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  • 1 El Golfo Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38912 Sabinosa

    The sheer faces of this depression cover the northwest façade of the island and are probably an ancient crater. The rim is covered with laurels and giant heather while the level floor is cultivated. An excellent view can be had from the Mirador de la..

  • 2 Parque Nacional de Garajonay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38890 La Palmita

    Around 70% of Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is covered in a thick forest of laurels, traces of the Tertiary Era, as well as giant heathers, dotted with enormous rocks (roques). The almost permanent mist, caused by the trade w..

  • 3 Valle de Hermigua (Hermigua Valley) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Agulo

    Hermigua Valley is reached from Agulo, a picturesque village on the northern coast, approximately 15km from San Sebastián de la Gomera. Here you will discover a landscape of white houses, palm trees and banana plantations against a background of stee..

  • 4 Pinar de Tamadaba Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Tamadaba

    The road passes through this magnificent wood of Canary pines which covers an entire slope separated from the coast by a deep ravine. It is well worth continuing to the end of the tarmacked road following the signs to "Zona de acampada" and..

  • 5 César Manrique Foundation Interesting

    Museums and art

    Taro de Tahíche E - Tahiche

    The figure of César Manrique is closely linked to Lanzarote and the development of its tourist industry, in which he has invested no small amount of his artistic talent. It was he who instigated the regulations which were to curb speculation and urba..

  • 6 La Gomera Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - San Sebastián de la Gomera

    La Gomera, a small circular island of volcanic origin whose highest point is the Garajonay rock formation (1 487m), has a steep coastline indented with impressive ravines. The inhabitants of the island work the red and fertile land, which has been me..

  • 7 La Palma Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - Santa Cruz de la Palma

    La Palma is also dubbed "Beautiful Island" or "Green Island" on account of its lush woodland comprising wild laurel, pines and banana trees. Its tallest peak reaches 2 426m, making it the highest island in the world relative to it..

  • 8 Mirador de Humboldt Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    The lookout point is named after the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), who was especially taken with La Orotava Valley when he visited Tenerife in 1799. The mirador affords a sweeping view of the immense depression covered by lus..

  • 9 Casa de Colón Interesting

    Museums and art

    calle Colon 1 E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The Casa de Colón, one of Las Palmas' most attractive buildings, has welcomed two illustrious visitors: Christopher Columbus, who stayed here during his epic voyage to the New World, and after whom the palace is named; and the island's former Spanish..

  • 10 Canario Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    calle dr. Verneau 2 E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The isolation of the Canary Islands prolonged their prehistory until the end of the Middle Ages. The Guanches, a native civilisation, were still living in the Stone Age when the Spanish arrived. This museum focuses on pre-Hispanic culture, displaying..

  • 11 Las Canteras Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The superb beach sloping gently into the water is sheltered from rough seas by a line of rocks offshore. It is backed by a 3.5km promenade with a multitude of restaurants and outdoor cafés.

  • 12 Calle San Francisco Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle S. Francisco E - 38300 La Orotava

    In this street you will see some of the town's finest balconies. At nos 3 and 5, two 17C houses known as Casa de los Balcones have splendid balconies and delightful patios. A craftwork shop and a small museum that shows the inside of a traditional bo..

  • 13 Lago Martiánez Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. de Cotón E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    On the seafront, this large group of swimming pools surrounded by plants and volcanic rocks was created by César Manrique.

  • 14 Playa Jardín Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    This pretty beach of black sand is not far from an old watchtower, Castillo de San Felipe, which now houses cultural events.

  • 15 Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada

    Museums and art

    E - Gáldar

    The Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada immerses you in the pre-Columbian past of Gran Canaria. Once you have had a look at the collection of idols, ceramics and knives displayed in the museum, you will have the opportunity to explore the vesti..

  • 16 Fuerteventura

    Nature and gardens

    E - Betancuria

    Fuerteventura, the "Calm Island", distinguishes itself by the beauty of its stark landscape and a coast that is almost entirely lined with white-sand beaches running down to turquoise waters. The island's pleasant climate, its perpetual, mo..

  • 17 El Hierro

    Nature and gardens

    E - Valverde

    On El Hierro, a small island which has preserved its natural beauty, the fertile land runs down to spectacular cliffs which loom 700m above sea level; the cones of the volcanoes and the lava plains come up against dense forests of wild laurel. The ma..

  • 18 Loro Parque

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    A sub-tropical garden of more than 50,000 m2 containing many animals, with parrot and dolphin shows.

  • 19 Church of Santa María la Antigua

    Religious buildings

    E - 35630 Betancuria

    Betancuria's former cathedral with white walls and a picturesque wooden balcony is now called the Iglesia Santa María la Antigua. The interior consisting of a nave and two aisles has an interesting figure of Christ on the font. The Sacristy has a fin..

  • 20 Archaeological Museum

    Museums and art

    calle Roberto Roldán 1 E - 35630 Betancuria

    The small museum on the south side of town displays several Guanche exhibits. The Guanches, the native population of the Canary Islands, were still living in the Stone Age at the time of the conquest in the 15C.

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