Canary Islands What to Pack
Pebble beach near La Santa
Pebble beach near La Santa
view across from south side in January
Before sunbath¡¡ protection
What to Pack
In sun + shade both: SUNSCREEN!!!
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Long walks and significant temperature differences
If you really plan to visit the islands, make sure you have a good rucksack.
Good walking shoes are a must.Don't forget a good jumper as it can be cold when you go up, even in the middle of summer.
The usual. You will find most things in the main towns.
Don't forget the camera.A wide angle lens for the dramatic perspectives.A telephoto lens for the nature close-ups.Plenty of fine-grained colour film or slides (e.g., Fuji Reala)Polarising filters for all lenses.
Obviously, the beach gear is essential.A light waterproof jacket is a good idea if you go in winter as it can rain fairly heavilly.
Be prepared to any kind of weather, especially if you are in the mountains. Wear strong boots and always have some warm clothes with you.
On the beaches you can find no shade and because they are black they get very hot, so that it can be wise to wear shoes. Bring an umbrella or anything else to have some shade.
Do not forget to take or buy something that gives you cover from the sun. AND DONT YOU FORGET TO USE IT!I spend one day in bath because I burned myself from head to toe! I dont wish anyone to feel that PAIN.
Suitcases and hold all's
Light weight clothing. Jumpers fr the cool evenings if you're planning to dine al fresco.
Plenty of sun cream and aftersun lotion
Adapters for electrical equipment to recharge camcorders etc.
Shorts & t-shirt for the days (Male)As little as possible for the days (Female)Jeans & t-shirt for the night (Male)As little as possible for the nights (Female)Whatever you want on your feet.
All the usual stuff you take on trips to these kind of places. (Toothpaste, Flunkies, Toothbrush for the toothpaste, Flunkies, Anadin and more Flunkies.)
If surfing in Fuerteventura take a summer wetsuit with detachable arms and legs and boots to walk across the sharp reefs. Also take a good pair of trainers as walking on the offbeaten track can be difficult.
Plasters, Factor 50 sunblock, Mosquetto repellant, Bleach (keeps away cockroaches)
If you have not bought a camera or video camera its best to wait until you get out to Fuerteventura and buy one there. If you travel to Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote a Hi 8mm Video camera new can be bought there for £120. A deccent 35mm zoom camera is around 40% less than in UK.
If going to Fuerteventura to surf during summer take your own board as rented ones are always in short supply during this period. Taking your own board will cost you £45 by airline and must be prebooked before you arrive at airport. If taking a body board there's no problem, will cost you nothing.
If you stay at the Hotel Botánico, you will have to wear formal clothes (jacket for gentlemen) if you want to have dinner at the Thai restaurant. For the other restaurants you can dress casually. The picture shows the view from my room.
keep it simple... this is a beach community and there is no real nightlife to speak of on fuerte ventura...
beach attire is the phrase of the day. but bring a sweater or jacket as it can get cold in the evenings.and yes bring those flip flops!
yes, bring a camera!
did i mention beach clothes?
Suitcase with a lock and a ton weight to hold it down in your room.
A jumper, extra bedding if you are able, usual other stuff
valium for coping with the loss of all your possessions (Joke)
LOck them away
A hot water bottle, ear plugs, a warm companion! ;-)I took some roller blades (fab), and consider bringing along your own security guard to apartment sit!
it get really warm here especially in the summer so loads of sunblock and insect repellant, also don't leave food lying around your room as it can attract unwanted guests.
Light shorts, bathing gear and light trousers/dresses at night time.
Take a first aid kit, I recommend this for going to any country where you are not sure of their medical abilities.
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