Lanzarote: Famara Beach and the cliffs
Located on Lanzarote’s North-west coast, Famara’s 5Km long beach stretches between the fishing village known as Caleta de Famara and the impressive cliffs of Famara (Peñas del Chache). The beautiful 5 kilometers long beach, with its spectacular cliff backdrop, has been labelled as one of the best beaches in Europe.
It unfolds all its beauty at low tide, when the water forms a thin layer on the sand and reflects the sky and the cliff like a gigantic mirror. If you are lucky that the tide coincides with sunset, you will be able to immortalize one of the most emblematic images with the island of La Graciosa cut out on its horizon.
Fuerteventura: The caves of Los Molinos
Situated on the north of Parque Rural de Betancuria in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario, Puertito de Los Molinos is an amazing place to visit and one of the hidden secrets of Fuerteventura! It is an unspoiled part of Fuerteventura with rustic charm and home to the gorgeous pink caves that can be visited only at very low tide.
You will enjoy the crystalline waters surrounded by magnificent rocks where the black of the lava contrasts with the blue of the ocean. But be careful, you can only have access to it in the lowest tides of the year from end of August until October. From November until July this cave is underwater, and the currents are so strong, that you cannot even go close to it. But during low tides, especially in September, you will enjoy these impressive natural structures that nature gives us and get into them.
Gran Canaria: El Bufadero de La Garita
Experience the power of the wild Atlantic at La Garita blowhole, it is a must visit for anyone who wants to explore the island and go beyond typical touristic spots!
El Bufadero is located between Gran Canaria Airport and Las Palmas and you can get there by walking south from La Garita beach – one of the coziest and most popular beaches in the municipality of Telde.
The Bufadero is a natural formation of two cavities in the rocks where the ocean water flows in and out at a very high speed. The water doesn’t actually blow into the air like a traditional blowhole, but the waves are sucked in and out with force, making in this way a very distinct sound when the rocks “swallow” the water and spit it out. The foam that comes crashing in with the great tides has shaped some spectacular little cascades as it falls into the interior of the blowhole. It is best to admire the at low tide and the higher the waves are, the more powerful is the effect.
Tenerife: Masca – the most beautiful village
Many of experienced travelers that have visited all the islands claim that Masca is not only the most beautiful village in Tenerife, it’s the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. The Machu Picchu of Canary Islands was, until recently, almost unknown virtually, but has now become a center of attraction for those exploring the island. It is, without a doubt, is a unique place that is worth discovering. It is located in the southwest of the island —between the municipalities of Guía de Isora and Santiago del Teide—, it is a place full of history, a place with such extensive and full light, so full of nuances.
The entire Masca Valley is surrounded by green mountains and the village center is situated along a ridge underneath a bullet shaped pinnacle. Masca is more a collection of rural houses than a village, but what makes it stand out is the fact that the main center runs along a ridge underneath a bullet-shaped pinnacle that lends it a mini-Machu Picchu look.
La Palma: Roque de los Muchachos
La Palma is located in the North-Western of the Canary Islands in the province Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It’s the most wooded island of the Canary Islands and this is where its second name “La Isla Verde” (the green island) comes from. The Roque de Los Muchachos, is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island. Thanks to its dark and clear skies during almost the whole year, La Palma has also become one of the most privileged locations on the planet for astronomical observation.
This is where one of the most complete telescope arrays in the world is situated – the Astrophysical Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos (ORM). From there you can see an impressive view of the La Caldera de Taburiente National Park and, depending on the weather conditions, it is possible to see the other three islands in the province (Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro).
La Gomera: Laursilva
La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, is a hiker’s dream with unique volcanic landscapes, palm trees and banana plantations. The island is home to an extensive network of very well marked trails that are easy to follow with spectacular views.
The Laurisilva, laurel silver forest, is probably one of the oldest virgin forests in Europe. When the clouds move through the woods and play light and shadow in this evergreen misty forest, you will find yourself in a fairytale in the heart of La Gomera.
El Hierro: Charco Azula
Small is beautiful and the Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, offers some stunning landscapes and places where nature remains untouched. The Charco Azul is located in the middle of El Golfo, known as the coast of the island of El Hierro, facing the open Atlantic. It is the most famous natural pool on the island and it truly is a small piece of paradise. The lava and the waves have designed this natural pool where you will be surrounded by turquoise colors, listening to the waves breaking, and producing an enveloping sound and relaxing white foam.