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Es Pontas

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A: Es Pontàs , Cala Santanyi

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 40 meters away

Es Pontàs , Cala Santanyi

B: Es Pontàs , Cala Santanyi 2

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 90 meters away

Es Pontàs , Cala Santanyi 2

C: Es Pontas - 2

by Jan Koehn, 110 meters away

Es Pontas - 2

D: Cala Llombards Beach 1

by Jan Koehn, 300 meters away

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Cala Llombards Beach 1

E: Mallorca Cala Lombards 2013

by Dirk Kurzmann, 380 meters away

Mallorca Cala Lombards 2013

F: Cala llombards

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 390 meters away

Cala llombards

G: Cala Llombards Beach 3

by Jan Koehn, 410 meters away

Wikipedia:The Cala Llombards is a bay on the Balearic island of Mallorca.The Cala Llombards located i...

Cala Llombards Beach 3

H: Cala llombards

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 410 meters away

Cala llombards

I: Cala Santanyi, Mallorca

by Marco Maier, 910 meters away

Cala Santanyi, Mallorca

J: Pool

by Jan Koehn, 1.1 km away

Pool

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, Europe

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