Nestled under the protective arch of a volcanic rock mountainside on the Canary Islands’ Gran Canaria, you’ll find the ancient grain storage cave of Cenobio de Valerón. There’s plenty to explore in this ancient pantry!
Tenerife may be especially known for its sky-piercing El Teide volcano – the highest point in Europe — and all the outdoor activities that come along with it. But the island is also home to loads of unique Canarian culture, and, thankfully, little pueblos where you can get to know it. Garachico Get away from […]
If you can’t make it to Rio come February for Carnival, maybe you can make it to the Spanish Canary Islands, where it is considered one of the biggest celebrations of the famous holiday around. For the ultimate of Canarian Carnival celebrations, though, you’ll want to head to the biggest island, Tenerife, and its capital […]
Amidst fields of cactus in a valley not far from Lanzarote’s northeast coast, you’ll inevitably do a double-take at the sight of an eight-meter-high cactus. With perfectly prickly arms it stretches up to the sky and invites you to come explore further. It may appear as a king among cacti, but really this is just […]
The Canaries are a veritable volcanic paradise, and the island of Lanzarote packs in proof of this around just about every craggy corner. From steaming still-active volcanoes to electric-green ponds and underground lava tunnels, here a few ways you should plan to explore Lanzarote’s top volcanic marvels. Timanfaya National Park The star of Lanzarote’s seemingly […]
La Palma: It’s the newest, most northwesterly, and possibly most beautiful of the Canary Islands. From star gazing to hiking and a little bit of local culture, here are a few ways to discover the allure behind the island nicknamed La Isla Bonita (the beautiful island). Take a hike La Palma is often lauded as the […]
The Canaries may have seven main islands, but in reality their surrounding Atlantic waters are home to quite a few more of them. Isla de Lobos is one of these, a dot of land situated just two kilometers away from the northern edge of Fuerteventura. The deserted volcanic Isla de Lobos was discovered by Spanish […]
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 […]