Canary Islands Travel Guide

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Canary Islands Highlights

  • Pro
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    albleroy says…

     From the 1st of january till the 31st of december splendid weather 

  • Con
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    cheekymarieh says…

     The sea is cold, can be cold on a night 

  • In a nutshell
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    stfan says…

     Nice place to chill at and to sunbath. Very safe and friendly and has almost everything one could ask for 

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Isla de Tenerife

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1422,3056,49

Isla de Lanzarote

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877,1786,53

Isla de Fuerteventura

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253,533,20

Isla de Gran Canaria

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416,1173,165

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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192,432,19

Maspalomas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Maspalomas-261516/TravelGuide-Maspalomas.html

39,128,106

Los Cristianos

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38,77,40

Puerto de la Cruz

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84,219,107

Playa Blanca

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38,119,70

Adeje

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Adeje-276951/TravelGuide-Adeje.html

38,72,74

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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91,214,47

Isla de la Gomera

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151,398,0

Isla de La Palma

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151,334,0

Corralejo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Corralejo-270240/TravelGuide-Corralejo.html

26,21,75

Parque Nacional del Teide

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50,83,0

Teguise

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Teguise-252979/TravelGuide-Teguise.html

7,23,23

La Playa de Mogán

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30,63,1

Arrecife

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Arrecife-275289/TravelGuide-Arrecife.html

15,28,9

Mogán

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Mogan-260952/TravelGuide-Mogan.html

4,45,23

Playa del Ingles

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4,22,165

San Fernando

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9,53,0

Puerto de Santiago

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2,10,7

Antigua

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Antigua-275792/TravelGuide-Antigua.html

0,2,35

Arona

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Arona-275321/TravelGuide-Arona.html

5,15,28

Isla Graciosa

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5,16,0

Pájara

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0,0,13

Las Galletas

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4,2,3

Tejeda

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12,35,3

Guía de Isora

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0,0,4

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

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10,67,0

Pájara

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Pajara-259055/TravelGuide-Pajara.html

0,0,7

Masca

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10,8,0

La Playa de Arguineguín

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5,23,1

Fuencaliente de la Palma

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0,4,1

Arinaga

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Arinaga-275419/TravelGuide-Arinaga.html

4,11,0

San Sebastián de la Gomera

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4,5,10

La Orotava

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13,38,9

Morro del Jable

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0,3,32

Santa Brígida

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12,32,7

Candelaria

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4,13,4

Alcalá

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0,3,0

Santiago del Teide

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5,6,5

El Abrigo

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5,29,1

Las Palmas

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1,3,7

Arucas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Canary_Islands/Arucas-275149/TravelGuide-Arucas.html

6,21,3

Isla de Tenerife

See all 1422 Isla de Tenerife Tips
  • Dining by the waters edge.

    Isla de Tenerife Restaurants

    This restaurant is not easy to find but the location is superb.When you book a table ask for a window seat as the restaurant is situated on the waters edge with great views across to the island of La Gomera.Very friendly welcome from the English proprietor who gave us excellent service throughout the evening.When we arrived it was very quiet,but as...

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  • Hotel Jardin Tropical

    Isla de Tenerife Hotels

    Definitely don't go to Jardin Tropical. This hotel doesn't deserve the all 4 stars. The standard...

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  • Los Cristianos

    Isla de Tenerife Things to Do

    The oldest resort in the south of the island,with possibly one of the best sandy beaches,a small harbour where the fishing boats ply in and out,together with many shops,bars and restaurants.The Paseo Maritimo promenade links the old and new part of town.This is a busy and overdeveloped part of Tenerife and not somewhere to come if you are looking...

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Isla de Lanzarote

  • Yellow submarine

    Isla de Lanzarote Things to Do

    For the sheer experience of being in a submarine with windows this 45 minute trip is a must for kids. Costing approx $5 million,this marvel in modern engineering silently glides through the water among the fish as the commentator keeps you informed on your progress past submerged wreck whilst a diver swims around the boat. As you can imagine it's...

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  • 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...

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  • Moon-like landscape

    Isla de Lanzarote Things to Do

    No trip to this volcanic island would be complete without visiting the interior, specifically the National p#Park. These trips are usually organised through hotels/tourist agents and start off with an optional camel trek, once beasts of burden for the islanders, brought over from the mainland they now bring tourists pleasure. At the tourist centre...

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Isla de Fuerteventura

Isla de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Calm and welcoming

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Restaurants

    We found this little gem while making our way from the Vegueta area back to our hotel (AC Iberia). It is a couple of blocks behind the hotel. This trip had been pretty rocky up to this point but this little cafe completely changed the tone of the day - maybe the whole trip as we thinking of leaving the island. The food was tasty, reasonably priced...

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  • Gran Aeropuerto Hotel

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hotels

    Avenida del Atlantico 353, Vecindario, Santa Lucía, 35110 Las as Palmas, Grand Canary, 35110, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • WORSE Food Ever !!!!

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Nightlife

    Purrrrrlllleeeease !! Call yourself a restarauntt !!! Ordered food which was then taken out of the freezer and put in the microwave to be heated up in front of our very eyes...ASTONISHING !!! The aloo gobi ordered at an overpriced 6€ was limp and lifeless much like Cheryl Coles hair.... The nan was completely dead hard and raw again from the...

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Maspalomas

See all 39 Maspalomas Tips
  • 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...

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  • Dunas Don Gregory Hotel

    Maspalomas Hotels

    Recently, I have spent my holidays in this hotel with my family and I would not advise it in any...

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  • Faro 2 - Shopping Center.

    Maspalomas Things to Do

    Faro 2 is a shopping center on 2 floors in what is called the Maspalomas country side "Campo Internacional de Maspalomas" - in this area there are many golf resorts and the price in Faro 2 is a bit on the higher end, but there are lovely shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars there and I always stop there while walking from Playa del Ingles to...

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Los Cristianos

See all 38 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...

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  • Hotel Paradise Park

    Los Cristianos Hotels

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

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  • 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...

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Puerto de la Cruz

  • Loro Park

    Puerto de la Cruz Things to Do

    We did not visit Loro Park as its not something we are interested in but should you want to visit one of Europes premier zoos Loro Park is on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz.Land trains leave regularly from a dedicated stop outside McDonalds near the Lido.Very expensive at 33.00 per person but people we spoke to said it was very good once you were...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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Playa Blanca

See all 38 Playa Blanca Tips
  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Salinas de Janubio

    Playa Blanca Off The Beaten Path

    Salinas de Janubio are said to be the most impressive salinas in Lanzarote. They are a short drive away from Playa Blanca, and they are now a national heritage site. This is one of the few salt pans left on the islands - though in the hey-day there were 26 of them. What happened? Well, the fridge arrived and there was less need for salt, as there...

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Adeje

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...

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  • Bahia Principe Tenerife

    Adeje Hotels

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

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  • 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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Corralejo

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 -...

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  • Oasis Duna

    Corralejo Hotels

    Initial reactions were a bit dubious about the place, but definitely had one of our best holidays!...

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  • "HIDDEN GEM "

    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...

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Parque Nacional del Teide

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Appropriate clothing and shoes, water

    Parque Nacional del Teide What to Pack

    We visited in January and, while the temperature at sea level were quite mild (16-25 Celsius), we found ice along the road to the top and it was under freezing out of the car. Bring a tick jacket and warm sweaters, gloves are useful too.Sturdy shoes are advised to walk around as the lava is rough and not even if you get off the normal path. A UV...

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Top Canary Islands Hotels

Maspalomas Hotels
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Playa Blanca Hotels
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Adeje Hotels
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Teguise Hotels
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Los Cristianos Hotels
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Isla de Tenerife Hotels
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Corralejo Hotels
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Puerto de la Cruz Hotels
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Playa del Ingles Hotels
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Mogán Hotels
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