The miniature continent of Gran Canaria has deserts, steep mountains, forests and very nice beaches. The population of Playa Puerto Rico swells in the winter as Europeans come in droves to this African archipelago. The Canary Islands are an autonomous region of Spain.
La Línea is a coastal town just north of the Gibraltar in Spain. La Linea de la Concepcion’s beaches are superb, even though this is not your typical tourist destination due to its location on a contested international border. However, these beach spots frequently win international recognition as Blue Flag Beaches.