Playa del Ingles

Playa del Ingles (Spanish for Englishman’s Beach) is a town in the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria. Playa del Ingles is part of the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana. It has a nice long beach made of tall sand dunes that come from the Sahara desert, and is connected with other beach towns including San Agustin and Maspalomas in the touristic centre of the island. The population was 17,158 in 2002, and growing. Hotels, restaurants, taverns and villas are aligned with its beach.

Playa del Ingles is linked with the old highway linking Puerto de Mogan and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and with the GC1 superhighway with an interchange to the north. Until the arrival of tourism, agriculture was the main industry in the area, the second leading industries are business and agriculture. The mountains can be seen to the north.

Playa del Ingles is home to the Yumbo centre that contains bars and clubs.

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