ADD TO LISTIslas Canarias attracts a decent number of travelers visiting Spain, and it can be worth stopping by if you're traveling through the area. Most travelers go to check out the Timanfaya Nationl Park and enjoy Islas Canarias's beaches and shopping. Explore this Islas Canarias travel guide to get more ideas for things to see and do.
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One of the islands I went to while visiting the Canary Islands was Lanzarote. It was one of the most amazing places on earth that I have been to for natural beauty. It is where they filled "Enemy Mine" an older movie. They used the landscape here to be a different planet and it is in some ways, alien in it's beauty. There isone area where there is a bright emerald green pool of water set in the black volcanic sand, a few hundreed feet from it is the bright azure ocean and it is surrounded by red, craggy cliffs. Remarkable. An artist, I believe, named Cesaer Manrique used the island as his canvas if you will and helped in designing the attractions so that they would blend with the natural beauty of the island. So it's opera house is in a lava tube with amazing acoustics and the only place where there is a pool of tiny white blind crabs that exist no where else in the world. The Vocanic park on the island boasts a restaurant that cooks with the heat rising from the vocanic vents. You can cook an egg in the sand in a couple of minutes. You can ride a camel. You can go spluenking (sp) to your heart's desire. A truly special place but I can't find it on this program. It is, I am sure, however, one of the Canary Islands off of Africa.
rent a car and circle around and across the isle
I've been to Gran Canaria two times and spent a total of three weeks there. Gran Canaria is the place to be to have you traditional sommer holiday. Although I must say, I've been there during the winter, and the temperatures were acceptable. Acceptable means for me, at least 30 degrees celcius. You can have fun doing watersports, but what I recommend is, get yourself a motorbike (if you have a lisence) and ride around the island. There is soo much to see on the island. The main place the people go to is Playa del Ingles, but other places where the locals live or the rich people have their own houses are amazing aswell. The northeast bit of the island has an amazing landscape. You get all types of food. I ofcourse like the typical english breakfast which you can get for a price of four euros only in Playa del Ingles. For anyone going there, i wish you lots of fun. If there are any questions contact me and I'll try my best to give you an answer. Have a nice holiday!!!
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