So if you are looking for a quieter holiday in the sunshine, Maspalomas could be a great choice for you.

Also located closely to Maspalomas are the areas of Sonnenland – a mixture of residential properties with tourist hotels and bungalow complexes and the adjoining small town of El Tablero.  A residential town, El Tablero is good to visit for its shopping centre which boasts to be open 365 days a year (although the shops within the centre are possibly shut on fiesta days).

Did you know? Maspalomas space station, established in 1960 as a NASA tracking station provided support for the first human spaceflight mission.

Maspalomas and the famous dunes are often used as the chosen picture for publicity for Gran Canaria and it is probably one of the most visited stretches of beach in Europe.

Nestled next to the resort of Playa Del Ingles and extending into the newer resort of Meloneras, Maspalomas resort sits on a flat plain behind the dunes.  Providing a large choice of bungalow complexes, hotels and many beautiful gardens and palm trees, it has a relaxed atmosphere, great for families or those that prefer a quieter place to stay with more vibrant resorts a short taxi ride away.

A famous landmark apart from the dunes and lighthouse is Holidayworld, a large leisure centre including fun-fair and arcades, bowling, gymnasium with open-air swimming pool and restaurants.