- EXCLUSIVE: The undulating Maspalomas sand dunes in Gran Canaria are known throughout the world for their sand mountains
- Green campaigners warned the natural beauty of the area would be ruined
- After the government’s decision to close all beaches, it is in pristine condition
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
One of Spain’s most famous tourist attractions has undergone a miraculous transformation which has left environmentalists stunned but delighted.
The undulating Maspalomas sand dunes in Gran Canaria are known throughout the world for their sand mountains and attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, many of them to have sex or to sunbathe in the nude without being disturbed.
Green campaigners have constantly asked holidaymakers, including the Brits, NOT to ruin the protected environment by drawing pictures, symbols, love hearts or initials in the sand, some of which could be seen from space, as were thousands of footprints.
Just a year ago, they warned the natural beauty of the area would be ruined and lost for ever unless visitors were ‘re-educated’. The situation became so bad that leaflets were handed out at Canary airports.
Now, six weeks after Spain went on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous dunes – which have even been the setting for porn videos – have taken on an incredible new look which environmentalists say has not been seen in 50 years.
Due to the total lack of holidaymakers and the government’s decision to close all beaches, the Maspalomas attraction is in pristine condition, with rolling dunes and not one footprint
Original publication 30 April, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 17th May 2020
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