You can walk along the beach with your feet in the sand where seashore meets the beach for up to 6Km
Visitor numbers down but real earnigs up
Whilst governments fail to convince themselves and sell the idea of inward investment during a prolonged downturn some smaller regions / industries are doing just that and we are predicting this year 2013 will show why playa del Ingles has got it right.
Comparisons aside about Gran Canaria being called a mini continent due to its climatre and countryside, it is also a micro economy dependent on tourism bringing benefits to the entire local community across these Islands.
Here's a short live master class with two mature students ( who know it all) given by an Economics professor
Unfortunately this issue goes to the basics of international economics which for many is so far removed from personal and household economics that many of us simple folk, including , 99% politicions don't get it!
The Professor in the above clip is a Professor at the London School of Economics and Princeton University.
To be balenced here's a promient Spanish economist who thinks Paul Krugman approach is mistaken.