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Famed for its seaside sophistication and refined glamour, the classy coastal town of Maspalomas offers travellers a stylish sojourn upon its golden sands. Maspalomas’ primary allure is its wonderful wedge of beach, a soft expanse framed by the sparkling turquoise waters of the ocean; undulating sand dunes create a dramatic backdrop to the beautiful beach while also providing an entertaining area upon which to slide and scramble. Refined restaurants complete this picture of palatial perfection, adding an ulterior element of style to this beachside gem.
Undoubtedly, Maspaloma’s most legendary landmark is the Faro de Masplomas, a towering lighthouse that gazes solemnly out to sea. Its 68 metre stature is not the only allure, as the structure is attached to an impossibly quaint period-style inn and surrounded by lush gardens that provide a refreshing contrast to the coastal scenery.
Neighbouring the landmark is the Boulevard El Faro, a sophisticated stretch of designer boutiques, stylish shops and exquisite eateries. Wander the pretty promenade to truly absorb Maspaloma’s unique atmosphere and aesthetic affluence, debating upon which refined restaurant will pleasure your palate that evening.
As well as coastal class, Maspalomas boasts a range of fascinating flora and fauna that resides in its Natural Park; the rippling dunes of this dynamic desert will transport you to an Arabian land, There’s no better way to explore this sandy wonderland than on the back of a camel to add an extra layer of authenticity.
With its beautiful beach side setting and air of elegance, Time Restaurant is an impeccably chic place to enjoy seafood specialities. The ever-changing menu maximises the rich and robust flavours of local produce; signature specialities include hand-made ravioli filled with creamy cheese and smoky bacon accompanied by honey baked apples. (Avenida Oasis, 9 | c/c La Charca, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain)