Tourism in Maspalomas

Until the 1960s, Maspalomas was a deserted, isolated area with poor access, cut off from the island’s economic activity. Tomato crops were one of the few indications of human life on the coast.
In 1962, an international call for proposals to create a tourism hub was announced by the owner of the area, the Count of Vega Grande, in a bid to attract quality tourism. In just 10 years, Maspalomas received more visitors than the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island’s main tourism destination until then. The success was due to the outstanding climate, which ensured considerably more sunshine hours than the island’s capital city enjoys, and the beauty of the coastline, especially the complex formed by the pond, the oasis and the dune field.
The rise of tourism began in San Agustín, followed by Playa del Inglés and later Meloneras, at the end of the 20th century, extending beyond the Maspalomas oasis and pond. The growth of tourism preserved the dunes and the lagoon, along with their palm grove, creating a tourism enclave alongside an environmental jewel.


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35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas