El Faro de Maspalomas, Maspalomas

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. Put El Faro de Maspalomas and other Maspalomas attractions into our Maspalomas trip maker website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I ventured here on my own and found the lighthouse i always see on the horizon from riu palace. It has shops close by and a nice walk by the water on the dunes in the protected area. We saw wild parro...  more »
  • Beautiful Boardwalk nearby restaurants is the Mall. Very well looked after.
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  • Old fashion shopping experience and not up to date. Need a real fix up. Suggest you go up to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria instead.  more »
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  • I went here the 1st night I arrived to watch the sunset and it's absolutely amazing...after that a couple more times because it's never enough the view you see there. Romantic place.
  • If you are up for a romantic walk at the beach, this is the best place. Watching the sunset and waves splashing on the shore coupled with occasionally sea breeze is the most romantic thing you could achieve here! I had an amazing shot of the sunset!
  • A place to see have a photo but not much else im afraid. Cant go in or up. Just added it in on a walk along the sea front
  • Old style lighthouse at the end of the Boulevard El Faro, it is worth strolling down after a meal. It is a popular place to see the sunset. Pretty cool.
  • It's a light hours not much to say about it really. The guy who does the sand sculptures at the foot of the lighthouse is pretty good.

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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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