Playa del Ingles is a seaside resort on the island of Gran Canaria, which is part of the Canary Islands archipelago off Africa's Atlantic coast. The Canary Islands are an autonomous territory that belongs to Spain. Gran Canaria is the largest of the islands and includes the capital city of Las Palmas. Playa del Ingles is at the other end, on the south coast near Maspalomas and San Agustin. All there are linked by a single beach into one big tourist resort. The beaches are packed by day, with the crowd moving to the bars and clubs after sun down. Those just about sums up what people do on vacation here. But you can always get a car for hire in Playa del Ingles and head out for a scenic coastal drive to Las Palmas and explore the rest of the island along the way.
What you have in this beautiful place is a magnificent 5 mile long sandy beach, which is almost 2 miles wide in some places. The beach stretches across three towns, from Maspalomas to Playa del Ingles and then to San Agustin. You can get a car for rent in Playa del Ingles and explore the beach in both directions. Most visitors come here to have a good time during the summer, spending the day in the sun and sand, then retreating to the bars and clubs at sundown.
It would be an understatement to say the nightlife is hot. It sizzles and burns in the discos and nightclubs until the wee hours, with people from all over Europe scrambled into one big party. Your two main choices are the Kasbah or Yumbo Centers. Kasbah is likely the most popular place on the island, filled with hundreds of bars, disco pubs, and nightclubs, some of which are high-end clubs that invite world-class entertainers. There are also some options such as Hard Rock Café and the Irish Center that are good for nightlife outside Kasbah and Yumbo.
If you are looking for hotels with a perfect location on the beach, it would be hard to beat Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas or Hotel Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis. The former is in Playa del Ingles and the latter in Maspalomas. The Hotel Playa Del Ingles has a pretty good location just off the beach, and so does the Iberostar Costa Canaria in San Agustin.
The best option to explore the island is a coastal drive all the way to Las Palmas. Book your car rental in Playa del Ingles right now and plan for the 40 minute drive on GC-1, not counting stops along the way at various resorts and coastal towns. If you go south to west instead, you will find the best beaches on the island. Make sure you stop to explore the beaches at Mogan and Puerto Rico.
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