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Address: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Great location surrounded by hotel and restaurants

Most popular location in Gran Canaria, many Luxury hotels and restaurants, beginning of Maspalomas Beach and Sand Dunes. You can take a long walk from here to Playa Del Ingles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Han G
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Toronto, Canada
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

This is an area of water running alongside the dunes, next to the resort of maspalomas. In itself it is not really especially interesting, with a few herons and other wildlife apparent. However it is a great starting point to see the dunes, with plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby and also not far from the camel trips.

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Most popular location in Gran Canaria, many Luxury hotels and restaurants, beginning of Maspalomas Beach and Sand Dunes. You can take a long walk from here to Playa Del Ingles. There a public bus stop near by and plenty of taxis. Many restaurants and shopping area. Recommended to visit or stay in this area.

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Thank Han G
jersey2955
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

An interesting area alongside the Dunes. This is a long stretch of water in a conservation zone. Plenty of interesting birds/wildlife including Herons

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

it was good to see the fish also you can see the sand doons and there was a man made bird nest good wee nature reserve

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If walking from Campo Golf/ International along the barranco to Faro be warned it is a fair walk away passing the Charco on your left hand side.It is approx 1-1/2 miles depending on where you start out from and there are only stone seats once you go over last bridge, walk down right hand side down barranco.The Camel safari place... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our apartment overlooked La Charca- lovely quiet area, all pedestrianised and used by local people a lot for morning walks, very peaceful.

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Thank ROBINMidge L
Stahnsdorf, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A quaint highlight between the bleak landscape of volcanic origin. The Lagoon is a conservation area, but also the startpoint of the sublime Dunas Maspalomas and a eight kilometres long beach between quiet Maspalomas and hectic Playa del Ingles. You can see birds, lizards and fishes.

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Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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cheshire
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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