a link to the best restaurants in Playa del Inglés on TripAdvisor, with ratings and customer reviews.

Nightlife in Playa del Inglés beach

You also have at your fingertips all kinds of nightlife such as bars, pubs or discos to enjoy the night in Maspalomas and your holidays. Here is the list of the best nightlife venues according to TripAdvisor users. You can see the gay nightlife venues here.

Zona comercial y aparcamientos junto a la playa.

Nudism and naturism in Playa del Inglés beach

The nudist area is located between beach bars 3 and 6, from where the dune area begins. Naturism has a long tradition on the island and these beautiful dunes are the perfect place to tan your whole body, in a natural space like no other.

Naturist hotels or hotels with nudist areas

Inicio de las dunas de Mas Palomas.

Playa del Inglés beach and the Gay and LGBTQIA+ movement

Since the 70's when the first gay bar was opened, Maspalomas has become a meeting point for the LGBTQIA+ movement, and is also where the biggest festival, Pride Day, is celebrated. This very touristic beach could not be less and in the beach bar number 7 the multicoloured flag flies. It is located next to the nudist area on the dunes. There are also many gay friendly, LGTBI friendly and gay exclusive hotels close to this beach. The Yumbo shopping centre one kilometre from the beach is the centre of the gay nightlife, where 90% of the bars and pubs are gay focused. This is where the Pride Day events take place.

Exclusive gay accommodation

Gay friendly accommodation

Parking in Playa del Inglés beach

There is a paid car park right next to the beach and also free parking areas which are a little more difficult to find. You can get here by bus or bus lines 30, 41 and 72. You can also hire private transport services.

Playa del Inglés beach webcam

In this link you can see a webcam of the beach to see the weather and waves in real time.

Hotels in Playa del Inglés beach and other accommodation

If you want to stay here, we have chosen several accommodations near Playa del Inglés beach so you can feel the breeze and the smell of the sea. You have the hotelsAbora Catarina, Seaside Sandy Beach, Corallium Dunamar, Santa Mónica Suitesgeneral.i Sahara Playa. You can also stay in the aparthotels or tourist flats such as Alhambra Boutique, Bungalows Club Primavera, Atlantic Beach Clubgeneral.i Playamar Bungalows.

Playa del Inglés - Panorámica de la playa
Panorámica de la playa
Playa del Inglés - Zona con hamacas.
Zona con hamacas.
Playa del Inglés - Primera línea de playa
Primera línea de playa
Playa del Inglés - Gran extensión de arena dorada.
Gran extensión de arena dorada.
Playa del Inglés - Panorámica de la playa, mucha gente caminando por la orilla.
Panorámica de la playa, mucha gente caminando por la orilla.
Playa del Inglés - Inicio de las dunas de Mas Palomas.
Inicio de las dunas de Mas Palomas.
Playa del Inglés - Zona de hamacas.
Zona de hamacas.
Playa del Inglés - Panorámica de la playa. Caseta de socorrismo y zona de hamacas.
Panorámica de la playa. Caseta de socorrismo y zona de hamacas.
Playa del Inglés - Zona comercial y de restaurantes de la playa. 
Zona comercial y de restaurantes de la playa. 
Mirador de las dunas de Maspalomas - Preciosas dunas de arena, te sientes como si estuvieras en el desierto del Sáhara.  
Preciosas dunas de arena, te sientes como si estuvieras en el desierto del Sáhara.  
Mirador de las dunas de Maspalomas - Vistas desde las dunas del complejo turístico Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas.
Vistas desde las dunas del complejo turístico Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas.
Playa del Inglés - Primera línea de playa
Primera línea de playa
Playa del Inglés - Panorámica de la playa con gente paseando por la orilla.
Panorámica de la playa con gente paseando por la orilla.
Playa del Inglés - Playa del Veril en la Zona norte con protección del oleaje.
Playa del Veril en la Zona norte con protección del oleaje.
Playa del Inglés - Zona comercial y aparcamientos junto a la playa.
Zona comercial y aparcamientos junto a la playa.
Playa del Inglés - Dunas de Maspalomas al atardecer.
Dunas de Maspalomas al atardecer.

Services

Blue Flag
Parking
With bar or restaurant
Nudist
Parasols and sun loungers
Showers
Foot bath
Lifeguard
Toilets
Litter bins
Tourist Office
Children's area
Volleyball net
Access for disabled persons
Bus stop or public transport
Red Cross
Access footbridges
Promenade

Adventure activities and plans to do in Playa del Inglés beach

Adventure activities and plans to do in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

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FAQ's

What hotels or accommodation can I find in Playa del Inglés beach?

Here is a list of hotels, flats and other accommodation near Playa del Inglés beach.

  • Booking accommodation in San Bartolomé de Tirajana
  • Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas
  • Hotel Corallium Dunamar
  • Hotel Sahara Playa
  • Apartahotel Playamar Bungalows
  • Apartahotel Alhambra Boutique
  • Hotel Santa Mónica Suites
  • Apartahotel Bungalows Club Primavera
  • Apartahotel Atlantic Beach Club
  • Hotel Seaside Sandy Beach
  • Hotel Abora Catarina
  • Hotel Riu Palace Palmeras
  • Hotel Rey Carlos

Did Playa del Inglés beach receive the blue flag award?

Playa del Inglés beach does have the Blue Flag award due to the quality of its waters, the services available and its environmental management.

Is there parking at Playa del Inglés beach?

Yes, in Playa del Inglés beach there is a parking area nearby.

Are there any beach bars, bars or restaurants on Playa del Inglés beach?

Yes, in Playa del Inglés beach there are some beach bars, bars or restaurants nearby.

Is Playa del Inglés beach nudist or naturist?

Yes, nudism or naturism is allowed on Playa del Inglés beach, or it has an area within it where nudism is practised.

Is Playa del Inglés beach a beach where dogs and pets are allowed?

No, dogs and pets are not allowed on Playa del Inglés beach.

Is it a good place in Playa del Inglés beach to spend the night with a camper van?

No, in Playa del Inglés beach there is no place to spend the night with a camper van.

Is there an area for motorhomes in Playa del Inglés beach?

No, in Playa del Inglés beach there are no special areas for motorhomes.

Is it possible to get to Playa del Inglés beach by bus or other public transport?

Yes, there is a bus stop or other public transport near Playa del Inglés beach.

What services are available at Playa del Inglés beach?

The Playa del Inglés beach has the following services:

  • Parasols and sun loungers
  • Showers
  • Foot bath
  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Litter bins
  • Tourist Office
  • Children's area
  • Volleyball net
  • Access for disabled persons
  • Red Cross
  • Access footbridges
  • Promenade

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