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Questions tagged [canary-islands]

Canary Islands, or "the Canaries", a Spanish archipelago some 62 miles to the west of Morocco, in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Parking at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

We are thinking about booking a hotel 500 m from the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. But the problem is that the hotel doesn’t have parking and we will be going there by car. So my questions ...
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Entering Canary Islands with Multi Schengen Visa issued by The Netherlands [duplicate]

We live in Amsterdam and i am married to a Russian that also has a dutch paspoort. We applied for a Multi Schengen visa for her parents. The both got it for 4 and mom for 5 years. They traveled to ...
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What's the meaning of the sign “Broken white line only marks the centre of the road”?

In Tenerife, on the road TF-21 near the Teide volcano, I've seen this sign: It reads, both in Spanish and English: ATENCIÓN Linea discontinua solo indica eje carretera WARNING Broken ...
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Can I filter the tap water in Lanzarote for drinking?

I have read that the tap water in Lanzarote is not drinkable because it has an unpleasant taste, and may have been stored in an underground tank for some time before it comes out of the tap. Several ...
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Canary Islands Visa Requirements

I am a non EU Passport holder but a resident in the UK. What are the visa requirements to visit Canary Islands as a tourist with my family?
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Are campsites always free on Canary Islands?

A few years ago I was on Gran Canaria and I was sleeping in a campsite, which was (I believe) run by the local government. It was super good quality and totally free and not crowded (it was April). ...
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On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?

We are planning a two-night trip to the Canary Islands. The cheapest options include Lanzarote and Las Palmas for flights. Travel dates are last week of November, so I guess weather should be okay. I ...
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Transport from Canary Islands to Casablanca? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding transportation from Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands to Casablanca Morocco, for November. The flights I've seen take twenty-something hours because of stops in other ...
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Is there a charge for mountain rescue in Spain (Canary Islands)?

I am going on holiday to Tenerife and La Palma, and planning to do some hiking in the mountains. Nothing unusual, sticking to marked trails. When looking for travel insurance many of the mainstream ...
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Do the Canary Islands always have high waves?

We are considering to travel to the Canary Islands for the holidays, mainly to visit the seaside. Since we have a one-year-old toddler, we are interested in beaches which tend to have a low wave ...
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Can someone help me identify where this rock is located in Lanzarote?

Several years ago, I drove around Lanzarote, and came across this strange rock, but I cannot remember why. Can someone identify where it is?
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How can I go from Canary Islands to the Caribbean by sea in October?

Is there any commercial boat? I'm thinking in moving there but I have 2 dogs, one of the survival of filaria, 12 years old, and I'm afraid that if I go by airplane she can die. Flying has many risks ...
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Are there car rental companies in Tenerife which allow taking the car to neighboring islands?

Researching car rental options in Tenerife, I was surprised to find out most apparently ban ferry-hoping between islands, even though all of them are within Spain and the Schengen area. E.g. this ...
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Why are there so many well-kept ancient VW pick-ups on La Palma? [closed]

I've been recently on the beautiful island of La Palma, and in the rural areas, I noticed a considerable number of similarly-styled cars (same grey, all pick-ups), namely VW T2 pick-ups, which looked ...
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Canary Islands, Tenerife unlimited data SIM [closed]

I am going on holiday to Tenerife (Canary Islands), I already have two MiFi dongles and only need a SIM. What are cheapest unlimited (or large) data deals in Tenerife for a week?
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Can anybody recommend some organic farms for volunteering on the Canary Islands? [closed]

The coming two years I will combine studying (permaculture) and backpacking through Europe while volunteering on organic farms. Can anyone recommend some farms on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands?
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Which Beaches in the Canary Islands are Closed Due to the Oleg Naydenov Oil Spill? [closed]

I am posting this wondering if anyone knows which beaches are now closed if any due to the wreckage of the Oleg Naydenov ship. See this website for information about the spill if your wondering. I ...
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Car rental deposit €730 for 24h in a small car?

For the first time ever I rented a small car (I think it was an old Citroën C3 with lots of scratches) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for less than 24h. I only paid €22.97 for the rental (including ...
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Tenerife South Airport to Teide

Tenerife South is the biggest airport in the Canary Islands, and Teide is them most popular tourist attraction, so it would be very useful if the internet had information to offer as to how to get ...
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Are prepaid credit cards widely accepted in Gran Canaria?

I am thinking about getting a prepaid credit card for my trip in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Are these widely accepted in the region?
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Accessing the Mount Teide summit when all 200 permits per day are already booked

We are going on a trip to the Canary Islands and we would not like to miss accessing the Mount Teide summit, but: Access to the summit itself is restricted; a free permit is required to climb the ...
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Where can I find authentic areas in Canary islands? [closed]

I am going on a trip to the Canary Islands and I have heard that it is quite commercial in some areas. Does anyone know of the authentic and more "virgin" regions, "off the beaten track," ...
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Services to help disabled travelers when travelling, eg with accommodation in Canary Islands and travel from Russia

I'm disabled, from Russia. And I'm planning to travel in the future as much as I can. I'm seeking companies, services, which can to help me with accommodation, because I'm a wheelchair user. Maybe ...
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Tenerife South Airport to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by public transport

What's the cheapest option other than flying?
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Where can I find the duration of a bus trip on Gran Canaria?

On 21 December, I will travel by bus from Aeropuerto Gran Canaria via Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Agaete/Puerto de Las Nieves. I found timetables for buses on Gran Canaria and I found out I need to ...
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Fuerteventura surfing and quiet romantic accommodation [closed]

My partner and I are looking to go surfing in Fuerteventura in November and we're looking for recommendations for a surf school and accommodation. We'd like to be able to sit in the evenings, listen ...
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How warm is the sea in Lanzarote in the Canaries in February?

I'll be in Lanzarote in February. I've been there in high summer when of course it was very hot but what's the sea temperature like in February?
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Transit between ferries on Tenerife

I'm planning to take a ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife and then Tenerife to La Palma on 21 December. The ferry from Gran Canaria arrives at Tenerife 17:00, and the ferry to La Palma departs at 19:...