Canary Islands: Places to Explore

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Maspalomas and the Southern Coast

Maspalomas is a beach resort with all the trappings, incongruously backed by empty sand dunes that resemble the Sahara. Despite beachfront overdevelopment in the town, it retains appealing stretches of isolated beach on the outskirts, as well as a bird sanctuary. Over the last decade, German tour operators, who bring masses of visitors, have helped place an emphasis on protecting the environment.

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