‘canary-islands’

My essentials from the wonderful island of Lanzarote

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Every one of the Canary Islands is impressive and each of them stands out for some reason, including Lanzarote. It is without a doubt the most special of all of them, the one that is most distinct compared to the others. It is not by chance that it should be known as the Island of Volcanoes. Lanzarote features spectacular, unique nature, being as it is an island with much more on offer than just sun and beach. If you have the time, don’t be afraid to take a car and ‘get lost’ around the island. Travel it north to south,…

There’s a lot you can do in a week on Tenerife

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Tenerife is special not only thanks to its pleasant, welcoming climate. This fortunate island is also blessed with lunar landscapes, the energy provided by the Teide, the charming little villages and the beaches of black sand. If you are on vacation on this island and plan to stay for a week, we can assure you that you won’t be able to see everything, but we can make up a list of essentials, and you should also know that you won’t want to leave!! · Teide National Park: Of course! We know you’ll go there because it’s impossible not to visit…

Tour of the Canary Islands

  You’ll love our favorite video of the month. It is a fine journey along our Fortunate Islands: the Canary Islands and their spectacular landscapes.   Click here: Spain Timelapses Series – Islas Canarias     “The hotels in the Canary Islands of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts are located in privileged areas of the different Islands; they are by the beach in the midst of natural surroundings. These 3, 4 and 5-star complexes feature magnificent facilities, large, comfortable rooms where you can enjoy the most professional service.”

The island of eternal spring.

Regardless of whether you’re considering a romantic getaway with your partner, a vacation with children or a week off with a group of friends and all the fun you can get, Tenerife is the destination for you. This sun washed vacation location is visited every year by millions of people seeking relaxation, adventure, good times and fantastic weather. The north of the island has unparalleled landscapes. Cañadas del Teide is a National Park with an impressive volcanic landscape. It spans 18,990 hectares at an altitude of more than 1,650 meters above sea level with yellowish ocher tones that are sure…

Carnival in their blood.

The people of the Canary Islands are genuinely devoted to glitter, sequins, feathers, queens and drag queens… Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife compete every year with spectacular costumers, the paraphernalia of their festivities, parades and chariots. This is a carnival where tourists and locals share a scenario in which you are literally herded through the streets, often at a brisk pace. The heat of the Islands and the islanders’ blood honor the feast of Don Carnal (the pleasures of the flesh). The rhythm of merengue and salsa takes over the streets, enters your blood stream and turns…

Towards the sun

Here is a beautiful video of the island of Gran Canaria. 3 minutes and 25 seconds spanning a whole day, from dawn to night-time. Enjoy!  TOWARDS THE SUN     “Discover the Costa del Sol, the light of Costa Adeje, the wonderful beaches of Yaiza, the glamour of Marbella, the calm of Alcúdia and the charm of Porto Petro, let the beauty of Jandía overwhelm you and visit the most beautiful coves of Mallorca, always resting well and enjoying 5-star attention. Choose fine hotels in Spain, choose IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts.”

The first golf destination in Europe

  Many studies show that Spain has led the European golf tourism industry for many years and illustrate why thousands of golfers continue to prefer the various regions of Spain. The key factors setting Spain ahead include the high standard and variety of its golf courses, the quality of the accommodation and nice weather all year round. Golf tourism continues growing and at the same time golf lovers take advantage and visit other provinces or towns and even buy homes in places specifically dedicated to creating new golf courses, for instance Marbella, Cadiz, the Canary Islands, etc. Andalusia is sprinkled…

It is best to weather the winter in the Canary Islands!

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The Canary Islands stand out in Europe as an area on the map with mild, sunny temperatures throughout most of the year. They are made up by islands featuring incredible beaches and spectacular landscapes that are not found anywhere else in the world. The trade winds from the ocean have made this archipelago one of the places with the best weather in Europe, thanks to the humid and cool winds of the Azores Anticyclone. This is the cause of the miracle climate that brings spring weather to these southern European islands. The sea water temperature is likewise warm. It ranges…

Discover Lanzarote, the cultural capital of the Canary Islands

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The Spanish Canary Islands are an archipelago of seven islands located in the Atlantic Ocean just off the west coast of Africa. All volcanic in nature, they promise surreal landscapes and black sand beaches. With warm weather year round, not to forget flavorous Canarian cuisine, going there is always a good idea (Sorry Paris). The thing is, most tourists do not expect more of these islands than sunny and sandy beaches. Totally understandable, especially if you´re going there on holiday to unwind from the stresses of urban life. But in case you´re looking for cultural activities as well, do not…

The 5 best SPAs & massages in Tenerife

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  Traveling to Tenerife? There is no better place to relax than on the shores of this wondrous volcanic island situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And in case you´re looking for that little something extra to unwind you even more, here is a list of the top spas you can find there. Indulge in a spa day for couples set in a calm and romantic atmosphere or treat yourself to a couple hours away from the kids… For his and hers, some travellers schedule their golf and spa breaks at the same time so both can have…