La Charca de Maspalomas

The dunes of Maspalomas, are also called La Charca de Maspalomas. It is a protected nature reserve of five square kilometers. The sand has a golden yellow color and exists out of pulverized chalk, shells and volcanic sand. Throughout the beautiful high sand dunes, it reminds a lot of people of the Sahara. Feel free to swim in La Charca or in the ocean and enjoy the beautiful sight.

Nice to know:

  • The current form of the dunes was obtained by the tsunami of 1755 after an earthquake

  • The sight is different every day, hence the dunes according to local folks are also called the ‘ mobile dunes ’

  • Naturism is allowed in a few areas of the beach