Maspalomas Beach Dunes of Gran Canaria



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The Maspalomas beach is located at the southern end of the island of Gran Canaria. Maspalomas is located at the southern tip of the Canary island of Gran Canaria, on the coast of the Atlantic. The sand there is soft and warm. Maspalomas is a popular tourist city with more than 30k people. There are many good hotels and over 180,000 beds for tourists. 70% of all tourists in Gran Canaria do visit the Maspalomas beach and the natural sand dunes.

The Maspalomas beach is connected with «The Playa del Inglés», which is the largest beach on the island of Gran Canaria. The Maspalomas beach begins a the «Playa del Ingles», and ends at the the lighthouse of Maspalomas. There are beaches for women in a bikini or for women withoout a bikini. The beautiful sand dunes of Maspalomas and the small lake are the two natural areas of great tourist and scientific value. The sand dunes are a protected area, it is prohibitted to touch plants or animlas in this area.

The modern city of Maspalomas was constructed in the 1960s. The name was connected to the traditional geographical names of the dunes of Maspalomas, and the old town of Maspalomas, which is now a small group of houses built in the historic district of San Fernando. Currently, the «Maspalomas Costa Canaria» is the brand that is used in advertising of the city and the coastal territory of Berriel Airport to the port of Pasito Blanco. The following districts are lcated near the beach: «Bahia Feliz», «Playa del Aguila», «San Agustin», «Playa del Ingles», «San Fernando de Maspalomas», «Campo Internacional Oasis», «Faro», «Bellavista», «Sonnenland», «Meloneras», «Pasito Blanco», «El Salobre», «Monte Leon» and «Ayagaures». «San Fernando de Maspalomas» and «Bellavista» are away from the coast, and are used by local people in this area.

Maspalomas is a popular tourist destination in the Canary Islands. Germans, British people and the Scandinavian women love this beach at any time of the year. There are many gay people too. The Maspalomas beach became the main destination of winter tourism for homosexual people in Europe. The gay people love to stay in the «Yumbo Centre», which is popular among the LGBT community. The «Yumbo Centre» is one of the most popular nightlife places for the European gay community.

The ecosystem of the dunes of Maspalomas has a great natural value. Many plants and animals in this area are only located on this smal location in Gran Canaria. No other place in the world has the same types of plants. It is an ancient environment.

The lighthouse of Maspalomas is 55 meters tall. It is located at the beginning of the beach of Maspalomas. It is one o the most visible buildings in the southern coast of Gran Canaria. The lighthouse of Maspalomas was build in 1890. The construction did last for 28 years, which is very strange. The ships can see the lighhouse on their journey between Europe and South America.

The Maspalomas beach has a lot of sun. There are many shops, restaurans, bars, amusement parks, sports facilities, golf, diving, windsurfing, parachuting, football, and a hot nightlife in the shopping centers. However, the main attraction is ths soft sand, the sunny climate and the natural environment of the dunes. Apart from the tourism in Maspalomas, there is also the «International Festival of Contemporary Dance» = MASDANZA and the International University. There is also the Maspalomas space observatory.

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