Category: Canary Islands

Playa de Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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