10 Best Canary Islands Beaches

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10 Best Canary Islands Beaches

Category : Europe , Spain

The Canary Islands are renowned for their dramatic scenery and volcanic Landscapes which have brought thousands of tourists to their shores. So here is a list of the best Canary Islands beaches, to help you plan your perfect Spanish holiday.

10. Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera

Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera

Located on the south-west coast of La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey (“Great King Valley”) is the island’s tourist epicenter. The deep green valley runs down to meet the island’s longest beach. The beach offers many nice restaurants with good fish.

Cheap Flights to San Sebas De La Gomera

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Gran Canaria

27.06.2018

27.06.2018

Tickets from 116

9. Los Cancajos, La Palma

Los Cancajos, La Palma

 

The black sand beaches in this area are nothing compared to the spectacular black rock coastline. Further along the beach are a series of narrow rocky inlets, where large, bright-red crabs emerge from the sea onto the black rocks.

Cheap Flights to Gran Canaria

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Seville

16.06.2018

18.06.2018

Tickets from 42

Madrid

19.05.2018

30.05.2018

Tickets from 42

Barcelona

12.02.2019

26.02.2019

Tickets from 72

London

30.04.2018

04.05.2018

Tickets from 73

Porto

08.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 101

Edinburgh

22.05.2018

29.05.2018

Tickets from 101

Laayoune

29.04.2018

30.04.2018

Tickets from 136

Malaga

08.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 137

Berlin

23.07.2018

06.08.2018

Tickets from 138

Amsterdam

18.02.2019

28.02.2019

Tickets from 138

Bilbao

08.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 142

Cologne

09.12.2018

23.12.2018

Tickets from 154

Santander

28.05.2018

03.06.2018

Tickets from 158

Hamburg

09.03.2019

23.03.2019

Tickets from 162

Warsaw

22.06.2018

29.06.2018

Tickets from 162

Birmingham

22.03.2019

26.03.2019

Tickets from 163

Valencia

16.06.2018

19.06.2018

Tickets from 170

Dublin

25.10.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 176

Naples

07.06.2018

21.06.2018

Tickets from 179

Saint Petersburg

08.01.2019

16.01.2019

Tickets from 186

Geneva

17.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 193

Manchester

13.10.2018

20.10.2018

Tickets from 196

Stuttgart

10.07.2018

17.07.2018

Tickets from 212

Rome

09.06.2018

23.06.2018

Tickets from 216

Nottingham

04.10.2018

11.10.2018

Tickets from 228

Moscow

18.09.2018

29.11.2018

Tickets from 231

Paris

07.05.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 237

Alicante

05.08.2018

11.08.2018

Tickets from 241

Dusseldorf

07.05.2018

21.05.2018

Tickets from 243

Belfast

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 246

Helsinki

02.01.2019

07.01.2019

Tickets from 249

Eindhoven

19.10.2018

27.10.2018

Tickets from 249

Budapest

20.07.2018

27.07.2018

Tickets from 250

Luxembourg

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

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Vilnius

10.05.2018

19.05.2018

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Hanover

16.11.2018

24.11.2018

Tickets from 288

Leipzig-Halle

02.06.2018

16.06.2018

Tickets from 292

Cork

13.07.2018

20.07.2018

Tickets from 298

Gdansk

24.09.2018

09.10.2018

Tickets from 303

Bucharest

10.07.2018

17.07.2018

Tickets from 306

Newquay

21.05.2018

04.06.2018

Tickets from 310

Glasgow

26.05.2018

28.05.2018

Tickets from 315

Krakow

12.06.2018

25.06.2018

Tickets from 326

Kiev

08.10.2018

15.10.2018

Tickets from 332

Santiago De Compostela

27.04.2018

01.05.2018

Tickets from 340

Riga

20.06.2018

28.06.2018

Tickets from 366

Catania

13.07.2018

20.07.2018

Tickets from 367

Florence

05.08.2018

12.08.2018

Tickets from 367

Bristol

21.03.2019

26.03.2019

Tickets from 391

Copenhagen

26.12.2018

02.01.2019

Tickets from 403

Aalesund

20.06.2018

04.07.2018

Tickets from 409

Metz

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 429

Stavanger

23.06.2018

02.07.2018

Tickets from 430

Nouakchott

05.06.2018

25.06.2018

Tickets from 433

Miami

11.09.2018

24.09.2018

Tickets from 547

Minsk

30.06.2018

10.07.2018

Tickets from 554

Ekaterinburg

30.05.2018

01.06.2018

Tickets from 593

Panama City

11.05.2018

12.06.2018

Tickets from 601

Fort Lauderdale

05.06.2018

15.06.2018

Tickets from 671

Ljubljana

22.12.2018

01.01.2019

Tickets from 693

Novosibirsk

01.09.2018

30.09.2018

Tickets from 713

New York

22.06.2018

29.06.2018

Tickets from 743

Bangkok

07.05.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 897

Kathmandu

14.06.2018

15.06.2018

Tickets from 917

Buenos Aires

25.09.2018

13.10.2018

Tickets from 1 037

Providence

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 1 044

8. El Golfo, Lanzarote

El Golfo, Lanzarote

 

El Golfo is a natural cove which was formed from volcanic eruptions. The lagoon found at the back of the beach, is a result of flooding, and its green color is from the algae that inhabit its waters. A direct contrast to the black sand beach the lagoon is a bright green, creating one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world.

Cheap Flights to Arrecife

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

London

30.04.2018

02.05.2018

Tickets from 64

Gran Canaria

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

Tickets from 71

Manchester

22.01.2019

29.01.2019

Tickets from 101

Barcelona

25.05.2018

26.05.2018

Tickets from 110

Edinburgh

11.05.2018

25.05.2018

Tickets from 147

Lisbon

04.05.2018

10.05.2018

Tickets from 156

Seville

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

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Glasgow

08.02.2019

11.02.2019

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Berlin

20.05.2018

27.05.2018

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Belfast

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

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Dublin

19.05.2018

27.05.2018

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Cork

08.08.2018

15.08.2018

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Shannon

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

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Madrid

23.06.2018

30.06.2018

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Bologna

19.06.2018

25.06.2018

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Frankfurt

20.05.2018

27.05.2018

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Nuremberg

09.11.2018

16.11.2018

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Moscow

29.09.2018

06.10.2018

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Paris

28.04.2018

30.04.2018

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Cardiff

07.10.2018

14.10.2018

Tickets from 351

Vienna

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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Brussels

23.07.2018

06.08.2018

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Hanover

29.09.2018

07.10.2018

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Liverpool

29.07.2018

06.08.2018

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Bristol

28.07.2018

11.08.2018

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Los Angeles

29.04.2018

27.10.2018

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Nottingham

08.06.2018

22.06.2018

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Seattle

15.06.2018

25.06.2018

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Leipzig-Halle

17.05.2018

24.05.2018

Tickets from 1 934

7. Papagayo, Lanzarote

Papagayo, Lanzarote

 

Playa Papagayo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote. This fantastic white stretch of sand is a must for beach lovers. Like many beaches in this area naturism is common, but it is by no means compulsory.

Cheap Flights to Arrecife

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

London

30.04.2018

02.05.2018

Tickets from 64

Gran Canaria

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

Tickets from 71

Manchester

22.01.2019

29.01.2019

Tickets from 101

Barcelona

25.05.2018

26.05.2018

Tickets from 110

Edinburgh

11.05.2018

25.05.2018

Tickets from 147

Lisbon

04.05.2018

10.05.2018

Tickets from 156

Seville

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 192

Glasgow

08.02.2019

11.02.2019

Tickets from 193

Berlin

20.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 203

Belfast

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

Tickets from 210

Dublin

19.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 212

Cork

08.08.2018

15.08.2018

Tickets from 227

Shannon

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

Tickets from 231

Madrid

23.06.2018

30.06.2018

Tickets from 262

Bologna

19.06.2018

25.06.2018

Tickets from 282

Frankfurt

20.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 304

Nuremberg

09.11.2018

16.11.2018

Tickets from 306

Moscow

29.09.2018

06.10.2018

Tickets from 311

Paris

28.04.2018

30.04.2018

Tickets from 333

Cardiff

07.10.2018

14.10.2018

Tickets from 351

Vienna

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 368

Brussels

23.07.2018

06.08.2018

Tickets from 385

Hanover

29.09.2018

07.10.2018

Tickets from 402

Liverpool

29.07.2018

06.08.2018

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Bristol

28.07.2018

11.08.2018

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Los Angeles

29.04.2018

27.10.2018

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Nottingham

08.06.2018

22.06.2018

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Seattle

15.06.2018

25.06.2018

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Leipzig-Halle

17.05.2018

24.05.2018

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6. El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

 

The beaches south of the village of El Cotillo are a surfer and windsurfer paradise and are infamous for their big waves, although it is definitely for the more experienced surfers. Swimmers should stay out of the water unless conditions look calm as the sea can be incredibly dangerous.

Cheap Flights to Puerto del Rosario

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Barcelona

20.06.2018

27.06.2018

Tickets from 42

London

03.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 114

Malaga

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 142

Nottingham

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 151

Seville

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 155

Madrid

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 164

Manchester

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 172

Budapest

27.05.2018

04.06.2018

Tickets from 173

Cologne

07.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 192

Dublin

05.05.2018

12.05.2018

Tickets from 252

Berlin

03.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 252

Frankfurt

02.07.2018

06.07.2018

Tickets from 270

Zurich

06.10.2018

20.10.2018

Tickets from 270

Rome

20.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 272

Hamburg

20.05.2018

05.06.2018

Tickets from 291

Liverpool

13.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 300

Hanover

18.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 306

Moscow

26.09.2018

10.10.2018

Tickets from 316

Sofia

30.09.2018

07.10.2018

Tickets from 352

Warsaw

11.07.2018

18.07.2018

Tickets from 357

Saint Petersburg

01.11.2018

13.11.2018

Tickets from 432

Shannon

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

Tickets from 521

Toulouse

26.12.2018

02.01.2019

Tickets from 602

Trieste

19.07.2018

02.08.2018

Tickets from 772

5. Sotavento, Fuerteventura

Sotavento, Fuerteventura

 

The Jandia Peninsular at Sotavento features white sand beaches and turquoise green sea creating a picture perfect beach location. With several water sports on offer you can keep active in this beautiful location.

Cheap Flights to Puerto del Rosario

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Barcelona

20.06.2018

27.06.2018

Tickets from 42

London

03.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 114

Malaga

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 142

Nottingham

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 151

Seville

18.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 155

Madrid

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 164

Manchester

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 172

Budapest

27.05.2018

04.06.2018

Tickets from 173

Cologne

07.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 192

Dublin

05.05.2018

12.05.2018

Tickets from 252

Berlin

03.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 252

Frankfurt

02.07.2018

06.07.2018

Tickets from 270

Zurich

06.10.2018

20.10.2018

Tickets from 270

Rome

20.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 272

Hamburg

20.05.2018

05.06.2018

Tickets from 291

Liverpool

13.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 300

Hanover

18.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 306

Moscow

26.09.2018

10.10.2018

Tickets from 316

Sofia

30.09.2018

07.10.2018

Tickets from 352

Warsaw

11.07.2018

18.07.2018

Tickets from 357

Saint Petersburg

01.11.2018

13.11.2018

Tickets from 432

Shannon

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

Tickets from 521

Toulouse

26.12.2018

02.01.2019

Tickets from 602

Trieste

19.07.2018

02.08.2018

Tickets from 772

4. Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

 

The warm sea and the vast beach make this area a perfect place to spend the day soaking up the sun. Cheap holidays to Gran Canaria are readily available, and provide a great opportunity to defrost during the colder months.

Cheap Flights to Gran Canaria

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Seville

16.06.2018

18.06.2018

Tickets from 42

Madrid

19.05.2018

30.05.2018

Tickets from 42

Barcelona

12.02.2019

26.02.2019

Tickets from 72

London

30.04.2018

04.05.2018

Tickets from 73

Porto

08.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 101

Edinburgh

22.05.2018

29.05.2018

Tickets from 101

Laayoune

29.04.2018

30.04.2018

Tickets from 136

Malaga

08.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 137

Berlin

23.07.2018

06.08.2018

Tickets from 138

Amsterdam

18.02.2019

28.02.2019

Tickets from 138

Bilbao

08.05.2018

14.05.2018

Tickets from 142

Cologne

09.12.2018

23.12.2018

Tickets from 154

Santander

28.05.2018

03.06.2018

Tickets from 158

Hamburg

09.03.2019

23.03.2019

Tickets from 162

Warsaw

22.06.2018

29.06.2018

Tickets from 162

Birmingham

22.03.2019

26.03.2019

Tickets from 163

Valencia

16.06.2018

19.06.2018

Tickets from 170

Dublin

25.10.2018

15.11.2018

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Naples

07.06.2018

21.06.2018

Tickets from 179

Saint Petersburg

08.01.2019

16.01.2019

Tickets from 186

Geneva

17.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 193

Manchester

13.10.2018

20.10.2018

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Stuttgart

10.07.2018

17.07.2018

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Rome

09.06.2018

23.06.2018

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Nottingham

04.10.2018

11.10.2018

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Moscow

18.09.2018

29.11.2018

Tickets from 231

Paris

07.05.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 237

Alicante

05.08.2018

11.08.2018

Tickets from 241

Dusseldorf

07.05.2018

21.05.2018

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Belfast

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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Helsinki

02.01.2019

07.01.2019

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Eindhoven

19.10.2018

27.10.2018

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Budapest

20.07.2018

27.07.2018

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Luxembourg

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

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Vilnius

10.05.2018

19.05.2018

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Hanover

16.11.2018

24.11.2018

Tickets from 288

Leipzig-Halle

02.06.2018

16.06.2018

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Cork

13.07.2018

20.07.2018

Tickets from 298

Gdansk

24.09.2018

09.10.2018

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Bucharest

10.07.2018

17.07.2018

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Newquay

21.05.2018

04.06.2018

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Glasgow

26.05.2018

28.05.2018

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Krakow

12.06.2018

25.06.2018

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Kiev

08.10.2018

15.10.2018

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Santiago De Compostela

27.04.2018

01.05.2018

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Riga

20.06.2018

28.06.2018

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Catania

13.07.2018

20.07.2018

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Florence

05.08.2018

12.08.2018

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Bristol

21.03.2019

26.03.2019

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Copenhagen

26.12.2018

02.01.2019

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Aalesund

20.06.2018

04.07.2018

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Metz

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

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Stavanger

23.06.2018

02.07.2018

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Nouakchott

05.06.2018

25.06.2018

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Miami

11.09.2018

24.09.2018

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Minsk

30.06.2018

10.07.2018

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Ekaterinburg

30.05.2018

01.06.2018

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Panama City

11.05.2018

12.06.2018

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Fort Lauderdale

05.06.2018

15.06.2018

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Ljubljana

22.12.2018

01.01.2019

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Novosibirsk

01.09.2018

30.09.2018

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New York

22.06.2018

29.06.2018

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Bangkok

07.05.2018

09.05.2018

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Kathmandu

14.06.2018

15.06.2018

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Buenos Aires

25.09.2018

13.10.2018

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Providence

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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3. El Bollullo, Tenerife

El Bollullo, Tenerife

 

The black sand of this beach sets it apart from the usual beach holiday. The spectacular scenery is emphasized by the backdrop of volcanic rocks.

Cheap Flights to Tenerife

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Madrid

23.10.2018

06.11.2018

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Barcelona

14.11.2018

19.12.2018

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Gran Canaria

28.04.2018

01.05.2018

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Malaga

24.09.2018

28.09.2018

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Berlin

14.06.2018

21.06.2018

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Brussels

11.05.2018

16.05.2018

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Alicante

10.05.2018

17.05.2018

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Manchester

26.02.2019

05.03.2019

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Warsaw

26.05.2018

02.06.2018

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London

15.07.2018

01.08.2018

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Seville

27.07.2018

12.08.2018

Tickets from 123

Rome

14.11.2018

19.12.2018

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Bilbao

24.04.2018

29.04.2018

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Leeds

05.05.2018

12.05.2018

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Cologne

11.06.2018

18.06.2018

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Valencia

05.09.2018

09.09.2018

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Birmingham

03.05.2018

10.05.2018

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Vigo

17.05.2018

24.05.2018

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Dublin

17.05.2018

23.05.2018

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Pisa

10.01.2019

17.01.2019

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Nantes

18.11.2018

02.12.2018

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Milan

04.06.2018

13.06.2018

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Lisbon

30.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Paris

29.10.2018

09.11.2018

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Bristol

15.01.2019

29.01.2019

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La Coruna

17.06.2018

27.06.2018

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Dusseldorf

23.05.2018

06.06.2018

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Glasgow

10.06.2018

17.06.2018

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Venice

25.05.2018

01.06.2018

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Toulouse

27.05.2018

05.06.2018

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Moscow

15.01.2019

29.01.2019

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Casablanca

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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Edinburgh

11.05.2018

21.05.2018

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Knock

31.05.2018

07.06.2018

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Helsinki

01.03.2019

14.03.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

23.05.2018

01.06.2018

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Amsterdam

11.10.2018

18.10.2018

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Nuremberg

23.11.2018

30.12.2018

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Saint Petersburg

30.01.2019

05.02.2019

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Krakow

18.01.2019

25.01.2019

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Hamburg

18.10.2018

28.10.2018

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Wroclaw

09.07.2018

16.07.2018

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Sofia

21.05.2018

24.05.2018

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Munich

14.07.2018

27.07.2018

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Catania

15.09.2018

22.09.2018

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Frankfurt

04.05.2018

11.05.2018

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Reykjavik

29.05.2018

09.06.2018

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Budapest

18.09.2018

25.09.2018

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Hanover

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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Palermo

15.09.2018

22.09.2018

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Vienna

28.10.2018

04.11.2018

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Algiers

10.07.2018

19.07.2018

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Kiev

31.05.2018

13.06.2018

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Katowice

03.09.2018

17.09.2018

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Gdansk

19.05.2018

26.05.2018

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Vilnius

16.01.2019

30.01.2019

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2. Famara, Lanzarote

Famara, Lanzarote

 

This beach located on the north-west coast of the island is far away from the resorts, offering a peaceful secluded stretch of sand. The long, curving bay sits against the spectacular backdrop of pinkish cliffs. Several famous filmmakers have used the beach as inspiration and it is clear to see why.

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1. Corralejo, Fuerteventura

#1 of Best Canary Islands Beaches

 

The beach on the north-eastern tip of the island is one of the most stunning beaches in Fuerteventura and among the best beaches in the Canary Islands. This glorious beach of bright gold sand sits against the backdrop of desert like dunes. Stretching for about six miles down the coast, the beach stretches out in front of you as far as the eye can see.

 

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Explore Tenerife

Category : Europe , Tenerife

The Canary Islands unveiled: explore Tenerife’s wild side, food, and culture

Tenerife is home to wild nature spots, delicious food and plenty of fiestas. Discover it all with our extensive off-the-beaten-track guide

The Canary Islands are hardly an alternative destination. Even though you haven’t been there, you may feel you know exactly what they’re all about: overcrowded beaches, resort hotels, and tourist traps. Yet, as with most places, there are unseen and lesser-explored parts – places only locals know of. Until now!

Part one of the series is Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the seven islands. With a whopping five million people visiting the island every year, you will need a bit of guidance on where to go to avoid the crowds.

A hiking paradise

Tenerife is rich in hiking trails boasting beautiful landscapes
Tenerife is rich in hiking trails boasting beautiful landscapes

As well as the lure of its year-round, sun-soaked beaches, Tenerife is rapidly becoming known for its hiking, and with very good reason.

Teide National Park lies at the heart of the island, its surreal moonscape of lava crisscrossed by walking trails at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain. In the north-east, you will find many hiking paths going through the dense laurisilva rain forests of the Anaga Mountains.

To get a feel for what the pace of life used to be on the island, walk in the footsteps of Tenerife’s first inhabitants, the Guanches. Around 500 years ago, they carved a matrix of trails while moving their livestock between summer and winter grazing grounds. These trails are called ‘caminos reales’ – or royal roads – and they provide excellent walking routes and a palpable link to Tenerife’s past.

The famous hill resembling a sliced pie in the El Palmar Valley
The famous hill resembling a sliced pie in the El Palmar Valley

Walk the ‘camino real’ from El Palmar to Teno Alto. Climbing above the El Palmar Valley where former quarry works have left the landscape looking like a giant pie with slices cut out of it, the path reaches the ridge with splendid views of Mount Teide before arriving into the hamlet of Teno Alto. Pop into the little shop in the village for some of their homemade goat’s cheese which ranges from mild (‘fresca’) to tongue-burning (‘curado’).

Away from resort towns

The Paisaje Lunar rock formations in Vilaflor
The Paisaje Lunar rock formations in Vilaflor

To discover Tenerife’s real culture, you have to move as far away from the well-trodden path as you can. Some of Tenerife’s best-hidden secrets lie in small towns and villages around the island.

Though the lovely mountain village Vilaflor is located en route to Teide National Park, few tourists’ feet tread its streets. Spend a couple of hours sipping coffee in the leafy Plaza San Pedro, climbing to the tiny chapel of Ermita de San Roque for panoramic views over the south coast, or striding out along its ‘camino real’ to visit the extraordinary rock erosions of Paisaje Lunar.

A 40-minute drive from Santa Cruz, Arico Nuevo, a former 18th-century walled community, boasts charming white houses with green window frames and doors. Scarlet bougainvillaea tumbles down brilliant white walls lining cobbled streets. Cats stretch in the sun atop crooked roofs. The pacing is slow and feels like a movie set waiting for the cast to arrive.

The charming bandstand in Los Silos
The charming bandstand in Los Silos

Los Silos, located in the Isla Baja region on the verdant northwest of the island, is a charming little town with streets too narrow for tour buses to negotiate, a white church that looks like it’s coated in icing sugar, and an art nouveau bandstand serving delicious home-made cakes. If you’re around in December, make sure to stop by for the annual storytelling festival.

Though most head for the scenic views from Masca, neighboring village Santiago del Teide is often overlooked. Some of the experiences they’re missing out on include pony and trap rides from the Casona del Patio, the lovely church of San Fernando Rey, and a taste of ‘arepa’ (filled Venezuelan corn bread) from the kiosk in the picnic zone.

The taste of Tenerife

'Papas arrugadas con mojo', one of Tenerife's must-taste dishes
‘Papas arrugadas con mojo’, one of Tenerife’s must-taste dishes

Away from its purpose-built resorts, Tenerife’s traditional eateries have some savory surprises in store.

Tenerife’s potatoes, known as ‘papas bonitas’, were first brought to the Canary Islands from Peru over 400 years ago and now have their own certificate of origin. Boiled in salt water until a salty crust forms on them and served with mildly spicy sauces, they’re known as ‘papas arrugadas con mojo’ (meaning wrinkled potatoes with sauce) and are as prized by top chefs as they are loved by locals.

When it comes to seafood, here’s what you need to know. Vieja, or parrotfish, is never going to win any prizes in the looks department, but for taste, it’s hard to beat. Another favorite is a meaty white fish called ‘cherne'(wreckfish) which regularly appears on menus. Seafood lovers should try the tender ‘pulpo’ (octopus), served in salads or even whole.

Tenerife’s Malmsey wine was once so prized that Shakespeare received a barrel as part of his annual salary. Today, the island’s wines are once again causing ripples of excitement in sommelier circles. You can buy and try some of the best at Bodegas Monje in El Sauzal and at the nearby Wine Museum.

Where to eat for every budget

Enjoy a Michelin-starred dinner at El Rincón de Juan Carlos
Enjoy a Michelin-starred dinner at El Rincón de Juan Carlos 

From cheap and quirky to top notch, Tenerife’s gastronomic scene is as varied as its landscapes.

The ‘guachinches’, no-frills and frequently no tablecloth restaurants, have flourished in the northern hills since the 17th century. Tucked away in remote locations, expect a limited menu and wine from the owner’s own vineyard, all at ridiculously low prices. Head to the hills above La Matanza, El Sauzal, or La Orotava and look for a cardboard sign pinned to a tree directing you to a ‘guachinche’.

Away from the resort hotels of the south, you’ll find a proliferation of so-called ‘tinerfeño’ restaurants. These are traditional eateries serving unsophisticated food and ‘vino del pais’ (local wine). For unbeatable value, the ‘menu del día’ (day’s menu) provides three courses plus a glass of wine for under €10.

Seafood lovers will adore ‘cofradías’, restaurants run by the fishermen’s union, where you can be certain the catch is fresh from the nets. There’s a good ‘cofradia’ at the harbor in Los Cristianos and a very posh one – by ‘cofradías’ standards – in Puerto de la Cruz where a panoramic terrace overlooks the harbor.

If you want a go for a night of top-notch dining, Tenerife is the only one of the Canary Islands to boast a Michelin star and one of them is at family-run El Rincón de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes. You’ll have to book a long way ahead, but it will be worth it when you will enjoy the exquisite food without the pomp or the Michelin price tag.

Go local at Tenerife’s fiestas

Cheerful, colourful and lots of fun – Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Cheerful, colorful, and lots of fun – Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 

Tenerife’s fiestas are loud, colorful, and great fun, and the best way to enjoy them is like a local.

Carnaval, held each February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is the biggest celebration in the Canary Islands. Nightly street parties with live music, food stalls, drinks kiosks, and general mayhem are the real heart of Carnaval, so don’t just stand on the sidelines watching a parade roll past. Get into a fancy dress, head to the streets around Plaza España after midnight and join thousands of costume-clad revelers partying until dawn.

If you happen to see a procession of locals in traditional dress throwing food to the crowd from the back of decorated carts, you’ve probably stumbled into a ‘romería’. ‘Romerías’ are a type of harvest festivals rooted in pagan and Christian beliefs and usually involve a procession of carts filled with food and wine, locals wearing traditional costumes, and lots of animals running freely.

Happening in towns and villages across Tenerife throughout the summer, freshly barbequed meats and wine are freely dispensed to onlookers. Buy yourself a ‘vaso’ (a small glass in a leather holder that hangs around your neck) from one of the vendors and thrust it at the nearest wine vat while catching a flying boiled egg or a pork chop.

Flower carpet at Corpus Christi in La Orotava
Flower carpet at Corpus Christi in La Orotava

At the yearly Corpus Christi, intricate carpets of flower petals are laid, transforming the streets of La Orotava into transient works of art. Outside the Town Hall, you can have a look at a complex tapestry constructed entirely of sand from Teide National Park. In the evening, the Corpus Christi procession walks over it all. To see the master ‘alfombristas’ (carpet makers) at work, head to La Orotava a day or so before the festival, go to a balcony on the first floor of the Town Hall and gaze down on the masterpiece in progress.

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The Canary Islands unveiled

Category : Europe , Tenerife

The Canary Islands unveiled: beyond the beaches of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has more than one trick up its sleeve. Venture beyond the beaches to explore the real beauty and drama of this sun-soaked island

The Canary Islands are hardly an alternative destination. Even though you haven’t been there, you feel like you know exactly what they’re all about: overcrowded beaches, resort hotels, and tourist traps. Yet, as with most places, there are unseen and lesser-explored parts – places only locals know of. Until now.

Gran Canaria’s beaches are amongst the best in the Canary Islands and are the main reason so many people escape their winter and head to its year-round, sun-soaked shores. But the real drama and beauty of this island lie beyond its beaches – in its mountainous interior where ancient paths weave through sacred stone sites, in its vibrant, cosmopolitan capital and in the fertile north-west, far beneath the radar of its mass tourism.

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Take to the mountains

Bring your hiking boots and explore Cran Canaria's sacred mountains
Bring your hiking boots and explore Cran Canaria’s sacred mountains

The Canarii, Gran Canaria’s original inhabitants, considered the mountains to be sacred, the place where their God, Alcoán, lived. Although the extraordinary, sacred rock of Roque Nublo and its often cloud-covered guardian, the mountain top of Pico de las Nieves, are top of most visitors’ must-see list, much of the rest of the surroundings are just a blur from the tour coach window. Best explored on foot or on two wheels, you’ll find some of the prettiest villages in the Canary Islands nestled within these volcanic peaks.

Set at the foot of Los Morros del Pinar, the little town of Tunte lies less than 18 miles from the busy resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, yet feels another world away. Its wooden balconies and inner patios are fine examples of traditional Canarian architecture and its pretty plaza stages regular craft and food markets. Visit the small Casa Los Yanez museum, housed in a perfectly preserved 19th-century house, and don’t miss the enormous rock with a house built into its side on Calle Capitán Cortés.

Coloured houses and wooden terraces in the mountain village of Teror, Gran Canaria
Coloured houses and wooden terraces in the mountain village of Teror, Gran Canaria 

Just begging to be photographed, the pastel houses and wooden balconies of the mountain village and heritage sight of Teror are some of the best examples of traditional architecture on the island. Pop into the Basilica, home to the Gothic statue of the Madonna of the Pines, the island’s Patron Saint. The village is also famous for its garlicky sausage, which you can find on every menu. Pick some up at the Sunday morning market or head to Los Nueces in Plaza Fuente de la Higuera where they’ve been making Chorizo de Teror for 80 years.

Right up until the Spanish conquest of the island in 1483, Gran Canaria’s inhabitants lived in caves, and there are still cave-dwelling communities across the island.  A spectacular mountain ridge walk takes you from the island’s geographical center point, Cruz de Tejeda, skirting the abyssal Caldera de Tejeda and jaw-dropping drama of the Roque Nublo Rural Park, to arrive at the solitary village of Artenara.

The mountain village of Tejeda - known for its annual almond festival
The mountain village of Tejeda – known for its annual almond festival

Check out its viewpoint, Mirador La Cilla, and the little Sanctuario de la Cuevita, a chapel built entirely into the rock; altar, pulpit, confessional – everything. Best of all is the Casa Cuevas Museum where you can explore seven caves, each illustrating a different aspect of cave-living, from basket weaving to bread making.

Another lovely walk from Cruz de Tejeda takes you to what is probably the most picturesque of all Gran Canaria’s mountain villages, Tejeda. Sitting alongside the valley from which it takes its name, Tejeda holds an annual almond festival in February, but you can buy its famous almond cakes all year round from the village bakery. While you’re there, don’t miss its Medicinal Plants Centre where you can try all sorts of herbal teas as well as learn about their healing properties.

Don’t miss the beat of the city

The Cathedral of Santa Ana in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Cathedral of Santa Ana in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Pick up the tempo with a visit to Gran Canaria’s lively heart – its cosmopolitan capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Blessed with both an urban attitude and a beach scene, Las Palmas moves to a distinctly South American beat and exudes a contagious joie de vivre.

First on the itinerary should be La Vegueta, the old quarter where the city was founded five centuries ago. Wander its characterful, cobbled streets, stopping at one of its many cafés to enjoy a coffee or some tapas, and take in its amazing architectural treasures at leisure. Don’t miss the cathedral in Plaza Santa Ana, whose twin bell towers are not just a city icon, they’re also its best landmarks. Enjoy the priceless art and sculptures within and take the lift up one of the towers for lofty views of the city.

Other places not to miss are the Casa Colón, dedicated to Columbus and his voyages of exploration, and the Museo Canario, which has hundreds of skulls and a few mummies, macabre relics of the Canarii. When hunger sets in, head to restaurant Qué Leche behind Pérez Galdós Theatre and check out their legendary tapas.

Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is lined with shops, bars and restaurants
Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is lined with shops, bars and restaurants 

In the afternoon, pop across the Guiniguada ravine to the shopping district of Triana. In and around Calle Mayor de Triana, you’ll find all the usual fashion names side by side with independent boutiques and charismatic tapas bars. Give your feet a rest at Allende Triana, a buzzing, trendy restaurant serving super salads and brilliant burgers.

Adding to the city’s Latino vibe is the 1.5-mile golden sand strip of Las Canteras beach, which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.  If you’re there on a Saturday, don’t miss the Ruta Playa Viva sessions. From jazz to funk and indie rock, live bands perform at a number of venues along the beach from late afternoon to late night. End the day with dinner at the fabulous Kitchen Lovers overlooking the beach where you’ll find creative Italian cuisine every bit as tasty as the view.

A tasty tour of the north

The seaside village of Puerto de Las Nieves in Gran Canaria is famous for its seafood restaurants with something of a view
The seaside village of Puerto de Las Nieves in Gran Canaria is famous for its seafood restaurants with something of a view

The characterful and authentic face of northern Gran Canaria is often ignored, yet it’s where you’ll find some of the island’s tastiest surprises.

Begin your gastronomic journey with a fresh fish dinner at the seaside village of Puerto de Las Nieves, a favorite weekend getaway for city dwellers known for its seafood restaurants and its sunsets. Grab a table on the terrace of Las Nasas and settle in for the twilight show.

What better way to end dinner than a cup of gourmet coffee, produced in the world’s most northerly coffee plantation? For five generations, the Jorge family have been growing fruits, vines, and Arabica beans on their Finca La Laja, set in the fertile and humid Agaete Valley at the foot of the Tamadaba mountains.

You can taste and buy directly from the plantation, or visit the little town of Agaete, Gran Canaria’s version of a pueblo blanco, where the café in the lovely botanical gardens of El Huerto de las Flores serves the coffee along with mouth-watering cakes and other sweet treats. And don’t leave Agaete without seeing the fascinating necropolis of Maipés which has some 700 ancient tombs set amongst lava fields.

Tour one of the few remaining rum factories in the Canary Islands in the northern town of Arucas
Tour one of the few remaining rum factories in the Canary Islands in the northern town of Arucas 

Last, but definitely not least, schedule a visit to the northern hill town of Arucas, home to one of the few remaining rum factories in the Canary Islands. Make sure to take in the splendid blue stone church of San Juan Bautista with its amazing stained glass windows before heading to the rum factory for a tour, which culminates in a tasting of as many of their products as you like. A fitting end to a tasty tour.

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Hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 4 stars

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Hotel Escuela Santa Brígida

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