Maspalomas is famous for its photogenic giant sand dunes which separate it from Playa del Inglés. This is a protected area, open only to walkers and camel safaris. The man-made resort lacks a central focus though the 65 metre-high Faro de Maspalomas, built 1886, is a striking landmark. La Charca, a seawater lagoon, hosts many species of migratory birds. Family attractions include two water parks and Holiday World funfair.