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What to see, what to do Canary Islands?

The 10 good reasons to go Canary Islands

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Beautiful coves and beaches

Against a background of turquoise and crystalline waters, azure skies and volcanic background.

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A caressing climate all year round

With variations from 17 to 30°C, the sun will always be present, never stifling.

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The imprint of great artists

Óscar Dominguez, Martín Chirino and Manrique have marked the history of art and their island.

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A multiple historical heritage

From aboriginal remains to colonial houses, its heritage can be discovered in the open air.

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Spectacular volcanoes

Lunar landscapes, steep peaks, or lava flows, each island has its own particular beauty.

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A rich ecological heritage

To be discovered in its natural parks, on its dunes or its forests of laurel trees thousands of years old.

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A folklore always alive

Carnivals and romerías mark the festive calendar throughout the year.

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A land of hikes

Many unforgettable walks in spectacular and preciously protected sites.

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A paradise for sportsmen

Kitesurfing, scuba diving or cycling, all the aficionados will find their field.

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Picturesque villages

In the hollow of the mountains, clinging to the cliff or nestled in the heart of a banana plantation

What to visit Canary Islands?

Interview

Interview: My Canaries

with Marie-Charlotte Amblard, author of the guide

Born in Valence in the Drôme, Marie-Charlotte has been traveling around the world since her teenage years. What she likes in the Canary Islands is the pleasant climate all year round, its long sandy beaches, easy surfing and diving, its gastronomy, the hikes and the lunar landscapes, the diversity of the islands... She presents us her good plans.

See the video of the interview

Good to know to visit Canary Islands

Timetable Timetable

Museums are generally closed on Mondays and public holidays. Some monuments are open intermittently, but the majority open from 9am to 1pm and from 4pm to 8pm and one hour later in summer. To find out their exact schedules, which sometimes change four times a year, it is best to check them on their website. The groups tend to visit in the morning, which generates more visitors and therefore, whenever possible, the afternoon is more recommended. Knowing that the number of visitors is infinitely less than in the metropolis and that you will rarely have to queue.

To be booked To be booked

In Tenerife, if you want to climb the volcanic cone of Teide, the last 186 meters after the cable car, you need a special authorization. It is valid for a specific day and time. It is imperative that you apply as soon as possible, as permits are limited to 150 per day. Plan at least three weeks in advance during the high season. From now on, requests can only be made via the internet: www.reservasparquesnacionales.es, tab "reservas". You will get the number of places available according to the calendar and you will fill in the form once the places have been reserved.

Budget & Tips Budget & Tips

In the Canary Islands, the most expensive thing you will pay is the entrance to Loro Park, 38 € for an adult. And the prices of many amusement parks are around 30 €. Finally, the round trip to Teide by cable car will cost 37 € for an adult. In Gran Canaria the visit to the Aquarium of Las Palmas is 25 € for an adult. These prices are among the highest and the majority of museums have prices around €5, with peaks at €10 for the Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de Los Verdes in Lanzarote. No free day for museums. It's the round trip up Teide by cable car that costs the most. Many destinations have developed pass systems with a package for several visits. Before booking them, make sure you have the time and inclination to see everything.

Guided tours Guided tours

Some establishments offer guided tours, which can be checked on their websites, usually in Spanish and English. To benefit from a guided tour in French, please make your request at least 24 hours in advance.

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