Spain Travel Package – Canary Islands
"Contrast" is the keyword for the
You can find lively and crowded beach scenes
– with backdrops of high -rise hotels and discos that blare and rock until
dawn . . .
You can hike into desolate landscapes of
stark and incomparable beauty and not see another person all day.
The Canary islands really have it all – and
also a climate that is very close to perfection. The average
temperatures only range between 65 degrees F. in the winter to 75 degrees F.
in the summer. They get more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in
Europe, and pleasant ocean breezes are the norm.
In these seven islands, nature has provided
every possible kind of geography. The natural wonders will provide a
perfect counterpoint to the other plentiful activities for visitors –
the high-life and night-life of the major cities and tourist areas.
Tenerife is the archipelago’s
largest island, it’s most varied, and it’s most touristed. It has the highest mountain peak in all of Spain (Pico del Teide),
popular wintertime beach in Europe (Playa de las
Americas), and carpets of banana groves that stretch on for miles.
The two cities of
and La Laguna are quiet little jewels set
back away from the hectic beach scenes. Of course, the whole of the
National de las Cañadas del Teide is a "must see" for nature lovers and everyone else. Tenerife will
be your introduction to the islands and gateway to the other wonders in
these "islands of eternal spring."
The Parador Las Canadas Del Teide is situated at the highest
point of any building on the island, and is the only building allowed inside the
Reserve. The hotel dining room offers delectable local specialties
and beautiful views of Pico del Teide.
Teide Peak (3 km). At 12,195 ft. – the highest peak in Spain.
La Orotava (42 km)
Puerto de la Cruz (48 km)
Icod de los Vinos (52 km) Drago Milenario
La Laguna. ‘World Heritage City’. Episcopal palace, cathedral
Masca Ravine, Macizo de Anaga
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (70 km)
Rug festival La Orotava, 42 km.
Romería (procession) La Orotava, 42 km.
The "Island of Columbus" – the
little round island of the unique "whistling language." La
Gomera has what is thought to be the oldest forest on the planet – located
in the mist-shrouded Garajonay National Park.
There are few beaches here – this island is for hiking in the wilds,
strolling the streets of the main city, San
Sebastian, or just relaxing in the stylish Parador.
La Gomera (view from entrance above left) has an interesting mix of architectural
styles . The view across the ocean to Pico del
Teide on Tenerife is
breathtaking. They have a well-cared-for garden of subtropical species
and a fine restaurant that serves dishes you’ll find nowhere else in the
San Sebastián de la Gomera. Torre del Conde, Columbus’ House
Garajonay Nature Reserve (15 km). Declared a World Heritage
Demonstration of ‘silbo de La Gomera’ (Gomera whistle
language) (20 km)
San Sebastián 20 January, San Sebastián de la Gomera
Canary Islands Day 30 May, throughout the island
Puntallana 2 October, in Puntallana, 8 km.
Santa Cruz de la Palma (8 km) Old quarter declared
Los Llanos de Aridane (30 km to the west)
La Caldera de Taburiente National Park (35 km)
Los Sauces (30 km). Los Tilos forest (lime trees)
International observatories (35 km). On the ‘Roque de los
Fiesta de la Cruz 3 May, Sta. Cruz de la Palma
Fiestas Lustrales Descent of the Virgen de las Nieves, from 2
to 18 July
Viewpoints of Isora (32 km), Bascos (52 km)
Faro de Orchilla (67 km)
Valverde (27 km)
Valle del Golfo (53 km)
Restinga Route (55 km)
Al Árbol Santo (Garoe, 31 km)
Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes once every 4 years, all
over the island (for 35 Km), 21 km. from Valverde, the closest
The four-star Parador Cruz De Tejeda sits at an
The Parador Cruz De Tejeda is known for its magnificent
Parador Cruz De Tejeda is a wonderful place for hiking and
Almond Blossom Festival. Tejeda (9km.) First two weeks of February.
Festival of the Virgin of Soco Tejeda (9 km.) Starting the second week
Our Lady of the Pine Teror (20 km).
Carnival. February. Throughout the island.
The Canary islands have a reputation for being over-run with
tourists. They do get a ton of younger sun-seeking types at the
"name" beaches and major cities on the main islands, but there is
another world to be discovered here – a world absolutely
Nature has gifted the Canary islands with a rare and singular beauty.
For those with even a little curiosity for something other than the
"usual tourist hash" – these islands guard hidden delights
that patiently await discovery.
Madrid is hands-down winner of the title, "Europe’s Liveliest City."
Some speak of Madrid as being drab, but how far from the truth that
There are many pockets of very old buildings that contain odd
Must Sees: The Prado
museum – the Reina Sofía and
the Plaza Mayor, the Retiro Park,
Gran Via – and
the list could go on and on.
But really – the thing that makes Madrid so special are the street
scenes, the people and the energy that makes this the night-time,
high-energy capital of Europe.
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Adios Travel Services will take care of arranging every aspect of this special
journey for you. The "Isles of Spain" travel experience will not fail to live up to the billing,
"a treasure of hidden delights." These unique islands
will beguile you and provide the backdrop for your vacation of a lifetime.
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vacation into the "Isles of Spain."
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