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The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world
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The town council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has commenced stabilisation and beautification work on the slope that supports the Costa Canaria promenade in the El Veril area, above Playa del Cochino, near Playa del Inglés.

Playa de Maspalomas


Maspalomas dunes is the part of the Natural Reserve of Maspalomas, including the area of Maspalomas dunes, Playa de Inglés, Meloneras beach. It is often compared to the famous beaches of Palm Spring in USA, California or Palm Beach in Florida. Even though it looks very wild and exotic, Maspalomas is one of the most touristic places in the island.

Playa de Maspalomas is very long and stretched beach with fine, golden coloured sand and the famous sand dunes.

The beach stretches from Playa del Inglis, all the way to the light-house at Meloneras (Faro de Maspalomas) and is in favour of many people who like to walk instead of sunbathe.

The coastline of Maspalomas shows a few different areas; starting at Playa del Inglis you find and water-sports activity centre, this area is mostly family orientated. At the beginning of the dunes you will find the nudest area and further down the shoreline a gay area (where clothes are optional).
Around there are various restaurants, shopping centres, hotels and apartments.

Just a few metres from the promenade, bathers and walkers dive into the sand which marks the start of the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve, made up of three eco-systems: Palmeral, Charca and Dunas (Palms, Pond and Dunes) which run in parallel a few metres from the sea. The whole area is an enormous, exceptionally valuable natural space.

Beach Charactristics:
5600 metres.
75 metres wide.
Windy, moderate waves.

At first sight it reminds a dessert and you can just wander through the dunes until you come to the beach. At the end of Maspalomas there is an astonishing lighthouse.

The lighthouse light shone for the first time on 1st February 1890. It was the only construction at the end of a long strip of sand which started at what is now the Playa del Inglés and tailed off close to the Maspalomas Oasis. It helped to guide steamboats which covered routes between Europe, Africa and America.
Even if you are staying further away this is a MUST SEE beach!


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