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La Charca

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A great place to watch the local wildlife. Not what you expect right next to the sand dunes. A nice... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Lovely walk

A nice, accessible walk, where you see the mountains, wild bird life, the dunes, the sea and lots... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
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“bird life”(8 reviews)
“nature reserve”(12 reviews)
“sand dunes”(11 reviews)
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

A great place to watch the local wildlife. Not what you expect right next to the sand dunes. A nice tranqil place.

Thank kenny10564
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t expecting this but a large lagoon leading to the beach and sand dunes, preserved as a nature reserve. Lots of bird life to see including a number of very active egrets. Really enjoyed just sitting on the side of this peaceful oasis. Good for...More

1  Thank MalcH
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We didn't get to stop here for as long as I would have liked, but the time we were here was enjoyable nonetheless. I understand that this is an important ecological area on the island, and it had lots of birds, some of which were...More

Thank flamingice
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Maspalomas lagoon is a stunning piece of nature - a great place to observe the wildlife - lots of egrets at close quarters

Thank 826charlie
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A nice, accessible walk, where you see the mountains, wild bird life, the dunes, the sea and lots of interesting people passing by. :-) Beware of large groups of women wanting to "shake your hand".

Thank Scatsis
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The weather in Feb/March was a rather wet in the mountains which caused the lake to be filled to overflowing by the water running down the storm channel. It was fascinating to see the beach eroded by the water flow. Soon shored up by two...More

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Always an accessable reserve there seem to be lots more birds this year. A bonus is that the touts and ,'beggars' alongside seem in the main to have been cleared away. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank poggy11
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Looks like an oasis in the desert right next to the dunes. Many birds and a very pleasant place to stop for a while and enjoy the view.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This was a nice surprise to see a nature reserve alongside our walk to Maspalomas centre. We saw the reserve and birds at dusk and again at night with a full moon, absolutely magical.

Thank Karmahay
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Staying locally chanced upon this inland lagoon. Lots of Little egrets, but really nice views of Spoonbills on the island with the bare tree for migrating ospreys. Annoyed I left my camera at home!

Thank David P
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Response from dnowland_12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea where to go "Twitching" on Gran Canaria, you could try Googling it or email the Gran Canaria tourist board.