First Published: September 14, 2022 | Last Updated: September 15, 2022 | Author: Jan Daniel

Playa del Ingl├ęs Beach

Playa del Ingl├ęs is one of the best beaches in Europe and one of the most beautiful and busiest in Gran Canaria. Nowadays it is a sunny haven for millions of tourists looking for warmth and fun.

The climate in Playa del Ingl├ęs is magnificent. During most of the year the temperature stays between 18┬║C and 22┬║C. Find out in this post all that Playa del Ingl├ęs has to offer.

Origin of the name Playa del Ingl├ęs

In the 1960s, hotels and residences began to be built around it, with the intention of being holiday homes for the English. Today, foreign tourists keep coming back again and again. Many buy properties to return whenever they want. Thus the mission of being the second home of the English, Irish and other Europeans was fulfilled.


It is located in the south of Gran Canaria, specifically in the municipality of San Bartolom├ę de Tirajana. It is an urban beach of golden sands and calm waters that stretches for 3 kilometres.

It is located between Maspalomas beach and San Agust├şn beach. It is also next to the famous Maspalomas Dunes, a nature reserve of great tourist value.


Playa del Ingl├ęs has been awarded the Blue Flag, which means that it offers excellent conditions for bathing and quality services such as:

  • Lifeguards
  • Showers
  • Changing rooms
  • Sunbeds
  • Car park
  • Bus stop

In addition to its beauty and excellent services, it is an ideal beach for holidays with children. It is wide and has safe areas for everyone to enjoy.

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Water activities

Youngsters and adrenaline junkies gather at Playa del Ingl├ęs to enjoy magnificent outdoor activities. Thanks to the bright sunshine that illuminates the beach for most of the year, you will be able to practice the water sports of your interest.

Here you can surf the waves, snorkel, run on the beach and practice Capoeira. Rent e-scooters, jet skis, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and bodyboarding boards. Parasailing, beach volleyball and beach football are also available.

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Nudist beach

Naturists will find a safe haven to enjoy the sun and the sea without covering an inch of their skin. The nudist area is secluded. In this area you can sunbathe in a more solitary and relaxed atmosphere. Due to the possibility of nudism, Playa del Ingl├ęs is a favourite beach for the LGTB population.

Seafront promenade

Nearby you will find a multitude of shops with everything you need to enjoy the beach. You can also visit the various Irish pubs, discos and bars that await visitors.

Enjoy delicious meals in the region’s restaurants. Visit the shopping centres and don’t forget to buy souvenirs to take home tangible memories of your visit to the island.

The hotel offer around Playa del Ingl├ęs is very complete. You will find all-inclusive hotels, flats and residences with excellent services.

Between Playa del Ingl├ęs and Maspalomas is the amusement park Holiday World Maspalomas. A great park to enjoy with family and friends. Nearby you will also find Sioux City and Aqualand Maspalomas, two sensational theme parks for all ages.

Enjoy Playa del Ingl├ęs during your holidays in Gran Canaria. Check out the dunes, the nudist area and the water activities on offer. Taste the delicious food of the region and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. We remind you to take your precautions if you wish to holiday in this part of the island as it is a very busy area. You should make your reservations in advance in order to find places on the desired date.

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