Playa del Ingles is in the south of the beautiful Canary Island of Gran Canaria. Only about 7000 people live in this small town. For sun-hungry holidaymakers, the small coastal town that belongs to Spain is a true paradise: It offers long beaches with fine sand, large dunes and direct access to the clean water of the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous leisure and excursion offers round off the tourist attractions and make Playa an attractive holiday destination.
Road on Gran Canaria
With a hired car you can make your stay in Playa del Ingles in Summer 2020 affordable and flexible according to your own wishes. Whether it's a trip to the beach, a drive into the countryside, a shopping trip or a party night: you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest with a hired car. Since the Canary Island is only about 50 kilometers in diameter, all regions from the beach to the mountainous interior of the island and the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria can be reached quickly and easily by hired car.
The airport Las Palmas/Gran Canaria (LPA) is located on the east coast of the island. It is only 30 kilometers from Playa del Ingles. From here, shuttles transport tourists to Playa del Ingles several times a day. If you have a lot of baggage and want to be independent of time, you can travel comfortably and cheaply by hired car to Playa del Ingles. Whether you hire a convertible, small car or SUV: at the car hire companies in Playa des Ingles, guests receive their desired model.
The trip takes about 20 minutes and is therefore shorter than a transfer bus ride. Travelers can pick up their hired car directly at the airport and take care of their own journey. This is especially useful for holidaymakers who want to hire a car for the whole stay or for most of their holidays.
In any case, we recommend you compare the different offers of the local car hire companies in advance by means of the practical price comparison. Thanks to the practical search mask and filter functions, you can easily select the best and cheapest offer for you. You benefit not only from the clearly arranged but also from the price-saving list of car hire offers. With certified security, you not only book safely, but also informally. If you should not be able to take advantage of the hired car booking - no problem: Simply use our free cancellation up to 24 hours before pick-up.
When booking a hired car for Playa des Ingles, you should not go without a car insurance policy. This applies especially if your normal insurance for the car is not valid abroad. You can easily specify the correct insurance policy by using filters in the search mask. Whoever hires a car on the Canary Islands should also consider that the islands belong to Spain and therefore have Spanish traffic rules on the roads. Visitors should keep this in mind, as high fines are sometimes due for offences such as wrong parking or speeding. However, those who follow the traffic rules will experience a relaxed car hire holiday on Gran Canaria.
Beach of Playa de Ingles
Like most of the coast of Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles is also very well developed for tourism. In addition to numerous hotels, there are countless cafés, restaurants, bars and other places to eat and drink. Modern shopping streets and shopping centers alternate with traditional Spanish-style districts. Playa des Ingles is also known for its party scene. Discotheques, bars and other party locations attract a diverse crowd. Many of the institutions are also explicitly advertised as gay-friendly and are therefore very popular in the gay and lesbian scene. Playa merges into the neighboring villages of Meloneras and San Agustín without any perceptible borders. The region is a large holiday resort with numerous leisure and nightlife activities, which tourists and locals can use to their heart's content. In Playa and its surroundings guests can have a lot of fun.
Have fun by hiring a convertible
In Playa del Ingles, the weather is the same all year round as you would like it to be in Spain: on average, there are 7.5 hours of sunshine a day, it is warm all year round and there is little rainfall. The warm and dry climate therefore offers the best conditions to book a convertible at the car hire, drive along the coast, enjoy the view of the sea and let the wind play in your hair.
A trip to the beach is also much more fun in these weather conditions. In addition, the wide and long beaches of Playa del Ingles are clean and have super fine sand. It is not a pure party beach. One section of the beach is reserved for naturism, while other sections are family-friendly. Beach furniture, toilets and showers for visitors are available. Directly near Playa del Ingles there are the impressive dunes of Maspalomas. A trip by hired car to this so-called mini-Sahara should not be missed on any holiday in the south of Gran Canaria. The extensive landscape borders on the beach and consists of many hills full of soft, white sand.
Capital of Gran Canaria: Las Palmas
With the hired car, tourists can travel cheaply from Playa del Ingles to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The island's capital is in the northeast, only 55 kilometers from Playa del Ingles. In addition to the beautiful beaches, a visit to the old town is also worthwhile. Here, for example, travelers can visit the central Plaza Santa Ana, framed by important buildings such as the imposing two-towered Cathedral of Santa Ana and the neo-classical town hall. Nearby is another landmark of Las Palmas: The Casa de Colón. This colonial building houses the Columbus Museum. The rest of the city also has a lot to offer.
Travelers should get into their rental cars after visiting the Old Town and visit the Triana district. Here you can see typical 19th century buildings in the style of Spanish architecture, such as Art Nouveau houses or the San Telmo Park with its splendid seafaring chapel. The promenade and the large port of Las Palmas also attract many visitors. The historic Castillo de la Luz fortress is also close to the port. This is followed by the La Isleta peninsula, on which the viewpoint Las Coloradas is situated. Here visitors have a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean, the mountains of Gran Canaria and the city of Las Palmas.
The Canary Island, located off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean, was formed by volcanic activity. This created characteristic formations and interesting, varied natural areas that visitors can explore easily and conveniently with a hired car. For example, nature lovers can take a trip to the Parque Natural de Pilancones and admire the varied flora and fauna. The southern tip of the large nature reserve is only about 15 kilometers from Playa del Ingles. Visitors park their cars at the edge of the park and explore the area by foot along the numerous hiking trails. Deep gorges crisscross the mountainous landscape, which is covered with varied vegetation and includes pine forests as well as semi-deserts of small shrubs.
Whoever is lucky will see rare birds. The Pico de las Nieves is in the center of the island, about 50 kilometers from Playa del Ingles. The extinct volcano is the highest elevation on the Canary Island with almost 2000 meters. Not far away is the landmark of Gran Canaria, the Roque Nublo. The name, which translates as “rock in the clouds”, is derived from the unusual shape of the mountain: on the top there is a towering basalt rock, which reaches an altitude of over 1800 meters and seems to scratch on the clouds. Numerous hiking and climbing routes lead through the area. If you want to book a hired car in Gran Canaria, you should not miss out on exciting destinations such as the Roque Nublo or the Parque Natural de Pilancones.