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La Charca

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Address: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Always a good way to start a walk along the prom. The lagoon is teeming with fish, and there are usually some egrets and herons in the water. Beware the 'traders' who come to try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fab meal here. If you like Mexican the do go. the Chicken stew was amazing - very hot and spicy.

Thank Marjorie C
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good way to start a walk along the prom. The lagoon is teeming with fish, and there are usually some egrets and herons in the water. Beware the 'traders' who come to try and shake your hand, hoping to slip some cheap tat up your arm! Left to maspalomas beach and the nudist beach, right to the lighthouse... More 

Thank poggy11
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Nice walk pool side on the road and then you can cut in near the camel walk & follow a path skirting the nature reserve. Not bad for birds - Sardinian warbler my best sighting. If you do enter the dunes prepare for some unexpected sights! safe & interesting.....

Thank rpt1968
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431 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Charca has a lot of fish and bird Life, close to the Mas Palomas desert and its dunes. Once, in the early 2000s, it flooded and had to be reconstructed. Very dramatic incident.

Thank JanochBarbro
Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Not a huge number of different birds but it was enjoyable talking to other birdwatchers and learning more of the local sights.

1 Thank veryoldal
Leeds, United Kingdom
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882 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We always make a point of walking around the lagoon after leaving the bus station, turn left at the large Oasis sign, follow the road to the end then pick up the footpath past the lagoon towards the beach and bar area. There are generally quite a lot of Heron/Crane type birds on the lagoon as well as the expected... More 

1 Thank dnowland_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A lovely peaceful stroll in this wee oasis surrounded by so many different wading birds and plenty of fish even though very shallow water.

Thank mambo5Scotland
South West England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Been past many many times on the way to the beach or an evening stroll. It makes for an interesting diversion and plenty of wildlife for those willing to seek it out. It is a natural pool and changes with the seasons and climate but always there in some form. Ignore the street sellers who will be a little annoying... More 

Thank lucie_lastique
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Lovely place to visit La charka is home to many birds and lizards. it is a protected area and its lovely to watch the bird life during the day it is peaceful at night and you can hear the wildlife but be aware of the biting midges at dusk if you ars suseptable to the odd nip.

Thank coolforcats2000
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This lagoon was on the route of evening walk around Meloneras. If you read this before flying to the Canaries remember to take your binoculars to see the wildlife close up. There is an information board detailing the local habitat. There are some huge 'iguana' if you look very carefully just over the wall near this info stand, just wait... More 

1 Thank WanderingsAscent

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