The spacious 'Marysol 1&2' holiday, self-catering apartments (from £280pw) are excellent located on the 5th (top) floor (2 lifts) in Los Volcanes Residence, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria resort, 12 minutes walk from the wonderful, golden sand, 3 mile Playa del Ingles/Maspalomas beach. The Residence has an outdoor pool with a children's area, surrounded by attractive gardens. Both apartments have 2 bedrooms (I double, I twin), sunny seaview balcony with table for 4, lounge/kitchen/diner and bathroom. A 3rd, similar apartment 'Marysol 3' (2 twin bedrooms) is in the adjacent Residence (£340 pw).
Transit from Las Palmas airport is very easy: 25 mins by taxi (about 35 euros) or 40 mins by bus (about 6 euros).
The apartments are peaceful, yet restaurants, bars, a small supermarket, internet, tennis,duty-free and nightlife
(eg Yumbo centre) are a short walk. Gran Canaria is an interesting island to visit. The climate is one of the best in the world; pleasant warmth and sun year-round.
Cheap Flights to Gran Canaria: There are many inexpensive flights to Las Palmas airport, Gran Canaria from capital and regional airports in Europe. In the UK there are usually flights from: Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, and Nottingham/East Midlands.
The following are among those helpful in finding flights from the UK:
DialAFlight Tel: 0161 954 7097.
Car hire in Gran Canaria: AVIS are reliable, though there are of course many other competitive firms. The Marysol apartments have secure car parking in the Residence (free of charge for our guests).
Apartment allocation: Allocation between the 3 very similar Marysol apartments is subject to availability.
'We had a lovely week in the apartment which we found to be very nice.
We hope we will be able to go again some time and will recommend you to our friends and family.'
'We had a very nice stay in the Marysol apartment and would like to book another stay for next month.'
'Thank you for your help. The flat was perfect for our family!'
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Beautiful view !
Spanish and German neighbors (quiet)
We lived it
Thank you Mary ;)
My Dad and I went to stay for one week and fell in love with the apartment and the area. The apartment had everything one would need to have a comfortable holiday. It was really like a home away from home. Very clean and quiet. Excellent shower with a strong water pressure. Lovely to sit out on the balcony overlooking all the lights at night we had a few meals out there it was very nice. The apartment is very central to everywhere. We had lots of fun at the Yumbo Centre and also loved the beach down at Maspolomas. We found it cleaner at that beach then at Playa del Ingles and you don't get harassed by people selling things. You can get a bus to Maspolomas for very cheap or taxi is only 5 euro.
We couldn't believe the sand dunes which was only a 5 minute walk from the apartment. It was like being in the Sahara desert, amazing looking, got some great photos.
I hope to return some day soon and would definitely stay at this apartment again. Good value for money. Also the owner Maria is always quick to respond to any questions you might have. Supermarket beside apartment and some lovely bakeries.
We went on the Gran Canaria Highlights tour which was a really nice full day out. We visited a lovely church, the rum factory which we got to taste all the different kinds and there were some really nice ones at a very reasonable price. Then headed up the hills which I would not recommend for anyone who is nervous or has heart trouble because you really do climb up to the very top of the mountain on extremely narrow roads that at some points you feel you are going to topple over but wow what fantastic photos we got along the way. At one point you could see right across to Tenerife, truly breath taking and highly recommended! You can purchase your ticket for this bus trip through the Visitors Centre there are several around. One down at the beach and also another at the Yumbo Centre.
The Spaniards really do know how to enjoy life, beautiful people and language. Your guaranteed a good time there. Fiesta!!
We stayed with our two adult daughters at the Marysol 2 apartment and found it suited our needs perfectly. There was a grocery store and bakery just around the corner with convenient open hours. We had debated whether to rent a car, but, found it not necessary as the bus stop was only 5 minutes walk away from the apartment with buses running all over the area, and frequently. The beach was a good ten minutes walk from the apartment and there were sun umbrellas and lounge chairs in the closet at the apartment to use if you wished to do so. The apartment was very clean and had plenty of towels and a well equipped kitchen, working stove and a little microwave oven. Thank you, Maria for the welcoming bottle of wine! There were numbers to call in case of any questions and Maria was very reliable and thorough. This is not a luxury apartment, but for the price is was a good value and we would definitely book here again.
Marysol 1 was perfect for our holidays. The views from the apartment were beautiful. We loved the pool and had it to ourselves most days. The description of the apartment was very honest.
We did have a few issues with the electricity in the apartment but our friends who stayed in newly refurbished Marysol 2 did not. Overall we would return to this lovely quiet apartment as its very good value for money and is in a lovely central location.
Have just returned from a week in Marysol 1 with my husband and two boys age 9 and 14. The appartment was great. Plenty room for us all, spotlessly clean, fab location. Boys said the pool was the best they had ever been in because they had it to themselves most of the time. The Los Volcanes in general were fantastic. The pool was cleaned every day, the gardens tidied up and in a great area. We were a few minutes away from the Yumbo and Cita centres where there were loads of shops and stalls along side restaurants and bars. Didn't come to life until late on into the night though. Our favourite restaurant/bar was Avenida which was 2 minutes from the appartment turning left when you leave. Owned by Mel from Somerset and her Hubbie Miguel from Morrocco we spent most of the end of our evenings there enjoying a drink while the kids played pool next door. They are very welcoming and were fantastic with the boys. The food was the best we had and Miguel was very generous with his drinks!! Well worth a visit.
Would definetly reccommend the appartment and area to others.
Stayed for 2 weeks July 2010. The resort was amazingly quiet for the time of the year (recession???) but the Los Volcanes apartments were a pleasure to stay in. Standard two bed apartment, comfortable beds, good balcony, functional kitchen. The pool area was quiet most days, a bit busier at the weekends. Sun loungers a bit old but perfectly functional. CIta shopping centre just around the corner with a good Chinese restaurant and would recommend the Marco Polo restaurant in the Cita as well. If you want 4 or 5 star this is not for you but we really enjoyed our two weeks of r and r.
Playa del Ingles/Maspalomas has an amazing golden sand beach stretching for more than 5 miles and the sunniest climate of Gran Canaria. The beach, the famous dunes and a nature reserve were protected while the resort was developed around them in the 1970s. The 'Marysol' apartments are located within an easy walk of the beach and its water sports, golf and tennis, as well as facilities of the resort with affordable restaurants, duty- free shops, sports, nightlife and children's attractions. Enjoy the food,with fresh fish from the sea and local tropical fruits. For visits, Las Palmas, capital of the Canaries, is an attractive small Spanish city easily accessible by bus, as are nearby small ports. A car is not necessary. However exploring Gran Canaria (probably the most interesting Canary island) with a hired car is rewarding and the apartments have parking space (no charge). The scenery and coastline are varied and spectacular with mountains, lush forests, and picturesque villages.
Other Activities: Naturism authorised on part of the beach.