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Maspalomas Sand Dunes - Tourist information & resort guide

 

Maspalomas Sand Dunes Beaches    Description of Maspalomas Sand Dunes   Location of Maspalomas Sand Dunes  
Restaurants in Maspalomas Sand Dunes     Transport    Nude Beach    Gay Beach & Cruising

 

Maspalomas Sand Dunes, Tourist information & guide

 

Photograph Riu Maspalomas Oasis hotel from the Maspalomas sand dunes

Photograph Riu Maspalomas Palace hotel from the Maspalomas sand dunes

 

 

 

 

Description of 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.

 

 

 

Location of Maspalomas Sand Dunes

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.

  • The dunes are backed by the Maspalomas Golf Course, the largest golf course on Gran Canaria
  • Behind the golf course is the Campo International resort and then on the north east is Sonnenland
  • To the east is Playa del Ingles
  • To the west is Maspalomas and Meloneras

 

 

Facilities in Maspalomas Sand Dunes

Along the beaches that fringe the sea you can find:

  • Kiosks, these are small square beach bars, selling food and drinks located every few hundred metres. The kiosks are numbered from 1 to 7 the nearest kiosk to the lighthouse is number 1 until you reach kiosk number 7 which is on the Gay beach in a central location along the front. As you continue towards Playa del Ingles the numbers start to descend again and Number 6 is on the Nudist Beach and Playa del Ingles Kiosk number 1 is at the far end away from the sand dunes.
  • Sun longer beds and parasols are available for hire. They are located near the kiosks
  • At the eastern and western ends the width of the dunes narrow as you approach the two resorts of Maspalomas(west) & Playa del Inglis (right).and turn into resort beaches backed by bars & restaurants. There are also life guards in these resort areas.
  • The dunes are patrolled by police on sand buggies, horseback or 4 wheel drive cars.

 

Maspalomas Sand Dunes Beaches

Maspalomas Sand Dunes

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.

 

 

Walking through the Sand Dunes


maspalomas dunes markers

 

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 Sand Dunes Bars & Restaurants

  • You have a selection of restaurants and bars at both the Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles ends of the dunes
  • In between along the coast line you will find Kiosks which all look alike have numbers on them.
    • The numbering starts at No 1 is located in both Maspalomas and at the far end of Playa del Ingles where the beach is a narrow strip. The numbers increase as you walk along the sea front towards the centre of the dunes. Number 7 at the gay beach is the largest number.
  • The kiosks sell snack food, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, coffee and tea

 

 


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

 

Maspalomas Nude Beach


Maspalomas Nudist Beach

 


Nudist Beach Sign

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maspalomas Gay Beach

 


gay beach bar kiosk 7


maspalomas dunes way to kiosk 7

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


 

Maspalomas Sand Dunes Transport - Local Buses  

 

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

 

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