Restaurants in South of Gran Canaria

The south of Gran Canaria can be summarised in three words: sun, beaches and leisure. The tourist attraction of the Dunes of Maspalomas, the kilometres of golden sandy beaches and a temperate and stable climate 365 days of the year, have all rendered Gran Canaria to be the favourite holiday destination for thousands of tourists annually who want to relax whilst tanning themselves. Wine, cheese, fresh fish, fried octopus with green canarian mojo sauce, “sancocho canario” (salted fish with “mojo” sauce and “gofio”), fish broth and shortbread.

With 350 days of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 28 C, Gran Canaria has a unique micro-climate with mountains and an inactive volcano in the centre, miles of beaches and a Sahara-style desert in the arid south, and banana, mango and papaya plantations in the north of the island.The southern resorts with their beautiful beaches, shopping centres, hotels, holiday villages, marinas, bars & restaurants are tourist-focussed.

The south of the island’s famous for its fusion restaurants, blending Canarian staples with more international flavours. Restaurants tend to be bigger and brasher than those in the north and centre. Maspalomas has been welcoming tourists longer than anywhere else on Gran Canaria. And with its famously breathtaking dunes, that’s a particularly warm welcome. Unspoilt natural beauty alongside sensitively designed modern architecture; it’s a winning combination all right.

Meloneras is a luxurious resort packed with great restaurants, cafes and bars – a place that is so stylish and suave. It has recently been refurbished and the finishing touches are second to none. And let’s not forget the beautiful high-quality hotels that will make you feel like someone very special indeed. A touch of class.

Flasher, and altogether brasher, is its close neighbour, Playa del Inglés. Deservedly one of the most popular beaches on the island, the fun doesn’t stop here when the sun goes down. That’s because Playa del Inglés houses the liveliest bars and restaurants Gran Canaria has to offer.

Further west you’ll find Pasito Blanco. Celebrated for its marina built at the end of the last millennium, yachting enthusiasts will cherish this maritime heaven. Pasito Blanco proves equally popular with anglers as you’re able to charter big-game fishing boats here.
Heading towards Puerto Rico, is the fishing village and resort of Arguineguín. Enjoy fresh fish dishes at seaside restaurants, keep the kids entertained at the natural swimming pool or take a leisurely stroll to nearby Patalavaca. Arguineguín has long been popular with locals, and it’s not difficult to see why.

Puerto Rico has established itself as the most family-friendly resort on the whole of Gran Canaria. It offers a true surf and turf experience and in the unlikely event you tire of the beach there are plenty of golf courses nearby. And if you want to pick up a souvenir or holiday gift, there’s an excellent local shopping centre.

Puerto de Mogán and Mogán have something in common. Both the port and the inland town offer peace and quiet. Sensitively designed, Puerto de Mogán is the perfect destination for the mature traveller or those with young children. Mogán, meanwhile, is just a great spot for getting away from it all – whether it is in the acclaimed local restaurants or sitting quietly in the shade of the main square.

San Nicolás de Tolentino offers a great setting but little wow factor in terms of its buildings. More impressive are its beaches. One of which can be found in the nearby Puerto de la Aldea whose fish restaurants draw pilgrimages from Las Palmas and beyond.

South to West of Gran Canaria

The south of Gran Canaria can be summarised in three words: sun, beaches and leisure. The tourist attraction of the Dunes of Maspalomas, the kilometres of golden sandy beaches and a temperate and stable climate 365 days of the year, have all rendered Gran Canaria to be the favourite holiday destination for thousands of tourists annually who want to relax whilst tanning themselves. Wine, cheese, fresh fish, fried octopus with green canarian mojo sauce, “sancocho canario” (salted fish with “mojo” sauce and “gofio”), fish broth and shortbread.

La Aquarela in Arguineguin

La Aquarela in Arguineguin

The restaurante La Aquarela is located in front of the ocean in Patalavaca, in the south of Gran Canaria. It opened more than 20 years ago with one goal, to offer the pleasure of tasting a refined cuisine in a privileged environment.
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La Punta Yacht Club in Maspalomas

La Punta Yacht Club

La Punta is located in Pasito Blanco. It has an open space marina connected directly to the sea. A unique place where you can enjoy the sun, sea, (water-)sports, and a wide range of cuisine and excellent service. Enjoy the nights under the stars at La Punta Yacht Club, accompanied by a good atmosphere and good music.
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Maroa Club de Mar in Mogan

Maroa Club de Mar in Mogan

You can spend the entire day at Maroa: start off the morning at the solarium, sun-bathing and taking swims; make use of our snack-bar service right to your sun-bed. Have a meal at one of our two restaurants overlooking the ocean's expanse.
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