The Canary Islands are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located on the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Sahara.
The climate is tropical and desertic, the economy is based primarily on tourism, which makes up 32% of the GDP. The Canaries receive about 12 million tourists per year. Ecologists are concerned that the resources, especially in the more arid islands, are being overexploited.
You will observe in these photographs a mixture of nature and tourist overexploitation, the contrast between a green and arid landscape, a beautiful view facing real-state speculation.
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Amadores Beach. The latest real estate and tourist developments are concentrated in the beach of Amadores, in the area of Puerto Rico. It is an artificial beach with quarry sand, the coast has been modified to offer a tourist service.
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Mogan. This town is located in the southwest of the island, here we can see the wall of a house located a few meters from the coast and at the foot of a cliff.
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Maspalomas. On the other hand on certain occasions we can find tourist buildings that respect the environment, following the traditional patterns of construction.
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Detail of volcanic sand
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Landscape of Maspalomas
Contrast of the traditional desertic landscape in front of the artificial tropical that we can observe here.
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Palm trees and hotels
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Palm trees and hotels 2
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Surprise the symmetry of hotels, try to be as repetitive as possible that way is much cheaper its construction and planning.