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Thousands more evacuated as Tenerife fire rages on Spain’s Canary Islands

Flares are seen on the horizon as the fire advances through the forest toward the town of La Laguna and Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Firefighters have battled through the night to try to bring under control the worst wildfire in decades on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, a major tourist destination. The fire in the north of the island started Tuesday night and has forced the evacuation or confinement of nearly 8,000 people. Regional officials say Friday's efforts will be crucial in containing the fire. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

Flares are seen on the horizon as the fire advances through the forest toward the town of La Laguna and Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Firefighters have battled through the night to try to bring under control the worst wildfire in decades on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, a major tourist destination. The fire in the north of the island started Tuesday night and has forced the evacuation or confinement of nearly 8,000 people. Regional officials say Friday’s efforts will be crucial in containing the fire. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

Emergency crews and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire advancing through the forest in La Orotava in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Firefighters have battled through the night to try to bring under control the worst wildfire in decades on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, a major tourist destination. The fire in the north of the island started Tuesday night and has forced the evacuation or confinement of nearly 8,000 people. Regional officials say Friday’s efforts will be crucial in containing the fire. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

Fire advances through the forest in La Orotava in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Firefighters have battled through the night to try to bring under control the worst wildfire in decades on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, a major tourist destination. The fire in the north of the island started Tuesday night and has forced the evacuation or confinement of nearly 8,000 people. Regional officials say Friday’s efforts will be crucial in containing the fire. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

A helicopter drops water on the flames as the fire advances through the forest toward the town of Pinolere in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Thousands more residents of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands have fled their homes as a wildfire that authorities deemed “our of control” raged on for a fourth day. The regional government for the Canary Islands said that 4,000 more people were ordered to evacuate on Saturday. Those were in addition to the 4,500 people who on Friday were forced to move out of danger’s way. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

Local residents sit after fleeing their home as the fire advances toward La Orotava in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. Thousands more residents of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands have fled their homes as a wildfire that authorities deemed “our of control” raged on for a fourth day. The regional government for the Canary Islands said that 4,000 more people were ordered to evacuate on Saturday. Those were in addition to the 4,500 people who on Friday were forced to move out of danger’s way. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

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SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands (AP) — Thousands more residents of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands have fled their homes as a wildfire that authorities deemed “out of control” raged on for a fourth day.

The regional government for the Canary Islands said that 4,000 more people were ordered to evacuate on Saturday. Those were in addition to the 4,500 people who on Friday were forced to move out of harm’s way on the Atlantic island that is home to around a million people and is also a popular tourist destination.

That figure of more than 8,000 evacuees is expected to rise, and perhaps sharply.

The Canary Islands have been in drought for most of the past few years, just like most of mainland Spain. The islands have recorded below-average rainfall in recent years because of changing weather patterns impacted by climate change.

European Union officials have blamed climate change for the increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires in Europe , noting that 2022 was the second-worst year for wildfire damage on record after 2017.

Greek authorities on Saturday evacuated eight villages near the northeastern border with Turkey, where a large summer wildfire was burning out of control, whipped up by high winds.

FILE - Abraham "Snake" Ah Hee, one of the first crew members of Hokulea - the Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, looks at the ocean at Launipoko Beach Park on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Hawaii authorities said Thursday, April 11, 2024, that coastal waters off the wildfire-stricken town of Lahaina pose no significant risk to human health and it’s safe to surf and swim there. (AP Photo/Mengshin Lin, File)

The Tenerife fire comes as Spain’s mainland is bracing for another heat wave. Spain’s state weather service issued a warning Saturday that temperatures would be on the rise in the coming days, hitting 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in parts of the mainland.

Spain had a record-hot 2022 and is setting new heat records this year amid a prolonged drought that has authorities on alert for wildfires.

Emergency services for the Canary Islands said later that the number of evacuees “could surpass 26,000” according to provisional calculations based on the island’s census. The service added that all those people who needed somewhere to take refuge would be directed to shelters.

The regional government said that “the fire is beyond our capacity to extinguish it” due to hot and dry conditions and high winds that have fanned the huge flames. Firefighters have been unable to establish a perimeter around the blaze that has consumed at least 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres)

“We have never seen a fire of this dimension on the Canary Islands,” the island’s governor, Rosa Dávila, said.

No injuries have been reported since the fire broke out late on Tuesday.

Some 265 firefighters battled the blaze with the help of 19 aircraft, which included units from the mainland sent to help. More reinforcements are on the way, the central government said.

The fire is located in a steep and craggy mountain area with pine trees, with several municipalities on its flanks. Access for firefighters is extremely difficult.

The regional chief of the archipelago, Fernando Clavijo, said that police are investigating the cause of the fire.

The seven-island archipelago is located off the northwest coast of Africa and southwest of mainland Spain. At their nearest point, the islands are 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Morocco.

More than 2,000 people were evacuated in a wildfire on the nearby La Palma island last month that affected some 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres).

According to the European Forest Fire Information System, Spain heads the list of EU countries affected by wildfires so far this year, with 75,000 hectares (185,000 acres) burned, ahead of Italy and Greece.

Spain accounted for almost 40% of the nearly 800,00 hectares (2 million acres) burned in the European Union in 2022, the EU agency said.

Joseph Wilson reported from Barcelona.

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October Heatwave: Tenerife Records Unprecedented 39.4ºC

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Spain authorizes the import of potatoes from the UK to the Canary Islands

Spain authorizes the import of potatoes from the UK to the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain has reported that it authorized the import of potatoes from the United Kingdom to the Canary Islands.

French tourism in the Canary Islands grows by 33% compared to pre pandemic numbers

French tourism in the Canary Islands grows by 33% compared to pre pandemic numbers

The Canary Islands Tourism Board attended the French Grand Pavois nautical fair, held in the important Atlantic port of La Rochelle (southwest coast of France), where it highlighted the great growth that the French market has experienced in the archipelago since 2010.

Fuerteventura Tourist Board is collaborating with British Airways Holidays to consolidate the route with London

Fuerteventura Tourist Board is collaborating with British Airways Holidays to consolidate the route with London

The Minister of Tourism, Marlene Figueroa, has met with the Executive of the tour operator British Airways Holidays, Hannah Sheehan, to establish and develop lines of collaboration that allow the strengthening and expansion of regular air connectivity with the British market, one of Fuerteventura's main strategic commitments in regards to the upcoming winter.

Harriet, the young mother injured in the Corralejo car crash, is now back home

Harriet, the young mother injured in the Corralejo car crash, is now back home

After being injured in a tragic car crash in Corralejo a few weeks ago, Harriet is now back home in England thanks to the donations received from people who responded to the call made by her family.

Fuerteventura Reggae Festival celebrates its 7th edition

Fuerteventura Reggae Festival celebrates its 7th edition

The 7th edition of Fuerteventura Reggae Festival 2023 is almost here! The event will be celebrated between 22 - 24 September, 2023.

Partially sunken boat near Los Lobos to be transferred as soon as sea conditions allow it

Partially sunken boat near Los Lobos to be transferred as soon as sea conditions allow it

An accident occurred on Saturday morning in front of La Concha beach on the island of Los Lobos, which involved a passenger ship, El Majorero, that remained half-sunk in that area.

Summer 2023 was the hottest in the Canary Islands since records began

Summer 2023 was the hottest in the Canary Islands since records began

Aemet, The State Meteorological Agency, announced that the Canary Islands registered the hottest summer season since records began.

End of Summer Festival in Playa Honda - Fin de Verano 2023 Playa Honda, Lanzarote

End of Summer Festival in Playa Honda - Fin de Verano 2023 Playa Honda, Lanzarote

The mayor of San Bartolomé, Isidro Pérez, highlights that this festival which found its origin decades ago thanks to the initiative of a group of families and friends from this town “have managed to consolidate themselves on the island as one of the most anticipated festive events. every year".

CINEMA will be theme for the 2024 Carnival in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

CINEMA will be theme for the 2024 Carnival in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

La Oliva City Council informs the online voting regarding the theme of next year's carnival in Corralejo has ended and 581 have participated.

10 million air seats scheduled to the Canary Islands for 2023/2024 winter season

10 million air seats scheduled to the Canary Islands for 2023/2024 winter season

The Minister of Tourism and Employment, Jéssica de León, stated yesterday in the Parliament of the Canary Islands that the data regarding tourist activity for the upcoming winter season is “very positive”, with almost 10 million scheduled air seats to the islands, and an increase in bookings.

Spanish airports break record with almost 30 million passengers in August

Spanish airports break record with almost 30 million passengers in August

Airports in the Aena network in Spain closed the month of August 2023 with a historical passenger record: 29,890,357, 9.5% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.4% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, the previous record year.

Canary Islands, once again most popular winter destination for German tourists

Canary Islands, once again most popular winter destination for German tourists

TUI, Germany's largest tour operator, has had a successful summer and is looking forward to a strong winter demand: all of TUI's top destinations are currently significantly up in terms of trips from November, reported Stefan Baumert CEO at TUI Germany, during a press event at the TUI branch in Berlin.

August 2023 in the Canary Islands, the hottest since 1961

August 2023 in the Canary Islands, the hottest since 1961

According to Aemet, August 2023 was the hottest month of August since records began in the Canary Islands in 1962.

Lanzarote reports highest occupancy levels in the Canary Islands in July

Lanzarote reports highest occupancy levels in the Canary Islands in July

Cabildo de Lanzarote highlights the consolidation of good data regarding tourism on the island, with occupancy levels that continued to be the highest in the Canary Islands during the month of July.

Lidl requests a license for a new store in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Lidl requests a license for a new store in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Lidl has applied for a business license authorization to open a new store on Calle Piteras in Costa Teguise on the island of Lanzarote.

11 people drowned in the Canary Islands in July and August this year

11 people drowned in the Canary Islands in July and August this year

The prevention platform "Canarias 1.500 Km de Costa" announced that 11 people have drowned during the months of July and August of this year in the Canary Islands archipelago, a figure that is 18% less than in the same period of 2022.

Canary Islands welcomed 7.9 million international tourists until the end of July

Canary Islands welcomed 7.9 million international tourists until the end of July

The Canary Islands welcomed a total of 7.9 million international tourists in the first seven months of the year, which is 16.3% more than in the same period of the previous year, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Sunbeds, umbrellas and kiosks should return to Corralejo beaches in October

Sunbeds, umbrellas and kiosks should return to Corralejo beaches in October

According to Canarias7, it is expected that in October the City Council of La Oliva in Fuerteventura will award the exploitation of 1,400 sunbeds and 700 umbrellas on several beaches in Corralejo.

Eight people injured, five of them seriously, after the tragic car crash in Corralejo

Eight people injured, five of them seriously, after the tragic car crash in Corralejo

According to a report from the Government of the Canary Islands, eight people have been injured in an accident that occurred this Thursday on Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in the town of Corralejo, in Fuerteventura, when a vehicle crashed into the terrace of a bar.

Awareness campaign on Popcorn Beach in Fuerteventura to help preserve the rhodolites

Awareness campaign on Popcorn Beach in Fuerteventura to help preserve the rhodolites

La Oliva City Council continues with the implementation of the environmental information service in various parts of the municipality, also focusing on Playa del Mejillón, located between the towns of Majanicho and Corralejo.

Car crashes into a terrace and a shop in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Car crashes into a terrace and a shop in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

A car crashed into a terrace from a bar and a shop on Avenida Nuestra Senora del Carmen this Thursday, August 31, 2023.

New rescue equipment to improve beach safety in La Oliva, Fuerteventura

New rescue equipment to improve beach safety in La Oliva, Fuerteventura

La Oliva City Council reinforces its commitment to beach safety by acquiring a new water rescue vehicle. This measure aims to improve rescue operations at sea and guarantee the safety of visitors and residents who enjoy the beaches of the municipality.

Fuerteventura firefighters and emergency personnel return home after helping in the battle against the fire in Tenerife

Fuerteventura firefighters and emergency personnel return home after helping in the battle against the fire in Tenerife

The emergency personnel team sent to Tenerife from Fuerteventura returned to the island yesterday after helping to extinguish the fire declared in Tenerife a week ago.

Tenerife fire is close to being stabilized, after eight days of titanic fight

Tenerife fire is close to being stabilized, after eight days of titanic fight

The fire in Tenerife is evolving favorably towards its stabilization after eight days of titanic fight against the fire, although the technicians ask for caution in the face of the high temperatures and the extension of the perimeter since reactivations are still possible.

Evacuated residents might soon return home, as Tenerife fire enters a favorable scenario

Evacuated residents might soon return home, as Tenerife fire enters a favorable scenario

The Minister of Territorial Policy and Head of Emergencies, Manuel Miranda, announced today that last night was the calmest since the start of the fire, with no surprises that prevented the firefighting teams from working as planned and that the scenario is favorable, which allows to start the de-escalation so that the evacuated population can return to their homes in safe conditions.

Over 17 million Euros investments to improve Fuerteventura as a tourist destination

Over 17 million Euros investments to improve Fuerteventura as a tourist destination

The President of the Island Council, Lola García, and the Minister of Tourism, Blue Economy and Biosphere Reserve, Marlene Figueroa, received the Minister of Tourism and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, Jéssica de León to hold a working meeting with the six municipalities of the Island.

Vote online to choose the theme for the 2023 Carnival in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Vote online to choose the theme for the 2023 Carnival in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

The municipality of La Oliva is preparing for a new edition of the already traditional Corralejo Carnival and, as every year, the community has the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the festivities. The La Oliva City Council announces the start of the voting period to select the allegory that will adorn the Carnival 2024 celebrations. The Carnival Council, in a recent meeting held together with the Councilor for Celebrations, Omaira Saavedra, made a selection of four allegorical concepts that reflect the diverse and dynamic essence of Carnival.

Battle against Tenerife wildfire improves, but the fire remains impossible to control

Battle against Tenerife wildfire improves, but the fire remains impossible to control

The conditions of the fire in Tenerife improved on Sunday, but it is still active, with great potential, which makes it impossible to control it, so it is necessary to continue acting on all fronts.

Fire advances through the north of Tenerife, with 12,279 people evacuated

Fire advances through the north of Tenerife, with 12,279 people evacuated

The evolution of the fire has forced new evacuations in the municipality of Tacoronte, due to the reactivation of new fires and more evacuations are still possible.

Man from Fuerteventura manages to rescue a whale trapped by ropes

Man from Fuerteventura manages to rescue a whale trapped by ropes

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Environment area, which is directed by Carlos Rodríguez, wants to thank the citizen César Espino for his act of courage in rescuing a whale in distress in waters near the coasts of Fuerteventura.

Tenerife wildfire, the most complicated one in 40 years in the Canary Islands

Tenerife wildfire, the most complicated one in 40 years in the Canary Islands

The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, indicated at a press conference that, to his regret, this is "the most complicated fire in the last 40 years in the Canary Islands."

Tenerife wildfire continues to spread, so all access roads to Teide are currently closed

Tenerife wildfire continues to spread, so all access roads to Teide are currently closed

The forest fire in Tenerife has devastated an area of ​​more than 2,600 hectares and has a perimeter of 32 kilometers, affecting the municipalities of Arafo, Candelaria, Santa Úrsula, La Victoria, El Rosario and La Orotava.

Tenerife wildfire now out of control, with over 1,800 hectares of forest devastated

Tenerife wildfire now out of control, with over 1,800 hectares of forest devastated

The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, stated last night that “the fire in Tenerife is out of control and that the scenario is not positive.

Forest fire declared in Tenerife reaches Level 2 severity and leads to preventive evacuations

Forest fire declared in Tenerife reaches Level 2 severity and leads to preventive evacuations

The forest fire that was declared last night in Tenerife affects the municipalities of Arafo and Candelaria.

Gran Canaria registered the second highest temperature in Spain: 45.1°C

Gran Canaria registered the second highest temperature in Spain: 45.1°C

On Friday, August 11, Gran Canaria, more specifically Maspalomas, registered the second-highest temperature in Spain at 45.1°C.

Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria under red alert, as temperatures could reach 40ºC

Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria under red alert, as temperatures could reach 40ºC

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated the warnings activated in regard to the heatwave in the Canary Islands. Specifically, it has established new red notices for Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and parts of La Palma, in addition to extending orange notices to areas of Tenerife and La Palma as well.

Canary Islands under alert for high temperatures and calima over the next several days

Canary Islands under alert for high temperatures and calima over the next several days

The Government of the Canary Islands declared a situation of maximum alert due to the risk of forest fires in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria from 00:00 on August 10, due to the extremely high temperatures expected.

Canary Islands heatwave: Red alerts issued in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote

Canary Islands heatwave: Red alerts issued in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Public Health, activated several red, orange and yellow alerts in different municipalities in the archipelago.

Fiestas de El Cotillo 2023 - in Honour of Ntra. Señora del Buen Viaje

Fiestas de El Cotillo 2023 - in Honour of Ntra. Señora del Buen Viaje

The coastal town of El Cotillo, in the municipality of La Oliva, will celebrate this month its patron saint festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje.

Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2023 - Bavarian Week

Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2023 - Bavarian Week

Looking for great beer and a party atmosphere during your holiday? Look no further and come to this exciting event in Tenerife - Oktoberfest 2020 in Puerto de la Cruz, an event that the town has been celebrating since 1973.

Tenerife launches new marketing campaign targeting 10 million Germans

Tenerife launches new marketing campaign targeting 10 million Germans

Turismo de Tenerife, in collaboration with meinReisebüro24, launches a campaign meant to attract potential German travelers through video projections in the stations of Hamburg and Munich.

New restaurant opening in Arguineguin on Playa del Perchel

New restaurant opening in Arguineguin on Playa del Perchel

A new frontline restaurant called "La Chirina" recently opened its doors on the recently renovated beach in Arguineguin, in the municipality of Mogan, on the island of Gran Canaria.

Hot weekend ahead in the Canary Islands: Gran Canaria under red alert due to excessive heat

Hot weekend ahead in the Canary Islands: Gran Canaria under red alert due to excessive heat

The Ministry of Health announced this Friday that the Government of the Canary Islands has decreed a red notice due to high temperatures in several municipalities located in the summit and southeast areas of the island of Gran Canaria.

Canary Islands report a 14% rise in tourist numbers during the first 6 months of 2023

Canary Islands report a 14% rise in tourist numbers during the first 6 months of 2023

The Canary Islands have experienced an increase in tourists staying in hotels and apartments and their overnight stays, which have in turn generated an increase in employment and turnover.

Kids' Summer Party on the beach today in Caleta de Fuste

Kids' Summer Party on the beach today in Caleta de Fuste

This Friday, July 28, a new Children's Party will take place on the beach from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the protagonists will be the young talents who will take the stage.

Noche Blanca 2023 in Teguise: Experience local culture and music in Lanzarote

Noche Blanca 2023 in Teguise: Experience local culture and music in Lanzarote

La Noche Blanca de Teguise (Teguise's White Night) will turn the street and various public buildings into the largest cultural event on the island.

Gran Canaria wildfire almost stabilized, with 280 hectares affected

Gran Canaria wildfire almost stabilized, with 280 hectares affected

According to the authorities, the wildfire in Gran Canaria currently affects over 280 hectares, but it is close to being stabilized after all the work done last night and this morning.

Wildfire in Gran Canaria reaches Pico de las Nieves

Wildfire in Gran Canaria reaches Pico de las Nieves

Cabildo de Gran Canaria announced that a wildfire was detected today in Gran Canaria in the area of Cortijo de Huertas, within the municipality of Tejeda, which has already reached the fence that delimits the facilities of the EVA 21 Aerial Surveillance Squadron of Pico de Las Nieves.

Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen 2023 in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen 2023 in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

On Saturday, July 12, the maritime procession and the Antonio José concert will take place, while Los Sabandeños will perform on Sunday before the fireworks.

Costa de Antigua events this weekend: Fiesta in honor of Santiago Apostol 2023

Costa de Antigua events this weekend: Fiesta in honor of Santiago Apostol 2023

Costa de Antigua Festivities in honor of Santiago Apóstol will begin on July 21st.

Lanzarote expands marketing actions to attract more tourism from US and South Korea

Lanzarote expands marketing actions to attract more tourism from US and South Korea

Lanzarote promotes its differentiated offer in marketing actions with South Korea and the United States.

Sunbeds and umbrellas are finally back on Corralejo Grandes Playas

Sunbeds and umbrellas are finally back on Corralejo Grandes Playas

The La Oliva City Council is implementing measures to provisionally unblock the sunbeds and umbrellas service in the Grandes Playas hotel zone. These actions are carried out with the aim of meeting the needs of tourists and guaranteeing a quality tourist experience in this popular coastal area.

Fuerteventura General Hospital performed its first vascular surgery bypass

Fuerteventura General Hospital performed its first vascular surgery bypass

The General Hospital of Fuerteventura, a center attached to the Health Department of the Government of the Canary Islands, recently carried out the first bypass in the area of ​​vascular surgery.

Evacuated residents allowed to return home, due to a favorable evolution of La Palma wildfire

Evacuated residents allowed to return home, due to a favorable evolution of La Palma wildfire

The favorable evolution of the wildfire in La Palma has led the Government of the Canary Islands to authorize the return to their homes of most of the 4,000 residents initially evicted from that area that includes the town of Tijarafe and almost the entire municipality of Puntagorda.

La Palma wildfire affects 4,500 hectares and more than 2,000 residents had to be evicted

La Palma wildfire affects 4,500 hectares and more than 2,000 residents had to be evicted

The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, informed the media that the fire in La Palma, which affects the municipalities of Tijarafe, Puntagorda and Garafía, is now considered out of control.

A hotel in Costa Calma, the first in Fuerteventura with the International Symbol of Accessibility

A hotel in Costa Calma, the first in Fuerteventura with the International Symbol of Accessibility

The Taimar Hotel in Costa Calma has received the distinction of the International Symbol of Accessibility from the Government of the Canary Islands, becoming the first in Fuerteventura and one of the few in the world to have this recognition that rewards the absence of barriers, both physical and communication in public spaces.

Calima and yellow heat warning in the Canary Islands this week

Calima and yellow heat warning in the Canary Islands this week

Aemet has activated the yellow-level warnings for high temperatures starting from this Tuesday in the Canary Islands. The high temperatures will be caused by the arrival of an air mass from the Sahara that is already affecting the Peninsula.

Canary Islands rank as second most visited region of Spain in 2023 so far

Canary Islands rank as second most visited region of Spain in 2023 so far

Spain received the visit of 8.2 million international tourists in May, 18% more than in the same period of 2022 and 4% more than in May 2019.

Masks no longer mandatory in hospitals and pharmacies across Spain

Masks no longer mandatory in hospitals and pharmacies across Spain

The Council of Ministers will approve today the Royal Decree that ends the mandatory use of masks in health centers, hospitals, pharmacies and social health centers in Spain.

First KFC in Fuerteventura opened its doors in Corralejo

First KFC in Fuerteventura opened its doors in Corralejo

KFC marked its arrival in Fuerteventura with the opening of its first restaurant, located in Corralejo, which opened its doors on June 30th.

High temperature alerts activated in the Canary Islands this week

High temperature alerts activated in the Canary Islands this week

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) issued a yellow warning for Tuesday for the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and an orange warning for Gran Canaria due to the high temperatures that will be recorded throughout the day.

Heatwave expected in the Canary Islands from Sunday

Heatwave expected in the Canary Islands from Sunday

According to Aemet, a mass of warm air from North Africa is about to hit Peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands over the next few days, and the Canary Islands starting next week, when temperatures will rise significantly.

Canary Islands congratulate Manchester City for winning Champions League with a giant billboard in the city center

Canary Islands congratulate Manchester City for winning Champions League with a giant billboard in the city center

The Ministry of Tourism in the Canary Islands congratulates the British football team and its fans, known for the color of their clothing as the 'sky blues', while pointing out that the Canaries also have the best "blue skies" in Europe.

Concerts and bonfires in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, for San Juan night 2023

Concerts and bonfires in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, for San Juan night 2023

The Yaiza City Council encourages residents and visitors alike to enjoy the musical performances of the groups Inerxia and Sin Cobertura scheduled for Friday, June 23.

Canary Islands to experience a hotter than normal summer according to Aemet

Canary Islands to experience a hotter than normal summer according to Aemet

According to Aemet (the State Meteorological Agency) forecasts, there's a probability of over 70% that this summer will be warmer than normal in the Canary Islands.

Siam Park ranked as no. 1 water park in the world for ninth time in a row

Siam Park ranked as no. 1 water park in the world for ninth time in a row

Siam Park in Tenerife has been recognized for the ninth time in a row as the best water park in the world, according to Tripadvisor, based on votes and reviews left by users, within the Traveller's Choice Awards.

Primark store in Lanzarote will open on June 22

Primark store in Lanzarote will open on June 22

The long-awaited moment for many Lanzarote residents and visitors alike is almost here, with less than two days left until the opening of the Primark store in Lanzarote's capital, Arrecife.

Turtle Nursery in Morro Jable, Fuerteventura, reopens on June 15

Turtle Nursery in Morro Jable, Fuerteventura, reopens on June 15

Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, makes available to the public the entry tickets for visits to the Sea Turtle Recovery and Conservation Center, located in the port of Morro Jable, starting next 15 of June.

Orange warnings activated in Tenerife and La Palma due to storm Oscar

Orange warnings activated in Tenerife and La Palma due to storm Oscar

Aemet has activated the orange alert for the summit and west of La Palma and north of Tenerife due to maximum gusts that could reach 90 km/h.

Storm Oscar to cause heavy rain and wind in the Canaries from Tuesday

Storm Oscar to cause heavy rain and wind in the Canaries from Tuesday

Storm Oscar, as it is now named by Aemet, Spain's Meteorology Agency, will leave intense rains and winds in the Canary Islands, mainly in the western islands.

Rare June storm to reach the Canary Islands with rain next week

Rare June storm to reach the Canary Islands with rain next week

AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, has announced that an unusual storm for the month of June is approaching the Canary Islands.

Spain's best "all inclusive" hotel is in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands

Spain's best "all inclusive" hotel is in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park has been awarded as the best all-inclusive hotel in Spain, according to Tripadvisor users, in its Travelers' Choice Awards, which annually publishes the best hotels in the world from various categories.

San Agustin seafront promenade has been remodeled and has new pavement

San Agustin seafront promenade has been remodeled and has new pavement

The Paseo Marítimo de San Agustín, specifically the section between the Don Gregory Hotel and the Beach Club Hotel, has been renovated and has a new image after the works undertaken by the Department of Roads and Works of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council.

Tourist Information point at Fuerteventura Airport reopens

Tourist Information point at Fuerteventura Airport reopens

Fuerteventura Tourist Board and AENA sign an agreement for the reopening of the tourist information point located in the Arrivals area of ​​the airport.

Primark set to open its Lanzarote store in Open Mall Arrecife in June

Primark set to open its Lanzarote store in Open Mall Arrecife in June

Primark will open a new store on June 22nd in the Open Mall in Arrecife, on the island of Lanzarote, launching this way its 58th store in Spain.

Overnight stays in Canary Islands hotels are almost at pre-pandemic levels

Overnight stays in Canary Islands hotels are almost at pre-pandemic levels

The hotel and non-hotel accommodations in the Canary Islands closed the first four months of this year with 31.16 million overnight stays, which means it's reached almost the same numbers as in 2019, being only 4.18% below the pre-pandemic numbers.

Over 1 million foreign tourists visited the Canary Islands in April 2023

Over 1 million foreign tourists visited the Canary Islands in April 2023

While the high season is already over in the Canary Islands, the month of April still brought great results in terms of tourism, as 1,156,001 foreign tourists arrived on the islands, compared to the 1,093,021 who arrived in April 2019, the reference pre-pandemic year.

Spring Market in Caleta de Fuste this Friday

Spring Market in Caleta de Fuste this Friday

The Antigua City Council from the Department of Commerce offers a new initiative, attractive for the whole family, within the framework of revitalization activities in Caleta de Fuste, aimed both at the entertainment of the tourists who visit us, as well as for the residents of the municipality and the island themselves, affirms area councilor Pedro M. Armas.

Tenerife to add 249 new buses, most of them hybrid, to its public transport fleet

Tenerife to add 249 new buses, most of them hybrid, to its public transport fleet

These new vehicles, of which 70% are hybrids, will arrive in Tenerife between 2024 and 2025 and will make it possible to renew the fleet that is more than 10 years old.

Weather forecast: Cloudy with light rain possible in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Weather forecast: Cloudy with light rain possible in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Aemet announced that its forecast for this Wednesday includes a mix of light rains, stable temperatures and strong winds.

New wooden walkway installed on Lobos island

New wooden walkway installed on Lobos island

Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Environmental Protection Department, has completed the project for the installation of a wooden footbridge on the existing section of the footpath in the area of ​​Las Lagunitas, on the Islote de Lobos.

New sunbeds for the beaches in Meloneras, Maspalomas and Playa del lnglés

New sunbeds for the beaches in Meloneras, Maspalomas and Playa del lnglés

The Department of Coast and Beaches of the City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has begun the renovation of the sunbeds and umbrellas of the entire coastline of the municipality, specifically it has begun changing the entire sector corresponding to Meloneras Beach.

Weather forecast: Rising temperatures and light calima in the Canary Islands

Weather forecast: Rising temperatures and light calima in the Canary Islands

According to Aemet, the temperatures are set to rise in the Canary Islands this Tuesday, while a light calima is possible to make its presence felt for the next few days.

April 2023 was the hottest and driest month of April in Spain since records began

April 2023 was the hottest and driest month of April in Spain since records began

The month of April 2023 has been extremely hot and dry, in fact, it has been the hottest April with the least rain in Spain since records began, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Spain continues as leading country with most Blue Flag beaches in 2023

Spain continues as leading country with most Blue Flag beaches in 2023

In 2023, Spain has obtained a total of 729 ' Blue Flags ' (627 beaches, 97 marinas and five tourist boats) that will be put in place from June and until next year. The Valencian Community is the leading community with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches.

First Cross Golf Costa Adeje event to take place in July

First Cross Golf Costa Adeje event to take place in July

The first Cross Golf Costa Adeje is taking place in the Los Lagos course, in Golf Costa Adeje, on July 30th, organized by the Espíritu Triabona Adeje sports club and the Adeje Council’s Department of Sport. The event will cover a 3-kilometer circuit.

Temperatures set to drop in the Canary Islands over the next few days

Temperatures set to drop in the Canary Islands over the next few days

An intrusion of strong trade winds, with a north-northeast component, will affect the Canary Islands this week, causing the temperatures to drop compared to the recent period that had brought warm days, perfect for sunbathing.

New edition of 'Gáldar in Bloom' celebrated during the month of May

New edition of 'Gáldar in Bloom' celebrated during the month of May

Over 11,000 plants and flowers will give color to the historic center of Gáldar starting this Wednesday in May, in the III edition of the 'Gáldar en Flor' exhibition.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomed 22.7% more tourists in first quarter of 2023

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomed 22.7% more tourists in first quarter of 2023

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria registered very good data in terms of overnight stays, with almost 428,000 hotel nights contracted. German, British and Swedish were the main foreign issuing markets in this period, while Spanish tourism exceeded 50% of all visitors to the city in March.

Cabildo de Fuerteventura increases bus frequency for selected routes

Cabildo de Fuerteventura increases bus frequency for selected routes

Cabildo de Fuerteventura improves the bus service with new frequencies on some of the existing lines. The reinforcement will start from Monday, May 1, and will be applied every day of the week, including holidays.

Sunbeds and beach bars to return soon to the beaches of Corralejo

Sunbeds and beach bars to return soon to the beaches of Corralejo

La Oliva City Council has published, after months of intense work, the specifications for the exploitation by third parties of the maritime public domain on the beaches of the municipality of La Oliva for the installation, exploitation, conservation and maintenance of seasonal services, specifically four kiosks and three beach bars, subject to the technical conditions and the administrative authorization granted by the Canary Islands Coastal Demarcation.

Tenerife Carnival 2024 already has a theme: 'La Televisión'

Tenerife Carnival 2024 already has a theme: 'La Televisión'

'La Televisión' will be the theme of the 2024 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which will be held between January 12 and February 18.

Europeans are heading to the Canary Islands for Easter with 13,000 flights scheduled for Holy Week

Europeans are heading to the Canary Islands for Easter with 13,000 flights scheduled for Holy Week

Holy Week is an important period for tourism in the Canary Islands, as many Europeans, as well as many Spaniards from the mainland, are heading to the Canaries for a bit of sun.

Canary Islands see record high temperature for March at 37,7ºC

Canary Islands see record high temperature for March at 37,7ºC

The Canary Islands are currently experiencing an episode of extremely high temperatures, with Aemet activating the yellow alert until Friday, on several islands in the archipelago.

Unusually high temperatures expected in the Canary Islands on Wednesday

Unusually high temperatures expected in the Canary Islands on Wednesday

The month of March seems like it will end with unusually high temperatures for this time of the year, with forecasts of over 32ºC in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife.

HD Hotels acquires the Oasis Village hotel in Corralejo

HD Hotels acquires the Oasis Village hotel in Corralejo

According to Tourinews, HD Hotels, the hotel division of Grupo HD (Dinosol Supermercados), has recently acquired the Oasis Village resort, located in ​​Corralejo (Fuerteventura).

Tenerife hotel bookings reach almost 80% capacity for Easter 2023

Tenerife hotel bookings reach almost 80% capacity for Easter 2023

The hotel and non-hotel establishments associated with Ashotel announced that accommodation bookings for Easter in Tenerife are already at 79.31%, only 3% less than the estimated numbers for Easter 2019, the pre-pandemic reference year.

Work begins on the Tenerife - La Gomera submarine electrical cable

Work begins on the Tenerife - La Gomera submarine electrical cable

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, presided over the official act to start work on the new submarine electrical link designed to connect the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, a project that represents a milestone in the modernization of the electrical system of the Canary Islands and in the decarbonization plans scheduled for the archipelago.

Corralejo will celebrate Holi, the Festival of Spring, for the first time this year

Corralejo will celebrate Holi, the Festival of Spring, for the first time this year

For the first time this year, people in Corralejo will celebrate a fun traditional Indian festival dedicated to the arrival of spring, warmth and the triumph of good over evil.

Canary Islands report a rise in air passenger traffic, surpassing pre-pandemic figures

Canary Islands report a rise in air passenger traffic, surpassing pre-pandemic figures

Aena airports exceed pre-pandemic data for the second consecutive month by reaching more than 16.6 million passengers in February. It represents an increase of 2.2% compared to data from the same month of 2019 and 39.6% more than in 2022.

Canary Islands report increased tourism demand for next winter, with 2,433 weekly flights

Canary Islands report increased tourism demand for next winter, with 2,433 weekly flights

Turismo de Canarias has been able to announce from ITB Berlin that the archipelago will maintain its tourist demand at even higher levels over the next winter season.

Over 500 kilograms of sand, volcanic rocks, rhodolites confiscated at Fuerteventura Airport each month

Over 500 kilograms of sand, volcanic rocks, rhodolites confiscated at Fuerteventura Airport each month

Every month between 500 and 600 kilograms of geological material are returned to the beaches of Fuerteventura, including sand, pebbles, volcanic rocks, or rhodolites.

Canary Islands expect a hot weekend, with temperatures reaching 30ºC

Canary Islands expect a hot weekend, with temperatures reaching 30ºC

As of Friday, a rise in temperatures is expected especially in the south of the islands, as well as inland, and on the summits of the islands above 1000 meters altitude.

A beach in Fuerteventura among the 10 Best Beaches in Europe 2023 according to Tripadvisor users

A beach in Fuerteventura among the 10 Best Beaches in Europe 2023 according to Tripadvisor users

Every year, Tripadvisor announces the top 10 beaches in Europe according to ratings by its users, and this year one beach from Fuerteventura made it to the list.

Gran Tarajal Carnival 2024 - Dates & Events - Fuerteventura

Gran Tarajal Carnival 2024 - Dates & Events - Fuerteventura

The carnivals have returned to their normal schedule in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands in general, after a long absence due to the pandemic.

Maspalomas Vive Fest 2023 - Largest festival in the Canary Islands comes to Maspalomas

Maspalomas Vive Fest 2023 - Largest festival in the Canary Islands comes to Maspalomas

The largest festival in the Canary Islands arrives in Maspalomas between 6 - 9 April, with four days of music and fun.

Teide covered in white this morning. All access roads are closed due to ice

Teide covered in white this morning. All access roads are closed due to ice

Teide National Park in Tenerife woke up this morning covered in a fine layer of snow, with Mt Teide looking impressive in its white mantle.

December 2022 was the hottest month of December in the Canary Islands

December 2022 was the hottest month of December in the Canary Islands

AEMET has published the climatic summary for the month of December 2022, which has been classified as the warmest in all of Spain, not just the Canary Islands since the beginning of the monthly series in 1961, exceeding December 1989 by 0.2 °C, the warmest to date.

No more mandatory masks in public transport in Spain from February 8th

No more mandatory masks in public transport in Spain from February 8th

Spain's Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced this Thursday that the Council of Ministers will approve the end of the mandatory use of masks on public transport on February 7th.

Spain could end the mandatory use of masks in public transport soon

Spain could end the mandatory use of masks in public transport soon

The director of the Health Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has announced that the mandatory use of masks in public transport in Spain will come to and end "shortly".

Canary Islands closed 2022 with 12.6 million visitors, 5.6% less than in 2019

Canary Islands closed 2022 with 12.6 million visitors, 5.6% less than in 2019

The hotel and non-hotel accommodations in the Archipelago closed the year 2022 with 86.7 million overnight stays, 11.5% less compared to those registered in 2019, the pre-pandemic reference year, although it is closing the gap with previous periods analyzed by the Tourism Competitiveness Observatory and Sustainability of Ashotel, which uses data from the Tourist Accommodation Survey of the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (Istac).

Adeje celebrated San Sebastián, one of the oldest fiestas in Tenerife

Adeje celebrated San Sebastián, one of the oldest fiestas in Tenerife

On January 20th, Adeje celebrated one of the oldest fiestas in Tenerife, Saint or San Sebastián, marked in Adeje since the 16th century, in what was a holy place long before the Spanish conquest of the islands.

ALDI will open its Lanzarote store in February

ALDI will open its Lanzarote store in February

Last year, ALDI inaugurated its first stores in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura and this year it will open its first store in Lanzarote.

Canary Islands seen from space, on a clear day without any calima or clouds

Canary Islands seen from space, on a clear day without any calima or clouds

Copernicus EU, the Earth Observation component of the EU Space Programme, posted on January 6th a lovely photo of the Canary Islands archipelago, showing the beauty of the islands on a day without any clouds or calima.

This was the Three Kings parade in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2023

This was the Three Kings parade in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2023

In 2023, Las Palas de Gran Canaria celebrated the arrival of the Three Kings with a big parade through the city and a beautiful ceremony in the port to receive their Majesties.

Amazing fireworks in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on New Year's Eve 2023

Amazing fireworks in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on New Year's Eve 2023

After two years with no proper New Year's Eve celebrations, Las Palmas went all out with the fireworks display to welcome 2023 with all the bells and whistles.

Canary Islands affected by the intense calima as the haze causes problems at airports

Canary Islands affected by the intense calima as the haze causes problems at airports

As predicted by Aemet a few days ago, an important episode of calima is currently affecting the Canary Islands, reducing visibility and causing problems at some of the airports.

First snow this winter in Tenerife and La Palma

First snow this winter in Tenerife and La Palma

The islands of Tenerife and La Palma received their first snow this winter, on the morning of December 26th, the second day of Christmas!

Intense calima episode and Orange warning for strong wind in Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera

Intense calima episode and Orange warning for strong wind in Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera

According to Aemet, Christmas day will bring probable heavy rainfall in the western islands, from noon on La Palma and during the late hours of the day in the rest of the western islands, less like in Tenerife.

Christmas weather in the Canary Islands: mix of rain, calima and strong wind

Christmas weather in the Canary Islands: mix of rain, calima and strong wind

Aemet has just activated the first yellow warnings for Christmas day in the Canary Islands, due to intense rain that is expected to fall on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.

Big celebrations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after Argentina's epic World Cup victory

Big celebrations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after Argentina's epic World Cup victory

Fans have gathered last night in Plaza de Espana in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's capital city, to celebrate Argentina's epic World Cup win.

Rain continues in the Canary Islands as Yellow alert is activated for Wednesday

Rain continues in the Canary Islands as Yellow alert is activated for Wednesday

Locally heavy rains will continue to affect the Canary Islands this Monday, while in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura only moderate rains could be expected.

Rainy weekend and Orange wind alert on Sunday for Tenerife and La Palma

Rainy weekend and Orange wind alert on Sunday for Tenerife and La Palma

The Canary Islands are having a rainy weekend ahead, with moderate rain on Saturday, especially in various parts of La Palma, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria.

A meteorite is considered the likely cause for the tremor felt in Gran Canaria

A meteorite is considered the likely cause for the tremor felt in Gran Canaria

This afternoon, residents from various municipalities in Gran Canaria have reported that a great noise was heard, along with a strong tremor that was felt practically in all the municipalities of the island.

Canary Islands expect rain and a drop in temperatures starting from Thursday

Canary Islands expect rain and a drop in temperatures starting from Thursday

After a period of nice warm weather, the forecast is set to change in the Canary Islands with the formation of a storm near the archipelago, which would bring rain starting from Thursday.

Two drownings today on the beaches of Jandia in Fuerteventura

Two drownings today on the beaches of Jandia in Fuerteventura

Sad day today in Fuerteventura, as two people have lost their lives while at the beach in Jandia, in the southern part of the island.

New event in Fuerteventura: 1st edition of Antigua Cheese Fair to be celebrated in December

New event in Fuerteventura: 1st edition of Antigua Cheese Fair to be celebrated in December

A new event in Fuerteventura this December: the first edition of Antigua Cheese Fair will be celebrated between 9 and 11 of December 2022.

Canary Islands to be promoted as an ideal training destination for professional athletes

Canary Islands to be promoted as an ideal training destination for professional athletes

Turismo de Canarias has launched an international campaign to position the archipelago as the ideal destination for professional training, through a series of elite athletes who are already training in the archipelago and who will be the protagonists of this initiative, based on the concept of 'The Islands of Extraordinary Beings'.

Ryanair to reopen bases in Tenerife and Lanzarote in 2023

Ryanair to reopen bases in Tenerife and Lanzarote in 2023

Ryanair has announced that in March 2023 it will reopen its bases in Lanzarote and Tenerife South, which got closed along with the bases the company had in Gran Canaria and Girona.

Strong winds and probable rains this weekend in the Canaries

Strong winds and probable rains this weekend in the Canaries

After a long period of high temperatures and no rain, Aemet has announced rains for this weekend, especially in the north of the mountainous islands, as well as a yellow alert for strong winds in some areas of the archipelago.

Cabildo tests eco-friendly paving on the road to Cofete and Puertito de la Cruz

Cabildo tests eco-friendly paving on the road to Cofete and Puertito de la Cruz

The Area of ​​Infrastructures, Roads and Territorial Planning of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, directed by President Sergio Lloret, carried out on Wednesday, November 16, a test of a consolidating and stabilizing product for paving, which could be used for ecologically-friendly paving of the road between Morro Jable and Puertito de la Cruz and Cofete.

#AfterTeleWork, a new campaign to attract remote workers to the Canary Islands

#AfterTeleWork, a new campaign to attract remote workers to the Canary Islands

An eye-catching campaign to attract remote workers has been launched in 12 countries, with giant screens that cover the streets of London and Berlin, and a presence in the crowded Plaza de Callao to attract these long-stay tourists.

Unusually high temperatures over 30ºC expected these days in the Canary Islands

Unusually high temperatures over 30ºC expected these days in the Canary Islands

Unusually high temperatures for November continue to be registered in the Canary Islands these days, as Aemet forecasts that the temperature will reach 30º in some areas.

Over 40,000 people attended Fuerteventura Kite Festival this year

Over 40,000 people attended Fuerteventura Kite Festival this year

Sunday was a spectacular closing day at Corralejo Grandes Playas, bidding farewell to the 35th edition of the International Kite Festival.

Over 400,000 seats between Gran Canaria and the UK this winter season

Over 400,000 seats between Gran Canaria and the UK this winter season

Gran Canaria will have 417,129 regular seats connecting it to the United Kingdom this winter season. This represents a milestone in the island's connectivity, with an increase of 31.8% compared to the same months of the 2019-2020 season, which is a good sign for the island's tourism recovery.

New routes and 48% more seats between UK and Fuerteventura this winter

New routes and 48% more seats between UK and Fuerteventura this winter

Fuerteventura starts its presence in the World Travel Market (WTM) with very good data from the British market, which continues to be interested in the island as a destination for beach holidays.

Barceló Fuerteventura Beach recognized as Best Holiday Resort by World Travel Awards

Barceló Fuerteventura Beach recognized as Best Holiday Resort by World Travel Awards

Recently, the World Travel Award offered the prize for Best Vacation Resort to Barceló Fuerteventura Beach in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura.

Arena Negra Festival returns to Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura this November

Arena Negra Festival returns to Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura this November

The Arena Negra Festival will return this November to Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura to celebrate the second edition of this event.

Canary Islands participate in World Travel Market tourism fair in London to attract more winter visitors

Canary Islands participate in World Travel Market tourism fair in London to attract more winter visitors

Turismo de Canarias launches a campaign in 14 markets to attract the 'Winter Escapists', European citizens who want to escape the routine and the cold, while 7 million airplane seats connect the archipelago to various cities in Europe.

Tenerife will increase promotional campaigns in France as air traffic grows by 52% this winter

Tenerife will increase promotional campaigns in France as air traffic grows by 52% this winter

The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Turismo de Tenerife, has developed several promotional actions with a dozen travel agents to the destination and participates in the Top Resa fair in Paris The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Turismo de Tenerife, has launched different actions to promote the island as a destination in France, a market that will increase its regular air capacity to Tenerife in the coming winter season by 22% compared to 2021, and 52% compared to 2019.

Unusually high temperatures this weekend, reaching 30ºC in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Unusually high temperatures this weekend, reaching 30ºC in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

According to Aemet, the Canary Islands are experiencing an episode of unusually high temperatures these days, given that it's late October and these temperatures would be more common for months like August.

Feria del Mar Corralejo 2022 - A weekend of good food and music

Feria del Mar Corralejo 2022 - A weekend of good food and music

During the last weekend of October, Corralejo will host FEMAR 2022, the first edition of Feria del Mar organized in the municipality of La Oliva.

Costa Calma will host the largest drone show in Fuerteventura

Costa Calma will host the largest drone show in Fuerteventura

The Department of Tourism of the Pájara City Council announced the largest drone show in Fuerteventura, as part of the Patron Saint Festivities of Costa Calma. The event will take place on Saturday 29 at 00:00 hours, next to the Costa Calma Soccer Field.

Spain lifts all entry requirements for non-EU visitors

Spain lifts all entry requirements for non-EU visitors

Spain has finally announced that it's dropping all entry requirements for non-EU arrivals, which means that visitors from the UK will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to enter the country.

Possible calima from Tuesday, affecting mostly Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Possible calima from Tuesday, affecting mostly Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

According to Aemet, it is probable that Saharian dust will enter the archipelago starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18, affecting mostly the easternmost islands, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, but it could also affect Gran Canaria as well.

Sunset Canarias Mogán 2022 - Music Festival in Gran Canaria

Sunset Canarias Mogán 2022 - Music Festival in Gran Canaria

Sunset Canarias festival will take place in various locations in Playa de Mogán, Gran Canaria, between October 17 and 28.

Giant squid of over 3 meters found in the ocean between Tenerife and La Gomera

Giant squid of over 3 meters found in the ocean between Tenerife and La Gomera

A giant squid, exceeding three meters in length and weighing more than 200 kilograms, has been found floating in the stretch of ocean between the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera (part of the Canary Islands archipelago).

ALDi opens its Fuerteventura store on October 26

ALDi opens its Fuerteventura store on October 26

After opening its first stores in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the ALDI supermarket chain is soon expanding and opening its first store in Fuerteventura as well.

Sunset Festival Jandia 2022 - Music Festival in Fuerteventura

Sunset Festival Jandia 2022 - Music Festival in Fuerteventura

Pajara will host this month a music festival that will take place in the towns of Morro Jable, La Lajita and Costa Calma from October 8 to 29 and will feature artists like Camela, Los Screensavers or Shaila Durcal.

A DANA located close to the Canary Islands could bring heavy rains during the weeked

A DANA located close to the Canary Islands could bring heavy rains during the weeked

Aemet has announced that they are currently monitoring a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) that could be placed in the northeast of the Canary Islands from this Wednesday, which could cause heavy rains over the weekend.

Special bus lines for Caleta de Fuste Beach Party 2022

Special bus lines for Caleta de Fuste Beach Party 2022

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Ministry of Transport and the Tiadhe intercity transport concessionaire, has launched a special bus service for the Caleta de Fuste Beach Party 2022.

Orotava Beer Festival 2022 - Tenerife, Canary Islands

Orotava Beer Festival 2022 - Tenerife, Canary Islands

Orotava Beer Festival and DiverSaldo will take place this weekend in the historic center of this beautiful historic town in Tenerife.

Sunset Festival in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote 2022

Sunset Festival in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote 2022

Throughout the month of October, Puerto del Carmen will be the scene of the Sunset Festival, with more than ten free performances by several artists, while the main headliner will be the popular group La Oreja de Van Gogh.

October starts with rising temperatures and calima in the Canary Islands

October starts with rising temperatures and calima in the Canary Islands

The month of October starts with an unusual calima episode in the Canary Islands, since this type of suspended Saharian dust is not that common during the autumn season.

Hundreds of canceled flights, floods and landslides in the Canaries due to storm Hermine

Hundreds of canceled flights, floods and landslides in the Canaries due to storm Hermine

The rain on Sunday has been really intense in some areas of the Canary Islands, which has caused a lot of canceled flights and even diverted ones, as well as other incidents like landslides, floods and fallen trees.

Hermine downgraded to tropical depression, still causes heavy rain in the Canary Islands

Hermine downgraded to tropical depression, still causes heavy rain in the Canary Islands

Aemet Canarias has just announced that, as was expected, storm Hermine had lost strength and it is again classed as a tropical depression instead of a tropical storm.

Heavy rains in the Canary Islands from this afternoon as Storm Hermine advances

Heavy rains in the Canary Islands from this afternoon as Storm Hermine advances

The National Hurricane Center has issued Advisory no. 4 and warns about heavy rains in the Canary Islands caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine.

Beach facilities in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, now managed by Mogán City Council

Beach facilities in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, now managed by Mogán City Council

Since Friday, September 23, Mogán City Council has started to administer the beach facilities offered in Puerto Rico, after the company that was previously in charge, Puerto Rico SA, removed their beach hammocks and umbrellas.

The cyclone near the Canary Islands becomes Tropical Storm Hermine

The cyclone near the Canary Islands becomes Tropical Storm Hermine

The NHC has just officially confirmed that Tropical Depression Ten has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine, due to its rapidly intensifying strength.

Maximum alert issued for all Canary Islands due to the tropical cyclone

Maximum alert issued for all Canary Islands due to the tropical cyclone

Canary Islands Government has issued a maximum alert for the archipelago, in the wake of the tropical cyclone that is estimated to form nearby, affecting the islands starting from Saturday and until Monday.

Chances of a tropical cyclone forming near the Canary Islands increase to 70%

Chances of a tropical cyclone forming near the Canary Islands increase to 70%

According to information updated by the National Hurricane Center, the chances of a tropical cyclone forming near the Canaries have increased to 70% (yesterday the estimate was at 60%).

Aemet warns about torrential rain this weekend in the Canary Islands

Aemet warns about torrential rain this weekend in the Canary Islands

Aemet has just announced that today, September 22, an active tropical wave is situated on the coast of Senegal. The National Hurricane Center anticipates that this tropical wave will grow in intensity and it is probable (60%) that it will evolve into a tropical depression in the next 5 days, moving towards north - northwest, between the islands of Cape Verde and the African coast.

Fuerteventura promoted in France at a major travel event in Paris

Fuerteventura promoted in France at a major travel event in Paris

Fuerteventura Tourism is attending the IFTM Top Resa (a major B2B travel event) in Paris this week to promote the island of Fuerteventura on the French market, where the director of the area, Jessica de León, has met with the main tour operators and travel agents in the country.

A tropical cyclone could form near the Canary Islands in the next five days

A tropical cyclone could form near the Canary Islands in the next five days

The National Hurricane Center in the United States and the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) have announced that they are monitoring a tropical wave that is moving towards the west coast of Africa and that could lead to the formation of a tropical cyclone, although the possible impact on the Canary archipelago can't be estimated for certain at the moment.

Yellow warning today due to rains in all the Canary Islands archipelago

Yellow warning today due to rains in all the Canary Islands archipelago

Aemet has extended the yellow warning for rain to cover the entire territory of the Canary Islands archipelago, after it was initially issued only for the islands of La Palma and Tenerife.

Fuerteventura eco-tourism plans: new interpretation center and guided tours around the volcanoes

Fuerteventura eco-tourism plans: new interpretation center and guided tours around the volcanoes

The City Council of La Oliva continues betting on eco-tourism. In 2017, the northern municipality was the only one to access ECO-TUR aid, a European program aimed at improving the ecotourism offers in EU regions made up of European local administrations from all over the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira, and also from other countries such as Cape Verde, Senegal and Mauritania.

Heavy rains cause floods and incidents especially in Gran Canaria

Heavy rains cause floods and incidents especially in Gran Canaria

The effects of a DANA (Isolated Depression in High Levels) have been felt today in the Canary Islands, especially on the island of Gran Canaria, where heavy rains have caused a lot of incidents.

Open Mall, home to Lanzarote's only Primark, set to open on November 11

Open Mall, home to Lanzarote's only Primark, set to open on November 11

Open Mall Lanzarote, which is set to become the largest open-air leisure and shopping center on the island, will open its doors to the public on November 11, after a long waiting period.

Newly renovated El Perchel beach in Arguineguín is ready to welcome visitors

Newly renovated El Perchel beach in Arguineguín is ready to welcome visitors

The town of Arguineguín enjoys from this Friday a completely rehabilitated recreation area and equipped with new services, El Perchel beach.

Maspalomas and Meloneras will completely renew sunbeds and umbrellas on beaches

Maspalomas and Meloneras will completely renew sunbeds and umbrellas on beaches

The Maspalomas-Gran Canaria Tourism Rehabilitation Consortium has put out to tender the supply of sunbeds and umbrellas for the beaches in the area of Maspalomas Costa Canaria, for a value of 600,000 euros, divided into two lots.

Corralejo International Kite Festival 2022 is promoted in France, in Dieppe

Corralejo International Kite Festival 2022 is promoted in France, in Dieppe

The Department of Tourism of the City Council of La Oliva, in collaboration with the Tourist Board of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, has launched a promotional campaign for the 2022 edition of Corralejo Kite Festival.

Possible light rain in the Canary Islands this weekend

Possible light rain in the Canary Islands this weekend

According to Aemet (the State Meteorological Agency), light to moderate rain is forecasted for late Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures set to drop noticeably, especially on Sunday.

Tenerife accommodation occupancy rose to around 85% in August

Tenerife accommodation occupancy rose to around 85% in August

The hotel and non-hotel establishments associated with Ashotel closed the month of August with quite positive data, which raised the average occupancy in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to 84.82%.

Tenerife beaches reopen after swimming was prohibited due to presence of microalgae

Tenerife beaches reopen after swimming was prohibited due to presence of microalgae

Most of the beaches in Tenerife affected by the presence of microalgae have been reopened today, as announced by the local city councils.

High heat alert in Gran Canaria and showers in some of the other Canaries

High heat alert in Gran Canaria and showers in some of the other Canaries

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has activated an alert due to high temperatures in several municipalities on the island of Gran Canaria: Mogán, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Agüimes, Ingenio, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and La Aldea de San Nicolás.

The heat continues in the Canary Islands, with maximum temps reaching 34ºC

The heat continues in the Canary Islands, with maximum temps reaching 34ºC

Large parts of the Canary Islands archipelago will be under a warning due to high temperatures this Monday, except for the northern areas of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and the summits and east of La Palma.

Canary Islands ports reached pre pandemic figures in terms of passenger traffic

Canary Islands ports reached pre pandemic figures in terms of passenger traffic

The ports in the Canary Islands announced that between January and June 2022, they transported more than half a million vehicles, a figure that is similar to the one in 2019.

The new fire declared in Tenerife in Icod el Alto is already stabilized

The new fire declared in Tenerife in Icod el Alto is already stabilized

Earlier today, Cabildo de Tenerife had announced on Twitter that a new fire broke out on the island in the area of Icod el Alto.

Los Cristianos beach now has two adapted toilets, in addition to the one in Playa Honda

Los Cristianos beach now has two adapted toilets, in addition to the one in Playa Honda

Arona City Council has completed the refurbishment work on a complete toilet for Los Cristianos beach, with a bathroom for women, men and people with reduced mobility.

Spain limits air conditioning to 27ºC and heating to 19ºC as part of an energy saving plan

Spain limits air conditioning to 27ºC and heating to 19ºC as part of an energy saving plan

In an attempt to limit energy consumption, a Royal decree was published this Tuesday regarding energy saving and efficiency measures, which had been approved yesterday by the Government.

Canary Islands recovered almost 90% of pre-Covid tourism during the first half of 2022

Canary Islands recovered almost 90% of pre-Covid tourism during the first half of 2022

“The Canary Islands showed in June the dynamism that is specific to the tourism sector, which allows us to confirm a recovery in activity for the first half of the year, already close to 90% of that registered in the pre-Covid period.”

Calima and new heatwave in the Canary Islands, with temperatures up to 37ºC

Calima and new heatwave in the Canary Islands, with temperatures up to 37ºC

A new heatwave affecting the Canary Islands is starting this Sunday, so Aemet has issued several warnings in regards to high temperatures which will be recorded over the next several days.

The fire in the North of Tenerife is now under control

The fire in the North of Tenerife is now under control

The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, just announced today that the forest fire is now considered under control. The roads and access to the forest areas of the island have been reopened since yesterday, with the exception of the areas close to the fire.

Tenerife fire is stabilized but active, with firefighters trying to control it

Tenerife fire is stabilized but active, with firefighters trying to control it

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, pointed out that the fire has not grown during the night of Sunday and Monday morning and that, although it is still active and has not been controlled, the fire is now stabilized in various zones.

Tenerife fire keeps growing, reaching Icod de Los Vinos municipality

Tenerife fire keeps growing, reaching Icod de Los Vinos municipality

The fire in Tenerife has currently affected around 800 hectares of forest, although throughout the night more than 150 extinction personnel have worked and in the morning also the aerial operations have resumed.

High temperatures and intense calima this weekend in the Canary Islands

High temperatures and intense calima this weekend in the Canary Islands

An episode of intense calima will affect the Canary Islands this weekend, combined with high temperatures ranging from 34 to 38 ºC, mainly affecting inland areas of the islands.

New fire outbreak in Tenerife in San José de los Llanos

New fire outbreak in Tenerife in San José de los Llanos

Cabildo de Tenerife has announced that a new fire broke out in the municipality of El Tanque in the area of San José de los Llanos.

Fire in Tenerife continues, affecting around 200 hectares of forest

Fire in Tenerife continues, affecting around 200 hectares of forest

The fire that started yesterday morning in Tenerife continues today and for the moment about 200 hectares of public forest have been affected.

Level 2 forest fire in Tenerife in the area of Los Realejos and San Juan de La Rambla

Level 2 forest fire in Tenerife in the area of Los Realejos and San Juan de La Rambla

The forest fire that started today at 10:19 a.m. in the Los Campeches area, in the municipality of Los Realejos, in Tenerife, has moved to Level 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the request of the Cabildo de Tenerife, so the Government of the Canary Islands has assumed the management of the situation.

Canary Islands under red and orange warnings due to high temperatures

Canary Islands under red and orange warnings due to high temperatures

Aemet has activated the health warnings between July 19 and 23 in different municipalities on the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma and Fuerteventura, due to high temperatures.

Gran Canaria moves to Alert Level 3, due to an increase in hospital bed occupancy

Gran Canaria moves to Alert Level 3, due to an increase in hospital bed occupancy

We've not published an alert level update for a while, since there haven't been any notable changes up until now when it has been announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert level 3 and La Palma will move to Alert level 2, due to an increase in hospital beds occupancy.

Canary Islands prepare for a hot weekend with orange alert and temps of up to 40ºC

Canary Islands prepare for a hot weekend with orange alert and temps of up to 40ºC

Aemet has elevated the warning level to orange alert due to extremely high temperatures in the Canary Islands over the weekend.

Yellow alert activated in the Canary Islands due to high temperatures

Yellow alert activated in the Canary Islands due to high temperatures

Aemet has activated the yellow alert due to high temperatures, marking the start of several days of intense heat in the Canary Islands.

Los Indianos carnival in La Palma, voted as second best party in Spain

Los Indianos carnival in La Palma, voted as second best party in Spain

Clubrural celebrated this year the 3rd edition of the Mi Fiesta es la Mejor (My party is the best) after a two-year break due to the pandemic.

First heatwave in the Canary Islands this summer

First heatwave in the Canary Islands this summer

Aemet has announced that over the next few days there will be a significant rise in temperature in the Canary Islands, marking the first proper heatwave this summer.

UK holidaymakers can now use Schengen e-Gates at Spain's busiest tourist airports

UK holidaymakers can now use Schengen e-Gates at Spain's busiest tourist airports

Spain's Ministry of Interior has announced that due to the high number of British tourists visiting the country this summer, at the busiest airports holidaymakers will be allowed to use Schengen e-Gates, which should cut short the time spent at the airport after landing.

Rising temperatures and light calima in the Canary Islands this week

Rising temperatures and light calima in the Canary Islands this week

Aemet has announced that temperatures will rise this week and from Tuesday there's a probability of calima, especially in the eastern islands.

Good news for Tenerife visitors this summer: Siam Nights return from July 1st

Good news for Tenerife visitors this summer: Siam Nights return from July 1st

Siam Park in Tenerife has announced that from July 1st, 2022, they will bring back their usual summer events organized under the name of Siam Nights.

Fred Olsen adds new 'Buganvilla Express' cataraman to Fuerteventura - Lanzarote route

Fred Olsen adds new 'Buganvilla Express' cataraman to Fuerteventura - Lanzarote route

Fred Olsen has announced that they will add the 'Buganvilla Express' catamaran to their fleet, with a capacity of 250 passengers, in order to respond to the growing demand in travel between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

The largest shopping center in Fuerteventura will be built in Corralejo

The largest shopping center in Fuerteventura will be built in Corralejo

Seniorbel, the Belgian developer Seniorbel based in Tenerife for over a decade, will allocate 20 million for the development of a macro commercial complex, which will be one of the largest and most luxurious in Fuerteventura, according to an announcement published today in the Spanish newspaper La Provincia.

Las Agujas complex in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, will be demolished

Las Agujas complex in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, will be demolished

After years of waiting, the demolition of Las Agujas complex, located at the entrance to Corralejo, will now be a reality.

Street parties at Tenerife Carnival 2022 are about to start. Here's the schedule and what you need to know

Street parties at Tenerife Carnival 2022 are about to start. Here's the schedule and what you need to know

The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has presented this Tuesday the program of activities for the Street Carnival 2022 in the capital of Tenerife, which will begin on June 23rd.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to celebrate St. John's Eve with concerts and a fireworks show

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to celebrate St. John's Eve with concerts and a fireworks show

The city of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria is preparing a big celebration of the Bonfires of Saint John (Noche de San Juan) in the area of Las Canteras beach, with concerts and fireworks.

Lanzarote: Extended services for Papagayo Camping Area this summer

Lanzarote: Extended services for Papagayo Camping Area this summer

As of June 20, customers who stay at the Papagayo Camping in Lanzarote will be able to use the bathrooms and will have access to electricity in their spaces.

Strong waves alert activated for Friday in the Canary Islands

Strong waves alert activated for Friday in the Canary Islands

Aemet has just activated an alert for coastal phenomena in the Canary Islands, which will be in place from 15:00 h on Friday, June 17, until the end of the day at midnight.

First Aldi stores in the Canary Islands will open in July

First Aldi stores in the Canary Islands will open in July

ALDI has just announced that its logistical platform in the Canary Islands is now finished and has started functioning, so the first ALDI stores in the archipelago will open next month.

Ruth González Martín is the Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2022

Ruth González Martín is the Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2022

Santa Cruz de Tenerife already has a new Carnival Queen: Ruth González Martín has won the title of Carnival Queen 2022 with a design by Santi Castro entitled ¡¡Mírame!!, representing the Añaza Carrefour Shopping Center.

3 villages in the Canary Islands among the "Most Beautiful Villages in Spain 2022"

3 villages in the Canary Islands among the "Most Beautiful Villages in Spain 2022"

Each year, Spain chooses its most beautiful villages and small towns, in a local contest known as "Los Pueblos Más Bonitos de España".

Calima and a rise in temperatures until Thursday in the Canary Islands

Calima and a rise in temperatures until Thursday in the Canary Islands

The calima is returning to the Canary Islands from Tuesday ans is expected to affect the archipelago at least until Thursday, with a rise in temperatures also expected.

First Daytime Carnival to be celebrated in Caleta de Fuste and Antigua, Fuerteventura

First Daytime Carnival to be celebrated in Caleta de Fuste and Antigua, Fuerteventura

Good news for holidaymakers going to Fuerteventura: Antigua and Caleta de Fuste will celebrate for the first time a Daytime Carnival with parades, performances and music groups.

Bellissima - weekend event with Italian flavours in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Bellissima - weekend event with Italian flavours in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Patricio Calero Square in Corralejo will host "Bellissima", an event where visitors will be able to celebrate Italian music, culture and gastronomy with performances by Andrea Agresti and his band 4Ever Band, Nunzia Giannotta and DJ Miguel Dejota.

Spain drops all Covid entry requirements for EU and Schengen travellers

Spain drops all Covid entry requirements for EU and Schengen travellers

Spain's Ministry of Health has just announced that the country is dropping all Covid related entry requirements for visitors coming from EU and Schengen countries.

Coastal promenade in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, will get a makeover soon

Coastal promenade in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, will get a makeover soon

The Corralejo Seafront Rehabilitation Project will see the light of day in the coming months after being included in the Strategic Plan for Tourism Infrastructure and Comprehensive Management of Tourism Centers subsidies.

Party all night & day long at Tenerife Carnival 2022: the afterhours clubs can stay open until 1 p.m.

Party all night & day long at Tenerife Carnival 2022: the afterhours clubs can stay open until 1 p.m.

With only a few days to go until the beginning of the Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, everyone is looking forward to the street parties and celebrations that make up the life of this huge event in the Canary Islands.

73 weekly flights between the Canary Islands and Italy this summer

73 weekly flights between the Canary Islands and Italy this summer

Turismo de Canarias participates these days in the Roadshow Destinazione Spagna, a tour of different Italian cities where they will present what the archipelago has to offer to 200 professionals from the tourism sector.

Tenerife wants to attract Canadian remote workers and digital nomads

Tenerife wants to attract Canadian remote workers and digital nomads

Turismo de Tenerife has participated in the Running Remote 2022 event with the purpose of promoting the island as a destination for teleworking and publicizing the actions that are being implemented to develop the digital ecosystem. Around a thousand people participated in these sessions, which were held on May 17 and 18 in Montreal, Canada.

First case of monkeypox in the Canary Islands confirmed in Gran Canaria

First case of monkeypox in the Canary Islands confirmed in Gran Canaria

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has just confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the Canary Islands, on the island of Gran Canaria, after receiving the result of the test carried out a few days ago. The second case reported last Friday is still waiting for the result of the test which is being analyzed in coordination with the National Center for Microbiology.

Spain eases entry rules for unvaccinated British visitors

Spain eases entry rules for unvaccinated British visitors

Spain has just announced today that it's easing the entry rules for unvaccinated visitors from third countries (meaning also the UK), so unvaccinated travellers from these countries will be able to visit Spain again.

Weather forecast: Wind gusts of over 100 km/h in Tenerife this weekend

Weather forecast: Wind gusts of over 100 km/h in Tenerife this weekend

During the weekend, Tenerife will experience strong wind gusts in the central peaks of the island, with gusts that will locally exceed 100 km/h.

Temperature reached 35.7ºC in Fuerteventura today, due to a heat burst, a rare meteorological phenomenon

Temperature reached 35.7ºC in Fuerteventura today, due to a heat burst, a rare meteorological phenomenon

Temperatures have reached 35.7ºC today in Pajara, Fuerteventura, in what is known as a heat burst, a rare meteorological phenomenon.

Over 1 million international tourists visited the Canary Islands in March

Over 1 million international tourists visited the Canary Islands in March

The Canary Islands received 1.1 million international tourists in March 2022, being the first time when the archipelago exceeded the one million tourists barrier since the pandemic started.

Calima and high temperatures up to 34ºC in the Canary Islands over the weekend

Calima and high temperatures up to 34ºC in the Canary Islands over the weekend

A new calima episode is expected in the Canary Islands over the next few days, with temperatures set to rise reaching up to 34°C in some areas of the archipelago.

Do you need a minimum of 100 Euros per day to travel to Spain? What is the legal requirement?

Do you need a minimum of 100 Euros per day to travel to Spain? What is the legal requirement?

We got a lot of comments and questions recently regarding the requirement to prove you have a minimum of 100 Euros per day in order to be allowed into Spain, a fact that has stirred up a lot of confusion and debate, so we'll try to explain the context, as this is not something new.

Cloudy skies, light rain and strong wind expected in some parts of the Canaries

Cloudy skies, light rain and strong wind expected in some parts of the Canaries

Starting from Tuesday, May 3rd, temperatures are expected to drop in the Canary Islands, with weak rain expected in some parts of the archipelago, accompanied by cloudy skies and in some areas by strong gusts of wind.

Does the six drinks rule apply to Tenerife or the Canary Islands in general?

Does the six drinks rule apply to Tenerife or the Canary Islands in general?

There have been a lot of reports lately regarding the six drinks rule for all-inclusive hotels in Spain, so obviously many visitors have been asking if this six drinks rule also applies to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and the Canaries in general.

1,040 new Covid cases in the Canary Islands in the last 4 days

1,040 new Covid cases in the Canary Islands in the last 4 days

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday, April 22, there have been 1,040 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.

Cloudy weekend with weak rains in the Canary Islands

Cloudy weekend with weak rains in the Canary Islands

After the last weekend in the Canaries was marked by high temperatures and calima, this weekend it seems that the islands will get some light rain, but without any significant meteorological events.

All Canary Islands will continue at medium and low levels of Covid alert

All Canary Islands will continue at medium and low levels of Covid alert

The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with data as of April 20.

1,682 new Covid cases in the Canary Islands over the last week

1,682 new Covid cases in the Canary Islands over the last week

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday, April 12, there have been 1,682 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.

Spain eliminates mandatory use of masks (with a few exceptions)

Spain eliminates mandatory use of masks (with a few exceptions)

As it was previously announced, today, April 19, is the reunion where it will officially be established that masks will stop being mandatory in indoor spaces in Spain.

Activated the yellow alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands

Activated the yellow alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands

Aemet has activated the yellow alert for strong wind in the Canary Islands, which will be in place on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

All-time record for the Canary Islands, with 155 productions filmed here in 2021

All-time record for the Canary Islands, with 155 productions filmed here in 2021

The Canary Islands have closed 2021 with a record in terms of audiovisual filming. 155 productions have been filmed in the Canaries in 2021, including films, series, documentaries, shorts and animation, which left an investment of 98 million euros in the archipelago.

Calima returns to the Canary Islands with high winds and temperatures

Calima returns to the Canary Islands with high winds and temperatures

The calima has returned to the Canary Islands this Easter Sunday and in some places, the visibility was drastically reduced, but fortunately, this has not caused problems for air traffic, although it was a very busy day for Canarian airports.

Spain issues new 2 Euro coins showcasing Garajonay National Park in La Gomera

Spain issues new 2 Euro coins showcasing Garajonay National Park in La Gomera

The National Currency and Stamp Factory (FNMT) in Spain has issued a number of one million 2 Euro coins which are classed as a collector's items, depicting an image of Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

Hot beach weather in the Canary Islands on Easter Sunday

Hot beach weather in the Canary Islands on Easter Sunday

The Canary Islands expect to see a rise in temperatures ahead of Easter in 2022, as a mass of warm dry air from the African continent is starting to make its presence felt, although its effect will be more visible starting from Saturday.

Canary Islands remain at medium and low levels of Covid alert

Canary Islands remain at medium and low levels of Covid alert

The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health.

Card payments for tickets extended to all bus lines in Tenerife

Card payments for tickets extended to all bus lines in Tenerife

The Minister of Mobility and president of Titsa, Enrique Arriaga announced that the company is the first intercity transport company in Spain to implement the card payment system in the entire fleet of its vehicles.

Beach in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, among 20 most beautiful beaches in the world according to National Geographic

Beach in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, among 20 most beautiful beaches in the world according to National Geographic

National Geographic has published a list of the "40 Most beautiful beaches in the world" and a beach in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, is among the top 20 beaches in this top.

773 new Covid cases reported on April 12 in the Canary Islands

773 new Covid cases reported on April 12 in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday there have been 773 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.

Temperatures set to rise in the Canary Islands ahead of Easter

Temperatures set to rise in the Canary Islands ahead of Easter

Aemet has published the weather forecast for Holy Week in the Canary Islands and it seems that the weather will be stable, with cloudy skies at the beginning of the week and temperatures on the rise towards Easter weekend.

Yellow alert: 4 meters waves expected in Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro

Yellow alert: 4 meters waves expected in Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated the yellow alert for some of the Canary Islands starting from Monday evening, April 11th, warning about high waves in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The alert is valid from Monday at 6:00 pm and it covers the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro, where strong waves up to 4 meters high are expected.

869 new Covid cases reported on April 8th in the Canary Islands

869 new Covid cases reported on April 8th in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday there have been 869 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.

Canary Islands still at medium and low levels of Covid alert

Canary Islands still at medium and low levels of Covid alert

The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health. The island of La Palma drops to alert level 1, after the favorable evolution of data indicators.

Photo of the volcanic eruption on La Palma wins NASA's Tournament Earth contest

Photo of the volcanic eruption on La Palma wins NASA's Tournament Earth contest

For the third time in a decade, the winner of NASA's contest Tournament Earth, is an image from the Canary Islands, this time showing the volcanic eruption on La Palma.

Masks will no longer be mandatory indoors in Spain from April 20

Masks will no longer be mandatory indoors in Spain from April 20

The requirement to wear masks indoors in Spain will be eliminated just after Easter, it was just been announced today. This change will also apply in the Canary Islands, as the mask rules are currently the same throughout Spain.

Spanish health form scrapped for people who have EU or EU equivalent certificates

Spanish health form scrapped for people who have EU or EU equivalent certificates

Visitors no longer need to complete the health form when going to Spain if they have an EU certificate, or an EU equivalent certificate, from one of the countries that issue them (see the full list below).

871 new Covid cases reported on April 5th in the Canary Islands

871 new Covid cases reported on April 5th in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update last Friday there have been 871 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.

Canary Islands bookings see a rise ahead of Easter holidays

Canary Islands bookings see a rise ahead of Easter holidays

The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights "the intense work that has been carried out in the last two years to increase air connectivity so he trusts that Tenerife will lead the archipelago's data "if the world situation stabilizes".

New alert for accumulated precipitation in Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma

New alert for accumulated precipitation in Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued, this Saturday, a new warning for accumulated precipitation on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife (during tomorrow, Sunday, April 3) and Lanzarote (where it will be in force from Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m.).

Canary Islands Covid report - 1 April 2022: 954 new cases in people over 60

Canary Islands Covid report - 1 April 2022: 954 new cases in people over 60

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, following the new indicators included in the Coronavirus Surveillance and Control Strategy agreed by the Ministry of Health with the Autonomous Communities, reports that since the last update on Tuesday, 954 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the target population group monitored now that the acute phase of the pandemic has passed.

Wind alert on Sunday in the Canary Islands - Check this weekend's forecast

Wind alert on Sunday in the Canary Islands - Check this weekend's forecast

The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, declares a Wind Alert situation in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria from 06:00 on Sunday, 3 April.

Caleta de Fuste Market (Fuerteventura) is reopening after being suspended for two years

Caleta de Fuste Market (Fuerteventura) is reopening after being suspended for two years

The City Council of Antigua has announced on Thursday, March 31 that it has voted to resume the market in Caleta de Fuste, which has been suspended for approximately two years as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Canary Islands continue at medium and low levels of Covid alert

Canary Islands continue at medium and low levels of Covid alert

The change in the COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy launched this week by the Ministry and the Autonomous Communities, establishes five risk levels (from 0 to 4) that range between controlled circulation, low, medium, high level and very high depending on the care pressure registered in each island.

Street parties at Tenerife Carnival 2022 begin on June 23

Street parties at Tenerife Carnival 2022 begin on June 23

The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has finally announced the full schedule for Tenerife Carnival 2022 and this year the street parties will be celebrated once again!

Coronavirus in the Canary Islands - 29 March 2022 (Biweekly reports)

Coronavirus in the Canary Islands - 29 March 2022 (Biweekly reports)

Wondering what is the situation in the Canary Island in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic? Did you have a holiday planned in the Canary Islands which is now affected by the current situation with the Coronavirus spread?

Intense weather on La Palma: hailstorm, heavy rain and wind lead to cancelled flights

Intense weather on La Palma: hailstorm, heavy rain and wind lead to cancelled flights

Intense rain has affected the island of La Palma this Monday morning, which has led to two flights being cancelled, one of them headed from La Palma to Tenerife and the other to Gran Canaria, plus other diverted flights and delays.

Yellow alert for wind and rain continues on Monday on some Canary Islands

Yellow alert for wind and rain continues on Monday on some Canary Islands

The yellow alert for wind, coastal phenomena and rain will continue on Monday throughout the islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, meaning Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro but also on the island of Gran Canaria (except for coastal phenomena).

Two beaches in the Canary Islands among the Best Beaches in Europe in 2022

Two beaches in the Canary Islands among the Best Beaches in Europe in 2022

A beach in Fuerteventura and one in Gran Canaria have been voted by Tripadvisor users and are now considered to be among the 25 Best Beaches in Europe in 2022.

Alert for rain and wind this weekend in the Canary Islands

Alert for rain and wind this weekend in the Canary Islands

Aemet, the State Meteorological Agency, has activated the yellow alert in the Canary Islands for rain and wind starting from noon on Saturday, March 26.

Chance of rain this weekend in the Canary Islands, especially on Sunday

Chance of rain this weekend in the Canary Islands, especially on Sunday

According to Aemet, this weekend the Canary Islands will be marked by meteorological instability, with rainfall and wind expected across the archipelago.

The end of local restrictions in the Canary Islands - what does this mean exactly?

The end of local restrictions in the Canary Islands - what does this mean exactly?

Since the announcement regarding the fact that local restrictions will be scrapped in the Canary Islands, there has been a lot of confusion in regards to which measures are to be scrapped and which measures will stay in place.

TUI expects to bring 1.3 million tourists to the Canary Islands this summer

TUI expects to bring 1.3 million tourists to the Canary Islands this summer

TUI Group held a meeting with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands to talk about the expectations regarding the summer season in the archipelago.

New walking trail in Gran Canaria, through the unique red eucalyptus trees of Valsequillo

New walking trail in Gran Canaria, through the unique red eucalyptus trees of Valsequillo

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through its Ministry of the Environment, has created a new path that runs through the unique forest of red eucalyptus trees found at the bottom of the Barranco de San Miguel, in Valsequillo.

Possible light rain and strong wind gusts on summits

Possible light rain and strong wind gusts on summits

According to Aemet's forecast, this Wednesday cloudy skies will be predominant in the afternoon on the northern slopes in the archipelago.

Canary Islands to lift all local Covid restrictions this Thursday

Canary Islands to lift all local Covid restrictions this Thursday

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced today that the Canary Islands will eliminate all restrictions this Thursday during the Governing Council reunion.

The calima will start to clear from Saturday in the Canary Islands

The calima will start to clear from Saturday in the Canary Islands

The Saharan dust continues to be present this Friday in the Canary Islands, being more intense in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and somewhat less notable in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

All the Canary Islands maintain the same alert levels this week

All the Canary Islands maintain the same alert levels this week

The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 17, and all the islands will maintain their current alert levels this week.

Saharan sand dust moves from the Peninsula to the Canary Islands

Saharan sand dust moves from the Peninsula to the Canary Islands

After a few stormy days, Aemet has announced that from today, March 17, the Saharan dust will enter the Canary Islands archipelago, especially the oriental islands, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria but also Tenerife.

Canary Islands will report Covid cases only twice a week

Canary Islands will report Covid cases only twice a week

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that the Covid reports regarding new infections will only be published twice a week, starting from yesterday, March 15th.

Incredible images of icy roads and frozen cars in Tenerife and La Palma

Incredible images of icy roads and frozen cars in Tenerife and La Palma

Storm Celia has brought two days of adverse weather in the Canary Islands, with rain, strong wind gusts over 150 km/h and a constant wind speed of 120 km/h in Izaña in Tenerife and also snow and ice on the summits of Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria.

Weather alerts for wind and waves in the Canary Islands extended for Tuesday

Weather alerts for wind and waves in the Canary Islands extended for Tuesday

Aemet has extended the orange warning (significant risk) for strong winds and high waves in the Canary Islands, as a consequence of storm Celia, which has already caused some damage in parts of the archipelago.

Storm Celia will affect the Canary Islands on Monday

Storm Celia will affect the Canary Islands on Monday

According to Aemet, storm Celia will affect almost the entire peninsula and the Canary and Balearic archipelagos as well, with abundant rainfall and sometimes mud, strong winds and rough seas.

Alert for strong wind and high waves on Monday in the Canary Islands

Alert for strong wind and high waves on Monday in the Canary Islands

The effects of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) will be felt starting from Monday in the Canaries, with a drop in temperatures and rain, especially in the north of the mountainous islands.

Alert for coastal phenomena this weekend in the Canary Islands

Alert for coastal phenomena this weekend in the Canary Islands

The yellow alert for coastal phenomena has been activated in the Canary Islands for this Saturday, March 12, based on Aemet's forecast and it specifically affects the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and El Hierro, as well as the east and west of La Palma, north of Gran Canaria and north and the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife.

Spain's Health System will only monitor serious Covid cases from now on

Spain's Health System will only monitor serious Covid cases from now on

The Ministry of Health in Spain has reached an agreement with the autonomous communities in regards to a transitory monitoring system against COVID-19 that will continue to work on the detection of serious cases, possible increases in incidence and discovering new variants.

Fuerteventura moves to Level 2, the rest of the Canaries stay at the same levels

Fuerteventura moves to Level 2, the rest of the Canaries stay at the same levels

The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 10, and it was announced that Fuerteventura will drop to Level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels.

Lanzarote accelerates the island's promotion for the summer season

Lanzarote accelerates the island's promotion for the summer season

The Cabildo de Lanzarote, through the Society for Foreign Promotion of Lanzarote (SPEL), has announced that they will intensify the promotional activity for the island for the upcoming summer season with actions that will be carried out over the coming weeks.

Rain could return to the Canary Islands next week

Rain could return to the Canary Islands next week

Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency) has announced that starting next Monday, March 14, the chances of rain in the Canary Islands will increase due to a low-pressure system located to the west and southwest of the Peninsula.

Los Pozos beach in Fuerteventura's capital will have a sunbed service and a beach bar

Los Pozos beach in Fuerteventura's capital will have a sunbed service and a beach bar

The City Council of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, has announced that Los Pozos beach will have a new service for sunbeds and umbrellas in a few weeks, once it has been authorized by the Port Authority.

Study finds 18,000 butterflies of 25 species in Tenerife, many of them endemic

Study finds 18,000 butterflies of 25 species in Tenerife, many of them endemic

The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Natural Environment and Safety Management Area and the Environmental Volunteering Office, has supported a monitoring campaign of daytime butterflies in Tenerife between 2017 and 2021. This study has allowed them to obtain information on a total of 17,805 individuals of 25 different species. Out of the total of existing species on the island, specimens of at least 89% of them have been identified.

Calima might return to the Canary Islands this week

Calima might return to the Canary Islands this week

According to Aemet, the calima might return to the Canary Islands this week from Thursday, March 10, especially in the easternmost islands of the archipelago, which are closer to the African continent.

Canary Islands update restrictions for all islands on levels 1, 2 and 3

Canary Islands update restrictions for all islands on levels 1, 2 and 3

The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 3, and it was announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert Level 3, while the rest of the islands will remain at their current level.

Maximum alert for strong wind reactivated in the Canary Islands

Maximum alert for strong wind reactivated in the Canary Islands

Aemet has just reactivated the alert for strong wind gusts in the Canary Islands, which will go into effect from Friday, March 4th and will be in place at least until the late hours of Saturday.

Cloudy sky and some rain in the Canary Islands

Cloudy sky and some rain in the Canary Islands

According to Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), the weather will be cloudy with occasional rains on Thursday and Friday in the Canary Islands archipelago.

The alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands continues on Monday

The alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands continues on Monday

Aemet has extended the alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands archipelago with gusts of up to 90 km/h announced on the summits of the mountainous islands.

Aemet issued a wind alert for all the Canary Islands this Sunday

Aemet issued a wind alert for all the Canary Islands this Sunday

Aemet (The Meteorological State Agency) has issued an alert due to strong winds in El Hierro, La Gomera and the summits of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria from 00:00 on Sunday, February 27th.

Mix of rain, wind and low chances of snow this weekend in the Canary Islands

Mix of rain, wind and low chances of snow this weekend in the Canary Islands

According to Aemet's forecast, the weather this weekend is likely to be characterized by rains, strong wind and even snow on the peaks of Tenerife and La Palma.

Tenerife drops to Level 3, Gran Canaria stays at Level 4

Tenerife drops to Level 3, Gran Canaria stays at Level 4

The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, February 24th, and it was announced that Tenerife will drop to Level 3, while Gran Canaria remains the only island still at Level 4.

Canary Islands expect to receive close to 15 million tourists in 2022

Canary Islands expect to receive close to 15 million tourists in 2022

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced today in Parliament that the air capacity in 2022 already exceeds the pre-Covid numbers, with the estimate that by the end of the year the archipelago will welcome close to 15 million tourists.

Showers and possible calima today in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Showers and possible calima today in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Aemet announced that the presence of subtropical clouds could lead to storms in the vicinity of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where there's a high probability of showers today, as well as of calima.

Canary Islands Tourism launches an Instagram campaign targeting UK teenagers

Canary Islands Tourism launches an Instagram campaign targeting UK teenagers

The Tourism Board for the Canary Islands will launch a campaign for two weeks on Instagram aimed at young people from the UK between 13 and 17 years of age who were only recently allowed back into Spain, since the requirement to be fully vaccinated was lifted for their age group.

Mt. Teide in Tenerife looks impressive under its white mantle this morning

Mt. Teide in Tenerife looks impressive under its white mantle this morning

This is one of the magical attractions of Tenerife during the winter months: you can enjoy the sunny weather in the South, while admiring the impressive silhouette of snow-covered Mt. Teide in the distance.

Snowfall in La Palma and Tenerife today, with two of the access roads to Teide closed

Snowfall in La Palma and Tenerife today, with two of the access roads to Teide closed

This morning, both Tenerife and La Palma were affected by light snowfall as was predicted by Aemet, leading to the closure of two access roads towards Mt. Teide.

Strong wind alert continues in the Canary Islands this Sunday

Strong wind alert continues in the Canary Islands this Sunday

The alert for strong winds and strong waves has been extended by Aemet for all day Saturday and most of Sunday as well, covering the whole province of Tenerife, as well as Gran Canaria.

Lanzarote drops to Level 2, Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay at Level 4, but with eased restrictions

Lanzarote drops to Level 2, Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay at Level 4, but with eased restrictions

Weekly update in Alert Levels in the Canary Islands today, February 17th: Lanzarote drops to Level 2, the only island to change its alert level, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current alert levels, but with eased restrictions.

Rainy weekend expected in the Canary Islands and yellow warning for wind activated

Rainy weekend expected in the Canary Islands and yellow warning for wind activated

Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), announced today that there are increased chances of rain in the Canary Islands archipelago this weekend, due to an Atlantic front and the rise of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels), a meteorological phenomenon that is specific to the Iberic Peninsula and the Mediterranean.

Cloudy skies and strong wind gusts of up to 70 km/h in the Canary Islands

Cloudy skies and strong wind gusts of up to 70 km/h in the Canary Islands

Strong wind gusts that may exceed speeds of 60 - 70 km/h are expected in the Canary Islands on Tuesday, February 15th, especially during the second half of the day.

The first container homes will arrive in La Palma from Galicia for the families affected by the eruption

The first container homes will arrive in La Palma from Galicia for the families affected by the eruption

The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing informed that the first container-type modular houses are being shipped from Galicia and will arrive in La Palma in the coming days in order to be allocated to the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma.

January 2022 was a warmer month than usual for the Canary Islands archipelago

January 2022 was a warmer month than usual for the Canary Islands archipelago

AEMET has just published the monthly climatic report for the month of January, and according to the data, January 2022 was the 10th warmest in the last 100 years for all of Spain and the one with the highest daytime temperatures since 1961.

New measures for alert levels in the Canary Islands - updated closing times, capacity, groups

New measures for alert levels in the Canary Islands - updated closing times, capacity, groups

Although there has been no change in alert levels this week and all Canary Islands stay at their current level for one more week, the Government has decided to relax the rules and restrictions for each level, despite the fact that the hospital pressure continues to be high.

Big annoucement: Spain will allow unvaccinated kids from the UK into the country

Big annoucement: Spain will allow unvaccinated kids from the UK into the country

According to El Confidencial (online Spanish newspaper), the central Government in Madrid is finalizing details for a new order that will allow unvaccinated British kids over the age of 12 to enter the country without the Covid-19 vaccine.

All Canary Islands stay at the same alert levels for one more week

All Canary Islands stay at the same alert levels for one more week

Although it was hinted earlier this week that some of the Canary Islands might drop to a lower alert level today due to improved data, it was just officially announced that all the islands will maintain their current alert levels unchanged for another week.

Hot weather with temperatures above normal in the Canary Islands for February

Hot weather with temperatures above normal in the Canary Islands for February

The forecasted temperatures for this Thursday in the Canary Islands are above normal for this time of the year, with a maximum of 27°C in both Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the two largest cities in the archipelago.

Some Canary Islands likely to move to lower alert levels on Thursday due to improved data

Some Canary Islands likely to move to lower alert levels on Thursday due to improved data

In a statement today, Ángel Víctor Torres, the President of the Canary Islands, has announced that it is probable that some of the islands will be moved to a lower alert level this week.

Record for Tenerife: 58.3 million euros in 2021 generated by movie productions

Record for Tenerife: 58.3 million euros in 2021 generated by movie productions

The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights that "the island is consolidated as a top destination for international audiovisual filming after the situation caused by the pandemic in 2020".

Yellow warning for strong wind gusts of over 70 km/h in the Canary Islands

Yellow warning for strong wind gusts of over 70 km/h in the Canary Islands

Aemet has issued a yellow level warning due to probable strong wind gusts from the southeast on the western slopes of the easternmost islands, and on the summits and western and northern slopes of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera.

Spain, one step closer towards ending the mandatory masks outdoors rule

Spain, one step closer towards ending the mandatory masks outdoors rule

After it was announced on Friday by the Minister of Health, Carlina Darias, that the end of mandatory masks outdoors is near, today the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) has approved the removal of this rule.

Portuguese man o' war spotted in Fuerteventura at Corralejo Grandes Playas

Portuguese man o' war spotted in Fuerteventura at Corralejo Grandes Playas

The City Council of La Oliva has announced that the Portuguese man o' war, a dangerous type of siphonophores (not really a jellyfish), has been encountered at Corralejo Grandes Playas in Fuerteventura.

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain

The Government of Spain will sign next Tuesday a Decree that will end the mandatory use of the mask outdoors, after it was imposed again on December 24th, when the number of new infections began to rise again due to the new Omicron variant.

Covid certificate no longer mandatory in the Canary Islands at any level

Covid certificate no longer mandatory in the Canary Islands at any level

The Government Council of the Canary Islands, ratified the order of the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, by which, given the pronounced decrease in the Cumulative Incidence experienced in recent weeks, revokes the mandatory use of the COVID certificate on islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4. In this way, the use of this document would become voluntary at all alert levels.

La Palma goes down to Level 3, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current level

La Palma goes down to Level 3, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current level

It was just announced today, February 3, that La Palma will go down to Alert Level 3 (from Alert Level 4), while the rest of the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert level.

The calima will continue to affect the Canary Islands over the weekend

The calima will continue to affect the Canary Islands over the weekend

It seems that the calima will continue to affect the Canary Islands over the next few days, especially the eastern islands more, like Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and also Gran Canaria.

Sunbeds will be back to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles beaches in Gran Canaria

Sunbeds will be back to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles beaches in Gran Canaria

The City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has requested on Monday that the service of sunbeds and umbrellas on Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas be resumed, after being suspended since March 14, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells confiscated at Fuerteventura Airport in just 4 months

Over 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells confiscated at Fuerteventura Airport in just 4 months

Cabildo de Fuertevenura announced that only in the last four months, more than 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells and rhodoliths have been confiscated at the airport.

Rainy weather in the Canary Islands, accompanied by storms in some areas

Rainy weather in the Canary Islands, accompanied by storms in some areas

According to Aemet, the rainfall will start in El Hierro on Tuesday night, moving then towards La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.

Calima continues, being more intense in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

Calima continues, being more intense in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

The yellow warning alert for calima continues to be active in the Canary Islands this Sunday, with the suspended dust being more intense in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.

Heavy rain causes floods in south of Tenerife, while Tacoronte is hit by strong hail

Heavy rain causes floods in south of Tenerife, while Tacoronte is hit by strong hail

The weather has been really crazy today in the Canary Islands, with a mix of calima, hail, heavy rain and snow, happening in different areas of the archipelago at different moments of the day, showing once again how different the microclimates can be.

Calima returns to some of the Canary Islands today

Calima returns to some of the Canary Islands today

According to Aemet's predictions, the calima will return to some of the Canary Islands this afternoon, after only a few days of absence, which have also brought precipitations to various areas of the archipelago, either in the form of rain or snow.

The snow in Tenerife leaves us with fantastic images of a white Mt. Teide

The snow in Tenerife leaves us with fantastic images of a white Mt. Teide

During the last two days, some parts of the Canary Islands have experienced a lot of (much needed) rain, as well as snow on the summits of Tenerife and La Palma, the islands with the highest altitudes in the archipelago.

Canary Islands level update: La Gomera moves to Level 3

Canary Islands level update: La Gomera moves to Level 3

It was just announced today, January 27th, that La Gomera will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.

Snow in La Palma and Tenerife, with closed access roads to Teide National Park due to ice

Snow in La Palma and Tenerife, with closed access roads to Teide National Park due to ice

Just like Aemet predicted, the DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) has brought to the Canary Islands precipitation in the forms of rainfall in some areas like La Laguna, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, while at high altitudes in both La Palma and Tenerife the precipitation came in the form of snow.

Holiday rentals in the Canaries start the year 2022 with 80% occupation

Holiday rentals in the Canaries start the year 2022 with 80% occupation

The occupation figures for holiday rentals in the Canary Islands, Spain's popular destination for winter sun, are situated between 70 and 80% at the start of 2022, as announced by Javier Valentín, vice president of the Canarian Association of Holiday Homes (Asociación Canaria del Alquiler Vacacional).

Moderate rainfall in some areas of the Canary Islands this week and also chances of snow

Moderate rainfall in some areas of the Canary Islands this week and also chances of snow

According to Aemet, the Canary Islands will experience increased instability with possible moderate rainfall on the northern slopes of the mountainous islands.

Over 10 million airline seats to the Canary Islands planned for summer 2022

Over 10 million airline seats to the Canary Islands planned for summer 2022

The first indicators of connectivity for the summer reflect a clear recovery for the Canary Islands to exceed pre-Covid levels. At the moment, the supply of air seats for the summer season, which begins in April and lasts until October, is 3.7% higher than in the summer of 2019.

Canary Islands weekly update: El Hierro moves to Alert Level 3

Canary Islands weekly update: El Hierro moves to Alert Level 3

It was just announced today, January 20th, that El Hierro will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.

Calima continues to affect the Canaries on Thursday, as well as heavy rain in La Palma

Calima continues to affect the Canaries on Thursday, as well as heavy rain in La Palma

All the Canary Islands, except for El Hierro, are still on a yellow warning alert this Thursday due to either calima, heavy rain, or strong winds.

Canary Islands recover over 50% of tourist activity in 2021 and hope for 90% recovery in 2022

Canary Islands recover over 50% of tourist activity in 2021 and hope for 90% recovery in 2022

The Canary Islands inaugurated their pavilion at Fitur 2022 International Tourism Fair in Madrid, announcing the recovery of more than 50% of their tourist activity in 2021 and the forecast that in 2022 this will reach 90%.

Calima returns to the Canaries this Wednesday, with strong winds in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Calima returns to the Canaries this Wednesday, with strong winds in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

According to Aemet's forecast, on Wednesday, January 19, the calima will return to the Canary Islands after only a short break that followed the intense episode that happened during the weekend.

Gran Canaria and La Palma move to Alert Level 4

Gran Canaria and La Palma move to Alert Level 4

It was just announced today, January 18th, that the islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma will move to Alert Level 4 starting from Saturday, January 22.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife postpones its 2022 carnival until June

Santa Cruz de Tenerife postpones its 2022 carnival until June

The mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, has announced that the authorities, together with the groups participating in the carnival, have decided to postpone the celebration of events until summe ...

Mix of wind and rain expected in the Canary Islands today, except in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

Mix of wind and rain expected in the Canary Islands today, except in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

After a few days of intense calima, the rain will pour over the Canary Islands to wash away the sand that loomed over the archipelago persistently in what was seen as an event of significant proportions.

Heavy rain and strong winds will follow the calima in the Canary Islands

Heavy rain and strong winds will follow the calima in the Canary Islands

The Government of the Canary Islands has issued a Wind Alert for the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife starting from 0.00 am on January 16. The rest of the Archipelago remains in a pre-alert situation.

Intense calima of historic proportions affects the Canary Islands at the moment

Intense calima of historic proportions affects the Canary Islands at the moment

Just as it was announced by Aemet, the usually sunny blue sky of the Canary Islands has been covered by the Saharan dust this afternoon, January 14th, 2022.

Calima and strong winds alert in the Canary Islands this weekend

Calima and strong winds alert in the Canary Islands this weekend

Another episode of calima was announced by Aemet for this weekend in the Canary Islands, starting from this Friday, January 14th and accompanied by strong gusts of wind.

All Canary Islands maintain their current Alert Level, Tenerife is still the only one at Level 4

All Canary Islands maintain their current Alert Level, Tenerife is still the only one at Level 4

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands announced today, January 13th, that all the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert levels.

The 2022 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be delayed for two weeks

The 2022 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be delayed for two weeks

The mayor of Las Palmas, Augusto Hidalgo, has announced on Wednesday, January 12th, that this year's carnival in the capital will be delayed for two weeks.

Temperatures slightly rising in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura this Thursday

Temperatures slightly rising in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura this Thursday

Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - Thursday, 13 January 2022 According to Aemet's forecast, on Thursday, January 13th, the temperatures will slightly rise in the Canary Islands, although some intervals of clouds might be possible.

Decrease in temperatures and possible frost in Tenerife and La Palma on Tuesday

Decrease in temperatures and possible frost in Tenerife and La Palma on Tuesday

Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - 11 January 2022 According to Aemet, this Tuesday the sky will be predominantly clear, with few cloudy intervals.

Calima warning: Saharan dust will affect the Canary Islands this Sunday

Calima warning: Saharan dust will affect the Canary Islands this Sunday

Aemet Canarias has issued an alert warning about the presence of Saharan dust in suspension over the Canary Islands this Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Tenerife at Level 4: What are level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands?

Tenerife at Level 4: What are level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands?

It was announced yesterday that due to a rise in new infections Tenerife will go up to Level 4, which means more restrictions, although the measures have been revised by the Government, by taking into account the high level of vaccination that exists now in the Canary Islands, as compared to the previous times when Level 4 was in place in the archipelago.

Differences between different Alert Levels in the Canary Islands. What does level 4 mean for tourists?

Differences between different Alert Levels in the Canary Islands. What does level 4 mean for tourists?

There is a weekly review on Thursdays for the Alert Levels in the Canary Islands, which are established based on the number of new cases, hospital pressure and other factors. A higher level usually means more restrictions in place (level 4 is the maximum level and level 1 is the minimum level).

Canary Islands update: Tenerife moves to Level 4, Lanzarote and La Palma move to Level 3

Canary Islands update: Tenerife moves to Level 4, Lanzarote and La Palma move to Level 3

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, January 7th, the health alert levels: Tenerife moves to Alert Level 4 (the highest alert level, with most restrictions), while Lanzarote and La Palma move to Alert Level 3.

The Superior Court did NOT approve the NYE curfew in the Canary Islands

The Superior Court did NOT approve the NYE curfew in the Canary Islands

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has just announced that it does not authorize the curfew requested by the local Government for the NYE night, the night of 2nd of January and the Reyes night.

New Year's Eve rules in the Canary Islands: maximum 10 non-cohabiting people at reunions on islands at levels 2 and 3

New Year's Eve rules in the Canary Islands: maximum 10 non-cohabiting people at reunions on islands at levels 2 and 3

The Government of the Canary Islands agreed at the meeting held today to limit private reunions to 10 people, except for cohabitants, both in open and closed spaces, during the days of December 31 and January 1st on the islands that are at alert levels 2 and 3, while also recommending that all participants have the full vaccination scheme.

Canary Islands update: Lanzarote and El Hierro move up to Alert Level 2

Canary Islands update: Lanzarote and El Hierro move up to Alert Level 2

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 29, the health alert levels: El Hierro and Lanzarote (including also La Graciosa) move to Alert Level 2, while the rest of the islands stay at their current alert levels.

Canary Islands Gov plans to impose a curfew on New Year's Eve and Reyes

Canary Islands Gov plans to impose a curfew on New Year's Eve and Reyes

It was just announced that the Government of the Canary Islands has requested today from the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) to ratify a night curfew on islands placed at levels 2 and 3 on New Year's Eve and on Three Kings night.

The eruption on La Palma has officially ended after 85 days and 8 hours

The eruption on La Palma has officially ended after 85 days and 8 hours

It was officially announced today that the volcanic eruption of La Palma that began on September 19 at 3.11 p.m. in the Cumbre Vieja area has ended on December 13 at 10:21 p.m., which means that the volcano has erupted for 85 days and 8 hours, which makes it the longest eruption since historical data about eruptions have been recorded on the island.

Covid certificate will be mandatory in the Canary Islands starting from December 25th on islands at level 3 or 4

Covid certificate will be mandatory in the Canary Islands starting from December 25th on islands at level 3 or 4

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has decided to ratify the implementation of the COVID certificate in the Canary Islands, which means that its use will be mandatory, for all sectors that are subject to capacity restrictions or schedules on the islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4.

Strong waves caused a lot of damage on the coastal road in Garachico, Tenerife

Strong waves caused a lot of damage on the coastal road in Garachico, Tenerife

Strong waves came crashing into the coastal road in Garachico, Tenerife, in the early hours of Friday, December 24th, leaving residents scared and surprised, as there had been no warning that such phenomena were expected.

Canary Islands update: Tenerife and Gran Canaria stay at Level 3, La Gomera moves to Level 2

Canary Islands update: Tenerife and Gran Canaria stay at Level 3, La Gomera moves to Level 2

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 23, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both stay at Alert Level 3, despite the increase in the number of new cases, while La Gomera moves to Alert Level 2.

New mask rules in Spain (and Canary Islands): when you have to wear one and what are the exceptions

New mask rules in Spain (and Canary Islands): when you have to wear one and what are the exceptions

After yesterday's announcement, today a new decree was approved by the Council of Ministers regarding the use of masks, which means that mask-wearing outdoors will be once again mandatory in Spain starting from Friday, December 24th.

Masks will be once again mandatory outdoors in Spain

Masks will be once again mandatory outdoors in Spain

It was announced today that wearing masks outdoors in Spain will be once again mandatory, starting from Friday, December 24th.

Maximum 10 people at Christmas reunions on those Canary Islands placed at levels 2 and 3

Maximum 10 people at Christmas reunions on those Canary Islands placed at levels 2 and 3

The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this afternoon, that the regional Executive established a limit of a maximum of ten people (non-cohabitants) who meet in a private environment during the days 24 and 25 December. This limit is set in the case of islands at levels 2 and 3.

Cabildo de Fuerteventura asks the central Government to review the conditions imposed for British families traveling with children to Spain

Cabildo de Fuerteventura asks the central Government to review the conditions imposed for British families traveling with children to Spain

The new restrictions imposed on travel from the UK prevent children between the ages of 12 and 17 from entering Spain because they don't have yet the full vaccination scheme, while children from other countries such as Germany or Sweden are allowed to enter with a test.

Canary Islands Gov will ask the Supreme Court to make the Covid certificate mandatory

Canary Islands Gov will ask the Supreme Court to make the Covid certificate mandatory

Yesterday was announced that the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will move to alert level 3 from Saturday due to a high increase in the number of new cases, while La Palma will move to level 2.

Canary Islands update: Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3

Canary Islands update: Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 16, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 3, La Palma moves to Alert Level 2, while the other islands will maintain their current alert levels.

Canary Islands restrictions at each Alert Level (with or without Covid certificate)

Canary Islands restrictions at each Alert Level (with or without Covid certificate)

These are the new closing times in the Canary Islands, after the extension that allowed the increase of closing times, capacities, and group sizes set on September 30th has come to an end on December 15th.

La Palma volcano gives clear signs that the eruption might be over

La Palma volcano gives clear signs that the eruption might be over

According to the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the volcanic tremor has disappeared since Monday night at around 9:00 p.m., which is the longest period of inactivity since the eruption began on September 19.

Over a third of La Palma's population had to be confined due to poor air quality

Over a third of La Palma's population had to be confined due to poor air quality

Due to high levels of air quality in sulfur dioxide, the authorities in La Palma had to order yesterday the confinement of the population in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte.

A storm will reach the Canary Islands this week with rains and possible calima

A storm will reach the Canary Islands this week with rains and possible calima

According to Aemet, a storm is approaching the Canary Islands archipelago this week, and the first island affected will be La Palma starting from Tuesday. The storm will reach the rest of the islands in the next few hours or possibly on Wednesday.

The current volcanic eruption is now the longest in La Palma's history

The current volcanic eruption is now the longest in La Palma's history

The current volcanic eruption on La Palma started on September 19th and at that moment probably no one thought that it will last this long, surpassing the previous longest eruption known to happen on the island.

Confirmed: Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Level 2 and Fuerteventura stays at level 3

Confirmed: Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Level 2 and Fuerteventura stays at level 3

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today the health alert levels with consolidated data as of December 9, on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19, which are rising to the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2.

Starting from today, establishments in the Canary Islands can request the Covid certificate to enter their premises

Starting from today, establishments in the Canary Islands can request the Covid certificate to enter their premises

Friday, December 10th, is the first day when the Covid certificate comes into effect in the Canary Islands and establishments can request it in order to allow customers to enter their premises.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria will likely go to Alert Level 2 tomorrow

Tenerife and Gran Canaria will likely go to Alert Level 2 tomorrow

At the press conference held today, Antonio Olivera, vice-counselor of the Presidency, has informed that a definitive announcement of the new alert levels will take place tomorrow, but he confirmed that based on the current data both Tenerife and Gran Canaria will go to Level 2.

Canary Islands under yellow warning alert due to strong wind and waves

Canary Islands under yellow warning alert due to strong wind and waves

The State Meteorological Agency ( Aemet ) has activated for this Thursday the yellow warning (risk) due to wind and strong waves, especially in the afternoon and evening, across all the Canary Islands.

Rainy weather and lower temperatures expected this Thursday in the Canary Islands

Rainy weather and lower temperatures expected this Thursday in the Canary Islands

According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), it is expected that from December 9th the Canary Islands archipelago will experience widespread rainfall in practically the entire territory.

Travellers to the UK will need to have a Covid test before departure

Travellers to the UK will need to have a Covid test before departure

It was just announced that travellers going to the UK will be required to have a Covid test before their departure in an effort to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant.

Bars and restaurants in the Canary Islands will be able to request the Covid certificate to enter their premises

Bars and restaurants in the Canary Islands will be able to request the Covid certificate to enter their premises

It was announced that the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TJSC) has ratified today, December 4th, the measure proposed by the Canary Islands Government, which would allow establishments to ask for the Covid certificate in order to accede to their premises.

Canary Islands want to attract long-stay tourists - Take a break in the best climate in the world

Canary Islands want to attract long-stay tourists - Take a break in the best climate in the world

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands has launched a new tourism campaign under the slogan 'Take a break in the best climate in the world', planning to attract a segment of visitors that reduces dependence on air connectivity and encourages a more sustainable consumption of resources.

Spanish Navy helps shuttle farmers on La Palma to care for their plantations

Spanish Navy helps shuttle farmers on La Palma to care for their plantations

Since the start of the volcanic eruption, a lot of roads on La Palma have been destroyed or cut off by the lava, so for some local farmers, it has become impossible to get to their plantations.

Canary Islands update: Fuerteventura moves up to Level 3 and Lanzarote goes down to Level 1

Canary Islands update: Fuerteventura moves up to Level 3 and Lanzarote goes down to Level 1

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 2nd, the health alert levels, with consolidated data as of December 1: Fuerteventura moves up at level 3, while Lanzarote goes down to level 1 (including La Graciosa).

La Palma airport reopens, after being closed for a week

La Palma airport reopens, after being closed for a week

La Palma airport has once again reopened for commercial flights on Saturday, after being closed since November 20.

UK travellers will have to be fully vaccinated to enter Spain from December 1

UK travellers will have to be fully vaccinated to enter Spain from December 1

Spain has announced stricter entry rules as of December 1: people from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland will only be permitted entry if they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and not with negative tests or proof of having overcome the disease.

Lava completely destroyed a cemetery and a solar farm on La Palma

Lava completely destroyed a cemetery and a solar farm on La Palma

Las Manchas cemetery, a solar farm, and also several other houses have sadly been destroyed after the reopening of an eruptive fissure on the eastern side of the main cone of the volcano in La Palma.

ALDI plans to open 20 stores in the Canary Islands

ALDI plans to open 20 stores in the Canary Islands

ALDI has announced yesterday that it plans to start operations in the Canary Islands starting from the second half of 2022, while at the moment the company is building its first logistics platform in the archipelago, in Gran Canaria, in the area of Arinaga.

Scenes from La Palma that look like in a Sci-Fi movie: lava and lightning on the sky and a new eruptive mouth opens up from under a house

Scenes from La Palma that look like in a Sci-Fi movie: lava and lightning on the sky and a new eruptive mouth opens up from under a house

As the volcanic eruption on La Palma continues, the island has been the scene of some unique occurrences recently, when a new eruptive mouth opened up from under a house.

Snow expected in Tenerife and first incidents due to rain in the Canary Islands

Snow expected in Tenerife and first incidents due to rain in the Canary Islands

As it was predicted by AEMET, the Canary Islands are experiencing the first heavy rains of the season and on the island of Tenerife, it's also expected to snow at high altitudes.

Canary Islands weekly update: No change in alert levels this week

Canary Islands weekly update: No change in alert levels this week

According to a statement by the President of the Government of Canary Islands, in an interview for Radio Marca Tenerife, this week there will be no changes in alert levels in the aechipelago.

Heavy rain alert updated to Orange in the case of Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera

Heavy rain alert updated to Orange in the case of Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated the heavy rain alert in the case of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma from yellow to orange for tomorrow, November 26.

Heavy rain in the Canary Islands this Friday. Yellow warning activated also for Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

Heavy rain in the Canary Islands this Friday. Yellow warning activated also for Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains also on the islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.

Yellow alert for heavy rains in Tenerife and La Palma

Yellow alert for heavy rains in Tenerife and La Palma

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma.

Several areas of La Palma in confinement before a new lava flow reaches the sea

Several areas of La Palma in confinement before a new lava flow reaches the sea

The Government of the Canary Islands ordered the confinement of residents living in Tazacorte, San Borondón and the area of ​​El Cardón up to the Camino los Palomares, due to the arrival of the lava that had advanced for days between the mountains of Todoque and La Laguna.

National visitors from other Spanish communities will need a Covid certificate to enter Canary Islands

National visitors from other Spanish communities will need a Covid certificate to enter Canary Islands

The Government of the Canary Islands announced yesterday that starting from December 1 national passengers entering the Canary Islands from other communities in Spain, by air or sea, will need to show either the COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a diagnostic test of negative active infection or the certificate of having surpassed the disease less than 6 months before the date of arrival.

Canary Islands want to make the Covid certificate mandatory for some indoor activities

Canary Islands want to make the Covid certificate mandatory for some indoor activities

The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this Thursday that the Governing Council has agreed that the "Covid certificate" will be introduced as a requirement for certain activities in the archipelago.

Canary Islands weekly update: Lanzarote goes back to Alert Level 2

Canary Islands weekly update: Lanzarote goes back to Alert Level 2

The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 18, that the island of Lanzarote will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels for one more week.

Around the world in 8 islands, a new promotional campaign for the Canary Islands

Around the world in 8 islands, a new promotional campaign for the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands wants to promote the archipelago among travelers from European countries who are interested in exploring new landscapes and trying new experiences and who are looking to visit authentic places, where traditions are still alive.

Differences between Level 1 and Level 2 rules regarding Covid in the Canary Islands

Differences between Level 1 and Level 2 rules regarding Covid in the Canary Islands

It was announced yesterday, November 11th, that due to a rise in the number of new infections Fuerteventura will go back to alert level 2, while the rest of the Canary Islands will remain at level 1.

Canary Islands weekly update: Fuerteventura goes back to Level 2

Canary Islands weekly update: Fuerteventura goes back to Level 2

The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 11, that the island of Fuerteventura will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands continue for another week at alert level 1 (level 1 is considered as the "green traffic light").

For the first time, Lanzarote will have direct flights with Lisbon, Naples, Bratislava and Wroclaw

For the first time, Lanzarote will have direct flights with Lisbon, Naples, Bratislava and Wroclaw

These four air connections are part of the total of 13 new routes that Ryanair, Vueling, Wizzair, Jet2 and Lufthansa have included in their winter schedule for the upcoming season.

Canary Islands prepare for 1.5 million cruise passengers this winter

Canary Islands prepare for 1.5 million cruise passengers this winter

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced that between November and January, 622 ships with 1.5 million seats are expected to arrive in the archipelago.

Canary Islands get 41 awards at the World Cheese Awards 2021 competition

Canary Islands get 41 awards at the World Cheese Awards 2021 competition

The XXIII edition of the World Cheese Awards, held in Oviedo, has brought to the Canary Islands 41 awards for different types of cheeses, 18 more than in the previous edition, held in 2019. The winning samples have competed against another 4,038 that have come from 45 countries around the world and they have been evaluated by a jury made up of more than 250 people.

All Canary Islands remain at Level 1 for the third consecutive week

All Canary Islands remain at Level 1 for the third consecutive week

The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 4, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for the third consecutive week.

Fuerteventura is a favorite choice for Brits this winter, with 10% increase in demand

Fuerteventura is a favorite choice for Brits this winter, with 10% increase in demand

Fuerteventura shows the second-largest increase in the Canary Islands in terms of tourism demand from the British market. Airlines and tour operators also agree that the island is a favorite choice for Brits during the winter season.

Fred Olsen's ferry service between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura suspended for routine inspection

Fred Olsen's ferry service between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura suspended for routine inspection

Fred Olsen announced they will stop operating between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura between November 3 and November 10 (both days included), resuming its usual service from the 11th of that same month.

Buses will take tourists to see the volcanic eruption in La Palma this weekend

Buses will take tourists to see the volcanic eruption in La Palma this weekend

Monday is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, so with a long weekend ahead, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the director of Pevolcan, has announced that there will be buses running to take tourists to see the volcanic eruption happening in La Palma.

All the Canary Islands remain at Level 1 for another week

All the Canary Islands remain at Level 1 for another week

The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 28, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for another week, although the cumulative incidence at 7 days increased by 46.3% compared to the previous week.

Festival de la Tapa 2021 in Caleta de Fuste and Antigua, Fuerteventura

Festival de la Tapa 2021 in Caleta de Fuste and Antigua, Fuerteventura

This year the 3rd edition of the Festival de la Tapa will take place in the municipality of Antigua in Fuerteventura, and over 20 restaurants will participate in the 2021 edition of the event.

2.1 million air seats scheduled this winter between the UK and the Canary Islands

2.1 million air seats scheduled this winter between the UK and the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands tourism board will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM), where they will present a mobile app optimized for visitors to learn more information about the islands.

Maxorata, a cheese from Fuerteventura, chosen as the best cured goat cheese in Spain in 2021

Maxorata, a cheese from Fuerteventura, chosen as the best cured goat cheese in Spain in 2021

The Maxorata Pimentón Curado cheese has won the first prize for the category of cured goat cheeses in the 11th edition of the GourmetQuesos Championship, held at Madrid Gourmet Show.

Canary Islands weekly update: All the islands remain at Level 1

Canary Islands weekly update: All the islands remain at Level 1

The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 21, that all the Canary Islands will stay at alert level 1 due to their good epidemiological indicators.

More people evacuated in La Palma as the lava advances

More people evacuated in La Palma as the lava advances

Last night, more people had to evacuate their homes on La Palma due to the lava flow advancing towards their homes on its way to the sea.

What are the rules and measures regarding Covid on Level 1 in the Canary Islands?

What are the rules and measures regarding Covid on Level 1 in the Canary Islands?

Since Thursday, October 14th, all the islands in the Canary Islands archipelago are now placed at alert level 1 in terms of Covid restrictions, which is the lowest level and it's based on the low infection rate.

La Palma volcano: a second lava flow will reach the sea soon

La Palma volcano: a second lava flow will reach the sea soon

According to David Calvo, the spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), in a declaration for EFE today, the second lava flow will reach the sea in just a few hours, as the eruption continues at a fast pace.

Aeroexpress bus line from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje is operational again

Aeroexpress bus line from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje is operational again

Starting from Monday, October 18th, the bus service between Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofía airport) and Costa Adeje is operational again, after being shut due to the pandemic and lack of tourists coming over.

United Airlines launches direct flights between Tenerife and New York

United Airlines launches direct flights between Tenerife and New York

Great news for the tourism industry in Tenerife: United Airlines has announced that it will launch a direct route between New York and Tenerife, starting from mid-2022.

Canary Islands suspend requirement to show Covid certificates to stay in tourist accommodation

Canary Islands suspend requirement to show Covid certificates to stay in tourist accommodation

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that it is temporarily suspending, in principle until January 31, 2022, the obligation to show a covid certificate, a negative test, or proof of having had the disease in the last six months in order to stay in a hotel.

Canary Islands weekly update: Fuerteventura finally goes to Alert Level 1

Canary Islands weekly update: Fuerteventura finally goes to Alert Level 1

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 14th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 2 to level 1. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

Tourist bus in Las Palmas resumes operation from Friday, October 15

Tourist bus in Las Palmas resumes operation from Friday, October 15

The two-story Hop-on Hop-off buses in the capital of Gran Canaria will start running again from next Friday, October 15. For the first weekend, the company will offer a special discount for Canarian residents.

New lava stream provokes more destruction on La Palma

New lava stream provokes more destruction on La Palma

Since Saturday, when the north part of the volcanic cone collapsed, the eruptive activity of the volcano has increased and the lava is now more fluid so it flows quicker and keeps destroying more areas and buildings.

Canary Islands increase events capacity for islands on Levels 1 and 2

Canary Islands increase events capacity for islands on Levels 1 and 2

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced the expansion of the maximum capacity allowed for islands placed at alert levels 1 and 2, which are the levels at which all the islands are already found.

Blue Sea Dragons appear on the beaches in Corralejo

Blue Sea Dragons appear on the beaches in Corralejo

The city council of La Oliva has announced that there have been sightings of Blue Sea Dragons on the beaches near Corralejo, so people should be extremely careful when going in the sea, because their sting can be dangerous.

Canary Islands weekly update: Tenerife moves to Alert Level 1

Canary Islands weekly update: Tenerife moves to Alert Level 1

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 7th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 2 to level 1. This ise the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

La Palma update: Data indicates that the eruption will not end soon

La Palma update: Data indicates that the eruption will not end soon

According to PEVOLCA, the data on seismicity, geochemistry and deformation indicate that the end of the volcano's eruption in La Palma is not near, so people should be prepared for more days of continuous eruption still.

La Palma update: Volcano opens 2 new eruptive mouths and thousands more people are confined

La Palma update: Volcano opens 2 new eruptive mouths and thousands more people are confined

PEVOLCA announced that there are now two more eruptive mouths in La Palma, so there's a new lava flow that could merge at some point with the other initial lava stream.

Good news: Fuerteventura moves to Level 2 and Gran Canaria to Level 1

Good news: Fuerteventura moves to Level 2 and Gran Canaria to Level 1

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 30th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 3 to level 2 and in the case of Gran Canaria from level 2 to level 1. These are the only changes in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will host the Kitefoil World Series 2021

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will host the Kitefoil World Series 2021

The coast of Jandía will be the location of the semifinals of the Kitefoil World Series in 2021, which will be held for the first time in Fuerteventura between November 23 and 27.

La Palma update: Lava has created a 500 meters wide delta

La Palma update: Lava has created a 500 meters wide delta

The lava from the eruption on La Palma has destroyed a lot of land and homes on its way to the sea, but since reaching the sea it has started to accumulate and it's now making the island of La Palma grow.

La Palma eruption: The lava reached the sea in the coastal area of Tazacorte

La Palma eruption: The lava reached the sea in the coastal area of Tazacorte

Last night, 10 days after the eruption on La Palma had started, the lava flow reached the sea at around 11:03 pm Canarian time.

Ash cloud could affect air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera on Wednesday

Ash cloud could affect air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera on Wednesday

Although the volcanic eruption in La Palma is still continuing with its strombolian characteristics, currently it has a more effusive character compared to the previous days and the air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera could be affected by the ash cloud tomorrow.

The markets in Maspalomas are reopening on Friday, October 1

The markets in Maspalomas are reopening on Friday, October 1

The Councilor for Markets in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, María Ángeles Rodríguez, has announced the market in Maspalomas will resume its activity on Friday, October 1.

On Monday, the volcano on La Palma took a break, then started erupting again. When will it stop for good?

On Monday, the volcano on La Palma took a break, then started erupting again. When will it stop for good?

The eruption started on the island of La Palma on Sunday, September 19th and on Monday, September 27th, the volcano took a break for a few hours, while people were getting their hopes up that this could be the end of the disaster.

In Apple TV's new series 'Foundation,' you can recognize places from Tenerife and Fuerteventura

In Apple TV's new series 'Foundation,' you can recognize places from Tenerife and Fuerteventura

The municipality of Tuineje, in Fuerteventura, partially hosted the filming of "Foundation", Apple TV's new science fiction series.

La Palma update: The volcanic tremor and explosive activity have almost stopped

La Palma update: The volcanic tremor and explosive activity have almost stopped

This is a short updated published by INVOLCAN (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias / Canary Islands Volcanology Institute).

Several neighborhoods of La Palma in confinement as lava is approaching the sea

Several neighborhoods of La Palma in confinement as lava is approaching the sea

The Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, reports that yesterday after 7:00 p.m., the central area of ​​Todoque, in the municipality of Los llanos de Aridane, has been overtaken by the lava flow of the volcano, crossing the LP-213 highway.

INVOLCAN announces a drop in pressure in the magmatic system of Cumbre Vieja

INVOLCAN announces a drop in pressure in the magmatic system of Cumbre Vieja

INVOLCAN, The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, has just announced that a process of deflation has been registered, which could indicate a decrease in pressure in the Cumbre Vieja magmatic system.

The lava emitted by the volcano in La Palma has slowed down again

The lava emitted by the volcano in La Palma has slowed down again

Currently, there are at least three simultaneous lava emission points in the crater of the volcano on La Palma, while the two emission points that appeared on Friday have merged into a single point.

La Palma update: The volcano cone broke on the southwest side

La Palma update: The volcano cone broke on the southwest side

It was just announced that the volcano cone currently erupting on the island of La Palma has broken on the southwest part and there is now a larger quantity of lava flowing towards the sea.

New eruptive mouth appeared on the volcano on La Palma

New eruptive mouth appeared on the volcano on La Palma

INVOLCAN has just announced that a new eruptive mouth has opened up on the flank of the active cone of the volcano on La Palma.

Visit Mirador del Faro de la Sardina, a newly renovated viewpoint on Gran Canaria's northwest coast

Visit Mirador del Faro de la Sardina, a newly renovated viewpoint on Gran Canaria's northwest coast

Mirador del Faro de la Sardina has been renovated with an investment of 82,962.44 euros, and will now be an added feature on the route of tourist attractions in Gran Canaria.

Gases from the volcanic eruption will get this Friday to Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro

Gases from the volcanic eruption will get this Friday to Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro

AEMET, Spain's State Meteorological Agency, has announced that the gases from the volcanic eruption on La Palma will be directed today, September 24th, towards the islands of El Hierro and de La Gomera and parts of Tenerife.

La Palma update: acid rain is ruled out given the current meteorological conditions

La Palma update: acid rain is ruled out given the current meteorological conditions

During yesterday's meeting, the Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, presented the current situation and the immediate prospects, and the spokesperson for the scientific committee, María José Blanco, conveyed the committee's latest conclusions to the attendees.

All the Canary Islands remain at their current alert levels

All the Canary Islands remain at their current alert levels

The Ministry of Health has announced today Thursday, September 23rd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the Canary Islands will remain at their current alert level for another week.

Canary Islands Government is managing the purchase of 280 homes for the people in La Palma affected by the eruption

Canary Islands Government is managing the purchase of 280 homes for the people in La Palma affected by the eruption

The counselor Sebastián Franquis informs that the Housing department staff is now trying to locate owners of empty houses that are already finished or about to be finished, for their immediate acquisition, so they can be made available for the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption.

La Palma update: lava advances very slowly, so it's not certain anymore that it will reach the sea

La Palma update: lava advances very slowly, so it's not certain anymore that it will reach the sea

According to the authorities, the lava flows in La Palma are now advancing really slowly, at a pace of about 12 meters per hour, continuing on its way to the sea, although some experts now doubt that it will ever reach it.

Could the volcanic eruption in La Palma affect flights to the other Canary Islands?

Could the volcanic eruption in La Palma affect flights to the other Canary Islands?

After the volcanic eruption started on La Palma on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, many people have been wondering if this event could impact flights coming or going from the other Canary Islands.

La Palma update: the wall of lava is now 12 m high and has destroyed around 200 homes

La Palma update: the wall of lava is now 12 m high and has destroyed around 200 homes

Involcan, the Canary Islands Institute for Volcanology, has confirmed yesterday afternoon on Twitter that the "Canary Islands Seismic Network has been registering a strong increase in the amplitude of the volcanic tremor in the last four hours, which is an indicator of the intensity of strombolian explosive activity in the active mouths at this time ”.

The markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguin are restarting in October

The markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguin are restarting in October

The municipal markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguín will be organized again from October 1, after more than a year and a half of being suspended as a result of the pandemic.

A new eruptive mouth has opened up in La Palma

A new eruptive mouth has opened up in La Palma

The Canary Islands emergency coordinating center, reported last night at 9:15 p.m. (local time) that a new eruptive mouth has appeared in Tacande, in the municipality of El Paso.

The lava will likely reach the coastal area of La Palma this evening

The lava will likely reach the coastal area of La Palma this evening

The president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced that based on expert's estimates, the lava flow will reach the coastal area at around 8:00 p.m today.

La Palma eruption: the lava flows advance with 700 m per hour

La Palma eruption: the lava flows advance with 700 m per hour

According to the data provided by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), the lava flows from this Sunday's eruption in La Palma advance with a speed of about 700 meters/hour and have a temperature of 1,075 ºC.

The volcano in La Palma has started erupting

The volcano in La Palma has started erupting

The volcano in La Palma has just started erupting.

Fewer earthquakes in La Palma, but the land has risen 10 cm

Fewer earthquakes in La Palma, but the land has risen 10 cm

The Scientific Committee reports that there is a decrease in the number of earthquakes and in their magnitude as well, but that the land deformation has increased to 10 cm.

Opening hours extended for nightlife, if venues request Covid certificates

Opening hours extended for nightlife, if venues request Covid certificates

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced today changes in the opening hours of nightlife venues, for those places that decide to request and check Covid certificates from clients.

Tenerife drops to Level 2, the rest of the levels remain unchanged

Tenerife drops to Level 2, the rest of the levels remain unchanged

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 16th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

The yellow traffic light and the volcanic risk alert are maintained in La Palma

The yellow traffic light and the volcanic risk alert are maintained in La Palma

The Scientific Committee reports that the seismic activity has intensified in the last day, but they insist there is still no clear evidence of an imminent eruption in La Palma.

Alert Situation declared in La Palma due to increased seismic activity

Alert Situation declared in La Palma due to increased seismic activity

Due to the increased seismic activity in the area of Cumbre Vieja, the island of La Palma is placed under alert level with the activation of the yellow warning code due to volcanic risk.

Guguy could become the first National Park in Gran Canaria

Guguy could become the first National Park in Gran Canaria

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has announced that the island's government is committed to achieving the declaration as National Park for Guguy in the shortest time possible.

Cabildo de Fuerteventura considers unjust the measure to maintain the island on Level 3

Cabildo de Fuerteventura considers unjust the measure to maintain the island on Level 3

The government team from Cabildo de Fuerteventura sees the measure of maintaining Fuerteventura at Alert Level as completely unjustified.

Lanzarote Handicraft Fair 2021 | 32nd Edition | 10 - 15 September 2021

Lanzarote Handicraft Fair 2021 | 32nd Edition | 10 - 15 September 2021

More than 80 master craftsmen will be present at the opening of the 32nd edition of the Insular Handicraft Fair in Lanzarote (Feria de Artesania Lanzarote).

Gran Canaria drops to Level 2 and the rest of the islands remain at the current levels

Gran Canaria drops to Level 2 and the rest of the islands remain at the current levels

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 9th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

Visit Mirador de Haria, the newly renovated viewpoint in Lanzarote

Visit Mirador de Haria, the newly renovated viewpoint in Lanzarote

Mirador de Haria is a newly renovated tourist and environmental space in Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haria, in the north of the island.

Canary Islands Government approves a decree with measures against Covid-19

Canary Islands Government approves a decree with measures against Covid-19

The Government of the Canary Islands has approved the Health Alert Decree-Law that reinforces legal measures against COVID-19, a document that consolidates in a single legal text the more than 20 health measures approved by the Executive in the last 18 months.

Tenerife drops to Level 3 and Lanzarote and La Palma move to Level 1

Tenerife drops to Level 3 and Lanzarote and La Palma move to Level 1

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 2nd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 4 to level 3 and in the case of Lanzarote and La Palma from level 2 to level 1.

78.64% of the eligible population in the Canary Islands is now fully vaccinated

78.64% of the eligible population in the Canary Islands is now fully vaccinated

Until yesterday, 1,542,047 people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule, that is, 78.64% of the target population over 12 years old, had been immunized.

The Vaccination Bus ‘Vacuguagua’ will be in Adeje this Friday

The Vaccination Bus ‘Vacuguagua’ will be in Adeje this Friday

Adeje City Council has announced that the mobile vaccination unit will be in Adeje this Friday. The bus will be in the public parking area in front of the Armeñime primary school.

Cofete beach in Fuerteventura among Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2021 according to Tripadvisor users

Cofete beach in Fuerteventura among Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2021 according to Tripadvisor users

Tripadvisor has published its Travelers' Choice awards for 2021 and when it comes to the best beaches in the world, Fuerteventura is present among the best 25 with the stunning Cofete beach, the most ...

Gran Canaria drops to Level 3, Tenerife stays at Level 4

Gran Canaria drops to Level 3, Tenerife stays at Level 4

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 26, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 4 to level 3.

All the Canary Islands maintain their current levels for another week

All the Canary Islands maintain their current levels for another week

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 19, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the islands continue at the same alert level as the previous week.

High temperatures alert in the Canary Islands this weekend

High temperatures alert in the Canary Islands this weekend

The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, has declared an Alert situation for Maximum Temperatures in the Canary Islands, starting at 10:00 am on August 13th.

Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay on Level 4, La Gomera and La Palma drop one level each

Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay on Level 4, La Gomera and La Palma drop one level each

The new changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands have just been announced: La Gomera moves down to alert level 1 and La Palma also moves down to alert level 2.

65% of the Canary Islands target population fully immunized against Covid-19

65% of the Canary Islands target population fully immunized against Covid-19

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that nearly 2.7 million doses have been administered in this vaccination campaign against Covid-19.

The Canary Islands have extended the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists

The Canary Islands have extended the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists

The Ministry for Tourism in the Canary Islands has announced recently that it has extended the Covid-19 insurance with AXA for tourists.

Gran Canaria also moves up to Alert Level 4

Gran Canaria also moves up to Alert Level 4

It has just been announced by the Government of the Canary Islands that Gran Canaria has also been moved up to Alert Level 4 (maximum alert level).

High Court of Justice suspends the obligation to show a COVID certificate in hospitality on islands at level 4

High Court of Justice suspends the obligation to show a COVID certificate in hospitality on islands at level 4

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has agreed to suspend several of the measures adopted by the Government of the Canary Islands against the pandemic on July 26, including the total closure of commercial activity between midnight and 6 am on islands placed at level 4 and the requirement to show a Covid certificate in order to have access to the interior of hotels, hotels and other establishments such as gyms, cinemas, theaters, auditoriums and cultural spaces.

All the Canary Islands maintain the same alert levels this week

This week's update has brought no changes in the alert levels in the Canary Islands: this means that all the islands stay at the same level where they were placed the week before.

Supreme Court ruled against the curfew asked by the Canary Islands Government

Supreme Court ruled against the curfew asked by the Canary Islands Government

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by the Government of the Canary Islands against the decision of the Canary Islands High Court of Justice that did not authorize the 'curfew' asked by the Government.

The current measures in place in the Canary Islands (from Level 1 to Level 4)

The current measures in place in the Canary Islands (from Level 1 to Level 4)

Today, July 26, is the first day since the start of the new measures imposed by the new levels in the Canary Islands, which were announced last week, so we will try to pinpoint the most important restrictions which could affect your holiday in the archipelago.

Spain, including the Canary Islands, classed as high-risk area for Covid-19 by Germany

Spain, including the Canary Islands, classed as high-risk area for Covid-19 by Germany

The German Robert Koch Institute (KRI) reclassified this Friday Spain, including the Canary Islands, as an area of ​​high risk for Covid-19 infections and the change in travel recommendations for Spain will take effect from Tuesday, July 27, at 00:00.

The new rules for Tenerife - Level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands

The new rules for Tenerife - Level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands

The Governing Council held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has agreed, for the islands that pass to level 4 (as an additional and reinforcing measure to stop the upward and worrying evolution of the SARS-CoV pandemic- 2 among the Canarian population) establish access control by means of a health certificate to interior areas of the hotel and restaurant establishments and to other places such as sports and cultural spaces.

Gran Canaria Wine Route becomes the first certified route of its kind in the Canary Islands

Gran Canaria Wine Route becomes the first certified route of its kind in the Canary Islands

Gran Canaria Wine Route (Ruta del Vino de Gran Canaria) has become the first certified Wine Route in the Canary Islands, which means that the island of Gran Canaria Wine Route will become a favourite for wine tourism in the archipelago.

Tenerife moves up to Level 4, Gran Canaria to Level 3 & Lanzarote to Level 2

Tenerife moves up to Level 4, Gran Canaria to Level 3 & Lanzarote to Level 2

This week has brought more changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands compared to previous weeks, as several islands have been moved up on the scale of local restrictions (the local traffic light system that the archipelago uses to indicate the level of local restrictions).

Lidl opens its new store in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Lidl opens its new store in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

On Thursday, July 22, Lidl will open its third store in Fuerteventura, located in Corralejo, municipality of La Oliva, on Calle El Guirre.

Fuerteventura moves up to Alert Level 3 and La Palma to Level 2

Fuerteventura moves up to Alert Level 3 and La Palma to Level 2

The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Fuerteventura up to Alert level 3 and La Palma up to Alert level 2, due to the rise registered in the number of new cases recorded.

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 2

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 2

The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Gran Canaria up to level 2 starting this Saturday, July 10th, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last few days.

Adeje awarded 4 Blue Flags for its beaches in 2021

Adeje awarded 4 Blue Flags for its beaches in 2021

The municipality of Adeje, located in the south of Tenerife, prides itself in 2021 with four top-class beaches, awaiting tourists with top facilities.

Rule change for British visitors: Spain will require either a negative test result or proof of vaccination

Rule change for British visitors: Spain will require either a negative test result or proof of vaccination

President Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced that visitors coming to Spain from the UK will either need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or a negative test result. This means that the UK will be removed from the list of countries that are currently exempt from needing to meet any type of requirements in order to enter Spain.

Tenerife goes back to Alert Level 3

Tenerife goes back to Alert Level 3

The Governing Council, held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Wednesday, June 23, has agreed to move the island of Tenerife up to level 3 starting at 00.00 this Saturday, June 26, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last six days.

Vaccine certificates or proof of recovery from Covid-19 will also be accepted for check-in at hotels in the Canary Islands

Vaccine certificates or proof of recovery from Covid-19 will also be accepted for check-in at hotels in the Canary Islands

According to BOC No. 112, published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, it is no longer mandatory to have an antigen test in order to check in to a hotel or any other touristic accommodation in the Canary Islands, if you can prove that you've recovered from the disease or you've had your vaccination.

Over a million residents in the Canary Islands have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19

Over a million residents in the Canary Islands have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 1,552,046 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, out of the 1,599,810 received, which represents 97.01% of those received in the archipelago.

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain from June 26

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain from June 26

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has just announced today that masks will no longer be mandatory in outdoor spaces as of Saturday, June 26.

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 1, while the rest of the islands remain at their previous levels

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 1, while the rest of the islands remain at their previous levels

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has agreed on Thursday, May 27th, to place the island of Gran Canaria at alert level 1 after the improvement of its epidemiological indicators. The rest of the islands remain at the level they were: Tenerife and Lanzarote (where La Graciosa is epidemiologically included) at level 2, and La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Fuerteventura at level 1.

The Canary Islands administered over 1,000,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19

The Canary Islands administered over 1,000,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that 316,361 people had already received the complete vaccination, which represents 16.91% of the target population.

British tourists will be able to enter Spain again, without PCR tests, from Monday, May 24th

British tourists will be able to enter Spain again, without PCR tests, from Monday, May 24th

The Spanish government has added the United Kingdom, along with Japan to the list of countries whose residents will not be subject to coronavirus restrictions when traveling to Spain, including the requirement to present a negative PCR test when entering the country.

EU reached an agreement on Digital COVID Certificates

EU reached an agreement on Digital COVID Certificates

The EU Commission announced the provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council regarding the regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as planned.

Siam Park finally announced its reopening

Siam Park finally announced its reopening

After more than 14 months of closure, Siam Park, the best water park in the world, located in Adeje, Tenerife, will reopen its doors on May 29th. For now, access to the park will be limited to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. This is a long-awaited moment and it comes at a time when the hospitality industry in the Canary Islands is finally hoping that tourism will restart soon.

EU to recommend opening the borders for vaccinated visitors

EU to recommend opening the borders for vaccinated visitors

The EU has announced on Wednesday that an agreement was reached which would allow fully vaccinated people to enter the bloc, according to reports.

WIN flights, office and 6 months accommodation in the Canary Islands #RemoteWorkerWanted

WIN flights, office and 6 months accommodation in the Canary Islands #RemoteWorkerWanted

The Canary Islands Tourism Board has just launched a contest dedicated to remote workers, where you could win 6 months of paid accommodation, office in a co-working space and a return flight to the archipelago.

30.8% of Canary Islands population has received at least one vaccine dose

30.8% of Canary Islands population has received at least one vaccine dose

30.8% of the target population in the Canary Islands has already received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

Vote online to help choose the theme for the 2022 Carnival in Tenerife

Vote online to help choose the theme for the 2022 Carnival in Tenerife

If you want to get involved with choosing the theme for the 2022 edition of Tenerife Carnival 2022 you can vote for one of the proposed themes: New York, Science Fiction, or Television.

Gáldar in Bloom - Visit this town in Gran Canaria to see a lovely display of flowers in the old town

Gáldar in Bloom - Visit this town in Gran Canaria to see a lovely display of flowers in the old town

Wondering what to do in Gran Canaria in May? If you're looking for a new and interesting place to visit in Gran Canaria, why not plan a day trip to Gáldar, a town located in the north of the island, which organizes an exhibition called "Gáldar in Bloom" ("Gáldar en Flor") from May 13 until June 2?

Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark removed the Canary Islands from their quarantine list

Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark removed the Canary Islands from their quarantine list

Good news for the tourism sector in the Canary Islands, after it was announced that Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark will no longer require their citizens and residents to quarantine upon return home from holiday from the Canaries. The islands also hope that maybe from next week the archipelago will also be included on UK's green list as well.

13.78% of the population in the Canary Islands is fully vaccinated

13.78% of the population in the Canary Islands is fully vaccinated

In the Canary Islands, the immunization of 257,792 people has been achieved, who have already received the complete vaccination scheme, representing 13.78% of the target population.

Canary Islands Government invests 2.3 million euros in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote)

Canary Islands Government invests 2.3 million euros in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote)

The Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, has visited the facilities of the Timanfaya National Park together with its director, Pascual Gil, and the president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, with the aim of seeing its current status and reviewing the main actions planned for this year, which will amount to 2,253,919.41 euros.

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 2 and Fuerteventura to Level 1

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 2 and Fuerteventura to Level 1

The Governing Council has decided that both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will go down one level, while Tenerife will remain on Alert Level 3 at least until next Tuesday, May 4, when the Ministry of Health will review its figures again, to check if it is already possible to switch to level to 2.

Floworking - a new project to attract digital nomads to La Oliva, Fuerteventura

Floworking - a new project to attract digital nomads to La Oliva, Fuerteventura

The City Council of La Oliva has presented an ambitious project called "Floworking", through which it plans to promote the municipality as an ideal place for remote workers.

Loro Parque and Poema del Mar announced their reopening

Loro Parque and Poema del Mar announced their reopening

After a year of being closed due to the lockdown and the ongoing pandemic, both Loro Parque (Tenerife) and Poema del Mar (Gran Canaria) have announced the date of their reopening.

Almost 20% of population in the Canary Islands is vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19

Almost 20% of population in the Canary Islands is vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that 19.39% of the target population has received at least one dose of one of the three vaccines against COVID-19 authorized by the European Medicines Agency.

The four wind turbines from Arrecife Wind Farm begin to produce energy in Lanzarote

The four wind turbines from Arrecife Wind Farm begin to produce energy in Lanzarote

The Cabildo de Lanzarote has launched the four wind turbines that make up the Arrecife Wind Farm, powered by the Consortium Insular de Aguas de Lanzarote. With a hub height of 85 meters and a rotor diameter of 71 meters, up to a height of 120 meters with the blades, these new mills will have the capacity to produce about 27,150-megawatt hours per year and the estimated operation will be 2,951 annual equivalent hours.

8,000 laurel trees to be planted in Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires

8,000 laurel trees to be planted in Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria will allocate more than 400,000 euros to plant 8,000 laurel trees and thermophilic forest in the eight largest farms that it owns in the northern midlands of Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires and to promote biodiversity.

Covid-19 vaccination update: 422,218 doses administered in the Canary Islands

Covid-19 vaccination update: 422,218 doses administered in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that the immunization of 118,683 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.34% of the target population.

The Canary Islands administered 367,425 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Canary Islands administered 367,425 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Until yesterday, the immunization of 116,025 people who have already received both doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.2% of the target population in the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands will NOT enforce the use of masks on the beach

The Canary Islands will NOT enforce the use of masks on the beach

The Canary Islands, just like the Balearic Islands, will not enforce the new mask rules announced in Spain, which would require people to wear masks even when sunbathing on the beach or by the pool.

Over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands

Over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that 290,165 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the archipelago up to now.

New mask rules in Spain: Masks will be mandatory even on the beach at all times

New mask rules in Spain: Masks will be mandatory even on the beach at all times

A new rule that comes into force tomorrow, March 31st, in all of Spain, makes face masks compulsory for people over the age of six years old at all times, even at the beach or by the pool, no matter if there is a safe distance between people.

Canary Islands resume AstraZeneca vaccinations

Canary Islands resume AstraZeneca vaccinations

The vaccination continues in the Canary Islands, prioritizing vulnerable people and people over 80 years of age, along with the group between 60 and 65 years of age and that of the essential workers, while also guaranteeing the administration of second doses. The group of large household dependents is already vaccinated at 87.9% with one dose and 52% with two doses.

Conditions for travel between the Canary Islands during the Easter period

Conditions for travel between the Canary Islands during the Easter period

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that there will be limited inter-island mobility during the Easter period and the new rules will be in effect from 00:00 hours on March 26 until midnight on April 9.

Canary Islands managed to administer 222,235 Covid-19 vaccine doses to date

Canary Islands managed to administer 222,235 Covid-19 vaccine doses to date

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that 75,667 people in the archipelago have received a full two-dose vaccination, representing 5.6% of the target population.

Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3

Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria will go up to Alert Level 3 (they were all at Alert Level 2).

EU unveils the proposal for the Digital Green Certificate

EU unveils the proposal for the Digital Green Certificate

Today, the European Commission has unveiled its proposal for the creation of a green electronic certificate to facilitate safe free movement within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canary Islands administer over 7,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in a day for the first time

The Canary Islands administer over 7,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in a day for the first time

Until Wednesday, March 10th, the vaccination teams in the Canary Islands had managed to immunize 59,418 people in the archipelago, which have already received both doses of the vaccine.

Ryanair launches the Covid-19 Certificate Wallet in their App

Ryanair launches the Covid-19 Certificate Wallet in their App

Ryanair has just announced the new Covid-19 Document Holder system (or “Travel Wallet”), available only on its mobile app. In this way, people who travel with Ryanair will be able to upload their negative PCR tests, their vaccination certificates and other documents related to the coronavirus that may be essential to travel through the EU countries this summer.

Jet2 plans to carry 1.6 million British tourists to the Canary Islands from May

Jet2 plans to carry 1.6 million British tourists to the Canary Islands from May

In a meeting held with the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the counselor Yaiza Castilla, the CEO of the group Jet2, Steve Heapy, announced a plan to carry 1,650,000 visitors to the Canary Islands from May next to March 2022, with a growth of 47%.

EU looking to establish a strategy for safe, clean and sustainable tourism

EU looking to establish a strategy for safe, clean and sustainable tourism

EU criteria for safe and clean tourism, including a common vaccination certificate, should be a part of a new EU strategy on sustainable tourism, said members of the European Parliament.

Entry restrictions to Spain prolonged until March 16 for visitors from the UK, Brazil and South Africa

Entry restrictions to Spain prolonged until March 16 for visitors from the UK, Brazil and South Africa

The Government of Spain has agreed in the Council of Ministers to extend the restrictions on entry into Spain by air and sea from the United Kingdom and by air from Brazil and South Africa.

The Canary Islands want to become "the office with the best climate in the world"

The Canary Islands want to become "the office with the best climate in the world"

Turismo de Canarias has announced a strategy according to which they plan to promote the islands as 'the office with the best climate in the world'. These will be developed throughout this year to attract remote workers from around the world they will have a budget of 500,000 euros to promote the destinations in this sense.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 2

Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 2

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has lowered the Alert level from 3 to 2 in Gran Canaria and it has increased it from 1 to 2 in Tenerife.

Cueva del Viento reopens in Tenerife on February 20th

Cueva del Viento reopens in Tenerife on February 20th

The Cabildo de Tenerife announced the reopening of the Cueva del Viento starting from February 20th, with visits adapted to the Covid protocol.

Two New Luxury Residential Developments in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Two New Luxury Residential Developments in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

According to an announcement posted by the Ayuntamiento Santiago del Teide, Los Gigantes will have two new sets of luxury apartments in the nearby future. Despite the current circumstances, the company "Sieper Von Behr" fully has faith in Santiago del Teide as a tourist destination in Tenerife, hence its firm commitment to quality and tourism development in the municipality.

Most popular tourist destinations in the world for 2021, according to Tripadvisor

Most popular tourist destinations in the world for 2021, according to Tripadvisor

Every year, Tripadvisor publishes its list of the world's most popular tourist destinations, taking into account the reviews and impressions according to their users.

Lanzarote & La Graciosa move to Alert Level 4

Lanzarote & La Graciosa move to Alert Level 4

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that Lanzarote and La Graciosa will move up to Alert Level 4 from the Level 3 they're currently at, due to the continued growth in the number of cases, in the hopes that they will be able to bend the contagion curve. These measures also apply to La Graciosa, which has a similar epidemiological situation to Lanzarote. On the other hand, El Hierro goes from level 1 to level 2 starting from 00:00 this Friday, tomorrow.

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 3 and Tenerife goes down to Level 2

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 3 and Tenerife goes down to Level 2

Due to the growing infection rate in Gran Canaria, it has been decided that the island will go up to Alert Level 3, while Tenerife has improved its numbers, so it goes down to Alert Level 2. The level changes will come into effect on Monday, January 18.

Lanzarote goes to Alert Level 3 and Fuerteventura to Level 2

Lanzarote goes to Alert Level 3 and Fuerteventura to Level 2

The Governing Council agreed to modify the alert levels established on the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Gomera to face the COVID-19 pandemic and it also decided to maintain the current alert level in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma and El Hierro. However, it was decided that next Saturday the evolution of the epidemiological indicators of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will be studied again, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the measures implemented so far and verify whether a change in level would be justified.

Spain extends the restrictions on UK flights until February 2nd

Spain extends the restrictions on UK flights until February 2nd

The Council of Ministers approved today the extension of the restrictions imposed on flights with the UK with another 14 additional days, limiting not only direct flights but also passenger ships between the United Kingdom and Spain. Therefore, said restriction will be in effect until next February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

New Alert Levels in the Canary Islands: Tenerife is the only island on Level 3

New Alert Levels in the Canary Islands: Tenerife is the only island on Level 3

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced new levels or alert for the archipelago, which will come into force from midnight on the 11th of January (Monday) and will remain in place until January 24 (Sunday included), although they will be reviewed next week.

Covid-19 measures for New Year's Eve in the Canary Islands

Covid-19 measures for New Year's Eve in the Canary Islands

On the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, El Hierro (green traffic light) and La Gomera (yellow traffic light), meetings may not exceed ten people, except cohabitants, and circulation is limited between 01:30 to 06:00 am on January 1. In Tenerife (red traffic light) the meetings may not exceed 6 people, except cohabitants, and the movement of people is limited between 01:00 and 06:00 am.

Only Spanish citizens and residents allowed in Spain from the UK from 6 PM today

Only Spanish citizens and residents allowed in Spain from the UK from 6 PM today

The Government of Spain announced today that the restriction for flights and ships from the United Kingdom will come into effect this Tuesday, December 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. and it will last for the next 14 days, although the entry of citizens or residents in Spain or Andorra will be allowed.

Spain suspends flights from the UK

Spain suspends flights from the UK

The Government of Spain has decided, together with Portugal, to suspend incoming flights from the UK starting from tomorrow, except for Spanish citizens or residents, as it was announced by the Secretary of State for Communication on Monday.

Loro Parque celebrated its 48th anniversary in 2020

Loro Parque celebrated its 48th anniversary in 2020

Despite having to close its doors for the first time in its history, which was nine months ago, the Park is celebrating its 48th anniversary after a year of important achievements and challenges.

Visitors to the Canary Islands: Book a PCR, TMA or LAMP test (not antigen)

Visitors to the Canary Islands: Book a PCR, TMA or LAMP test (not antigen)

The central government in Madrid has overturned the Canary Islands decree that was passed to validate antigen tests in the case of international tourists coming to the archipelago.

New restrictions in Tenerife. Government limits entries to Tenerife for 15 days

New restrictions in Tenerife. Government limits entries to Tenerife for 15 days

The President of the Canary Islands announced new restrictive measures for the island of Tenerife that will come into effect from Friday and will be in force for 15 days.

Canary Islands removed from UK Travel Corridor list

Canary Islands removed from UK Travel Corridor list

UK's Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has just announced that the Canary Islands have been removed from UK's corridor list.

Spain changes Coronavirus test requirements: PCR and TMA tests accepted, children under 6 are exempt

Spain changes Coronavirus test requirements: PCR and TMA tests accepted, children under 6 are exempt

According to an announcement made last night by the central Ministry of Health, Spain will allow travelers from risk areas to arrive with a negative diagnosis of COVID using a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test. The document certifying the negative result of the diagnostic test for active infection may be written, in addition to Spanish and English, in French and German.

Canary Islands approved antigen tests for international tourists

Canary Islands approved antigen tests for international tourists

UPDATE - 17 December 2020 Madrid overturned Canary Islands Decree. Book a PCR or TMA test, not antigen The Government of the Canary Islands has just announced that they will allow antigen tests for international visitors coming to the archipelago starting tomorrow, December 10th.

Christmas and New Year's rules in the Canary Islands

Christmas and New Year's rules in the Canary Islands

The government of the Canary Islands has established a set of specific measures for the celebration of the upcoming Christmas holidays, which aims to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.

Canaries prepare a new decree to accept antigen tests but no set date yet

Canaries prepare a new decree to accept antigen tests but no set date yet

There has been much talk about testing and what types of tests are needed for entry to the Canary Islands. The Canaries have struggled to get approval from the central government of Spain to make antigen tests accepted as a valid diagnostic test, in the case of foreign visitors coming from high-risk countries.

Canaries hope to get antigen tests approved by December 1st

Canaries hope to get antigen tests approved by December 1st

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and Minister Yaiza Castilla have met with the representatives of Jet2, the main British tourist group, in order to coordinate strategies for the restart of tourism in the near future.

EU Commission recommends the use of Covid-19 antigen tests

EU Commission recommends the use of Covid-19 antigen tests

In a recent statement by President von der Leyen, rapid Covid-19 antigen tests were recommended to be used as an alternative to PCR tests, where you need faster results and also constant monitoring. Also, there is talk of developing a unified digital passenger locator form, to be used by countries that sign up for the program.

Canary Islands remain the main destination for TUI holidays this winter

Canary Islands remain the main destination for TUI holidays this winter

The president of the Canary Islands and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, have held a meeting today with the CEO of TUI, who confirmed the fact that the demand for holidays in the archipelago is still strong on the German market.

New restrictions in Tenerife for the next 14 days

New restrictions in Tenerife for the next 14 days

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announced that new restrictions will be imposed on the island of Tenerife for at least the next 14 days, reducing capacity in bars and restaurants and limiting their opening hours.

Spain will require negative Covid test from visitors from high risk countries

Spain will require negative Covid test from visitors from high risk countries

Spain will require international travelers from high-risk countries to show a certificate for a negative PCR, done in the last 72 hours before arriving in the country. This new requirement will go into effect on November 23.

Canary Islands Tourism launches a campaign about the mandatory tests for visitors

Canary Islands Tourism launches a campaign about the mandatory tests for visitors

The rule establishes that as of November 14, all visitors staying in tourist accommodations in the Canary Islands will have to present a certificate with a negative diagnostic test for COVID-19.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Negative Test Required for Tourists in the Canary Islands

IT'S OFFICIAL: Negative Test Required for Tourists in the Canary Islands

The Council approved a decree-law aimed at facing the effects of the health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic and making the Canary Islands the first community in Spain that required a negative test from tourists.

Covid safety protocol: Canary Islands will require negative test from tourists

Covid safety protocol: Canary Islands will require negative test from tourists

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced their new proposal that will make possible the control of tourists who arrive in the archipelago, including both foreign or national visitors.

Canary Islands Tourism offers financial incentives to recover air connectivity

Canary Islands Tourism offers financial incentives to recover air connectivity

Yaiza Castilla assures that this initiative will be available only on a limited time frame, with the purpose to help airlines the flight schedule they had with the islands before the Covid crisis.

New State of Alarm declared in Spain. What you need to know as a visitor

New State of Alarm declared in Spain. What you need to know as a visitor

The Government of Spain has just announced a new State of Alarm for the entire country. This duration of the State of Alarm could be prolonged for 6 months, meaning until May 9th, 2021, if the Congress votes to approve the extension in the following days.

Mogán inaugurates the first area for camper vans and motorhomes in the municipality

Mogán inaugurates the first area for camper vans and motorhomes in the municipality

The municipality of Mogán, in the south of Gran Canaria, has inaugurated the first municipal area for parking and overnight stays for motorhomes and camper vans in the municipality. This area is now the first place of this kind that is managed by a local Administration in the Canary Islands.

Canary Islands Government discards the idea of doing tests in hotels

Canary Islands Government discards the idea of doing tests in hotels

The Government of the Canary Islands seems to have reconsidered an initial proposal according to which hotels across the archipelago would have to be responsible for carrying out the testing of tourists.

Canary Islands added to UK's safe travel list (no more quarantine)

Canary Islands added to UK's safe travel list (no more quarantine)

UK's Secretary of State for Transport has just announced that the Canary Islands will be removed from UK's quarantine list, in an update about travel corridors.

Germany lifts restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands from October 24

Germany lifts restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands from October 24

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has just announced this morning that Germany will lift the restriction on travel to the Canary Islands starting from this Saturday, October 24.

Largest Scandinavian tour operator restarts Canary Islands holidays on October 24

Largest Scandinavian tour operator restarts Canary Islands holidays on October 24

Yaiza Castilla, the Tourism Minister in the Canary Islands, held an online meeting with the CEO of Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to establish the recovery of tourism towards the Canary Islands in safe conditions.

The 2021 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is cancelled

The 2021 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is cancelled

The world of Carnival will have to wait until 2022 for the celebration of another edition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Carnival department works on a series of acts that, throughout 2021, will keep the essence of the party alive.

Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists

Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists

TUI, the largest tour operator in the world, confirms to Ángel Víctor Torres and Yaiza Castilla its confidence in the Canary Islands, as it plans to resume its operations from Germany this Saturday.

Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

The Ministry of Health from the Government of the Canary Islands notified 289 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with which the accumulated figure adds up to 12,778 cases and 6,754 active.

Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, held a working meeting this Monday with the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, at the headquarters of the Presidency in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this meeting, they talked about the evolution of the epidemic in the Canary Islands, and in Gran Canaria in particular, as well as about the prospects for the reactivation of tourism and about the phenomenon of immigration.

Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14

Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14

This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.

Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter

Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter

The Canary Islands Government has announced that there will be a winter season for cruise ships in the Canary Islands, although they will require cruise shipping companies to carry out PCR tests or serological tests on all travelers before arriving in the archipelago.

Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter

Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, held an online meeting with the CEO of the main Scandinavian tour operator Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to agree on measures to boost sales of travel packages to the Canary Islands for the winter season and the establishment of safe corridors.

Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season

Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season

President Ángel Víctor Torres and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, trust in being able to recover tourism, which is why it's necessary to reduce the incidence of the pandemic in the archipelago soon. This is expected to be achieved with the new measures approved and the responsibility of the population.

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, with 143.32 and 103.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week, respectively, are the two islands that currently exceed the indicator set by the Government of the Canary Islands for the cancellation of events with more than 10 people during the next two weeks.

Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Yesterday, August 27th, there has been a new extraordinary council in the Canary Islands in order to discuss new measures that could curb the spread of the virus in the archipelago. As a consequence, new restrictive measures have been announced for the islands that surpass now 100 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October

Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October

Craft market, exhibitions, children's workshops, food trucks and musical performances in a month-long event in Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife.

Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria

Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria

AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency in Spain, has issued a warning for extreme heat tomorrow in the following Canary Islands: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife

More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife

In a new press conference, held by the spokesman for the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, new measures were announced on top of the ones that were in effect already.

Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping

Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping

Fuerteventura will have for the first time a type of regulation in place for this phenomenon throughout the island territory, responding to an important demand from citizens.

Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases

Following the announcement of the last figures this past Sunday, the Canary Islands have officially surpassed 1000 active cases of COVID-19, after confirming 146 new cases in the last 24 h.

Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain

Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain

Following the recent announcement yesterday from the Government of the Canary Islands regarding stricter safety measures, today there is an update from the central government in Madrid, with measures that will be enforced throughout the entire Spanish territory.

NEW RULES Canary Islands: Mandatory Masks, Prohibited Smoking & Limited Nightlife

NEW RULES Canary Islands: Mandatory Masks, Prohibited Smoking & Limited Nightlife

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announces new preventive measures due to the continuous increase in the number of infections with COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30

Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30

The Minister of Health insists that control and distance measures be taken in order to avoid "new confinements" and the "serious economic problems" associated with it.

The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August

The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August

The Ministries of Health and Public Administrations, Justice and Security from the Government of the Canary Islands announced that during the second half of August the mobile application Radar COVID will be implemented throughout the territory of the Archipelago to track possible Coronavirus infections among the population, after successfully passing the pilot test carried out in La Gomera.

The Canary Islands announced a Covid-19 travel insurance policy for tourists

The Canary Islands announced a Covid-19 travel insurance policy for tourists

Yaiza Castilla, the Councilor for Tourism in the Canaries, announced that the Canary Islands are the first Autonomous Community where tourists, both Spanish and foreign, will be guaranteed travel assistance coverage in case of Covid-19, including medical expenses, health repatriation and extension of stay by quarantine.

What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2021?

What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2021?

What is the new normality in Spain and what are the rules for foreign visitors traveling to Spain this summer? The summer season of 2020 comes with some changes and new rules that we all have to respect in order to keep everyone safe.

Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations

Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations

The Governing Council approved, in its extraordinary session, the updating of certain prevention measures established by the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, in order to better handle the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week

The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, attended today, Friday, July 31, the XXI Conference of Autonomous Presidents held at the Monastery of Yuste, in San Millán de la Cogolla, in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja.

Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19

Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19

Hotels and apartment complexes in Gran Canaria are starting to reopen for the summer season after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic

Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic

Hotels and apartment complexes in Lanzarote are slowly starting to reopen after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19

Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19

Fuerteventura Tourist Board has shared on Monday, June 22, a list with the hotels that are scheduled to reopen in the coming months after the closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we continue to add to the list, as we learn about new hotels starting to welcome visitors again Fuerteventura.

UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain

UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain

The UK government has just announced that it will impose a 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving from Spain. The number of Covid-19 cases in Spain has been on the rising during the past days, especially in the regions of Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia on mainland Spain.

The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK

The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, hold talks with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Tourism and representatives of the British Government to prevent the citizens of this country from being subjected to quarantine upon returning from their holidays in the islands.

When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?

When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?

After a long and strict lockdown, the Canary Islands have started to receive international visitors again for the 2020 summer season. But many hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions haven't reopened yet and it will take some time until tourism will start to truly recover.

The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021

The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021

The new Councilor for Fiestas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has made a statement according to which is seems that next year's carnival will not be celebrated as usually in February and might be moved at a later date in the year.

Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021

Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021

The water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, has just annouced that they will delay their reopening until 2021.

Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks

Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks

Non-compliance with the use of the mask, mandatory in all open and closed spaces where the minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, carries a penalty of up to 100 euros.

What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?

What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?

The Government of the Canary Islands will not change the rules on masks, meaning that they won't make them mandatory everywhere in public, but they will intensify the controls so that a mask is used according to the standards already approved.

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept

The luxury hotel Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens on July 24th with a new concept of accommodation, specially designed to ensure the safety and privacy of its guests this season: Villa Club.

NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram

NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram

Cabildo de Tenerife has announced the launch of tourist passes to encourage visitors to use the public transport network on the island. The insular counselor for Mobility highlights that this initiative is a tourist attraction that will allow visitors to move around the entire island at a fixed price, which will be more attractive than buying individual tickets.

Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands

Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands

June 15, 2020 1. Spain will reopen borders to EU states on June 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tells regional chiefs. Travelers from countries outside Schengen will be permitted to enter from July 1, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin. (El Pais - English)

TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11

TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11

TUI UK, the single largest tour operator in the Canary Islands, has just announced that it's canceling all holidays from the UK that we're supposed to take place before July 11, 2020. Although Spain has ...

Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer

Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer

June 6, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer. The market with the largest number of flights will once again be Germany, with 66 direct flights a week forecast for this summer. It is followed by the United Kingdom, with 65 weekly operations. The rest of the bulk of area connectivity is divided between Italy (12), the Netherlands (10), Poland (7) and France (6), while to lesser extent companies have scheduled operations from destinations such as Sweden (5), Denmark (5), Switzerland (5), Ireland (5) or Belgium (3). (Diario de Fuerteventura)

Gran Canaria flights in July 2020

Gran Canaria flights in July 2020

The official page for Tourism in Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Turismo) has published a list of flights to the island in the upcoming month, after the movement restrictions will be lifted and Spain will start to allow once again foreign visitors to come over on holiday.

The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports

The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, has asked this Monday from the European Union to establish "as soon as possible" the new tourist measures, which are necessary in order to proceed with the reopening of the subsector.

Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1

Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1

1. Spain eliminates the two-week quarantine for overseas visitors starting from July 1. Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors. Spain also announced that it will reopen for foreign tourism from July.

Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting

Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting

The giant Caribbean agave from the Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz blooms after 30 years of waiting. This wonder of nature was planted in the Botanical Garden in the late 1980s.

Spain reopens for international tourism in July

Spain reopens for international tourism in July

Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced on Saturday that Spain will start welcoming foreign tourists starting in July, in conditions of safety for both visitors and locals.

All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th

All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th

May 21, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. All the Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has sent this Wednesday to the Ministry of Health the reports that would guarantee the passage of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma to phase 2 of the de-escalation of the confinement measures starting from next Monday, May 25th.

Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June

Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June

May 18, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June. The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, has indicated this Monday that he expects tourist activity to reactivate at the end of June if the de-escalation goes "well", so Spain must be made "an attractive country from the health point of view since tourism requires “trust”.

Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers

Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers

Travelers who come to Spain from abroad must quarantine the 14 days following their arrival, according to an Order of the Ministry of Health published this Tuesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which will be effective from next Friday, 15 May, and will be in force during the state of alarm and its possible extensions.

The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport

The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport

The Tourism Minister of the Canary Islands received this Friday the call from the director-general of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, to confirm this news which is the result of the collaboration started between both institutions.

First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic

First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic

Let's also share some positive news, among all this panic and chaos. We will try to find some good news to share from the Canary Islands, from Spain and the entire world, so we can keep up the hope.

The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19

The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19

Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago

Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago

La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions

La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions

The three Canary Islands: La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro will go into phase 1 of easing the restrictions on May 4th. The rest of the islands will have to wait and see how the number of infections evolves.

No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19

10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19

Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26

Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26

The full details about the conditions under which children in Spain will be allowed to go out for a walk during the state of alarm have been published. These rules also apply for children and families living in the Canary Islands.

The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government

The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government

The regional government will present today the plan to complete the quarantine, which will be proposed to President Sánchez on Sunday; it would come into effect on April 27th, with shops opening and allowing the elderly to go out in the morning and the minors in the afternoon.

The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27

The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27

The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels

The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels

The President of the Canarian Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, has admitted that the Canary Islands "cannot" endure until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels, pointing out that the possibility of having internal tourism must be brought forward to "recover economic normality", to later give a pass to national tourism and finally to international tourism.

The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands

The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands

131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands

131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands

Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown

Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown

The Canary Islands Air Quality Control and Surveillance Network has announced that there is a significant decrease in NO2 in urban stations in the large cities of the archipelago such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or the metropolitan area of ​​Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th

The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has said this Thursday that within fifteen days he will probably have to return to Congress to extend the state of alarm because "Spain will not have ended the pandemic."

The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown

The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown

The Government of the Canary Islands is negotiating with the Ministry of Health the possibility that the archipelago has a different schedule of unconfinement, due to its lower rate of cases and due to its own geographical condition as islands, but also due to the health problems of its population.

Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over

Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over

The leaders of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (CEHAT) have held a videoconference meeting with Don Felipe (the kings of Spain) and Doña Letizia. During the discussion, both the president, Jorge Marichal, and the general secretary, Ramón Estalella, have warned of the "negative impact" that the Covid-19 crisis is having on the hotel sector.

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that the return to normality will not start before October and that 10% of hotels may open in July for the domestic market.

The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days

The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days

According to the current State of Alarm, the restrictions imposed in Spain by the coronavirus emergency should be lifted after April 11, but, nevertheless, the figures of those affected continue to rise every day, so the Executive is thinking of prolonging the confinement of population for another 15 days.

Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17

Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17

Steven Heapy, the CEO of the British tour operator Jet2 Holidays, has addressed the Fuerteventura Council to communicate that the company's operations would not begin before June 17, 2020.

Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm

Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm

Gran Canaria Tourism Board has announced that the bus ride to the airport for tourists in Gran Canaria during Spain's State of Alarm will be free. This measure has been adopted in order to help tourists ...

Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque

Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque

Two jaguar cubs were born in December during Loro Parque’s 47th-anniversary celebrations. A conservation success because the species is threatened, according to the IUCN.

The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020

The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020

UPDATE - January 2020 - The online authorization system for Los Lobos, put in place by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in 2019, does not work anymore, so this means that you cannot ask for online permits anymore and there is no control on the island of Los Lobos.

Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020

Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is expecting the visit of 5 large cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020, between Saturday, January 4th, and Sunday, January 5th. The 5 ships expected in the capital of Gran Canaria are the AIDAnova, Marella Explorer, Zenith, AIDAstella and Mein Schiff.

First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura

First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura

The first trailer for the movie Wonder Woman 1984, which was filmed partially in Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is now out after a long wait. Can you recognize the location in the photo above?

Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic

Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic

An artistic representation elaborated with recycled objects has been installed on the campus of the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF

GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF

This Black Friday (November 29th, 2019), GetYourGuide is offering up to 25% discounts on all tours and activities — including our best-in-class GetYourGuide Original tours.

Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto

Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto

The airline Binter Canarias has announced the flight schedule for the connection between the Canary Islands and the cities of Boston (USA) and Toronto (Canada). These flights will be operated in code-share with the Portuguese company SATA.

November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019

November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019

In 2019 the town of La Laguna will celebrate the 16th edition of the event November - Wine Month or Noviembre, Mes del Vino. This event is dedicated to the Tacoronte - Acentejo wine produced in the region and there are 36 wineries that produce this type of wine of Denominated Origin.

Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?

Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?

If you're visiting the Canary Islands in autumn, you may be a witness to a really interesting event, unique for this time of the year: the migration of the Vanessa cardui butterfly from the north of Europe to warmer climates.

The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura

The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura

In the last years Fuerteventura has become a popular choice among Hollywood directors, with movies like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Allied partially show on the island. In 2016, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, his co-star in the movie Allied, have been filming in Fuerteventura for two days, on the beaches in the north and other arid and inhabited areas.

Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas

Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas

The Council of Urbanism of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has approved a new plan regarding the improvement of the Las Teresitas Beach, in an effort to develop this part of the coastline. The document is not definitive yet and it still needs to be debated within the next 45 days. If this process runs smoothly and without interference, the final plan might be approved definitively within 3 months.

Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote

Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote

An underwater museum was inaugurated to the public on the 10th of January 2017 off the shore in Lanzarote, revealing scenes that depict the problems that our society faces today.

World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote

World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote

Good news for residents or people interested to visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote! The world's longest seafront promenade will open in Lanzarote, surpassing the one in La Coruña. The promenade in La Coruña measures 13 km and holds the present record of thge longest promenade in the world, with the promenade in Atlantic City (New Jersey, USA) being 2nd place, at 9,25 km.

First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife

First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife

The city of San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife will host in 2016 it's first Christmas Market. The event will coincide this week with the celebration of 17 years since the city of La Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Several documentaries will be shown to the public in Doctor Olivera Square, starting at 19:30 and 21:30 on Friday 9 December 2016 and Saturday 10 December 2016.

The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016

The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016

According to the local authorities, the new road between Caldereta and Corralejo will be open for use starting 29 December 2016. The road will be only partially ready, with 13 km out of the total 18 km ...

La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix

La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix

Charlotte Brändström, director of the series "The Witcher", set to premiere later this year on Netflix, has posted online some photos which confirm the fact that part of the series will be filmed in the Canary Islands, more precisely on the island of La Palma.

New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo

New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo

UPDATE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH 2019 It seems that the Arrecife - Corralejo route is temporary, while the Volcan de Tindaya ferry (which operates the normal route Playa Blanca - Corralejo) is undergoing ...

Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019

Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019

This year HBO will release the last Game of Thrones series, but several other following projects have been discussed, including 5 spin-offs which are now in the developmental stage.

A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios

A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura and Gobierno de Canarias have announced a plan to build a Mirador overlooking Cofete Beach in Barranco de los Canarios (municipality of Pajara).

Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife

Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife

Tenerife seems to be very popular among Hollywood directors this year, since the island will be the set for the next Rambo movie.

Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park

Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park

These new residents will help bring into light the situation of the counterparts of their species, which are in danger of extinction in the wild.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife

Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife

More news about the filming of Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenerife, after the crew already filmed a part of the movie in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie

Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie

Update - August 27th 2018 The crew for Wonder Woman II has already finished filming in Fuerteventura and they are heading for Tenerife.

The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6

The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6

The authorities in La Oliva have announced that the beautiful road through the dunes of Corralejo will be closed for 2 months, starting August 10th 2018, until October 6th.

A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve

A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve

Good news for the visitors and residents of the Canary Islands, as these will be connected with Madeira via a ferry line navigated by the portuguese company Empresa de Navegação Madeirense.

2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled

2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled

The official website of the event Fuerteventura en Musica has announced yesterday, June 6th 2018, that the 2018 edition of the festival has been cancelled by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura.

Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)

Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)

The young shark was born at the end of 2016 and now, having completed its quarantine period, the guests of the park can view it in its new home: a meticulously created mangrove at Aquaviva.

A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife

A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife

The Lake Thai at Loro Parque has recently had a new occasion for celebration. This time, it is the family of the black swans or Cygnus atratus, which has increased by a new member. These majestic birds have recently laid several eggs, which have been at the center of attention of the keepers of the park. Now, the birth of a new chick have brought joy both to the swan family and the team that watches after the birds.

Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario

Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario

A new music festival will be celebrated for the first time this year in Fuerteventura and it will be happening right in the capital of Puerto del Rosario!

Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival has chosen its queen for 2018: her name is Carmen Laura Lourido Pérez, representing Fuentealta, with a design by Jorge Gonzalez.

Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves

Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves

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The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice

The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice

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Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017

Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017

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Restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde has announced its closing

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Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria

Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria

The famous Siam Park in Tenerife, named in 2017 as the best waterpark in the world, is going to have a sister park built on the island of Gran Canaria.

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Ryanair changes baggage policy from 1st November 2017

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Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018

Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018

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Monarch airline ceases trading. UK customers should not go to the airport

Latest announcement about Monarch airline posted on their Facebook page, which is no longer being monitored:

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InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura

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Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017

Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017

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First Starbucks in Tenerife will open this September in the south

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New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018

New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018

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Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor

Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor

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Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak 2017

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Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017

Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017

It seems that the island of Fuerteventura is becoming more and more popular among tourists from all over Europe, according to the recent numbers declared by AENA.

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey

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IKEA will open a store in Fuerteventura

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Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017

Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017

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The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon

The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon

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Warmest Canary Island in Winter - December, January & February

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Videos posted on social media show hundreds of protestors linking arms to form a human chain on Tenerife (Credit: Canarias Se Agota)

Protestors in Tenerife have begun a hunger strike as part of a wider campaign demanding the Canary Islands government tackle the effects of excess tourism in the region.

On Thursday, members of the Canarias Se Agota group staged a demonstration at La Laguna Cathedral, with hundreds of people linking arms to form a human chain.

The protest coincided with the start of what the group has called an "indefinite" hunger strike by an unknown number of its members.

Canarias Se Agota says it is taking action due to Tenerife's "tourist monoculture" which "squeezes natural resources, destroys the territory and deteriorates the quality of life of the local population".

Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands and is a popular holiday destination for Britons.

Footage posted on social media by Canarias Se Agota showed a long, winding queue of protestors outside La Laguna Cathedral, with many holding placards.

Politicians in the region are being asked to step in and control what has been dubbed the effects of mass tourism on the island, including a lack of affordable housing and environmental pollution.

ITV News has contacted Canarias Se Agota and the Canary Islands government for comment.

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Top tips for getting around Tenerife, from sky-high road trips to coastal cycle rides

Kerry Walker

Jun 24, 2022 • 6 min read

Tenerife,Canary Islands,Spain - June 19, 2019: Titsa buses at the Central Bus Station of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife has an efficient bus service that covers a sizable chunk of the island © svf74 / Shutterstock

Tenerife is an island, but it’s a big one, particularly when you venture off the autopista (highway) and onto the narrow roads that rollercoaster into the remote mountains rippling across the north. 

If you’re planning a road trip, you’ll be in your element on Tenerife, breezing through otherworldly landscapes with the volcanic peak of Teide hovering on the horizon, or feeling your stomach flip as you career along cliff-edge roads with the Atlantic raging far below. 

Renting a car makes it easier to reach off-the-radar places, but you can get around Tenerife in plenty of other ways. Buses dash between the big towns and resorts for small change, and inexpensive shuttles make airport transfers a breeze. If you want to go greener, rent a bike or an e-bike to see the island in glorious slow motion. 

Here are eight of the best ways to get around on your visit to Tenerife.

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Rent a car to reach the beach and Tenerife's volcanic heights

With its cinematic volcanic landscapes and coastlines, Tenerife can be a joy to explore by car, but twisty roads and tailgating buses in the mountainous north can put even the most confident drivers on edge.

The island is pretty easy to navigate, especially if you stick to the big roads. The TF-1 highway links the capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife  in the northeast to Costa Adeje in the southwest, while the TF-5 highway connects Santa Cruz to Puerto de la Cruz in the north. But more fun – and gear-crunching, camera-grabbing drama – awaits on the roads that swing around hairpin bends up to Teide National Park (TF-21), Masca (TF-436) and the Anaga Rural Park (TF-12). Avoid peak season if you don’t want to be harassed by impatient bus and coach drivers. The highways also can get jam-packed at rush hour. 

Finding a free parking space, particularly near the beach, can be a headache, especially in high season when roads are full of cars trying to cram into too few spaces (make sure you don’t park on any yellow lines). Paid parking generally costs around €1.80 an hour, which adds up over the course of a vacation, so it’s worth seeing if your accommodations offer parking. Never leave valuables in cars, as petty thieves have been known to pounce quickly in towns and resorts.

All the major car rental companies have desks at Tenerife South Airport, with car rental costing a reasonable €15 a day on average. If you want to up your eco game, Cicar rents out electric cars, and Chargemap lists e-vehicle charging points around the island.

Take the quick route to your resort in a taxi or shuttle

Ride-hailing services like Uber have yet to reach Tenerife, but official white taxis with meters are readily available at airports, in resorts and at taxi ranks in bigger towns. If you want to call one, good options include Servitaxi Tenisur in the south and 24-hour Official Taxi island-wide. Make sure you get an estimated cost for your journey before hopping in. A short 15-minute ride – from Tenerife South Airport to Playa de las Americas, for instance – will set you back around €26.

If you're traveling solo or as a couple, it’s cheaper to jump aboard one of the many shuttle buses that ply the island, doing the airport and door-to-door resort rounds. Some also offer affordable private transfers. Reputable companies include Holiday Extras and Hoppa . You can expect to pay as little as €4.50 for a 45-minute transfer from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje.

Hop on a public bus for a budget-friendly spin around the island

No desire to drive? You don’t have to: Tenerife has an efficient bus service that covers a sizable chunk of the island. Titsa  runs guaguas – pronounced wa-was – or public buses. You can find timetables, routes and a handy journey planner on the website. 

If you intend to travel a lot by bus, invest in a Ten+ daily or weekly travel pass, which cost €10 and €50 respectively. You can buy contactless versions at ticket machines and bus stations or use the ten+Móvil app. 

Ride the tram from the old capital to the new

The most exciting way to get from La Laguna to Santa Cruz is by tram . The journey takes 40 minutes, and at €1.35, one-way tickets cost next to nothing. The tram runs from 6am to midnight Monday through Friday, and around the clock on weekends. Tickets can be purchased at machines and service centers, and refilled at newsstands and kiosks.

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Get on your bike to breeze along the coast or climb to Mt Teide

Tenerife has taken off as a cycling destination recently, with  routes crisscrossing the island and a mild climate making it possible to get on your bike year round. Pro road cyclists often train here in the winter, limbering up on the phenomenal climbs to Mt Teide.

You can easily rent road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes in all the main resorts and towns. Expect to pay between €15 and €35 per day, depending on how fancy the wheels are. On the south coast, Free Motion and Bike Point are both good bets; the latter has put together a great selection of GPS routes  and offers guided bike tours, both on and off-road. Cycling in Tenerife ’s tours swing from a road-bike tour to Masca to a downhill MTB trip at Teide.

Stretch your legs on seafront promenades and mountain trails

Whether it’s to be a sunset stroll along a wave-hammered seafront promenade or a hike into the fantasy laurel forests of the north, Tenerife is a terrific island for walking. Yes, you’ll need wheels to get from A to B, but you can break up the journey by stretching your legs on the paths threading along the coast and into the mountains.

For day or multi-day hikes, Rother and Cicerone publish walking guides that will point you in the right direction. The Tenerife Topo Maps app is also helpful if you plan to stray beyond the beaten track.

Woman using an electric wheelchair and enjoying the beach

Accessible travel in Tenerife

Tenerife has made great progress to become more accessible in recent years. Modern south-coast resort towns have often been designed with mobility needs in mind, including well-equipped hotels with ramps, wheelchair-accessible rooms and traffic-free seafront promenades.

Shuttle companies such as Holiday Extras and cab companies like Official Taxi Tenerife offer wheelchair-accessible transport at no extra cost. Newer public buses are equipped with ramps, and the tram between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna is accessible. If you want to rent a wheelchair or mobility scooter during your visit, try Active Mobility Tenerife .

For more travel tips, download Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel eBook.

Why e-bike is my favorite way to travel in Tenerife

Tenerife is an island with a heck of a lot of altitude, with roads whipping up from the coast to 2000m (6562ft) above sea level, where the stark, rocky, red desert–like landscapes of Teide National Park make you feel like you’ve landed on Mars.

You can blaze up here by car, but to really see the landscape unfold – from ocean to pine forest to rugged, barren mountain – an e-bike is the way to go. It’s possible to road bike up here if you’re super fit, but for everyone else, an e-bike takes the sweat out of the grueling climb to the top, allowing you to focus on those sensational views.

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Our favourite Canary Island may be popular, but there are still plenty of quiet corners to be enjoyed

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Hell is other people – especially at the breakfast buffet. And by the pool. And shuffling along the hotel corridor in front of you when you just want to nip back to the room for that thing you forgot.

On holiday most of us are pretty keen to avoid other – gasp – tourists. After all, who wants to jostle for position in front of the toaster at 8am? Or dash out to the pool at dawn to grab a lounger before the plum ones by the water’s edge are strewn with towels?

So it might put you off Tenerife to think that 2.3 million Britons holidayed on the island in 2022. Thanks to the short flight time from the UK (around four and a half hours) and the dependably warm winter temperatures (the average high in November is 24C), the largest of the Canary Islands pulls in plenty of those who just want to fly and flop. What’s more, the island has an abundance of affordable flights from airports around the UK and a dizzying line-up of large hotels, keeping the price of a week-long package holiday as low as £250.

But here’s the thing: most British visitors to Tenerife stay in just a handful of resorts. Avoid these hotspots and you’ll encounter a very different island, one that the majority of visitors remain blissfully unaware of.

In Tenerife I’ve strolled through hilltop villages, soporific in the sun, and not seen another soul. I’ve walked up through wildflower meadows to reach volcanic summits, listening only to birdsong, the wind and my own breathing. And I’ve made the day’s first footprints on sandy beaches, untroubled by parasols.

Almost half of the island is protected and much of it remains undeveloped, especially in the north where you’ll find subtropical rainforests, sharp-sided gorges and banana plantations that run down to the sea. You’ll also find most of the locals up here, gathered in communities such as Santa Cruz and La Laguna, towns that flourished during the heyday of maritime trade between Spain and the Americas and retain charming old towns and numerous historic buildings. Here, café tables fill tree-lined squares and you’re never more than a short stroll from a proper tapas bar.

So step away from the herd and discover the real Tenerife. We’ve rounded up the best crowd-free escapes the island has to offer.

Best for walkers

Year-round balmy temperatures and an awe-inspiring volcanic landscape make Tenerife an idyllic hiking destination. The island makes it easy too, offering waymarked trails that criss-cross boulder-strewn lavafields, delve through dripping rainforests and even lead walkers to the summit of Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide.

Teide is the high point of any walking holiday here; the volcano’s still-smouldering crest piercing the clouds, its slopes running down to the Atlantic. At 3,718 metres, Teide sports a snowy cap through winter, making proper gear essential if you want to tackle the Telesforo Bravo, a steep one-hour trail that leads from the visitor centre to the crater – and deters all but the hardiest visitors. On cloud-free days, Tenerife’s position at the centre of a volcanic archipelago is clear and you’ll spot neighbouring La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro and Gran Canaria amid the Atlantic blue as Teide’s still-active fumaroles send sulphur swirling into the air.

Female traveler in Teide park, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Macs Adventure’s week-long self-guided itinerary brings you up here on the final day. You’ll also spend three nights at the Parador Las Cañadas del Teide, a blissful spot at the foot of the volcano that’s busy by day, as visitors explore the gnarled rock formations and volcanic badlands that surround it, but pin-drop quiet at night when the stars steal the show.

You’ll also spend time in Garachico, a bustling port until 1706 when an eruption flooded its harbour with lava. Today, the natural rock pools this created are a glorious place for a dip and the village’s cobbled streets are quiet; let them lead you to Plaza de la Libertad, where locals fuel up on coffee for domino battles beneath the trees.

Book it:  Macs Adventure (01415 304 251; macsadventure.com ) offers seven-night self-guided hiking holidays in Tenerife from £1,085pp B&B, excluding flights but including car hire, route notes and maps

Best for foodies

Fresh fish, tossed from the boat almost straight onto the grill and sizzled with a squeeze of lemon, perfectly round potatoes with salt-crusted wrinkly skins, and fiery red mojo sauce, warm with cumin and chilli – these are the dishes Tenerife is known for.

Across the island you’ll find these Canarian classics served everywhere, from wobbly tables in village squares to Atlantic-front terraces that look out at the fishing boats. One of the best spots is La Caleta in Adeje, its harbourfront lined with the sort of restaurants that have you gesturing at a chiller cabinet stocked with fish and lingering far longer than you meant to over a bottle of crisp white Malvasia.

Royal Hideaway Corales Beach, Tenerife

Combine languid lunches here with Michelin-starred dinners just up the hill at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach, a chic hotel that has cornered the Michelin market on the island by tempting the Padrón brothers to move their long-standing El Rincón de Juan Carlos restaurant to its rooftop (it was formerly in Los Gigantes). Fishing and cooking run in the family for Juan Carlos and Jonathan, whose fifth-floor restaurant now holds two Michelin stars and serves an eye-opening tasting menu based on traditional Canary Island recipes (expect the likes of sea lettuce, cherne netted just offshore, and island lamb).

Also at the hotel is another Michelin-starred restaurant, San Hô, where local chef Adrián Bosch fuses his native Canarian cuisine with Japanese and Peruvian and guests can sit at the counter and watch the chefs at work.

Book it:  Tropical Sky (01342 310571; tropicalsky.co.uk ) offers seven-night holidays to the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach from £1,339pp B&B, including flights and private transfers

Best for all-out luxury

Forget the blingy resorts of the south, it’s northern Tenerife that really knows how to glam it up, and Puerto de la Cruz has been attracting distinguished visitors for well over a century. Since 1975, the place to be seen has been the elegant Hotel Botanico. Set – as all the very best hotels are – in several acres of lush grounds, this graceful five-star has a genteel air; its marble lobby leading through to a piano lounge and billiards room, its rooms all thick carpets and floor-length garnet-coloured curtains. Book a Teide View room for smack-you-in-the-eye vistas of the eponymous volcano from your balcony, or go all-out with the Queen Sirikit of Thailand Suite, which comes with an outdoor hot tub and hammocks on its lofty corner terrace.

Hotel Botanico, Tenerife

The real draw here, though, is the Oriental Spa Garden, tucked away in subtropical gardens and shaded by palm trees. Birdsong and the burble of the waterfall that feeds the pool are the soundtrack to blissful al fresco massages, a soak in the thermal circuit and full-day loafing sessions – it’s a tough place to tear yourself away from.

Book it:  Wexas (020 7838 5892, wexas.com ) offers seven-night holidays to the Hotel Botanico from £1,790pp B&B including flights, lounge access and transfers plus unlimited access to the Oriental Spa Garden’s thermal circuit

Best for families

Travelling with the kids? Forget hotels with their always-too-cramped rooms and immovable breakfast times: book a villa and sink into the freedom of self-catering instead. Staying somewhere that was designed to be a home makes everything easier – fill the fridge with goodies from the local shop to keep little ones stocked up with snacks, and let the witching hour wash over you by flinging open the doors of the playroom and giving tireless toddlers the space they need.

70's Modernist Villa, Tenerife

At Casacosta in El Porís you’ll get your own swimming pools too, one set into the terrace accessed straight from the al fresco living area, the other naturally occurring on the rocky shoreline below – no squabbling with strangers over sun loungers here. You can bring the whole family too: there are seven double bedrooms, five shower rooms, a properly equipped kitchen and a dining table that seats up to 20. You’ll also find a washing machine and games for the kids that include table tennis and a swing. And because owner Susan is an architect, all is chic, from the soft grey walls and wood-panelled doors to the paintings on the walls and the sculptures on the terrace.

On your doorstep is El Porís, a laid-back spot arranged around a sandy bay that’s ideal for paddling. There’s little to do here besides swim, play and rest – and perhaps call in to El Ancla for calamari – but there are countless other black-sand beaches nearby and it’s just a 10-minute drive to San Miguel de Tajao for superb seafood restaurants.

Book it:  Welcome Beyond ( welcomebeyond.com ) offers seven-night holidays to the 70s Modernist Villa from £4,193, based on two sharing and excluding flights. The villa sleeps up to 19, with each additional guest charged at €50/£43 per night

Best for a romantic getaway

What could be more romantic than holing up in your very own hacienda perched on a cliff-edge and staring out at the Atlantic? You’d wake to the sound of the wind rustling leaves in the banana plantation, sip your morning coffee with no concept of the time and be lulled to sleep at night by the crash of the waves.

Hacienda El Terrero

It sounds like a dream, but on Tenerife’s north coast, Hacienda El Terrero has made this a reality, converting an old farmhouse that dates from the early 16th century into a cluster of just 12 casitas and lofts built (mostly) for two. Each one is unique, from diminutive La Lajeta which occupies part of the old wine cellar and features a tea wood ceiling, thick stone walls and a small private terrace, to two-bedroom La Jurdana with its separate kitchen and spacious lounge. Pick of the bunch, though, has to be El Socorro (“the Relief”), an airy loft where even the bathtub comes with a sea view. Each house has an independent entrance and all share access to the small but spectacular infinity pool.

Alternatively, head along the coast to one of the nearby natural pools – try Charco de la Laja or Charco Verde, both around five minute’s drive to the west.

Book it: Hacienda El Terrero (00 34 922 35 55 65; haciendaelterrero.com ) offers double rooms from £81 per night, room only. Tenerife South airport is just over an hour’s drive away

Best for culture

San Cristóbal de La Laguna might seem familiar, even if you’ve never set foot in the town before: the neat grid system laid down here in the 15th century provided the blueprint for thousands of places built by the Spanish across the Americas. Walking its poker-straight streets, you’ll pass beneath ornately carved wooden hanging balconies and stroll past a rainbow of brightly painted mansions, before inexorably finding yourself outside a church. This was once Tenerife’s capital and there are so many historically important buildings here that the town is inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list.

Bell Tower of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion Church, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Plenty of visitors come for the day; few stay the night. Buck the trend and book a room at the new Hotel Boutique San Diego, heading out for an evening stroll when the streets are quiet and the town’s unique architecture really sings. The hotel has just five bedrooms, of which the most charming is the ground-floor Laguna suite, which comes with a glass-walled sunroom ripe for relaxing, drink in hand. There’s also an oasis of a garden and you’re just a 10-minute stroll from the old town.

Book it:  Hotel Boutique San Diego (00 34 682 49 74 79; hotelboutiquesandiego.com ) offers double rooms from £85 per night, including breakfast. Tenerife South airport is a 40-minute drive away. The hotel is adults only

There are dozens of daily flights from the UK to Tenerife South, departing from 20 different airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester. British Airways ( britishairways.com ) flies from Gatwick from £60 one way, Ryanair ( ryanair.com ) from Bristol from £14.99 one way, and Easyjet ( easyjet.com ) from Edinburgh from £24.99 one way

Throughout the winter, the average daily high remains comfortably above 20C. January is the coolest month, with an average high of 21C. Rain is most likely between November and February (30-40mm a month), but you can expect six hours of daily sunshine and sea temperatures that hover around 20C

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Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him while he was transferred to a helipad where a doctor was standing by to offer further care, but he died a few minutes later.

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A tourist has died after falling into the sea in Tenerife.

It's believed the 53-year-old man was trying to take photographs of huge waves during a storm in Puerto de la Cruz on Wednesday afternoon.

Footage posted by the emergency services showed an air ambulance attempting to rescue him as water crashed on the coastline.

Fallece un varón de 53 años al caer al mar en la costa de Puerto de la Cruz en #Tenerife ➡️ Se precipitó mientras hacia fotos de la zona ➡️ El afectado fue rescatado del mar en parada cardiorrespiratoria por el helicóptero del #GES https://t.co/wECfU8Sfc1 pic.twitter.com/7QzbL3wPLT — 1-1-2 Canarias (@112canarias) April 10, 2024

The Czech national was recovered from the sea during high tide but was already in cardiac arrest.

Officials in the Canary Islands had urged the public to take precautions near the sea because of the extreme weather.

Footage posted by the police on social media showed how strong waves have caused significant damage in coastal areas.

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More than a dozen homes and about 40 people were evacuated in Tenerife because of the treacherous conditions.

Local politicians have pointed to the storm as evidence that climate change is here to stay - and are vowing to introduce preventative measures to protect properties in the future.

Flood alerts across the Canary Islands were lifted on Thursday morning.

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In this photo provided by the Guardia Civil on Friday 15 December 2023, items stolen from suitcases are displayed on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain.

Luxury watches, cash and mobile phones were among the items reported missing from checked-in luggage.

Employees at Tenerife South Airport have been arrested on suspicion of stealing almost €2 million-worth of items from checked-in luggage.

Fourteen workers are among the accused, police said on Friday.

The stolen items, including around €13,000 in cash, were seized from the group of employees at the major tourist airport in Spain’s Canary Islands, a statement said. 

Another 20 airport employees are under investigation in the same case.

The Tenerife South airport handles about 11 million passengers a year, most of them European tourists seeking the pleasant climate of the islands off the coast of northwest Africa.

What sparked suspicion at Tenerife airport?

The investigation began after an increase in passenger complaints about items missing from their luggage, the police statement said.

The thefts occurred as baggage was being placed in the aircrafts’ hold, police said. Inside the hold, the alleged thieves forced open suitcases, took out valuables and shut them again.

Authorities seized 29 luxury watches, 120 items of jewellery, 22 high-end mobile phones, and assorted electronic devices. The suspects had sold many other items online or in local stores, police believe.

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How to protect your luggage from loss and theft

Although theft from checked luggage is relatively rare, there are plenty of ways you can protect your belongings and minimise the disruption caused by lost or stolen luggage .

Mishandled baggage rates almost doubled in the wake of the pandemic, as airports struggled with staff shortages and strikes.

One easy way to keep your bag within sight is to opt for carry-on instead of checked luggage. If you're unable to squeeze your belongings into a cabin bag, aim to pack any valuables like laptops, cameras and mobile phones in your hand luggage .

It also helps to pack a change of clothes or two in your carry-on in case your larger bag goes missing.

Opting for luggage that stands out - such as a brightly coloured case - can minimise the chances of someone accidentally taking your bag from the collection belt. If you have a standard black suitcase, make it recognisable by adding a coloured luggage strap or ribbon to it. Locks can also help to deter theft.

Luggage trackers such as Apple AirTags can help you keep tabs on your bag in case it goes missing, but won't necessarily help with individual items. 

Be sure to take a photo of the items in your suitcase before setting off in case you need evidence for an insurance claim.

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Tenerife Government scraps plans for 400 beach villas as it sides with angry locals ahead of protests

T he Tenerife government has thrown its support behind locals, in their escalating conflict with UK holidaymakers. The authorities have categorically rejected proposals for 400 upscale beach villas, following increasing resentment and protests from native residents about "overtourism".

Scheduled protests are set to occur next week on April 20, as tensions surge within this frequented vacation destination. Radical changes to the prevalent tourism model were demanded by activists from the Canary Islands at the Spanish Congress in Madrid.

In response, plans for hundreds of luxurious tourist lodgings in Tenerife have been scrapped. Citing the need to protect an endemic plant species, the Government of the Canary Islands has called for a halt to such construction projects.

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This directive was given following an onsite assessment by the regional Biodiversity Service, the Agency for the Protection of the Natural Environment, and the Ministry of Ecological Transition. These bodies confirmed: "Yes there is a formal recognition from the company itself about the presence of this plant and the interference of the works with it.", reports Birmingham Live .

A record was set by the archipelago in 2023, attracting a staggering 14.1 million foreign visitors.

Locals in Tenerife plan to stage a hunger strike in the upcoming week over two impending hotel developments. Scheduled for April 20, protests organised by Canarias Se Agota (Canaries Sold Out) are set to span across Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and La Palma, rallying under the slogan 'The Canaries have a limit'.

"We in these islands have always been very welcoming to tourists. But we want more sustainable tourism," Ruben Zerpa, of Canaries Sold Out, told UK newspaper i. "Tenerife is a small island with limited resources."

"The roads are overwhelmed with traffic, there is a hydraulic emergency going on and hotels are full."

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DOWNING another strawberry daiquiri under the setting Tenerife sun, Ellie Taylor is incensed by the “tourists go home” graffiti daubed around the island.

Pointing along the teeming seafront at Playa de las Americas , teaching assistant Ellie, 20, tells me: “We’re good for their economy.

Tenerife is facing a wave of demos calling for fewer — and richer — holidaymakers

"Half the restaurants would not be open if it wasn’t for us.”

Another disgruntled sun-seeker has put it more simply, scrawling beside some of the graffiti: “F*** off.

"We pay your wages!”

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A guerilla graffiti campaign by locals has seen scrawled slogans including, “your paradise, my misery”.

Blaming tourists for traffic gridlock, unaffordable housing and pollution, locals will hold mass marches in Tenerife, plus neighbouring islands Lanzarote , Gran Canaria , Fuerteventura and La Palma, next week.

And if their demands are not met, activists here say they will then organise a protest parade through Playa de las Americas — the beating heart of Tenerife’s party scene for Brits.

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It will bring holidaymakers who pour millions of pounds into the islands face-to-face with angry locals.

Some fear it could all turn ugly.

British holidaymakers have also been riled over remarks about the “quality” of tourists attracted to Tenerife.

One activist was quoted as saying Brits “ just want to drink cheap beer, lay in the sun and eat burgers and chips ”.

To many who have grafted hard all year for their fortnight in the sun, that might sound like the ideal break.

Ellie, from Newcastle upon Tyne , says it is how she and friends nail technician Olivia Belcher, 20, also from Newcastle, and Kelsey Harris, 21, a nanny from Gloucester, have spent much of their holiday.

In the balmy evening heat, she added: “We’ve been doing everything they don’t like you doing.

"Drinking and sunbathing mostly.

“That’s what you do on holiday. You come to relax.

"I don’t know what they expect.

“It sounds like they want classier people to come to Tenerife.

"I feel a bit offended.”

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Little wonder, then, that a poll of Good Morning Britain viewers revealed 47 per cent would boycott Tenerife.

Strolling along the Los Cristianos beachfront with her two youngsters, fitness trainer Nadine, who would not give her second name, described the graffiti as “very harsh”.

The 39-year-old from Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria , added: “We bring a lot of money into the country.

"I’d like to see them try having no holidaymakers for a year.

“All the businesses would suffer.

"I’m from the Lake District and tourism is absolutely crazy there.

"It’s how we survive, so I’m all for tourism.”

So why do some here in the Canary Islands seem hellbent on throttling their golden goose?

On a roasting-hot afternoon this week, activist Brian Harrison gives me a guided tour around a building site for a new tourist hotel which he says is flouting environmental regulations.

Brian, who left behind rainy Bridgend for Tenerife in 1991, is General Secretary of Salvar La Tejita, one of the organisers of next week’s protest march.

The 57-year-old blamed the anti-tourist graffiti on disaffected local teens, saying demo organisers don’t “condone any form of vandalism or illegal activity”.

There’s no hate towards the tourists. The aversion here is for the model of mass tourism Danile Duque

The sound engineer added: “That being said, if any of us were 17 years old with no possibility of leaving school for a job or getting a home before you’re 35, we would be angry.”

Brian says houses converted into holiday rentals are squeezing locals out, while roads and other infrastructure are under heavy strain.

Blaming the sheer quantity of holidaymakers , Brian wants Tenerife to introduce tourist taxes to bring ­numbers down.

“Years ago, the only accommodation here was in hotels,” he explained.

“Now apartments and houses, designed for people to live in, have been converted into holiday rentals on a mass scale.

“To make it worse, a lot of these homes are bought as an investment by companies or individuals who are not residents.

“A lot of the bookings take place in their own countries, so none of the money reaches Tenerife.

“Rising rental and low wages mean locals are priced out of the market.”

One activist even described booking.com and Airbnb this week as being like a “cancer” that is “consuming the island bit by bit”.

According to campaigners, some locals have been forced to live in vans or their cars as the housing ­crisis deepens.

Adrian Heyhirst, with son Austin, says residents are over-reacting

Tenerife-born Danile Duque, from the Salvar La Tejita group, insists the demonstrations are not anti-tourist.

The computer-programmer-turned- environmental-campaigner, 46, said: “We want a cap on the number of tourist beds and a move towards a model based more on quality and not quantity.

“There’s no hate towards the tourists.

"The aversion here is for the model of mass tourism.”

On Thursday evening, around 200 protesters waved banners and chanted slogans against mass tourism at a rally in La Laguna.

Later, six activists began a hunger strike to support the cause.

Taking a stroll by Los Cristianos’s golden sands, Burnley fan and design upholsterer Adrian Heyhirst, 55, ­holidaying with son Austin, 17, said: “That’s a bit drastic, isn’t it?

“It sounds like a lot of nonsense to me. Sounds like we’ve got a few Greta Thunbergs around.”

Barman and musician Alan Madden serves chilled lager in the Dail Fountain pub for those escaping the 32C afternoon sun.

Originally from Dublin, the 60-year-old revealed: “I’ve been here 31 years and it was the busiest winter I’ve ever seen.

"There’s a ­certain amount of people here who just don’t want tourists.”

The expat agrees that Tenerife has a housing crisis, adding: “You can’t get anywhere to rent in Los Cristianos long term.

“They’re all holiday lets.

The Canary Islands have some problems, but they’re not due to the tourists Dimple Melwani

"You need accommodation for the workers and the Canarians can’t afford the ­prices they’re asking.

"And traffic jams are a massive problem.”

Retired wheat farmer Hubert Smyth, 81, and wife Geraldine, 68, from Portrush, Co Antrim, are at the bar enjoying a refreshment.

They have holidayed in ­Tenerife every March and November for the last 16 years.

Retired hotel housekeeper Geraldine said: “My friend saw the ‘tourists go home’ signs on Facebook and told me.

"I said, ‘Well, whatever, we’re going to go anyhow’.

“How would this place cope without tourists?

"Well, they wouldn’t. These bars would all close up.”

Britain and Tenerife have a long, entwined history of trade and tourism. Relations haven’t always been cordial.

In 1797, Admiral Horatio Nelson had his right arm blown apart by a cannonball when the Royal Navy tried to take the port of Santa Cruz.

Locals still celebrate their victory by reenacting the battle at the Recreation Gesta every July.

Tenerife’s year-round sunshine and crisp, clean air made it a health-conscious 19th Century destination for well-heeled travellers.

When mass tourism took off in the 1950s, it transformed sedate fishing villages into plush hotel complexes.

A rite of passage holiday for youths, the island has seen generations of Brits return to its resorts year after year.

As well as guaranteed sun, prices are attractive for those without deep pockets.

A full English breakfast will set you back around £3.40, while a pint of chilled lager during happy hour is £1.50.

With Britain shrouded by grey skies and driving rain for much of the year, it’s little wonder the Canaries are proving a bigger draw than ever.

In her air-conditioned Santa Cruz office, Tenerife’s tourism boss Dimple Melwani tells me that British sunseekers “are our main market”.

Last year, 2.5million travelled to Tenerife — 38 per cent of the total visitor count — with 1.9million staying on the island and the rest ­moving on to other destinations.

Brits poured around £2.6million into island purses, according to the tourism office.

Each holidaymaker spends around £1,215 during their stay — up 27 per cent from 2019.

Chief executive Dimple, 48, assured me: “British people are welcome.

"The Canary Islands have some problems, but they’re not due to the tourists.”

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Tenerife holiday hell: Two dead and 40 evacuated amid devastating storm

Tenerife holiday hell: Two dead and 40 evacuated amid devastating storm

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Two people have died, with a further 40 evacuated, in Tenerife in the wake of strong winds, flooding and rough seas which have battered the Canary Islands .

Yesterday, emergency services rushed to rescue both a diver suffering a heart attack and a 53-year-old Czech tourist who had fallen into the sea while taking photos of the strong waves around the island's Puerto de la Cruz.

While responders were able to retrieve the two men, both later died.

Some 112 Canarias, the islands' security and emergency service, released a statement on social media alongside dramatic footage of the 53-year-old's rescue, which said he was retrieved from the sea "in cardiorespiratory arrest" via helicopter.

Footage from the emergency services showed the moment a 53-year-old man was airlifted from the sea

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Once the man had been lifted from the water, emergency personnel attempted to revive him while the helicopter came in to land.

An ambulance was on hand nearby to continue efforts to resuscitate the 53-year-old, but he was confirmed dead a few minutes later - at which point his body was taken into police custody before being passed to relevant authorities.

The islands had been handed a series of weather alerts - for wind, coastal flooding and "coastal phenomena" - which were stood down earlier today (April 11).

But homes and vehicles across the Canary Islands have been hit hard by the adverse conditions; one house in Candelaria, on Tenerife's eastern coast, was partially destroyed by high waters - which has left it at risk of collapsing into the sea.

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Clean-up and repair efforts across the islands are still ongoing as residents scramble to recover from the storm

As a result of the conditions, Candelaria residents have been left unable to access both its beach and a plaza down by the coast.

A statement from the town's local authority said: "A coastal flood risk alert has been declared in the municipality of Candelaria.

"The public is asked to take responsibility by not accessing closed areas or areas marked as dangerous and to collaborate with all the personnel working in the area."

Meanwhile, firefighters had to recover numerous vehicles at Playa del Socorro on the island's north coast to protect them from rising water levels.

At least 47 people have been evacuated across the Canary Islands - with 40 in Tenerife alone from four towns and villages along its coast.

Authorities recommended locals exercise "extreme precaution", advised against travel to ports and jetties, and warned against taking photos near the waves, while drivers were told to avoid coastal roads.

A further 17 homes were evacuated in total, with their occupants transferred to Red Cross-administered facilities.

Clean-up and repair efforts across the islands are still ongoing as residents scramble to recover from the storm.

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Already planning to see the next solar eclipse in 2026? What travelers need to know.

Umbraphiles feeling the post-eclipse blues should start checking the expiration date on their passports.

The next total solar eclipse is set to happen on Aug. 12, 2026, over Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Russia and a small part of Portugal, according to NASA . 

In North America, only a partial eclipse will be visible, so if April’s event made you an eclipse chaser and you want to see totality, you’ll need to head overseas.

Here’s what you’ll need to know before packing your bags:

Do you need a passport or visa for the best destination?

The path of totality for the 2026 eclipse mostly goes through places Americans can travel visa-free with their passport, so long as they’re planning to stay for less than 90 days.

Spain, Portugal, Iceland and Greenland all allow visa-free tourist travel for U.S. passport holders.

Spain, Portugal and Iceland are also members of the Schengen Area, which allows for visa-free travel in much of Europe, meaning if you decide to make a multi-country trip out of your eclipse adventure, you won’t need to clear customs if you’re coming from much of the rest of Europe, either.

One major change for travelers to Europe from the U.S., however, is that electronic preauthorization will become a requirement beginning in mid-2025. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) requirement will apply to all four open countries in the path of totality. 

Depending on the state of the Ukraine war, travel to Russia may or may not be an option for most Americans by 2026, so it’s unclear what the paperwork requirements will be by then.

Is it better to see it from the beach?

Beaches can be a great place to see the eclipse because there are few natural obstacles blocking observers’ views of the sky. The 2026 path of totality passes over beaches on Spain’s northern and southeastern coasts, as well as over islands in the Mediterranean Sea including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. The eclipse will also pass over coastal areas in Greenland and Iceland, according to the National Solar Observatory . 

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Will there be eclipse cruises or flights?

Almost certainly, although most operators have not announced specific plans yet. 

Cruise lines will also offer more viewing opportunities. Princess Cruises “has created a bespoke itinerary aboard Sky Princess to position the ship near Spain on that date,” according to a spokesperson for the line. The cruise will open for bookings on Princess’s website on May 23.

Cunard Line has sailings on its Queen Mary 2 , Queen Victoria and Queen Anne vessels that will put passengers in prime spots to watch .

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Holland America Line is also planning multiple sailings around the event, though details are still to be announced. “Guests have reacted positively to our 2024 eclipse cruises and with the next full eclipse in 2026 we plan to have three sailings in Europe that will align with the path of the eclipse,” Paul Grigsby, the line's vice president of Deployment & Itinerary Planning, previously told USA TODAY in an email.

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I'm going to organize a trip this summer. I want to plan everything. I’ll fly from London to Moscow, and I also want to visit St. Petersburg. Could you, please, advise me what places I should visit? I’ll stay in Moscow for about 10 days before going to St. Petersburg. Thank you!

Not a country I’d be spending my money in at the moment.

Ditto. Ditto!

I don't really see the point of shunning a country because you don't agree with its leader and/or its government. Would you go to Italy? China? Tourist dollars are more likely to get into the hands of the people rather than any corrupt bureaucracy and meeting friendly tourists might just change the locals opinions of foreigners and even give them some information they don't get from local news media.

Hopefully , I won't be starting a war here , but I must say I agree with Chani's comments . Having taken three year visas in 2015 , we have been to Moscow and St; Petersburg ( once to Moscow , and twice to St Petersburg ) . The History , Art , Music ( I am a classically trained musician ) and Culture , fascinate us . Much to experience there and advance preparation is essential , To get a good grounding for your visit , read this lavish and detailed book by Suzanne Massie , it's one of the best ways to immerse yourself in what you will experience - https://www.amazon.com/Land-Firebird-Beauty-Old-Russia/dp/096441841X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521652009&sr=8-1&keywords=land+of+the+firebird+massie&dpID=51CPK13XKGL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

And while leaders of such countries can point to foreign visitor numbers as a sign of support ? I also believe that personal safety for certain travellers, especially obvious minorities, cannot be guaranteed, as fervent nationalism increases, and tolerance levels evaporate. Just as I may decide against a purchase at the supermarket because of a company’s behaviour, ethics will always be a consideration.

Well, I'd argue supermarket ethics does not readily translate to travel ethics - the latter is far more complex. Personally, I see the whole "vote with my hard-earned travel dollar" approach as overly simplistic, but if it's your position - I totally respect it.

What I don't understand is members volunteering ethical guidance in response to what seems an innocuous request for travel-related information.

Note a discussion on ethics hosted a year ago by the Webmaster of this very forum.

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/general-europe/travel-ethics-612334a0-0ca1-4128-b088-c13d1d8a91c3

I appreciate Rick Steves' point of view in his "Travel As A Political Act". That said, Putin's Russia is not a place I would support. But, to each his or her own....

From a practical point of view, travel between the two countries can be difficult. I understand the Russians who traveled in the US this past winter had to go to the US Embassy in the country of Georgia to get visas because the Russians expelled American embassy personnel. If you do travel to Russia, you may be on your own. See the American travel advisory: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/russia-travel-advisory.html

Travel Advisory January 10, 2018 Russia – Level 3: Reconsider travel Reconsider travel to Russia due to terrorism and harassment. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory U.S. citizens are often victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion by law-enforcement and other officials. U.S. consular assistance to detained individuals is often unreasonably delayed by Russian officials. Russia also enforces special restrictions on dual U.S.-Russian nationals. Due to the Russian government-imposed reduction on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, the U.S. government has reduced ability to provide services to U.S. citizens.

We have traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg over the past few years. As in the US, most of the people we encountered helpful and not particularly political. In Moscow, we stayed at The Garden Ring Hotel which was a close walk to the metro. The hotel was very comfortable and quiet for being in the city. We loved the art museums and the Georgian restaurants. In St. Petersburg, we stayed at both The 3Mosta hotel near the Hermitage and the Art Hotel Demetra.. In St. Petersburg, we especially liked the Hermitage and Russian museum. Learning the Cyrillic alphabet and having a good map is a must.

As I think the point about ethical considerations has been made, please keep future replies more specific to the question at hand. Thanks.

Either read a good travel book or book a guide who can personally take you to the best places that interest you and tell about the sights you're seeing. We used Dan Petrov on 2 different trips to Moscow and found him to be wonderfully friendly and witty not to mention super knowledgeable.

Latest advice, Australian Governmemt, 1 April 2018. “Due to heightened political tensions, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-Western sentiment or harassment. While the Australian Government is not aware of any increased difficulties for Australians travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice. Remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments.”

We very much enjoyed our group trip to Moscow and St Petersburg last year. excellent guides and accommodations. While Steven who has replied here has excellent advice, ( and we took advantage of it), we felt an organized tour really facilitated our enjoyment of the country. You may want to consider a combination of an organized tour and than adding independent days . Some of the Australians on the tour had arrived a couple of days earlier than the tour stated and then some stayed later. If we were to go again (which I would), that"s how I would do it. And I must say , it was enlightening to have conversations with the Russian tour guides and the non Americans about the current world situation. Not that we went into any great depth, but I think we all went away with a little more understanding. Top places: allow lots of time in St Petersburg at the Hermitage- take a separate day for the Impressionist building. In Moscow, the Russian Art Museum was amazing.

Solid advice from Australian government quoted above, especially the keeping up to date part.

I checked the current version (Sep 18) of that advisory - and it hasn't been updated much. In fact, some sections don't seem to have changed since 2005 - their recommendations for importing/exporting currency and financial instruments, for example, are at least five years behind.

I do like reading governmental travel advisories for entertainment purposes - for instance, up until very recently the US one sternly advised potential travelers that Moscow was largely a cash-based economy (couldn't be further from the truth) and warned about intrinsic dangers of gypsy cabs (which had all but disappeared by 2015).

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