On the picturesque Maspalomas beach rises a slender, majestic lighthouse of the island of Gran Canaria, which has become a symbol of the city and one of the main attractions of the island. The lighthouse was built in 1861, but only a few decades later it worked for its purpose and continues to shine on ships until now.
The building is viewed from water and land, has two levels: the caretaker's house and the observation tower, the height of the structure is 60 meters. The lighthouse is a favorite place for tourists, next to it are clothing stores, souvenir shops and cafes that serve original and traditional treats of fresh fish and seafood.
The surroundings of Maspalomas near the lighthouse are striking in their diversity. Nearby is a salt water lake "Charka de Maspalomas", on the site of which there used to be ancient swamps. Around the lighthouse are wide dunes. You can admire the vast expanses of the ocean and dunes while walking along the neat promenade, framed by flowering trees. Travelers should visit the lighthouse in the evening, a magnificent building in the light of the rays of the setting sun is an amazing and memorable sight.
How to get there
You can get to the lighthouse by buses:
- No. 91, which starts from Playa del Cura beach, goes to the San Telmo bus station, stops at the airport and goes to the lighthouse.
- No. 66, leaves the airport, travels to the center of Maspalomas, passes interesting tourist places and ends the route at Maspalomas lighthouse.
- Number 90, you can catch it at the airport and drive to the end of the route. The end point will be a lighthouse.
In addition to public transport, you can rent a car, or drive to the place by taxi, which always charge a meter, in accordance with the established tariffs.