Boasting a dramatic and dazzling location upon one of Gran Canaria’s finest coastal curves is Playa del Ingles, an enormous resort considered one of Europe’s biggest and best. Silken, white sand splinters off into small peninsulas that rest upon the shimmering surface of the sapphire sea. Towering hotels exude an air of luxury while world renowned night clubs offer revellers a late night escape and the sheer size and scope of the beach is reminiscent of the Sahara desert. Feast upon sublime Spanish seafood and cosmopolitan cocktails at some of the numerous refined restaurants and bustling bars of the resort.
With 8 kilometres of pristine white sand all to its self, you won’t find it difficult to find a shady or sun drenched spot upon the main Playa del Ingles Beach. An impressive portfolio of water sports will impress those seeking something wet and wild, and entertainment is never far with the picturesque and lively promenade that backs the beach. Here, cafes, shops and bars prove perfect places to relax or chatter.
Those seeking to satisfy cultural cravings will be delighted by the close proximity of Puerto de Mogan, an impossibly quaint fishing village whose colourful confection of houses creates an arresting image. Flower filled balconies gaze down upon the tranquil canal that has earned this picturesque pocket the name of ‘little venice.’ Spend a day wandering the winding streets in order to discover and authentic atmosphere considered one of the island’s most idyllic.
One of Spain’s most adored delicacies is undoubtedly tapas, so ensure you try some of the island’s most tempting and tantalising during your sojourn; Wapa Tapa specialises in small plates that expertly encompass the flair and flavour of Spanish cuisine. After sipping a sweet sangria, sample the delights of melt-in-your-mouth chorizo, black Canarian potatoes, crisp croquettes and tender cod fillets. (Ay Estados Unidos 54 Yumbo Centrum, Gran Canaria, Spain)