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

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Wildlife all around.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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South West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

A rather surprising expanse of water amid the extensive sands is obviously a haven for birds and we saw plenty. Makes an interesting contrast to the beach and dunes.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

it's really nice to see the desertic wildlife and the camels hanging around, i really liked the sand dunes and the gigantic lizards that are totally unafraid of people !

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Small lake with fish and a few birds. The wildlife is not spectacular but it's a peaceful view. Promenade around it is forbidden for cars so quiet. In the early morning a lot of people like to run here. Just be sure to completely ignore the African ladies trying to give you a hand or ask where you are from,... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Some good wildlife to see here, plenty of Herons and moorhens etc. You can also see fish, which you shouldn't feed as they are supposed to eat the Mosquito larvae. Just beware of the African "ladies" who will "soft" mug you. They will approach you with "Hello, where you from?" and ask you to high five them. It's at this... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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