Amidst this wasteland , as if it were a gem , we find the Maspalomas dunes formed by a dune system of marine origin and an oasis , which highlights the Charco brackish water , and flora and fauna develops around, highlighting the palm. The rest was a rocky place where dominated by cacti and euphorbias. This area has been inhabited since time by aboriginals , as evidenced by archaeological finds from the necropolis of Lomo de Maspalomas dates ranging between X and XV , near the aboriginal town of Lomo Perera, or the typical houses aborigines are located on the coast : as Punta de Mujeres , Meloneras , or Llanillo Mountain Arena. This whole area belonged at the time of the conquest, the guanartemato kingdom of Telde. The conquest of Gran Canaria began in and ended with the surrender of Aboriginal Tirajana on the tops of the April 29,
Desert and oasis in south Gran Canaria
” EARL ROAD “
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Hi, will be staying at Villa Del Conde in Meloneras this coming weekend and my wife and i fancied getting up early and seeing the sun rise at the Maspalomas sand dunes, is this worth doing and could anyone advise timings and the best point to head for to do this? We don't mind a small-medium walk out onto the dunes perhaps to the sea but we understand it is a vast expansive area and my wife is unable to walk really far due to a leg issue. Sunrise today is 7. I would have thought if you walk along the seafront east towards the lagoon this would be as good as anywhere. You could watch either from the pathway alongside the lagoon or get down on the sands and in the dunes. Is it worth it?