In this article we will let you know about all the things to do in Meloneras, one of the best places to stay in Gran Canaria, also one of the most expensive. It belongs to the tourist destination Maspalomas – Costa Canaria, within the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. It has a pleasant walk that runs along the entire coast from Maspalomas lighthouse to Meloneras beach. This is where the last five-star hotels, resorts and villas on the island opened. You will also find some of the best restaurants and boutiques on the island. Next, we tell you why Meloneras is a perfect destination for your next holidays! Let’s go!
Things to do in Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Spain
As we see it, it is one of the best places to visit in Gran Canaria if it is your first time on the island. Below we tell you everything you can visit and do in Meloneras.
✔ Meloneras beach
Meloneras beach has fine and grey sand, rocks and boulders. When the tide is high you have to be careful with the rocks that are submerged when bathing. It has a length of approximately 570 m is located a few steps from Maspalomas beach, the lighthouse, Las Mujeres and Pasito Blanco beaches.
The beach has the following services: rental of sun beds and umbrellas, foot baths, access ramps and nearby public and private parking. In addition, a few steps away is the Meloneras shopping center with toilets, mini markets and restaurants.
✔ Enjoy the sunset, one of the best things to do in Meloneras
This tourist area has more than 2 kilometers of promenade next to the sea for walking, running or riding a bike. There is also a wide range of leisure activities to entertain those who have booked their Meloneras holidays. If you’re reading us, you’re probably one of those privileged ones. From here you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Gran Canaria.
✔ Shopping at the boulevard Meloneras
If what you are looking for is shopping, on the same walk we find Boulevard Faro with several jewelers, perfumeries and boutiques such as Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, etc.
In the area there is also the C.C. Boulevard Oasis next to the Lopesan Baobab hotel and the Meloneras beach shopping center, although in the latter there is little shopping, rather than catering.
✔ Spa & Thalasso Corallium, one of the best things to do in Meloneras
Within the hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Spa and the Lopesan Villa del Conde resort are the Spa and the Thalasso Corallium, respectively. Here you can enjoy massages and treatments with sea views like the one we show you below. They also have circuits that make you go through different stations and / or rituals that will make you feel great.
✔ Beach clubs and nightlife, things to do in Meloneras at night
With regard to nightlife and daytime leisure, near the lighthouse you can enjoy the famous beach Club Blue Marlin Ibiza and the afternoon in Palo Cortado. At night, you have the Chester Meloneras disco, as well as the outdoor shows at Café del Mar.
On the other side of the walk, next to Meloneras beach, you also have the option of going out to the terraces of the Meloneras shopping center. Recently, several discotheques like Mamajuana or Bahama Beach House have opened here. In addition, La Ruta brewery (also in this shopping center) celebrates an event called “Cañas al Sol” or beers in the sun in English several Sundays a month. From here the sunset is also very beautiful.
✔ Gran Casino Meloneras
Another leisure alternative that this area of the southern island of Gran Canaria offers is to enjoy different gaming rooms and machines at the Casino Costa Meloneras.
✔ Meloneras Golf
If you are a golf enthusiast, here you have one of the most spectacular golf courses in Gran Canaria island where you can play golf with sea views.
Meloneras hotels, Gran Canaria
As we said at the beginning, it is one of the most renovated and expensive areas in the south of Gran Canaria. Here you can stay in the only luxury hotel in Gran Canaria, the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia 5*. There are also very good hotels and resorts to spend your dream Meloneras holidays. Some of the best hotels in Meloneras (Gran Canaria) are: Seaside Palm Beach, Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Spa & Casino, Lopesan Baobab Resort and the Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort. You can see the hotels, including all inclusive hotels in Meloneras (Gran Canaria) below.
If you are looking for package holidays to Meloneras in Gran Canaria because you are traveling with kids, have a look at our post about family resorts in Gran Canaria. Sometimes you can find better deals with flight and hotel with Jet2 in Meloneras or even with TUI at the hotel RIU Palace Meloneras or RIU Gran Canaria. You just have to compare the prices.
Restaurants in Meloneras
There are many places to eat in Meloneras. However, most of the restaurants are quite touristy and expensive compared to other areas of Gran Canaria. If you don’t want to go to a place for “tourists”, take a look at our article about restaurants in Meloneras.
How to get to Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Spain
To get to Meloneras from the airport of Gran Canaria there are buses every 30 minutes and the lines are 66 and 90. If you come from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the direct bus is number 30 and it runs every 20 minutes (weekends and holidays 30 minutes). You have more info here. On the other hand, the fastest and most comfortable option that many travelers choose is that of a private transfer. You can check the prices and other clients reviews here.
We hope that this article about all the things to do in Meloneras has been helpful to you. If you have any questions, leave us a comment below, it will surely help other readers.
Things to do in Meloneras & Gran Canaria
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