A quiet corner
Located just minutes away from Maspalomas, on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, holidays to Playa Meloneras offer some of the best facilities of the area. Tucked along the golden sands of the island’s coastline, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and make the most of the warm sunshine found here for most of the year. There are also upmarket shops, bars and restaurants, making it the perfect place for couples to enjoy a romantic break away.
Your every need will be taken care of on in the newly built resort, which offers shopping malls, bars, restaurants and fantastic hotels with a range of amenities. The town’s lighthouse is ideal for history and culture lovers and overlooks the golden sands of the beach and sparkling waters of the sea, as well as the lively restaurants. The sand dunes of Maspalomas are just a short walk away and ideal for explorers wanting to try 4x4 trips and camel rides through this unique habitat.
Flight time from the UK to Gran Canaria is approximately 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Las Palmas airport to Playa Meloneras is approximately 30 minutes.
Summers are long, hot and dry in Gran Canaria, keeping at a steady mid-20s and climbing beyond 30°C in July and August. The Canaries are a good destination for winter sun, too – even winter and the shoulder seasons stay warm and sunny, with averages hovering around 18°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.