If you forked over a bunch of cash to make your way to these far-flung Spanish islands, then you might be keen to save a little loot once you get here. Good thing Gran Canaria is filled with free things to do, ranging from natural wonders to historic museums. So leave your cash stash in the safe, and make plans to check out some – or all – of these free things to do in Gran Canaria.
Sure you could day trip on Fuerteventura, but with other islands just a quick journey away, you could also explore another land altogether. Whether you’re after nature exploration, lying out on the beach, or even wine tasting, here are a few off-island day trips you can make from Fuerteventura.
Lanzarote is celebrated for its uniqueness – a supernatural quality discovered among the lime-green water of El Golfo’s lagoon, and the volcanic vastness of Timanfaya National Park. So would you expect anything less eccentric from other sights such as its museums? Indeed, Lanzarote is home to a host of them, and here a few of the most unique ones that it has to offer.
When you think of Tenerife, what comes to mind? Beaches, of course, and hopefully the great outdoors too – after all, it’s home to the highest point in Spain, El Teide. But you know what else should get you excited for on a visit to the Canaries’ largest island? Wine.
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.