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

Tenerife

08.10.2018

22.10.2018

Tickets from 72

Moscow

24.08.2018

31.08.2018

Tickets from 1 104

Havana

15.08.2018

04.09.2018

Tickets from 1 328

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

Madrid

14.06.2019

29.06.2019

Tickets from 45

Tenerife

24.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 58

Barcelona

09.02.2019

14.02.2019

Tickets from 60

Hamburg

01.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 129

Alicante

04.10.2018

10.10.2018

Tickets from 135

Zurich

04.01.2019

09.01.2019

Tickets from 141

Warsaw

18.11.2018

27.11.2018

Tickets from 142

Cologne

23.02.2019

09.03.2019

Tickets from 165

London

15.04.2019

22.04.2019

Tickets from 165

Dusseldorf

03.11.2018

11.11.2018

Tickets from 174

Seville

31.08.2018

17.09.2018

Tickets from 178

Frankfurt

24.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 179

Vienna

19.09.2018

26.09.2018

Tickets from 191

Venice

25.09.2018

30.09.2018

Tickets from 204

Dublin

20.09.2018

28.09.2018

Tickets from 204

Bilbao

22.08.2018

29.08.2018

Tickets from 204

Munich

30.12.2018

14.01.2019

Tickets from 205

Berlin

01.10.2018

01.12.2018

Tickets from 209

Saint Petersburg

08.01.2019

23.01.2019

Tickets from 211

Vilnius

06.11.2018

09.11.2018

Tickets from 224

Moscow

04.10.2018

16.10.2018

Tickets from 229

Helsinki

25.02.2019

04.03.2019

Tickets from 234

Belfast

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

Tickets from 237

Marseille

29.12.2018

04.01.2019

Tickets from 243

Brussels

26.07.2018

13.11.2018

Tickets from 249

Budapest

25.07.2018

30.09.2018

Tickets from 255

Glasgow

19.07.2018

26.07.2018

Tickets from 255

Oslo

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

Tickets from 256

Lisbon

29.12.2018

04.01.2019

Tickets from 257

Nouadhibou

31.07.2018

31.08.2018

Tickets from 258

Manchester

21.10.2018

28.10.2018

Tickets from 267

Tel Aviv-Yafo

01.02.2019

08.02.2019

Tickets from 268

Gdansk

27.08.2018

08.09.2018

Tickets from 269

Stockholm

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

Tickets from 283

Milan

01.08.2018

08.08.2018

Tickets from 283

Nantes

20.10.2018

30.10.2018

Tickets from 285

Santiago De Compostela

04.08.2018

09.08.2018

Tickets from 288

Friedrichshafen

09.01.2019

30.01.2019

Tickets from 292

Kiev

19.11.2018

29.11.2018

Tickets from 296

Tallinn

24.02.2019

04.03.2019

Tickets from 329

Trondheim

23.11.2018

02.12.2018

Tickets from 342

Amsterdam

02.08.2018

16.08.2018

Tickets from 353

Paris

09.08.2018

31.08.2018

Tickets from 356

Liege

20.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 361

Stuttgart

05.08.2018

12.08.2018

Tickets from 389

Naples

03.08.2018

24.08.2018

Tickets from 391

Geneva

06.08.2018

10.08.2018

Tickets from 392

Minsk

18.11.2018

27.11.2018

Tickets from 413

Athens

20.08.2018

29.08.2018

Tickets from 416

Kazan

02.12.2018

17.12.2018

Tickets from 491

Simferopol

31.01.2019

08.02.2019

Tickets from 567

BAK

13.01.2019

28.01.2019

Tickets from 626

Valladolid

29.08.2018

02.09.2018

Tickets from 639

Ekaterinburg

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

Tickets from 641

New York

16.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 923

Rijeka

04.09.2018

11.09.2018

Tickets from 1 934

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

Santiago De Compostela

21.10.2018

28.10.2018

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Madrid

31.08.2018

10.10.2018

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Tenerife

17.09.2018

24.09.2018

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Barcelona

23.09.2018

03.10.2018

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Newcastle

12.09.2018

19.09.2018

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London

26.08.2018

08.09.2018

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Malaga

21.09.2018

29.09.2018

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Glasgow

18.11.2018

25.11.2018

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Cork

09.10.2018

16.10.2018

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Manchester

30.12.2018

06.01.2019

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Rome

01.11.2018

30.11.2018

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Dublin

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 218

Valencia

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

Tickets from 221

Birmingham

27.09.2018

01.10.2018

Tickets from 225

Oviedo

22.08.2018

29.08.2018

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Moscow

06.02.2019

15.02.2019

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Oslo

15.10.2018

29.10.2018

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Seville

18.08.2018

22.08.2018

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Milan

25.07.2018

31.07.2018

Tickets from 281

Berlin

23.12.2018

30.12.2018

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Vienna

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

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Kiev

21.09.2018

28.09.2018

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Edinburgh

02.09.2018

14.09.2018

Tickets from 303

Frankfurt

28.09.2018

07.10.2018

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Amsterdam

05.10.2018

12.10.2018

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Porto

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

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Munich

01.08.2018

15.08.2018

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Warsaw

27.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Nottingham

25.08.2018

30.08.2018

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Catania

20.08.2018

24.08.2018

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Hamburg

23.12.2018

30.12.2018

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Hanover

08.08.2018

12.08.2018

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Krasnodar

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

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Paris

12.08.2018

26.08.2018

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Miami

28.08.2018

11.09.2018

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Lviv

25.07.2018

31.07.2018

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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.

Cheap Flights to Arrecife

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Santiago De Compostela

21.10.2018

28.10.2018

Tickets from 53

Madrid

31.08.2018

10.10.2018

Tickets from 71

Tenerife

17.09.2018

24.09.2018

Tickets from 84

Barcelona

23.09.2018

03.10.2018

Tickets from 107

Newcastle

12.09.2018

19.09.2018

Tickets from 140

London

26.08.2018

08.09.2018

Tickets from 142

Malaga

21.09.2018

29.09.2018

Tickets from 148

Glasgow

18.11.2018

25.11.2018

Tickets from 148

Cork

09.10.2018

16.10.2018

Tickets from 153

Manchester

30.12.2018

06.01.2019

Tickets from 165

Rome

01.11.2018

30.11.2018

Tickets from 179

Dublin

03.09.2018

10.09.2018

Tickets from 218

Valencia

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

Tickets from 221

Birmingham

27.09.2018

01.10.2018

Tickets from 225

Oviedo

22.08.2018

29.08.2018

Tickets from 226

Moscow

06.02.2019

15.02.2019

Tickets from 238

Oslo

15.10.2018

29.10.2018

Tickets from 242

Seville

18.08.2018

22.08.2018

Tickets from 272

Milan

25.07.2018

31.07.2018

Tickets from 281

Berlin

23.12.2018

30.12.2018

Tickets from 282

Vienna

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

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Kiev

21.09.2018

28.09.2018

Tickets from 301

Edinburgh

02.09.2018

14.09.2018

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Frankfurt

28.09.2018

07.10.2018

Tickets from 308

Amsterdam

05.10.2018

12.10.2018

Tickets from 310

Porto

14.08.2018

21.08.2018

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Munich

01.08.2018

15.08.2018

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Warsaw

27.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Nottingham

25.08.2018

30.08.2018

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Catania

20.08.2018

24.08.2018

Tickets from 431

Hamburg

23.12.2018

30.12.2018

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Hanover

08.08.2018

12.08.2018

Tickets from 436

Krasnodar

01.10.2018

14.10.2018

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Paris

12.08.2018

26.08.2018

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Miami

28.08.2018

11.09.2018

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Lviv

25.07.2018

31.07.2018

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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

03.11.2018

17.11.2018

Tickets from 47

Madrid

04.09.2018

07.09.2018

Tickets from 129

Dublin

01.09.2018

08.09.2018

Tickets from 164

Munich

12.03.2019

04.04.2019

Tickets from 188

Seville

25.08.2018

28.08.2018

Tickets from 190

Budapest

14.02.2019

24.02.2019

Tickets from 200

Moscow

27.05.2019

08.06.2019

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Frankfurt

02.03.2019

09.03.2019

Tickets from 218

Milan

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

Tickets from 241

Bristol

19.09.2018

26.09.2018

Tickets from 241

Santiago De Compostela

21.08.2018

28.08.2018

Tickets from 255

Vilnius

16.03.2019

23.03.2019

Tickets from 259

Warsaw

03.01.2019

17.01.2019

Tickets from 259

Stuttgart

03.03.2019

10.03.2019

Tickets from 263

London

28.07.2018

04.08.2018

Tickets from 266

Helsinki

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

Tickets from 268

Liverpool

29.12.2018

12.01.2019

Tickets from 269

Dusseldorf

28.07.2018

04.08.2018

Tickets from 275

Manchester

21.05.2019

02.06.2019

Tickets from 276

Mulhouse

02.03.2019

09.03.2019

Tickets from 281

Saint Petersburg

28.10.2018

10.11.2018

Tickets from 334

Vigo

03.08.2018

12.08.2018

Tickets from 339

Zurich

25.07.2018

01.08.2018

Tickets from 367

Venice

02.01.2019

06.01.2019

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Bologna

29.08.2018

30.08.2018

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Kiev

13.09.2018

30.09.2018

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Pisa

24.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 433

Shannon

10.08.2018

17.08.2018

Tickets from 569

Turin

13.08.2018

19.08.2018

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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.

Cheap Flights to Puerto del Rosario

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Barcelona

03.11.2018

17.11.2018

Tickets from 47

Madrid

04.09.2018

07.09.2018

Tickets from 129

Dublin

01.09.2018

08.09.2018

Tickets from 164

Munich

12.03.2019

04.04.2019

Tickets from 188

Seville

25.08.2018

28.08.2018

Tickets from 190

Budapest

14.02.2019

24.02.2019

Tickets from 200

Moscow

27.05.2019

08.06.2019

Tickets from 203

Frankfurt

02.03.2019

09.03.2019

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Milan

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

Tickets from 241

Bristol

19.09.2018

26.09.2018

Tickets from 241

Santiago De Compostela

21.08.2018

28.08.2018

Tickets from 255

Vilnius

16.03.2019

23.03.2019

Tickets from 259

Warsaw

03.01.2019

17.01.2019

Tickets from 259

Stuttgart

03.03.2019

10.03.2019

Tickets from 263

London

28.07.2018

04.08.2018

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Helsinki

01.10.2018

08.10.2018

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Liverpool

29.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Dusseldorf

28.07.2018

04.08.2018

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Manchester

21.05.2019

02.06.2019

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Mulhouse

02.03.2019

09.03.2019

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Saint Petersburg

28.10.2018

10.11.2018

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Vigo

03.08.2018

12.08.2018

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Zurich

25.07.2018

01.08.2018

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Venice

02.01.2019

06.01.2019

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Bologna

29.08.2018

30.08.2018

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Kiev

13.09.2018

30.09.2018

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Pisa

24.07.2018

25.07.2018

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Shannon

10.08.2018

17.08.2018

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Turin

13.08.2018

19.08.2018

Tickets from 609

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

Madrid

14.06.2019

29.06.2019

Tickets from 45

Tenerife

24.07.2018

25.07.2018

Tickets from 58

Barcelona

09.02.2019

14.02.2019

Tickets from 60

Hamburg

01.11.2018

15.11.2018

Tickets from 129

Alicante

04.10.2018

10.10.2018

Tickets from 135

Zurich

04.01.2019

09.01.2019

Tickets from 141

Warsaw

18.11.2018

27.11.2018

Tickets from 142

Cologne

23.02.2019

09.03.2019

Tickets from 165

London

15.04.2019

22.04.2019

Tickets from 165

Dusseldorf

03.11.2018

11.11.2018

Tickets from 174

Seville

31.08.2018

17.09.2018

Tickets from 178

Frankfurt

24.08.2018

27.08.2018

Tickets from 179

Vienna

19.09.2018

26.09.2018

Tickets from 191

Venice

25.09.2018

30.09.2018

Tickets from 204

Dublin

20.09.2018

28.09.2018

Tickets from 204

Bilbao

22.08.2018

29.08.2018

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Munich

30.12.2018

14.01.2019

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Berlin

01.10.2018

01.12.2018

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Saint Petersburg

08.01.2019

23.01.2019

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Vilnius

06.11.2018

09.11.2018

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Moscow

04.10.2018

16.10.2018

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Helsinki

25.02.2019

04.03.2019

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Belfast

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

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Marseille

29.12.2018

04.01.2019

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Brussels

26.07.2018

13.11.2018

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Budapest

25.07.2018

30.09.2018

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Glasgow

19.07.2018

26.07.2018

Tickets from 255

Oslo

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

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Lisbon

29.12.2018

04.01.2019

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Nouadhibou

31.07.2018

31.08.2018

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Manchester

21.10.2018

28.10.2018

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

01.02.2019

08.02.2019

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Gdansk

27.08.2018

08.09.2018

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Stockholm

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

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Milan

01.08.2018

08.08.2018

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Nantes

20.10.2018

30.10.2018

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Santiago De Compostela

04.08.2018

09.08.2018

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Friedrichshafen

09.01.2019

30.01.2019

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Kiev

19.11.2018

29.11.2018

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Tallinn

24.02.2019

04.03.2019

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Trondheim

23.11.2018

02.12.2018

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Amsterdam

02.08.2018

16.08.2018

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Paris

09.08.2018

31.08.2018

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Liege

20.08.2018

27.08.2018

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Stuttgart

05.08.2018

12.08.2018

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Naples

03.08.2018

24.08.2018

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Geneva

06.08.2018

10.08.2018

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Minsk

18.11.2018

27.11.2018

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Athens

20.08.2018

29.08.2018

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Kazan

02.12.2018

17.12.2018

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Simferopol

31.01.2019

08.02.2019

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BAK

13.01.2019

28.01.2019

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Valladolid

29.08.2018

02.09.2018

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Ekaterinburg

29.12.2018

14.01.2019

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New York

16.08.2018

27.08.2018

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Rijeka

04.09.2018

11.09.2018

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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

Barcelona

08.11.2018

18.11.2018

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Gran Canaria

27.09.2018

28.09.2018

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Madrid

11.01.2019

19.01.2019

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Bilbao

14.01.2019

20.01.2019

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Seville

31.10.2018

04.12.2018

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Malaga

07.09.2018

10.09.2018

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London

02.02.2019

09.02.2019

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Santander

11.09.2018

16.09.2018

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Krakow

03.10.2018

17.10.2018

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Zaragoza

13.12.2018

27.12.2018

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Milan

15.09.2018

27.09.2018

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Brussels

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

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Munich

09.11.2018

22.11.2018

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Hamburg

11.11.2018

18.11.2018

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La Coruna

20.09.2018

06.10.2018

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Warsaw

08.11.2018

29.11.2018

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Paris

19.09.2018

29.09.2018

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Dublin

27.09.2018

04.10.2018

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Rome

21.09.2018

19.10.2018

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Edinburgh

02.03.2019

09.03.2019

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Helsinki

23.11.2018

02.12.2018

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Eindhoven

02.10.2018

09.10.2018

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Oviedo

27.09.2018

20.12.2018

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Birmingham

18.09.2018

25.09.2018

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Nottingham

10.09.2018

20.09.2018

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Geneva

27.08.2018

11.09.2018

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Lisbon

06.10.2018

13.10.2018

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Moscow

16.03.2019

02.04.2019

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Berlin

18.08.2018

01.09.2018

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Budapest

12.09.2018

26.09.2018

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Bremen

06.11.2018

13.11.2018

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Katowice

05.10.2018

19.10.2018

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Stuttgart

04.04.2019

07.04.2019

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Newcastle

25.09.2018

09.10.2018

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Alicante

22.08.2018

24.08.2018

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Prague

17.09.2018

30.09.2018

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Pisa

26.11.2018

01.12.2018

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Riga

14.11.2018

21.11.2018

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Vilnius

06.11.2018

09.11.2018

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Frankfurt

27.09.2018

06.10.2018

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Saint Petersburg

08.10.2018

22.10.2018

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Gdansk

18.01.2019

26.01.2019

Tickets from 271

Belfast

26.10.2018

10.11.2018

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Oslo

01.09.2018

15.09.2018

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Glasgow

09.08.2018

16.08.2018

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Minsk

13.09.2018

29.09.2018

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Catania

17.09.2018

23.09.2018

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Tallinn

14.11.2018

21.11.2018

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Naples

26.11.2018

02.01.2019

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Palma de Mallorca

29.07.2018

31.07.2018

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Kiev

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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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Hotels in Tenerife Island: 4 stars

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Hotel San Roque

★★★★

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Adrián Hoteles Colón Guanahaní Adultos Only

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Hotel Spa Villalba

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Riu Arecas Adults Only

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Hotel La Quinta Roja THe Senses Collection

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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.

Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

 

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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AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

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