Playa del Ingles Holidays
Playa del Ingles is a fantastic resort if you’re looking for convenience, accessibility and relaxation on your beach holiday. There’s a big golden beach, a lively hub of bars and pubs and loads of attractions within easy reach. The vibe in Playa del Ingles is very relaxed and the nightlife is diverse with cocktail bars, drag shows and hippy cool nightclubs. With so much more to offer, Playa del Ingles holidays are not your basic run of the mill breaks. We’ve got plenty of cheap deals on All Inclusive hotels in Playa del Ingles so why not start planning your break today?
The average summertime temperatures in Playa del Ingles are around 24°C but can get higher. These do drop to around 18°C to 20°C and a little lower during the winter and spring.
Fly to Gran Canaria International Airport which is around 31km from Playa del Ingles.
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All depending on what you want from your holidays in Playa del Ingles, there is something for every type of person. If you want to relax and chill out then the beach and bars dotted around the town are fab. If you fancy seeing a bit more of this island, then there are loads of excursions from cultural tourism, shopping trips and fun days out.
If you can’t stay still for a second and are itching to get active, there’s plenty to do in Playa del Ingles. Take to the seas for lessons in windsurfing, surfing or kayaking or to the hills for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding hacks. The Gran Canaria sporting calendar is jam packed, so you’ll be able to catch football matches from Maspalomas International tournament, ARC yachting rally that heads to St Lucia from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Transgrancanaria triathlons and world cup windsurfing competitions, to name a few.
The Canary Islands have a significant heritage that they’re keen to showcase. In Gran Canaria, archaeologists have been blessed with a whole host of wondrous digs which make for great stop offs on your Playa del Ingles holiday. Head to the town of Galdar in the north for the Cueva Pintada, which translates as the painted caves. Exploring the Canarian indigenous culture, this museum and excavation site is a living and breathing archaeological dig. Head inside the caves to see the remains of an ancient aboriginal village and a well curated museum with lots of history.
Beach: Playa del Ingles beach stretches out for 3km and flicks out towards the sea at the far corner. With loads of water sports but also lots of places to hide, it’s a great beach for spending your days.
Excursions: Take a coach trip to see some local attractions from the zoo, waterparks, archaeological caves, museums, beautiful villages and the mountains. There’s plenty to do in Gran Canaria.
Nightlife: Playa del Ingles is famous for its vivid and diverse nightlife with the main strip at Yumbo Centrum having all manner of bars, clubs, pubs and venues open until late.
Language: The language spoken in Gran Canaria is Spanish, but most of the resorts are multilingual.
Local time: All of the Canary Islands run on the same time as the UK, so you completely avoid any jet lag.
Fly to: Gran Canaria International Airport is near and it should only take about twenty minutes to arrive at Playa del Ingles.
Flight time from UK: 4 hours 30 minutes.
Temperature: The summer months between June and September are around 24°C and sometimes higher. The winter and spring temperatures drop a bit, but the island’s close proximity to Africa means that it’s still around the late teens and early twenties.
Best time to visit: If you’re hoping to get the best of the beaches and warm seas then book your holiday in the summer months. The hours of uninterrupted sunshine, top temperatures and dry weather are great. Because the island has a lot of attractions, the spring and winter months are really good for exploring as they aren’t too hot.
Buses: There’s a good bus service that runs around Gran Canaria and can be a cheap alternative to more expensive travel, especially if you’re only planning on making a couple of trips about.
Car Hire: If you’re hoping to see as much of the island as possible, then hiring a car can give you the luxury of freedom and can be organised even before you travel.
Coach Excursions: Because there’s so much to do in Gran Canaria, there are loads of coach trips about. Pop on one that tours around the mountainous villages to see the real Gran Canaria.
Taxis: As with many resorts, there are plenty of taxis you can catch for journeys around and airport transfers.
Foundational Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: If you’re on your holidays in June and want to check out some cultural events, head north for about 40 minutes to the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for their annual festival celebrating the founding of the city in 1478. Traditional Canarian events such as the bonfire of San Juan and a mass swim in Las Canteras beach, are met with other events throughout the twenty days of celebration including a series of dance, music and cultural performances put on in various venues in the city.
Maspalomas Carnival: Head over to the resort of Maspalomas for their world famous Carnival which sees thousands of visitors flock to the town for every year. Taking place in the run up to Easter, the finale of Carnival week is the procession of floats with music and street dancing that hits the beach at Maspalomas. This full day and night of fun ends with a firework display and a fun fair, and there are a whole variety of food stalls serving fast food and the Canarian classic ‘churros con chocolate’, which are amazing. Perfect if you’re planning on visiting Gran Canaria in the spring time.
Fiestas: Throughout the Canary Islands you’ll find that the towns and villages celebrate different parts of their Catholic religion and most notably, their name days. If you’re on holiday around the end of August, head over to San Lorenzo in the north for its festival which is famous for having one of the largest fireworks displays in the whole of the Canary Islands.