If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Gran Canaria, you should consider staying in Bahia Feliz. Bahia Feliz is a small, charming resort that offers a tranquil atmosphere, beautiful scenery and plenty of activities to enjoy. The village is located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, about 5 miles (7 km) northeast of the bustling Playa del Ingles.
So, what can you expect from your holiday to Bahia Feliz? Read on to find out more about the town, the beach, where to stay, weather, nightlife and excursions. This is your complete guide to Bahia Feliz.
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Discover the delights of Bahia Feliz, Gran Canaria
Bahia Feliz means “happy bay” in Spanish, and the resort certainly lives up to its name. Gran Canaria is famous for its beaches and Bahia Feliz is no exception. It has a lovely if somewhat compact beach with dark sand and pebbles. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of space to sunbathe, swim or go windsurfing, waterskiing or parasailing.
Bahia Feliz has a cosy, friendly village square, with a variety of restaurants and cafés nestled around it. Here, you can enjoy a coffee, grab a spot of lunch or have an al fresco dinner in the evening. Most restaurants offer a mixture of international and local dishes. You’ll also find freshly caught seafood and enyesques, the Canarian version of tapas, on the menu. Look out for papas arrugadas, or wrinkled potatoes, a local favourite and definitely worth a try.
Where to stay in Bahia Feliz
You’ll find our selection of accommodation conveniently located by the Playa Bahia Feliz and Playa Tarajalillo, with easy access to the beaches and the centre of the village.
- The TUI BLUE Playa Feliz is a well-kept, palm-fringed resort directly on the sea. Ideal for families, there is a choice of catering options from B&B, half-board and all-inclusive.
- The modern apartments at TUI BLUE Las Pitas combine family-friendly functionality with a touch of Canarian flair. And entertainment starts in the early evening with live bands, musical stage shows and family-friendly games.
- The TUI BLUE Orquidea prides itself on its hospitality and family friendliness. The resort boasts a kids’ pool, a playground and a play area specially designed for toddlers.
- Activities, games and water sports for the whole family are on offer at the TUI BLUE Tres Vidas resort. And for older guests, there’s the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or yoga class.
What is nightlife like in Bahia Feliz?
In the evening, Bahia Feliz offers holidaymakers a place to relax and enjoy some local entertainment over a quiet beer or glass of wine. The many hotels along the coast host live music or professional singers on most nights. Bahia Feliz is not known for wild parties or flashy nightlife. However, the busier resorts of Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas are a short taxi ride away, where you’ll find more opportunities to party until the small hours.
After saying that, Bahia Feliz is home to Garbo’s Dinner Show, the biggest cabaret restaurant in Gran Canaria with a capacity of 340 guests. Garbo’s attracts visitors from across the island for a spectacular all singing, all dancing stage show and three-course meal. It’s been going for 20 years and is a real Canarian institution not to be missed.
When is the best time to visit Bahia Feliz?
Bahia Feliz has a subtropical climate, making summers hot and winters very mild. Daily temperatures between July and September usually lie between the mid-20s and mid-30s. Beach lovers can expect water temperatures of 23 C or above from June to October.
The subtropical climate means Bahia Feliz enjoys sunshine throughout the year, so Christmas, spring half-term and Easter can also be busy times. February has an average daily maximum of 21 C.
Like most of the east coast of Gran Canaria, Bahia Feliz can be quite breezy, making it a mecca for windsurfers. The cooling wind is usually very welcome in the hot summer months, but it does mean the beach can be uncomfortable in winter.
Explore Gran Canaria from Bahia Feliz
Bahia Feliz is a great base for exploring other parts of Gran Canaria. You can easily reach nearby Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas by taxi or bus, where you’ll find more beaches, restaurants and shops. You can also visit the Canary Island’s capital, Las Palmas, which is about 40 minutes away by car. If you are planning a day trip, read our guide on things to do in Las Palmas.
Enjoy your next Canary Island holiday in Bahia Feliz
Thanks to its convenient location, Bahia Feliz really is the best of both worlds for holidaymakers who want to make the most of the beauty and tranquillity of Gran Canaria, but also thrill at the excitement and entertainment of the bigger resorts nearby. So, if you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the beach or pool that also offers fun-filled adventures whenever you want, Bahia Feliz is for you! Book one of the TUI BLUE hotels we’ve featured and discover why Bahia Feliz is the “happy bay”!