Monday, April 03, 2006

Gran Canaria 1

Welcome to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria! We spent pleasant days enjoying the nice spring weather, almost no humidity at all and tasting the island's specialties. This was the view from our hotel room to one side , Playa Las Canteras, with three km of fine golden sand and a natural reef which protects it from strong waves, making it one of the island's favorite beaches both for the local inhabitants and tourists:


This is the same view but from the boulevard (Paseo Maritimo)



This is the view to the right of our hotel room, we had a wonderful dinner right here below, at the end of the red road towards the rocks and waves!


Just like the first picture but late in the evening. Not the best pic but I love the colors. The beach was illuminated during the whole night (that's why it looks so orange), inviting swimmers at every hour although the water temperature was only 18-22ºC / 64-72ºF , not my kind of temperature. The retired folks apparently loved the early hours to go for a swim, they were there before sunrise. Followed by the yoga fans, sport groups and of course the runners. At any rate, many sun-hungry north Europeans were present, elderly and young families with small children.

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colorful parrots, set free :


View from the breakfast room:

Seen during a walk:


(more to come...)

17 comments:

  1. I'm sure you had a very nice time. From the looks of your photos, everything seems to be amazingly beautiful.

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  2. wish it was me.... in the sun, having breakfast by the beach!

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  3. Wow - now that is paradise and at the right time. I guess I'd love to go there one day but it seems quite a bit far away for us here.

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  4. Wow. This looks like paradise. I'm glad you had a good trip. Should we count this as your Monday Memory even though it just happened?

    My MM is up.

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  5. So are you home or blogging from Gran Canaria? Looks lovely .... somehow the view out of my window just doesn't cut it!

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  6. Paradise! Beautiful pictures Mar, as usual!!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures, Mar! I love those beach colours.

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  8. Wow, gorgeous pictures. Sounds like you're having a great time - good for you!

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  9. oooh. You Mar. Me Jealous. :)

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  10. What goregous pictures. So inviting. Looks like a wonderful time.

    Hugs Suz

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  11. Stunning, I am glad you got to go away for the weekend and have a great time.

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  12. Beautiful!!

    Just popped by to tell you we've had a facelift and noticed you've had one too! Muy espanol, Mar!

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  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! :)

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  14. Wow that's for 2006, you haven't been back since? It's the same really all the time -- well apart from the terrible weather this winter! -- but I love it and that's why I've lived here for 6 years. Hope you get a chance to visit again soon!

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