Virgen del Carmen Festival The Día de la Virgen del Carmen, July 16th, is celebrated in many coastal towns and villages throughout Spain. Places as diverse as Almuñecar, on the coast of Granada province, and Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife share the festival with many other coastal communities in Andalucia, Murcia, Valencia and Catalonia.
This is where you’ll find sunloungers and jet-skis lined up on the sand like sea lions. The whole stretch is backed by a bustling promenade, where you can get a spot of lunch or enjoy a cocktail at sunset. For a change of scene, stroll past the dunes to the slightly more tranquil beach scene at Maspalomas.
Playa del Ingles majors in nightlife, and the shopping centres are the real heart of the action. The Kasbah Centre has clubs like China Whites and Pacha, while Metropole Centre and Plaza Maspalomas, right next door, have bars playing the latest chart hits.
Located just a short stroll from the spectacular Playa del Ingles beach, the colourful IFA Buenaventura is particularly popular with families thanks to its welcoming atmosphere and great facilities. With an excellent All Inclusive programme on offer, this hotel is a real one-stop shop for a great value holiday - and if you fancy exploring further afield, there are lots of shops, bars and restaurants right down the street.