& Hotel Guide for the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias), Spain
a hot summer? Head to the cool Canaries by Andrew Regan
In Christopher Columbus's time, the
Canary Islands were believed to mark the end of the world. After being
conquered by the Spanish in the 15th Century, the Canaries become a popular
stopping point for explorers, traders and missionaries on their way to
Moored Fishing Boats, Puerto De Mogan,
Canary Islands, SpainThe islands have also appeared earlier in Greek and
Roman times and were written about in texts and affectionately named the
"happy islands" and "fortunate islands". It is no surprise that the fantasy
city of Atlantis has also been theorized to lie amongst the sub-tropical
islands making up the archipelago. Suffering some tumultuous times in the
past few centuries, the Canaries now enjoy the protection of Spain while
remaining an autonomous community with a thriving tourist industry.
Canary Islands Hotels
Nowadays the Canaries are best known
for being a popular tourist destination especially for Europeans. In fact,
tourism makes up 32% of the economy which is hardly a revelation considering
the islands' mild sunny climate that it enjoys all year round, with temperatures
rarely falling below 18C in winter or above 24C in summer. The climate
is regulated by the warm Gulf Stream and Trade Winds making any time of
year good for a visit.
seven islands that make up the archipelago offer visitors a range of activities,
scenery and lifestyles that can live up to any vacationer's desire. The
lively islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria at the centre of the island
chain host some wild resorts teeming with beach activities and night life.
Many people choose to stay here for the social scene but the islands also
offer plenty of options for taking a break from the partying to enjoy some
of the island's natural beauty.
Shipwreck on the Beach, Fuerteventura,
Canary Islands, Spain, AtlanticIf nature rather than nightlife is what
appeals to you, there are plenty of other islands to explore. La Palma
is considered the most beautiful and untouched of the islands and has its
own microclimate. Visitors to the island seek its lush, green rainforest-like
atmosphere but often don't realize that this foliage is a result of the
higher levels of rainfall it receives! Designated a national reserve in
1974 and subsequently recognised as a globally protected site by UNESCO
(the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
Lansarote's Timanfay Park should not be missed by those seeking fantastic
volcanic island landscapes including black sand beaches and fields of petrified
The island Fuerteventura boasts the
longest beaches of the Canaries and is most popular for family holidays
or couples seeking a tranquil holiday away from it all. Cheap flights to
Fuerteventura and the other islands are easy to find in advance or on the
Whether you are looking for all night
raves and foam parties or a quiet holiday in gorgeous surroundings, the
Canary Islands can deliver. Choices amongst the seven islands abound and
the close proximity to the UK and plentiful flights available make the
islands an ideal destination for a short getaway or a longer visit.
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|About the Author
- Andrew Regan is an online,
freelance author from Scotland. He is a keen rugby player and enjoys travelling.
LA PALMA ISLAND HOTELS, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
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|La Palma Island - Eternal
spring on "Isla Bonnita" (Spanish for beautiful island) or "Isla Verde",
the Green Island. The most attractive island in the Canaries with
temperate weather, beautiful scenery and magnificent beaches. La
Caldera del Taburiente on La Palma is the world's largest volcanic crater,
with a diameter of 9 kilometers and a depth of 770 meters.
|Los Cancajos Beach
best and most protected beaches in La Palma, close to the airport and old
typically Spanish capital of Santa Cruz de la Palma. The beach is
a mixture of black sand and rocks, and features some lovely fish restaurants.
Buses are available from Santa Cruz to the beach.
|Los Llanos de Aridane
largest and busiest town on the west side of the island with a population
of just over 20,000. There are many modern buildings but the traffic-free
centre and surrounding side streets still retain their old character.
Los Llanos is approximately 35 kms from the airport and capital of Santa
Cruz de la Palma.
Things You Can Do on Your Holiday to La Palma by Jessica
There are at least five things you
can do on your holiday to La Palma that are exciting and fun. One of the
things to do is to visit the theme park. There are four theme parks that
you can visit, Los Tiles, C. Visitante El Paso, Jardin de los Aves and
Maroparque. There is something that every park that will please everyone
in the family. It may be landscapes, plants, birds or nature in itself.
You could take a day, spend at each one of the parks, and still have time
for other things. All the theme parks have so much to offer as well as
restaurants, cafés and little shops.... read
El Cerrito, Playa los Cancajos, Brena Baja, La Palma
Aparthotel El Cerrito, in
the style of the Canaries, yet contemporary, is surrounded by lush nature
and offers guests 37 rooms as well as a foyer, an air-conditioned restaurant
and a hotel safe. The complex is situated in a quiet area of the
tourist centre of Los Cancajos a mere 300 m from the beach. Guests will
find restaurants and links to the public transport network in the surroundings
and it is only 4.5 km to Santa Cruz de la Palma, and some 4 km to the airport.
The pleasant rooms are decorated in modern style and are fitted with an
en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a small kitchen with a fridge, a microwave,
a coffee machine and a washing machine.
Las Olas, Playa los Cancajos, Brena Baja, La Palma
The Aparthotel Caledonia
Las Olas is located in Breña Baja, La Palma, one kilometre from
the sandy beaches of Los Cancajos and five kilometres from Santa Cruz De
La Palma city centre. La Palma Airport is five kilometres away. The
hotel has two outside swimming pools surrounded by sunloungers; one designated
specifically for children. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served
each morning, and the half-board rate includes breakfast and dinner. The
onsite restaurant is open in the evenings for dinner, and drinks and light
snacks can be purchased at the poolside bar. Cocktails are served in the
Hall Bar. Tennis, squash, table tennis and billiards can be pursued
within the hotel grounds, where there is also an onsite playground. The
hotel organises a beginner's diving session each week; the local coastline
is perfect for snorkelling.
Costa Salinas, Holiday Apartment Complex, Playa los Cancajos, La Palma
The Hotasa Costa Salinas
is located in Playa de los Cancajos, on the island of La Palma, part of
Tenerife, Spain. The beach is 300 metres away, and Santa Cruz de
la Palma is at a five-kilometre distance. The residence extends to
an outdoor pool with separate children's area, and offers table tennis,
mini-golf, and billiards at its nearby sister property. The
Hotasa Costa Salinas houses an informal buffet restaurant with bright,
checked tablecloths. Guests of the residence can also enjoy use of the
snack bar at the neighbouring Hotasa Taburiente Playa. The half-board rate
includes breakfast and dinner. The 140 apartments have simple, modern
decor in neutral tones and extend to kitchenettes, living areas, and balconies.
Taburiente Playa, Playa los Cancajos, Brena Baja, La Palma
This seafront hotel is located
on the island La Palma, with Los Cancajos beach at 200 meters from the
hotel. Its varied offerings, its complete sports facilities which
include swimming pools, tennis courts and miniature golf, its 3 convention
halls, and its location make it the ideal hotel for a visit to La Palma,
whether for business or pleasure. In the hotel you can contract excursions
to the famous ´Caldera de Taburiente´, the observatory ´Roque
de los Muchachos´ and the woodland of `El Canal y los Tiles.
The hotel is famous for its delicious international buffet. Both breakfast
and dinner consist of a great variety in both warm and cold dishes, show
cooking, vegetarian and diet options. The Hotasa Taburiente Playa
has 283 guestrooms and 9 suites that feature air conditioning, heating,
satellite television, safes, minibars and balconies.
de La Palma, Brena Baja, La Palma, Tenerife
The Parador de la Isla de
La Palma is located in an area of great scenic beauty, close to the capital
of the island and to the airport known as ‘El Zumacal’, within the municipal
area of Breña Baja. The Hotel building is newly-constructed with
traditional Canary Island architecture. It has an extensive garden of 44,000
m2, home to native plants and fruit trees allowing us to enjoy pleasant
walks along several paths where the plants are identified by their scientific
names. Stupendous views over the Atlantic Ocean invite us to relax
in this incomparable hotel. In the restaurant we can taste magnificent
traditional Canary Island produce, including a great variety of fresh fish
such as Pompano and Cherne, amongst others.
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La Palma Hotel, Puerto Naos, Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma
Major resort complex including
both the Sol La Palma Apartments and Sol La Palma Hotel along the shoreline,
overlooking the tranquil beach of Puerto Naos and located in the middle
of an exotic banana plantation. Sol La Palma is located 8 km from
Los Llanos de Aridane and 35 km from the airport and Santa Cruz de la Palma.
Restaurant Los Tilos, offers an assortment of tapas and a daily menu. Beach
Bar and Pool Bar, perfect for a quick lunch, an exotic cocktail or drink.
Bar Taburiente with its musical duet, informal and relaxed atmosphere.
2 Swimming pools with sea-views, bar service, sunshades, sunbeds and towels.
307 Rooms: 11 Junior Suites, 20 Superior Suites and 276 Double rooms with
balcony/Terrace and with sea or mountain views.
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