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

Bilbao

25.03.2018

06.04.2018

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Berlin

13.06.2018

23.06.2018

Tickets from 446

Tel Aviv-Yafo

28.01.2018

31.01.2018

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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.

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Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Barcelona

14.03.2018

19.03.2018

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10.08.2018

16.08.2018

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Tenerife

08.03.2018

22.03.2018

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Manchester

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

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Laayoune

05.02.2018

28.02.2018

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London

30.01.2018

04.02.2018

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Granada

24.05.2018

31.05.2018

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Frankfurt

13.04.2018

27.04.2018

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Bilbao

02.06.2018

09.06.2018

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Brussels

21.03.2018

28.03.2018

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Dusseldorf

16.03.2018

23.03.2018

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Pisa

15.04.2018

22.04.2018

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Malaga

23.02.2018

25.02.2018

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Lisbon

04.04.2018

13.04.2018

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Munich

13.05.2018

04.06.2018

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Milan

14.03.2018

20.03.2018

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Paris

28.02.2018

07.03.2018

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Oviedo

04.06.2018

10.06.2018

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Seville

31.10.2018

10.11.2018

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Valencia

19.06.2018

24.06.2018

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Jerez De La Frontera

31.10.2018

10.11.2018

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Nottingham

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

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Cologne

02.02.2018

09.02.2018

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Alicante

05.09.2018

10.09.2018

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Stockholm

28.02.2018

14.03.2018

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Rome

16.04.2018

23.04.2018

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Porto

21.02.2018

25.02.2018

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Hamburg

01.03.2018

04.03.2018

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Zurich

10.03.2018

14.03.2018

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Glasgow

30.04.2018

07.05.2018

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Riga

15.05.2018

29.05.2018

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Berlin

10.04.2018

11.04.2018

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Stuttgart

10.02.2018

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Venice

14.03.2018

20.03.2018

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Vilnius

01.05.2018

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26.02.2018

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Mulhouse

10.02.2018

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Bucharest

02.02.2018

07.02.2018

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Bristol

01.05.2018

06.05.2018

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Amsterdam

26.04.2018

06.05.2018

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Helsinki

18.03.2018

25.03.2018

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Warsaw

25.05.2018

08.06.2018

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Copenhagen

09.03.2018

16.03.2018

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Cork

18.05.2018

25.05.2018

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Oslo

09.11.2018

23.11.2018

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Bournemouth

05.05.2018

19.05.2018

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Prague

10.09.2018

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Luxembourg

31.01.2018

07.02.2018

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Hanover

20.02.2018

06.03.2018

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01.05.2018

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Cardiff

12.03.2018

19.03.2018

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Edinburgh

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

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Athens

10.04.2018

15.04.2018

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Gothenburg

03.03.2018

10.03.2018

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Saint Petersburg

16.03.2018

30.03.2018

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Moscow

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

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Tallinn

28.01.2018

07.02.2018

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Dublin

11.06.2018

15.06.2018

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Budapest

28.01.2018

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25.06.2018

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14.06.2018

28.06.2018

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Kiev

19.02.2018

09.03.2018

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Belgrade

08.05.2018

12.05.2018

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Agadir

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

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Trondheim

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Logrono

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25.02.2018

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Marseille

01.04.2018

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Bergen

01.10.2018

23.11.2018

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Kaunas

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

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Zagreb

26.03.2018

30.03.2018

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Kirkenes

01.06.2018

02.07.2018

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Odessa

04.07.2018

18.07.2018

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Eindhoven

26.04.2018

06.05.2018

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Bremen

09.05.2018

16.05.2018

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Naples

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

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Shannon

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Minsk

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Strasbourg

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Lviv

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Oulu

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Miami

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Saarbruecken

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Tampere

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Nizhniy Novgorod

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Kazan

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Rostov

01.09.2018

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Novosibirsk

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Samara

15.04.2018

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Ekaterinburg

24.01.2018

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Vaasa

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28.02.2018

09.03.2018

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Chelyabinsk

16.03.2018

26.03.2018

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Perm

16.07.2018

30.07.2018

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10.08.2018

17.08.2018

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Mineralnye Vody

30.06.2018

08.07.2018

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01.06.2018

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Toronto

09.03.2018

19.03.2018

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Pereira

21.05.2018

17.08.2018

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Liverpool

06.08.2018

20.08.2018

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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.

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Frankfurt

31.01.2018

07.02.2018

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Tenerife

12.07.2018

13.07.2018

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Madrid

24.05.2018

31.05.2018

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Santiago De Compostela

07.02.2018

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27.01.2018

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13.05.2018

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05.03.2018

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Leipzig-Halle

30.01.2018

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Barcelona

17.04.2018

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Birmingham

02.02.2018

11.02.2018

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Glasgow

20.03.2018

27.03.2018

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Leeds

13.02.2018

27.02.2018

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Newcastle

17.02.2018

21.02.2018

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Belfast

23.03.2018

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Nantes

03.02.2018

10.02.2018

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Liverpool

01.03.2018

08.03.2018

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Porto

21.02.2018

25.02.2018

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Bristol

21.06.2018

28.06.2018

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Dublin

25.02.2018

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Amsterdam

06.03.2018

10.03.2018

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Warsaw

15.04.2018

21.04.2018

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Manchester

17.05.2018

20.05.2018

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Nottingham

03.07.2018

10.07.2018

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Zurich

01.05.2018

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Vilnius

17.04.2018

21.04.2018

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Budapest

21.03.2018

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Brussels

08.12.2018

15.12.2018

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Hamburg

05.02.2018

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Rome

13.05.2018

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Paris

06.02.2018

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Verona

12.05.2018

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Bologna

12.05.2018

19.05.2018

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Munich

12.02.2018

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Tallinn

27.01.2018

03.02.2018

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Venice

27.01.2018

31.01.2018

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Moscow

04.03.2018

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Antwerp

08.12.2018

15.12.2018

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Jersey

24.02.2018

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Berlin

03.11.2018

17.11.2018

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Saint Petersburg

03.12.2018

09.12.2018

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Luxembourg

02.04.2018

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Hanover

12.05.2018

21.05.2018

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Turin

16.07.2018

25.07.2018

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Helsinki

09.02.2018

18.02.2018

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Marseille

29.01.2018

08.02.2018

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Stuttgart

19.05.2018

02.06.2018

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Shannon

02.07.2018

09.07.2018

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Knock

02.07.2018

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Kiev

12.02.2018

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Gothenburg

08.02.2018

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Krakow

06.04.2018

13.04.2018

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Minsk

15.04.2018

22.04.2018

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Perm

01.05.2018

09.05.2018

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Riga

21.12.2018

13.01.2019

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Rostov

20.03.2018

31.03.2018

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Bari

05.02.2018

06.02.2018

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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.

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Frankfurt

31.01.2018

07.02.2018

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Tenerife

12.07.2018

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Madrid

24.05.2018

31.05.2018

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Santiago De Compostela

07.02.2018

11.02.2018

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Dusseldorf

27.01.2018

03.02.2018

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Milan

13.05.2018

20.05.2018

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London

05.03.2018

08.03.2018

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Leipzig-Halle

30.01.2018

06.02.2018

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Barcelona

17.04.2018

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Birmingham

02.02.2018

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Glasgow

20.03.2018

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Leeds

13.02.2018

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Newcastle

17.02.2018

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Belfast

23.03.2018

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Nantes

03.02.2018

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Liverpool

01.03.2018

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Porto

21.02.2018

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Bristol

21.06.2018

28.06.2018

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Dublin

25.02.2018

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Amsterdam

06.03.2018

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Warsaw

15.04.2018

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Manchester

17.05.2018

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Nottingham

03.07.2018

10.07.2018

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Zurich

01.05.2018

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Vilnius

17.04.2018

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Budapest

21.03.2018

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Brussels

08.12.2018

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Hamburg

05.02.2018

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Rome

13.05.2018

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Paris

06.02.2018

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Verona

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Bologna

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Tallinn

27.01.2018

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Venice

27.01.2018

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Moscow

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Antwerp

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Jersey

24.02.2018

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Berlin

03.11.2018

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Saint Petersburg

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Luxembourg

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Hanover

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Turin

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Helsinki

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Marseille

29.01.2018

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19.05.2018

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Shannon

02.07.2018

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Knock

02.07.2018

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Kiev

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Gothenburg

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Krakow

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Minsk

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Perm

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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.

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Dusseldorf

01.02.2018

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17.05.2018

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31.01.2018

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Tenerife

15.02.2018

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14.04.2018

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Pisa

17.04.2018

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21.04.2018

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Birmingham

23.02.2018

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27.08.2018

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Rome

17.02.2018

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Bristol

28.04.2018

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Brussels

17.02.2018

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21.02.2018

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Mulhouse

12.02.2018

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Berlin

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Manchester

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Cologne

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Munich

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Alicante

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Newcastle

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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.

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London

31.01.2018

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Tenerife

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Pisa

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Birmingham

23.02.2018

09.03.2018

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Palma de Mallorca

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Paris

06.02.2018

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Rome

17.02.2018

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Bristol

28.04.2018

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Brussels

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Liverpool

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Mulhouse

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Berlin

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Manchester

21.02.2018

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Warsaw

20.02.2018

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Cologne

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Munich

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Wroclaw

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Lisbon

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Riga

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Gdansk

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14.04.2018

21.04.2018

Tickets from 322

Luqa

01.05.2018

08.05.2018

Tickets from 323

Budapest

15.03.2018

18.03.2018

Tickets from 344

Kaliningrad

19.05.2018

26.05.2018

Tickets from 344

Naples

01.08.2018

07.08.2018

Tickets from 380

Saint Petersburg

11.02.2018

23.02.2018

Tickets from 385

Luxembourg

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 386

Minsk

21.05.2018

01.06.2018

Tickets from 406

Bologna

27.03.2018

28.03.2018

Tickets from 413

Chisinau

11.07.2018

17.07.2018

Tickets from 414

Nuremberg

15.09.2018

22.09.2018

Tickets from 415

Verona

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 475

Ekaterinburg

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 536

Tallinn

05.10.2018

19.10.2018

Tickets from 580

Paderborn

01.09.2018

15.09.2018

Tickets from 1 519

Nottingham

30.07.2018

10.08.2018

Tickets from 1 606

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

Barcelona

14.03.2018

19.03.2018

Tickets from 36

Madrid

10.08.2018

16.08.2018

Tickets from 46

Tenerife

08.03.2018

22.03.2018

Tickets from 54

Manchester

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

Tickets from 80

Laayoune

05.02.2018

28.02.2018

Tickets from 82

London

30.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 87

Granada

24.05.2018

31.05.2018

Tickets from 88

Frankfurt

13.04.2018

27.04.2018

Tickets from 95

Bilbao

02.06.2018

09.06.2018

Tickets from 96

Brussels

21.03.2018

28.03.2018

Tickets from 98

Dusseldorf

16.03.2018

23.03.2018

Tickets from 104

Pisa

15.04.2018

22.04.2018

Tickets from 104

Malaga

23.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 105

Lisbon

04.04.2018

13.04.2018

Tickets from 114

Munich

13.05.2018

04.06.2018

Tickets from 120

Milan

14.03.2018

20.03.2018

Tickets from 121

Paris

28.02.2018

07.03.2018

Tickets from 121

Oviedo

04.06.2018

10.06.2018

Tickets from 123

Seville

31.10.2018

10.11.2018

Tickets from 125

Valencia

19.06.2018

24.06.2018

Tickets from 129

Jerez De La Frontera

31.10.2018

10.11.2018

Tickets from 135

Nottingham

28.04.2018

05.05.2018

Tickets from 136

Cologne

02.02.2018

09.02.2018

Tickets from 143

Alicante

05.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 146

Stockholm

28.02.2018

14.03.2018

Tickets from 147

Rome

16.04.2018

23.04.2018

Tickets from 153

Porto

21.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 155

Hamburg

01.03.2018

04.03.2018

Tickets from 159

Zurich

10.03.2018

14.03.2018

Tickets from 159

Glasgow

30.04.2018

07.05.2018

Tickets from 167

Riga

15.05.2018

29.05.2018

Tickets from 167

Berlin

10.04.2018

11.04.2018

Tickets from 168

Stuttgart

10.02.2018

13.02.2018

Tickets from 172

Venice

14.03.2018

20.03.2018

Tickets from 179

Vilnius

01.05.2018

11.05.2018

Tickets from 180

Krakow

26.02.2018

05.03.2018

Tickets from 182

Mulhouse

10.02.2018

13.02.2018

Tickets from 183

Bucharest

02.02.2018

07.02.2018

Tickets from 185

Bristol

01.05.2018

06.05.2018

Tickets from 186

Amsterdam

26.04.2018

06.05.2018

Tickets from 189

Helsinki

18.03.2018

25.03.2018

Tickets from 189

Warsaw

25.05.2018

08.06.2018

Tickets from 189

Copenhagen

09.03.2018

16.03.2018

Tickets from 191

Cork

18.05.2018

25.05.2018

Tickets from 192

Oslo

09.11.2018

23.11.2018

Tickets from 194

Bournemouth

05.05.2018

19.05.2018

Tickets from 200

Prague

10.09.2018

20.09.2018

Tickets from 203

Luxembourg

31.01.2018

07.02.2018

Tickets from 204

Hanover

20.02.2018

06.03.2018

Tickets from 205

Birmingham

01.05.2018

06.05.2018

Tickets from 208

Cardiff

12.03.2018

19.03.2018

Tickets from 211

Edinburgh

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

Tickets from 218

Athens

10.04.2018

15.04.2018

Tickets from 222

Gothenburg

03.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 223

Saint Petersburg

16.03.2018

30.03.2018

Tickets from 227

Moscow

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

Tickets from 228

Tallinn

28.01.2018

07.02.2018

Tickets from 229

Dublin

11.06.2018

15.06.2018

Tickets from 239

Budapest

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 240

Gdansk

25.06.2018

02.07.2018

Tickets from 245

Vienna

14.06.2018

28.06.2018

Tickets from 260

Kiev

19.02.2018

09.03.2018

Tickets from 267

Belgrade

08.05.2018

12.05.2018

Tickets from 269

Agadir

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 269

Trondheim

17.03.2018

24.03.2018

Tickets from 272

Logrono

19.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 272

Marseille

01.04.2018

01.05.2018

Tickets from 287

Bergen

01.10.2018

23.11.2018

Tickets from 296

Kaunas

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 302

Zagreb

26.03.2018

30.03.2018

Tickets from 316

Kirkenes

01.06.2018

02.07.2018

Tickets from 317

Odessa

04.07.2018

18.07.2018

Tickets from 317

Eindhoven

26.04.2018

06.05.2018

Tickets from 336

Bremen

09.05.2018

16.05.2018

Tickets from 349

Naples

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

Tickets from 366

Shannon

18.06.2018

25.06.2018

Tickets from 369

Minsk

22.05.2018

02.06.2018

Tickets from 372

Strasbourg

10.02.2018

13.02.2018

Tickets from 398

Lviv

01.07.2018

06.07.2018

Tickets from 403

Montpellier

01.04.2018

01.05.2018

Tickets from 420

Oulu

02.01.2019

09.01.2019

Tickets from 424

Miami

27.02.2018

12.03.2018

Tickets from 438

Saarbruecken

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

Tickets from 447

Tampere

25.02.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 476

Nizhniy Novgorod

12.03.2018

26.03.2018

Tickets from 488

Kazan

19.03.2018

26.03.2018

Tickets from 500

Rostov

01.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 500

Novosibirsk

26.03.2018

09.04.2018

Tickets from 511

Samara

15.04.2018

21.04.2018

Tickets from 523

Ekaterinburg

24.01.2018

21.06.2018

Tickets from 530

Vaasa

25.01.2018

01.02.2018

Tickets from 535

Simferopol

28.02.2018

09.03.2018

Tickets from 541

Chelyabinsk

16.03.2018

26.03.2018

Tickets from 564

Perm

16.07.2018

30.07.2018

Tickets from 582

Krasnodar

10.08.2018

17.08.2018

Tickets from 604

Mineralnye Vody

30.06.2018

08.07.2018

Tickets from 606

Nizhnevartovsk

01.06.2018

08.06.2018

Tickets from 647

Toronto

09.03.2018

19.03.2018

Tickets from 685

Pereira

21.05.2018

17.08.2018

Tickets from 792

Liverpool

06.08.2018

20.08.2018

Tickets from 905

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

18.04.2018

22.04.2018

Tickets from 36

Barcelona

03.03.2018

07.03.2018

Tickets from 38

Gran Canaria

02.02.2018

04.03.2018

Tickets from 59

Vitoria

03.02.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 65

Glasgow

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 69

Santa Cruz De La Palma

30.01.2018

02.02.2018

Tickets from 76

Newcastle

30.01.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 78

Malaga

06.02.2018

13.02.2018

Tickets from 79

Valencia

23.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 107

Lisbon

01.02.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 111

London

06.03.2018

15.03.2018

Tickets from 111

Arrecife

05.10.2018

08.10.2018

Tickets from 113

Milan

24.04.2018

07.05.2018

Tickets from 114

Frankfurt

16.06.2018

30.06.2018

Tickets from 120

Alicante

28.04.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 122

Pisa

07.06.2018

14.06.2018

Tickets from 124

Naples

03.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 125

Paris

24.04.2018

07.05.2018

Tickets from 127

Porto

21.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 134

Belfast

07.06.2018

14.06.2018

Tickets from 135

Manchester

23.02.2018

02.03.2018

Tickets from 137

Edinburgh

03.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 141

Dusseldorf

30.01.2018

22.02.2018

Tickets from 144

Seville

24.04.2018

28.04.2018

Tickets from 147

Mulhouse

17.04.2018

20.04.2018

Tickets from 149

Krakow

08.03.2018

11.03.2018

Tickets from 151

Rome

22.02.2018

07.03.2018

Tickets from 151

Warsaw

06.03.2018

13.03.2018

Tickets from 155

Vilnius

05.03.2018

09.03.2018

Tickets from 157

Amsterdam

02.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 160

Berlin

13.03.2018

21.03.2018

Tickets from 162

Dublin

05.02.2018

12.02.2018

Tickets from 163

Bilbao

06.03.2018

06.04.2018

Tickets from 164

Brussels

15.03.2018

16.03.2018

Tickets from 167

Bucharest

09.03.2018

16.03.2018

Tickets from 170

Bristol

07.03.2018

14.03.2018

Tickets from 172

Venice

06.02.2018

12.03.2018

Tickets from 174

Riga

25.05.2018

08.06.2018

Tickets from 178

Cologne

23.02.2018

24.03.2018

Tickets from 179

Hamburg

09.12.2018

19.12.2018

Tickets from 185

Eindhoven

08.05.2018

25.05.2018

Tickets from 187

Nottingham

03.03.2018

17.03.2018

Tickets from 191

Munich

15.05.2018

19.05.2018

Tickets from 192

Zurich

23.04.2018

30.04.2018

Tickets from 194

Birmingham

03.06.2018

10.06.2018

Tickets from 199

Sofia

21.05.2018

28.05.2018

Tickets from 201

Prague

02.03.2018

08.03.2018

Tickets from 205

Helsinki

01.01.2019

09.01.2019

Tickets from 209

Gdansk

16.04.2018

26.04.2018

Tickets from 210

Kiev

10.04.2018

20.04.2018

Tickets from 213

Budapest

06.06.2018

13.06.2018

Tickets from 217

Katowice

11.06.2018

22.06.2018

Tickets from 219

Copenhagen

01.02.2018

08.02.2018

Tickets from 223

Vienna

20.10.2018

27.10.2018

Tickets from 229

Tallinn

12.03.2018

21.03.2018

Tickets from 233

Moscow

04.04.2018

11.04.2018

Tickets from 241

Jerez De La Frontera

09.02.2018

11.02.2018

Tickets from 241

Stuttgart

22.03.2018

29.03.2018

Tickets from 252

Gothenburg

20.02.2018

27.02.2018

Tickets from 257

Geneva

31.12.2018

08.01.2019

Tickets from 262

Lviv

10.04.2018

17.04.2018

Tickets from 263

Tel Aviv-Yafo

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

Tickets from 264

Liverpool

14.06.2018

23.06.2018

Tickets from 272

Saint Petersburg

14.05.2018

24.05.2018

Tickets from 275

Billund

21.02.2018

01.03.2018

Tickets from 276

Luqa

04.05.2018

25.05.2018

Tickets from 285

Chisinau

09.03.2018

16.03.2018

Tickets from 288

Nantes

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

Tickets from 292

Nuremberg

22.03.2018

29.03.2018

Tickets from 292

Hanover

08.02.2018

14.02.2018

Tickets from 302

Aalborg

20.02.2018

01.03.2018

Tickets from 305

Cork

23.06.2018

30.06.2018

Tickets from 310

Gerona

27.01.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 310

Oslo

26.03.2018

03.04.2018

Tickets from 317

Karlsruhe

02.07.2018

15.07.2018

Tickets from 318

New York

21.03.2018

28.03.2018

Tickets from 327

Istanbul

11.05.2018

24.05.2018

Tickets from 332

Stockholm

23.03.2018

30.03.2018

Tickets from 332

Palanga

05.06.2018

17.06.2018

Tickets from 334

Doncaster

14.05.2018

21.05.2018

Tickets from 343

Memmingen

28.07.2018

04.08.2018

Tickets from 343

Minsk

03.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 345

Catania

21.04.2018

27.04.2018

Tickets from 360

Kaunas

29.01.2018

08.02.2018

Tickets from 363

Los Angeles

26.05.2018

01.06.2018

Tickets from 366

Zaragoza

29.03.2018

05.04.2018

Tickets from 369

Exeter

09.06.2018

16.06.2018

Tickets from 370

Bari

25.03.2018

29.03.2018

Tickets from 371

Cardiff

10.10.2018

24.10.2018

Tickets from 372

Strasbourg

02.07.2018

15.07.2018

Tickets from 381

Murmansk

06.03.2018

13.03.2018

Tickets from 381

Leipzig-Halle

05.02.2018

16.02.2018

Tickets from 386

Oulu

06.02.2018

13.02.2018

Tickets from 386

Rotterdam

26.04.2018

06.05.2018

Tickets from 389

Trondheim

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 398

Athens

30.06.2018

23.07.2018

Tickets from 399

Kazan

08.04.2018

15.04.2018

Tickets from 406

Rostov

06.04.2018

13.04.2018

Tickets from 407

Humberside

02.06.2018

09.06.2018

Tickets from 412

Eastleigh near Southampton

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

Tickets from 417

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.

Cheap Flights to Arrecife

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Frankfurt

31.01.2018

07.02.2018

Tickets from 57

Tenerife

12.07.2018

13.07.2018

Tickets from 78

Madrid

24.05.2018

31.05.2018

Tickets from 83

Santiago De Compostela

07.02.2018

11.02.2018

Tickets from 84

Dusseldorf

27.01.2018

03.02.2018

Tickets from 94

Milan

13.05.2018

20.05.2018

Tickets from 106

London

05.03.2018

08.03.2018

Tickets from 110

Leipzig-Halle

30.01.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 120

Barcelona

17.04.2018

24.04.2018

Tickets from 122

Birmingham

02.02.2018

11.02.2018

Tickets from 122

Glasgow

20.03.2018

27.03.2018

Tickets from 122

Leeds

13.02.2018

27.02.2018

Tickets from 126

Newcastle

17.02.2018

21.02.2018

Tickets from 134

Belfast

23.03.2018

27.03.2018

Tickets from 140

Nantes

03.02.2018

10.02.2018

Tickets from 145

Liverpool

01.03.2018

08.03.2018

Tickets from 148

Porto

21.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 155

Bristol

21.06.2018

28.06.2018

Tickets from 157

Dublin

25.02.2018

02.03.2018

Tickets from 159

Amsterdam

06.03.2018

10.03.2018

Tickets from 168

Warsaw

15.04.2018

21.04.2018

Tickets from 168

Manchester

17.05.2018

20.05.2018

Tickets from 176

Nottingham

03.07.2018

10.07.2018

Tickets from 178

Zurich

01.05.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 188

Vilnius

17.04.2018

21.04.2018

Tickets from 192

Budapest

21.03.2018

18.04.2018

Tickets from 195

Brussels

08.12.2018

15.12.2018

Tickets from 204

Hamburg

05.02.2018

26.02.2018

Tickets from 213

Rome

13.05.2018

20.05.2018

Tickets from 221

Paris

06.02.2018

11.02.2018

Tickets from 227

Verona

12.05.2018

19.05.2018

Tickets from 233

Bologna

12.05.2018

19.05.2018

Tickets from 241

Munich

12.02.2018

26.02.2018

Tickets from 261

Tallinn

27.01.2018

03.02.2018

Tickets from 273

Venice

27.01.2018

31.01.2018

Tickets from 275

Moscow

04.03.2018

20.03.2018

Tickets from 281

Antwerp

08.12.2018

15.12.2018

Tickets from 281

Jersey

24.02.2018

25.02.2018

Tickets from 282

Berlin

03.11.2018

17.11.2018

Tickets from 287

Saint Petersburg

03.12.2018

09.12.2018

Tickets from 292

Luxembourg

02.04.2018

06.04.2018

Tickets from 295

Hanover

12.05.2018

21.05.2018

Tickets from 300

Turin

16.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 314

Helsinki

09.02.2018

18.02.2018

Tickets from 324

Marseille

29.01.2018

08.02.2018

Tickets from 341

Stuttgart

19.05.2018

02.06.2018

Tickets from 351

Shannon

02.07.2018

09.07.2018

Tickets from 361

Knock

02.07.2018

09.07.2018

Tickets from 361

Kiev

12.02.2018

18.02.2018

Tickets from 390

Gothenburg

08.02.2018

08.02.2018

Tickets from 401

Krakow

06.04.2018

13.04.2018

Tickets from 499

Minsk

15.04.2018

22.04.2018

Tickets from 539

Perm

01.05.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 584

Riga

21.12.2018

13.01.2019

Tickets from 695

Rostov

20.03.2018

31.03.2018

Tickets from 1 176

Bari

05.02.2018

06.02.2018

Tickets from 2 035

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.

 

Cheap Flights to Puerto del Rosario

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Dusseldorf

01.02.2018

08.02.2018

Tickets from 58

Barcelona

17.05.2018

24.05.2018

Tickets from 68

London

31.01.2018

02.02.2018

Tickets from 78

Tenerife

15.02.2018

28.02.2018

Tickets from 82

Madrid

14.04.2018

30.04.2018

Tickets from 91

Pisa

17.04.2018

24.04.2018

Tickets from 138

Hamburg

21.04.2018

28.04.2018

Tickets from 138

Birmingham

23.02.2018

09.03.2018

Tickets from 162

Palma de Mallorca

27.08.2018

02.09.2018

Tickets from 172

Paris

06.02.2018

11.02.2018

Tickets from 173

Rome

17.02.2018

24.02.2018

Tickets from 174

Bristol

28.04.2018

09.05.2018

Tickets from 179

Brussels

17.02.2018

24.02.2018

Tickets from 180

Liverpool

21.02.2018

28.02.2018

Tickets from 180

Mulhouse

12.02.2018

19.02.2018

Tickets from 181

Berlin

29.01.2018

05.02.2018

Tickets from 187

Manchester

21.02.2018

28.02.2018

Tickets from 196

Warsaw

20.02.2018

27.02.2018

Tickets from 198

Cologne

19.03.2018

02.04.2018

Tickets from 201

Munich

28.01.2018

01.02.2018

Tickets from 209

Alicante

19.03.2018

24.03.2018

Tickets from 214

Newcastle

21.04.2018

28.04.2018

Tickets from 221

Stuttgart

16.05.2018

27.05.2018

Tickets from 227

Wroclaw

19.03.2018

26.03.2018

Tickets from 231

Lisbon

30.08.2018

08.09.2018

Tickets from 234

Riga

27.04.2018

03.05.2018

Tickets from 237

Gdansk

19.05.2018

26.05.2018

Tickets from 246

Lyon

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 267

Milan

14.07.2018

21.07.2018

Tickets from 283

Vilnius

19.06.2018

03.07.2018

Tickets from 288

Helsinki

11.02.2018

23.02.2018

Tickets from 311

Amsterdam

29.03.2018

02.04.2018

Tickets from 312

Moscow

19.03.2018

26.03.2018

Tickets from 312

Kiev

19.06.2018

03.07.2018

Tickets from 313

Dublin

16.07.2018

26.07.2018

Tickets from 313

Montpellier

14.04.2018

21.04.2018

Tickets from 322

Luqa

01.05.2018

08.05.2018

Tickets from 323

Budapest

15.03.2018

18.03.2018

Tickets from 344

Kaliningrad

19.05.2018

26.05.2018

Tickets from 344

Naples

01.08.2018

07.08.2018

Tickets from 380

Saint Petersburg

11.02.2018

23.02.2018

Tickets from 385

Luxembourg

28.01.2018

04.02.2018

Tickets from 386

Minsk

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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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