Fuerteventura: Endless Sand Dunes

Fuerteventura: Endless Sand Dunes

After Tenerife, with almost 1,700 square kilometers of island area, Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands. With about 66 inhabitants per square kilometer, it is sparsely populated. In return, the oldest canary island (about 20.6 million years) offers wide sandy beaches and the protected Parque Natural de Corralejo with large shifting dunes. The almost one hundred kilometer long island is also particularly popular with water sports enthusiasts, such as surfers on the west coast, windsurfers in the north and kitesurfers on the east coast. Continue reading “Fuerteventura: Endless Sand Dunes”

Tenerife: The Ultimate Road Trip

Tenerife: The Ultimate Road Trip

The things we had previously heard about Tenerife were not very positive: mass tourism, crowded, little culture. However, what we found on the largest Canary Island were breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, crystal-clear sea pools, cute villages and just the right mix of city and nature, topped by the volcano Teide, the highest peak in Spain – in short: an island to fall in love with. All the highlights of Tenerife can be perfectly combined on a round trip, which is why we would like to introduce you to the perfect route for a Tenerife road trip. Continue reading “Tenerife: The Ultimate Road Trip”

La Palma: La Isla Bonita

La Palma: La Isla Bonita

“The beautiful” or “the green” (La Isla Verde) – that’s how the northwestern Canary Island of La Palma is often called by its inhabitants. With 40 percent forest cover, it is after all the most densely wooded of the Canaries. After El Hierro and La Gomera, La Palma is also the third smallest Canary Island. For the most part spared from mass tourism, many places on the island have retained their original character. Continue reading “La Palma: La Isla Bonita”

7 Places on La Gomera You Must Have Seen

Valle Gran Rey

La Gomera: After El Hierro it is the second smallest of the Canary Islands. With an area of just 370 square kilometers, the nearly circular island of volcanic origin makes up less than five percent of the total area of all Canaries. Nevertheless, the green oasis 300 kilometers west of the African mainland has a lot to offer. Which places should not be missed out in any Gomera vacation, you will learn here. Continue reading “7 Places on La Gomera You Must Have Seen”

Vale de Moses: Yoga Retreat in the Mountains of Portugal

Vale de Moses: Yoga Retreat in the Mountains of Portugal

In the middle of the Portuguese mountains, Vonetta and Andrew Winter have fulfilled their life’s dream of owning a yoga retreat. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, they provide a refuge for those who need a break from their everyday life. Here it’s all about slowing down and re-rooting with the earth with lots of yoga, walks, massages, acupuncture, workshops and healthy food. Continue reading “Vale de Moses: Yoga Retreat in the Mountains of Portugal”

Porto.

Porto

In order to do justice to this city, we would probably have to write a whole book. Having been in the shadow of its “big sister” Lisbon for a long time, it is no longer unknown now, but one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Europe. And deservedly so: UNESCO Old Town, double-deck bridge Ponte Luís I, river Douro and delicious vegan food make hearts beat faster. Whether as a city trip or a starting point to travel the north of Portugal – Porto is always worth it. Continue reading “Porto.”