Like any good, historic Spanish city, Las Palmas too has an old town. Called Vegueta, its stony streets are where you’ll find the city’s most historic sights, including the islands’ first cathedral, first proper market, and a museum called the Columbus House.
Tucked away on Lanzarote’s northeastern coast is where you’ll find the tiny fishing village of Arrieta. During off season, it’s home to only some few hundred people, a number that swells come summertime. Even still, this coastal enclave remains fairly un-touristy, which means it might be just the spot that you’ll want to visit in order to soak up some local culture – and some sunshine.
As if Lanzarote’s beaches and lunar-like landscape aren’t enough to lure you to this volcanic corner of the Canary Islands, there’s yet one more reason that will surely draw you in: the wine. Yes, the Canaries, and specifically Lanzarote and its La Geria region, do wine too, and in a pretty tasty and unique way at […]
Leave Gran Canaria’s beaches behind and head inland. That’s where you’ll find one of the Canary Islands’ most dear little towns, Teror. Dear because it’s adorable – more on that in a moment – but particularly dear because this village is essentially the religious capital of the island.
Maybe you’ve gotten the memo: Lanzarote is a phenomenal destination for all manner of watersports. And while many of its beaches will do the trick, one in particular is especially ideal should you be looking to get your surfing or kitesurfing fix. If that’s the case, point your compasses toward the western shore, where you’ll want to head to the village of Caleta de Famara and its namesake Playa Famara.
On the Canary Islands’ Lanzarote you’ll find otherworldly landscape, quaint whitewashed villages, and paradisiacal beaches and sea. And though you can experience these sights the conventional way — by foot or by traditional car – why not make your exploration of Lanzarote as unique as the island itself? With that in mind, here are three adventurous ways to get to know Lanzarote.
Pilgrimages are a big thing in Spain – there’s the Camino de Santiago, which finishes in the northwest, and the Romería de el Rocio that crosses Andalucia. The Canary Islands hold various annual religious walks too, and one of the very most famous is certainly Fiesta del Pino (Our Lady of the Pine, for short), […]
Artist, architect and sculptor César Manrique left a lasting impression on his native island of Lanzarote. And not only through his creations, but also by encouraging the preservation of the island’s natural beauty. Imaginative, almost-magical, and always in harmony with the world around them, here are the three Manrique attractions on Lanzarote that you won’t want to miss.
The Canary Islands may technically be a part of Spain, but in many ways they feel a world away; not only are they situated right off the coast of northern Africa, but certain aspects of their culture are quite distinct. It should come as no surprise then that the people of this archipelago of seven main islands, all off on their lonesome in the Atlantic, feel a great sense of regional patriotism. With that in mind, here are 7 ways to get better acquainted with Canarian culture.
Most of today’s Gran Canaria action centers around the main city of Las Palmas. But, back in the day — hundreds upon hundreds of years ago — the town of Gáldar was at the heart of the land’s activity. Nowadays, you can discover Gran Canaria’s ancient past, along with its recent past, and present, with a trip to this northwest corner of the island.