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The Governing Council agreed to modify the alert levels established on the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Gomera to face the COVID-19 pandemic and it also decided to maintain the current alert level in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma and El Hierro. However, it was decided that next Saturday the evolution of the epidemiological indicators of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will be studied again, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the measures implemented so far and verify whether a change in level would be justified.
Wondering what is the situation in the Canary Island in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic? Did you have a holiday planned in the Canary Islands which is now affected by the current situation with the Coronavirus spread? We will try to update this page with info about all the islands, as soon as there's something to report.
Carnival season is a popular time for the Canary Islands in general - all the islands have big parties during this time and it's a great atmosphere for tourists.
The Council of Ministers approved today the extension of the restrictions imposed on flights with the UK with another 14 additional days, limiting not only direct flights but also passenger ships between the United Kingdom and Spain. Therefore, said restriction will be in effect until next February 2 at 6:00 p.m.
El Golfo is a lake of an unusual green color on the island of Lanzarote, formed in the crater of an old volcano and it owes its color to a type of algae that grows there.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced new levels or alert for the archipelago, which will come into force from midnight on the 11th of January (Monday) and will remain in place until January 24 (Sunday included), although they will be reviewed next week.
Fuerteventura is celebrating carnival season along all the other Canary Islands, with celebrations taking place all over the island, from Corralejo to Caleta de Fuste, Puerto del Rosario, Morro Jable and Costa Calma.
The 2021 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás was dedicated to the 'One Thousand and One Nights' theme. This theme was chosen by 496 people, out of the 936 who participated in the survey held by the Council of Culture and Celebrations, conducted by Cleofé Cubas, on the municipal website.
Puerto del Rosario is Fuerteventura's capital, so the carnival, which lasts for over 2 weeks each year, is usually attended mostly by residents and locals, not tourists.
All the municipalities in Fuerteventura are celebrating each year the carnival season and the south of the island makes no exception.
The City Council of Los Silos organizes a carnival each year in Caleta de Interian and it's a nice event to attend if you are staying in the area while visiting Tenerife. While not as big and imposing as the carnival in Santa Cruz or other carnivals in the bigger towns and resorts, this local festival has its charm and provides a few fun times for locals and visitors as well.
Most people visiting Tenerife have heard about Icod de los Vinos for one reason: the famous Drago Milenario tree, the symbol of the town.
If you're looking for an amazing place to stay in the Canary Islands during your holidays, you should know that Airbnb has some great villas and apartments available for rent, some of them with breathtaking views, others right on the oceanfront, while others are charming and unique due to their remote location or one of a kind amenities.
Each year, on the 5th of January, everyone in Tenerife is waiting for the arrival of the Three Wise Men. This is a really interesting event and you should attend the parade if you're on the island at that time.
The arrival of the Three Kings is an important event in the Spanish Culture, with festivities taking place in almost any city in Spain. The celebration starts on the night of 5th January, with a parade called Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos.
On the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, El Hierro (green traffic light) and La Gomera (yellow traffic light), meetings may not exceed ten people, except cohabitants, and circulation is limited between 01:30 to 06:00 am on January 1. In Tenerife (red traffic light) the meetings may not exceed 6 people, except cohabitants, and the movement of people is limited between 01:00 and 06:00 am.
There will be parties and fireworks in most of the resorts and towns in Tenerife, so you can choose the one that is most convenient. Bars and restaurants also offer special dinners or parties, but you need to book in advance usually. The menus usually start at 100 Euros per person and go well up if you choose to book at a high-class restaurant.
The Government of Spain announced today that the restriction for flights and ships from the United Kingdom will come into effect this Tuesday, December 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. and it will last for the next 14 days, although the entry of citizens or residents in Spain or Andorra will be allowed.
The Government of Spain has decided, together with Portugal, to suspend incoming flights from the UK starting from tomorrow, except for Spanish citizens or residents, as it was announced by the Secretary of State for Communication on Monday.
Despite having to close its doors for the first time in its history, which was nine months ago, the Park is celebrating its 48th anniversary after a year of important achievements and challenges.