Hi guys welcome to my channel and today I’m going to show you one of the best places in Gran Canaria the Maspalomas. There is a beautiful sandy beach were allowed to go topless and naked if you like. There are spectaculars dunes; nature all around. I use a Canon DSLR with EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens which is beautiful lens for such kind of footage. If you like it, there is a link to the description and also there’s a direction how to get to beach. And after that in the video I am going to show you Morgan Porto Rico Beach which is also very nice beach. So, enjoy the video. Maspalomas means ‘more pigeons’ in Spanish, because of the many pigeons that were going to drink in the pond of water in the area. Some scientists believe that Maspalomas not as old as other sandy deserts like Sahara or the Namib. It was formed after the great tsunami in 1756, or because of ‘Sirocco’ phenomenon, the wind that comes from the Sahara. It can reach hurricane speed when a sand-filled cloud is blown over from North Africa. The cloud doesn’t stop here in Canary Islands, it can travel as far as the UK or even South America. During daytime, the sand temperature is extremely high as it can easily reach 50 degrees Celsius or 120 Fahrenheit. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the Gran Canaria giant lizard. It is reddish-brown reptile that grows to lengths up to 80 cm. Otherwise, there is safe to walk because there are no snakes. The beach is about 7000 steps long if you walk all the way from the lighthouse to Playa del Inglés. Maspalomas’ first celebrity visitor was Christopher Columbus. He stopped here to take water and firewood that were necessary for his last voyage to America in the 16th century. Many years later, another great man, Winston Churchill, arrived on board “Cristina” the luxury yacht to enjoyed holidays at Gran Canaria. Spain is very liberal regarding dress ware in its coastal beach resorts. Topless bathing in Spain is permitted in most places, but in the Maspalomas Beach, everyone is free to be what they want, with who they want, and wear whatever they want… Playa de Maspalomas can keep tourists busy; from calm lying on the beach to the crazy carnival dance. The colorful Spanish way of life spills over into its fiestas. Almost every week, there is a fiesta somewhere which is a fine excuse to eat, drink and have plenty of fun. Today, it takes place during Carnival with a giant fish funeral. The origin of the ‘Burial of the Sardine’ goes back to the mid 19th century when a group of students from Madrid decided to form a funeral procession presided over by a sardine, the carnival festival held on Ash Wednesday. The sardine symbolizes fasting.