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La Charca

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Nature reserve by the beach and sand dunes

Thursday 20th September and we walked from our hotel, RIU Club Hotel Gran Canaria, along the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
David D
Devon, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed 25 June 2018
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“nature reserve”(13 reviews)
“sand dunes”(12 reviews)
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely nature reserve next to the Dunas de Maspalomas, plenty of wild birds and fish swimming close to the shore. Worth a visit with some binoculars and a camera.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenElle200
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Thursday 20th September and we walked from our hotel, RIU Club Hotel Gran Canaria, along the stranpromenade to see the famous Dunas of Maspalomas. On our way we visited La Charca which is situated between with Maspalomas beach on one side and the Duans on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kenny10564
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank flamingice
Reviewed 21 March 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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".

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 24 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank poggy11
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.