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The beaches of southern Gran Canaria

04 Oct 2017

Gran Canaria’s extraordinary climate is totally noteworthy. Its whole-year-round warm temperatures invite tourists to visit the island and staying in our hotels. Having said that, this is not the only reason why travellers choose Gran Canaria as a destination to spend their holidays.

Gran Canaria’s beaches captivate, seduce and make everyone falling in love with them. Indeed, the beaches of Gran Canaria always offer exactly what you are looking for: Some of them are heavens full of peace and tranquillity, others have calm waters to enjoy perfect family days and some others are a hive of aquatic activities and fun. Our beaches are one of Gran Canaria’s charms and are part of this continent in miniature that destiny has put at your feet.

The island has many beaches worth visiting. This post will tell you about five of the most important beaches in the south of Gran Canaria so you can visit them when you come to stay at one of our superb hotels. These are the five beaches in the south of Gran Canaria that you must definitely visit:

Maspalomas Beach

You can’t miss going to Maspalomas. Have you ever seen sandy dunes and beautiful calm seawaters on the cover of travel magazines? Well, those dunes that you probably thought were far away are closer to you than what you think. They are in Gran Canaria and are a unique dune system in the world. In Playa de Maspalomas there is a mixture between desert and oasis. Here, is where the Atlantic Ocean and land come together to offer unique sensations to you.

Maspalomas has a very interesting Lighthouse. It is a place where many travellers go for a walk to see lifetime memorable as well as stunning sunsets; there are also many shops where you can purchase some souvenirs, stores from prestigious brands and an avenue in which, surely, time will fly. You’ll enjoy authentic sand artworks right in front of the lighthouse and also very artistic human statues. If you can ever guess how they manage to stand up, please, let us know! If you stay at Dunas Suites & Villas Resort or Dunas Maspalomas Resort, Maspalomas and its lighthouse will be walking distance from you.

Playa del Inglés

If you like going for walks Playa del Inglés will be the perfect plan, whether you go with your partner or by yourself while your other half sunbathes. Touring from Maspalomas to one of main tourist attractions on the island, Playa del Inglés, it is possible. Take into account that, depending on the area of Maspalomas you access from it will be a long walk.

Nevertheless, you can rest assured the landscape will be worth admiring. This is one of the most touristy beaches of the south of Gran Canaria. It is one of the biggest, darkest sand as well as one of the most youthful beaches. At Playa del Inglés you can practice plenty of aquatic activities. Renting a banana, a kayak or a watercraft are just a few of them.

Playa de Las Burras

Playa de las Burras has fine volcanic sand and a usually moderate swell. Probably, it will be one of your favourite beaches to spend your holidays in Gran Canaria. It is located in San Agustín, an area that, despite being urban, is the quietest place where to enjoy some days off. In San Agustín there are hotels like Dunas Don Gregory, a unique place where you’ll forget about stress waking up with the sand at your fingertips. The view is such a dream come true that will invite you to wake up with energy every day and where you will definitely feel perfectly welcomed.

Las Burras is a travellers’ as well as people from Gran Canaria’ favourite beaches. There are many nice restaurants with great views to enjoy while you have a drink. However, if you are staying at Dunas Don Gregory you’ll definitely have the best views. Likewise, if you like going for walks, you can go to Playa del Ingles along its beautiful seafront promenade. A truly romantic evening walk if you do it with your partner.

San Agustin’ Beach

An endless horizon, the bursting of the small waves and the sea at your feet, what more could you ask for? Is there a better feeling than feeling totally free? Yes, this is exactly what you will feel on beaches like Playa de San Agustín, one of the favourite among Canarian families.

It is one of the less crowded beaches and has little swell. Just enough for children, who come with their families, enjoy jumping waves. San Agustín is a fabulous 670 meters long by 70 meters wide golden beach.

Playa de Meloneras

And last but not least, Playa de Meloneras is a beach of singular beauty. It is smaller than Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, and despite its smaller size its natural charm is quite unique. Absolute tranquillity, good atmosphere and better climate converge to offer you a perfect day on the beach in the south in Gran Canaria, just what you were looking for, isn’t it?

There are plenty of shops around Playa de Meloneras, magical corners where to have a cocktail and places to go out to dance and have fun.

So, if you are looking for a destination where to spend some delightful holidays surrounded by peace, this island is the place to come to. Its people, its tradition, its customs and, of course, the beaches of Gran Canaria will allow you to enjoy some days of wonderful disconnection.

Come to enjoy Gran Canaria. In this paradise island and in our hotels we are already waiting to give you, your partner, your family and all your friends the warmest welcome. Your dream holidays are just here at Dunas Hotels & Resorts!

Come along!