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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Playa del Ingles Gran Canaria Jean Johannson on 27 August 2020

Playa del Ingles Gran Canaria Jean Johannson

Colin and Richard from Glasgow love Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria and have been holidaying there for over 20 years. With retirement on the horizon they feel now’s the perfect time to buy their dream holiday home there so they can escape the Scottish winters and spend up to 6 months of the year in the sunshine. Jean Johannson has lined up 5 fantastic properties for their budget of £200,000, will any of them be the perfect place for the couple?

Playa del Ingles

What's the appeal?

Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off Northwestern Africa. It takes about 4 and a half hours to fly there directly from the UK. We’re house hunting on the south coast, around Playa del Ingles, about a 40 minute drive from the airport. This is the best known and busiest resort on the island. Tourists flock to its golden beaches, buzzing bars and hundreds of cafes and restaurants. It's also right next to the sand dunes of Maspalomas, a dramatic desert-like nature reserve, protected since 1897. The incredible dunes were created from strong winds sweeping across the Atlantic ocean. The island’s climate mirrors this landscape, warm all year with little rain and temperatures rarely dipping below 20 degrees. Combine this with a thriving nightlife and jaw dropping scenery and it’s clear Gran Canaria really is a sun seeker’s paradise.

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Playa del Ingles East

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Playa del Ingles East

A top-floor, two-bed, one-bath apartment with a communal pool. Playa Del Ingles is a buzzing location with countless shops, bars, restaurants and gyms and of course beaches. This first property lies around 500 metres east of the main resort facilities, and less than 100 metres from the beach.

Valued at £193,966 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed apartment in Playa del Ingles Central

Property 2 Two-bed apartment in Playa del Ingles Central

This two-bedroom apartment in Central Playa del Ingles has a balcony and communal pool - it's also just a 10 minute walk to the beach! View the property here

Valued at £162,931 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed bungalow in Maspalomas

Property 3 Two-bed bungalow in Maspalomas

A two-bedroom bungalow in a gated community, with a patio terrace and a communal pool. The resort of Maspalomas is one and a half miles west of Playa Del Ingles, it’s a bit more peaceful and spread out here, and is most well known for its stunning sand dunes. It’s also a haven for fitness fans with loads of gyms and sports available for making the most of that all year sunshine. The property is no longer available view more from the agent here.

Valued at £162,931 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed townhouse in Sonneland

Property 4 Two-bed townhouse in Sonneland

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner townhouse in Sonneland. Sonneland is a residential area with a few bars and restaurants - but the real draw is its fantastic beach, Playa Meloneras which is a beautiful stretch of golden sand, much less crowded than the more famous beaches on the south coast. .

Valued at £202,580 at the time of filming.

 

Property 5

Two-bed bungalow in Maspalomas

Property 5 Two-bed bungalow in Maspalomas

A furnished two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow with a private garden and a communal pool. The property itself is in a quiet resort just off the main road from Playa del Ingles and it would take just 20 mins to walk to the Yumbo from here or a 5 minute taxi ride (less than 10 mins on a bike). Property no longer available view the agent's other properties here.

Valued at £197,978 at the time of filming.

 

Hot property

Three-bed villa in Salobre Golf Resort

Hot property Three-bed villa in Salobre Golf Resort

This stunning villa has a heated pool and outdoor hot tub. It's a luxury property with views of the island's most exclusibe golf club, and rents for over £3,400 a week in peak season. View the property here.

Valued at £1,465,517 at the time of filming.