‘Europe’

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 best activities and experiences at Isla Canela

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  Because of its location, the province of Huelva in southern Spain enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, which makes things easy if we want to spend a vacation enjoying nature and everything this wonderful province can offer us. The beaches consist of white sands outlined by green pine trees. The pleasant weather makes this corner of western Andalusia a steady succession of stimuli evoking the paradisiac nature of the beaches of Huelva. With a coastline spanning over 120 kilometers, visitors can enjoy virgin beaches, wild and clothing optional, where the variety and quality have helped to make this…

Get it right with your souvenirs from Mallorca

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  Beyond the flamenco dresses and the Mexican sombreros that have little to do or nothing at all with this Mediterranean island, Mallorca has things to offer that can serve as quality souvenirs for those who don’t want to return home empty handed and prefer to take a bit of the island in their suitcase. If you’re looking for something different but typical of Mallorca, these are the things you have to look for at shops, markets and flea markets in Palma and other towns on the island: Leather: Whether it be leather shoes, clothes or assortments, in Mallorca, and…

The best miradors of the capital of Spain

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  If you want to enjoy the most privileged views of Madrid, here goes a list to make things easier. The best way to enjoy the sights of a city is from the heights, so here you have a list of the best miradors, which are not suited for those who suffer from vertigo: Rooftop terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes Mirador of the Palace of Cibeles Faro de Moncloa Terrace of El Corte Inglés in Callao Teleférico (Cable cars) Royal Theatre Cathedral of La Almudena Príncipe Pío hill The four towers of Madrid   Ready to get to…

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…

Archduke Ludwig Salvator and Frédéric Chopin: two men in love with the Serra de Tramuntana

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The Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range in Mallorca included on the Unesco World Heritage List, emerges majestically over the Mediterranean, sheltering the island from the north wind known as Tramuntana. The beautiful towns, the magical forests of oak and pine trees, the curved olive trees and the rugged mountains towering over the horizon of the blue sea have captivated many. Two of the most celebrated admirers were Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria and the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. · Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria came under its spell in 1869, at the age of 20, and asked the Emperor…

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…

Hungary beyond Budapest

Hungary is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe that is filled with nice cities, charming towns and breath-taking natural settings. Of course as far as tourism is concerned the capital city of Budapest takes the lion’s share, understandably, but the fact is that there is a hidden part of Hungary that you should not miss if you get the chance to explore it. A few kilometers from Budapest is Szentendre, a small town with picturesque homes and many art centers and museums that make it a beautiful and almost mandatory visit. The main points of attraction are the Cathedral, the…

Go hiking in the impressive Samaria Gorge

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Samaria, on the Greek island of Crete, is one of the most imposing gorges in Europe, which year after year draws in hundreds of people from all over the world wishing to experience this beautiful, unique and spectacular natural setting. It is the longest gorge in Europe, measuring 16 km and rising up to an altitude of 1,200 meters. At its widest the gorge spans 150 m and the narrowest part is a mere 3 m wide. The park only opens in the summer season, from May to October, because in winter the river waters can be quite dangerous. The…

Things to do in Yaiza

  Yaiza is a town located in the south of the island of Lanzarote, featuring beautiful white constructions built in a traditional architectural style, a calm atmosphere and impressive surroundings. Since it is near Timanfaya National Park, the volcanic landscape stretches from the mountains and reaches the town, captivating all those who visit this area. You can relax on any of the beaches or explore the exotic sights afforded by the many magma formations. Here go a few of the essentials: · With an area of 51 square kilometers, Timanfaya National Park spreads from the Mountains of Fire and reaches…