Does it ever snow in Gran Canaria?
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Does it ever snow in Gran Canaria?

Published on October 15, 2020

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?

Which ocean surrounds Tenerife and the Canary Islands?
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Which ocean surrounds Tenerife and the Canary Islands?

Published on October 14, 2020

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.

Mareas del Pino in the Canary Islands - Strongest tides of the year
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Mareas del Pino in the Canary Islands - Strongest tides of the year

Published on October 06, 2020

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.

Types of Fish in Tenerife and the Canary Islands
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Types of Fish in Tenerife and the Canary Islands

Published on July 22, 2020

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.

Canary Islands Calima - Saharan dust over the Canary Islands
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Canary Islands Calima - Saharan dust over the Canary Islands

Published on July 10, 2020

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.

Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve, Spain
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Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve, Spain

Published on July 08, 2020

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? On June 29, 2005, the International Council of the ...

Where are the Canary Islands located? Are they part of Europe or Africa?
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Where are the Canary Islands located? Are they part of Europe or Africa?

Published on June 24, 2020

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?

Tenerife and the Canary Islands WILL BE BACK
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Tenerife and the Canary Islands WILL BE BACK

Published on April 01, 2020

While the world is fighting through the Coronavirus pandemic, most countries have entered in lockdown and popular tourist destinations have shut down temporarily.

The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020
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The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020

Published on January 21, 2020

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.

Is Lanzarote Safe to Visit for Tourists? Advice for Safety in Lanzarote
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Is Lanzarote Safe to Visit for Tourists? Advice for Safety in Lanzarote

Published on January 06, 2020

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.

Nudism in Fuerteventura and Fuerteventura naturist beaches
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Nudism in Fuerteventura and Fuerteventura naturist beaches

Published on January 03, 2020

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.

Largest Canary Island & How Many Canary Islands Are There?
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Largest Canary Island & How Many Canary Islands Are There?

Published on December 09, 2019

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?

Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?
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Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?

Published on October 04, 2019

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.

Is Tenerife Safe For Tourists? - Safety Advice Canary Islands
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Is Tenerife Safe For Tourists? - Safety Advice Canary Islands

Published on May 30, 2019

Tenerife is a super popular travel destination, especially among visitors from the UK and other European countries.

Driving in Tenerife - Top 3 Scenic Drives On The Island
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Driving in Tenerife - Top 3 Scenic Drives On The Island

Published on May 23, 2019

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.

Canary Islands vs. Balearic Islands - Which are better?
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Canary Islands vs. Balearic Islands - Which are better?

Published on September 25, 2018

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 there sharks in the Canary Islands?
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Are there sharks in the Canary Islands?

Published on June 14, 2018

People often wonder what are the chances of encountering sharks while swimming in Tenerife. So, what is the real answer?

Events for residents in the Canary Islands regarding “The UK and Spain: Beyond Brexit”.
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Events for residents in the Canary Islands regarding “The UK and Spain: Beyond Brexit”.

Published on October 16, 2017

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.

Weddings in Tenerife - How can you get married on the island?
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Weddings in Tenerife - How can you get married on the island?

Published on September 27, 2017

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.

Canary Islands Flag and Coats of Arms - History & Meaning
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Canary Islands Flag and Coats of Arms - History & Meaning

Published on September 18, 2017

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:

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