‘canary-islands’

Tenerife, an island with landscapes ‘not of this planet’

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We often think of Tenerife and its fine beaches, but we shouldn’t make the mistake of just settling for that. Of course the beaches are great but there is a lot more to this island. Tenerife has extraordinarily beautiful landscapes that are unique in the world; a multiple, particularly visible landscape that is a priceless resource, both for those who live there and for the millions of tourists visiting the island ach year. It’s not that way by chance.   We can’t speak of the landscape of Tenerife but of a mosaic of incredible landscapes—as if it were a miniature…

Traveling in Spain is a safe bet

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    If you take a few days off in December, we recommend a getaway to Spain—you won’t find a better destination. December 6th and 8th are holidays in Spain and we have a few interesting proposals for these dates Madrid is the perfect destination thanks to its rich culture, the excellent food offer and the lively atmosphere during day and night. The capital of Spain is perfect for art lovers, with dazzling museums that are within walking distance from each other: the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. The historical center, with its charming buildings and monuments, should…

Ocean giants thrive around the Fortunate Islands

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  On your next trip to the Canary Islands there’s one thing you should make it a point to do, something pleasing for very member of the family: taking a boat to go whale watching, on the lookout for dolphins and whales. Cetaceans thrive in the waters around the Canary Islands and it’s rare to go out sailing and not see any! Off the southwest coast of Tenerife there are huge colonies of whales and dolphins that live there year round. They are fairly near the coast and by taking a boat in little more than half an hour you…

The eternal spring of Costa Adeje, Tenerife.

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  Located in southeast Tenerife, between the sea and Teide National Park, Costa Adeje has become one of the most relevant vacation areas in Europe. The eternal spring of Costa Adeje, with sunshine every day and an average temperature of 24ºC (75°F), together with its beautiful landscape and the incredible and varied offer of activities and entertainment, have made it an excellent place to spend a vacation. You can rest and relax on its calm beaches of white and so many other colored sands, considered the beast ones in Tenerife. There are 17 beaches altogether and they are the perfect…

The charcos or natural swimming holes of Tenerife

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Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a place where you can see a wonderful phenomenon known as natural swimming holes, called charquitos (little puddles) by the locals. Due to the shapes adopted by the volcanic rocks, the receding tide provides small holes of cool, crystal-clear salt water that invite you to enjoy this natural privilege. Here go a few of our favorite charcos or natural swimming holes in Tenerife: · Bajamar: This village within the municipal district of San Cristóbal de La Laguna boasts some very well-equipped natural swimming holes that bear the Blue Flag distinction. · El Caletón: The…

Let’s go to the beach bar!

We all love a good beach bar, known as a chiringuito in Spain! These small beach bars and restaurants, found all along the Spanish coast, are a physical token of the good life. There is nothing like emerging from the sea and walking up to the chiringuito and ordering a nice, cold beer or sitting down to eat sardines or Spanish omelette with a pitcher of sangría! Beach bars in Spain have become more sophisticated over the years and many of them enjoy a cult following among visitors, either for their perfect beachside location, the chill out music, the exquisite…

Surfers’ paradise in Fuerteventura

The most famous beach on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, is surely Playa Blanca. This is an ideal beach for enjoying the sun and the fine sand with your family or partner, but Playa Blanca is particularly perfect for surfing, no matter what way you look at it. The weather conditions, with plenty of wind, make it the ideal place for water sports such as windsurfing. It spans nearly 900 meters, the sand is golden and it is easy to access, therefore there are plenty of people there. It is so easy to arrive, even by bus, meaning you…

It’s no wonder they’re known as the ‘Fortunate Islands’

The Fortunate Islands live in a state of perpetual spring, with pleasant summers where winter never arrives. These islands surely have the best climate in the world thanks to the stable temperatures all year round, with sunny days and clear blue skies. The secret of their wonderful climate lies in the cool trade winds, the warmth of the Azores High in winter and the Gulf Stream ocean currents washing their shores. The Canary Islands, besides their privileged weather, also boast geographical features of their own, including spectacular mountains, dormant volcanoes, lunar lava formations, pine forests where the green needles contrast…

5 beaches to make you fall in love with Tenerife

It´s impossible to travel to Tenerife and not stop off at some of the island’s beaches. They are all over the Tenerife Coast and here is a short list of our visitors’ favorite beaches just in case you want to go straight there and don’t have time to look around. Playa de los Gigantes: lying close to the cliffs of the same name; the cliffs are 600 meters high and afford an amazing view! Playa de Los Patos: a spectacular and remote black sand beach near to the coast of La Orotava. Difficult to access but highly recommended for spending…

Tenerife, a destination for all

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The largest of the Canary Islands is an ideal destination for any type of traveler. The entertainment offer is such that it will suit every taste. It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your partner, a vacation with children or spending a week with a group of friends to have fun … Tenerife is your destination. The volcanic landscapes are mesmerizing for any viewer.  The Cañadas de Teide, with 18,990 hectares above an altitude of 1,650 meters, where ochre and yellow hues are predominant, will catch everyone’s eye. The Teide, a volcano reaching up 3,718 meters, is…