Love it or hate it, Playa del Ingles (Beach of the English) is Gran Canaria's largest holiday resort and the second largest resort of its kind in Europe.
If you are after a 'fun in the sun' and party at night type of holiday then this is the resort for you. Find your perfect spot on the long stretch of golden sand that sits between the smaller resorts of Maspalomas to the west and San Agustin to the east.
You are never too far from the bustling commercial centres and their restaurants, bars, supermarkets, ATMs and arcades. In fact, with everything in easy reach, many people choose to spend their entire stay in Gran Canaria soaking up the sun in Playa del Ingles.
Playa del Ingles is on Gran Canaria's south coast, about a 45-minute drive (53kms/32mi) from the capital. If going by car, follow the GC-1 highway south-east from Las Palmas and look for signs when you pass San Augustin. To get to the closest town, Faro Maspalomas, by bus, catch bus 50 (from Las Palmas) or bus 66 (from airport). From Faro Maspalomas you can catch bus 69 to Playa del Ingles.