We went to Magnolias natura for a relaxing naturist break with good weather and that is what we got. Everything was spotless and the staff were helpful and friendly. There were however quite a few things we didn't like and we share them only as personal observations which may help others.
The facility is quite small and often felt crowded, particularly round the pool. The usual selfish reservation of sun beds with towels was irritating, particularly if you refuse to partake. Some people even reserved sun beds and then went out!
We had to pay 3 euros a day to rent the safe in our room and thought this was expensive, but essential, so you had no choice.
The food in the restaurant was adequate but unimaginative and expensive.
Breakfast could be purchased at a discount if you agreed to have it every day and this was reasonable value, although the variety was limited. Again could be crowded when lots of people were trying to fry an egg on the hot plate.
On leaving the complex you were able to make use of a free bus service into Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles. The surrounding area is not very pleasant and to get anywhere you had to walk down a busy road or tramp across waste land. Although on a map it appears you have easy access to the beach, this is not the case.
The local supermarket (Faro 2) is very poor. The staff are rude and the quality of there 'fresh' produce woeful. Don't go there.
We didn't hire a car and this was a mistake as we didn't particularly like Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas and by the end of the 10 days felt a bit trapped.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturist Resort Magnolias Natura is the perfect naturists hideaway situated in Maspalomas on the southernmost tip of the island of Gran Canaria. During almost ten years Magnolias resort has earned the reputation it has today as being one of the best naturists resorts in Europe and the number of our guests who return over and over again is testimony to this. Magnolias Natura is to be found in a quiet and secluded location in Maspalomas, close to the golf course and sand dunes. Maspalomas beach, Europe's unofficial nudist capital where naturists gather every day to relax naked in the sunshine, is only a short distance away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Magnolias Natura Hotel Maspalomas
- Magnolias Natura Maspalomas, Gran Canaria