Canary Islands

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the Canary Islands, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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On Foot in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Spain

Rupert Parker puts on his hiking boots and explores the rugged interior of Gran Canaria

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 Going eco on Lanzarote at Finca de Arrietta

Eco retreats in an unspoilt part of Lanzarote make the North of this popular tourist island a haven of peace and sustainability. And when the Canaries open up again to UK visitors, this is a perfect post-lockdown treat.

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Hiking El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

There’s something special about El Hierro which marks it out from the other Canary Islands and it’s not just nature.

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Insider’s guide to La Palma

Considering the talcum powder-fest that is the annual Fiesta de los Indianos had taken place yesterday, the streets of Santa Cruz are looking positively pristine.

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Anfi Tauro Golf Club

Men moved mountains for me to play the Anfi Tauro golf course. Dynamited out of Gran Canaria’s black volcanic rock, this hedonistic and sometimes simply sadistic Par 72 course is a golfing Beauty and the Beast.

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La Palma, Canary Islands

As I taxi down the runway at La Palma airport, I have the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. This is going to be challenging hiking.

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