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Those looking for a family friendly, fun-filled holiday need look no further than Maspalomas in Gran Canaria
. This large resort has plenty of space for fun-loving holidaymakers to do their thing - whether that's golf, watersports, beach-bathing or hitting the attractions.
Maspalomas isn't the place to come for loud and lively nightlife ' although you have nearby neighbour Playa del Ingles if you do fancy upping the pace a little. Here you'll find family-orientated restaurants, beachfront bars and welcoming cafes.
One of the resort's most exciting features is its 6km Blue Flag beach, which is backed by amazing sand dunes that look like they've come straight from the Sahara. The warm, shallow waters are perfect for little paddlers, while adventurous types will also find a good selection of watersports to get to grips with.
All in all, cheap holidays to Maspalomas are a fantastic choice for families looking for a destination offering lively days and laid-back nights.
Everyone loves a day out at a waterpark when on a sunshine holiday, and when you choose holidays in Maspalomas you'll have one right on your doorstep. Aqualand boasts over 30 slides and flumes ' so you might want to pencil two visits into your week to get around them all!
Holiday World Fun Park
All parents know that keeping the kids happy on holiday is a priority, but on holidays to Maspalomas there need never be a dull moment! The Holiday World Fun Park makes for a fantastic day out when they start to tire of the pool or the beach - with rides, bowling, play areas and lots more to keep little ones happy.
Playa del Ingles
Maspalomas is a fantastic choice for a quieter base, but if you fancy a big night out you're only a short taxi ride from the neon nightlife of Playa del Ingles. As well as big name clubs like Cream and Pacha, and more bars than you will know what to do with, Playa also has some fun days out on offer, including the Sioux City Wild West Park and Aboriginal World in Fatanga.
Away from Maspalomas beach you'll find a shadier side to Gran Canaria ' one that's all lush forests, green valleys and beautiful natural scenery. One of the best ways to explore the island's hills and valleys is by horseback. Organised treks are easy to find, and will provide a lasting memory of a Gran Canaria adventure.
Take a Submarine
Forget the boring old boats, jet skis or catamarans ' take a submarine ride below the surface of the ocean instead! Rides on the iconic Yellow Submarine are available from nearby Puerto Morgan, which will take you to the depths of the Atlantic for an up-close look at what lies beneath! Expect to spot shimmering shoals and even a spooky shipwreck through the portholes!
Climb the Giant Dunes
The giant sand dunes of Maspalomas are one of the resort's biggest natural wonders. If you're feeling energetic, a hike over them is a good way to work off those holiday ice-creams ' or just get snap happy from a distance for some amazing Arabian-esque images that could easily be from one of the world's most beautiful deserts!
If you've got children, or just want to have a relaxed time in one of the quieter Canary Island resorts, Maspalomas is an ideal choice for fun holidays that won't break the bank. Whether you want a summer holiday break with lots for the children to do, or some quieter, out of season sunshine that's gentler on young holidaymakers, one trip to Maspalomas is sure to put it at the top of your favourite destinations list.
Playa del Ingles
Neighbouring Playa del Ingles has a beach that runs into Maspalomas beach, but the two resorts are very different. Playa is all about the lively beach scene and loud nightlife, with music, people and exciting attractions at every turn. Flit between the two resorts for a best of both worlds break.
If you want an upmarket base from which you can really get away from the stresses of life, Meloneras is one of the most chic places on the island. Relax on the beautiful beach, browse the designer boutiques, or sample Spanish food in elegant eateries ' whatever you choose to do in Meloneras, you'll be spoilt with an upmarket Gran Canaria experience.
With fun-filled days and relaxed nights just waiting to be enjoyed, book cheap Maspalomas package holidays with Direct Holidays and you'll be warmly welcomed to one of Gran Canarias best family-friendly resorts.