Holidays to Playa del Ingles 2017 / 2018 | Thomson

Thomson Holidays in Gran Canaria

Holidays / January 3, 2018

On a tight budget? With our range of cheap holidays to Gran Canaria, you can book a great trip for a purse-friendly price.

We serve up great value hotels in every Gran Canarian resort we visit — from major players Puerto Rico and Maspalomas to little towns like Playa Taurito and San Agustin.

Why you should visit Gran Canaria

Duty-free shopping

The whole of the Canary Islands is duty-free. In Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles has got 12 shopping centres, including the huge Metro Centre and beachside Yumbo Centre. Upscale Meloneras, down the road, is the place for cut-price designer boutiques.

Cheap as chips Canarian food

Tapas nibbles and hearty stews make up most of the Canarian diet. Look out for papas arrugadas — tasty little potatoes cooked in seawater, and great for dipping in the island’s colourful mojo sauces. If you prefer your food supersized, look out for fresh seafood paella.

Party nights in Playa del Ingles

You’ll find live bands, karaoke and drag acts in the lively bars in Playa del Ingles. Club-wise, international names Cream and Pacha lead the pack. The family crowd are catered for, too — the resort shopping centres serve up kid-friendly bars and discos alongside the designer labels.

Want to travel to the Canary Islands on a shoestring? Consider booking a cheap holiday to Gran Canaria. You could wind up anywhere from an All Inclusive beach hotel in Playa del Ingles to a self-catering city base in Las Palmas.