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People often wonder what are the chances of encountering sharks while swimming in Tenerife. So, what is the real answer? Are there sharks in the Canary Islands and how dangerous are they?
The Canary Islands have imposed new rules regarding smoking on terraces and in public places since the start of the pandemic, so we'll try to explain these as simply as possible.
Tenerife is an amazing place to visit and we always recommend taking the time to explore the island and discover its natural beauty. The reason why Tenerife is such an amazing destination in our opinion is that it has something to offer for everyone: you can sunbathe in Tenerife even in winter, it can also be a hiker's paradise, it offers plenty of things to do with kids and surfers will be able to take advantage of the powerful swells of the Atlantic.
The species "Gallotia intermedia", endemic to Tenerife and unique in the world, was believed to be extinct until the 90s and currently only survives in the Teno massif and the Guaza mountain (Arona).
Gran Canaria is a warm winter destination for European travelers, but even so, many people wonder... does it ever snow in Gran Canaria? Is it possible to see snow on the island?
The Canary Islands is an archipelago formed by eight islands: Tenerife - the largest of all, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Gomera - the closest island to Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Graciosa.
As every September and with the new moon, one of the highest tides of the year approaches the coasts of the Canary Islands: they are locally known as Mareas del Pino, a phenomenon of large waves produced by the deep sea, very dangerous in some areas of the islands.
Are you curious to know what types of fish you can see or catch in Tenerife or in any of the other Canary Islands? Fortunately, there Canary Islands have a very diverse marine life and it is possible to see a lot of species of fish if you know where to look for them.
Did you know that North Africa accounts for approximately 55% of global dust emissions? And due to their proximity to the Saharan coast, the Canary Islands sometimes suffer from a phenomenon which is known locally as La Calima, when a layer of Saharan dust covers the islands, affecting air quality and visibility.
Did you know that a large part of the island of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands archipelago, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO?
If it's your first time planning a trip to one of the islands you might find yourself wondering... where the Canary Islands on a world map in relation to continental Spain?
While the world is fighting through the Coronavirus pandemic, most countries have entered in lockdown and popular tourist destinations have shut down temporarily.
UPDATE - January 2020 - The online authorization system for Los Lobos, put in place by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in 2019, does not work anymore, so this means that you cannot ask for online permits anymore and there is no control on the island of Los Lobos.
If it's your first time planning a visit to Lanzarote (or the Canary Islands in general) you may be wondering if it's a safe destination and which places you should avoid.
Beaches in Fuerteventura are some of the most amazing in all of Europe, with endless miles of sand, dunes and turquoise waters that will keep you mesmerized. On this beautiful island, you will find many nudist-friendly beaches, easily accessible and boasting some lovely views and landscapes.
Have you ever wondered how many islands are there in the Canary Islands archipelago? Or which is the largest island and which is the smallest in terms of land surface? Most you may already know that Tenerife is the largest island and also the most popular and visited, but do you know which are the rest?
If you're visiting the Canary Islands in autumn, you may be a witness to a really interesting event, unique for this time of the year: the migration of the Vanessa cardui butterfly from the north of Europe to warmer climates.
Tenerife is a super popular travel destination, especially among visitors from the UK and other European countries.
Driving in Tenerife can be a scary thought for some people, especially if you are a visitor from the UK, used to drive on the other side of the road.
SPAIN - probably the best destination in Europe for a warm and sunny holiday in Europe, no matter the season. Besides mainland Spain, the country has several islands which make the perfect setting for a great holiday, so today we will try to compare the most disputed and famed of them all: the Canaries vs the Balearics.
Are you a resident in the Canary Islands? You can learn more info about “The UK and Spain: Beyond Brexit” by participating in this event on the island where you reside.
Tenerife is known as the island of the eternal spring, with great weather all year round, so it's not a surprise that many couples dream of joining their destinies over here. And since you're already on a romantic island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, you can consider it as your honeymoon also and your guests can spend an extra few days as well, making it a proper holiday abroad.
The Canary Islands have had their own flag since the 10th of August 1982, established by the 10/1982 law. The reference in the law referring to the Canary Islands flag is the following: