Maspalomas is a busy resort that attracts people of ages, although the summer sees more young groups than others. Families and couples also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sand dunes in the resort. The resort is purpose-built and has been made very modern to cater for tourists needs. Maspalomas is very much a beach resort with over 6km of sand and sea for you to hide in. you are almost guaranteed to get a spot alone on the sand so that you can sunbathe and have some quality family time alone. Your transfer time is around 30-40 minutes and you can enjoy some amazing scenery along the way. There are many apartments in the resort that are around 2-4-stars and offer a self-catering board basis. There are also a few hotels that are around 4-5-stars and offer half board, full board and all-inclusive.
There are plenty of things for you to see and do in Maspalomas such as golf, having a camel ride, tennis, horse-riding and skating. One of the most popular activities to try when staying in Maspalomas is the Aquasur which is the biggest water park in Gran Canaria. Here you will find rides, slides, swimming pools, mini-golf and many refreshment areas. If you want a water park that is actually located in Maspalomas then Ocean Park is the place to go. If you enjoy water sports, then windsurfing is very popular due to winds.
Maspalomas offers a wide range of places for you to go and eat. There are many cuisines on offer such as Canarian, Italian, English, Chinese and American fast food. Many of the hotels in the resort are actually home to nightclubs and entertainment shows. All hotels in the resort put on entertainment during the evening for guests which is perfect if you have young children. There are 3 shopping centres in Maspalomas selling a lot of duty free products, souvenirs, clothing, jewellery and cosmetics. The public transport in Maspalomas is very good, with a regular bus service taking you to other resorts such as Playa del Ingles and Las Palmas. There are also many taxis in resort that are reasonably priced.
Maspalomas is located in the south, meaning it sees the best of the weather. It is very dry and hot in Maspalomas with very little rainfall. The summer temperatures are around 28°C in August and September, with January and February still reaching over 22°C. There is rarely any rain in the south as it is so warm and dry. The north will see most of the rain, however the winds from the north do sweep down to the south, however this is welcomed as it keeps the temperatures stable. The rain normally falls between December and February but you still tend to get around 7 hours of sunshine a day. In the summer you will get around 12 hours of sunshine a day so there is plenty of time to have fun in the sun.