Sand Dunes of Maspalomas


The Canary Islands are group of islands governed by Spain which lies around sixty miles of the coast of Morocco.  There are seven main islands including Gran Canaria, and numerous other islands and islets. They are now generally seen as perfect tourist destinations by Europeans who flock there to escape the cold, and enjoy the sun.

Maspalomas is situated in the southern part of Gran Canaria.  It is part of the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana.  Based on my personal experience, it appears to be a lot more sunny, and have far less downpours of rain than the north of the island, including Las Palmas.  It is also very well developed with numerous hotels, and resorts. During my time there, I stayed at the Eugenia Victoria Hotel, in Gran Canaria Avenue, not far from the Playa de Ingles. It was a very large hotel about four hundred rooms offering Half board, or All inclusive. The accommodation was quite adequate with lots of room space, and I did enjoy the food.

Dunas de Maspalomas is a nature reserve in the southern part of Gran Canaria, with splendid beaches and commercial resorts. Spectacular are the hillsides of sand which were historically created years ago, and remain interesting to explore.  It was my first visit to see the Dunes, and I will be quite willing to have another look next time around, with a little more time on my hand


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