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PLAYA DEL INGLES CURVA PANORAMICA

The Maspalomas Dunes, a natural paradise on Gran Canaria

The Maspalomas Dunes, located in the south of Gran Canaria, are a unique natural paradise in the Canary Islands. This impressive landscape of white sand dunes, sculpted by the wind, is a place of great beauty and biodiversity.

The Maspalomas Dunes cover an area of 403 hectares and stretch for 6 kilometers. They are formed by fine, golden sand that comes from the erosion of nearby ravines. The wind is responsible for moving the dunes, creating bizarre shapes that are constantly changing.

The Maspalomas Dunes are home to a variety of plants and animals. Common plants include tabaiba dulce, sea fennel, and sea holly. Notable animals include seagulls, flamingos, plovers, and lizards.


In the 1960s and 1970s, the region's tourist development put the Maspalomas Dunes at risk. The construction of hotels and resorts, as well as the increase in tourist numbers, disrupted the natural balance of the ecosystem.

In 1987, the Maspalomas Dunes were declared a national nature reserve. This measure helped to protect the area and ensure its preservation.

Today, the Maspalomas Dunes are a popular tourist destination. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the dunes, sunbathe on the beach, or go for a swim.

Some interesting facts about the Maspalomas Dunes:

- The Maspalomas Dunes form at a rate of 3 meters per year.
- The Maspalomas Dunes are home to over 100 species of plants and animals.
- The Maspalomas Dunes are one of the most popular tourist attractions on Gran Canaria.

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