Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Detached bungalow in a spacious and quiet park with lots of privacy and tropical vegetation, in the centre of Playa del Ingles. There are 3 big swimming pools, one is always heated, each with a separated child-pool.
The separated 6-person bungalow is 100 or 120 square meter, with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 or 2 bathrooms, and a garden of 150 square meter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa del Ingles 700 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Las Palmas 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||TV, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 1, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
6 person bungalow (approx. 100 or 120 square meter):
- WI-FI internet for free
- Living room with a sitting and a dining area
- Satellite TV
- Built-in electronic safe
- Two (each with 3 beds) or three (each with 2 beds) roomy bedrooms
- and three built-in cupboards
- One or two bathrooms with toilet and shower
- Kitchen with full equipment, which can be closed off
- 4 ring electric hob
- Large fridge
- Coffee machine
- Washing machine
- highchair for children
|Further details outdoors||
- Front patio 5x4 m
- Rear patio 3,5x4 m
- adjustable sun beds
- garden around the bungalow of 150 quadrat metres
- 3 large swimming pools (for only 50 bungalows), one is always heated, all with a separate children’s pool and sunbathing areas
- Sun beds (free of charge)
- 1 pool tables ( not free of charge)
The park is closed at night for strangers, but our guests will get a key of the entrance of the park.
The Gran Canaria region
Gran Canaria has a warm and sunny subtropical climate. The temperature is fairly regular throughout the year thanks to the north-easterly trade wind (Calisio) and the Canary stream, a branch of the Gulf stream, ensures that the heat on the coast is tempered. It is often cooler in the hills inland and the tops of highest hills may even be snow capped for a few months of the year.
The south of Gran Canaria is in the rain shadow of the hills which means it is sunnier and drier than the north. In the winter the weather might turn rainy and stormy with lower temperatures for a few days. In the summer it can be extremely hot because of the Sirocco, the hot easterly wind from the Sahara which blows over Gran Canaria.
The average annual temperature is 25°C; the coldest month is January with an average monthly temperature of 23° C and August is the warmest month with an average of 28°C. The temperate weather influences mean that the temperature rarely rises above 32°C during the day or falls below 15°C at night. The air temperature in the south hardly ever falls below 20°C during the day in December.
Gran Canaria has an average annual rainfall of 300 to 500mm but it never rains for long periods. Most of the rain falls in November, December and January; the driest months are June, July and August. The Gulf stream means that the water temperature is almost always between 19 and 24°C.
The ‘Calima’, a warm Sahara wind engulfs the island in a cloak of dust, which is impenetrable by the sun, for about 3 to 6 days per year .
Opinions are divided as to how Gran Canaria came into existence. The most obvious explanation for the existence of the Canary Islands, which Gran Canaria is a part of, are the volcanic eruptions in the past. The islands are all more or less of volcanic origin but legend would have it that the islands are part of the lost world of Atlantis. However no proof has ever been found for this.
Some scholars think that the Canary Islands were once known as “Fortunatae Insulae” (the Lucky Islands). They were probably already known by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians.
According to the Roman scholar Pliny huge packs of wild dogs (Latin - canis) roamed the islands and that is why he called the islands the “Canaries”.
The Guanches, probably ancestors of the Vikings, inhabited the islands after having been stranded there during their travels. The Guanches were a tall, blond, blue-eyed race which was a rare sight in and around the Canary Islands.
During the time of the Guanches the island was divided into kingdoms. The kings regularly fought bloody wars which are vividly recorded in the history books. There are still many place names in Gran Canaria which date from the time of the Guanches and once of the main towns still bearing a Guanche name is Galdar. In addition, many of the present inhabitants give their children Guanche names so that you hear names like Jonay, Mencei and Janira alongside the typically Spanish names, Julio, Juan and Dolores.
The islands were awarded to Spain in 1344 by the Pope at that time. He had declared himself ruler of all yet undiscovered areas and thus given this position had the right to award the islands to Spain. The Spanish did not manage to overthrow the Guanches until 1483 and could only call the islands Spanish from that time.
The inhabitants of the islands have never ever really felt or considered themselves to be Spanish and they do everything they can to maintain their own identity. Las Palmas was an important stop-off point for Columbus during his trips to America. He changed his crews here and loaded his ships with provisions for the long journey ahead.
At the end of the 1960’s mass tourism began in western European countries and led to the rediscovery of the Canary Islands.
Playa Del Ingles
- This modern and popular resort lies for the most part on a plateau overlooking the sea with hilly roads leading to the beach.
- Towards the south west lies an extensive, wide desert-like area which is not easily accessible.
- Playa del Ingles lies between San Augustin to the east and Maspalomas and Campo Internacional to the west.
- Inland there are barren hillsides which turn into rough mountains. The highest mountain, De Pico Nieves, is 1950m high.
- Playa del Ingles is a spacious and lively resort with no original centre or old buildings.
- Although it is a big and bustling town there are -uieter areas.
- The excess of attractive bars, delicious restaurants and many shops make Playa del Ingles the modern and popular resort that it is.
- The long golden beach with numerous water sport facilities attracts lovers of sun, sea and sand.
- The south westerly part is flat and is made up of white bungalow parks and modern high rise hotels and apartments.
- It is -uieter and greener around the bungalow parks.
Playa del Ingles - the beach
- The beach is about 1800m long and 15 - 60m wide. In the dunes it is up to 1000m wide.
- It is a fine sandy beach with white lava sand.
- There is some plant life in the dunes.
- The sea bed slopes -uite steeply and -uite gradually.
- The breakers and currents can be strong.
- There are sun beds and parasols for hire.
- There is a first aid post and life guard.
- The almost constant wind can blow the sand around.
- There are plenty of cafés and restaurants near the beach.
- There is a large car park near the beach.
- The beach becomes a nudist beach about 1km in the direction of Maspalomas.
- There is no real centre.
- About 12 shopping and entertainment centres can be found both small and large.
- There are plenty of places to eat with a predominantly international tint.
- About 150 bars, lots of German beer gardens and English pubs, most with a terrace.
- About 10 discos.
- Several disco bars.
- Night clubs.
- Amusement arcades.
- In the 12 shopping centres there are about 800 shops from simple to luxurious.
- The tourist market is to be recommended (twice a week) and a daily market.
- You can combine shopping with going out in Yumbo, Kasbah or Cita.
- Boat and sailing trips (also glass bottom boats).
- Palmitos Park; a bird park about 10km away.
- Jeep, camel and donkey safaris.
- Water fun park in Campo Internacional
- Allez Palace; an evening excursion with an international show.
- Not to be missed - the mini-moke tour when you explore the beautiful countryside in cars that come straight from the Flintstones.
- Sioux - a western town.
- Golf in Maspalomas (4.5km).
- Riding on a banana.
- Water skiing.
- Diving (diving school).
- Pedalo and dingy hire.
- Bowling alley.
- Mini golf.
- Jet ski and water scooter hire.
- Roller blade hire.
- Speed boat hire.
- Surf board hire.
- Para sailing.
- Ringo riding.
- A go-kart track opposite the Aero club in San Augustin.
- Mini golf courses in Ro-ue Nublo, San Valentin Park, de Cita and Los Molinos (opposite the post office)
- Horse riding in Rancho Park and Rancho Grande in Juan Grande.
- S-uash courts in Sun club, Los Tunos, Par-ue Bali and Dunaflor.
- Several banks.
- Exchange offices.
- Cash point machines.
- Doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies.
- Small, private hospital in San Augustin (3km).
- Nearest hospital is in Las Palmas (50km)
- Post office.
- There are telephone offices in most shopping centres.
- Many public phones.
- Flights take about 4 hours and 15 minutes.
- Airport is 30 km away.
- Transfer journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Bus connection about 3 times an hour.
- Bus to San Augustin, Maspalomas and Las Palmas about 3 times an hour.
- Bus to Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan about 4 times an hour.
- Bus to the airport about twice an hour.
- Bus to Campo Internacional about twice a week
- When taking a taxi you should agree on a fare beforehand or ask the driver to put the meter on.
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning there is a market in the Spanish -uarter of San Fernando.
- Barbacan ( Bas-ue and international cuisine)
- Broodje Amsterdam ( Dutch meals) Gran Chaparral
- Casa Gallega ( fish specialities) San Fernando
- Casa Vieja ( Canary restaurant) San Fernando
- Chichi’s (international cuisine)
- Columbus (international cuisine) boulevard
- Compostela ( northern Spanish cuisine) San Fernando
- Gallega Amaiur (Bas-ue restaurant) opposite the golf course
- Het Hollands Eetcafe (Dutch cuisine) opposite the side entrance to Riu Don Miguel
- La Liguria (pizzeria) Avda. De Tirajana
- El Timple ( Canary restaurant) San Fernando
- La Toja (French cuisine) Avda. de Tirajana
- Rias Bajas (fish specialities)
- Steakhouse Belgica in the Aguila Roja and the Cita shoping centres
- Bali (Chinese/ Indonesian) Tinache building
- Merlin (salmon specialities) Avda. De Tirajana
Bars & discos
- Belle Epo-ue (bar/dancing with live band) next to Buenos Aires
- Biervat (Dutch café with Dutch music) 1st floor of the Cita
- Drago (bar/dancing with live band) Tamarindos Sol
- Forum (piano bar) under apartments Buenos Aires
- Disco bar Havanna opposite the Kasbah
- Hawaiian Tasca (disco bar) A-uila Roja
- ‘t Heineken Café (Dutch café) Gran Chaparral
- Pacha Bar (disco bar) opposite the Kasbah
- Zigzag (disco bar) in the Plaza shopping centre
There are also various discothe-ues like La Bamba, Joy, Life and Chic (all near the Kasbah)
SALCAI buses run a regular scheduled service around the southern part of the island. You will find bus stops for Las Palmas (Directo), Maspalomas, Puerto Rico, San Agustin and Palmitos Park throughout Playa del Ingles, especially in the main shopping centres. The buses leave every half an hour. The bus stops can be identified by the green/white painted pavement edge and the no stopping sign with a P on it.
The mini train does a round trip through Playa del Ingles and you can get on and off at the El Veril shopping centre.
You can get a taxi from Playa del Ingles to Maspalomas, San Agustin, Puerto Rico and Las Palmas amongst other places.