Canary Islands Travel Guide

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Map of Canary Islands

Isla de Lanzarote


Isla de Tenerife


Isla de Fuerteventura


Isla de Gran Canaria


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Puerto de la Cruz




Isla de La Palma


Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Los Cristianos


Playa Blanca


Isla de la Gomera


Parque Nacional del Teide






La Playa de Mogán




San Fernando


Santiago del Teide


Isla Graciosa




Playa del Ingles




La Orotava


Parque Nacional de Timanfaya




La Playa de Arguineguín






San Cristóbal de La Laguna


Puerto de Santiago


El Abrigo






Icod de los Vinos


Playa de las Americas


Montañas de Anaga


Morro del Jable




Santa Cruz de la Palma


Santa Brígida


San Sebastián de la Gomera


Puerto de las Nieves




Las Galletas


Fuencaliente de la Palma


Isla de Lanzarote

  • Playa El Ancla Beach

    Isla de Lanzarote Things to Do

    The beach was right across from our resort, very small but nice and sheltered. It was very rocky - surrounded by walls and piles of volcanic rocks. While sitting on a rock, I was involved in a small avalanche which caused serious injuries & internal bleeding which I almost died from. Three very large rocks just came loose as I was moving down...

  • Iberostar Costa Calero

    Isla de Lanzarote Hotels

    Despite the fact this hotel is like a rabbit warren, once you find your way around it's a great...

  • Bistro with a twist!

    Isla de Lanzarote Restaurants

    Barstro have been open 2 years, but they are already on the radar of top restaurants to visit in Lanzarote.The restaurant is located just off the main road into Nazaret, near the resort of Costa Teguise and well worth any effort to track it down. The first time I visited I knew this was going to be something special. We were welcomed by joint owner...


Isla de Tenerife

See all 1427 Isla de Tenerife Tips

Isla de Fuerteventura

  • Boats to Los Lobos canceled

    Isla de Fuerteventura Warnings and Dangers

    When we wanted to take the boat for a carefully planned trip from Corralejo to the uninhabited island Los Lobos near Fuerteventura, the boats turned out to be canceled due to strong wind.This was quite disappointing, since it did not seem to more windy than usual. We were told that the winds came from a direction that made the trip too...

  • Hotel Rural Mahoh

    Isla de Fuerteventura Hotels

    Sitio de Juan Bello, Villaverde, 35660, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Cueva del Llano...CLOSED

    Isla de Fuerteventura Warnings and Dangers

    When we arrived at the cave "Cueva del Llano" near Villaverde in Januari 2015, it turned out to be closed.Apparently, it was not safe to enter due to falling rocks.From several other reviews I understood that the cave often is closed when people want to visit.So check to make sure the cave is open before you go there!


Isla de Gran Canaria

  • Yellow Submarine

    Isla de Gran Canaria Tourist Traps

    In the harbour of Mogan you may try an adventure, diving in a small submarine that goes to about 20 meters deep. It's a serious dive, but the bottom of the sea is a disappointment. For those lucky guys that once had watched the coral reefs, even in a glass bottom boat, the only positive points of this short trip are the sensation of being under the...

  • Sunprime Atlantic View Suites & Spa

    Isla de Gran Canaria Hotels

    Right first the good ,most of but not all of the staff are quite polite and friendly .Maids seem to...

  • Villages

    Isla de Gran Canaria Off The Beaten Path

    I strongly recommend that you do as we did: to rent a jeep and go inland.The landscape is awesome, and the contrast between the rural villages in the narrow valleys and the organized development in the coast is impressive. Drive up through Palmitos park, go up the mountain, and descend to the coast in another direction - you won't regret!


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Budget eating

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Restaurants

    Many restaurants in the city have "Menu del Dia" which consist of two main dishes (each one with a choice of two or three). a dessert (few to choose), beverage (beer/water/wine/soda) & bread, all for between 7 and 10 euros!!The food is generally very fresh. You will see a sign in many places stating their menu del dia prices and food options

  • Gran Canaria Princess

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hotels

    Avenida Gran Canaria 18, Playa del Ingles, , 35290, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Catedral de Santa Ana

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Things to Do

    The Cathedral of Santa Ana (Holy Cathedral-Basilica of Canary or Cathedral of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is the seat of the Diocese of the Canaries in the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated within the Vegueta neighborhood, next to the Plaza Mayor of Santa Ana. The feast of the cathedral's dedication is celebrated annually on November 26th. The...


Puerto de la Cruz

  • Shopping in Puerto de la Cruz

    Puerto de la Cruz Shopping

    The town centre has a reasonably sized shopping centre but there are no major stores - only small independent shops selling the usual souvenirs, jewellery , clothes , perfumes and electrical goods. Prices are generally good but most items are of low cost and value.If you want better shopping go to La Oratava.Beware of some electrical shops - mainly...

  • Hotel Botanico

    Puerto de la Cruz Hotels

    This Hotel was recommended by friends as I was looking for a luxury hotel with an affordable price....

  • Sighting of Mount Teide

    Puerto de la Cruz Things to Do

    There is a daily bus to Mount Teide, but it leaves Puerto de la Cruz very early in the morning, and since I lived in Santa Cruz de Tenerife did nto get in tiem. So I only could see the Teide peak from the town.



See all 40 Maspalomas Tips
  • Moonlight Cinema - luxury outdoor cinema

    Maspalomas Things to Do

    Moonlight cinema offers a whole new experience! Watch the latest latest and greatest films all under the stars, a romantic and special experience. Large comfy sofas to sit on, blankets provided too. Home made pizzas, popcorn and a whole list of other snacks that can be ordered from your sofa at any point, not to mention the cocktails! In Meloneras,...

  • El Capricho Apartamentos

    Maspalomas Hotels

    Accomodation in Maspalomas, lovely apartments right in front of la charca and the Dunes!!! If you...

  • Star gazing with very low light...

    Maspalomas Things to Do

    South Gran Canaria has very good conditions for star gazing. It has step terrain, low light pollution and normally very clear skies. If you have the opportunity, it is a good idea to have a trip by night up to Mogan, or near Fataga and San Bartolomé de Tirajanas. A nice place is also the Macizo de Amurga area but this has to be walking and it can...


Isla de La Palma

See all 151 Isla de La Palma Tips
  • Caldera de Taburiente hike

    Isla de La Palma Things to Do

    The Caldera de Taburiente is one of the biggest erosion craters in the world.They say you have not seen La Palma until you did this hike. The hike is about 6-8 hours, depending on how much time you take to enjoy the views and the side-tracks that you can make.Starting point: From Los Llanos, follow the signs "Parque Nacional Caldera Taburiente" to...

  • Cascada Colorada in the Caldera de...

    Isla de La Palma Things to Do

    In the famous enormous erosion crater Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma, there is a very colorful waterfall, the Cascada Colorada. The Cascada Colorada is located in the Barranco de Ribanseras del Castro. The hike described in my "Caldera de Taburiente hike"-tip passes the Cascada Colorada as well. You need to walk upstream the small river "Rio...

  • Bus Connections

    Isla de La Palma Transportation

    La palma does have a good bus network for getting around the island. Due to slow windy roads though its not always the quickest way to get somehere but can make for an interesting journey. Unfotunately no bus service goes to Roque de los Muchachos - you need to have a car or use an organized excursuon.See web link for pdf of bustimetables.Maximum...


Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Los Cristianos

See all 39 Los Cristianos Tips
  • Great Seafood Grill

    Los Cristianos Restaurants

    I hadn't been to Los Cristianos in years and, as a seafood lover, first night there I went in search of a good local place that served seafood. We were encouraged by the PR guy at the front of house with his promises to my Mum of mashed potato. Trust an Irish Mammy to be lured by the spud thousands of miles from home!It was a cold night and we...

  • Hotel Paradise Park

    Los Cristianos Hotels

    At first, the £600 per person including flight and All Inclusive Rate seemed steep for just one...

  • Safari Centre

    Los Cristianos Nightlife

    We were told "Safari Center is Tacky" , Not so.We have seen tacky on our travels and this certainly was not, we thoroughly enjoyed it,its modern bright lights music and Musical fountains.Once we discovered where to go we were there about 6 times, there are plenty of shops or you can just sit and people watch.We were staying at the Arona Gran Hotel...


Playa Blanca

See all 39 Playa Blanca Tips
  • Consistent High Standard

    Playa Blanca Restaurants

    I would like to thank Nicu and Laura for yet another fantastic meal. The service is great, the food is excellent and the owners at totally passionate about ensuring their clients get the best.It is a true dining experience, - It goes without saying that I will be returning again in the near future.

  • Princesa Yaiza

    Playa Blanca Hotels

    This is without a doubt the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at in the Canary Islands, and I have...

  • Best Restaurant Ever

    Playa Blanca Restaurants

    This is a fantasic resteraunt , we eat out a lot and this is possibly the best meal we have ever had, the staff are superb and cant do enough for you and the food is amazing, there is an extensive menu and the waitress also brings out dish of the day and other recommendations, i had garlic prawns for starter and my wife had prawn cocktail and for...


Isla de la Gomera

  • San Sebastain to Playa de la Guancha (4...

    Isla de la Gomera Things to Do

    San Sebastian to the secluded beach Playa de la Guancha4 km, 60-75 minTotal climb approximately 200 mRating: 8 out of 10This short walk brings you from the beach of San Sebastian to the relatively secluded beach Playa de la Guancha. The walk provides some nice views of San Sebastian and the harbor, as well of great sights of the cliffs and Playa de...

  • Hermigua - Playa de la Caleta hike (14...

    Isla de la Gomera Things to Do

    Hike from Hermigua along Playa de la Caleta and back to Hermigua14 km, 4 h 15 min including breaksTotal climb approximately 600 mRating: 7 out of 10The hike starts close to the church in the village Hermigua in the north of La Gomera.It starts quite steeply uphill, but soon becomes easier. The hike passes the beach "Playa de la Caleta" but we did...

  • Alto de Garajonay

    Isla de la Gomera Things to Do

    The highest "peak" of the island is called Alto de Garajonay in the National Park Garajonay.Being the highest peak, and closest to the gods, it was a holy place for the original inhabitants of La Gomera.It actually is not really a peak, more a highest point, but it gives amazing 360 degrees views of La Gomera.And on clear days you can see the...


Parque Nacional del Teide

  • Drive up to the base of Mount Teide.

    Parque Nacional del Teide Off The Beaten Path

    A visit to Tenerife would not be complete without seeing Mount Teide.To drive up is an experience in itself,with steep twisty roads passing through several villages and in February the countryside was still green,with almond blossom and lavender in full flower.There is no shortage of places for a break on the way up,and the pleasant village of...

  • How to visit the park

    Parque Nacional del Teide Transportation

    By carCar is the best way to visit the Mount Teide National Park, it give you the freedom to stop every time you fancy to take a closer look to some lava formation or to snap a picture of the landscape.During the winter months, even if by the coast the temperature are quite warm, the conditions on the mountain can be dangerous so be aware of the...

  • Snow and ice during winter

    Parque Nacional del Teide Warnings and Dangers

    As I said before, the temperature on the Teide Mountain are a lot colder than the coast.During winter it is very easy to find snow, even in big amount, and ice on the roads.It is advisable, in case of doubts to contact the visitor center (+34 922922371) to make sure it is possible to drive along the whole itinerary and to prefer the central hours...



See all 26 Corralejo Tips
  • Amazing place! Don't miss out!!

    Corralejo Restaurants

    Really nice place to go, very tasty food with a great menu. The people who work there are very friendly. The breakfasts and lunch meals are great and the evening meals are fantastic! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice drink and food of great quality! Evening meal - fajitas! So tasty and full of flavour! Lunch -...

  • Atlantis Fuente Park

    Corralejo Hotels

    The room we stayed in was very spacious for two people and was kept clean and tidy. We where on Half...


    Corralejo Restaurants

    situated close to the harbor in corralejo, cafe lounge is a hidden diamondbrilliant food, good atmosphere and really nice polite staff who are really good company. if ever in corralejo this is a must visit and you will not be dissapointed .fillet steak with wild mushroom is a must try ohhh and the chefs homemade paté !!!! fillet steak with wild...



See all 38 Adeje Tips
  • just for tourists...

    Adeje Tourist Traps

    Just for tourists...but, in an island that's a massive tourist trap (but with great weather and a stunning vegetation), sand artists are a welcome sight: this one dug out of local grey sand the head and hands of a man emerging from deep down underground. An excellent artist...

  • Bahia Principe Tenerife

    Adeje Hotels

    From the swimming pools of Hotel Bahia Principe, the impressive Mount Teide (3718 m) can be seen....

  • ojo soflador

    Adeje Things to Do

    Along he promenade, just before reaching playa del las amricas (if coming from la caleta) you can sea some very siggestive rocks that have been mounlded and levigated by the sea.. in one place, when the sea is rough, there's an interesting sight that "comes to life". the ojo soflador.Basically it's a natural hole found in the rocks that, when the...


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