The main island of Monteagudo –“the Sharp Mount” – is a long expanse that hosts the Alto das Cíes, a 197-metre peak that offers incredible views of the islands and the Galician coast.Monteagudo is connected to the middle Isla do Faro – “Lighthouse Island” – by a narrow stretch of sand that makes up the famous Rodas beach.The hotel has come to symbolise the vast overdevelopment of the Spanish coast during the boom years and been at the centre of a legal battle that began in 2005.The glass and concrete structure of 411 rooms was to form part of a larger golf complex with 1,500 holiday flats within the volcanic landscape of the reserve.Papua New Guinea isn’t the only place that’s still afraid of witches.
This protection has allowed for the establishment of the world’s largest seagull colony, which shares the land with numerous birds of prey, pelicans, woodpeckers, and migrating birds from throughout Europe during the winter.
Oysters, crayfish, shrimp, Galician octopus, as well as Atlantic fish like salmon, monkfish, turbot and skate are also available.
When we consider some of the various barbaric practices that were commonplace in the lives of our ancestors, we tend to look at them with a judgmental eye—thinking of them as uncivilized, and downright savage.
Most of us would even admit to wondering if our violent predecessors, like those who relished the bloody gladiator games or those who condoned cruel medieval torture chambers, were actually less evolved than those alive today.
But has humankind really progressed that much, or are we just as bloodthirsty and ruthless as ever?