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 is located at the popular resort of Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria, set in tropical gardens to welcome you to the Canary Islands. Couples and ... Continue reading

The 4-star Occidental Margaritas is located at the popular resort of Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria, set in tropical gardens to welcome you to the Canary Islands. Couples and families will appreciate the wealth of facilities at the Occidental Margaritas, which offers a choice of room-types to suit needs and from where you can savour menus for all day dining, snacks and refreshments, bars and a disco with bar; complemented by an evening varied entertainment programme. There are a range of sports fun activities, 2 swimming pools, a naturist solarium, a super Mini Club with pool, playground and activity programme, and a daytime entertainment programme. Book into the 4-star Occidental Margaritas for a full-on holiday experience for all the family in the Canary Islands.

 

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)

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Breakfast; Lunch, Buffet, Main Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:30, 13:00 - 15:00.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant (2 weekly themed dinners); Main Restaurant, Daily: 18:30 - 21:30.
  • Snacks, Daily: 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Afternoon snacks; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Break; Ice Cream, Daily: 15:00 - 18:00.

Drinks:

  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Bar (Some drinks are not included but have a discount on the prices as stated in the menu.
  • ), Daily: 10:00 - 23:00.

Sports/Activities:

  • Entertainment; Live entertainment; Animation.
  • Bus service, Speciality (to the beach and sand dunes).

Accommodation

Room facilities

Guest Superior rooms: modern, completely refurbished rooms have WiFi internet connectivity for a charge, have of light interior tones, full-length drapes and bed covers features include a private furnished balcony, air-conditioning full equipped bathroom and hair dryer, satellite LCD TV, telephone, and a mini bar and safe box both with charge.

Other Information

The hotel is a short walk from the Gran Chaparral shopping centre, and the Yumbo Centrum leisure and entertainment complex. The capital, Las Palmas de Gra canaria, is 60km away.

Please note the hotel is part of the Barcelo Hotel Group.

24 hour Reception Services, housekeeping, WiFi internet access (charge), an internet corner (charge), medical service (on request extra charge), car hire, laundry service, fax and postal service (charge), a hair salon, shop, parking available (charge), accessible facilities for guests with reduced mobility and complimentary shuttle service to the renowned beach and sand dunes of Maspalomas.

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

Partly cloudy
30°C Low 21°C
Today: Sun 25 Jun
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Mon 26 Jun
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Wed 28 Jun
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Thu 29 Jun

Hotel address : C/ Gran Canaria, 40, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 35100

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Guest Superior rooms: modern, completely refurbished rooms have WiFi internet connectivity for a charge, have of light interior tones, full-length drapes and bed covers features include a private furnished balcony, air-conditioning full equipped bathroom and hair dryer, satellite LCD TV, telephone, and a mini bar and safe box both with charge.

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Questions and Answers about Occidental Margaritas

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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 3 months, 1 week 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 8 months 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, 3 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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What about jeans?

thank you

Added 1 year, 3 months 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, 4 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

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