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Hopefully this guide will help most people to choose this warm friendly island with it's many varied things to see and do.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller

16 Places

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16 Places

Palmitos Park

Gardens, Parks, Aquariums, Zoos

Restaurante Izamar

Restaurants

Dunas de Maspalomas

Deserts

Yumbo Centrum

Shopping Malls

Restaurante El Cactus

Restaurants

LABRANDA Marieta

Hotels

Buggy Safari Gran Canaria

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sparkles Showbar

Bars & Clubs

Playa de Maspalomas

Beaches

El Faro de Maspalomas

Lighthouses

Playa de Amadores

Beaches

Playa de Mogan

Beaches

Anfi Playa

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Lineas Salmon Water Taxi

Ferries, Taxis & Shuttles

Canarias Helicopters

, Air Tours, Helicopter Tours, Private Tours

Santa Barbara Apartments

Hotels

jlitten's City Tips

  • If You travel to Puerto Mogan take the water taxi from Puerto Rico,great coastline .
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    Palmitos Park
    Gardens, Parks, Aquariums, Zoos
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    jlitten Says:

    This is a great day out,You will see birds of prey flying wild above the mountains and then returning to the handlers.You can swin watch or have You're photo taken with dolphins or even train them,at an extra cost of course,You will see many exotic animals and birds plus the bonus of being greeted into the park by very comical Meerkats.A great day out but beware if You buy food and drink here it's very costly,take Your own.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take water,sun cream and food with You.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Maspalomas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Overpriced and bad food. 12/12/2017
    • Great day out 12/12/2017
    • Palmitos Park
    Address:
    Barranco de Los Palmitos s/n
    35109, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 79 70 70
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Restaurante Izamar
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International)
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    jlitten Says:

    Lovely restaurant with wonderful staff and good well priced food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #162 of 2,662 restaurants in Gran Canaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Nice 29/11/2017
    • Disappointing 22/11/2017
    • Restaurante Izamar
    Address:
    Calle doreste olimpicos y Molina #42 local #6
    Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 662 04 97 56
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$59
    Other:
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    Dunas de Maspalomas
    Deserts
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    jlitten Says:

    A fantastic place to explore lots of different walks,be prepared for naked humans as the sea walk is through a nudist area.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take water and sun cream.Not for push chairs or people with physical disabilities.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Playa del Ingles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Top attraction in area 12/12/2017
    • Beautiful but difficult to access 10/12/2017
    • Dunas de Maspalomas
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    Yumbo Centrum
    Shopping Malls
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    jlitten Says:

    You will find a diverse section of Gran Canaria.Many bars and shops and plenty of entertainment.The center is looking a bit tired but don't let this put You off.A real eye opener and the best for people watching.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go at night for the best entertainment.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 41 things to do in Playa del Ingles
    • Boring and horrible shopping 12/12/2017
    • Interesting place 10/12/2017
    • Yumbo Centrum
    Address:
    Avenida de Espana
    Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 76 41 96
    Other:
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    Restaurante El Cactus
    Restaurants (Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    jlitten Says:

    Good local style food the prices are mid range in cost.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #934 of 2,662 restaurants in Gran Canaria
    • worth a visit 11/11/2017
    • Swordfish and grilled squid 08/10/2017
    • Restaurante El Cactus
    Address:
    Paseo del faro
    Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 76 04 09
    Other:
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    LABRANDA Marieta
    Hotels
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    jlitten Says:

    Lovely hotel close to the beaches and restaurants.I understand this hotel is getting an upgrade to a/c in all rooms so if this happens it will be great.Friendly staff and comfortable beds

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • smart casual
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 135 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
    • Nice and clean hotell. Nice view if you pay160 Euro extra for the sea view. 11/12/2017
    • overall view 11/12/2017
    • LABRANDA Marieta
    Address:
    Avenida de Italia 11
    35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 928 76 70 00
    Other:
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    Buggy Safari Gran Canaria
    4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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    jlitten Says:

    This trip is quite expensive when You consider the cost of car hire but if You like a challenge then this is for You.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • wear old clothes
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 45 Tours in Maspalomas
    • Get out there 12/10/2017
    • Great experience 24/07/2017
    • Buggy Safari Gran Canaria
    Address:
    Calle San Salvador 2 Bloque 4 3B
    El Tablero de Maspalomas
    35109, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 674 41 88 24
    Price range:
    US$100 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Sparkles Showbar
    Bars & Clubs
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    jlitten Says:

    This is an interesting night out.Many acts and a bit karaoke but quite entertaining.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Sit near the back.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 34 Nightlife in Playa del Ingles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A bit of a drag 09/12/2017
    • Brilliant 09/12/2017
    • Sparkles Showbar
    Address:
    Yumbo Centre, Av Estados Unidos 54
    2nd Floor next to Caprichio & Mint Clothing
    Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
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    Playa de Maspalomas
    Beaches
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    jlitten Says:

    The sands and dunes are majestic enjoy the walks and scenery.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • take water and suncream.If You don't like naturism don't go.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Maspalomas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Looks like a film set! 10/12/2017
    • Beautiful Beach 04/12/2017
    • Playa de Maspalomas
    Other:
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    El Faro de Maspalomas
    Lighthouses
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    jlitten Says:

    A bit of history some interesting sights and a nice walk.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can fish at this location
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 80 things to do in Maspalomas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice! 04/12/2017
    • Stroll along the seaside 28/11/2017
    • El Faro de Maspalomas
    Phone:
    291230406
    Other:
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    Playa de Amadores
    Beaches
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    jlitten Says:

    A man made crescent of sand forming a lovely safe beach surrounded by cafes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual dress bring your towel and swimsuit.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Amadores
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amadores flyby 05/12/2017
    • nice beach, horrible service 04/12/2017
    • Playa de Amadores
    Address:
    Urb. Sau Playa Amadores
    Amadores, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Other:
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    Playa de Mogan
    Beaches
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    jlitten Says:

    Lots of attractions cafes shops and walks around a small but sandy beach.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • try and get here early
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Puerto de Mogan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Picturesque 12/12/2017
    • Market Friday 12/12/2017
    • Playa de Mogan
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Anfi Playa
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    jlitten Says:

    This is a 5 star plus complex but it is timeshare.the area is stunning and well worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • smart casual
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Patalavaca
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Beach 19/10/2017
    • Charming resort & beach. 18/10/2017
    • Anfi Playa
    Address:
    Avenida de los Canarios
    Patalavaca, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Other:
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    Lineas Salmon Water Taxi
    Ferries, Taxis & Shuttles
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    jlitten Says:

    A great way to travel to Puerto Mogan or to Puerto Rico by sea.Lovely sea views

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Can be a bit blowy
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 Transportation in Mogan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dolphin search... 03/12/2017
    • Ferry to Morgan from Puerto Rica 12/11/2017
    • Lineas Salmon Water Taxi
    Address:
    Puerto Rico
    Mogan, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 649 91 93 83
    Other:
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    Canarias Helicopters
    , Air Tours, Helicopter Tours, Private Tours
    jlitten Says:

    What can I say to explain this!! A trip around the island from the air.Over volcanic craters peaks and valleys truly stunning.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Wear comfy clothes
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 18 Outdoor Activities in San Bartolome de Tirajana
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Flight! 27/06/2017
    • Amazing!! 24/06/2017
    • Canarias Helicopters
    Address:
    Aerodromo El Berriel
    Aeroclub de Gran Canaria
    35107 San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 15 79 65
    Price range:
    US$111 - US$111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Santa Barbara Apartments
    Hotels
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    jlitten Says:

    A well laid out complex with many individual plunge pools.Units are set with their own little piece of land.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #114 of 135 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
    • Lovely location to live or stay 10/08/2017
    • Great 22/06/2016
    • Santa Barbara Apartments
    Address:
    Calle Barcelona 1
    35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
    Spain
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