Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Carnary Islands
Say hi to my quest blogger, Nikolai Rudenko, a freelancer in advertising and marketing who enjoys travel and photography and sharing experiences with friends Please enjoy his travel post on The Canary Islands, with information about Lanzarote and Tenerife. It sure makes me want to pack my bags and head out for some adventure. Look at those views!
The Canary Islands: Top Outdoor Excursions
If you’re looking for a summer break that involves more than just lazing on a perfectly formed beach, the Canary Islands would be the perfect choice for package holidays in the sun. While they’re certainly inundated with fabulous beaches, they also have plenty of outdoor excursions on offer which will bring you closer to the vast and breathtaking landscapes of these volcanic isles. Whichever Canary Island you choose to base your holiday on, there’ll be an outdoors adventure for you.
Lanzarote: Timanfaya National Park
Located on the southwest coast of the island, the Timanfaya National Park is a sight to behold. While you may be used to its beaches, watersports and tourist-clad resorts, a short coach ride will bring you closer to a side of Lanzarote you have never witnessed before.
While there hasn’t been any major volcanic activity recently, its volcanic past can be seen clearly as you cast your eyes over the barren landscape, with steam geysers being of particular interest to tourists.
Tenerife: Mount Teide
Mount Teide is a volcano in the heart of Tenerife’s Teide National Park. Considered to be sacred to the island’s aboriginal people, the volcano can be reached via public road, with a cable car ride taking avid visitors to its summit.
Gran Canaria: Maspalomas Sand Dunes
Located in the popular resort of Maspalomas on the south coast of the island, these sand dunes are vast, expansive and well worth a visit. Choose to explore them via a unique camel ride, or hop on a dune buggy to kick up some sand dust for an exhilarating trip!
Alternatively, the island of Fuerteventura was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, and provides plenty of fabulous outdoor excursions including the unique black sand beach at Ajuy. Wherever you choose, you can be sure to be within easy reach of memorable outdoor adventures that will add another facet to your Canary Island break.
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