Destinations / Canaries / Gran Canaria / Maspalomas
Undulating sand dunes and a pristine stretch of beach (a staggering 6 km of golden sands) are what made Maspalomas Spain famous in the first place - that, and the fact that some adventurous German tourists started a naturist colony there many years ago! Nudist bathing is fairly popular in the area but is by no means exclusive as there are many family sites with suitability for children where the waters are clear and shallow and safe for toddler bathing.
At its southern end, Faro, (meaning lighthouse) marks the most southerly point in Europe and this arcs in a glittering crescent right the way along through Playa del Ingles to San Agustin at the far end.
The main beachside resort close to the dunes is the Faro area and there are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops. The attractive seafront promenade sees evening strollers enjoying the atmosphere, deciding where to have a drink or choosing a restaurant for later and this is what Gran Canaria holidays are all about.
This area sees the beginning of the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve with three distinct eco-systems, so it is an exceptional natural space. It is, therefore, amazing to witness the two disparate experiences of tourism and raw nature communing in harmony.
Maspalomas Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Las Palmas Airport (LPA)
Distance: 32km from Las Palmas Airport to Maspalomas
You can get a shared shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Maspalomas. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Maspalomas. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.