Gran Canaria Maspalomas Beach
The Maspalomas Lighthouse is in the south of Gran Canaria, right in the middle of one of the most visited sections of coastline in Europe.
Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Meloneras offer a vast number of hotels and apartments, loads of leisure options during the day and an attractive night life around the beaches.
However Maspalomas is not just known for its enormous expanse of dunes next to the sea, or its great climate. It is also known for its old Lighthouse, which saw the first tourists arrive, and witnessed the area turn into a holiday resort. Ever since it dawned on the first travellers that the warm temperatures were no fluke on this endless beach, the Maspalomas Lighthouse has been the silent witness to thousands of days of sun, honeymoons, dips in the sea and strolls along the promenade.
The decision to build the lighthouse was made in 1861, although it actually took 28 long years to finish. At the time, the place was an uninhabited, desert paradise, cut off from the rest of the island. In order to build the lighthouse, which stands 55 metres high, they used a dock with a small ramp to unload the materials, which could only be brought in by sea.
The lighthouse light shone for the first time on 1st February 1890. It was the only construction at the end of a long strip of sand which started at what is now the Playa del Inglés and tailed off close to the Maspalomas Oasis. It helped to guide steamboats which covered routes between Europe, Africa and America.
Nowadays everything around it has changed. Now it is at the start of a busy promenade area with a whole host of restaurants and gift shops. It is the perfect place to shop, stop off after a day at the beach, go out for dinner or simply have a drink next to the long seashore.
Just a few metres from the promenade, bathers and walkers dive into the sand which marks the start of the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve, made up of three eco-systems: Palmeral, Charca and Dunas (Palms, Pond and Dunes) which run in parallel a few metres from the sea. The whole area is an enormous, exceptionally valuable natural space.
Just a little further on from the Maspalomas Palm Tree plantation (Palmeral) you will find another protected natural space, Charca, which lies between the sea and the sand, providing a resting spot for birds migrating from Europe to Africa. The huge expanse of sand dunes start beyond this pond, changing their shape continually, chiseled out by the wind coming off the ocean.
From the Lighthouse, and heading towards the dunes along the seashore, we reach the Punta de Maspalomas, which connects with the Playa del Inglés. It is actually the same beach, which just changes its name at this point. Visitors here soon latch on to our healthy custom of walking from one end to the other.
The beach has solitary and isolated sections, where nudism is popular. From the Maspalomas Lighthouse to Playa del Inglés, the nudist area is found between beach bars 3 and 4. From Playa del Inglés to the Maspalomas Lighthouse, the nudist area is found between beach bars 5 and 6. Surfers congregate on the bend joining Maspalomas with Playa del Inglés. Walkers, nudists and surfers mix freely on the beach.
Many things have changed since 1861, but Maspalomas continues to be the perfect place to unwind, enjoy the sea or simply while away the hours sunbathing. This hasnt changed, and neither has the long shadow of the Lighthouse, in the same place as ever. Whereas before it looked out for boats crossing the Atlantic, it now envies beach-goers spending their days under the gentle sun in Maspalomas.tumor suppressor genes humor appeal humor based off my pain humor from australia through humor you can soften humorous what does vitreous humor look like humor out humor questions humor contra la depresion like humor in the onion golf pro humor collegehumor under humor with a twist ehumor.pl znaczenie imion humor books for middle schoolers humor cartoons humor kdrama humor znacenje hiding behind humor meaning workout humor humor xxl humor about death humor about waiting like humor in the onion humor to deflect shumore air purifier humor movies humor zeszytów szkolnych humor among buddies crossword humor definition hurom juicer peliculas de humor under armour humor with a twist crossword clue humor negro difference between humor and wit vitreous humor made of dark humor pro clubs names how to use humor översätt humor till engelska humor with a side of homicide tumor definition humor for hope humor of the 21st century different types of humor around the world aqueous humor is present in front of opposite of humor meaning types of sense of humor humor during difficult times quotes aqueous humor made of humor past tense helping thru humor tipos de humor humor as a coping mechanism humor for today humor as a value humor as a verb humor from tianheng humor on social media humor vs wit ghumar ghume re humor and animals humor vitreous humor x ironia sense of humor around the world humor by the book.com humor like community humor out humor to heal humor teatro gran via ehumor.pl znaczenie imion humor ya books humor against humanity vitreous humor behind the eye what does just humor me mean humor contra el calor humor contra los complejos femeninos where does vitreous humor come from off humor meaning sense of humor humor nexzdas pro startup humor humor via streaming de humor humor jeans humor knee surgery cartoon humor or humour humor quotient humor research lab humor seriously humor sites humor used in a sentence humor vitreous humor about change best humor in the world difference between humor and satire humor for teachers humor in born a crime humor into hindi bringing humor into the workplace humor like community humor nexzdas pro bluetooth smysl pro humor anglicky under armour humor via app humor via streaming without humor we are all dead dhumorna jumorrow johnson zhumor instagram humor def hummer limo humor me movie humor or humour meaning humor code humor about forgetting imagens de humor contra o flamengo imagens de humor contra o corinthians like humor or smiles vitreous humor made of drive thru humor motsatsen till humor humor under bältet humor via streaming peliculas de humor humor in a sentence humor me webtoon humor code what does the phrase humor me mean into humor humor of ronald reagan humidor drying out humor funny humor fiction books humor good morning humor in the bible humor noun humor y chistes humor like humor publication since 1952 humor yourself against humor opposite of humor humor through the generations coping through humor humor and wit chamorro people humor negro en ingles humor xhevahir zeneli humor during coronavirus crisis humor like like humor or smiles opposite of humor verb humor of the past humor in sentence humor un antidepresivo humor games humor kya hai humor styles questionnaire humor someone humor writing prompts humor as a rhetorical device dark humor like food helping thru humor humor to cope with depression within humor humor contra la ansiedad humor of the day quotes humor through history humor definition humor questionnaire