Playa del Ingles Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View Out of peak season the year round warm temperatures attracts families and older couples.

Situated on the south of the island, Playa del Ingles is a lively resort popular during the summer season with young groups and couples who like to party until the small hours in one of the many bars and clubs.

Out of peak season the year round warm temperatures attracts families and older couples. This busy resort offers a vast range of fast food chains, cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. There is a wide range of accommodation on offer here from large hotels offering all inclusive packages to self catering apartments for the budget conscious.

The sandy beach offers good facilities with numerous water sports to try, sun loungers and umbrellas for hire and a pedestrianised promenade packed with bars and restaurants for refreshments and shops for all the beach essentials, there are also a couple of shopping centres within the town.

For a break away from the hustle and bustle, the neighbouring resort of Maspalomas is just 2km away and offers a good selection of bars and restaurants with a calmer atmosphere, a lovely beach and of course, the famous sand dunes.

For fun days out there are water parks and theme parks in the surrounding area.

The resort is situated approx 32 km from the airport.


Insider's View

 by Liz Correal

Gran Canaria Insider Write a short article about Playa del Ingles? Impossible! The place is huge!

...it can be windy at times... Hold on to your bikini bottoms or they'll end up floating over to Tenerife on the tide!

Write a short article about Playa del Ingles? Impossible! The place is huge!

There's lots of broad, flat streets lined with hotel and apartment blocks which you could walk around for hours and hours and still not find the one leading to the beach. Playa del Ingles may mean Beach of the English, but most of the signs are in Spanish or German and so Playa or Zum Strand are the words to look out for.

The beach itself is a huge spread of flat sand continuing straight through to the neighbouring resort of Maspalomas. Yes, it can be windy at times and when it is the waves look quite daunting, but it all adds to the fun of bathing. Hold on to your bikini bottoms or they'll end up floating over to Tenerife on the tide.

There are plenty of water sports here like mad doughnut rides, jet skis and wind-surfing as well as little kiosk-type bars dotted along the whole length of the sands where you can sip a cooling beer. Watch out for the nudist section about half way down. Then again, I won't mention where it is, you'll know when you've found it!

Architects in Gran Canaria seem to have a peculiar penchant for designing shopping centres and then building them all over the place. You'd need an extra week just to have a look around them all in Playa del Ingles, they're everywhere

If the centres give you claustrophobia head down to Avenida de Tirajana and have a proper stroll. It's got a lot to offer in choice of bars and pubs with plenty of atmosphere, and restaurants galore. The liveliest bit starts at the corner where the Oul Triangle and the Neu Trollstua are. Yes, it's a Norwegian restaurant, but the food's good, so is the Irish coffee and the owner does a neat waltz which says a lot for how strong the Irish Coffee is!

Further on, La Toja serve a very, good Tuna salad. It's pretty pricey, but the fish has never been anywhere near a can. The Meson de Cordero or House of Lamb is a meat-eaters treat, I'll leave you to guess what they specialize in.

None of the above what you're looking for? Keep walking and you'll come across more steak houses than there are cows in Texas, Chinese and for a novel touch an enormous and very popular Japenese. If that doesn't satisfy you, keep walking, you're not hungry enough.

Getting tired? Stop halfway, sit down and have a restful cocktail on the terrace of Gemini's. They really know how to make them. Re-energised and ready for more? Walk on, (yes, you'll probably be singing it by the end of the night) and there's more bars, disco pubs, discotheques and music clubs than you'll have time to fit in in a week never mind a night.

As for me, if I'm in Playa del Ingles, you won't find me anywhere else but in Dunes and Tunes on the beach front. Oh no...don't tell me its chucking out time already. Where did the night go?
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Playa del Ingles Hotels


 
Adonis Bungalows
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Africana Hotel
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Agaete Parque Apartments
This lively hotel is in the centre of restaurants, bars and shopping. The well established Agaete Parque offers a great...

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Alegranza II Apartments
The Algeranza II Apartments offer a good base for the local area, ideal for those on a self catering holiday....

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Anamar Suites Hotel
The Anamar Suites are ideally located for Playa del Ingles. The accommodation features a good range of facilities for the...

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Arco Iris Apartments
Relaxing complex with 6 pools and a lovely location next to Maspalomas beach, facing the dunes...

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Atindana Bungalows
Popular with families these spacious bungalows are in a central location for the main shopping and entertainment centres...

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Atis Tirma Apartments
Good value one bedroom self catering apartments in the centre of the shopping and entertainment area and close to the...

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Atlantic Beach Club
Beachfront complex with stunning views of the sand dunes in a fantastic location. Ideal for families with young children...

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Augustino Bungalows
8 one bedroom bungalows in a peaceful location, set in a pretty garden with a swimming pool...

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Australia Apartments
One bedroom apartments ideal for relaxing in the garden around the swimming pool and close to the Yumbo centre for...

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Axelbeach Maspalomas Apartments
Self catering apartments in a quieter part of the resort, ideal for couples or families to relax by the pool...

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Barcelo Margaritas Hotel
A modern hotel with a good range of facilities and an extensive all inclusive programme with activities and entertainment for...

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Betancuria Bungalows
Attractive family friendly complex of 2 bedroom villas in easy reach of the beach and resort centre...

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Beverly Park Hotel
Popular hotel with 3 swimming pools and family friendly leisure facilities and entertainment, just 100m from the beach...

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Bohemia Suites & Spa Hotel
Luxury design led boutique hotel suitable for adults only, offering a personalised service and a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere...

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Bronze Playa Aparthotel
Close to the Kasbah centre and offering a value for money all inclusive option this hotel is popular with all...

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Buenos Aires Apartments
Modern apartment complex in a lively location, right next door to the Yumbo Centre and in the same building as...

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Carasol Hotel
Small and relaxing complex of well furnished self-catering apartments close to the beach and the Cita centre....

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Carina Apartamentos
Small self catering apartment complex in a convenient location for the beach and lively shopping and entertainment centres...

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Casas Carmen Hotel
Set in pretty sub-tropical gardens, this bougainvillea covered property faces the beach and offers a convenient location for shopping and...

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Caserio Azul Apartments
Value for money, one bedroom self catering apartments close to the beach and in easy reach of the resort entertainments...

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Caserio Hotel
Cheerful modern guest rooms, ideal for families and couples, with a range of leisure facilities and on-site entertainment....

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Club Calimera Esplendido Hotel
A family friendly resort within easy reach of the beach and resort centre. Ideal for families and couples....

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Club Excelsior II
An apartment complex ideal for families, couples and those looking to be near the centre of the resort....

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Club Primavera
A family friendly apartment complex set in a quiet location. Ideal for families, couples and those looking for a relaxing...

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Cordial Biarritz Bungalows
Elegant bungalows set in large, well maintained lush gardens with family friendly leisure facilities, close to resort amenities....

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Corona Blanca Apartments
Offering good levels of personal service, these apartments are in the immediate vicinity of the Kasbah and Plaza entertainment centres....

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Corona Roja Apartments
Close to the beach the hotel has facilities for all ages. This accommodation is particularly popular with the young and...

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Dolores Hotel
Peaceful self catering apartment complex for lazy days by the pool and easy access to the beach, shops and restaurants....

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Don Diego Apartments
Small and friendly self catering apartment complex in a quiet but central location...

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Don Gregorio Apartments
One bedroom self catering apartments with a relaxing pool area and a short walk to the beach and promenade....

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Dona Rosa Bungalows
Spacious 2 bedroom bungalows in peaceful gardens, next to the beach and opposite the Cita Centre....

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Doncel Apartments
Doncel Apartments offer comfortable self catering accommodation in the immediate vicinity of bars, restaurants and nightlife....

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Dorotea Apartments
Two bedroom self catering apartments in a quiet spot, just 200m from the lively entertainment and shopping areas....

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Dunasol Hotel
Tasteful and spacious apartments set in pretty sub-tropical gardens, just 250m from the beach...

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El Rondo Hotel
Family friendly hotel with on-site leisure facilities and evening entertainment, in easy reach of the Yumbo centre....

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Escorial Hotel
Family friendly hotel with a good range of leisure and entertainment facilities and a value for money all inclusive option....

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Eugenia Victoria Hotel
Set in attractive gardens, this family friendly hotel offers a wide range of modern leisure and entertainment facilities for all...

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Europalace Hotel
Front line beach hotel with family size guest rooms facing the sea, in a peaceful location....

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Faisan Apartments
Simple self catering apartment complex with a relaxing pool area, in easy reach of the beach and the main entertainment...

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Fayna Apartments
One and Two bedroom self catering apartments with a peaceful swimming pool area and easy access to the beach and...

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Gold by Marina Hotel
Clean and simple rooms and apartments offering a value for money, comfortable base in easy reach of the beach and...

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Gran Canaria Princess Hotel
Set in attractive and spacious grounds with extensive leisure facilities and nightly entertainment, this family friendly hotel caters to guests...

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Green Field Apartments
Centrally located hotel with tastefully decorated apartments, a lively Irish Pub and nightly entertainment....

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Green Garden Hotel
Value for money hotel in a convenient location for the beach and the resort shops and night life venues....

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Green Ocean Apartments
The complex is set in a quiet location, opposite the beach, ideal for relaxing family holidays with all the essentials...

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Green Park Apartments
These pleasant apartments provide a relaxing atmosphere and a convenient base from which to enjoy the night life and entertainment...

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Green Sea Aparthotel
The complex is in a quiet location and has a spacious swimming pool area and essential amenities on-site for a...

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Guatiza Apartments
Small apartment complex with swimming pools, just 100m from the dunes and the long sandy beach at Playa del Ingles....

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Guinea Apartments
One bedroom self catering apartments in a quiet spot, just around the corner from lively shopping and entertainment centres....

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HD Parque Cristobal Hotel
The Parque Cristobel Hotel is a great choice for families as it is close to both the beach and the...

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Holanda Bungalows
Spacious two bedroom self catering bungalows, offering a peaceful environment, moments from the Cita Centre....

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IFA Buenaventura Hotel
Modern hotel with attractive grounds, extensive daytime and evening entertainment, 6 bars, sports facilities and 2 pool complexes....

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IFA Catarina Hotel
Family friendly hotel with modern accommodation, attractive grounds and all-round leisure and entertainment facilities....

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IFA Continental Hotel
Set in sub-tropical gardens with landscaped pool areas, this family friendly hotel offers on-site leisure activities for all ages and,...

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IFA Dunamar Hotel
Enjoying an excellent location at Playa del Ingles beach, the hotel is family friendly with a wellness centre and elegant...

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Iguazo Apartments
Simple and basic apartments with 2 swimming pools, in a particularly convenient location for enjoying the facilities at the Yumbo...

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Jardin Del Atlantico Aparthotel
Welcoming one bedroom apartments overlooking the pools and gardens with value for money all inclusive option...

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Jardin Del Sol Bungalows
Spacious 2 bedroom duplex apartments, set in lovely gardens and around the swimming pools in the immediate vicinity of shops...

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Judoca Colors Apartments
Modern, adult only, small and friendly, one bedroom apartment complex within very easy reach of the beach....

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Koka Apartments
Situated in the heart of the shopping and entertainment region, the hotel provides relaxing gardens and swimming pools and self...

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Las Afortunadas Hotel
A small and friendly complex with a peaceful and sheltered sun terrace, ideal for lazing around the pool and just...

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Las Algas Hotel
Ideal for families, these two bedroom apartments overlook the swimming pool and garden with the advantage of the beach and...

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Las Arenas Apartments
Ideal for enjoying the vibrant and liveliest night life spots, these self catering apartments are right across the road from...

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Las Brisas Bungalows
2 bedroom self catering apartments set around a relaxing pool area, in the heart of the resorts shopping and entertainment...

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Las Faluas Hotel
A traditional family friendly hotel with one bedroom apartments and all the essential ingredients for a relaxing holiday, close to...

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Las Gacelas Apartments
Budget self catering accommodation with a swimming pool and close proximity to the Yumbo Centre...

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Las Gondolas Apartments
One and Two bedroom apartments in a quieter location, just a short 100m walk from the beach and Anexo shopping...

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Las Jacarandas Hotel
Centrally located small and friendly apartment complex with its own pool and lounge bar....

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Las Perlas Hotel
Spacious 2 bedroom apartments, ideal for a relaxing self catering family holiday with easy access to the beach and resort...

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Las Rosas Apartments
2 bedroom self catering apartments in a central location with easy access to the beach and all of the main...

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Las Tartanas Hotel
One and Two bedroom self catering bungalows set in pretty gardens, ideal for relaxing around the pool and in very...

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Las Tejas Apartments
Small complex with a lovely beach front position, offering simple accommodation and easy access to nightlife and shops....

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Las Walkirias Apartments
Modern one bedroom self catering apartments with relaxing pools and sun terraces, right next to the Jumbo Centre....

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Los Aguacates
Close to the dunes, these one bedroom self catering apartments offer a relaxing environment for your holiday...

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Los Cactus Aparthotel
Two bedroom self catering apartments, ideal for larger families or friends and ideally placed for the beach and resort entertainments....

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Los Caribes I Apartments
Small and friendly complex of 2 bedroom apartments in pretty gardens, overlooking the beach....

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Los Corales Apartments
Small and friendly apartment complex next to the beach and in a great location to enjoy the shopping and night...

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Los Ficus Apartments
Family friendly hotel set in pleasant gardens, with spacious apartments sleeping up to 5, with the beach and resort amenities...

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Los Girasoles Bungalows
Set in extensive, well maintained gardens the bungalows offer a relaxing environment for families or couples....

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Los Juncos I Apartments
Welcoming one bedroom apartments and a relaxing pool area, right in the heart of the shopping and entertainment area....

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Los Nardos Apartments
Adult only, small and friendly apartment complex with a chill-out pool area and in the heart of the night life...

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Los Orquideas Apartments
Small and friendly complex of 1 and 2 bedroom self catering apartments, in the heart of the resort...

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Los Porches Bungalows
2 bedroom bungalows set in peaceful lawned gardens, ideal for a relaxing holiday for families or friends....

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Los Tilos Apartments
Opposite the Yumbo Centrum, these one bedroom self catering apartments have on-site leisure facilities and a convenient location....

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Los Valles I Bungalows
Small and friendly complex of 3 bedroom self catering bungalows, offering a peaceful atmosphere and ideal for larger families....

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Lucana Hotel and Spa
Family friendly hotel with on-site leisure facilities and an all inclusive option...

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Macaro Villas
Peaceful villas in a quiet part of the resort, within easy reach of shops and restaurants....

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Marbella Golf Bungalows
Spacious self catering apartments, ideal for families, in a quieter part of the resort and convenient for the golf course....

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Marieta Apartments
The apartments are well equipped, comfortable and centrally located which makes then the ideal choice for families and couples....

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Maritim Playa Hotel
Modern one bedroom apartments in the immediate vicinity of the lively Kasbah Centre and the Plaza Centre....

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Marivista Apartments
Close to the beach, these simple one bedroom apartments are ideal for a relaxing break with shops and restaurants nearby....

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Miraflor Park Bungalows
Bungalow complex set in gardens with family friendly on-site leisure and entertainment....

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Montemar Hotel
Set in attractive gardens, these simple one bedroom apartments enjoy a central location for the beach and resort amenities...

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Montemayor Apartments
Family friendly apartments set in pleasant gardens with a relaxing pool and easy access to the beach...

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Monterrey Apartments
This complex offers a central location and value for money accommodation in one bedroom self catering apartments...

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Nayra Bungalows
Small and friendly bungalow complex set around a relaxing pool, right opposite the Yumbo centre...

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Neptuno Hotel
The Neptuno Hotel provides the perfect place for relaxing away from the busy bars and clubs of Playa del Ingles....

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Parque Cristina Bungalows
The Parque Cristina Bungalow complex is ideal for families and groups looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday with easy access...

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Parque Paraiso I Hotel
This spacious complex tends to be popular among German tourists and is centrally located close to the beach and local...

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Parque Romantico Bungalows
The central location and well equipped accommodation make the Parque Romantico Bungalows perfect for family holidays....

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Parque Sol Bungalows
Centrally located, there are many bars and restaurants to be found nearby as well as many local attractions....

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Parque Tropical Hotel
The Parque Tropical Hotel offers a relaxing environment with it's own subtropical gardens, artificial lakes and fountains....

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Parquemar Hotel
Good quality accommodation with good facilities, the ideal choice for a self catering holiday....

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Placida Mar Bungalows
The Placida Mar Bungalows is a small, quiet complex in a central location, the ideal choice for a relaxing holiday....

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Playa Bonita Hotel
One bedroom self catering apartments with an All Inclusive option, popular with families and couples of all ages....

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Playa Del Ingles Aparthotel
This popular complex is centrally located and offers a good range of facilities which makes it popular with families....

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Playa Del Sol Aparthotel
A perfectly placed complex ideal for those wanting to explore the local area and nightly entertainment....

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Principado Hotel
The Principado Hotel is a popular choice for families and couples who want to be close to both the beach...

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Rebecca Park Apartments
The Rebecca Park Apartments offer a warm friendly atmosphere and a good range of facilities to ensure a relaxing and...

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Rey Carlos Suites Hotel
These comfortable suites offers great value for money and are close to both resort amenities and the beach....

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Riu Don Miguel Hotel
The Riu Don Miguel Hotel is the ideal choice for a fun yet relaxing holiday that is close to both...

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Riu Flamingo Hotel
The Riu Flamingo Hotel is ideal for families, groups and couples as it is close to both the beach and...

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Riu Palmeras Hotel
The Riu Palmeras hotel is well situated for anyone looking for a quiet spot in a lively resort, ideal for...

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Riu Palmitos Bungalows Hotel
The Riu Palmitos Bungalows Hotel offers spacious accommodation in a good location, ideal for a relaxing family holiday....

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Riu Papayas Hotel
The Riu Papayas Hotel offers a relaxing environment with the lively resort centre within walking distance, ideal for families and...

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Roca Verde Apartments
The Roca Verde Apartments offer simple and basic accommodation with limited facilities but close to local amenities....

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Roque Nublo Apartments
The Roque Nublo is a lively complex which is very close to the many entertainment venues on offer in the...

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Sahara Playa Hotel
The Sahara Playa complex has a great location and friendly laid-back atmosphere which make it perfect for a family holiday....

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San Valentin and Terraflor Bungalows Studios
This attractive complex offers comfortable accommodation, a good range of facilities and a central location which makes it an ideal...

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Santa Ana Villas
This small complex offers a relaxing and peaceful environment in which to have an enjoyable holiday....

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Santa Barbara Hotel
A great choice if you are looking for a calm and relaxing environment with easy access to the lively resort....

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Santa Clara Bungalows
The property offers a relaxing atmosphere and is situated in the heart of the lively resort of Playa del Ingles....

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Santa Fe Bungalows
The spacious Santa Fe Bungalows complex offers budget accommodation with easy access to local amenities....

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Seaside Sandy Beach Hotel
This family friendly hotel is ideally located next to the beach and close to the many attractions and amenities available...

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Servatur Barbados Apartments
Good quality 2 bedroom apartments, well equipped for self-catering and in the immediate vicinity of shops and restaurants...

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Servatur Waikiki Hotel
This comfortable hotel is situated in the centre of the resort and is perfect for couples, groups and friends of...

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Servatur Walhalla Apartments
The apartments are within easy walking distance of the beach and nightlife, making it a popular choice for families and...

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Sol Barbacan ApartHotel
These modern and superior apartments offer a good range of activities and facilities to suit the whole family....

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Strelitzias Apartments
This basic hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the busy resort which makes it a popular choice with...

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Sunprime Resort Atlantic View Suites & Spa
This modern, adult only complex enjoys a peaceful location in a quiet area with no traffic and is very close...

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Sunsuites Amazonas Apartments
The Sunsuites Amazonas Apartments are ideal for those who want to be close to local amenities and the beach....

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Tagoror Apartments
This basic apartment complex enjoys a central location, close to the beach and the centre of this lively resort....

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Tamaran Apartments
The Tamaran Apartments are centrally located, making them a great base for exploring the surrounding area....

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Teror Hotel
The centrally located complex is close to the beach and local amenities making it ideal for families and couples....

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Tinache Hotel
The Tinache Hotel enjoys a central location, close to local amenities and the beach which is perfect for family holidays....

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Tivoli Aparthotel
The friendly atmosphere and close proximity to the beach and local amenities makes the Tivoli Hotel ideal for families....

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Todoque Bungalows
Todoque Bungalows offer basic but comfortable accommodation in a central location....

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Valparaiso Hotel
The hotel provides comfortable, well equipped accommodation to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable holiday....

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Veril Playa Hotel
The hotel is ideally located close to the beach and local amenities which makes it the perfect choice for families...

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Vital Suites Hotel & Spa
The exclusive Vital Suites Hotel & Spa provides excellent standards of accommodation and services in a convenient location....

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