"Gran Canaria - Playa del Ingles and other places." Top 5 Page for this destination Isla de Gran Canaria by Regina1965
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Gran Canaria is one of the islands in The Canary islands archipelago which is located in the Atlantic ocean close the north-west Africa and enjoys a mild climate 20-26 all year round. I stayed in Playa del Ingles, but VT has no special page for Playa del Ingles so my tips here are mainly of Playa del Ingles. Playa del Ingles is a big tourist resort with a 3,7 kilometres long beach which is connected to the Dunas of Maspalomas. It is wonderful visiting Gran Canaria during the winter months, especially in October-November when it is getting cold and dark in my country. Last time I visited (November 2009) it was 30 degrees C most of the time.
One can reach The Dunas straight from Playa del Ingles, and walk through The Dunas to reach the beach of Playa del Ingles. The Dunas look like you are walking in Sahara. In The Canary islands archipelago every second day 3.000 tons of sand is brought in by ship from El Aaiún in Sahara to replace the sand which the ocean carries away every day from the beaches. It is then believed that the sand reaches Morocco again at a place called Tarfaya.
I have created other pages for Las Palmas and Maspalomas and Puerto de Mogán and Puerto de las Nieves
Here under this page I also add tips on other beaches, Puerto Rico and Playa de Las Amadores as VT has no special pages for these beaches. Under "Off the beaten track" I add tips on the mountains and valleys of Gran Canaria and a trip around the island of Gran Canaria.
- Pros:The climate making it an excellent winter location for people living in N-Europe f.ex.
- Cons:It can be very windy on the beach.
- In a nutshell:Playa del Ingles is very "touristy" which has its pros and cons.
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