Meloneras is where you’ll find the superior four-star Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa. The hotel is just 300 metres from both the Meloneras beach and the resort centre and it’s surrounded by no less than 2,000 palm trees in the well-tended tropical gardens. There’s a distinct colonial feel to the hotel which, with its superb range of facilities, is ideal for both couples and families. The nature reserve of the famous Maspalomas sand dunes is on the doorstep and you can enjoy some great walks along the coast from here. Any golfers in your party will appreciate the in-house golf course for which the front desk will be pleased to make a reservation.
You probably won’t want to stray far from the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa. There are no less than five fabulous pools with four poolside bars and one being a swim up bar. Keep up your home fitness routines at the air-conditioned gym and do make time for a treatment at the superb Corallium spa with its sauna, steam room and Turkish bath. The hotel’s friendly staff organise a range of activities during the day, including water sports, aerobics, dance classes, tennis and table tennis. In the evenings there are professional shows and live music. You can even enjoy a flutter at the Casino Meloneras next door.
When it comes to dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa. ‘Atlantico’ and ‘Almeda’ serve breakfast and dinner buffet style. ‘Toscana’ specialises in Italian à la carte cuisine, ‘El Churrasco’ in steaks and international dishes and ‘Las Rias’ is the place if you’re looking for authentic Spanish cooking.
You may feel that the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa has all you need for your holiday but if you want to explore a little further you can take a walk along the Paseo Costa Canaria coastal path, that passes through tropical gardens or you can discover places such as Playa de las Burras beach, the dunes of Maspalomas, Playa de Amadores beach, Roque Nublo, the harbour of Mogán, the historical town of Agüimes and the Episcopal Palace. There is a selection of water sports, such as windsurfing and jet-skiing, which active types can enjoy.
If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, make sure you visit the Yumbo Centre, which boasts more than 200 shops. In terms of memorable tourist attractions, the breathtaking Nature Canariensis Botanical Gardens are a real treat, and a great way of enjoying the magnificent landscapes of Gran Canaria. There’s also the Wild West theme park Sioux City Park, with exciting attractions, a zoo, and delicious barbecue food.