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La Charca

Address: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Ranked #22 of 57 things to do in Maspalomas
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Good board advising what there was to see, herons, egrets, mullet, coots, moorhens etc- if you like nature this is nice, although you can't go in, you can only view from the sidelines. Costs nothing, except the bread you feed to the mullet (for which they go mad).

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348 reviews 348 reviews
148 attraction reviews
1,537 helpful votes 1,537 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a nature reserve, a largish lagoon with a mixture of salt and fresh water, and the corresponding plant and wildlife. You cannot, however, go into it, just walk alongside it on a wide pedestrian path. 5 minutes stroll from the Maspalomas Faro, it is a pleasant place for an evening walk as the low rays of the sun... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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548 reviews 548 reviews
295 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Whenever we are in Maspalomas we always come here to see if we can see any wildlife, on our last visit we could see what we thought were Herons catching fish then taking them to the banks before stabbing them with their beaks, quite interesting to watch for a while, plenty of other smaller water fowl and fishes to look... More 

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