Canary Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by LNata
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by LNata
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by StuartTheKnowItAll

Canary Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • Hikking in the mountains!!

    For those who want to go for hikking in nature/mountains.I am 3 months a year (april, may and october) on Tenerife and I am very well documented on hikking roads.Are you during this periods on the island you can call me on mobil n? 627.23.05.01 or 666.97.95.52 or in Belgium 00.32.10.22.76.28. For those who want documentation for hikking during...

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  • the end of the world !!! TENO ALTO

    Comming on this place means going back in the time !!! Here people live like 50years ago on the continent. You will only find a bar/bakery and on the other side of the place a small restaurant. Go into the bar and ask for half a liter wine. This wine is here localy made and has a very special tast, also you will have to tast the local goat chees,...

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  • "Playa del Ingles"

    This picture shows another panoramic view. These beaches have a kind of soft sand: even softer than other beaches located in the north of this island. It's perfect for sunbathing. However, sometimes it is windy.

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  • "Playa del Ingles"

    It is another tourist resort. "The colony of Germans and Scandinavians". Ninety per cent are Germans. This is the best place where you can find beaches and where most of the hotels, apartaments.. are located. It is like a city of hotels, rent-a-cars, stores, shopping centers, travel agencies, tour offices, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, and...

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  • Bed and breakfast in a (real) Pirate...

    This is a place known as the (ex) pirate village of Tenerife. It is the village of Masca.Here you can have a B & B loking over the supperb vallei of Masca. Real pure and untouched natural landscape. Unic in the world. And on top of it the price for a dubbel room for overnight is acceptabel. The place is held by a french lady who speaks fluwently...

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  • Gran Canaria is a walking paradise...

    Gran Canaria is a walking paradise.We bought a guide from the English 'Sunflower Landscapes' to discover the most beautiful 'Barranco's' (valleys or canyons).There is one problem ! Most of these trips are one way,and to get your car on the end of the walking tour is not that easy,because when you drive these roads with an average of 16 curves in...

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  • Besides La Gomera, I have...

    Besides La Gomera, I have visited La Palma as well as El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. El Hierro and La Gomera are the only Canary Islands without an international airport. Therefore, peace and tranquility reign over the steep, green, terraced hills of La Gomera. The island also is a hiker's paradise.

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  • We went to a town called La...

    We went to a town called La Laguna. Very nice place towards the North of the island. Visit the museum on the history of Tenerife. If you do no like museums , at least go and see the building. Beautiful! Very nice old streets and a plaza with an indoor market with fresh fruits, fish etc..Also go to Garachico, nice town on the coast.

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  • Another pretty car trip

    Another pretty car trip is the road from AYACATA to CRUZ de San ANTONIO and then on a gravel road steep downhill to MOGAN.For this gravel road you don't need a 4X4.It's a shame that I forgot my camera that day,and I have no pics of this road and our visit to the romantic (and touristic) place of PUERTO DE MOGAN.

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  • If you like to drive around on the...

    If you like to drive around on the island,there is one road you should'n miss at all.Drive from ARTENARA to ACUSA then trough the BARRANCO DE ALDEA to SAN NICOLAS de Tolentino. Take the same way back,and after a barrage on a junction just before a little tunnel,go right and pass the little village of EL CARRIZAL and end on the main road nearby...

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  • Isla Graciosa - This is an...

    Isla Graciosa - This is an island separated from Lanzarote by a short stretch of water known as El Rio. There is a crossing from Orzola on the north of Lanzarote to Caleta del Sabo each morning and afternoon in the season. The island has no tarred roads, no cars and no shade. It does have empty beaches and sand dunes.

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  • Orzola - This village is found...

    Orzola - This village is found at the northern tip of the island. You can catch the ferry to La Graciosa, sample the fine beaches or visit the excellent local restaurants.It is a working fishing harbour. Take time out to check out this spot.

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  • El Golfo - This is a deep...

    El Golfo - This is a deep emerald green lagoon in the rim of half a volcanic crater, the other half of which is submerged in the sea. The effects of algae in the water cause the bright green of the lagoon. Due to evaporation, the salt content of the water is highly concentrated.

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  • You have to spend a day...

    You have to spend a day driving around the Island - you will see it in a day too. Up north I remember going to an excellent market on a Sunday. there was the usual tourist junk but I came accross come beautiful paintings by local artists and not the normal sun setting over sleepy bay etc etcGet the car out and go north - I can't remember the name...

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  • A car is essential,or even...

    A car is essential,or even better a Jeep. There were a lot of places our little Fiat Punto couldn't go because it was too rough!But we got around quite well considering. On the road between Antigua and Betancuria there is a very high viewing house with a restaurant and tapas bar. The view is awesome!

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  • The American Star shipwreck (a...

    The American Star shipwreck (a beached Ocean Liner) is situated on the west coast of the island near at Playa de la Solapa, which is near Pajara. It can only be accessed via a dirt road which runs at the side of a military zone. Take the wrong dirt path and you will know it lol. The wreck is beached near the cliffs at the end of the dirt road. Do...

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  • As you climb higher the...

    As you climb higher the scenery, flowers and trees will change rapidly until you arrive in the rain forest on top of the island.

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  • Buy a hiking guide and follow...

    Buy a hiking guide and follow one of the many trails. Because of the buildup of the island (a round vulcano) you go through different climate zone's as you go up to the center (to the rainforrest).

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  • There are very few 'off the...

    There are very few 'off the beaten path' destinations in the most touristic islands. - In Tenerife you should perhaps visit the Northern tip: Anaga, La Laguna and Santa Cruz (see travelogue villages and cities of the Canaries).- In Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura you should visit the interior and its beautiful landscapes.- In Lanzarote, I recommend...

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  • There is so much to see and do...

    There is so much to see and do in Fuerter that I can't begin to divulge the best kept secret in the Canary Islands

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  • When you go to Gran Canaria,...

    When you go to Gran Canaria, you often stay in the beach....Playa del Ingles......Or in Las Palmas.........Big error !!!!!! If you go inside the island, you will see wonderful sights!!!!!!!! And there's a volcan to visit !

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  • For those into watersports,...

    For those into watersports, the beach at Medano, just east of the airport is ideal. I can't remember the name of the place I rented my windsurf board from, but you can't miss it. Head towards El Medano town and take a right turn down a rough road about 500m before the town centre. There's a car park about a mile down the road. The kit hire place is...

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  • Lanzarote - Cesar Manrique's...

    Lanzarote - Cesar Manrique's house - he was a local artist who is now dead and his house has been turned into a museum and gallery. Very interesting as his house is also built within lava pipes. Think this was on the road up the centre towards Teguise old town.

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  • about 2 hours drive inland...

    about 2 hours drive inland towards the mountains. towards a little place called telde, where u can find the most isloated little spanish villages imaginable. Although no one could speak english from the village, we still manage to communicate in the little restaurants..............

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  • PASSA GUANCHE,VAMOH A LA...

    PASSA GUANCHE,VAMOH A LA GUAGUA, Y LUEGO UNA PAPAS CON MOJO!!!THIS IS THE MIRADOR DEL RIO, IN THE NORTH, LAND SCAPE IS GREAT, AND THERE ARE SOME ISLANDS WITH FISHERMAN´S SETTLEMENTS.I RENT A CAR TO SEE WITH MY FATHER THESE PLACES

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  • I didn't, but in retrospect I...

    I didn't, but in retrospect I wish I had, visited the other islands in the Canaries than just the tourist traps of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. It could be a great trip for the adventurous to take boat trips to the non-resort islands.Even sticking on one island, you might want to break away from the resort life for one or two days of...

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  • Rent a car (really cheap) and...

    Rent a car (really cheap) and explore the Island; There are great opportunities for a hike and the landscape is a beauty. You can also find a vulcano. The middle of the Island is worthwhile checking out.

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  • Tenerife is an island full of...

    Tenerife is an island full of these small lizards. They are fun to watch from a distance, but when they come too near....awful

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  • A fascinating and quite awe...

    A fascinating and quite awe inspiring sight lies on the east coast at Playa de la Solapa. It is the wreck of the American star, which is slowly being claimed by the waves. Launched in 1939 as the SS America, she was the largest luxury liner built in the USA, and served in WW II as the US West Point. She was sold several times, and renamed the SS...

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  • If you will drive in los...

    If you will drive in los Canadas park by yourself you can cacth lots of nice views. Btw - 2000 m down is summer and +26'C :)

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  • The volcanic island of Lobos,...

    The volcanic island of Lobos, only approx 6 square kilometres in area, lies off the north-eastern coast of Fuerteventura. A day trip from the harbour of Corralejo is particularly worthwhile for walkers and nature lovers (and thirsty nature loving walkers) as Lobos is uninhabated but has a bar and a restraunt.(see my 'general tips') You can walk...

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  • This is lobos,barron land with...

    This is lobos,barron land with lot's of rocks.a good place to go if you want a conversation with yourself.

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  • Get a little boat over to...

    Get a little boat over to lobos for a few euros,I took this picture as we left the island,it does'nt look rough but it was one of the most rockiest trips i had been on for ages.when we arrived back at Corralejo,we went into a bar and i had to hold onto a barstool for a while till the place stopped rocking.

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  • You don't have to hire a car...

    You don't have to hire a car and get in a big ferry to go to Lanzarote then to the fire mountain.instead get on one of the small boats like we did and you get a meal thrown in and all the wine you can drink(the wine is of an aquired taste)coach up there and back and a guide.

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  • Making a walk can lead you to...

    Making a walk can lead you to the most wonderfull spots and sights. Like this tree, i think i would like one on my balcony !!!

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  • You could have a good and...

    You could have a good and cheap lunch in the little shop (Tropical) and one day we stayed in Playa des Ingles and the other day we took the bus (about 15 minutes) and stayed at this beach. You could rent a sunbed from 9 - 17 hours for 300 pts. If you bring the right colour pinch with you, you could rent one for free, cause after renting the sunbed...

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  • The beach of Puerto...

    The beach of Puerto Rico...just on the island! Its about 15 km from Playa des Ingles and always 8 degrees warmer cause its in a bay.

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  • This beautyfull flowers are...

    This beautyfull flowers are also seen all over the island. You are allowed to take the flower (only the flower) with you to your hometown...but dont take more then the flower, no roots no seeds no nothing else!

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  • This sticky plant are also...

    This sticky plant are also seen all over the island....you have a special garden in the Palmitos Park where you can see all kind of thoose plants. But you better watch out not to come to close to them!!

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  • This butterflies are seen all...

    This butterflies are seen all over the island....they are so beautifull you have to make a picture of them.

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  • ARONA: the harmony of a...

    ARONA: the harmony of a typical southern village (pic : typical 'casa') Contrasting with the bustle and multitudes that crowd together in the tourist centres of the coast, the municipal capital of Arona supposes an oasis of tranquillity that emanates from its historical, exquisite and compact centre. The scarce traffic, narrow roads and panoramic...

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  • I like Tenerife best of the...

    I like Tenerife best of the Islands becuse it is greennot so desert like and a lot of flowers like Poinsettias al over the city in Puerto De La Cruz.

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  • Hire a car and get off the...

    Hire a car and get off the beaten path. If the crowds are driving you mad take a drive up into the centre of the island, you will discover lovely villages and picnic areas which are not mentioned on any travel brochure.You may even find some locals!

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  • LA PALMAeven good roads do...

    LA PALMAeven good roads do not last foreverweather might be stronger!

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  • LA PALMAfurze, the unique...

    LA PALMAfurze, the unique flora on canary islands is fantastic!

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