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  • 1 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..

  • 2 La Geria Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Mozaga

    Ironically enough, it is an unyielding land covered in the black ash of the 1730-1736 volcanic eruptions that produces a white Malvoisie wine that is reputed throughout the archipelago. The region of La Geria has the energy of its own people to thank..

  • 3 Mirador del Río Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35520 Haría

    The belvedere stands at the north end of the island, in a secluded spot on the steep headland of Riscos de Famara. It blends in superbly with the cliff and commands a wonderful panorama of the ocean and the coast. Beyond the deep blue waters of the E..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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.

  • 10 Calle San Francisco Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 38300 La Orotava

    In Calle San Francisco you will see some of the town's finest balconies: at nos 3-5, two 17C houses (Casa de los Balcones) have splendid balconies and delightful patios. There is also a crafts shop, and a small museum (on the first floor) that gives ..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 Lago Martiánez Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. de Colón 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.

  • 13 Playa Jardín Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. Francisco Alfonso Carrillo E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    This pretty beach with black sand, where you can go for a swim, is not far from an old watchtower, Castillo de San Felipe.

  • 14 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 El Hierro

    Nature and gardens

    E - Valverde

    Listed as a Biosphere Reserve since 2000, the smallest of the Canary Islands has preserved its natural beauty: fertile land, spectacular cliffs which loom 700m above sea level, volcanoes and lava plains next to dense forests of wild laurel. The islan..

  • 17 Loro Parque

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    E - 38400 Puerto de la Cruz

    A sub-tropical garden covering more than 50 000 m2 is home to big cats, gorillas, iguana, tortoises, crocodiles and parrots (loros), which live among the cactus, dragon trees, orchids and palms in their thousands. You can watch parrot and dolphin sho..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 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.

  • 20 Plaza de Santa Ana

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The pleasant palm-bordered square is overlooked by the fine façade of the old town hall (1842) on one side, and by the cathedral on the other. On a third side you can see the Palacio Episcopa (Bishops' Palace) with its Mudéjar doorway executed in the..

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