Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas

Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas

Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas
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  • LauraValensi
    London, United Kingdom100 contributions
    Beauty spot - but don't go after dark
    The sand dunes are one of my favorite places in Gran Canaria, I will never get tired of wandering around and enjoying the most stunning views. We watched the sunset at the mirador and  got the idea that there was still enough time to quickly cross through the dunes over to the Meloneras side before dark, but totally underestimated the distance and ended up walking in total darkness and were literally eaten alive by some very nasty mosquitos. We managed to stay on the path but at the end of it, on the Meloneras site, we found a locked gate, shock. Luckily, we did manged to exit through a dry canal. I would not recommend a night trip through the dunes as it was a bit spooky and the insect bites only went away after 2 weeks.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2023
  • mirunavrn
    Bucharest, Romania394 contributions
    Desert feeling
    Walking around Las Dunas de Maspalomas made me feel like I was walking the the true desert. At the beginning of the trip, the Dunas area didn't seem such vast, but as we were walking, it seemed that the area ends far than estimated. The wind made things more difficult and after leaving the area, our shoes and clothes were full of sand. But it was fun and we made lots of nice photos. When leaving the dunes, they's a beach leading to Maspalomas city center. Beware that the beach is for nudists and you'll see lots of naked people - we didn't know that and it was a funny surprise.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 24 January 2023
  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    Unique nature formation
    The Dunes of Maspalomas is a protected area of 5 square kilometers. This stunning mini Sahara is located between Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. It is a must-see landmark when visiting the south part of Gran Canaria. We have visited here many times but this time we did the longest walk. We tried to take a shorter route over the dunes to the beach but there came so steep walls against us that we had to change the route. This rerouting was much longer but finally, we ended up at the ocean shore. From there it was easy to walk to Maspalomas. Bring water with you and don't do this just before dark. The walk can take longer than you expected.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 29 January 2023
  • Trebor-scotland
    Balloch, United Kingdom88 contributions
    Memorably Dunes
    The Dunes are great if your just walking through. If your planning on staying. you need to find place shelter from wind. You put on sun cream then wind come and your cover with sand. They is nudist area at Dunes but it good walk away. You can just pick a spot anywhere in the Dunes.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 12 February 2023
  • MattAndLol
    Bradford, United Kingdom465 contributions
    Unique landscape
    Walked along the beach at the end of February from the Maspolomas sign near our hotel to the start of the sand dunes, an interesting walk. It goes from the usual sunbed areas to all of a sudden a nudist beach ! Which was unexpected but frankly made me laugh, it's not what you expect to see but you soon pass through it. Then the dunes start near the Riu Hotel & it's really amazing to see & take pictures of. Glad to have experienced the dunes. Then back the same way.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2023
  • BrotherPete
    Coventry, United Kingdom152 contributions
    The Dunes of Maspalomas are stunning,
    The Dunes of Maspalomas are stunning, the dune formations are different every time I visit, they shift like the sands of time! located between Maspalomas lighthouse and Annexo 2, Playa del Ingles. The place to visit in the south part of Gran Canaria, I usually start at the Charca which a small freshwater lake that forms near the start of the beach at Maspalomas, full of herons and different migratory birds that use it as a stop over.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Ricky
    St. Albans, United Kingdom215 contributions
    Beautiful Walk
    We have enjoyed the walk from Playa Del Ingles to Maspalomas along the Dunas de Maspalomas for many years now. It is around a hour and a bit walk but extremely beautiful. The whole walk can be done barefoot with the sea tickling your feet. There are small bars and huts dotted along if you need a drink or want to stop and swim. At the end in Melonares there are toilets for €1 or if you walk for 5 mins more there are free toilets behind the shops.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom1,130 contributions
    Sahara-on-Sea
    The Maspalomas Dunes is a 5 square kilometre area of protected sand dunes. It's easy to imagine you are in the Sahara until you see the sea twinkling in the distance. It can get very windy here, and so the dunes constantly shift shape and change appearance. There are way marked paths through the dunes to encourage visitors to keep to particular areas. Stunning scenery, well worth a visit
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
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Peter I
Sheffield, UK148 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful place ! Desert like experience! Enjoyed sunset and sunrise! When you’re on island you must visit this place !
Written 4 November 2023
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Racey7
Lincoln, UK46 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
I wasn’t quite prepared for how stunning the sand dunes in Gran Canaria would be! Totally blown away by the view and would recommend everyone visits these.
Written 23 September 2023
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Rob W
Brentwood, UK190 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
A unique experience. At the southern tip of the Gran Canaries you can walk across the awe inspiring field of sand dunes for a true once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend.
Written 6 September 2023
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Chrissy
Halifax, UK17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Wow

What an experience- an absolute must if you are anywhere near Maspalomas

Didn’t really know what to expect but was blown away by how beautiful the sand dunes were

So many happy families enjoying themselves and breathtaking views

Warm soft sand, laughter and sunsets what else could you want
Written 23 July 2023
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ronash886
Plymouth, UK21 contributions
Jun 2023
Be careful as sand is very warm at this time of year so trainers a must if you are thinking of walking some of the dunes. Stunning though
Written 23 June 2023
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Ian D
Liverpool, UK19 contributions
Jun 2023
Fantastic sand dunes and nature reserve, a wonderful sight to behold. If you’re walking them be careful it gets really hot on them.
Written 13 June 2023
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Jo R
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May 2023 • Family
The sand dunes were amazing . I had never seen desert outside of a television screen. Beautiful yet intimidating to look at.

Come prepared with water walking shoes as sands is hot and intense heat can burn your feet. A scarf for your hair ladies and determination to reach the beach on the otherwise. At one point I felt an overwhelming panic that I wouldn't get out sand for miles, relax.
Written 8 June 2023
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DunelmArts
Aberdeen, UK1,130 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Maspalomas Dunes is a 5 square kilometre area of protected sand dunes. It's easy to imagine you are in the Sahara until you see the sea twinkling in the distance. It can get very windy here, and so the dunes constantly shift shape and change appearance. There are way marked paths through the dunes to encourage visitors to keep to particular areas. Stunning scenery, well worth a visit
Written 23 May 2023
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Ricky
St. Albans, UK215 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We have enjoyed the walk from Playa Del Ingles to Maspalomas along the Dunas de Maspalomas for many years now. It is around a hour and a bit walk but extremely beautiful. The whole walk can be done barefoot with the sea tickling your feet. There are small bars and huts dotted along if you need a drink or want to stop and swim. At the end in Melonares there are toilets for €1 or if you walk for 5 mins more there are free toilets behind the shops.
Written 10 May 2023
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BrotherPete
Coventry, UK152 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Dunes of Maspalomas are stunning, the dune formations are different every time I visit, they shift like the sands of time! located between Maspalomas lighthouse and Annexo 2, Playa del Ingles. The place to visit in the south part of Gran Canaria, I usually start at the Charca which a small freshwater lake that forms near the start of the beach at Maspalomas, full of herons and different migratory birds that use it as a stop over.
Written 13 April 2023
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