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Address: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Lamb was fine

Great staff, great location, lots of nice dishes to select - a decent enough wine list and prices which are easy to manage

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome view,charca,dunes,camel ride..i felt as if i am in Egypt..unbelievable to see camels in Spain. Worth visiting and having a ride on a camel

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great staff, great location, lots of nice dishes to select - a decent enough wine list and prices which are easy to manage

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cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had expected to see lots of birds on the lagoon but there was only a couple of Herons , two Egrets and some seagulls. Information boards gave helpful details about the history and supposed flora and fauna. We walked into the sand dunes and saw one rabbit and two Kestrels, also an Abubilla. I found the walk quite pleasant... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This area is to be avoided after dusk. Due to the stagnant water here there is a serious problem with mosquitos. I hasten to say that few other parts of Gran Canaria have this problem as the rest of the Island has few possible breeding places for Mosquitoes due to the lack of stagnant water.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Whilst in Maspalomas in June this year, we walked by the Charca and noticed dead fish. We wondered why so went on Tripadvisor to find out. I was dismayed that a number of people had put that there was a lot of fuss about nothing and that Charca was only a bit of water. I am by no means an... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So sad to see the charca drying up and so many dead fish floating.Can't see why the authorities cannot pump some water in there as it is so dry at the moment.No doubt once there is some rain,it will recover.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I love anything to do with conservation. This unique place has the dunes, the charka and the lagoon. fabulous listening to the birds. I saw a rabbit, a cicada and many species of birds.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Yeah there isnt much to say here really, i mean its a pool of water that has been cut off from the ocean and has cultured with some marine life and animals, nothing special but nice enough to walk past and take a peak at. Kind of made out to be too much of a tourist attraction for what it... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It's an interesting natural place to see with lots of birds, fish, lizards, tourists, agressive African ladies asking for money.... I wish this place itself would survive, because it seems that the birds really like it.

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leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Yes it is just a big lake with not a lot happening but just nice to walk to a few times on your hols. Good when you are staying in the maspalomas area. Take your binoculars to spot the herons. Etc. People throw Bread in for the fish but there is a sign saying do not feed the fish as... More 

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Address: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas

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