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Maspalomas

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Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island. Renowned for its beautiful white-sand beaches and bright island personality, Maspalomas also maintains a sophisticated, cosmopolitan appeal. The town center is home to a variety of designer shops and chic restaurants. Nature-lovers will admire the area’s impressive sand dunes and palm tree groves. Maspalomas is in Gran Canaria. Add Maspalomas and other destinations in Spain to your travel itinerary using our Spain sightseeing planner .
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As a well-known tourist vacation spot, most visitors take advantage of the numerous all-inclusive resorts and hotels that dot the coastline, ranging in price and quality. Choosing a hotel with close proximity to the Maspalomas dunes means on-foot access to the large oceanfront nature reserve perfect for afternoon hikes. Alternatively, staying closer to the famous Playa de Ingles allows visitors to enjoy the lively beach during the day and vibrant nightlife in the evening.
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