There are a multitude of theme parks with brochures and advertising everywhere. The following are some popular, long-standing choices. The tourist office can advise on appropriate bus routes and times – some parks offer a free bus service from the resorts.
In Maspalomas the street names are revealing – Avenida del Touroperador Saga Tours, Avenida del Touroperador Alpitours, Neckermann, Tui, Thomson and so on and so on. No plain old streets (calles) either – all avenues, no matter how small.
Practical Tip: It’s a Long Walk for a Swim
The abundant apartments and hotels stretch from the shoreline to the San Fernando area, some 2km inland. Although there are buses that head to and from the beach, they may not coincide with your timetable. If you have booked a room somewhere here and it is suspiciously cheap, be sure to check the exact location; there are far pleasanter parts of the island to stretch your legs.