Category: Canary Islands

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

| January 30, 2012
Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Los Gigantes lies at the foot of the imposing cliffs of los Gigantes at an average height of 500 metres and 30 km northwest of the playa de las Americas. This spot which is not as crowded as las Americas or los Cristianos, has first class hotels associated with a sports port, excellent views of the sea and cliffs and a very nice beach of volcanic sand. Continue Reading

San Agustin, Gran Canaria

| January 28, 2012
San Agustin, Gran Canaria

San Agustín is one of the leading tourist centres lying on Gran Canaria’s southern flank. Although nowadays it tends to form part of the generalised sprawl that spreads through the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas areas, it is nevertheless an entity in its own right, located around the beaches of San Agustín and Las Burras. Continue Reading

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

| January 23, 2012
Los Cristianos, Tenerife

The popular resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the south-west corner of the island of Tenerife, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de las Americas. Continue Reading

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

| January 21, 2012
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Once just a small fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo’s harbour now receives ferries full of day-trippers from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote every day and the town plays host to hundreds of visitors who are drawn to spend a sunny, sandy holiday in the island’s tourist Mecca. Continue Reading

Las Canteras, Gran Canaria

| January 19, 2012
Las Canteras, Gran Canaria

Las Canteras is the main beach serving the capital, Las Palmas. Its more than three kilometres of golden sand stretch the length of the western side of the isthmus on which the city stands and which joins the island with the group of volcanic cones, known as “La Isleta”. Fifty years ago this whole area was still covered by sands like those of Maspalomas. Continue Reading

Teguise beaches

| January 17, 2012
Teguise beaches

Teguise is one of the largest and most popular of Lanzarotes seven municipalities. It includes Famara (in the north) and Costa Teguise, (in the south). Continue Reading

Cable car trip to Mount Teide

| January 14, 2012
Cable car trip to Mount Teide

Chances are that you might have traveled on a cable car before, but watch out for the difference when you opt for the cable car trip to Mount Tiede. This is unquestionable one of the most breathtaking rides in the world. Your journey begins at a height of 2,356 meters above sea level and ends at a height of 2,482 meters above sea level. For the uninitiated, Mount Tiede is the highest in Spain. Apart from this is the third highest volcano in the world. The entire journey takes just eight minutes. Do not forget to stare down during the journey for some awesome views. Continue Reading

César Manrique and Lanzarote

| January 11, 2012
César Manrique and Lanzarote

If you have ever visited Lanzarote you are bound to have come across the name César Manrique. Below we take a closer look at Lanzarote’s most famous citizen. Continue Reading

Windsurfing in Gran Canaria

| January 10, 2012
Windsurfing in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a superb spot for windsurfing, since the naturally warm air and water temperature conditions are complemented by the presence of the trade wind, a wind that is ideal for this sport and blows mainly on the eastern side of the island. Continue Reading

Playa de Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

| January 4, 2012
Playa de Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

Playa de Las Teresitas beach is situated 8 kilometres northeast of the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife next to the little village of San Andres. The sand brought from the Sahara and its well kept surroundings make it one of the most attractive beaches on the island. Continue Reading

Gran Canaria Desert

| January 3, 2012
Gran Canaria Desert

On crossing the mountain watershed from north to south, a totally different landscape opens up before one’s eyes: arid, rocky, rugged and broken. If the day has been overcast in the north, the clouds will be seen to stay on this flank, leaving the southern skies free of northern humidity. Continue Reading

Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife

| December 30, 2011
Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz is the second largest tourist city on the island with accommodation for around 30,000 tourists. In contrast with the modern resorts of the south, El Puerto has had a great tradition as a place of relaxation since the end of the last century when the spa, which today is the Hotel Casino Tauro, was built. The accommodation offered in Puerto de la Cruz is also different from most of the other places in the islands since hotels predominate over apartments. Continue Reading

Gran Canaria nature

| December 29, 2011
Gran Canaria nature

Perhaps Gran Canaria’s most surprising feature is the spectacular variety of its scenery. Its accessible terrain affords as many kinds of landscape as would a whole continent, something that is undeniably appealing to lovers of spectacular views, flora, geology or simply the joys of driving or walking through the countryside. Continue Reading

Tenerife transport

| December 29, 2011
Tenerife transport

How to get to Tenerife:

Daily flights linking the main cities of Spain with the rest of Europe (International airport Reina Sofia/Tenerife Sur). Daily plane, ship and / or Jetfoil trips from the rest of the Canary islands (Los Rodeos airport, Transmediterranea Jet-foil and Fred Olsen Ferries). Continue Reading

Gran Canaria Volcanoes

| December 28, 2011
Gran Canaria Volcanoes

This island’s volcanic origin confers upon it certain scenic peculiarities of great rarity. The main distinguishing feature of Gran Canaria volcanism is the superimposition of modern structures upon old, giving rise to myriad forms of cones, depressions and volcanic lava flows. The last-mentioned, rivers of solidified lava, are present in a variety seen in no other place on Earth. Continue Reading

Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria

| December 22, 2011
Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogán is one of the most attractive tourist resorts in the Canaries, as it combines a typical fishing-village atmosphere with a marina built in the local style. In this seafaring village, the original-looking houses – traditional straight lines, whitewashed walls, brightly painted doors and windows-seem to cling to the cliffside. Puerto Mogan is situated on the south west coast, nine miles west of Puerto Rico. Continue Reading

Playa la Arena, Tenerife

| December 22, 2011
Playa la Arena, Tenerife

Playa la Arena is today one of three separate resorts (Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and Playa la Arena) that have merged into one. Playa la Arena is the most modern of the three and has a beautiful long stretch of blue Flag standard black sand beaches. Continue Reading

Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

| December 22, 2011
Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Set beneath a range of steep hills on the south coast of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is the island’s main resort. Continue Reading

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

| December 17, 2011
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

The smallest and most recently developed of the island’s three main resorts, Costa Teguise is situated on the southeast corner of Lanzarote and is a haven for families and sun-seekers. Continue Reading

Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura

| December 17, 2011
Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura’s busiest holiday resort has been built up around the town of Caleta de Fuste, also known as Castillo, about six miles (10km) south of the island’s airport. Continue Reading