Golf is the big draw with holidays to El Salobre. But this little countryside spot also does a great job in serving up lots of peace and quiet.
El Salobre is first and foremost a golf resort with 2 18-hole courses that have been beautifully designed to fit around Gran Canaria’s terraced valleys and landscape of volcanic rock. Away from the fairways, though, you’re also well-placed to make the most of the island’s southern beaches and resorts that tick all the right boxes for families.
The valley setting between sea and mountain gives this place the scoop on peace and quiet and views that’ll bowl you over. The sunset is one of the most photographed on the island while, all around, there’s mile upon mile of greenery, only broken by a hotel, a scattering of villas, and a small shop.
El Salobre is in the business of recharging batteries, but it’s anything but isolated. It’s no more than a 10-minute drive east to Maspalomas, famed for its huge sand dunes, and 15 minutes by car the other way to Puerto Rico and its lively beach and family-friendly bustle of watersports, shops, and water’s-edge bars. Big resorts aside, the island’s south coast beaches offer plenty more in the way of soft sands and calm waters.
Other than golf, there’s plenty to do close by. Within a 10-minute drive you can be at a go-kart track or visiting Aqualand Maspalomas, which has high-speed slides, a surf beach, a lazy river, and dedicated areas for little ones. Plus, there’s a horse riding ranch on the doorstep offering treks through the countryside.
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