Canary Islands Things to Do

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    Bus tour throug volcanos
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Canary Islands Things to Do

  • See the Dolphins and Whales, Fllipper...

    We took a 3 hour trip on a so called Pirate Ship, the Flipper Uno. We went from Los Gigantes harbor onto the ocean and after about 20 minutes were surrounded by dolphins, many of them and we also saw pilot whales further out. After viewing the dolphins for 20 minutes we headed out to the whales and went fairly close. See photos.On this particular...

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  • Volcanic Landscapes in El Hierro

    El Hierro is one of the most unspoilt natural treasures the world has to offer! Rising out of the ocean millions of years ago, the volcanic coastlines and mountains really do send shivers down your spine. El Hierro is the perfect place to go to escape, particularly if you enjoy walking, scuba diving or swimming. We saw an incredible variety of...

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  • Taking time out for yourself!

    As Europe’s number one haven of tranquillity, the Canary Islands are your perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Many premium hotels offer on site spa facilities and beauty treatments, guaranteeing to send you home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The beaches, some of the most beautiful in the world, showcase the finest views of...

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  • Pyramides de Güimar

    In 1991 the controversial researcher Thor Heyerdahl studied the pyramids and proclaimed that they could not be random stone heaps. First of all, the stones on the pyramids’ corners show clear marks of working, and the ground had been levelled before the pyramids were built. According to him, the material is not stone from the nearby fields, but...

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  • Teide

    At 3,718 metres (12,198 ft) above sea level, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain. Teide (pronounced "Tay-deh") or Pico del Teide, is an active though dormant volcano which last erupted in 1909. Another notable eruption occurred in 1798. The volcano and its surrounds comprise the Parque Nacional del Teide. The park has an area of 18900 ha and was...

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  • Jardin Botanico

    The botanical gardens founded in 1788 harbour an enormous number of trees and plants from every corner of the planet thanks to the bening climate of Tenerife.

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  • Loro Parque

    Loro Parque ("parrot park") is a zoo located on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife.300 species and sub-species, making 3,000 in total, (700 of which are located in the park) and a vast 135,000m2. This collection is claimed to be the largest in the world. Europe's largest Dolphin show pool, the world's largest indoor Penguin exhibition,...

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  • Guinea Ecomuseum - El Hierro

    The Ecomuseo de Guinea is located to the North of the island of El Hierro a short drive from La Frontera. The museum is a collection of original houses dating from the 17th century up to the mid 20th century. What is surprising is just how similar the houses were as regards construction, and all very basic inside. Surprising too that these houses...

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  • EL Golfo - Lanzarote

    El Golfo is a naturally occuring pool of water at the top of the beach, exceptional because it is bright green due to the minerals found there. This is especially vivid as the beach itself is black volcanic sand. There are two vantage points to see El Golfo from - if you follow the tourist signs you will come to a carpark with a trail leading up...

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  • Los Hervideros (The Boiling Pits)

    On the South West coast of the island of Lanzarote is an area calle Los Hervideros (The Boiling Pits). This was created when the last eruption reached he sea and cooled rapidly, forming large bubbles in the magma which are now open to the elements. There are marked paths along the top of the coast from where you can look down through cracks in the...

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  • Montanas del Fuego

    The volcanic eruptions that took place in the 18th century have left a lunar landscape. When you walk on the surface it feels as if you are walking on coals.The highest crater within the park is Timanfaya (510m). To see the park you must leave your car near to the restaurant and then take one of the park buses around. This is done to prevent the...

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  • FUERTEVENTURA

    Fuerteventura is much more quiet than any of it's neighbour islands. It is also protected from over-development, and the island has refused to be spoilt by tourism. The resorts are surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches. Follow the near deserted roads around the island and they will take you through some of the most staggering scenery - from...

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  • LANZAROTE

    Lanzarote is the fourth largest and most north-easterly of the Canary Islands. It measures only about 60km north to south and 21km at its widest point east to west. It is known as the Isla de los Volcanes (island of the vulcanoes). The islands name is assumed to be a corruption of Lancelotto Malocella, the Genoese seafarer who landed on the island...

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  • LA GOMERA

    La Gomera is one of the smaller seven Canary Islands along with El Hierro and La Palma. The island is an ideal escape for any tourist or resident wishing to get away for a few days in the tranquil surroundings of a beautiful natural island with its own national park. The island has dense permenantly green forests and a continuous mist in its...

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  • EL HIERRO

    This small island is the most western of the canarian islands. Until Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, it was also the most western part of the world. Zero degrees longitude was set at Punta Orchilla, the western tip of El Hierro, untill 1888 when it was moved to Greenwich.The steep cliffs which fall into the sea and the rolling mists...

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  • LA PALMA

    Unlike the four largest Canary Islands La Palma has plenty of water and therefore a great flora and fauna. The island oozes culture from the local crafts to the fine cuisine. La Palma boasts unbelievable clear blue skies and is home to the Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory. The island is not only a major banana producer, but it is...

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  • TENERIFE, the south

    Like in Gran Canaria, there is a big difference between the north and the south of the island. The climate in the south is warmer and more sunny, and therefore more popular with the tourists. This is where you find the big touristresorts, and the most popular is Playa de las Americas with the nearby Los Cristianos.

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  • TENERIFE, Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capitol of the island, and is a very important harbourcity in Spain. It is situated between the sea and a very steep and rough mountain raging up from the city.From a distance you can clearly see how the city is divided in zones; the first is the harbour, then the promenade with Plaza de España. From here starts the...

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  • TENERIFE

    This is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, and it has the highest point of Spain, the mountain of Teide (3 718 m). This volcano actually had an eruption when Christopher Columbus sailed by on his voyage to the new world.This is truly an island of contrasts, from the lush greenery of the north to the sun baked expanses of the south. With a...

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  • GRAN CANARIA, the south

    In the south of Gran Canaria is where you can find the biggest and most popular touristresorts. This area has the best climate, and most sunnydays of the island. While it can be raining in the capitol of Las Palmas, there can be a blue sky in the south.When you go driving along the coast in the south you will find a new touristresort popping up...

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  • GRAN CANARIA, Las Palmas

    Las Palmas is the capitol of Gran Canaria, and the largest city on the island. In the old district of Las Palmas, Vegueta, you can find the historical and important buildings. This is were Christopher Columbus stayed before he went to the new world.The city also has a great beach, Las Canteras, plenty of shoppingcentres and two very famous...

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  • GRAN CANARIA

    Gran Canaria is the third largest of the islands, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura. But still it is not bigger than that you can drive around the whole island in one day.The island is dominated by huge touristresorts, mostly inhabited by british, german and scandinavian tourists. It has a reputation for being as lively as Tenerife, but with better...

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  • Mirador del Rio

    This is a look out point set into the top of the high Riscar de Famara on the most northerly point of the island, and was built on the site of an earlier watchtower. The view then was of pirate ships on the horizon and in the 1898 Spanish-American war it was a gun battery. Cesar Manrique designed the mirador.Below this point are the salt flats and...

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  • Saint Cross of Tenerife

    The Northern tip of the Island of Tenerife scapes to a large extent the hordes of sun-avid tourists that invade the resorts of the South. It is here that Santa Cruz, the island capital, is located. The city is surrounded by the Natural Park of Anaga, that preserves the best laurisilva forests in Tenerife. Santa Cruz replaces neighbouring La Laguna...

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  • The Palms of Grand Canary

    When one of those reknowned universities launched a study in order to determine which city has the best weather, they reached the conclusion that manyNorthern Europeans had found about for many years without need of complicated scientific research and measurements: Las Palmas is. Almost no variation in temperature around the year and almost no...

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  • I took this picture on the...

    I took this picture in Frontera on the west coast of El Hierro. The white church on a red hill in front of a green hill. Too beautiful to be missed...

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  • Puerto de la Cruz

    Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife, has an old history. It was founded at the beginning of the 17th century and populated by people from La Orotava and from the Spanish mainland: especially Catalans and Portuguese who in the defence of the wine trade converted this town into one of the most active ports of the country.

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  • Teide

    The island of Tenerife is the island of the Teide. Its name is "Mountain of snow" or "white mountain." With its 3718 meters above sea level, the Teide is the highest mountain of Spain.The so-called Ucanca Valley at the foot of the Teide has an almost lunar landscape - no vegetation, just petrified lava.

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  • La Fiesta de Mayo

    Every year, at the first weekend of may, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife we have big festivities. In the town garden they have a big floral exhibition and floralia. The weekend they have a big dinner party for all local people dressed in typical local dresses. This year (2003) present were about 15000 people who were all dressed in there typical Canarian...

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  • Atlantic cruise

    We visited two of the islands while we were doing our Atlantic cruise: Tenerife and Lanzarote. Both are beautiful, unique and very different to each other. I wish the boat had stopped in some of the other 5 major islands! Unfortunately we not have but a glimpse of them from the deck. And that was indeed a beautiful sight!

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  • Sunbathing, lazing or scuba...

    Sunbathing, lazing or scuba divingI just like the look of the place.

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  • Fire Mountain steam experiment

    To demonstrate the power of the mountain an attendant pours water into a pipe and five seconds later a great blast of steam spurts out of the pipe. You get to see the power of nature in action.

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  • Yaiza

    This is a village in the middle of the malpais which miraculously managed to escape the volcanic eruptions of 1730-6. It is like an oasis in the middle of the desrt. All around the village you can see the black larva trails which narrowly missed the village.

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  • cccold up mount teidi take warm clothes...

    Mount Teidi was very nice so glad we went to see, but went in t-shirt big mistake and you need trainers on your feet. There is also a long queue for the cable car and not much shade as you wait so make sure you take some shade and plenty of water. Also make sure you have your vid, cam pics do not capture the place at all.

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  • Landscape in La Gomera

    Here you can see how La Gomera is. It´s full of banana trees, old forests and high mountains. A real gift for your eyes!.

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  • La Gomera Island

    La Gomera is a small and beautiful island not very well-known or famous. But it´s very worthy. There, you have a spectacular view of Tenerife (actually, what you can see is Teide, the highest mountain all over Spain).In this picture, you can see La Gomera, during one of the beautiful sunset in Tenerife.

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  • Fuerteventura

    Best beaches are on the east side of the island , rent a car and find your own beach , its lots of theme and they are not crowded .

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  • Fuerteventura.

    When winter is too cold in Norway , the sunny beaches of Fuerteventura is only five and a half hour away on a charter plane. A temptation of course for a frozen soul.

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  • Los Gigantes , Teneriffe.

    April is a good mounth for flower lovers , but the islands have a good clima all year around , that of course is the reason why it is such a popular destination.

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  • Los Gigantes , Teneriffe , dolphine...

    And if you liked the Dolphines in Loro Parque , why not try a Dolphin safari . We joined a boat which advertised with Dolphine safari , and dolphines we saw . It must have been a herd of 8-9 individes , which played joyful around the boat.

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  • Loro Parque , Puerto de La Cruz ,...

    While in Loro Parque , Tenerife , see the Delphine show and The Sea Lions . I enjoyed the delphin show very much , and I took almost an hours video film of them. It is a show I gladly would see again.

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  • Loro Park , Teneriffe

    A visit to the magnificient Loro Parque is recomended . The park itself is fantastic , so are the birds , the gorillas , the fishes , the delpine show and the sealions show . It is easy to spend more than one day there.

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  • Mirrador del Rio , Lanzarote.

    We went up here on an island roundtrip with the travelagency . The outlook is fantastic , in the area there are also several vulcanic caves we were guided through , and the most magnificent park you my think of .

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  • Timanfaya , Lanzarote

    There are dayly guided bus tours around in the National park . Some places the ground are still hot . At the tourist center on top , they threw a bucket of water into a hole in the ground , and that imidiately resulted in a steaming Geysir , you my also have a barbecue party up there , with no other heat than the ground provides.

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  • Timanfaya , Lanzarote

    The national park Timanfaya , to see the vulcanic activety that once took place here is almost scaring . Seemen that sailed past this island during the last outburst , called it " Hell island"

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