Maspalomas Sand Dunes, Map, tourist guide and information
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Maspalomas Sand Dunes - Tourist information & resort guide
Photograph Riu Maspalomas Palace hotel from the Maspalomas sand dunes
The Maspalomas Sand Dunes are a nature reserve and naturists paradise for sun worshipers into nude sun bathing. The dunes can be reached by walking along the beach from either of the resorts. Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles, If you are coming from Playa del Ingles resort centre then head for the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas and go through the large arched entrance, along to the end of a short lane. You can try your hand out at riding a camel or horse.
Even in winter the sand can get too hot to walk on so don't forget your flip flops, sandals or trainers. This is particularly noticed on the southern sides of the dunes especially if there is no breeze.
On the south tip of Gran Canaria , one of the Canary Islands, Spain. The Maspalomas Sand Dunes are situated between the towns of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas.
Along the beaches that fringe the sea you can find:
The sand dunes are fronted by magnificent beaches that run from the Faro lighthouse at Maspalomas to the far end of Playa del Ingles. There is a constant stream of tourists walking along the firmer sand near the Atlantic ocean edge.
This is a very popular walk.
With cafe bar kiosks every 200-300 metres you can always stop for a cold drink, cup of coffee or refreshing snack.
The ocean is also very handy for an invigorating swim.
There are many walking trails through the dunes. The main routes are marked by upright poles marked with a coloured band denoting the route. There are maps with the main routes on near the entrances to the dunes.
In the valleys between the dunes you can lose the cooling sea breeze & it can become very hot so we advise carrying a bottle of water. You can also lose your bearings. As a precaution at a vantage point face the direction you wish to go in then take a note of the direction of the sun and use this for direction guidance, remembering that the sun is moving across the sky in a clockwise direction by 2.5 minutes on a watches face per 1 hour.
The sand on the sides of the dunes facing the sun can become too hot to walk upon in bare feet.
Maspalomas dunes triple palms
Maspalomas rolling dunes
Maspalomas dunes lone palm
Maspalomas dunes walker
The large bush like pine trees and the occasional palm trees help to stabalise large areas of the dunes. Other areas are slowing on the move drifting with the prevaling winds
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Maspalomas dunes viewpoint
The nude beach has moved from it's location next to the Gay beach to a section of the beach on the eastern side of the point. There is a beach cafe/bar kiosk on the beach.
It is now much closer to Playa del Ingles and located to the south east of the
Riu Maspalomas Palace hotel
See Location of Maspalomas Nude Beach on our Maspalomas Sand Dune Map
The Gay beach section is at bar kiosk number 7, approximately half way between Playa del Ingles & Maspalomas
Virtually the whole of the Sand dune area is a vast cruising area, especially in the areas with bushes and at the top of many of the dunes with clumps of bushes on the top.
See Location of XXXN on our Maspalomas Sand Dune Map
Local buses will take you near to the sand dunes in either Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles
Camel trips are available from the Maspalomas end of the dunes
For buses See
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