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Meloneras, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Meloneras — Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Located on the beach, the Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras is built in the typical colonial Canarian architecture style. It offers 1126 large and comfortable double rooms with modern decor, equipped with two beds, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, safety-deposit box for rent, satellite TV, full furnished bathroom with hair dryer and telephone, and a terrace with optional sea view. There is a possibility of accommodation for a third person in extra-bed. Guests can enjoy 2 heated swimming pools with different sizes and temperatures, a heated pool with a central island where the children pool is allocated and the Laguna swimming pool with 5 meters waterfall, solarium, terrace with Jacuzzis, 76.000 m2 of garden area with 700 palm trees, 4 tennis courts, 2 paddle courts, shuffleboard and French bowls. Guests will also find great dining, 2 buffet-restaurants, a-la-carte restaurants, Italian restaurant, Mexican restaurant, bars, Snack Bistro, English Pub, dancing room and shopping gallery. There is also an entertainment programme for adults and children, with sports, competitions, contests, and many other activities with the participation of guests. The famous Maspalomas golf course is only 2 kilometres away. The hotel accepts the major credit cards.

Canary Islands, Spain

Oregon Elk

Oregon Elk

Oregon Coast Guard

Oregon Coast Guard

Oregon High Desert

Oregon Highw Desert

Just a sampling of the many animals and scenery in the unique Oregon High Desert country.

Top left – Mule Deer  Bottom left – Pronghorn Antelope Right – Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Cascade Head – Oregon


Cascade Head

Cascade Head protrudes three miles in to the Pacific Ocean and has a summit of 1,500 feet and sheer walls that plummet 500 vertical feet to the waters below.  The cliff is covered with tangled forests of Sitka spruce hundreds of years old.


Central Oregon Cascades Winter

Central Oregon Cascades Winter

Take a snow shoe journey through a giant Ponderosa Pine forest.  Just one of the winter wonders you can find in the Central Oregon Cascades.

(Looks more like cross country ski path to me)

Ecola State Park, Oregon


Ecola State Park

Thirty-five miles of clean, hard, walkable sand along the coastline of Ecola State Park provides dramatic views of Haystack Rock, three-covered cliffs and the sublime expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

Haystack Rock is the tallest free standing rock in the upper left in the far distance.

Yaquina Bay Bridge at Sunset

Yaquina Bay Bridge at Sunset

The main arch of the Yaquina Bridge reflects in the water of the Newport Marina at South Beach.  The bridge, standing 245 feet at its highest point, was completed in 1936 and spans 3,260 feet


Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Beautiful Mt Hood as seen from Trillum Lake


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