IFA Buenaventura

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Near bars, restaurants
  • Near local beaches
  • Great for families
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The IFA Buenaventura Hotel Playa del Ingles is situated in a popular location right in the heart of this bustling resort. With easy access to beautiful beaches, shopping and the ... Continue reading

The IFA Buenaventura Hotel Playa del Ingles is situated in a popular location right in the heart of this bustling resort. With easy access to beautiful beaches, shopping and the buzzing nightlife scene, you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep at this lovely three-star hotel. Rooms are bright, spacious and decorated in traditional Mediterranean style with pastel shades of décor. You’ll enjoy sipping a chilled drink from your private balcony and taking in the wonderful views of the hotel’s grounds and pool. On entering your room, you’ll also notice the hotel’s exotically-themed art hanging on the walls, bringing that extra touch of luxury.

The IFA Buenaventura Hotel has a variety of great restaurants to tempt you with a wide selection of international favourites, snacks and gourmet dishes. Whether you’re staying all-inclusive or bed and breakfast, the excellent range of food ensures you’ll find your favourite dishes. After dinner you may wish to head to one of the hotel’s stylish bars, including Freddy’s Beer Bar and the poolside Honolulu and Banana Bar. There’s also a good range of live entertainment including live music, karaoke and shows for you and all the family to enjoy.

Fans of a more relaxed holiday will love the hotel’s relaxing outdoor pool area, perfect for relaxing on a lounger and soaking up the glorious Gran Canaria sunshine. If you prefer adrenaline-pumping activities there’s beach volleyball, tennis and water sports to choose from. When you get back to the hotel after your action-packed day it’s good to know the hotel’s Oriental Health Service offers relaxing Thai massages to unwind your muscles and recharge you for the day ahead.

While you relax, children are kept entertained all day with animation activities and a separate children’s pool. The IFA Buenaventura Hotel also features disabled access and offers complimentary shuttle buses to Playa del Ingles, so you can enjoy several beautiful warm sandy beaches during your relaxing holiday in the sun.

Activities

  • Darts
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Massage
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Table tennis

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk#
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting/banquet facilities

Facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Paid WiFi
  • Shops (on site)
  • WiFi in the hotel rooms at a cost of €2 per 24 hours

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet. The hotel has 2 restaurants. A snack bar is also available throughout the day. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.

Accommodation

Room facilities

Guest rooms have a warm inviting decor of soft pastel tones, white or pale furnishings with fabrics of cheerful colour, lively art on the walls, smooth tiled flooring and modern amenities for your comfort; features include a private furnished balcony with garden or pool view, en suite bathroom with hair dryer, double bed and sofa bed, satellite TV with free & pay channels, piped music, telephone, desk and seating and a safe box for rent. There are 5 adapted rooms available to guests with restricted mobility.

Other Information

300m from a prime shopping and leisure centre. In contrast, be sure to visit the renowned sand dunes of Las Maspalomas and the Valley of Fataga at the southern end of the island.

3 Star

24 hour Reception Services, housekeeping, currency exchange, WiFi internet access (charge), internet corner, medical service, safe box rental, meeting room for 70 people, car hire, a beauty salon, hairdresser, jeweller, souvenir shop, boutique stores, newspaper and magazines store, and parking available.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the IFA Buenaventura in Playa del Ingles. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at IFA Buenaventura in Playa del Ingles easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book IFA Buenaventura with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

'The Englishman's beach' is how Playa del Ingles translates - those naming the holiday resort had great foresight as today thousands of Brits flock here for sun, sea and San Miguels. Situated at the south of Gran Canaria island, the resort is one of the largest and busiest in Europe and its main attractions are the wide sandy beaches that stretch from the Maspalomas dunes to San Agustin in the north.

The Playa del Ingles seafront is lined by the lovely pedestrian promenade, the Paseo Costa Canaria, planted with lush gardens. With its conglomeration of high-rise hotels, apartment blocks and shopping malls, Playa del Ingles will not win any awards for architecture or sophisticated ambience, but the ever-growing holiday resort, purpose-built for pleasure and leisure back in the 1960s, is hard to beat for good value summer fun.

Although mainly geared for the younger market, families and older visitors are also attracted to Playa del Ingles on holiday by the glorious year-round climate and endless beach, but tend to stick together in the quieter areas.

Resort Rating

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Watersports

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Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

For those in Playa del Ingles who have had enough of the beach, there is loads of entertainment and activities for all ages including amusement arcades, mini-golf, tennis, golf, scuba diving, skydiving, water parks, go-carting, horse riding and camel riding. Water sports in Playa del Ingles include jet-skiing, windsurfing and banana boat rides.

Restaurants

The best eateries in Playa del Ingles include Taberna La Cana for fantastic Spanish seafood, Tapas Bar Capaco for their great tapas selection, Restaurante Hong Kong, Merlin and Silos, to mention but a few. Fast food (including McDonalds), Chinese, Italian and local cuisine are all available, as well as rows of restaurants serving something with chips...

Nightlife

Playa del Ingles is packed with bars, pubs and clubs, especially in the Kasbah centre, which is home to the famous Cream and Pascha nightclubs, both of which pump out the best in dance music until the early hours. Chinawhites is also immensely popular. Still in the Kasbah, the Hippodrome, Havana and Sugar, a small cocktail bar, are a good places to start the evening. The English and Irish centres are also lively and entertaining. The Yumbo centre is orientated towards the gay scene at night and Rickys Cabaret Bar has regular drag shows; the centre is also popular with families looking for a less hectic evening. There are quieter bars along the promenade and a casino on the edge of town.

Shopping

There is a fine choice of shops in Playa del Ingles where visitors on holiday can indulge in some duty free delights, including cheap electrical shops and stalls selling imitation designer wear and African curios. The shopping is mainly confined to the dozen or so Commercial Centres and each centre has its own distinctive character.

Visanta centre is best for duty free electrical goods as they offer a European guarantee and refunds if you change your mind about something. Yumbo is the biggest and most popular shopping centre in Playa del Ingles and also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Five minutes away are the Kasbah and Metro centres, but the widest selection of quality designer wear is in nearby Plaza Maspalomas. Be aware that some salesmen can be quite aggressive: haggle hard and remember that the shop next door probably sells the same thing. The San Fernando Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning, offering the same sort of stuff.

Negatives

Visitors should be aware that there are lots of steps from some hotels and apartments to the beach, and that the centre of the Playa del Ingles holiday resort can be very noisy late into the night. Outside many bars and restaurants there are people with 'info' badges on their jackets - they are actually salesmen that work to promote bars and restaurants who get commission if you go with them; they can be very insistent but can be worth chatting up as they sometimes offer free drinks.

Also watch out for the Moroccan women by the Kasbah wanting to shake your hand - they snap bracelets on your arms and then say you are cursed unless you pay them up to EUR15 to have them burnt off! Salesmen may even come into the restaurants, its best to be firm but polite and avoid getting into a conversation if you are not interested. The beach in Playa del Ingles is great, but visitors should be aware that there are lots of nudists, particularly among the Maspalomas dunes!

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about IFA Buenaventura

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Hi
When making your booking just choose the room which states twin beds
Regards

Added 7 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Therese
All-inclusive will end once you have officially checked out of your room which is usally 12:00, on arrival at the hotel ask the receptionist for late-checkout, they will advise you if this is possible and what they will charge, if that's not available most hotels offer guests storage for their cases and generally have a room guests can have for a short time for a quick shower
Regards

Added 8 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello alliah
Unfortunately they do not have conditioning facilities

Added 10 months, 1 week ago.

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Hi Alliah
sorry there is no air con at this hotel
Regards Sally

Added 10 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Unfortunately this hotel do not have air conditioning in the rooms. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Kath, unfortunately there is not a kids club at the Ifa Benaventura.
ALL-INCLUSIVE
MEALS:
Breakfast Buffet: La Guitarra Restaurant 08.00 - 11.00
Snacks: Picnic Snack bar 11.30 - 12.30
Lunch Buffet: La Guitarra Restaurant 13.00 - 15.00
Coffee & Pastry: Picnic Snack bar 15.30 - 17.00
Dinner Buffet: La Guitarra Restaurant 18.30 - 21.30
Sandwiches: Picnic Snack bar 22.00 - 23.00
DRINKS:
All-inclusive drinks are served from 11:00 – 23:00 with the following bar opening hours:
Banana Bar: 11:00 – 18:00
Picnic Bar: 11:00 – 23:00
Mon Cheri Bar: 19:00 – 23:00
Honolulu Bar: 11:00 – 23:00
I hope that helps. Kind Regards

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

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By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Kath, this property does not feature a kids club, All Inclusive times are listed above, hope this helps.

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

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By Lisaw, loveholidays.com team member

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Towel charge is 5 Euros.

Added 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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There is no air conditioning in the rooms.

Added 1 year, 9 months ago.

By Charlotte, loveholidays.com team member

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Dress code trousers, shirts and formal shoes for men, thanks for Esther

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By Esther, loveholidays.com team member

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The dress code for evening dining is smart casual with no sports/swimwear. Men are also asked to wear full length trousers with a smart shirt and closed toe shoes. Thank you

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