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The Sun in Fuerteventura

 

 

Sun, sea and fun are guaranteed and not a goal for a crazy holiday in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands. The Spanish island is a favorite of young people for vacations because there they find entertainment, sports and lots of fun. Fuerteventura is graced by a sunny and warm climate most of the year; temperatures rarely fall below 20 degrees, making it the perfect destination for warm winter vacations.

After an evening spent in pubs and clubs, there is nothing better than basking in the sunlight on the white sand beaches of the island that seem like they are out of a movie. Fuerteventura is the southernmost of the Canary Islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean and has some of the most beautiful sandy coasts of Europe. It is equipped with surfing gear shops for those seeking the constant winds and large waves. It would be ideal to rent a car to visit a different beach every day, so to discover the special beauty of each part of the island.

Along the north coast are the most beautiful beaches near Corralejo, Playa Bajo Negro in particular, Plaja Alzada, los Matos and playa del Moro. Depart from the country on the small ferries to Isla de Lobos (Island of Wolves), where the beautiful beaches of Playa de la Arena and the Sobrado can be found. The northern coast is one of the most frequented by tourists, in particular Butihondo Playa is the largest beach of the island and in summer it is overrun by tourists. Nearby is Playa de Sotavento, considered the best in Fuerteventura. It has a unique feature. Not far from the coast, in fact there is a sandy bar at low tide which turns into an “extension” of the island.

Surfers and windsurfers however, prefer the east coast where a strong steady wind makes it possible to do acrobatics on giant waves. The beach Barlovento is certainly the best among those.

 

 

 

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Eternal Spring Source in Tenerife

 

 

An ideal opportunity to try the cold Atlantic Ocean, but with a climate of eternal spring is Tenerife. The island is the largest of the Canary Islands, just a few hours’ flight and is easily reached by Ryanair and Meridiana. Tenerife is a volcanic island and has the Teide National Park, the third largest volcano in the world which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The best place to stay is the area of Costa Adeje, home to numerous upscale hotels with pool overlooking the sea for those who want to experience the thrill of swimming in the ocean. To visit the island is best to rent a car, so as to comfortably reach the different beaches and the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Costa Adeje is connected to the beaches of Torviscas.

There are numerous places on the beach where you can relax sipping a cocktail in the evenings watching the stars. But those who want to experience the sea as a true surfer should not miss La Tejita, which is connected to the beach of El Medano and reach a kilometer in length, with fine golden sand plus away from the city center. The water there is usually calm, but the waves get 3-4 feet tall. The most popular beach is Las Teresitas, just seven kilometers from the city center. A mile long, with fine golden sand, is ideal for spending the day in peace. The amazing scenery is what you get to see at  Los Gigantes, with a cliff overlooking the sea. The best beach in the area is definitely Las Arenas that has completely black sand. Here you will find sun loungers and deck chairs for sunbathing as the heat comes from the earth.

A trip not to be missed is with the catamaran. It starts early in the morning and travels by sea in search of whales and dolphins of 15 meters that will accompany you along the way. During the day you can have lunch in the open sea and can dive in clear water.

For those in search of seafood restaurants can go to Los Abrigos, near the port town. The owners are fishermen, so food is always fresh and the price is really good.

 

 

 

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The Beaches and Sports in the Canary Islands

 

Sand lovers and photographer will surely feel at home in the Canary Islands because of the diversity of its landscapes. Both the land and its beaches are breathtaking. Deserted golden sand, blue beaches, and even the volcanic black sand, the incredible dramatic cliffs with caves in La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro make this archipelago so beautiful and worth a visit.

The ideal climate and the vast fertile ground is ideal to go out and enjoy playing sports. Golf, tennis, soccer, surfing, fishing, and diving are one of the options to choose from. Also in the Canary Islands, you will find many water parks for the kids as to adults.

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The El Teide Volcano

 

 

The El Teide volcano and its surroundings are within the National Park of the same name in the Canary Islands. The El Teide Volcano has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This site is the most visited in the world because it is one of the best places to watch the stars and the night sky. Here, it is recommended to head to observatories which facilitates sky watching.

El Teide is the third highest volcano in the world. The volcano has not erupted since 1909.

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The Beautiful Sun and the Carnival in the Canary Islands

 

The archipelago of the Canary Islands consists of seven islands: La Gomera, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. The land is blessed with its biodiversity, and it has everything a traveler would want: an outstanding infrastructure, a deep culture, friendly people, breathtaking scenery and many activities to fill each day.

The climate in Ibiza is dry with average temperatures around 24º C. There is sun even in the winter, with a subtropical climate. Because of that,those looking for a ray of sunshine come here to get it. In the summer, you will never feel overwhelmed by the heat, because the sun in the Canary Islands is as mild as in a Mediterranean spring. In fact, at one time, it was known as “Fortunate Isles”.

The Carnival in the Canary Islands is the second most popular in the world, after Rio de Janeiro. The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria  is held in February at Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The carnival parade is a combination of colorful and extravagant costumes with lots of dancing and joy through the streets.