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Driving around Tenerife: What to See in the North

Garachico street and cactus

We left our resort pools and 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 afternoons on shady squares. I ...

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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 went to Mount Teide by car and hiked in the moon landscape of the volcanic national park. It was a great family day out up at 2000 meters and a scenic drive to remember. Beaches are what most tourists come for to Tenerife, but try to leave your resort at least for a day. Driving to Mount Teide by ...

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Las Palmas Old Town Walk: Vegueta and Triana

A house in Las Palmas old town

Once in Las Palmas, take a short bus or taxi ride from the tourist area and you will enter a different world: the Las Palmas Old Town Vegueta. Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and coloured old homes clinging to the hillside give the oldest part of Las Palmas its special flavour. This post will help you discover this exceptional ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

We rented a car to make a cave house trip from Las Palmas and saw people live in cave houses in the cave village of Cuevas Bermejas. What else did we see? Botanic gardens with Canarian plants, a volcano crater with a farmhouse inside – and pretty mountain villages with gingerbread houses. That was a whole day self-drive trip from ...

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Canary Islands by Car: Las Palmas Mountain Trip

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post will show you a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. We will take the road up into the pine-covered mountains next to the Canarian capital. The mountains above Las Palmas are dotted with small villages with typical Canarian gingerbread houses, and the views to the rocky shoreline will make you want to return to the Las Palmas Mountains. ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post will show you our 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 there? 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 ...

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