Many people head to the Canary Islands for the holidays in order to relish in the pleasant wintertime weather. But that’s not the only reason: between fireworks, outdoor countdowns and late-night dips in the sea, the Spanish archipelago really knows how to ring in the new year.
Between the almost-always pleasant climate and the prime Atlantic location with warm water temperatures, it’s no wonder that the Canary Islands are Europe’s favorite year-round scuba diving getaway. Indeed, the reliably comfortable climate and waters are what make the archipelago such a solid go-to scuba destination. Thanks to the Gulf Stream current, the sea temperature [...]
Tenerife might be touristy, but neighboring La Gomera is anything but. Located just a 40-minute ferry ride away, La Gomera makes for an easy day trip, during which you can explore the island’s diverse landscape, soak up the sun on its beaches, and discover a little bit of history. Only 15 miles across, La Gomera [...]
There may be seven main Canary Islands, but not all are created equally when it comes to the world of surf. From kitesurfing to windsurfing and just hanging ten on a classic surfboard, the island of Fuerteventura wins as a paradise for those looking to catch some wind and waves. When to go Whether you’re [...]
So you thought your visit to Lanzarote would just include beach lazing and exploring volcanic landscape. Well, my friends, the trip just got more interesting, as the island also claims fame for its wine. That’s right. In the 18th century, Lanzarote had its most recent volcanic eruption: it destroyed many villages, entirely altered the landscape, [...]
From dark-sanded coves in the north to golden-sanded shorelines in the south, here are a few of Tenerife’s best beaches that scatter the island’s volcanic coastline. Playa del Duque As one of Tenerife’s most famous beaches, Playa del Duque has a reputation for having an air of exclusivity, which it owes largely to nearby luxury [...]
An archipelago of volcanic islands speckles the Atlantic Ocean just 100 kilometers off the northwestern coast of Africa. But they don’t belong to an African country, and instead to Spain, claiming fame as the westernmost point in Europe, home to the world’s third-highest volcano, and legendary as the possible lost islands of the Atlantis. These [...]
Surrounded by sea life, speckled by parks and zoos, and covered in hiking trails, the Canary Islands offer families with kids a wide variety of ways to get the most out of their visit to the Spanish archipelago.
Located just off the northwest coast of Africa, Spain’s Canary Islands offer a collection of beachy destinations that is prime for visiting by cruise ship. Here’s what you need to know about setting sail to the Atlantic archipelago.