Holidays in the Canaries

A Unique Concept on Lanzarote

The Eco Village Finca de Arrieta is such a brilliant idea that we wonder why it hasn't been copied elsewhere. et in rural surroundings only 300 metres from the beach of Arrieta, it offers diverse self-catering holiday options ranging from stone-built villas and a farmhouse to authentic Mongolian yurts.

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Seven Natural Swimming Pools in Spain

We first realised the special pleasures of fresh-water swimming on Corsica, but here are seven natural swimming pools (amongst many, many others) in Spain.
In no particular order, the first on our list is the Charco Azul de Chulilla in the Los Calderones Natural Park, in the mountains behind Valencia.

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New Hotels and Villas (Mar 2023)

Finding new hotels, villas and apartments that tick all of our boxes is not always easy, but here are a few places that have been added recently. Actually they mostly reflect our move to include a few more villas and apartments to our lists.

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The Canary Islands

The seven islands of the Canaries are the tips of under-sea mountains projecting up four miles from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Each island has it's own unique character, so let's step forward and take a look.

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La Palma - After the Volcano

We thought the recent volcanic eruption on La Palma would kill tourism there stone dead. Instead, it's put La Palma on the map and more and more people want to go there.
Although the eruption was a disaster for the people and businesses that were in the direct line of the lava flows, it actually affected quite a small part of the island.

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Spanish National Parks

There are sixteen National Parks in Spain, protecting and showcasing the immense geographical and biological variety of the country. They include everything from vast mountainous areas such as the Picos de Europa or Ordesa and Monte Perdido to over 200 lakes in Aigüestores i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

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Lanzarote

The wonderful news coming from Lanzarote in the last few days is that the island is properly open-for-business. Hotels, villas and apartments can now welcome visitors back to this sun-blessed holiday island without any arduous restrictions.
The Spanish government has recognised that the Canary Islands are almost covid-free and has put the islands almost back to normal.

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12 Fabulous Beaches in Spain

Spain and the Spanish islands have some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Move away from a few over-crowded resorts and you will find places that are a match for anything you could see in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean.
White sand and turquoise water. Rugged, rocky shorelines. Long, long stretches of firm sand. And the occasional surprise.

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Sustainable Cuisine

Fast food has been with us for years, and "all inclusive" is now a growing trend. Yet wouldn't it be so much better if the emphasis was placed on slow food and sustainability? That is the view of chef Adrian Broins who told us something about agriculture and gastronomy on Tenerife.

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Lanzarote Insider Tips

Only a 4 hr flight from the UK, Lanzarote boasts balmy sunshine, cool breezes and all-year temperatures are truly tan-worthy. But it's not all about sun, Lanzarote is a unique and very special island. With the cultural delights on offer, thanks to a rich history and the artistic flair of the legendary Cesar Manrique, there is plenty to do and explore.

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