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“bring me that horzion” said once captain jack sparrow while watching over the ocean up to the horizon and enjoying the unbelievable view he got.

regarding to this we did a short research about hotels possessing an infinity pool. an infinity pool is a swimming or reflecting pool that produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to “infinity”. an incredible moment for the “tricked” guest seeing the water not having an end, flowing in an ocean or floating in the air. a lot of luxurious hotels already have these pools and more  are acquiring to get one as this pools are getting more and more popular among the clients.

however, the following post will include some hotels in spain or portugal which are possesing an infinity pool, and offering these memorable moments of an unforgettable view

 

fuerteventura, canary islands    

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gran canaria, canary island

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lisboa, portugal

the secret of the red color of the water is the mosaic. from this infinitypool you have the best view of the tajo and the alfarma district

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gran canaria, canary island

enjoy this pool in the south of the island. the pool is surrounded by the dunes of maspalomas, giving you the illusion that  the water ends in a nowhere.

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alicante

a place of silent, turning off the mind and forget about everything and just enjoy this infinity pool in the natural park of sierra frost. who is not searching time by times a place to escape for

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 barcelona

in this hotel it is possible just to hang around, relax and enjoy the view while being on the terrace with the infinity pool, lying in one of the sunbeds and enjoying snacks, tapas and cocktails directly from   the bar of this balcony

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almancil, portugal

this hotel is located in portugal, more specific it is in the residential area of quinta do lago. a special service of this hotel is offering underwater music

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ibiza, balearic islands

in a pine forest hidden hotel located on a 180 meter high cliff, which is perfectly integrated in natura. they have 8 pools filled with seawater linked with the “cascadas suspendidads”. through this waterfalls the water flows like an endless cascada towards the sea.

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 tenerife, canary islands        

surrounded by a  big garden, this hotel is located in the south of tenerife. this infinity pool consists of saltwater. besides the water is heated so that the clients can enjoy also this pool in colder periods.

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sóller, mallorca

overlooking the port of sóller, with a beautiful sunset. couples are welcome to enjoy this moment with a smalldrink.

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nowhere else are food fights as loved as they are in spain!

 

surely the most famous one, the mother of food fight festivals, is la tomatina in buñol, valencia. but leave it to the spaniards to find fighting potential in many other foods, and even drinks (from wine in haro, la rioja, to grapes in pobla del dec, valencia, to meringues and candies in vilanova i la geltrú, catalonia).

one less known spanish food fight festival, but at least equally ´dirty´ and fun, is els enfarinats, the flour fight in ibi, near alicante. it takes place on the 28th of december, which is perhaps the reason why there isn´t so big of a tourist crowd as for the summer festivals la tomatina or the haro wine fight.

the enfarinats is a game, a charade, a ludic battle between two opposing teams in a reenactment of the political situation of the region. one team, the enfarinats, acts as the government, while the other represents the opposition, and they fight for the control of the town. of course it is all playful fun, as the weapons used are merely flour and eggs, and the occasional firecracker.

enfarinats from 20minutos

 

the flour war starts between the two gangs, but spectators get quickly involved too. they are required to obey all the silly rules imposed by the ´government´, otherwise they will receive a floury punishment. no wonder nobody cares too much about obeying any rules, since everyone is there for some good laughs and fun!

enfarinats from socialphy

 

showing that some traditions cannot and should not change, the group of enfarinats is always made up of married men (absolutely necessary that they are married), usually 14, men that are friends in the ´real life,´ which means that it is not easy for an outsider to become an enfarinat. led by the pretense town mayor, the group collects ´taxes´ from all shops, trades and banks as a charity for the elders care home, which gives the whole day a meaningful scope in its playfulness. during all of this tax collection the epic street battles between the two groups don´t stop, which means that by the end, everybody is left looking the same, powdery white.

enfarinats from oppiminen

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perhaps unlike the tomatina, the flour food fight is more organized, it follows a plot, and participants play a certain role in the storytelling. it is thus a different type of fun: while the end result is the same (food covered faces and a distinguishable smell on the streets), els enfarinats is more about following, or even breaking, certain rules, rather than just getting the others and oneself buried under a mountain of flour (or tomatoes).

so if you find yourself on the eastern coast of spain during the winter holidays, stop in ibi on the 28th of december and admire these fighters carrying on some old traditions, or dare to participate and throw a fistful of flour in the face of the authorities!

 

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