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El Faro de Maspalomas, Maspalomas

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
On a visit to El Faro de Maspalomas, look out to the sea and imagine how this historic lighthouse would have safely guided ships from Africa and the Americas. Built in 1890, the 68-m (223-ft) tall structure is an icon of the Maspalomas area, and the perfect place to set off on a walk into the famous sand dunes. Afterwards, have a meal or a snack in one of the many nearby restaurants or cafes. A visit to El Faro de Maspalomas represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Maspalomas itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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Where to stay in Maspalomas

As a well-known tourist vacation spot, most visitors take advantage of the numerous all-inclusive resorts and hotels that dot the coastline, ranging in price and quality. Choosing a hotel with close proximity to the Maspalomas dunes means on-foot access to the large oceanfront nature reserve perfect for afternoon hikes. Alternatively, staying closer to the famous Playa de Ingles allows visitors to enjoy the lively beach during the day and vibrant nightlife in the evening.
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  • A lighthouse that is still in use, situated beside the water and open green space, shops and restaurants a swell.  more »
  • Not so special but a nice picture place at the Meloneras beach. You have a very nice view to the Maspalomas dunes and is a great starting and meeting point for your walks at the boardwalk of the fancy...  more »
  • There is a beach , bit more rock and grit than sand. There are shops and cafes. And just beyond is the sand dunes.  more »
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  • A lovely area to relax on the beach front. A variety of shops and restaurants nearby and especially beautiful at night time with the lighting. Worth a visit if you are staying nearby on holiday.
  • Nice area and lookout. Much nicer and classier side of the Maspolomas Dunes than Playa del Ingles
  • Great tourist attractions among visitors of maspalomas Beach, it's great place to watch sunset and see the tides of sea hitting the Stones.
  • Excellent walk to see romantic sunsets. Very good nightlife, full of shops, restaurants, cafes and stylish bars.
  • Nice point to head to. There's not much to see of the Faro once your there but it's a nice place to sit & watch the world go by. It marks a point were the rocky beaches of Meloneras meet the lovely sandy beaches of Maspalomas