Portocolom Gentlemans Beach
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Portocolom Gentlemans Beach

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The 'Gentlemans Beach' Es Riueto, Portocolom. So named when years ago the men and women would walk their donkeys, leaving the gentlemen here, the donkeys at the next beach, whilst the ladies went on to the last beach on the peninsular for their privacy.

The trees lining the road are Tamarix [Tamarisk ] producing a purple flower in May.

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B: Panoramica Es Riueto Porto Colom

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