Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)
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Gran Canaria 'The small continent' is often how this island is described due to its extremely varied landscapes with European, African and even American vegetation. The mountain range in the island's centre, of a height of about 2000 metres, is cut by some bizarre canyons.
Hardly anywhere else you can find such different landscapes and even climatical zones being geographically that close one to each other: mountain massives, desert land, tropical forrests, ...
Along the seaside there are wide beaches of sand, and while elsewhere people are shuddering of cold, here the tourists are lying in the sun and looking at those mountainpeaks being covered with snow.