Lanzarote: Artful Volcanic Island

Lanzarote: Artful Volcanic Island

Separated by only a mere 12 kilometers wide strait from Fuerteventura, is the northeastern of the seven major Canary Islands: Lanzarote. As the home of the artist and environmentalist César Manrique, its design was significantly influenced by him. The emergence of the island of volcanic origin goes back about 36 million years. In 1993, it was declared as the first whole island a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Continue reading “Lanzarote: Artful Volcanic Island”

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”

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”