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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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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 that also takes you to botanic gardens, volcano crater and mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day trip from Las Palmas but you can make it shorter if you like. Just turn to the coastal highway and return to Las Palmas any time you want. From Las Palmas take the road ...

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Las Palmas Mountain Trip to Pretty Villages

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post tells you how to make a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. See the great mountains and pretty gingerbread villages right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The route goes south from Las Palmas and climbs into the mountains. After many pretty towns and villages you drive to north cost of Gran Canaria and follow the coast back to Las Palmas.   ...

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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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