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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.
If you're looking for the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote, then you needn't look further than Playas de Papagayo. Although located far away from any resort on the island, this collection of beaches are the pride and joy of Lanzarote and they are definitely worth a visit while you're on holiday here.
You're traveling to Gran Canaria and you want to explore the natural beauty of the island beyond the beaches? Gran Canaria is home to many lovely natural spaces and diverse landscapes, so we highly recommend exploring the center of the island and the north as well.
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, held a working meeting this Monday with the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, at the headquarters of the Presidency in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this meeting, they talked about the evolution of the epidemic in the Canary Islands, and in Gran Canaria in particular, as well as about the prospects for the reactivation of tourism and about the phenomenon of immigration.
Tenerife is the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands and during the past years, tourism has grown, reaching 6 million tourists in 2016. With these numbers, it's clear that the island has become a popular tourist destination, especially for European visitors.
Puerto del Carmen is probably Lanzarote's busiest resort, situated very close to the airport and to the island's capital - Arrecife. If you're staying in Puerto del Carmen and you want to do some holiday shopping, don't miss the local market organized in Varadero square.
Did you know that Betancuria is the historic capital of the Canary Islands? The town of Santa María de Betancuria was founded at the start of the 15th century by the Norman conquerors, so the city owes its name to Jean de Bethencourt, who was the leader of the conquering army.
For most visitors, Gran Canaria is just a beach destination where they can enjoy great weather all year round. However, if you decide to go off the beaten track and explore a bit more of Gran Canaria, you'll discover some truly amazing secret places, with hardly any tourists.
Located in the north of Tenerife, very close to Playa de Las Teresitas, Las Gaviotas beach is charming and well worth a visit if you have a rental car and want to explore the island's northern coast. Getting to Playa Las Gaviotas from Santa Cruz de Tenerife is easy, and you can drive all the way to the beach, although there are not many parking spaces.
This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.
The Canary Islands Government has announced that there will be a winter season for cruise ships in the Canary Islands, although they will require cruise shipping companies to carry out PCR tests or serological tests on all travelers before arriving in the archipelago.
Somewhere on the west coast of Fuerteventura, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some people call it.
The event first started in Gran Canaria in 2001 and since then it kept growing every year, with thousands of people coming to the island just to participate.
The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, held an online meeting with the CEO of the main Scandinavian tour operator Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to agree on measures to boost sales of travel packages to the Canary Islands for the winter season and the establishment of safe corridors.
Alcala is one of the population centers in the municipality of Guia de Isora. Its original settlements are to be found next to a small coastal cove, on top of a flat terrace. It was initially a tiny dwelling area for 52 inhabitants, who lived in 11 single-story buildings (this was around the 1850s).
Did you know that Gran Canaria is a very popular destination for people who are looking for naturist beaches in Europe? Gran Canaria has a lot of beaches where nudism is allowed and also quite a few naturist resorts or hotels with dedicated areas and terraces for nudism?
President Ángel Víctor Torres and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, trust in being able to recover tourism, which is why it's necessary to reduce the incidence of the pandemic in the archipelago soon. This is expected to be achieved with the new measures approved and the responsibility of the population.
Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, with 143.32 and 103.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week, respectively, are the two islands that currently exceed the indicator set by the Government of the Canary Islands for the cancellation of events with more than 10 people during the next two weeks.
After a heated summer season, you would think that the weather would start to cool down in Fuerteventura in September. But this is totally not the case.
In Tenerife, and in the Canary Islands in general, the month of September is still regarded as a summer month, although officially the autumn season has begun. But not in the Canaries! Over here, summer lasts a little bit longer...