Top things to do in Maspalomas

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Maspalomas

Dunas de Maspalomas

These fabulous dunes cover 400 hectares and were designated a nature reserve in the 1990s, ensuring that the rapidly multiplying hotels would never encroach on their golden grains. The best view of the dunes is from…
Top Choice Fusion in Maspalomas


Samsara is located across from the Palm Beach hotel, with a giant Buddha statue setting an appropriate tone. Dishes blend Canarian and Spanish ingredients with Asian flavours, such as smoked goat's cheese with wasab…
Beach in Maspalomas

Playa del Inglés

Aside from the rolling Maspalomas dunes, the main attraction for the thousands of annual visitors to the island’s quintessential package-tour destination is Maspalomas' beach, a magnificent and vast sandy stretch so…
Canarian in Maspalomas

Casa Vieja

Just north of the GC-1 motorway along the road to Fataga, the ‘Old House’ bursts with a campo (countryside) feel. Plants festoon the low roof, canaries trill and the menu is pretty authentic. Try the grilled meats (…
Canarian in Maspalomas

El Salsete

Located off the beaten tourist path in the north of the San Fernando district, El Salsete has an unassuming facade concealing a welcoming dining room that offers food that wouldn't be out of place at a cutting-edge …
Arts & Crafts in Maspalomas


If you’re after local handicrafts, visit the small Fedac shop located within the main tourist office. Fedac is a government-sponsored non-profit store, with prices and quality that are a good standard by which to me…
Fusion in Maspalomas


Mundo is an excellent choice for fusion, Canarian and European dishes, with an excellent-value menú del día with crowd-pleasing dishes such as pollo al horno (baked chicken) or tuna salad. Reservations are recommend…
Ethiopian in Maspalomas

Restaurante Etiopico Afrika

The first Ethiopian restaurant on Gran Canaria, Restaurante Etiopico Afrika has received great fanfare for its menu. There's also a huge amount of choice for vegans.
LGBT in Maspalomas

Maspalomas Pride

Maspalomas Pride takes place each May, offering 10 days of parades, concerts, excursions and parties.
Club in Maspalomas


A vast nightclub with big-name DJs. Admission is €15.