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Driving around Tenerife: What to See in the North

Garachico street and cactus

We left our holiday resort, the pools and the beaches and spent a day driving around Tenerife. That was a great family day out most of which we spent in the pretty north coast towns Garachico, Icod de los Vinos and La Orotava. These towns represent the traditional, real Tenerife. Cobbled streets, colonial houses with wooden balconies, Sunday afternoon on ...

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Hiking in Tenerife: Day Trip to Mount Teide by Car

Hiking in Tenerife: Day Trip to Mount Teide by Car

We made a day trip to the top of Tenerife and hiked in the moon landscape of Mount Teide National Park. This became a great family day out up at 2000 meters and a drive to remember. The beaches are what most tourists come for to Tenerife but try to leave them at least for a day. Driving to Mount ...

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Serra de Tramuntana Drive in Mallorca

Valldemossa, Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana is the mountain chain that covers the whole north of Mallorca. Each time I go to Mallorca I have to spend a day or two driving in the Serra. I have to see the countryside, the scenic coastline and all those pretty villages with yellow dry-stone houses. After reading this post you will know what I mean.  These ...

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What to See in Palma de Mallorca Old Town

Modernisme building, Palma de Mallorca

This post shows you the postcard-pretty Palma de Mallorca old town that hides behind the famous cathedral. El Casco Antiguo has been there for hundreds of years before any tourists came to the island. People live their life in narrow cobbled streets like they always did. Palma de Mallorca old town is the real Mallorca that you shouldn’t miss when visiting ...

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5 Great Ways to Enjoy Beautiful Mallorca

View of Estellencs, Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

The sunny island of Mallorca is one of my favorites, it has something that always makes me return. Walking on cliffs, swimming in calm turquoise waters and strolling in the old town of Palma are my ways to enjoy the beautiful Mallorca. Or should I go hiking in the mountains, or just drive across the countryside? I can do all ...

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Las Palmas Old Town Walk: Vegueta and Triana

A house in Las Palmas old town

A short bus or taxi ride from Las Palmas tourist area brings you to a different world: Las Palmas Old Town, Vegueta. Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give this oldest part of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria its special flavour. Vegueta, Las Palmas Old Town Walk in the old areas of Triana and Vegueta, starting from the central ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

This is a cave house trip from Las Palmas. Yes, you will see cave houses, many of them. In addition you will see botanic gardens, a volcano crater with a farmhouse inside –  and some mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day self-drive trip from Las Palmas so you will need to rent a car. Canary Island ...

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Canary Islands by Car: Las Palmas Mountain Trip

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post will show you a car trip around Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. We will make a Las Palmas mountain trip into the pine-covered slopes next to the capital. The area is dotted with typical Canary towns with gingerbread houses and we will have fantastic views to the rocky shoreline right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The drive ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post will show you a Gran Canaria mountain tour by car. We took the winding road up from the south and came to the Canarian mountains. What was it like? Majestic scenery, pretty villages and green pine forests. And Canarian palms.  Everything was very different from what you see on the tourist coast. Recommend! Rent a car and go and see the ...

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