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Vista del cantabrico desde la costa de Deva

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A: Vista de la playa de Deva

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 460 meters away

Vista de la playa de Deva y como fondo Motrico.

Vista de la playa de Deva

B: Parque_Deva

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.0 km daleko

Parque en la arbolada de Deva.

Parque_Deva

C: Playa_centro

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.1 km daleko

Playa de Deva desde el hotel Aizea

Playa_centro

D: Playa

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.2 km daleko

Vista de la playa de Deva desde el espigon.

Playa

E: Deba - Foruen Plaza

od Carsten Arenz, 1.3 km daleko

The Plaza Foruen is the main square in the middle of the town of Deba in the province of Gipuzkoa in ...

Deba - Foruen Plaza

F: Puerto_Deva

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.5 km daleko

Pequeño puerto deportivo de Deva.

Puerto_Deva

G: Barrio

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.6 km daleko

Barrio de Deva que por desgracia no se el nombre.

Barrio

H: Monte_Itxiar

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.6 km daleko

Vistas desde un pequeño monticulo en la zona del barrio de Itxiar en Deva

Monte_Itxiar

I: Vista de Itxiar

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.0 km daleko

Vista de Itxiar, sus caseríos.

Vista de Itxiar

J: Alcolea

od José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.7 km daleko

Vista desde la casa Alcolea

Alcolea

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