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Playa de Maspalomas, Maspalomas

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A popular site for sunbathing and water sports, the 7 km (4.5 mi) Playa de Maspalomas borders the impressive Maspalomas sand dunes and stretches to the Playa de Inglés. With its sandy white shores, the beach is also a well-known nudist destination. Take a walk along the dunes and appreciate views of the island coastline or stop for a coffee at one of the many beachfront cafes. For a small fee, you can take a camel ride on the dunes. Use our Maspalomas travel itinerary maker to add Playa de Maspalomas and other attractions to your Maspalomas vacation plans.
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  • Miles of clean sandy beach. No rowdy groups. Beautiful clear sea and big waves to enjoy. Nice little cafes and clean facilities.  more »
  • Maspalamas is very pretty in parts , all very well done , plenty of shop's , bars , restaurants , café's , the outdoor cinema is based there plus plenty of other activities . But it is purpose built f...  more »
  • the beach and dunes are well worth a visit they seem to go on for ever a walk a long the water line is recommended, if your going to walk the dunes take plenty of water with you can be hard work walki...  more »

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Where to stay in Maspalomas

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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