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Day trip to Tenerife?

Day trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife (‘the island of eternal spring’) is the largest of the Canary Islands and the most populated island of Spain. The killer whales at Loco Parque, Siam Park and Aqualand Water Park will keep the kids entertained for the whole day. Almost guaranteed sunshire (up to 11 hours per day) attracts about 5 million tourists per annum and is home to almost 1 million residents.

Gran Canaria Beauty Spots

Canarian pine stands out against the stark black landscape of Gran Canaria’s most recent, yet long extinct, volcano. Its last eruption some 3,000 years ago left a deep and arresting crater, the Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar.

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Gran Canaria Museums

Take a fascinating journey through the history of navigation and the discovery of America in one of Gran Canaria’s most attractive buildings.

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Puerto de las Nieves

The lack of major maritime traffic has allowed the enchanting harbour, with its uniform low, white-and-blue houses, to retain its charm. Today it is important as the main departure point for Tenerife. Hundreds of visitors pass through the village, but it merits more than a cursory glance through the bus window en route to the ferry.

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Top Gran Canaria Guanche Sites

Cueva Pintada In 1860, a local farmer stumbled across this painted cave, uncovering probably the most important archeological find – and certainly the finest set of aboriginal paintings – in the whole archipelago. In July 2006, after more than 20 years, the Cueva Pintada reopened to the public. Only a limited number of visitors are […]

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Gran Canaria Churches

Extending across 7,000 sq m (75,000 sq ft), the capital’s cathedral is an impressive blend of architectural styles. Some important Lujan Perez sculptures and remnants of the original Gothic structure can be seen inside.

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Caldera de Bandama

The Guanches considered this crater of an extinct volcano a fine place to live. When Dutch businessman Daniel Van Damme visited in the early 16th century, he spotted the fertile land’s potential and planted vines here. Grateful for the tip, locals named the gaping hole after the Dutchman. The perfectly formed crater covers 326 ha (806 acres), and gained protected status in 1994. Often overlooked b locals and tourists alike, it’s a stunning sight and a wonderful place for spotting native flora, or just enjoying the utter silence.

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Top Hikes and Drives in Gran Canaria

Break up this winding drive with stops at quaint publos Temisas and Fataga, and at the mirador (viewpoint) on the road to Maspalomas. A detour takes you to the La Sorrueda reservoir and on to the Portaleza de Ansite.

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Top Kid’s Days Out in Gran Canaria

The Chamoriscan provides a marvellous setting for this tropical paradise, home to primates, reptiles and countless exotic birds. Regular shows feature bike-riding parrots and enormous birds of prey. Calmer options include the aquarium, butterfly house and a large walk-through birdcage. Don’t miss the mini-farm where children can pet very well cared-for animals.

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Aqualand – Gran Canaria

Enjoy an array of thrills and spills on this water attraction theme park, fun for all the family. Enjoy and experience a variety of water slides of all shapes and sizes, from adrenaline rushes to moments of relax whilst watching the little ones enjoy themselves at their very own water playground, Children’s Paradise, Aqualand has something for everyone, including a high dive attraction by professional high divers.

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