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The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria

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The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Click to enlarge the image.Maspalomas is the largest seaside resort of the island of Gran Canaria, and the European tourist center most important winter.

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Maspalomas is located south of the island of Gran Canaria 52 km from Las Palmas.

VisitsVisits

Natural Park The Dunes Natural Park Maspalomas (Parque Natural de las Dunas de Maspalomas)
The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Dunes. Click to enlarge the image.The Dunes Natural Park Maspalomas is a protected nature reserve.

The extraordinary dune landscape stretches over 8.5 km to a century-old lighthouse. The sight of these mountains of golden sand stretching to the horizon gives the impression that one is in an African desert. Camels carrying tourists complete the picture. The sand dunes more than 10 meters in height is not from the Sahara - as is often thought - but is sea-based and consists of finely ground shells.

The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Dunes. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Dunes. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Dunes. Click to enlarge the image.
The village of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Avian area of La Charca. Click to enlarge the image.The exceptional vegetation of the area was placed under protection. The strict regulations from 1987 that are découlés came just in time to save the lagoon nearby lake (La Charca de Maspalomas), which has in fact almost been a victim of the housing boom.

Many migratory birds find refuge in the oasis of palm trees surrounding the lake. The nature reserve, which includes today’s dunes, lagoon lake and the palm, is absolutely unique in the Canaries.

Beach The beach of English (Playa del Inglés)
The Englishman’s Beach is one of the most famous in Gran Canaria.
District The neighborhood of San Agustín
San Agustín is a quiet neighborhood with a casino, hotels, beaches at the foot of hills and cliffs. The sand of these beaches is dark.
Zoological Garden Los Palmitos Park
200,000 m² garden of over 1500 birds.

Address: 8 km from Maspalomas; Telephone: 00 34928141158.

Practical informationPractical information

RestaurantRestaurants
El Portalón
Good Basque cuisine.

Address: Avenida Tirajana, 27, Edif.Barbacán in Playa del Inglés - Maspalomas.

Telephone: 00 34928772030.

Bamira
exotic cuisine of Central Europe.

Address: Street Los Pinos, 11, Playa del Aguila in San Agustín, Maspalomas.

Telephone: 00 34928767666.

El Senador
Traditional cuisine and fish, terrace by the sea.

Address: Paseo del Faro, s/n, Maspalomas.

Telephone: 00 34928142068.

Tenderete II
Canarian cuisine and fish and seafood.

Address: Avenida Tirajana, 5 in Playa del Inglés.

Telephone: 00 34928761460.

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