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Meloneras is split off from Maspalomas by the famous lighthouse at Faro, though the two regions are side by side. There is plenty of hotel accommodation in this area, including both full service resorts and both bungalows and villas. Most of these accommodations tend to be four or five star establishments.
The commercial center of Meloneras contains a nice variety of restaurants and bars, as well as upscale retail establishments.
But the main draw of this region is the eight kilometers of golden-sand beach which defines this entire region. It is within walking distance of most of the Melonara resorts and hotel properties. Some of these hotels even offer their own private beaches, complete with secluded coves and endless beachfront promenades too.
Holiday vacations in the Playa Meloneras area are upscale affairs, where people-watching is often the activity of choice. A great variety of popular bars and restaurants line the sea front and provide the perfect venue for this type of activity. Other pastimes include relaxing on the sand or venturing into one of the neighboring beachfront resorts for a change of scenery.
A local transportation system is available for getting around, but the area can easily be explored on foot as well. Suggested day trips could include a visit to the capital, to soak up its regional flair, as well as indulging in its overall cultural offerings. Local cuisine is not to be missed and a local tasting session should be a must do for any vacationer to this region. A wide variety of restaurants and other eateries are available, and visitors our encouraged to enjoy the Spanish fare, ranging from succulent paella dishes to the mouth-watering tapas.
Car Hire Locations:
Gran Canaria - Hotel Riu Meloneras
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