Canary Islands Local Customs

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Canary Islands Local Customs


    This is one of the most famous dishes in all of Spain, and also in the Canary Islands. You can not be in Spain without trying this!The most normal ingredient in the paella is seafood, chicken and rice, but there are a numerous ways of making it. Usually every chef (or family) have their own variations. So if you don't like it in one place, give it...

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    This is a very traditional sauce (salsa) used in the canary islands. You can have it either red or green, and is very delicious along with papas arrugadas. The sauce is made mainly of chili and garlic, and recipes can vary both in flavour and strength, from the extremely hot and spicy to medium or very mild.


    These canarian potatoes are a typical traditional meal, and you will find them everywhere. I just love them and eat them all the time, even at home.Papas is the canarian word for potatoes, and arrugadas means wrinkly. This wrinkled effect comes after the potatoes have been boiled in water with seasalt for about half an hour. So easy, and so...

  • Sad but true.. In Playa de las...

    Sad but true.. In Playa de las Americas where I was, there were no culture at all. Just tourists and hotels the whole city. If you want to do something cultural, I dont recommend going there..

  • Engagement Presents

    These statues, originating from the times of the gaunches are given to fiancees and fiances on their engagment day. It is a custom of the island of Lanzarote.

  • Por lo general, la gente...

    Por lo general, la gente canaria es muy muy amigable, y son abiertos, especialmente con los turistas.Hay que tomar en cuenta, que es un cruce de caminos, donde Africa, América y Europa se unen. Que disfruteis las vacaciones.

  • The Canary Islands are one of...

    The Canary Islands are one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Regions. People speak Spanish but their way of talking is closer to the Caribbean than to Spain's mainland. Indeed many people from the Canaries migrated to Venezuela or Cuba decades ago. Today things have change and the islands have become a place that receives a lot of immigrants. The...

  • La Geria area is a must when...

    La Geria area is a must when on Lanzarote. Its agricultural landscape is unique in the world and profits the harsh conditions of the island to the utmost. Each Wine plant is surrounded by a small stone fence so that the wind does not evaporate the scarce humidity. The ground is covered by volcanic sand in order to capt the water from the night dew.

  • Do not say to any canarian...

    Do not say to any canarian that he is spanish. Although the canarian people descend from the spaniards they are very proud of feeling independent.

  • Lanzatote island is the birth...

    Lanzatote island is the birth place of the arquitect Cesar Manrique. He had the job to coordinate all the buildings and art in the island. And he did it very well!All the houses, even the airport are very simple, white with only a colored strike, blue or green. This remind me the traditional houses in the countryside south of Portugal (Alentejo and...

  • A little bit of history......

    A little bit of history... Fuerteventura is 40 million years old, formed by volcanic erruptions which caused the island, like all the other Canary Islands, to rise from the Atlantic.Europeans 're-discovered' these 'Fortunate Islands' in the first half of the XIVth century. They found living there a people who later came to be known as the Guanches,...

  • If you are taking a trip on...

    If you are taking a trip on the boat to lobos (the uninhabbated island just off Corralejo,Fuerteventura.) and you see the lads and lasses who work in the bar or restaurant (they are the ones with all the supplies.) it is nice if you can help them carry somthing off or onto the boat.and belive me a smile from one of them after you have helped makes...

  • When we went to the CI our...

    When we went to the CI our football team came over to play a game of football with the local people. We went to this game and had a great time, the only things that was bad was the seats...all the time i was afraid i was going to fall down!

  • The Canary Islands have for...

    The Canary Islands have for years been geared toward satisfying the tourist need for activities and familiarity therefore they are not very 'Spanish'. I would not say their culture has been lost but you will have to go out of your way to seek it in the more remote regions of each island, in their churches and museums. English is widely spoken.

  • Carneval in Puerto de la Cruz...

    Carneval in Puerto de la Cruz - Tenerife (north) is a MUST last day you have the 'funeral de la sardina', when men are costumized as widows!!!!!!! great fun - you shouldnot miss!

  • Lanzarote winespecial way of...

    Lanzarote winespecial way of growing the wine!

  • local people are like an step...

    local people are like an step in time....goin into small village and been able to visit with the old people is an unforgetable experience.

  • No matter how limited youn...

    No matter how limited youn spanish may be try and use it .The locals love to see that you made an effort to communicate.Most canarians speak good but broken english but do make the effort it will be worth it.Never call them spanish it's a really big insult remember they are Canarians.

  • As the most famous of all the...

    As the most famous of all the Canary Islands, Tenerife provides a diverse landscape from a snowcapped mountain of Pico de Teide (noted as Spain's highest) to mile-long beaches of Playa de las Americas.It may only take a day to drive around this island, but it will require many days to see all its treasures.

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