Occidental Margaritas

  • 1500m to beach
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The 4-star Occidental Margaritas (formerly of the Barcelo group) offers a perfectly crafted family-friendly experience, nestled in the heart of the popular Playa De Ingles area. ... Continue reading

The 4-star Occidental Margaritas (formerly of the Barcelo group) offers a perfectly crafted family-friendly experience, nestled in the heart of the popular Playa De Ingles area. There’s 2 pools set in lush gardens, a beauty salon for that extra pampering and a fitness studio to keep your schedules on track.

Whilst you’re pampered and pumping iron, the kids can play in the pool and entertained by the hotel’s entertainment staff. The gardens provide a moment of tranquility in the otherwise fast-paced holiday atmosphere of the local area. Tuck in at the buffet-restaurant, and if you’re all-inclusive enjoy drinks and snacks from any of the 4 bars, 2 of which are poolside. Impress your friends with your rallying skills on the tennis court and try out the new on-site Holiday Box with a personal trainer for guests.

Playa De Ingles is a popular area of Gran Canaria for its plethora of bars and restaurants and the great beach at Paseo Costa Canaria. Here is where the stunning dunes of Maspalomas are situated. A whole day on the beach is recommended, and get there early because it’s bound to get busy! When the kids need to get involved in some more water-based action, check out Aqualand for all the slides and pools a child needs.

Activities

  • Billiards_
  • Children's playground
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Games room
  • Kids Club
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:30 - 10:30. Guests are welcome to enjoy their meals at the restaurant. A snack bar is also available throughout the day.

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: American Express, Euro/Master Card and Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

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

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Avg. Evening Temp (°C) 18 19 21 22 21 20 18 16 15 15 16 16

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 Occidental Margaritas in Playa del Ingles easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Occidental Margaritas 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

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

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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27°C Low 19°C
Today: Mon 01 May
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Tue 02 May
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Wed 03 May
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Thu 04 May
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Fri 05 May
A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Superior Family Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds: 1 Sofa Bed
    • Air-Conditioning (Individual)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Twin Bed
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee (free of charge)
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe (extra fee)
    • TV (PAY TV)
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Family Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Superior Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Living room
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Superior One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 52
    • Living room: 1
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Superior Double Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Superior Triple Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Double Room with Lounge with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet access
    • Bathtub
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Carpeted floors
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV

Questions and Answers about Occidental Margaritas

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

4 Questions | 6 Answers

Hi Debs,

The pools at the Occidental Margaritas can be heated, but they will usually only be warmed up in the winter months, when the weather's a little cooler. The water should be warm enough for kids around April time.

Many thanks!

Added 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

By Chelsea.Giddings, loveholidays.com team member

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Pool towels are provided at the reception desk for refundable deposit. It will be at the hotels discretion whether these are allowed to be taken to beach. Regards

Added 6 months, 1 week ago.

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Charlotte
Gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers for evening meals
Regards

Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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What about jeans?

thank you

Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By charlottr

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Hi the Barcelo Margeritas is in the heart of Playa del Ingles,just 500mts from the shops and restaurants, it s busy vibrant, buzzing resort with an array of restaurants, bars and nightlife to suit all budgets and tastes. A little further from the beach at 1.5km but there is a shuttle bus from the hotel.
Kind Regards

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, You are 1.1km from the resort centre, were you will find a huge selection of bars/restaurants. Regards

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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