Lonely Planet Canary Islands (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero, Stuart Butler
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Lonely Planet Canary Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the cable car to the summit of Tenerife's El Teide, celebrate Carnaval with dawn-to-dusk frivolity, or catch the waves at Playa de Sotovento; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Canary Islands and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Canary Islands Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, , music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine
- Over 20 local maps
- Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Outdoor Activities, and Travel With Children
- Coverage of La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Geria, Tahiche, Santa Maria de Guia, La Oliva, El Teide, La Laguna, and more
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero, and Stuart Butler.
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Imperial Playa HOTEL €€ (928 46 88 54; www.nh-hoteles.com; Calle Ferreras 1; s/d €100/120; ) The lobby here sets the tone with its black tubular lamps, chocolate-brown paintwork, sage-green sofas and a magnificently quirky version of Velázquez’ Las Meninas executed in colourful tiles. The rooms are perfectly coordinated with their striped navy-blue-and-white curtains and fabrics coupled with cool, pale parquet floors. The terraces overlook the harbour. Around Las Palmas AGÜIMES Hotel Rural
Dinner is served late at home, generally from around 9pm, while restaurants will normally open up at 8pm and serve until 11pm or later, especially in the tourist resorts. At-home dinners tend to be light for locals, but on weekends and special occasions they eat out with gusto. Snacks are an important part of the Spanish culinary heritage. You can usually pick up a quick bite to eat to tide you over until the main meal times swing around. Standard snacks (meriendas) include tapas and bocadillos.
in any doubt, ask ¿Es potable el agua (de grifo)? (Is the (tap) water drinkable?). Do not drink from lakes as it may contain bacteria or viruses that can cause diarrhoea or vomiting. Insurance A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems and cancellation or delays to your travel arrangements is a good idea. Paying for your ticket with a credit card can often provide limited travel-accident insurance and you may be able to reclaim the payment if the operator doesn’t
Macabeo C4 Entertainment 20 Teatro Pérez Galdós D3 Shopping 21 Fedac B2 22 Librerfa del Cab lido Insular de Gran Canarfa C3 VEGUETA & TRIANA This is the most historic and architecturally rich city district with traditional colonial buildings and enticing hidden courtyards. Take the time to stroll the streets, ducking into the atmospheric bars and restaurants along the way. Casa-Museo de Colón MUSEUM (www.casadecolon.com; Calle Colón 1; admission free; 9am-7pm Mon-Fri, to 6pm Sat, to
for Atlantis, it must have been because of places like Punta de Teno. It’s what daydreams are made of – waves crashing against a black, volcanic beach, solitary mountains rising like giants in the background, the constant whisper of lizards scurrying in the brush… This beautiful spot, the most northwestern on the island, is no secret. But it still has a wild charm that the visitors can’t take away. You can fish off the point, splash along the rocky coast or just absorb the view. Think twice