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€730 unfortunately isn't that shocking and in par with my experiences all over Europe. It is either: Common practice imposed on any car rental agreement by the software the rental agency uses. The amount you lose in case you are liable for in case of damage or an accident. It is not uncommon for rental companies to still apply a deductible even if you ...


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Yes, there is. However, information on internet is quite poor, therefore I describe my own experiences here. On 21 December 2012, I travelled from Gran Canaria airport via Las Palmas, Agaete, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma. The ferry company Fred Olsen operates many ferry-bus connections. I will describe my experiences ...


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In response to your question there are very few companies worldwide who can actually provide a broadbased service for wheelchair users such as you seem to be seeking. The majority of specialist tour providers are based in the USA (5 agencies), Canada (2 agencies), UK (1 agency and around 4 holiday/vacation based tour operators), Spain (my company Disabled ...


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Well, I was able to beat @gerrit's connection, by taking a ferry run by Naviera Armas. As of February 4th 2013, total price is 23 EUR (compared to 59 EUR for bus plus Fred Olsen): 9 EUR: Ticket for Bus 111 from Tenerife South airport to Santa Cruz Intercambiador, bought inside the bus. The bus took perhaps an hour, I didn't measure time. nothing: Walking ...


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You can take the ferry with Fred Olsen. There should be buses from Tenerife South Airport to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. From the main bus station, there are then dedicated buses to the ferry terminal, from where there are several ferries per day to Gran Canaria. The bus from the intercambiador (bus station) to the ferry terminal (a short ride) is included in ...


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Sorry for late answer. Hope this will help you somehow in future. First of all, review the official site and forum for the island. Off. site has an article about surfing: As with windsurfing, Fuerteventura has become a Mecca for surfers and boogyboarders especially during the Autmn/winter months with the advent of the large Atlantic swells. The ...


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Air temperature Most of the islands are pretty similar in climate, but Wikipedia has a great chart for temperatures of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, indicating that the average high in February is around 21 degrees Celsius, the mean temperature for the day is 18 deg, and the average low is 15 deg. You can also expect 1 in 8-10 days to have rain, on average. ...


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You need to check the details of the rental agreement, and especially the damage waivers. Likely the waiver is a policy (you mention it as insurance )which you can reclaim if you have an accident, and the company have blocked the excess off as they will charge you this if you have an accident. The way to avoid this is to make sure the deal is WITHOUT ...


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I just found out that I will be able to access the peak! By booking a night at the Altavista refuge, they let us climb to the peak in the early morning (only)! Access to the crater It is advisable to leave the refuge at about 6 am, to reach the Teide crater before dawn. When you stay overnight at Altavista del Teide Refuge, you are entitled ...


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I highly recommend visiting El Teide, the large volcano at the centre of Tenerife. It attracts visitors, but as it's quite remote, only the more adventurous bother to go there. The Teide National Park, which surrounds the volcano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cable car ride up the volcano is definitely worth a look, and the last 500 feet of walking to ...


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With regards to Tenerife: http://therealtenerife.com/ This website is devoted to the parts of Tenerife that most websites gloss over. Most people’s holidays to Tenerife tend to involve heading to the sunny, purpose built resorts of the south. However much of the rest of Tenerife is where the Canarios live, work and play; a place where traditions and ...


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Wheelmap.org can be very useful for you. It contains POIs with information wheter there are accessible for wheelchair. Here you have Canary Islands on Wheelmap (zoom in to see specific location with POIs). The biggest disadvantage of this map is that still majority of POIs are not described.


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One option appears to be a shuttle, if you would consider that. It runs from the airport to Agaete, and appears to take 1 hour and 20 minutes. At the very least, that should help give you an idea of the time it takes.


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There are two bus lines for Teide, 342 line and 348 but none of them are good for you. However, Titsa Buses are oriented to transportation, not tourism, so, Maybe the bus won't wait for you when you leave it. Some people use those lines for hiking through Las Cañadas or even to reach the peak. (Maybe this is what you want). Other options are a taxi, which I ...


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There are two reasons for the deposit. The first reason is that the deposit covers the difference repairing the damage and the cost of claiming for the damage on the insurance. To reduce premiums, Insurance policies normally have an excess amount meaning they will not pay out on the first €x of any claim. Claim for €500 with a €200 excess and they will ...


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According to the tourist site Spain-GranCanaria, you'll be fine. However, you'll need to show ID as well when you pay with such a card. The use of major credit cards is widespread among local shops, making shopping easier. This is also the easiest way of having money without having to carry large amounts of cash, which minimises the damages in case ...


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About 18 degrees Celsius, give or take: http://www.bigblueplanet.com/watersearch.jsp?Longitude=0&Latitude=0&Month=2&WaterDepth=Surface&Zoom=2 And that website seriously hurts my eyes. Somewhat more readable, but not giving historical details: http://www.sea-temperature.com/water/lanzarote/165



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