Playa del Inglés means beach of the English and it is the largest tourist resort on Gran Canaria. Playa del Inglés has some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants, which caters to all ages and tastes.
Playa del Inglés attracts all segments of tourists starting from families to back packers and party people. There is plenty of accommodation, plenty of restaurants and there is one to suit every budget. The summer holiday period brings in a lot of youth to this place, who crowd the beach as well as the bars and pubs.
The climate in Playa del Inglés is pleasant and offers sunshine through out the year. The temperature in Playa del Inglés is never too high and the average temperature in summer varies from 26 �C to 28 �C and at times even reaches 30 °C. The winter months have lower average temperatures ranging from 22 �C to 24 �C.
The nearest airport is the Las Palmas airport in Gran Canaria. You can travel by taxi from the airport to Playa del Inglés, which will cost you around �30. You can even use the public transport bus, route number 66. You can also travel from Puerto Rico to Playa, which is 15 minutes by cab and will cost you �17.
Playa del Inglés is popular for its nightlife and entertainment, which go on till the early hours of the morning. In the summers, you will be surprised with the number of people the clubs attract. One of the popular clubs includes the Bachira and The Heaven. Both the clubs play dance numbers and all new international hits.
Most hotels in Playa del Inglés offer local beer at £2.20 per pint but if you buy it from outside then it will cost you around 25cents.
Boy vs. Girl
It is quite a safe place for single women but the maximum danger comes from pick pocketing or thefts from tourists.
What to eat
At Playa del Inglés, you can enjoy a wide variety of regional as well as international cuisine. Some of the popular restaurants include La Toja restaurant, which offers Canarian and International dishes. There is spices Indian restaurant and restaurant Bacchara that offers Dutch/Belgian food. Crazy Harry’s Bar and restaurant offers the best food at best prices.
The beach at Playa del Ingles surrounded by a clean and beautiful promenade, and is the prime place to be in for a lunchtime snack or an evening cocktail. You can reach the beach by climbing up the steps till you reach the mile wide expanse of the Oasis of Maspalomas. Playa del Ingles beach is situated between two smaller resorts of Maspalomas and San Agustin. All of them share the same beach, which is 8km long and around 3km wide. The beach has different sections of sunbathers like the family section, nudist section, a mixed adult section, and a gay section.