Maspalomas - Spain

Maspalomas is the oldest touristic town in the south coast of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Maspalomas is part of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Its name may derive from that of Rodrigo Mas de Palomar, a settler and soldier from Mallorca, or from Francisco Palomar, a Genoese friend of Alonso Fernandez de Lugo who purchased 87 Guanche slaves from Guimar and settled in the area.The place is famous for tourism, its hotels, beaches, dunes, apartments and other facilities including restaurants, bars, taverns, shopping centres, souvenirs and businesses.There is a 68 m tall li

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jaboom :

Anyone been to Maspalomas in Gran Canaria? Tips or advice would be welcome. regards, ja

greenandred :
"why do u have snot as your avatar?"
rabby :
"the guy above me knows absolutly nothing about nothing, wot a he is! c'mon the gers! sorry mate never been just wanting to tell you what i thought about bum boy above me! lol"
nicole b :
"was there a couple of months ago, had a great time..not far from other areas only 3.50 in a taxi to playa Del Inglis,we were close to the faro 2 shopping centre give it a try we had some lovely meals there,and the people are lovely is more laid back than some of the other places on the island and as always the weather is great....hope you have a good time .sure you will...."
The Tank :
"Dunas Maspalomas is a large area of ancient sand dunes just south of Playa del Igles in Grand Canaria. There are some great beaches and bars nearby. Sunset over the dunes is something not to be missed. "Golden" hardly describes it. If you're up early enough, the dawn is pretty good too. Chase it down on Google Maps and have a look at the satellite view. In the summer the dunes get very hot under your feet so sandals are advised. On the other hand (foot), if you wear sandals you'll get uncomfortable grit under your feet. Take your choice. The dunes are very popular with nude sunbathers. If you're planning on going there for a bit of eye-candy then be aware that the resort hosts the biggest homosexual community in the Canary Islands. That may or may not be to your taste, but be careful where you step! Enjoy..."
foreignbeauty :
"Lived there many years, ask whatever you want."
Joan el guiri :
"I see Yous a Rangers Supporter. After your lot peed on the Macias monument and left tons of litter in Placa Catalunya, in Barcelona, they are planning, in future, to send all British fans up Montjuch or off to an industrial estate. Thanks a million for spoiling it for all the real football fans who come to BCN! Weegie animals!"
jaboom :

Anyone be to Maspalomas in Gran Canaria? Tips or advice would be welcome. regards, ja

blakki4444 :
"Excellent place for a holiday all those sand dunes make a pleasant change from flat boring beaches. Watch out for the nudies, some of the blokes seem to be 'pointing' at things in the distance but we tried not to look. if you hire a car go to Puerto Rico and go to the Gay bars for the Cabaret and go to Anfi Beech it is a fabulous beach on the way to Puerto Rico, the beech has sand imported from the Bahamas and a lovely lagoon definitely worth a day there."
Encantar :
"Mas palomas in Spanish means "more pigeons""
jaboom :

Anyone been to Maspalomas in Gran Canaria? Tips or advice would be welcome. regards, ja

shawn :
"Hi, Maspalomas in a popular holiday resort in the southern tip of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas boasts an exhilarating water park and nearby are numerous other man-made attractions like amusement parks, nature parks, a golf course, an aquarium and theme parks. Apart from these, it is a destination to enojoy nightlife. The resort offers a plethora of entertaining bars with karaoke, jazz, salsa, and live bands to spice things up, or theme pubs with happy hours, like Irish or Californian surf spots. Hotel accommodations can be found easily via online. It is good to book your hotel in advance as now the season for Gran canaria. I book my hotel accommodation through a site called, they are offering hotels all over the world and their service is excellent. I would recommend this site. Hope this bit of information is helpful. Have a nice holiday Bye"
Tia :
"Hi, I've never been to Maspalomas but Gran Canaria is lovely. I've added a link for you. Enjoy!"


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Date: 2008-02-05 16:33:09

Gran Canaria, un continente in miniatura che offre un alternarsi di paesaggi , dalle spettacolari dune di sabbia, alle lunghe spiagge dorate, alle verdi gole dei “barrancos”. Indimenticabili le dune di sabbia di Maspalomas: qui, lungo 7 chilometri di spiaggia, l’offerta turistica è completa per ogni gusto e ogni disponibilità economica.

Date: 2008-02-05 16:33:09

Playas en el sur de Gran Canaria: Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, San Agustin, Bahia Feliz, Puerto Rico, Playa Amadores, Cura, Tauro, Tiritana, Anfi del Mar, Pozo Izquierdo, Ganeguin, Montana de Arena +

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