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La Charca

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Nature at its finest

Wasn’t expecting this but a large lagoon leading to the beach and sand dunes, preserved as a nature... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
MalcH
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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An oasis next to the desert

We didn't get to stop here for as long as I would have liked, but the time we were here was... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
flamingice
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Kent
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“bird life” (8 reviews)
“nature reserve” (12 reviews)
“sand dunes” (10 reviews)
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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"maspalomas beach"
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"wetlands"
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Reviewed 13 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

Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 26 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
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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Always like to walk out this way & see the lovely birds who are quite happy to pose for photos. On a clear day the views are stunning. Just be aware of the nuisance black, aggressive, female street sellers. My advice would be don’t speak...More

Thank sandra H
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alisonka
22 February 2017|
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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.
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