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One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Canary Islands, the scenic grace of Maspalomas, with its white, sandy beaches, dessert-like dunes and azure sea is perfectly contrasted against the rocky peaks that rise towards the centre of Gran Canaria. Relaxation and enjoyment are the focal points of this coastal gem and holidaymakers wanting to escape to their own place in the sun, are sure to find it here. Stretching across the four beaches of Aguila, San Agustin, Las Burras and the more famous Playa del Ingles, there are plenty of square metres of sand for you to lounge on, and if you are seeking more than just relaxation, then there are numerous water sports activities to embark upon at your own leisure. Have a stab at wind- or kite-surfing, or go jet-skiing for an energy-laden activity. If you prefer land-based adventures, then look no further than to the array of theme parks and sights that abound in the area. Spend a day experiencing the exotic birds, the wildlife and the dolphins in Palmitos Park, or explore the ancient history of the island at Mundo Aborigen. Both places are located in the mountainous region inland, and nearby you can find the viewing platform of Degollada de La Yegua, from where you can gaze across the beautiful rural landscape of the island. For an experience that is quite different to what you might expect from Gran Canaria, head to the Sioux City Park, which is a Wild West theme park, set in the middle of Canary Islands. Expect cowboys, bison and choreographed shows of horsemanship, shootouts and saloon brawls. Back in Maspalomas, you can amuse yourself at Holiday World, or head for the more serene surroundings near the lighthouse and the adjacent landscape of rolling dunes. As the sun slowly sets over the island, the city really comes alive. The bars and restaurants of Maspalomas are open to everyone and you can choose to either go for a splendid meal, enjoy the atmosphere around the resorts or dive head first into the vibrant nightlife of the city.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/