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Arrived at Las Palmas at 10am and it was beautifully warm. We set off through the city to the lovely long beach area. There was a wide promenade are and we walked a couple of km along it and the beach. Had a cup of tea and cake watching the surfers at the break at the end of the beach near the theatre. Walked back into ...
... not surprising since they are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a huge hotel here that has 2000 rooms but only 6 storeys high.......very sprawling with lots of gardens.
Nearly one half of the island is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.......especially the area of the sand dunes where we were to protect the birds and fish that live there. People are not allowed in. We were impressed by this.
Back at the boat we took in some ...
Some like it hot… and those who do should make a beeline for Playa de Puerto Rico. It boasts the title of being the island's sunniest spot. Rumour has it the sand was blown over from the Sahara Desert hundreds of years ago, and it backs on to a subtropical garden, which flaunts two outdoor pools. Perfect for topping up that winter tan.
7. Walk with the animals at Palmitos Park
This zoo-park is set in 200,00 square metres of ...
... emerged almost organically from the mineral earth, evolving from the terrain, hinging themselves seamlessly to nature. Every home seemed to house at least one chubby dog sleeping in the sunshine.
And so my interim verdict on this delightful isle is that it is an ideal holiday destination, but the roads would drive you mad after a while, so a lovely idyllic escape but not to live and work, unless you had a chauffeur. What sealed this judgement for me was that it ...
... to the Madeira blog *yay* In the afternoon, we headed to the beach and had some lunch in one of the beachside restaurants. It was very warm but very windy so it didn't feel too hot. Unfortunately we both burnt. We re-embarked ahead of the sailing time and I headed to deck 18 to join my friends. The boys kicked a football overboard, so before sailing, the Environmental Officer had to ...