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Playa de las americas resort: The 10 best resorts in Playa de las Americas, Spain

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View on map1000 m from City Center200 m from Piramide de Arona convention centre

Located next to Golf Las Americas, the venue comprises 535 rooms with sea views.

Very good11151115 reviews

€ 143

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View on map1000 m from City Center200 m from Papagayo Beach Club

This comfortable property near Chayofa pampers its guests with a private pool as well as steam baths, facials and massage treatments.

Very good384384 reviews

€ 167

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Cleopatra Palace HotelHotel

1000 m from City Center100 m from Piramide de Arona convention centre

The hotel offers a year-round outdoor pool, a top-quality restaurant and a sports bar.

Great10211021 reviews

€ 161

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Hotel Best TenerifeHotel

800 m from City Center200 m from Safari Shopping Centre

Offering a large pool along with a seasonal outdoor pool and a sun deck, the hotel boasts location in the centre of Playa de las Americas.

Great308308 reviews

€ 163

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Palm Beach – Excel Hotels & ResortsAparthotel

1. 1 km from City Center300 m from Papagayo Beach Club

Featuring a furnished balcony with views of the islands, this quiet apartment is set near Lava Lounge & Bar.

Great511511 reviews

€ 113

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Sol TenerifeHotel

800 m from City Center300 m from Papagayo Beach Club

The venue is set only 1.7 km from Aqualand, offering an outdoor restaurant along with archery, lawn tennis and ping pong.

Very good12181218 reviews

€ 107

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Alexandre Hotel GalaHotel

800 m from City Center300 m from Papagayo Beach Club

Centrally set close to Veronicas Strip, the venue offers a health club, a spa area and a solarium.

Very good284284 reviews

€ 153

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Gran Oasis ResortHotel

1. 2 km from City Center800 m from Golf Las Americas

Located adjacent to Chayofa in Playa de las Americas, this hotel offers 198 rooms and a fantastic view of the river.

Very good264264 reviews

€ 163

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Spring Hotel VulcanoHotel

800 m from City Center200 m from Safari Shopping Centre

Located close to Golf Las Americas, this venue has to offer a private pool onsite plus archery, lawn tennis and mini golf in the area.

Great151151 reviews

€ 183

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Kn Aparthotel ColumbusAparthotel

300 m from City Center600 m from The Patch

Guests can spend their days relaxing by a swimming pool or try bowling, volleyball and tennis which can be arranged by the hotel.

Very good406406 reviews

€ 194

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Sir AnthonyResort

1. 1 km from City Center300 m from Piramide de Arona convention centre

Located close to Siam Park and Safari Shopping Centre, this hotel welcomes guests since 1988 and offers steam baths and various massages.

Great127127 reviews

€ 331

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Green Garden Resort & SuitesHotel

600 m from City Center200 m from Golf Las Americas

The hotel includes a private swimming pool, boasting a spectacular location close to Veronicas Strip.

Very good291291 reviews

€ 216

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Catalonia Oro NegroHotel

300 m from City Center600 m from Golf Las Americas

An outdoor pool and a sundeck, an indoor heated swimming pool and a tennis centre are provided at the property, located in a leisure area next to Veronicas Strip.

Very good584584 reviews

€ 129

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Tigotan Lovers & Friends Playa De Las Americas – Adults OnlyHotel

500 m from City Center400 m from The Patch

Centrally located in Playa de las Americas, a few steps away from Siam Park, this hotel offers you a spa area and a Jacuzzi onsite along with a panoramic view of the mountain.

Great20002000 reviews

€ 192

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Aparthotel Udalla ParkAparthotel

600 m from City Center700 m from Piramide de Arona convention centre

A 24-hour restaurant is available in this hotel that boasts a magnificent location close to Veronicas Strip.

Very good555555 reviews

€ 100

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Hotel Zentral Center (Adults Only)Hotel

600 m from City Center400 m from Safari Shopping Centre

Featuring a rooftop pool, this excellent venue gives access to Veronicas Strip.

Very good307307 reviews

€ 86

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Spring Hotel BitacoraHotel

800 m from City Center300 m from The Patch

Located 1 km from the center of Playa de las Americas, the hotel offers a snack bar plus cots, child care and a playroom for children.

Great8484 reviews

€ 217

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Alexandre Hotel La SiestaHotel

Guests can dine in the barbeque restaurant or enjoy a saltwater pool of the hotel conveniently set in a south area.

Very good246246 reviews

€ 164

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h20 ConquistadorHotel

1. 1 km from City Center400 m from TIBU Tenerife

Guests of this charming hotel can enjoy an indoor swimming pool and light drinks at the coffee bar.

Very good483483 reviews

€ 213

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Europe Villa CortesResort

1.1 km from City Center400 m from Safari Shopping Centre

A summer terrace, an outdoor pool area and tennis courts are offered to guests of the deluxe hotel located in the centre of Playa de las Americas.

Great307307 reviews

€ 281

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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

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Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The antithesis to the showy high-rise hotels that dominate this part of Playa de las Americas, the all-inclusive, upper-middle-range Parque Cristobal Tenerife is more like a rustic gated community, with low-lying structures, open spaces, and lots of grassy grounds. All 151 rooms are one- and two-bedroom bungalows, each with front yards, kitchens, living rooms, and free Wi-Fi; some have air-conditioning, but not all. Kid Suites come with beanbag chairs, PlayStations, and bottle warmers. There are four pools, a pool bar, a tapas bar, and a buffet restaurant serving all meals. A multi-use sports court, kids’ club, underground disco, and animation team are evidence of the hotel’s upbeat nature, but the vibe around the outlying bungalows is peaceful. All this, and the extremely family-friendly property is a three-minute walk from the beach. Travelers who are willing to swap personal outdoor space for rooms with ocean views could try h20 Conquistador.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The 210-room upper-middle-range Gran Oasis Resort is located on the far edge of Golf Las Americas, about a 10-minute drive from the beach. The upscale and beachy apartments were all renovated in 2014 and 2015, and include full kitchens, living rooms, two flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and balconies or verandas (those with golf-course views have both). The hotel has three heated pools, three dining options, a huge game room, and a grocery store, plus it offers free shuttles to Siam Park and the beach. Travelers who don’t want shuttle rides or car drives to stand between them and the ocean could try the beachfront Parque Santiago III, but the rooms there are smaller and less fresh.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The upper-middle-range, family-friendly Green Garden Resort and Suites is an all-inclusive optional property packed with charm and character. Its 121 apartments are attractive and spacious, all equipped with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies or terraces, and flat-screen TVs. The resort’s two restaurants — one buffet and one a la carte — are a cut above the norm, and there’s a well-stocked market on-site for self-catering guests. Extensive features for both adults and kids include three pools, a playground, daily entertainment, a small gym, and a Thai-style spa. The property is surrounded by the Las Americas golf course, but it’s a 30-minute walk from the beach, restaurants, and shops — the hotel does offer a free shuttle. Travelers looking to be closer to the action should check out the Parque Cristobal Tenerife, which is a 10-minute walk to the beach.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The quiet and friendly budget-friendly Marola appeals to easygoing families, couples, and friend groups in need of a pleasant and favorably located hideaway. The 72 rooms consist of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a kitchenette, sleeper sofa, and private balcony overlooking either the pool or the lively street below and mountains in the background. The low-key pool scene features a heated pool, separate kids’ pool, snack and drink bar, white sun loungers, dwarf palms, and flowering plants — but no poolside animation or music. A game room with free Wi-Fi, a simple buffet restaurant with street terrace seating, a small fitness room, and laundry facilities are also found on-site. It’s worth comparing rates with next door sister property Marola Portosin, where the pool is slightly larger and rooms are a touch more modern. 


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The 217-room, upper-middle-range Marylanza Suites & Spa is a low-key, family-friendly all-inclusive next to Golf Las Americas, about a 15-minute walk from the adrenalized beach zone. Its two-story buildings form a rectangular enclosure around two large pools, plus a separate kids’ pool and a poolside bar and grill. All rooms are air-conditioned apartment-style suites — some overlooking the pool or golf course — with kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and private patios or balconies. The hotel offers a buffet restaurant with a 15-day dinner program that prevents redundancy, as well as an a la carte restaurant, a lobby bar with local tapas and wines, and a disco with light entertainment at night. Notable are the excellent hydrotherapy spa and fitness facility, both of which incur extra fees. HD Parque Cristobal provides a similarly relaxed environment for families, but is just a three-minute walk from the beach.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

Spring Hotel Bitacora is a busy, family-friendly, mid-range resort hotel right in the bustling center of Playa de las Americas. The 314 rooms here come in two main categories: Standards and Superiors; the latter have a few perks such as bathrobes and pool/sea views, but the categories are otherwise more or less the same, with neutral decor, sofa beds, and balconies. It’s the amenities that really shine here, and the hotel features two huge pools (one for kids and one for everyone), a huge kids’ club with all sorts of slides and ball pits, and unusual nightly entertainment including acrobatics shows and regular performances by a popular local Eagles cover band. All-inclusive rates are available at the singular buffet restaurant. However, it’s noisy and hectic overall and those without kids will probably find it unbearable. If you fit into that category, consider checking out the slightly quieter Hotel Gala instead.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The mid-range Hotel Olé Tropical offers contemporary rooms and leisure facilities outside of central Playa de las Americas, a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach. Numerous restaurants and bars are within walking distance, but past guests have complained of late-night noise — light-sleepers should request a room not facing the street. The 189 rooms are clean and up-to-date, outfitted with monochrome decor, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and outdoor spaces, some with distant sea views. Features include an outdoor pool and separate kiddy pool, kids’ club, entertainment team, and spa services. A buffet restaurant and two bars are available, as are all-inclusive packages. Couples wanting something more romantic should consider the adult-only Hotel Sunprime Ocean View. 


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The upscale, beachfront h20 Las Palmeras was one of the first hotels in the area, but thanks to a 2015 renovation, it’s also one of the freshest, with a bright, retro-modern look that is a major deviation from what is commonly found at Playa de las Americas hotels.  But there’s substance as well as style. In addition to trendy decor, the 519 rooms have mini-fridges, air-conditioning, flat-screen LED TVs, and balconies or terraces — many with ocean views. Plus, Las Palmeras has so many features (three pools, five eateries, three bars, an exhaustive entertainment program…), you’d think it was in the middle of nowhere, not in the smack-dab center of town on a prime beachfront piece of land. Travelers looking for less of a big-resort experience could check out Aparthotel El Duque, a scaled-down all-inclusive that’s a short walk from Costa Adeje’s best beach.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

h20 Conquistador’s monstrous concrete exterior commands the coastline, but the 485-room upscale resort makes up for its unsightly bulk with a surprisingly fresh and contemporary interior design, warmhearted service, and a considerable set of features. Three pools, a gorgeous spa, seemingly endless buffet, and three distinct a la carte restaurants are standouts among the substantial offerings, not to mention direct beach access. Rooms are a squeeze, but come with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and balconies, many overlooking the ocean. In all, the property has across-the-board appeal for all sorts of guests — families, couples, even the rare business traveler — but those looking for a quieter vibe (and the same killer location) could check out Parque Santiago IV.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The 221-room, budget-oriented Aparthotel Parque de la Paz is a well-loved apartment-style hotel in central Playa de las Americas, a short walk from the beach. The complex has two buffet restaurants, a three-leaf-clover-shaped pool, a kids’ pool, and a pool bar, plus a full activities and entertainment schedule (year-round) and a popular all-inclusive option. Tidy one- and two-bedroom apartments are extremely basic and lack air-conditioning, but they cater well to guests on longer stays with kitchenettes and private balconies or terraces; most have ocean views. Travelers who want to be directly on the beach could consider Parque Santiago III, a property with similar accommodations and atmosphere, but no all-inclusive rates.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The mid-range Park Club Europe Hotel is a family-friendly property located a 10-minute walk from two beaches, one of which is Playa de las Americas. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and shops nearby, yet the property remains largely quiet. The 241 rooms have either dated decor or contemporary stylish, though standard amenities include modern mosaic-tiled showers, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and furnished balconies. Unfortunately, only upgraded units have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi is limited to the lobby. Features are extensive, including a big pool, daily activities and nightly entertainment — which is reportedly mediocre — various sports facilities, and some animals for kids to feed. All-inclusive rates cover all meals and accompanying wine, beer, soft drinks, and water, but food receives mixed reviews. Couples may prefer the adult-only and more contemporary Hotel Sunprime Ocean View.


Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife

The 354-room mid-range Hotel Troya has a prime location steps from the sand, overlooking Troya and El Bobo beaches. Rooms types and views vary, but all units have air-conditioning, soundproofing, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. Shared features are abundant and appealing: a large pool with a shallow kids’ end, a buffet restaurant, a pool bar, a stylish solarium, and an enormous spa center — a somewhat rare commodity at Playa de las Americas hotels — with a hot tub, hydromassage pool, and thermal cabins. Note that Troya will close for three months in 2017 to complete renovations it began in 2013; this time, the hotel will completely redo the pool area and add an entire new floor of rooms. It’s worth comparing rates with Troya’s nearby sister property, Hotel Gala, which is slightly set back from the beach, but has equally impressive spa facilities.  


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The mid-range Kn Columbus Aparthotel is a large hotel complex with generally attractive rates and a solid location a short walk from the beach. Its 580 studios and apartments are divided between the dated non-renovated rooms and the crisp, bright renovated ones with kitchenettes, though all have private balconies. The vast pool courtyard features two freshwater pools, a hot tub, and a kids’ wading pool, and a bar. There is also a main buffet restaurant serving all meals, as well as a pizzeria, plus the hotel is located next to a grocery store, making it easy for guests in rooms with kitchenettes to self-cater. Kn Columbus’ spa, several solariums, kids’ club with outdoor playground, arcade, and business center make it a decent pick for its residing families, couples, and groups of students on break. Travelers looking for more personal space could try one of Parque Cristobal Tenerife’s bungalows, all with yards and kitchens.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

La Siesta Hotel is a mid-range resort in the heart of Playa de las Americas, a five-minute walk from the beach. The 282 rooms come in two main categories — Standard and Club Alexandre — the latter of which have updated decor and pool views, while the former are dated and overlook the street. Amenities are plenty and include a huge restaurant with thematic dinners, a large central lagoon pool, a fitness center, a spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, and all sorts of indoor and outdoor games and activities, like air hockey and archery. While it’s a solid three-pearl choice, the lack of free hotel-wide Wi-Fi may put some travelers off; those who like to spend a lot of time online may want to consider Spring Hotel Bitacora, which offers free Wi-FI and iMacs in the lobby.


Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife

The family-focused, three-pearl Compostela Beach Golf Club is a popular 156-apartment hotel with all-inclusive options. Though the resort’s name may lead travelers to believe otherwise, both the beach and entrance to the neighboring golf course are a 10-minute walk away. On-site there’s a decent-sized pool with a kiddy section, plus a bevy of kid-friendly amenities such as a kids club, game room, and daily entertainment program. Spacious and bright apartments have fully equipped kitchens but some dated furnishings; all except loft studios come with small private gardens or balconies. The buffet eatery’s food receives many negative reviews, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants within a few blocks. The resort offers good value overall, but it’s worth comparing rates with the similar Parque Cristobal Tenerife.

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HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife

3 out of 5

Rafael Puig Lluvina, 15, Playa de las Americas, Adeje, Arona, Tenerife, 38660

Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay

The price is $252 per night from Sep 14 to Sep 15$252

per night

Sep 14 – Sep 15

∞ Verified all-inclusive room rates! What’s included? Buffet meals and local beverages and soft drinks. Onsite entertainment and dance classes. The hotel also features free in-room WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant.

4.4/5 Wonderful! (183 reviews)

Hd Parque Cristobal

“Great hotel with plenty going on. Ideal location, helpful staff and very clean. We will definitely be back – the bungalow was great, all on the one level with sunbeds.”

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife

Green Garden Resort & Suites

4 out of 5

Calle Landa Golf, 1, Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife, 38650

The price is $159 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4$159

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Oct 3 – Oct 4

∞ Verified all-inclusive room rates! What’s included? Buffet meals and local beverages and soft drinks. The aparthotel also features free in-room WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools.

4.4/5 Excellent! (99 reviews)

Perfect for family trip

“Excellent resort. Great for family with young children. Could not fault food or activities. Staff were all very friendly. The resort could benefit from a separate bar or restaurant as you end up eating breakfast, all dinners and having drinks and entertainment in the same room. A minor issue though. …”

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Green Garden Resort & Suites

Coral Suites & Spa

4 out of 5

Calle Noelia Afonso Cabrera, 10, Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife, 38660

∞ Verified all-inclusive room rates! What’s included? À la carte meals and local beverages and soft drinks. All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment. The aparthotel also features free in-room WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant.

4.3/5 Excellent! (133 reviews)

Great Stay

“Hotel overall was great. The rooms were a decent size, a safe was included but you had to pay €15 for the week with a €6 deposit. The pool area was a great size, there wasnt any day time music which was a shame this would have made it perfect. The drinks were reasonably priced. The communal areas …”

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

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Gran Oasis Resort

4 out of 5

Calle Meandro, s/n, Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife, 38650

The price is $158 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3$158

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Oct 2 – Oct 3

∞ Verified all-inclusive room rates! What’s included? Buffet meals and local beverages and soft drinks. Mini golf. Onsite entertainment. Beach shuttle. The aparthotel also features free in-room WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant.

4.3/5 Excellent! (167 reviews)

“The property itself was great, clean and comfortable beds and good facilities. The rooms were huge and well equipped with self catering needs. The location of the hotel was quiet and only a walking distance into Playa de las Americas. Would definitely like to stay here again.”

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

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Iberostar Bouganville Playa

4 out of 5

Calle Eugenio Dominguez, 23, Playa de las Americas, Adeje, Tenerife, 38679

Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay

The price is $194 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29$194

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Sep 28 – Sep 29

∞ Verified all-inclusive room rates! What’s included? Buffet and à la carte meals, plus all beverages. The resort also features free water park access, free in-room WiFi, and 2 restaurants.

4.2/5 Excellent! (748 reviews)

Summer Hols.

“Fantastic hotel and the most friendly of staff. Absolutely spotlessly clean throughout and great food and drink selection. Will definitely be returning. We had a 12 night stay but decided to extend it a further 2 nights as we enjoyed it so much.”

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

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Laguna Park 2

6.9 Good




Free Wi-Fi


Hotel Best Tenerife

7.9 Good



Free Wi-Fi



h20 Conquistador – Playa de las Américas – Living room

h20 Conquistador

7. 9 Good




Free Wi-Fi



Alexandre Hotel Gala – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Alexandre Hotel Gala

7.9 Good



Free Wi-Fi



Alexandre Hotel Troya – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Alexandre Hotel Troya

7.6 Good



Free Wi-Fi



Hotel Zentral Center – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Hotel Zentral Center

7.8 Good



Free Wi-Fi



Gran Oasis Resort – Playa de las Américas – Patio

Gran Oasis Resort

8.4 Excellent



Free Wi-Fi



h20 Gran Tinerfe – Playa de las Américas – Pool

h20 Gran Tinerfe

8.5 Excellent





Alexandre Hotel La Siesta – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Alexandre Hotel La Siesta

7. 8 Good






Spring Hotel Vulcano – Playa de las Américas – Bedroom

Spring Hotel Vulcano

8.3 Excellent




Free Wi-Fi



Garden City – Playa de las Américas – Bedroom

Garden City

8.3 Excellent





Spring Hotel Bitacora – Playa de las Américas – Restaurant

Spring Hotel Bitacora

8.3 Excellent



Free Wi-Fi


Apartamentos Vista Sur – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Apartamentos Vista Sur

9 Excellent



Free Wi-Fi


Aparthotel Udalla Park – Playa de las Américas – Lobby

Aparthotel Udalla Park

7.7 Good




Free Wi-Fi


Marola Park – Playa de las Américas – Lobby

Marola Park

8. 4 Excellent





Marola Portosin Apartments – Playa de las Américas – Bedroom

Marola Portosin Apartments

8.3 Excellent





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h20 Las Palmeras

8.1 Excellent




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Olé Tropical Tenerife

8.2 Excellent




Free Wi-Fi



Kn Aparthotel Columbus – Playa de las Américas – Pool

Kn Aparthotel Columbus

7.6 Good



Free Wi-Fi



Palm Beach Tenerife – Playa de las Américas – Dining room

Palm Beach Tenerife

7.7 Good



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Top tips for finding Playa de las Américas hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Playa de las Américas, you should consider visiting during the low season. You’ll find cheaper hotels in Playa de las Américas in April and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Playa de las Américas if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 45 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Playa de las Américas hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Playa de las Américas found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $50, while the most expensive was $249.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Playa de las Américas for 22 days.
  • Enjoy a great vacation at the Playa de las Américas and have fun splashing in the sea and the great water parks like Siam Park and Aqualand. The Iberostar Bouganville Playa Hotel is only a 14-minute walk to Aqualand and Malibu Park Hotel is right opposite the water park. Siam Park is on the other side of the city with the Ponderosa Apart Hotel and the Olé Tropical Tenerife Hotel about 18 minutes by foot or a 3-minute drive away.
  • If you want to relax and unwind, choose one of the many resort hotels with wellness facilities, like the Hotel Las Madrigueras Golf Resort & Spa with a golf course, pool and bar. Bear in mind that this hotel is adults only. Alternatively, you can choose the Europe Villa Cortes GL, which hosts a spa and wellness area and a beach club and is within 5 minutes’ walking distance of the beach.
  • For a vacation suitable for the entire family, choose the Catalonia Oro Negro hotel which includes a playground, outdoor pool and is only 8 minutes from the beach where you can build sandcastles. The Sol Tenerife hotel even features a Kids’ Club and a supermarket on site – and if your children annoy you too much, the hotel also offers massage services.
  • If you cherish a close proximity to a great selection of restaurants, the Hotel La Siesta Tenerife is nestled amidst a wide array of eateries from all over the world, may it be tapas, Indian food or Italian cuisine. Another choice with close-by restaurants is the Cleopatra Palace Hotel which also contains its own nightclub.
  • To be close to hot nightclubs like the Tramps Tenerife or the Papagayo discoteca, choose hotels like the Tigotan Lovers & Friends Hotel (adults only), or another option such as the Hotel Troya, which has tropical gardens and a fitness centre.

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Should I Visit Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas for Vacation? Which is Better? Which is Cheaper? Which is More Expensive?

Should you visit Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let’s dig into it.

Los Cristianos

Picture your ultimate beach vacation. It probably consists of sand, sun and the most pristine resorts to pamper and spoil you. You’ve just dreamed up a place that actually exists – Los Cristianos. Located in the south of the Canary Island of Tenerife, Los Cristianos is one of the most popular tourist centers in this area, and for good reason. This area knows how to treat vacationers. The sea is a way of life in this area of the world, and that’s apparent everywhere you look. Harbor tours, fishing trips and dolphin watching excursions are being advertised everywhere you look – all ready to give you the Los Cristianos experience.

Playa de las Americas

If you are looking to escape your life – to relax on a modern day pleasure island, then you need to book a trip to the Playa de las Americas resort. Located on the south coast of Tenerife, this party capital never goes to sleep. Packed with nightclubs, bars, live music, shops and restaurants, Playa de las Americas is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of.

Which city is cheaper, Playa de las Americas or Los Cristianos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

  • Average Daily Cost

    Per person, per day

    Los Cristianos

    Playa de las Americas

The average daily cost (per person) in Los Cristianos is €100, while the average daily cost in Playa de las Americas is €156. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas in more detail.


  • Accommodation
    Hotel or hostel for one person

    Los Cristianos €45

    Playa de las Americas €92

  • Accommodation
    Typical double-occupancy room

    Los Cristianos

    Playa de las Americas

Local Transportation

  • Local Transportation
    Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

    Los Cristianos €39

    Playa de las Americas €45

Is it cheaper to fly into Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas?

Prices for flights to both Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.


  • Food
    Meals for one day

    Los Cristianos €30

    Playa de las Americas €36


  • Entertainment
    Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

    Los Cristianos €18

    Playa de las Americas €24

Tours and Activities in Los Cristianos

For Los Cristianos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 3-day Tenerife & la Gomera Sightseeing Tour:

  • Costa Adeje: Round-Trip Coastal Buggy Tour:

  • Full-Day Private Minibus Tour trough Tenerife Highlights:

  • Tenerife Adrenaline Experience, Quad, Jetski and Paragliding:

  • Tenerife Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide:

  • Tenerife Turtles by Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure 5+ groups discounts:

  • Tenerife: Dolphins by Kayak Tour:

  • Viking Adventure with Lunch & Local Pickup from South Tenerife:

Tours and Activities in Playa de las Americas

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Playa de las Americas.

  • 4-Hour Walking Tour to Masca:

  • 4h Forest Quad Tour on Polaris 500cc Quad:

  • BEST BUGGY SAFARI TOUR, Super sandy off-road fun!:

  • Guachinche 6-hour Gastronomic Tour in Tenerife:

  • Skip the Line: Medieval Show Castillo de San Miguel – Ticket:

  • The Terraces of the North (Island Tour / Private):

  • The Terraces of the North (Island Tour):


  • Alcohol
    Drinks for one day

    Los Cristianos €5. 71

    Playa de las Americas €6.86

About these numbers

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, we can see that Playa de las Americas is more expensive. And not only is Los Cristianos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Los Cristianos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Los Cristianos and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Playa de las Americas would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Playa de las Americas than you might in Los Cristianos.

Playa de las Americas

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By the beginning of the 70s of the past century, it became quite clear that the north of the island – a traditional holiday destination for Conan Doyle’s contemporaries – could not cope with the ever-increasing number of tourists. And the requests of the guests of Tenerife have changed somewhat: the European public, not spoiled at home by the sun and the ocean, now wanted not only to breathe the sea air and walk gracefully along the promenade, but also to swim all year round. And this has always been a problem in the north…

The choice of location for the new resort seemed obvious. The mountain range that crosses the island does not let in the cold trade winds blowing from the northeast, so the south of Tenerife is naturally protected from all sorts of outrages of nature. And if in the humid north the air temperature is usually several degrees lower, the ocean is restless, and cloudiness and precipitation are unpredictable, then the dry south, according to the plan of statesmen, is simply obliged to please heat-loving holidaymakers in every possible way.

Despite the fact that only a few tens of kilometers separate the south of Tenerife from the north, the difference in climate is as if you are in two different countries. No wonder Tenerife is called “the island with two faces”.

The north is covered with lush vegetation, while in the south it rains several times a year, so the natural landscapes resemble a semi-desert.

By this time, the southern coast of the island was a rather dull sight. There was nothing at all here. Well, almost nothing. Several small settlements of fishermen and bushes of Canary milkweed – a relative of cacti that has learned to survive without moisture among the stones. Not only hotels, but the entire infrastructure had to be created from scratch.
A large-scale project to transform a desert strip of coast into a modern resort attracted Spanish and foreign investors, and in just two decades the city grew from scratch. A city of hotels, restaurants and bars, shops and entertainment venues. A city built specifically for tourists: locals live mostly outside of it and flock to work in Las Americas from all over the island.
In 1978, twenty kilometers from the future main resort of the island earned an international airport. Queen Sophia was present at its opening, after whom it was named.
Well, Playa de las Americas (“America’s Beach”) itself received such a name not in order to please the United States, but in order to once again celebrate the feat of Columbus and his comrades.

Costa Adehe

today is administratively divided into two districts, and the conditional border is divided into two districts. The western part is called Costa Adeje. East – directly Playa de las Americas.
Since this is actually one resort, we will everywhere on the site call “America’s Beach” the entire stretch of coast from the village of La Caleta in the west to the border with the neighboring resort – Los Cristianos – in the east.

By the way, Los Cristianos could also be “attributed” to Las Americas for convenience: these two resorts have long merged into one. Where one ends and the other begins, no one can say for sure. For reference, the role of the boundary pillar separating Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos is played by a small mountain Chaiofita.

Aerial view of Playa de las Americas

Las Americas is Tenerife’s largest and most popular tourist resort. Every year, millions of tourists come here from all over Europe, attracted by the comfortable climate and developed infrastructure.
Our compatriots also mainly stay in Las Americas: here we offer the largest selection of hotels and excursions in Russian.

Although there are relatively few tourists from Russia (no more than 3% of the total number of holidaymakers in the high season), hotels and shops are increasingly accepting Russian-speaking staff, and Russian-language menus in restaurants are almost the norm. In general, even without knowledge of foreign languages, you will not be lost.

Resort plan with hotel locations
More convenient plan, but only the western part of the resort
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Columbus in the port of Puerto Colon points his finger towards America

“, and the style of rest.
The western part of the resort is quiet and respectable. The central one – around the Sol Tenerife hotel (squares B7, B8, C8 on the panoramic plan) – is the busiest. Discos and clubs are concentrated here, there are many young people on the streets until late at night. In the eastern part, it is crowded during the day and in the evening, there are many shops and restaurants, but closer to midnight, all establishments are closed, gentlemen vacationers disperse to the numbers of the surrounding “fives” and “fours”, and the area falls asleep.

Most of the hotels in Playa de las Americas were built relatively recently – this is another argument in the treasury of the resort’s merits. The local “grandfather” is the Gran Tinerfe hotel, the very first on the coast. It was erected back in 1971. Nevertheless, it is still a very worthy “four”.


The number of restaurants and bars in the resort cannot be accurately counted. They are located literally at every turn. True, you should not look for traditional Canarian dishes here: the resort is dominated by international cuisine, adapted to the usual tastes of tourists from European countries. Pizza, steaks, sandwiches… Yes, and these establishments, for the most part, belong to foreigners.
And here’s where to taste freshly caught fish or local rabbit stew – see the section “Canary cuisine”.

Relatively expensive restaurants with “author’s” cuisine work, as a rule, at good hotels. For example, the El Patio restaurant at the Jardin Tropical Hotel deserves attention.

Well, the best friend of economical tourists – McDonald’s – in different parts of the resort sells “set meals” for only 6 €. For the same money, a buffet is offered in Chinese restaurants. Of course, it is wrong to come to rest in Tenerife and eat in fast food. But in case of an unplanned visit to the casino (only for reference – it is in the “grandfather” of Gran Tinerfe), this information may come in handy.

In addition to jet skis and other bananas, boat trips and fishing, tourists in Las Americas are entertained by two water parks (one of them – Siam Park, square A7 – opened only in 2008), jousting tournaments, Spanish ballet, variety performances, gambling, karting and quad bikes, communication with exotic animals, spa centers and sporting events. So there will be no time to be bored.

In almost every restaurant and pub in the evenings there is a cultural program in the form of singing and music clones of Elvis Presley or Freddie Mercury, and in hotels there are simple evening shows. But spending the evening in a hotel bar while living in Las Americas is a blatant bad manners and the lot of German pensioners. Instead, buy a ticket to the “Pyramid of Arona” – get a lot of positive emotions.

Emblem of the Merkadona supermarkets

; relaxation: from mineral water and chips to air mattresses and beach towels. As a rule, these are small department stores, proudly called “supermarkets”. In the central part of the resort, it is not difficult to find those who work at night. There are also real supermarkets (pay attention to Mercadona), where the choice of goods is disproportionately larger, and prices are lower.

For more serious shopping, it is better to go to the capital of Tenerife – Santa Cruz. It also makes sense to buy consumer electronics there, without contacting the cunning Indians who own all the “electronic” outlets of the resort.

And, finally, like any self-respecting resort, Las Americas is equipped with a pedestrian promenade: along it you can take a leisurely walk along its entire six-kilometer coastline. Better – in the evening, to keep in memory and then remember the dramatic Tenerife sunsets for a long time. And they are especially good in Las Americas.

The bus station, from where there is a regular bus service to all corners of Tenerife of tourist interest and the airport, is located in square A7 on the panoramic plan of the resort. More details in the “How to get there” section.

Distance from Las Americas to:
Santa Cruz de Tenerife – 80 km;
cities of Puerto de la Cruz – 110 km;
South Airport – 20 km;
North Airport – 89 km.

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Playa de Las Americas is the most popular and youngest resort in Tenerife, famous for its magnificent sandy beaches.

  • Sandy beach of Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

  • Boat trip along the coast of Playa de las Americas

  • Picturesque coast of Playa de las Americas

Most of the hotels here are built in accordance with the latest European standards and are located within the city in close proximity to shops, bars and restaurants. Most resort hotels are classified as 4 * and have a high level of comfort. In almost all hotels, animation teams work throughout the day, sports competitions are organized, aerobics classes, various contests and games for adults and children are held, and children’s mini-clubs are opened at hotels in summer. Nightlife in hotels is no less rich and varied: discos, performances, themed shows, live music.

Adjacent to the resort is the Jungle Park Zoo, which is unique for its eagle shows. Also from Playa de las Americas, it is convenient to get to the San Miguel Marina, where a submarine is based, on which tourist safaris are organized.

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Playa de las Americas – Resort photo and description

Tenerife has long been known as the “island of eternal spring” – greenery, ocean, sun, an abundance of magnificent landscapes surround you, as soon as you set foot on the land of this extraordinary island. And one of the most popular resorts not so long ago was Playa de las Americas – a bright, daring and modern city.

When you get to Playa de las Americas, you immediately begin to understand why the island is called “islands with two faces”.

If its northern part is lush vegetation, high humidity, cooler temperatures, sometimes unpredictable precipitation, then in the south, separated from the north with its windy mountain ranges, it is an arid area and almost no rain.

It is this resort that is the most suitable for especially heat-loving travelers – all year round you will find sunny weather and ideal conditions for sunbathing and swimming in the ocean.

Do not forget about the “convenience” of its location – the fact that the city is located less than eighty kilometers from the capital of the island and that from here some fifteen to twenty minutes drive to the southern airport.

Actually, to say that the resort “became” popular recently would not be entirely true – it appeared here not so long ago, literally twenty years ago. In the early 70s, the authorities decided to develop the southern regions of the island (at that time, the northern part was the most populated and visited by tourists). At that time, the land, which today has become one of the most attractive resorts, was a very dull sight: almost a complete lack of greenery and a couple of fishing villages. However, the project to build a new resort interested investors from different countries. And now, twenty years later, on a once empty (or rather, even deserted) place, there was a city – with all the “attributes” put in this case: hotels and bars, shops and restaurants and, of course, all kinds of entertainment venues. In a word, a real resort in which the bulk of the population is made up of visiting tourists.

The city got its name not at all thanks to America, as one might assume – it was named so only in order to once again perpetuate the feat of famous fellow countrymen, Christopher Columbus and his “colleagues” in navigation Amerigo Vespucci.

The six-kilometer coast of the resort is divided into two parts (a dry riverbed became the conditional boundary of the division):

  • the western part is Costa Adeje,
  • the eastern part bears the same name with the city.

There are eight safe and comfortable sandy beaches with developed infrastructure on the coast.

On each of them you can use:

  • rental of sun loungers and umbrellas,
  • go for water activities (banana, jet ski),
  • go for a walk on a yacht or catamaran,
  • go deep sea fishing on a boat (boats depart from the sports port),
  • go on an underwater safari on a submarine

Given that this is a very young resort built from scratch, it is easy to assume that almost all the hotels here are modern, with excellent infrastructure.

There are a lot of accommodation places here – more than six dozen.

These are mainly three-four-star hotels, but there are also five-star hotels, apartments and residential complexes. Among them, you can pick up those that are perfect for relaxing with a child, and those that will appeal to young people. And there is no doubt that the service in any of them, whichever you choose, will be, if not ideal, then very good (according to the degree of stardom).

Nearby you can visit one fairly well-known natural attraction of the island – the central park of Arona. Here you will see a large collection of all kinds of exotic plants.

There is also an eagle park nearby, where, in addition to these birds of prey, other wild animals are also kept. Be sure to watch the bird show.

  • Jungle Park Zoo

Don’t forget to visit “Aqualand” – water amusement park. But if you are a big fan of water activities, it is better to spend the whole day in the large Siam Park water park.

In general, the island is not big and tourists often rent a car and drive around all the interesting places on the island. If you don’t want a car, bus trips to Loro Park, to the Teide volcano, to the capital are also organized.

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The resort is famous for its pubs, bars, nightclubs, spectacular discos and other entertainment of this kind. It would be quite difficult to list all of them – they are located at almost every step. Most entertainment facilities are located in the central part of the resort.

It attracts hundreds of thousands of travelers, and it does not matter either the country from which you arrive, or your gender, or even your age: the main (and perhaps the only) condition for those who are going to Playa de las Americas is you must want and love to relax and have fun.

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        Playa de las Americas resort

        It stretches for several kilometers along the southern coast of the island and is a huge tourist center that annually attracts millions of tourists from all over Europe.

        Our compatriots also mainly stay in Las Americas – that’s why we offer you the largest selection of hotels and apartments here.

        Playa de las Americas is a city of hotels, restaurants and bars, shops and entertainment venues. A city built specifically for tourists. The locals do not live here: service personnel come to work in Las Americas from all over the island.

        In just two decades, 20 km from the airport, on the once pristine and deserted strip of coast, countless hotels have appeared – from very economical to luxurious five-star complexes, which allows you to find the right accommodation option for tourists who prefer a variety of leisure styles .

        most of the hotels in Las Americas were built relatively recently, they meet the highest requirements in terms of comfort and service, room equipment and the use of modern construction technologies (pictured is the best Bahia del Duque 5 * hotel on the island).

        The border of “America’s Beach” (as the name of the resort is translated from Spanish) from the north is Playa del Duque beach. In the south, Las Americas smoothly flows into Los Cristianos – another, but more “compact” and quiet resort of the island.

        In fact, Los Cristianos and Las Americas have long since merged to form a single whole, and it would be more correct to call Los Cristianos the area of ​​Playa de las Americas. But while administratively these are two different resorts.

        Like any self-respecting resort, Las Americas has a pedestrian promenade where you can stroll along its entire coast. And if the northern border of the resort is quite obvious, then you simply won’t notice the “transition” from Las Americas to Los Cristianos: an endless string of hotels on the left, the ocean on the right – and no visual border.

        For a conditional “border pillar” separating Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, you can take a small mountain Chayofita (Montana Chayofita).

        Las Americas is not only the largest, but also the most developed Canary resort in terms of tourist infrastructure. It offers its guests a huge selection of entertainment for every taste, age and budget.

        As for restaurants, bars and fast food establishments, no one can even say how many there are.

        True, traditional Canarian dishes (with the exception of the ubiquitous side dish papas arrugadas) will be quite difficult to find: the resort is dominated by “international” cuisine, designed for the usual tastes of tourists from various countries.

        Eight sandy beaches of the resort are protected from waves by stone dams and allow you to comfortably swim in the ocean throughout the year.

        All beaches have sun loungers and umbrellas for rent, a variety of water activities, cafes and restaurants.
        Yachts and catamarans go on boat trips to whales and dolphins from the port of pleasure boats, and small specially equipped boats go on deep-sea fishing.

        Playa de las Americas is home to countless shops selling just about anything you might need on a holiday, from mineral water and beer to air mattresses. These are small department stores that can be found literally at every turn and are proudly called “supermarkets”.

        Real supermarkets – hypermarkets are located outside the resort on the motorway. The choice of products in them is disproportionately greater, and the prices are lower.

        For non-food “shopping” it is better to go to the capital of Tenerife – Santa Cruz. It also makes sense to buy consumer electronics.

        And for those who have time to miss Russian products, there is a special store “Matryoshka House”, located on the lower tier of the shopping center between the embankment and the Gran Tinerfe hotel. Familiar names: “condensed milk”, “crayfish necks”, “caviar” – but for some reason, everything is “made in Germany”. It turns out that it is cheaper to bring from Germany…

        Distance from Las Americas to:

        • Santa Cruz de Tenerife – 80 km;

        • of the city of Puerto de la Cruz – 110 km;

        • South Airport – 20 km.

        Playa de las Americas, one of the most famous resorts in the world, is very popular among tourists. Various types of recreation and excursion programs are one of the main components of modern recreation. Like most resorts in the world, the Playa de las Americas Resort can provide a different level of relaxation at a variety of prices. This resort has both luxury hotels and budget hotels.

        If you are tormented by the question “Where to relax?”, “Where to spend your vacation?”. Then, perhaps, the Playa de las Americas Resort will be the perfect place to relax.

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        Las Americas is one of the most popular resorts in Tenerife. It is located 80 km from the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. On one side of the resort is the city of Los Cristianos, and on the other – Costa Adeje. The cities are connected by an embankment and together form a kind of tourist complex with dozens of hotels, restaurants and bars, nightclubs and other entertainment.

        People go to Las Americas to get a perfect tan on local beaches, explore volcanic landscapes and national parks, eat seafood, walk along the promenade and along the way learn the most useful phrases in Spanish.

        Las Americas Beaches

        Most of Tenerife’s beaches are made up of black volcanic sand, and only a few of light. One of these beaches is located in Las Americas, another one is in the neighboring city of Los Cristianos. And the most famous beach with yellow sand awaits you in the capital of the island – the city of Santa Cruz. The beach is called Teresitas. Sand for Teresitas beach was specially imported from the Sahara.

        The coastline is about three kilometers long and you can swim almost everywhere. However, it is not necessary to do this everywhere. Somewhere dirty water, somewhere sharp stones, and somewhere too strong waves. We tell you where to look for the best beaches in Las Americas.

        Camison Beach is the best beach in town. Most likely, wherever you live, you will come here to swim and sunbathe. It has soft sand, clear water, small waves and excellent infrastructure. The rental of sun loungers and umbrellas costs about 5 euros per day each. There are cafes and bars on the beach, which means you can drink a cooling cocktail and dine with Canarian dishes on the terrace of one of the beach establishments. There is a rental of equipment for outdoor activities, kiosks where you can buy a mask, snorkel or other beach accessories, there are grocery stores or souvenir shops near the beach. Near the beach there are children’s playgrounds. The entrance to the water is gentle and there are almost never strong waves, which means that children will like it here.
        If you’re lucky, you can sit on the lawn under a palm tree or near the water, but for this you need to come to the beach before 10 am.

        Las Americas Beach is not as welcoming as Camison. There are sharp stones here, and there is a large coral reef in the water, so you can get hurt. But Las Americas is fun to snorkel, you just have to be careful. This beach is not as well equipped as Camison, but fewer people come here. Therefore, if you want to sit with a book on the beach or listen to the sound of the ocean, Las Americas is ideal.

        Playa de Troya is another good beach. It is located on the edge of the city. The black sand beach is fenced on both sides by breakwaters, so there are no big waves here, the sand is quite fine, which means it is comfortable to relax here. There are not as many people as on Camison, so you can easily find a place near the water. The beach is well equipped. There is a rental of sun loungers and umbrellas (about 5 euros per day), cafes and bars, toilets and showers. There is a rental of beach equipment and kiosks selling beach accessories.

        The best hotels by the sea in the resort of Las Americas

        The four-star Sol Tenerife is located in the first line of Las Americas beach and in the very epicenter of tourist life. Here you will find comfortable rooms overlooking the ocean and palm trees, three swimming pools, sun terraces planted with greenery, children’s playgrounds and professional animators, an excellent restaurant where Mediterranean cuisine will be prepared for you, a beauty salon, a tennis court.

        The four-star h20 Las Palmeras is located near Las Americas Beach and other popular beaches can be reached within a 5-10 minute walk. It offers bright rooms with balconies and ocean and city views. The hotel has five restaurants, several swimming pools, including a children’s pool, a children’s club with animators, a fitness center, and a tennis court.

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    Carnivàle (TV Series 2003–2005) – IMDb

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    During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.






    • Creator
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      Samson: Before the beginning, after the great war between Heaven and Hell, God created the Earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty ape he called man. And to each generation was born a creature of light and a creature of darkness. And great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between good and evil. There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty. And so it was until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity, and man forever traded away wonder for reason.

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    Give Carnivale a chance, it’s worth your time

    This show is wonderful – and I’ve just started watching it this season. Instead of mundane HBO programming out to just woo shallow critics and the usual unimaginative American audiences, this show goes beyond this world to illustrate truth, deception, good and evil. The story is complex for some, since most story lines do not conclude in one episode (then again, it’s not a sitcom). The actors are amazing, the writers, brilliant, the creators, well I’m surprised HBO would let this one into their usual thematic dramas (you know what I’m talking about). I can’t say enough good things about this show. If you happen to catch it and have no idea what’s going on, don’t give up – just pay close attention and you’ll be utterly enthralled with the brilliance of this show. Carnivale is “out of the box” thinking, which I always love, so unless you enjoy the same old, same old programming, give Carnivale a whirl. It’s worth your viewing pleasure!



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    Where is Hollywood Carnival?

    Hollywood is a neighborhood that is located in the center region of LA. It is west and northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Of course most people know of Hollywood because it is home to many U.S film industries and historic studios.  The hub of Hollywood Carnival is the Carnival Village.

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    What is carnival in Hollywood?

    During carnival, Hollywood transforms into the epic center of multicultural marvels. The Hollywood Carnival is all about promoting a deeper appreciation and understanding for different culture’s amongst the Los Angeles community. The Hollywood Carnival embraces and celebrates the different cultural traditions through food, dance, art, craft, music and costumes.  

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    Melding Fiction and Reality in HBO’s Carnivàle

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    Carnivàle, created by Daniel Knauf, portrays a travelling carnival wending its way through the Dust Bowl during the unsettled period of the Great Depression, while the overarching story depicts the epic battle between good and evil. The show was cancelled by HBO after two seasons (2003-2005) not only because viewing rates had dropped significantly but also for financial reasons. The present article explores how fiction and reality interact in the show’s complex narrative pattern, which disrupts the formulaic structure of traditional TV series. The constant oscillation between both realms disorientates the viewers as they venture into a world where dreams and reality conflate, creating its own fictional reality, while the narrative’s complex pattern and subtext induce greater involvement on the viewers’ behalf as the unfolding story requires their complete attention in order to decipher its meaning. The fusion between history (the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression) and fiction enhances the viewer’s sense of confusion. The numerous cultural, historical and geographical references create a blurred area located between fiction and reality.

    Carnivàle, crée par Daniel Knauf, représente une fête foraine itinérante qui chemine dans le Dust Bowl pendant la période instable de la Grande Dépression, tandis que le récit plus large dépeint une bataille épique entre le bien et le mal. HBO a annulé la série après deux saisons (2003-2005), non seulement parce que les taux d’audience avaient baissé de manière importante, mais aussi pour des raisons financières. Cet article explore comment la fiction et la réalité interagissent dans le récit complexe de la série, qui rompt avec les formules d’une série télévisée traditionnelle. L’oscillation constante entre la fiction et la réalité désoriente les téléspectateurs lorsqu’ils s’aventurent dans un monde où les rêves et la réalité se confondent, et elle crée une réalité fictive propre, pendant que la structure complexe du récit et des thèmes sous-jacents induisent un engagement croissant chez le spectateur puisque le développement de l’histoire demande toute son attention pour déchiffrer sa signification. Le mélange entre l’histoire (le Dust Bowl et la Grande Dépression) et la fiction augmente la confusion du spectateur. Les multiples références culturelles, historiques et géographiques produisent un espace flou entre la fiction et la réalité.

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    1. “When The Grapes Of Wrath meets David Lynch”

    2. Historical realism and fiction in Carnivàle

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    Notes de l’auteur

    This paper is an improved version of the one I gave during the Journées d’études: Séries d’élites, culture populaire: le cas HBO, organised by Sciences Po Paris and the University of Picardie, in Paris on 7 and 8 June 2010 and I would like to thank Marjolaine Boutet for her kind invitation. The Wikipedia article on Carnivàle proved of great help in my research not to mention Series Concept & Background by Daniel Knauf, < pdf>, April 15, 2011.

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    “It’s a carnival. Things are never what they seem.”
    Clancy Brown (Brother Justin Crowe)

    • 2 “Carnivàle Fans Besiege HBO with E-mails”, ZAP 2 it,, July 19, 2005.
    • 3 “TV Guide Weighs in on HBO’s cancellation of Carnivàle”, TV Guide, June 1, 2005. 

    1Carnivàle, created by Daniel Knauf and aired on HBO, ran for two seasons between September 14, 2003 and March 27, 2005. HBO’s president Chris Albrecht decided, despite critical acclaim, to cancel the show at the end of the second season not only because the ratings had fallen but because of the production cost: each episode was running on a budget of approximately $3.5 million. The decision resulted in angry fans besieging the network sending up to 50,000 e-mails2 in one single weekend while TV Guide opined that HBO had merely acted like just any average TV network: “[f]or a network that brags, ‘It’s not TV. It’s HBO’, that was a real TV kind of thing to do3”.

    • 4 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005, <http://www.carnycom/bally/dan.html > April 11, 2011.
    • 5 See Henry Jenkins’s book Fans, Bloggers and Gamers. Explore Participatory Culture, New York & Londo (…)
    • 6 Discussing Twin Peaks, Mark Jancovitch and James Lyons suggest in the introduction of their study o (…)

    2Carnivàle is a dark and eerie period drama set in the United States during the Dust Bowl at the heart of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The show follows the uncanny errands of a nomadic sideshow from Oklahoma to California, while the overarching story depicts the epic battle between good – the young Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl) – and evil – the Methodist preacher Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown). The show’s narrative structure was, as Daniel Knauf avers, “designed to operate on more than one level4” encouraging a new mode of viewer engagement5. Besides being melded into historical reality, the intricate subtext, which had been subtly woven into Carnivàle’s plot, made it, at the time, one of the most disconcerting and abstruse shows on television since Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990-1991)6. The plot revolves around two parallel storylines, which slowly converge toward one another to conflate into one single plot during the show’s last two episodes.

    3The purpose of this paper – while parsing out the web of sub-textual references embedded in the narrative – will be to show how, through filmic strategies and narrative structures, the recurrent eruption of dreams and visions in the “narrative reality” constantly transgresses the limits between fiction and reality. I will then examine the way in which fiction is subtly enmeshed into the historical template of the Thirties, thus creating a world in which both realms collide.

    • 7 See Jason Mittell, “Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American Television”, The Velvet Light Tra (. ..)
    • 8 In an interview concerning the main title sequence Scott Boyajan explained: “Our goal was to create (…)
    • 9 David Marc, “Carnivàle. TV drama without TV genre” in It’s not TV. Watching HBO in the Post-Televis (…)
    • 10 Each card figures a famous painting, which changes anamorphically into a news reel.
    • 11 Peter Brueghel the Elder’s Fall of Rebel Angels (1562) and Peter Brueghel the Younger’s The Peasant (…)
    • 12 The news reels show historical footage of the Bonus Marchers approaching the Capitol, Mussolini, Ro (…)
    • 13 Hélène Duccini lays emphasis on the importance of music, which signals the switch from reality into (…)

    4I shall only examine here some of the most prominent features illustrating Carnivàle’s highly complex narrative structure7 and which contribute to blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality. During the opening title sequence8 the viewer is literally drawn into the world of Carnivàle as the camera zooms into a deck of Tarot cards immediately gesturing “the viewer toward the occult9” realm of the narrative. As the camera moves into one of the cards10, the viewer is transported through a fictional world of paintings11, which transitions seamlessly into the real world, denoted by historical footage of the Thirties12. The camera then moves back out before entering another card, and so on. The camera’s constant oscillation between fiction – the paintings – and reality – the news reels – conveys a sense of confusion among viewers as it questions the boundary between both realms, while the haunting score enhances the hypnotic effect of the opening title sequence13.

    • 14 Daniel Knauf noted in an interview: “I’m a big fan of Tolkien”, in “The Making of a Magnificient De (…)

    5The pilot – Milfay – opens with a prologue told by Samson (Michael J. Anderson), the carnival’s dwarf manager. The prologue not only evokes that of J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings (1954)14, but immediately captures the viewer’s attention as it presents him/her with the plot’s narrative framework:

    Before the beginning, after the Great War between Heaven and Hell, God created the Earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty ape he called Man; and to each generation was born a creature of light and a creature of darkness; and great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between Good and Evil. There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty; and so it was until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity, and Man forever traded away wonder for reason.

    • 15 As Gilles Deleuze notes, “the close-up extracts the face […] from all spatio-temporal co-ordinates” (…)
    • 16 Daniel Knauf, “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, Carnivàle. The Complete Second Series, HB (…)
    • 17 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005, <http://wwwcarnycom/bally/dan.html >, April 11, 2011.

    6The close-up on Samson’s face, which is accentuated by the dark background surrounding him, highlights the timeless dimension of the epic15 informing it with a universal dimension. Immediately after the prologue there is a brief and abrupt flash of light. The viewer is then suddenly plunged into Ben Hawkins’s nightmare: a world saturated with cryptic clues and symbols. A detailed study of this nightmare reveals that all the key elements of the series are already present, as Daniel Knauf explains, “for me the thesis was set out at the very first episode16”. Consequently, the viewer is given a number of hints to help him/her wade through Carnivàle’s complex narrative maze. Moreover, the economy of the dream segments enabled Knauf to pile up information in a condensed narrative form. There is undoubtedly a Lynchean colouring to this dream segment, which is reminiscent of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper’s surreal “red room dream” in Twin Peaks (1, 3). Indeed, as in Dale Cooper’s dream in which the evil character of Bob appears through flashes of light, the Tattooed Man, whom we see running through the fields in Ben’s nightmare, is glimpsed at through flashes of lightning conferring an almost subliminal effect to the dream’s imagery. Consequently, the viewer is left with the impression he/she has just awoken from a nightmare, which he/she only remembers fragmentarily. As Knauf explains, “it’s done in flashes, and it’s done almost to an abstraction” to “start a clue going17”. The dream ends almost as abruptly as it began with Ben waking up in his home. The opening scene of Carnivàle clearly mirrors the opening title sequence as we move from the world of fiction (Samson’s prologue and Ben’s dream) to the tragic reality of Ben’s mother’s death in a dust-ridden Oklahoma farm.

    • 18 The way in which this scene is filmed is reminiscent of the atmosphere depicted in Edward Hopper’s (…)
    • 19 Samson tells Ben: “I reckon Henry Scudder is your daddy”,The River, season 1, episode 7.
    • 20 Daniel Knauf notes that Justin and Iris are “the children of Belyakov” in “Magic and Myth. The Mean (…)

    7The dream and vision segments also enable Knauf to stage the remote battle waged between Ben Hawkins and Brother Justin, laying emphasis on the parallel structure of the narrative. The second episode, After the Ball is Over, opens on Ben Hawkins and Brother Justin’s first shared dream from which both characters will awake simultaneously. This brief segment18 gives the viewer further information on the show’s narrative pattern. We can see Ben and Brother Justin sitting side by side at a counter in an empty diner as they are greeted by the waitress’s cryptic words “Every Prophet in his House”. Facing them is a mirror in which they can both see Henry “Hack” Scudder and Lucius Belyakov. This scene functions as a visual chiasmus in which Scudder, Ben’s father19, wearing an evening jacket and a top hat, can be seen seated behind Brother Justin while Belyakov20, Justin’s father, dressed in a Russian uniform, is sitting behind Ben.

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    • 21 In the series the Avatars are portrayed as human-like beings with supernatural powers. Each generat (…)

    8Not only does this scene stress the parallel structure of the narrative, highlighting the forthcoming battle between good and evil, but the visual chiasmus while restoring both Avatars’21 ascendancies through the reflection in the mirror, also indicates the double-crossing intrigue and the way in which the parallel plotlines will constantly overlap during the two seasons to finally conflate into a single plotline in which both Avatars will confront one another as prefigured by the final explosion that brutally ends the dream.

    9In Insomnia (season 1, episode 9) and Hot and Bothered (1, 10) Ben is fighting off sleep so as not to have to face his nightmares. In Hot and Bothered, as soon as Ben dozes off, the figure of the Tattooed man reappears before him. Ben’s momentary lapses of consciousness denote not only the collapsing boundaries between fiction and reality – which are recurrent throughout the show, highlighting the fissures in the narrative pattern – but they also work as signals addressed to the viewer to help him/her remain fully aware of the narrative’s unfolding and its significant details.

    10The dreams and visions function both analeptically and proleptically as they provide links between the different episodes of the narrative, as well as between the past, present and future. A role also embodied by characters such as the carnival’s blind mentalist, Lodz (Patrick Bauchau), who acts as a link between the carnies and the Avatars (Management, Ben Hawkins). He will also link the living and the dead in the show’s second season notably when he takes over Ruthie’s body to communicate with Lila, the Bearded Lady. Yet dreams are also a means to reflect the uncertainty and the fear of the period, as Ruthie, the snake charmer, tells Ben in Hot and Bothered: “Everyone has bad dreams. It’s the times we live in. It’s hard to feel safe…”

    11Hence, dreams convey in Carnivàle a sense of doubt and indeterminacy as they become the locus of hidden and mysterious meanings. Yet, by deciphering the dream and vision segments, the viewer will probably enjoy a clearer view of the narrative’s cryptic meaning as Lodz tells Ben in Insomnia: “you must listen to what your dreams tell you. They will guide you”. A piece of advice which may well be understood here as an oblique address to the viewers.

    12However, dreams are only one example of the links between the diegesis and the supernatural events which occur regularly throughout the show. In After the Ball is Over (1, 2) Clayton Jones, (a.k.a. Jonesy), assigns a task to the roustabouts while he asks Ben to clean the baggage trailer:

    Jonesy. You’re in charge of the baggage trailer.
    Ben. The what?
    Jonesy. Baggage trailer ’round back. Run down trailer with a big ole roof on her. Can’t miss it.

    • 22 Daniel Knauf, “Behind the Scenes. The Making Of Carnivàle”, Carnivàle. The Complete First Series, H (…)

    13Ben obeys and as he walks away from the carnival’s encampment he comes to the trailer, which is located under a tree on the outskirts of the encampment. As he enters the trailer he notices a fœtus in a jar, he then opens an old case in which he finds an evening jacket, a top hat and an old dusty box, which contains the picture of a young woman standing in front of a truck bearing the “Big Sky Farms” sign. As he looks at the back of the photo he sees the following initials “H. S. [Henry Scudder] and FLO [obviously his mother Flora]”. The trailer’s door suddenly slams shut, leaving him in the dark, enhancing the underlying tension and unsettling atmosphere of the scene. As he leaves the trailer, the eyes of the fœtus open suddenly – “a great moment22” according to Knauf – warning the viewer about the uncanny and eerie aspect of the story, maybe also a way for the director to tell the viewer: “keep your eyes wide open”. When Ben tells Samson he has just come from the baggage trailer, the latter retorts: “We don’t got no baggage trailer. Nobody’s got a baggage trailer. It’s an old carnie gag, like hunting for snipe.” When Ben brings Samson to the place where the trailer was it has, to his great surprise, disappeared. But there is an uncanny feeling when Ben shows Samson the photo he found “[i]n the trailer that ain’t there”.

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    • 23 Roland Barthes, “The Reality Effect” (1968), in The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 19 (…)
    • 24 Ibid.

    14This lapse in the interstices of the narrative fabric illustrates how insignificant objects, which stand for “concrete reality23”, induce what Barthes referred to as the Reality Effect. These details convey a sense of realism to the narrative. Ben’s photograph illustrates the “need to authenticate the ‘real’: [as] the photograph [is] ([an] immediate witness of ‘what was here’)24”, shedding light on the flaws and cracks of reality through which surreal events slip into the narrative, enhancing not only the weird atmosphere which imbues the show, but also the lifelike features which characterize the entire series.

    15Furthermore, the parallel and circular structures of the narrative pattern carefully tread lines between fiction and reality, enhancing the viewer’s puzzlement. The importance of the various opposing groups of characters portrayed throughout the series shed light on the plot’s parallel structure as well as on the way in which both plotlines interact: Sofie and Apollonia; Brother Justin and Norman Balthus; Brother Justin and Clayton Jones and Brother Justin and Ben Hawkins, etc. I will only examine here three of these couples.

    • 25 Brother Justin, “I have journeyed into the wilderness”, 1, 10. In the same episode Brother Justin i (…)
    • 26 Michael Strang, Fan and Carnivàle mythologist in “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, op. ci (…)
    • 27 In the mythology of Carnivàle, the Omega is, like the Alpha, a female who is the only other known e (…)

    16The relationship between Brother Justin and Norman, who took Justin and his sister Iris in when they were only children and nurtured them, will progressively deteriorate notably because of Justin’s deep belief that he has been chosen by God to carry out some mysterious mission. At the beginning of season 2, Norman is left paralysed and mute after undergoing a stroke in Los Moscos (2.1). The stroke was probably caused by the revelation of Justin’s true nature. A change in character which occurs during his errand25 on the roads of California and his stay at the Sherwood State Hospital’s psychiatric ward: “Justin Crowe, the man, died in the wilderness”. Not only does Norman act as the revealer of Justin’s true nature – “my greatest evil: saving your life!” – but he is there to witness the event of the Creature of Darkness within Justin (“Justin there is a demon within you”, The Day that Was the Day (1.12). Yet he is unable to kill him in cold blood when Justin pleads with him to do so, and as such he remains Justin’s “last link to humanity26”. It is only when Justin fully reveals his evil nature that Norman will try to assassinate him during one of the preacher’s public rallies (Lincoln Highway, UT, 2.9,). Norman’s failure to kill Justin, the Usher of Destruction27, may illustrate, in a certain way, man’s inability to prevent the Armageddon.

    17Although both characters do not meet during the first season, the personal evolution of Brother Justin and Jonesy clearly contribute to emphasize the narrative’s parallel structure. Halfway through the first season in Pick a Number (1.6), Brother Justin loses his faith in God after the mysterious fire that destroyed Chin’s brothel killing six homeless children, and decides to leave Mintern. While sitting one evening with a group of hobos around a campfire he tells the undercover reporter Tommy Dolan: “I lost my God”. This episode signals his progressive switch over to the “dark side of the Force”. Meanwhile, Jonesy loses his faith in Samson, having discovered while visiting Management’s trailer (Black Blizzard, 1.4) that there was no one behind the curtains. The segment’s chiaroscuro lighting establishes a visual tension enhanced by the haunting score, while the contrasting interplay between light and dark signal the uncertainty and ambiguity of the scene warning the viewers against any reliance on what they and Jonesy see.

    18The parallel structure is also enhanced by the Doppelgänger motif and the recurrent use of mirrors. In Los Moscos (2.1) Sofie is filmed from behind, wandering all alone on a dusty road. The viewer catches a glimpse of two shadows stretching behind her and walking side by side: Sofie’s and that of a female veiled figure, whom we suppose to be her mother. In the final episode, Sofie, who is locked up in the cabin off Brother Justin’s house, confronts a black female figure dressed in a funeral veil whom the viewer believes once more to be Apollonia. As the figure nears Sofie, she lifts up her veil revealing not Apollonia’s face but Sofie’s who tells her “This… is… your… house”: thus giving shape to the cryptic sentence “Every Prophet in her House” uttered to Sofie by a young girl she passes by as she is walking along the road leading her to New Canaan (The Road to Damascus, 2.6). This scene is a perfect illustration of the show’s puzzle-like pattern in which all the pieces seem to fall into place retrospectively.

    • 28 Daniel Knauf, “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, op. cit.

    19While discussing the two main protagonists, Daniel Knauf argued that Ben “[is] the mirror image of Brother Justin28”. This is perfectly illustrated in the peeling scene in Alamogordo, NM (2. 2), when Brother Justin has one of his visions while combing his hair in front of a mirror. The comb suddenly sticks and yanks a piece of flesh from his scalp. Another piece comes and another, until his entire face is peeling off as he finally shreds the mask of skin from his head revealing Ben Hawkins’s face. “Who are you?” asks Justin while gazing at the ghoulish sight. This segment is a nod to Lynch’s TV series, notably the episode (Lonely Souls, 2.14) in which Leland Palmer, while looking at himself in the mirror, sees the reflection of Killer Bob’s face – the demonic entity hosted in Leland’s body – smirking back not really at him but at the viewer.

    • 29 Ben is told by Management in The Day that Was the Day (1, 12): “To restore a life, you must take a (…)
    • 30 “Albrecht tells reporters that the second season of Carnivàle was originally supposed to conclude w (…)

    20Another main feature of the narrative lies in its circular pattern. If we consider the first (Milfay) and last episodes (New Canaan, CA) of the show, we cannot avoid noticing the obvious circularity of the plotline. The close of the first episode ends with Ben healing Maddy, the young disabled girl. While performing his cure on the young girl’s legs the surrounding nature withers of life, the flower petals fall, the grass wilts and blackens progressively. To cure the little girl, Ben has had to sacrifice the surrounding nature29. This scene is mirrored during the show’s final cliffhanger as we see Sofie entering the cornfield. As she begins healing Brother Justin the surrounding corn ears blacken and wither progressively row after row. The circular pattern of the narrative tends to corroborate Chris Albrecht’s claim that the second season of Carnivàle was to end so as to propose a satisfactory close-ended conclusion to the viewers and it seems, therefore, possible to believe that the series’ creator, who introduced the cliffhanger, was hoping to pressure HBO into pursuing the show30.

    • 31 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005. <http://www.Carnycom/bally/dan.html>, April 11, 2011.
    • 32 Ibid.

    21As a result, we may note how both the holistic dimension and fragments of the narrative convey a puzzle-like impression to the show. The fragments and the overall framework are closely intertwined; as Daniel Knauf explains, “[i]f you’re going to deconstruct the show, you have to start from the big and work your way down to the small31”. Each episode plays, just like in a puzzle, a pivotal part in the overall structure as each detail contributes to the depiction of the whole picture, suggesting a more dynamic role of the viewer. However, Knauf warns us against reading too much into the show: “like I said […] sometimes a cigar is just a cigar32.”

    22Hence, the eruption of dreams into waking experience transgresses the limits between dreams and narrative reality as it refers to a reality located beyond the limits of dreams conveying a feeling of otherworldliness. By disrupting the linearity of the narrative process, the dreams and visions introduce an unstable verisimilitude, which not only puzzles the viewer, but leads him/her to the discovery of an apparently unknown reality. Moreover, the binary and circular patterns of Carnivàle’s narrative deviate from the traditional narratological canons, greatly contributing to the show’s constant interplay between fiction and reality. Another prominent aspect of Carnivàle I wish to explore now is the way in which Daniel Knauf wove fiction into historical reality by notably altering historical chronology, creating once again confusion and disorientation as the narration manipulates time and space.

    • 33 Daniel Knauf in “The Museum of Television & Radio’s William S. Paley Television Festival. Carnivàle(…)
    • 34 The historical setting of Carnivàle required significant research and the presence of a historical (…)
    • 35 Daniel Knauf explains that he “wanted to do something with the aspect of more long ago and far away (. ..)

    23Carnivàle is set at the core of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl; Daniel Knauf claims he chose that particular historical period because “the Depression just seemed such a pivotal time in American history when anything could have happened and there were so many awful things happening back then. It seems almost a reasonable […] proposition that the devil was there33”. I shall therefore delve into the way in which the storyline is embedded into history and examine how both are intricately interwoven. The historical setting34 depicting America amid the throes of the Depression contributes to the portrayal of a period of despair, war fears and political tensions. Furthermore, setting the plot in the past clearly gives an impression of remoteness35 while contributing to its epic dimension.

    • 36 See this segment on YouTube, <>, January 10, 2012.
    • 37 Management to Ben in Los Moscos 2. 1).

    24The historical template of the plot comprises a period going from the First World War to the Trinity Test, which took place on July 16 1945, 210 miles south from Los Alamos on the Alamargodo Bombing Range. The recurrent visions of the trenches in which Henry Scudder crosses paths with the Russian infantryman Lucius Belyakov, an opposing Avatar, may well be viewed as an omen of the Second World War, which will reach its climax with the use of the atomic weapon. While their encounter heralds the forthcoming battle between their offspring – Ben Hawkins and Justin Crowe – the nuclear explosion Ben envisions in his dreams, in Los Moscos (2, 1)36, not only symbolizes the Apocalypse, “[a] weapon, a full sun wrought by the hands of men. It is the last link in a chain of events unfolding even as we speak […]37” but also marks the end of the Age of Wonder and the beginning of the Age of Reason mentioned by Samson’s prologue.

    25I will, therefore, chart out how the historical context of the depression and the Dust Bowl, the numerous cultural references, the radio and the circus all partake in creating the subtle cultural and historical subtext of the series. However, the chronological and geographical discrepancies question the show’s realism.

    26From the outset the atmosphere of the period informs the show. As Ben Hawkins is about to bury his mother, who has just died of dust pneumonia, a bulldozer moves into the frame. Ben steps in between his mother’s body and the bulldozer, frantically trying to prevent the destruction of his home, but the driver tells him he has been appointed by the bank to expropriate him and destroy his farm: “This is the property of First Merchants Trust. Now you’ve been warned. Law’s on its way.” Because of the Great Depression many farmers failed instalment payments as a consequence of which banks repossessed their farms throwing them and their families onto the roads in search for a better life. This type of situation was, at the time, an everyday occurrence. Numerous stories recount similar dramatic cases. One example is to be found in Studs Terkel’s book, Hard Times (1970):

    • 38 Studs Terkel, Hard Times. An Oral History of the Great Depression (1970), New York-London, The New (…)

    One morning a giant tractor came in, like we had never seen before. My daddy used to do all his work with horses. So this huge tractor came in and began to knock down this corral, this small corral where my father kept his horses. We didn’t understand why. In the matter of a week, the whole face of the land was changed […]. We all of us climbed into an old Chevy that my dad had. And then we were in California, and migratory workers38.

    • 39 Studs Terkel, op. cit.: “I think the Depression had some kind of human qualities with it that we la (…)
    • 40 See Pierre Borhan, Dorothea Lange. Le cœur et les raisons d’une photographe, Paris, Éditions du Seu (…)

    27Meanwhile, the side show caravan appears and the carnies, who will pick up Ben, help him bury his mother. This particular scene underlines the sense of mutual aid, which, according to some of Terkel’s witnesses, has disappeared nowadays39. The ubiquity of poverty at the time is made clear from the very first episode of the series as we see Ben walking along the railroad tracks where the poor migrants have set up their encampment recalling the photos taken, at the time, by Dorothea Lange40 who chronicled the lives of the migrants and displaced people during the Dust Bowl.

    • 41 “The wind grew stronger, whisked under stones, carried up straws and old leaves, and even little cl (…)
    • 42 Woody Guthrie, Country & Folk Roots, London, Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, 2003.

    28In the fourth episode entitled Black Blizzard, the Dust Bowl is the main character of the plotline and bears a strong resemblance to the description of the storms in the opening chapter of The Grapes of Wrath41 and in Woody Guthrie’s song entitled The Great Dust Storm (Dust Storm Disaster)42 in which he portrays the storm which occurred on April 14 1935.

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    29Because of the storm, the protagonists are held in camera, therefore inducing moments of great tension creating at times a stifling and claustrophobic atmosphere as is the case for the trio: Samson, Osgood and the prostitute, Miss Jolene. Not to mention the duo: Lodz, the blind mentalist, and Ben Hawkins who find refuge from the storm in an abandoned house. Lodz takes advantage of the situation to test Ben’s powers. For others the storm provides a moment of rest and relief as it does for Sofie and Harlan, the café owner. Yet the Dust Bowl may also be read as something supernatural and viewed, from a religious viewpoint, as a punishment from God, which is exactly how Brother Justin views it in Milfay:

    Latter days version of the vile plagues that rained on Egypt, the fires that consumed Sodom and Gomorrah, scourges of the Old Testament, yes, but even now brothers and sisters, even now, droughts and pestilence fester in the very heart of this great land […] Titanic sandstorms, the likes of which man has not seen since the days of the prophets. And I ask myself, what are these things? What are they if not evidence of God’s fury? What are they if not harbingers of the Apocalypse?

    30A network of cultural references also contributes to conveying the atmosphere of the Thirties enhancing the show’s realism. The names of Theda Bara, Caruso, Dempsey, Valentino and Bela Lugosi mentioned by Samson and Jonesy are all evocative of the period.

    31Some historical events are mentioned now and then during the show. In Babylon, Lila, the Bearded Lady, reads the newspaper headlines to Lodz and informs: “Austrian Chancellor, Engelbert Dolfuss, was assassinated last night by nazi insurgents” – consequently locating the events in July 1934. In Alamogordo, NM (2, 2) the camera lingers on one of the roustabouts sleeping, his face covered by The Daily Chronicle whose headlines inform us of the Italian annexation of Tripoli, also situating the action in 1934. But in Creed (2, 5), while arriving at their destination the rousties are discussing the upcoming “fight of the century” between Joe Louis and Max Baer in September 1935. Thus, while these historical events anchor the fictional narrative into historical reality, by distorting them so they fit the narrative pattern, the producer blurs once more the boundaries between fiction and reality. Yet, while fictionalizing history the show creates its own fictional reality.

    • 43 Robert J. Brown, Manipulating the Ether. The Power Of Broadcasting Radio in Thirties America, Jeffe (…)
    • 44 Matthew Teorey “Metadrama in Old Time Radio: ‘Abbott…What Page Are You On?’”, The Journal of Americ (…)

    32The other main feature of the series I would now like to dwell on is the radio. The radio was a social and cultural force which dominated America in the Thirties, a period which has often been referred to as the “Golden Age” of radio. As Robert J. Brown notes, by “the mid-1930s [the] radio became a pervasive influence in American life43”. The radio’s great popular appeal was partly due, as Matthew Teorey avers, to the fact that “its fictional characters entered the listener’s world44” in the same way that, nowadays, the heroes of Carnivàle enter our own world. Hence, while contributing to what Barthes termed the Reality Effect, the radio will also provide for the show’s meta-fictional aspect.

    • 45 The mp3 recording of this programme can be found on the following website: <Erreur ! Référence de l (…)

    33Although the radio played a major role in making the country more homogeneous, it was also used by some as a pulpit to spread venom throughout the ether. So, despite the atmosphere it contributes to creating throughout the show notably by playing Ruth Etting’s song “Love Me or Leave Me” as well as music by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Tommy Dorsey, it is used as a pivotal element of the show’s narrative structure. In Milfay the radio denotes the contrapuntal function of objects in fiction as it provides us with a narrative counterpoint to Brother Justin’s nightmare. As Justin awakes, the radio is broadcasting the famous radio show The Shadow, and we can hear the popular radio character addressing his opponent, Joe Brecker, a convict who is about to be executed: “So you weren’t expecting me, and yet prisons are filled with shadows, shadows in the minds of men walking in the shadow of death itself. ” Brother Justin, like The Shadow’s foe, is a prisoner of his own dreams and visions, which recurrently come to haunt him at night, bestowing upon his shadowy character an aura of mystery. It is, however, worth noticing here again the anachronistic feature of this scene. The Shadow was a famous radio show all throughout the Thirties. However, the episode used in this short segment is entitled The Silent Avenger45, and was broadcasted on March 13, 1938. Yet, Carnivàle is supposed to take place in 1934. This throws light once more on the way in which the authors manipulate and distort historical facts to suit the narrative pattern.

    34During his errand as he wanders the roads of California Justin will become the hero of a radio show entitled True Tales on the Road, a show produced by Tommy Dolan on KZAK radio station. The radio creates a mise en abyme effect in the narrative structure, as the fictional character of Brother Justin becomes the hero of a fictitious show within the diegesis. His errand is punctuated by the recurrent question raised at the end of each broadcast: “And what about Brother Justin? Where is he? Where are you, Brother Justin?” This mise en abyme effect is enhanced in Pick a Number (1.6). As we hear Tommy Dolan’s recurrent question, an old garage owner is sitting listening to the radio. Meanwhile, the viewer sees through the open garage doorframe Brother Justin walking by in the distance and disappearing into the night, signalling to the viewer the beginning of his dark and solitary errand into the wilderness.

    • 46 The programme was broadcasted in the evening on October 30, 1938.
    • 47 Robert J. Brown, op. cit., p. 238.

    35In Hot and Bothered (1.10) Iris convinces her brother of the fantastic potential of the radio: “100,000 people listen to his show every week and those listeners could be the backbone of your new church”, while Dolan insists on the great advantages he could have spreading his word thanks to the new medium: “30 million people have radios in this country Brother Justin. It’s a new age.” It is to be noted that his programme is an evening show: as Robert J. Brown argues, while discussing the reason for which Orson Welles’s broadcast “War of the Worlds46” was so conclusive in inciting panic among the listeners, “tuning late was a strong conditioning factor47”.

    • 48 For a more detailed study on Roosevelt’s use of the medium see Robert J. Brown, op. cit.
    • 49 We may perhaps draw a parallel here between the character of Brother Justin who claims to be “the l (…)

    36Therefore, at the end of the first season and all during the second one the radio will become the instrument through which Brother Justin will mould and manipulate people’s minds, underlining the major influence of the medium in the Thirties. Franklin D. Roosevelt was probably the first American politician to recognize the radio’s full potential48 notably through his “fireside chats” as the medium gave him direct access to the people. Yet Roosevelt was not the only talented radio orator who understood the power of the new medium. Such was also the case of one of America’s most potent radio demagogues, the so-called Radio Priest, Father Charles Edward Coughlin, who greatly inspired the character of Brother Justin. The radio progressively becomes the medium through which Justin will manipulate minds and convert his flock of listeners to his cause with his religious evening programme: Brother Justin’s Church of the Air49. The radio’s potent influence is illustrated by the way in which Justin enrols Varlyn Stroud – Los Moscos (2.1) – who is in prison, while his radio show is being broadcasted. We hear Justin’s voice in a subliminal message call on Stroud – “You will be my apostle” – as he sets him free, a way of demonstrating the radio’s hold over the listeners and the power exerted by those who mastered that medium.

    • 50 Ibid., p. 18.

    37Let us now consider Brother Justin’s rhetoric in his fire-and-brimstone sermons. Justin’s rhetoric owes much to that of Roosevelt who would routinely refer to himself in the first person and address the American public as “you” allowing for his words to come over as a friendly conversation50 conveying a sense of close interaction with the public: “And though I am alone in this studio I can sense your presence. You are with me and I am with you” (Los Moscos, 2.1).

    • 51 Donald Warren, Radio Priest. Charles Coughlin the Father of Hate Radio, New York, The Free Press, 1 (…)
    • 52 Ibid., p. 63. This is an excerpt of a speech given on January 27, 1935.
    • 53 Ibid., p. 60. Coughlin was the first to coin the word “banksters”, p. 54.
    • 54 See Brown, op. cit., “Sam Rosenman admired the ‘attractiveness’ of his voice; its fine shadings and (…)

    38Yet, the rest of his speech clearly recalls the rhetoric and themes developed by Father Coughlin whose speeches mingled politics and religion which would rivet public attention by creating what Donald Warren terms “an ecumenism of discontent51”: “This land, your land, has been stolen. Stolen by the international bankers. Stolen by the crooked politicians. Stolen by cheap immigrant labour” (Los Moscos, 2.1). This sermon clearly echoes some of Father Coughlin’s: “Keep America safe for Americans and not the hunting ground of international plutocrats!52”; “the international bankers of ill repute53”, which highlight both features of anti-semitism and populism. Both Roosevelt54 and Coughlin had outstanding voices, which proved a significant asset for an aural medium like the radio. Yet, Justin’s warm, enthralling and mesmerizing voice, which has an almost sexual tone to it, seems closer to that of Coughlin’s than of Roosevelt’s. Donald Warren quotes the writer Wallace Stegner’s detailed description of Father Coughlin’s voice in 1935:

    A beautiful baritone… his range was spectacular. He always began in a low rich pitch, speaking slowly, gradually increasing in tempo and vehemence, then soaring into high and passionate tones… His diction was musical, the effect authoritative.

    39Hence, the character of Brother Justin, who will progressively ensnare the impoverished masses in his spiritual web as the plot unfolds, stands as a subtle blend of two major historical figures of the Thirties – Franklin D. Roosevelt and Father Coughlin – emphasizing once more the interplay between fiction and reality.

    • 55 Knauf was vying for creating a new form of television viewing in which the viewers would involve th (…)

    40The last aspect I would like to focus on is that of the circus which had, as Sofie tells Ben, an important role to play at the time: “The people in these towns, they’re asleep. All day at work, at home, just sleepwalkers. We wake them up55” (Milfay). The circus motif symbolises illusion. While illusion is conjured up for the circus spectator, this illusion rests on the following paradox: to be effective it must be denied yet considered real in itself. Thus (like the circus spectator) the viewer, while escaping into the realm of illusion, must accept the show’s deceptive illusionary totality. The way in which Knauf mingles historical and fictional reality in Carnivàle subtly outlines this tacit agreement between the producer and the viewers.

    • 56 Charles Philip Fox and Tom Parkinson, The Circus in America (1969), Santa Monica, Hennessey + Ingal (…)
    • 57 Janet M. Davis, The Circus Age. Culture and Society under the American Big Top, Chapel Hill & Londo (…)
    • 58 Ibid., p. 27-28.

    41As Fox and Parkinson note, excitement and anticipation permeated the towns and cities when sideshows or circuses would arrive in town56, “coming from nowhere and vanishing into nothing57”, while time would be suddenly set in abeyance as a world of fantasy and illusion sprung up into the real world. As Janet M. Davis contends: “[d]uping was a central part of the circus; consequently audiences were always vulnerable as they unwittingly became part of the ‘show’58”, establishing, therefore, a link between the audience and the show.

    • 59 Lincoln Highway, UT (2.9) opens as we see Brother Justin looking straight ahead at a spider web spa (…)

    42The way in which the sideshow, and particularly the ten-in-one (Milfay, 1.1), is shot by hand-held camera suggests unrehearsed filming of reality and conveys an impression of dizziness and disorientation. The audience feel as though they are part of the scene rather than viewing it from a detached and remote position, which contributes to engulfing the viewer in a world of confusion and doubt, hence entrapping him/her in the carnival’s spider web symbolized by the Colossus Ferris Wheel just in the same way it eventually ensnares Brother Justin59.

    • 60 Davis explains that, at the time, a lot of the circus people “were social outsiders”, op. cit., p.  (…)
    • 61 The Man Eating Chicken plays on the double-entendre of the expression illustrating carny promotiona (…)

    43The sideshow also encompasses the themes of errand, estrangement, alienation and marginality60. The eerie and murky atmosphere of the series focuses on the dark side of the human experience. The mysterious Management, the real freaks (Samson and Sabina the Scorpion Woman) and the fake ones (Turtle Boy and The Man Eating Chicken61), contribute to the show’s unsettling atmosphere while inviting the viewer to reflect on human nature.

    • 62 David J. Skal and Elias Savada note that “[f]reakishness, deformity, and disability had taken root (…)

    44If the show62 inevitably brings to mind Tod Browning’s famous movie Freaks (1932), the oneirological, dark and disturbing atmosphere reminds us of two other of Browning’s movies: The Unholy Three (1925) and The Show (1927). In The Show the persuasive voice of Cock Robin, the spieler of the Hungarian freak emporium called The Palace of Illusions, draws the crowds to his bally stand while their insatiable curiosity keeps the tents filled. Most of the attractions are fake freaks, especially women with lower-body anomalies: Arachnadia the human spider, Neptunia the phony mermaid and Zela the truncated half-girl. The sideshow’s main attraction depicts Salome’s dance of the seven veils, which reminds us of the Cooch show performed by the Dreiffus women in Carnivàle.

    • 63 Charles Philip Fox and Tom Parkinson, op. cit., p. 165.
    • 64 Ibid.
    • 65 Janet M. Davis, op. cit., p. 41.

    45If the sideshow is fraught with references to the fictional world created by Tod Browning, it is also rooted in historical reality, giving once more credibility to the diegesis. Fox and Parkinson argue that the “truck shows63” first appeared in 1918, almost at the time when Henry Scudder found refuge with the Hyde & Teller Co. travelling circus (Insomnia, 1, 9), when Management bought it out – “just after that Scudder took the power” (Samson, 1.9). Consequently, the roving circus becomes the means through which Belyakov begins trailing Scudder. With its capacity to move about, the sideshow has complete freedom: “the truck circus was free to go as it chose64”, making “the country a chess board, [as it] move[d] [its] attractions from one point to another65”. However, as soon as Ben arrives on the scene, the side-show’s circuit is disrupted:

    Ben. Do you have a regular circuit?
    Jonesy. Circuit?
    Ben. Yeah.
    Jonesy. Used to. Now it’s just town by town, catch as catch can, and that ain’t hardly nothing!
    Ben. Since when?
    Jonesy (a beat). Since you showed up.

    46A point confirmed, in the same episode, by Lodz who tells Samson: “The circuit’s just an excuse. You know that” (Tipton, 1.3).

    • 66 Brian Jarvis underlines the link between geography and history in postmodern American culture: “Giv (…)
    • 67 Daniel Knauf in an interview, “Something Cryptic this Way Comes”, by Pam Casellas, The West Austral (…)

    47Thus, although the plot is embedded within history, the topographical and geographical reality is of utmost importance66, as Daniel Knauf explains: “I had to take something logical and figure out the topography and in venturing into the unknown as they move from one ‘crappy little town’ […]67” to another. By anchoring the narrative into spatial and territorial reality, Knauf enhances the plot’s credibility.

    • 68 The only living creatures the carnies meet in Babylon, Stangler, tells them “there’s a lot of souls (…)
    • 69 However, the only clear geographical indication is that of Lincoln Highway also known as the “Main (…)

    48Fourteen episodes out of 24 bear either a geographical indication or the name of a real or fictitious town (Milfay, Tipton, Babylon, The River, Lonnigan, Los Moscos, Alomogordo, Ingram, Creed, Damascus, Lincoln Highway, Cheyenne, New Canaan), underlining the importance of space while also mirroring the oscillation between wilderness, small towns and the open space. Indeed, most of these towns are either like Milfay (Oklahoma) a small unincorporated community, or like Babylon an eerie Texas mining ghost town68, which the Navarro county maps do not even show and which is located on an unnumbered county road somewhere between Dawson and Purden, or Cheyenne (another Texan ghost town). Other towns like Creed are not even mentioned on any map of Oklahoma. New Canaan, the carnival’s final destination, is a small town located in San Benito County, south of Salinas. One soon gets lost in this geographical maze69 and begins to lose track of the route followed by the wandering sideshow as it becomes impossible to map the space represented by the lines and nodes of the towns, which appear and disappear in the fissures and fault lines of the landscape. Yet, when the sideshow reaches Lincoln Highway (Lincoln Highway, UT, 2, 9) the unfolding of events suddenly picks up speed, accelerating the narrative’s rhythm as both plotlines finally merge.

    • 70 Daniel Knauf, “The Making of a Magnificient Delusion”, op. cit.

    49To conclude, the narrative reality of Carnivàle is filled with cracks and flaws through which surreal and mysterious events find their way, disrupting the narrative pattern yet enhancing its complexity, leaving the viewer at times disoriented and dazzled. While embedding fiction into the historical template of the Thirties, Daniel Knauf deliberately adds a layer of confusion as he distorts and conflates the chronological course of events. Hence, while the realms of history and fiction collide, “The Grapes of Wrath meets David Lynch”70.

    • 71 See Jane Feuer, “The MTM Style”. Feuer gives an insightful definition to what is implied by the exp (…)
    • 72 Brian L. Ott, “Introduction: The not TV text”, in It’s not TV. Watching HBO in the Post-Television (…)
    • 73 Pierre Bourdieu, Contre-feux. Propos pour servir à la résistance contre l’invasion néo-libérale, Pa (…)

    50Like OZ, The Wire, or John from Cincinnati, Carnivàle is a perfect illustration of HBO’s Golden Age. This hybrid show whose themes and numerous subtextual references may have seemed surprising at first clearly corresponds to what critics have termed “quality television71”: the cinematic quality, the costumes, the detailed historical reconstruction but especially its intricate narrative structure in which fiction subtly melds into reality, “demanded an intertextual literacy and activeness not typical of television viewers72” which contributed to the making of a true work of art. Carnivàle contributed to the advent of new type of viewer which Pierre Bourdieu ironically defined as a kind of “post-modern hermeneutist73”.

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    2 “Carnivàle Fans Besiege HBO with E-mails”, ZAP 2 it,, July 19, 2005.

    3 “TV Guide Weighs in on HBO’s cancellation of Carnivàle”, TV Guide, June 1, 2005. 

    4 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005, <http://www.carnycom/bally/dan.html > April 11, 2011.

    5 See Henry Jenkins’s book Fans, Bloggers and Gamers. Explore Participatory Culture, New York & London, New York University Press, 2006. Henry Jenkins, who explores the concept of the active audience and fan culture notes that “[t]he past decade has seen a marked increase in the serialization of American television, the emergence of more complex appeals to program history, and the development of more intricate story arcs and cliffhangers. To some degree, these æsthetic shifts can be linked to new reception practices enabled by the home archiving of videos, net discussion lists, and web program guides”, p. 145.

    6 Discussing Twin Peaks, Mark Jancovitch and James Lyons suggest in the introduction of their study on “quality television” that the show “was instrumental in provoking television producers to rethink their relationship to fans and cult audiences” thus underlining the growing importance of interplay in recent television shows. Mark Jancovitch & James Lyons, Quality Popular Television. Cult TV, the Industry and Fans, London, B.F.I. Publishing, 2003, p. 2.

    7 See Jason Mittell, “Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American Television”, The Velvet Light Trap, November 58, Fall 2006, p. 29-40. Mittell gives an extremely convincing definition of narrative complexity: “At its most basic level, narrative complexity is a redefinition of episodic forms under the influence of serial narration – not necessarily a complete merger of episodic and serial forms but a shifting balance. Rejecting the need for plot closure within every episode that typifies conventional episodic form, narrative complexity foregrounds ongoing stories across a range of genres”, p. 32.

    8 In an interview concerning the main title sequence Scott Boyajan explained: “Our goal was to create a title sequence that grounded viewers in the mid 1930s, but that also allowed people to feel a larger presence of good and evil over all of time”, “A52 Masters Fate in New Main Title Sequence for HBO’s Carnivàle”, September 15, 2003, <>, April 15, 2011. The influence of Carnivàle’s opening title sequence can also be traced in the opening title sequence of Showtime’s series Huff (2004-2006).

    9 David Marc, “Carnivàle. TV drama without TV genre” in It’s not TV. Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era, edited by Marc Leverette, Brian L. Ott and Cara Louise Buckley, New York and London, Routledge, 2008, p.  101-107, p. 101.

    10 Each card figures a famous painting, which changes anamorphically into a news reel.

    11 Peter Brueghel the Elder’s Fall of Rebel Angels (1562) and Peter Brueghel the Younger’s The Peasant Dance (1568), Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgement, Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan by Raphael, War in Heaven by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1500), Gustave Doré’s The Archangel Michael and his Angels Fighting the Dragon (1865-1866)…

    12 The news reels show historical footage of the Bonus Marchers approaching the Capitol, Mussolini, Roosevelt, Molotov and Stalin, Jesse Owens and Babe Ruth and the Ku Klux Klan.

    13 Hélène Duccini lays emphasis on the importance of music, which signals the switch from reality into fiction in opening title sequences, just in the same way it does in television commercials: « La musique des génériques d’émission joue un rôle analogue [à celui du spot publicitaire]: prévenir les téléspectateurs, peut-être éloignés du récepteur, que l’émission commence ; c’est un signal d’appel.  » In Hélène Duccini, La télévision et ses mises en scène (1998), Paris, Armand Colin, 2010, p. 17.

    14 Daniel Knauf noted in an interview: “I’m a big fan of Tolkien”, in “The Making of a Magnificient Delusion”, <>, April 11, 2011. See also David Knauf’s interview by Kate McCallum, « The Great Idea. HBO’s Carnivàle »,, May/June 2004, < >, April 15, 2011: “I loved The Lord of the Rings. I loved epic fantasy […]”, p. 32.

    15 As Gilles Deleuze notes, “the close-up extracts the face […] from all spatio-temporal co-ordinates”. Gilles Deleuze (translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam), Cinema 1 The Movement-Image (1983), Minneapolis, The University of Minnesota Press, 2009, p. 108.

    16 Daniel Knauf, “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, Carnivàle. The Complete Second Series, HBO Home Video, 2006.

    17 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005, <http://wwwcarnycom/bally/dan.html >, April 11, 2011.

    18 The way in which this scene is filmed is reminiscent of the atmosphere depicted in Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawks (1942).

    19 Samson tells Ben: “I reckon Henry Scudder is your daddy”,The River, season 1, episode 7.

    20 Daniel Knauf notes that Justin and Iris are “the children of Belyakov” in “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, op. cit.

    21 In the series the Avatars are portrayed as human-like beings with supernatural powers. Each generation gives birth to a Creature of Light and a Creature of Darkness.

    22 Daniel Knauf, “Behind the Scenes. The Making Of Carnivàle”, Carnivàle. The Complete First Series, HBO Video, 2004.

    23 Roland Barthes, “The Reality Effect” (1968), in The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000, edited by Dorothy J. Hale, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 2006, p. 229-234, p. 233.

    24 Ibid.

    25 Brother Justin, “I have journeyed into the wilderness”, 1, 10. In the same episode Brother Justin is filmed walking down the church’s central aisle revealing some of the darkest secrets about certain members of his congregation. This scene seems to echo ABC’s miniseries Storm of the Century written by Stephen King and produced in 1999. The evil character, Andre Linoge (anagram of the demon Legion), is seen walking slowly up the church aisle revealing the town folks’ darkest secrets, creating havoc within the island’s small community.

    26 Michael Strang, Fan and Carnivàle mythologist in “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, op. cit.

    27 In the mythology of Carnivàle, the Omega is, like the Alpha, a female who is the only other known exception to the male restriction in Avatar succession and because of the allusion to “the Beginning and the End” in naming, the Omega is commonly accepted as the last Avatar. The Usher of Destruction is a harbinger of the End of Times to usher in the Armageddon.

    28 Daniel Knauf, “Magic and Myth. The Meaning of Carnivàle”, op. cit.

    29 Ben is told by Management in The Day that Was the Day (1, 12): “To restore a life, you must take a life… That is the way of our kind.”

    30 “Albrecht tells reporters that the second season of Carnivàle was originally supposed to conclude with a satisfying and close-ended conclusion […] but that producers decided to add a cliffhanger, leaving the show’s small, but passionate legion of devotees at a loss”, “Carnivàle Fans Besiege HBO with E-mails”, ZAP 2 it, July 19, 2005. Yet, in an interview, Daniel Knauf notes that he understood Chris Albrecht’s decision; see “Dan Knauf Speaks about Carnivàle’s Cancellation”, Wednesday, May 11, 2005. <>, April 11, 2011. There is another piece of evidence underscoring the circular structure of the narrative. During the first episode Jonesy seats Maddy and her brother in the Colossus Ferris Wheel and in the final episode he will make sure that both Iris and Justin are firmly seated in the wheel. This could possibly be read as parable of the fall from innocence (childhood) to sin (adulthood), from the Age of Wonder to that of Reason. This is corroborated by the fact that the atomic bomb also stands for a metaphor of this dramatic change, as Daniel Knauf explains, “[t]hat event marked the end of man as a child. That’s when man entered his adulthood”.

    31 “Dan Knauf Interview”, The Bally, February 15, 2005. <http://www.Carnycom/bally/dan.html>, April 11, 2011.

    32 Ibid.

    33 Daniel Knauf in “The Museum of Television & Radio’s William S. Paley Television Festival. Carnivàle”, March 16, 2004, in Carnivàle. The Complete Second Series, op. cit.

    34 The historical setting of Carnivàle required significant research and the presence of a historical consultant who greatly contributed to reviews praising the show’s depiction of the period.

    35 Daniel Knauf explains that he “wanted to do something with the aspect of more long ago and far away. I think [the show] would have lost a certain amount of its mystique if it were [set in the present]”, Scriptmag. Com, op. cit., p. 33.

    36 See this segment on YouTube, <>, January 10, 2012.

    37 Management to Ben in Los Moscos 2.1).

    38 Studs Terkel, Hard Times. An Oral History of the Great Depression (1970), New York-London, The New Press, 2005, p. 53. See also of course The Grapes of Wrath: “The tractor cut through again; the uncut space was ten feet wide. And back he came. The iron guard bit into the house-corner, crumbled the wall, and wrenched the little house from its foundation so that it fell sideways, crushed like a bug. And the driver was goggled and a rubber mask covered his nose and mouth. The tractor cut straight line on, and the air and the ground vibrated with its thunder. The tenant man stared after it, his rifle in his hand. His wife was beside him, and the quiet children behind. And all of them stared after the tractor.” John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), New York-London, Penguin Books, 2006, p. 38-39.

    39 Studs Terkel, op. cit.: “I think the Depression had some kind of human qualities with it that we lack now”, p. 53; “The farmers were almost united. We had penny auction sales. Some neighbour would bid a penny and give it back to the owner”, p. 218.

    40 See Pierre Borhan, Dorothea Lange. Le cœur et les raisons d’une photographe, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 2002, p. 54 et p. 94. See also Studds Terkel, op. cit., “Here were all these people living in old, rusted-out car bodies. I mean that was their home. There were people living in shacks made of orange crates. One family with a whole lot of kids were living in a piano box. This wasn’t just a little section, this was maybe ten-miles wide and ten-miles long. People living in whatever they could junk together”, p. 51.

    41 “The wind grew stronger, whisked under stones, carried up straws and old leaves, and even little clods, marking its course as it sailed across fields. The air and the sky darkened and through them the sun shone redly, and there was a raw sting in the air”, John Steinbeck, op. cit., p. 2. See also Studs Terkel, op. cit.: “Oh, the dust storms, they were terrible […]. These storms, when they would hit, you had to clean house from the attic to ground. Everything was covered in sand. Red sand, just full of oil”, p. 46.

    42 Woody Guthrie, Country & Folk Roots, London, Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, 2003.

    43 Robert J. Brown, Manipulating the Ether. The Power Of Broadcasting Radio in Thirties America, Jefferson, North Carolina and London, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2004, p. 2. My study owes much to Robert J. Brown insightful study on the major influence of the radio during the Thirties in America.

    44 Matthew Teorey “Metadrama in Old Time Radio: ‘Abbott…What Page Are You On?’”, The Journal of American Culture, Volume 34, Issue 4, December 2011, p. 357-371, p. 357.

    45 The mp3 recording of this programme can be found on the following website: <Erreur ! Référence de lien hypertexte non valide>. March 11, 2011.

    46 The programme was broadcasted in the evening on October 30, 1938.

    47 Robert J. Brown, op. cit., p. 238.

    48 For a more detailed study on Roosevelt’s use of the medium see Robert J. Brown, op. cit.

    49 We may perhaps draw a parallel here between the character of Brother Justin who claims to be “the left hand of God […] I am no longer his servant” (1, 8) and the main character of Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood, Hazel Motes, whose church “is the Church Without Christ”. Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood (1952), London, Faber and Faber, 2008.

    50 Ibid., p. 18.

    51 Donald Warren, Radio Priest. Charles Coughlin the Father of Hate Radio, New York, The Free Press, 1996, p. 29.

    52 Ibid., p. 63. This is an excerpt of a speech given on January 27, 1935.

    53 Ibid., p. 60. Coughlin was the first to coin the word “banksters”, p. 54.

    54 See Brown, op. cit., “Sam Rosenman admired the ‘attractiveness’ of his voice; its fine shadings and nuances, [and] the infinite variety he knew how to give it – strength, sarcasm, humor, volume, charm, persuasiveness”, p. 20.

    55 Knauf was vying for creating a new form of television viewing in which the viewers would involve themselves in the ongoing process of the story. See “Freaking Hell”, December 16, 2004, in which Knauf argues that “[a]udiences are just starving for something different. If we think about sleepwalkers, there’s sleepwalker TV […]”, <–Radio/Freaking-hell/2004/12/14/1102787083353.html>, April 11, 2011.

    56 Charles Philip Fox and Tom Parkinson, The Circus in America (1969), Santa Monica, Hennessey + Ingalls, 2002, p.  10-21.

    57 Janet M. Davis, The Circus Age. Culture and Society under the American Big Top, Chapel Hill & London, The University of North Carolina Press, 2002, p. 45.

    58 Ibid., p. 27-28.

    59 Lincoln Highway, UT (2.9) opens as we see Brother Justin looking straight ahead at a spider web sparkling with droplets of water. The web progressively materializes into the carnival’s Ferris Wheel as the centre of the web/Wheel glows. An obvious ill omen as Justin’s brutal awakening attests to. The Ferris Wheel also symbolizes the magical atmosphere of those kind of fairs.

    60 Davis explains that, at the time, a lot of the circus people “were social outsiders”, op. cit., p. 26.

    61 The Man Eating Chicken plays on the double-entendre of the expression illustrating carny promotional strategy: as the curtain is drawn the viewers discover a man eating chicken. See Lonnigan, Texas (1.8).

    62 David J. Skal and Elias Savada note that “[f]reakishness, deformity, and disability had taken root as a staple of American entertainment in the years following World War I”, in David J. Skal and Elias Savada, Dark Carnival. The Secret World of Tod Browning. Hollywood’s Master of the Macabre, New York, Anchor Books, 1995, p. 89.

    63 Charles Philip Fox and Tom Parkinson, op. cit., p. 165.

    64 Ibid.

    65 Janet M. Davis, op. cit., p. 41.

    66 Brian Jarvis underlines the link between geography and history in postmodern American culture: “Given the structural inseparability of space/place/landscape and social relations there can be no geographical knowledge without historical narrative. In other words, all spaces contain stories and must be recognised as the site of an ongoing struggle over meaning and value”, in Brian Jarvis, Postmodern Cartographies. The Geographical Imagination in Contemporary American Culture, New York, St Martin’s Press, 1998, p. 7.

    67 Daniel Knauf in an interview, “Something Cryptic this Way Comes”, by Pam Casellas, The West Australian, Perth, December 15, 2004.

    68 The only living creatures the carnies meet in Babylon, Stangler, tells them “there’s a lot of souls in Babylon”.

    69 However, the only clear geographical indication is that of Lincoln Highway also known as the “Main Street Across America”.

    70 Daniel Knauf, “The Making of a Magnificient Delusion”, op. cit.

    71 See Jane Feuer, “The MTM Style”. Feuer gives an insightful definition to what is implied by the expression “quality television”: “Intertextuality and self-reflexivity operate both as the normative way of creating new programmes and as a way of distinguishing the ‘quality’ from the everyday product.” In Jane Feuer, Paul Kerr and Tise Vahimagi (eds.), MTM Quality Television”, London, British film Institute Publishing, 1984, p. 32-60, p. 44.

    72 Brian L. Ott, “Introduction: The not TV text”, in It’s not TV. Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era, op. cit., p. 97-100, p. 98.

    73 Pierre Bourdieu, Contre-feux. Propos pour servir à la résistance contre l’invasion néo-libérale, Paris, Éditions Raisons D’Agir, 1998, p.  84.

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    Jean Du Verger enseigne actuellement l’anglais à l’ENSMM à Besançon après avoir enseigné à Paris V – René Descartes et Paris XI – Orsay. Il a aussi enseigné à l’université de Paris IV – Sorbonne où il a donné des cours sur le théâtre britannique contemporain (Harold Pinter et Tom Stoppard). Il est l’auteur de trois article sur l’œuvre de Shakespeare intitulés: « Hamlet and Melancholy » dans Hamlet (CNED-Didier Erudition, 1997), « Shakespeare’s Anatomy of Madness in Context » dans « The true blank of thine eye ». Approches critiques de King Lear (Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2009) et « Influence and Resurgence of Cinema and Cinematic Motifs in Two French Stagings of Antony and Cleopatra » dans Shakespeare on Screen: The Roman Plays (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2009). Il est aussi l’auteur d’un article intitulé « Géographie et cartographie fictionnelles dans l’Utopie de Thomas More » publié dans la revue Moreana (décembre 2010). Il a par ailleurs écrit un article portant sur les séries télévisées « So many traps to set »: Subversion and Subversiveness in Profit » (GRAAT On-Line issue no. 6 December 2009 ainsi que d’un article portant sur la contre-culture « Sex, Drugs and Protest: The Film Industry and the Counterculture » à paraître dans la revue électronique EOLLE. Il prépare actuellement une thèse sur la parodie dans le théâtre de Tom Stoppard sous la direction d’Elisabeth Angel-Perez.

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    Photo: Carnival is back in Notting Hill after a two-year break

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    The first day of the carnival is family-friendly, many children take part in the processions

    The legendary Nottinghill Carnival has returned to the streets of London for the first time since 2019. The giant costume parade will last for two days and is expected to attract millions of visitors.

    Traditionally, this is the largest street festival in Europe and the second largest carnival in the world after Rio. Its goal is to unite society by bringing together people of different views and ages.

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    Thousands of people gathered for the first carnival after the pandemic

    This celebration of loud music, colorful costumes, dancing and food with Caribbean roots has more than 50 years of history. It takes place on the last weekend of August in Notting Hill, West London from 1966 years old, but had to take a two-year break in 2020-2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    No carnival for two years due to the pandemic

    Notting Hill’s first street party was foreshadowed by an event called “Caribbean Carnival”, organized in 1958 by a Trinidadian human rights activist Claudia Jones.

    Photo copyright, Dan Kitwood

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    Both adults and children participate in carnival processions

    She wanted to unite the local community in the aftermath of racist attacks on Caribbean Islanders who, at the invitation of the government, immigrated to Britain en masse in the post-war era. The first carnivals were held under the slogan “Freedom of the people gives birth to its art.”

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    Carnival actually starts at dawn – with paint and talc fights

    Sunday festivities begin at dawn – before the official start of the carnival. As in previous years, people impromptu gathered on the streets of west London to dance, throw paint and talc on each other in the Caribbean tradition.

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    Notting Hill and surrounding area closed to traffic during Carnival

    Notting Hill has 39 mobile sound systems and two live music stages this year.

    • Notting Hill Carnival: Can you party near Grenfell Tower?

    All roads in the Notting Hill area are closed to all traffic and there are thousands of police on the streets.

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    Many locals and shops took precautions before the carnival by protecting their windows with plywood

    Many shop windows in the area were covered with thick sheets of plywood in advance, and the authorities asked the authorities not to sell bottled drinks.

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    DJs have their own platforms

    The local government, along with Age UK, a charity that helps the elderly, sent 40 local pensioners to the seaside town of Eastbourne during the carnival to protect them from the noise and crowds.

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    Organizers say the goal of carnival is to bring society together

    “Carnival is a wonderful celebration and we’re thrilled to have it back on our streets this year, but we also recognize that that sound systems and crowds are not for everyone,” said local council spokeswoman Emma Will.

    Photo copyright, Dan Kitwood

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    Spectators also do not spare paint

    As in 2017, 2018 and 2019, at 15:00 each day of the carnival, its participants honor the memory of the victims in silence fire at the Grenfell Tower. Silence lasts 72 seconds – so many people died in a high-rise building in June 2017. Grenfell Tower is located in North Kensington, neighboring Notting Hill.

    • “Stay where you are.” There may have been significantly fewer deaths at London’s Grenfell Tower

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    These are not real cops, but a child doesn’t care who they get candy from

    “We ask everyone who plans to attend the festival this year, all musicians and all sound systems to help us as organizers and members of the local community and pay tribute to the dead together,” the organizers of the carnival wrote on Twitter.

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    An evening of ballets by Mikhail Fokine is a small but expressive example of how fat years at the Mariinsky Theater were replaced by skinny ones. And it’s not about the money. Previously, the theater was not lazy (for which, I believe, ordinary workers cursed the dismissed head of the ballet Makhar Vaziev). This year is a double anniversary. One hundred years of “Russian Seasons”, the cradle from which the entire modernist ballet of the twentieth century emerged, starting with this very choreography by Fokine. Well, and so, one might say, on trifles: eighty years since Sergei Diaghilev died in Venice, the man who invented The Seasons, launched and supported on the go for two decades. So these eighty years are also from the date of the death of the enterprise as a whole. Considering how ballet rushes about with its history and myths, how it loves to celebrate anniversaries, at least something was expected from the Mariinsky Theater. So what? Look: as if nothing had happened, we are shown a collection that has been accumulated for a long time, so that many of the exhibits are still not very cleaned. Where is the premiere? Where is the reconstruction of some archival issue, since in twenty years Diaghilev’s entreprise has produced dozens of hours of excellent ballet spectacle?

    In general, the fact that the modern theater does not care about some guy who whooped a few years ago, rather speaks of mental health. But for some reason it makes me sad. The former ballet manager Mahar Vaziev had many shortcomings, but they had something to forgive. And the current theater and forgive nothing. There is nothing to complain about, however, either: he is impeccably boring. It is somehow especially evident that the choreography of the early twentieth century – unsteady, fluid, flirting, spicy, like the conversations of poets in Stray Dog or Vyacheslav Ivanov’s Tower, the Mariinsky Theater is probably not worth dancing at all now. The girls of the Mariinsky Theater are famous for the fact that they honestly close their heels with a toe in the fifth position, twist all the tours, stretch their knees – this is ideal for the classical choreography of the industrial 19th century. For modern ballet, their honesty is too straightforward. And even a little dumb. Like a person who first tells a joke and then explains why it’s funny.

    And now – why do you have to get up early on December 6 and drag Fokine’s choreography to the unsuitable Mariinsky Theater at an inconvenient time, because the performance is scheduled for everything in the morning. There are two reasons. The first is Daria Pavlenko, and she is the soloist in Chopiniana, a pseudo-classical vignette arranged in the fashion of the 1840s (Fokine was curious to do something in the Parisian romantic style). Daria is a ballerina uneven and nervous. But when you’re in the mood, it seems that you see the incarnation of Tamara Karsavina, the legendary Diaghilev prima, a black-eyed peri with languid grace, gloomy temperament and elegant laziness. And the second reason is Irma Nioradze. She is from the older generation, but the Swan is now dancing in the program, and all ages are submissive to this miniature – as the example of Maya Plisetskaya shows. Is it a matter of the Georgian breed, but such a decorative effect is usually unusual for transparent northern fairies. Irma dances Fokine’s birds – a dying swan or a blazing Firebird – so that you see a panel of Alphonse Mucha in front of you, with its tints of orange, gold and pink. How she manages to do this by wearing a white tutu is a mystery.

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    Continuation of the Carmen Suite no less bright and colorful! The costumes are incomparably beautiful and clear. Acting on stage in ballet is quite interesting and unusual. Funny production, short, as it should be! Very right balance of music and dance.

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      The Venice Carnival is the world’s most famous and oldest festival of masks and reincarnations.

      The history of the Venetian carnival

      Masquerade has its origins in the pagan traditions of worshiping deities and idols. The word “carnival” itself is translated by some researchers from Latin as “ceremonial cart”. This indirectly confirms the origin of the tradition at the time of idolatry and pagan deifications of inanimate objects.

      It was on the chariots that the figures of idols were carried, in every possible way begging for various life realities: so that the year would be fruitful, people would not die from epidemics and cataclysms would not fall on the earth. At the same time, the pagans accompanying the wagon dressed as brightly and funny as possible so that the idol had a good mood, and he condescended to their requests.

      Other versions of the origin suggest that the word “carnival” means farewell to animal products, which refers the holiday to religious festivities on the eve of Great Lent. One way or another, the carnival today has a rolling schedule and directly depends on the dates on which the seven-week fast days begin.

      Not a day without a mask

      Masquerade costumes themselves were invented by the ancient Romans. And this is connected not only with the game of “guessing”. In the days of worship of the god of fertility Saturn, Roman high-ranking persons organized large-scale festivities, which were attended by both the elite and the poor. It was believed that the equalization of the rights of the poor with the rich on such days had a positive effect on achieving the goal for which the celebration was held. And so that the masters themselves would not be embarrassed and did not embarrass their slaves, carnival costumes were invented.

      Thanks to the free painted robes and masks covering the face, the inhabitants of ancient Rome reveled at the same table and did not make out where the rich man was and where the beggar was. Carnival costumes were especially in the hands of the “cream” of society, because they did not have the opportunity to behave so freely in ordinary life.

      Since carnivals began to be held in Venice, the idea of ​​the mask of the Romans has firmly entered first into the paraphernalia of the holiday, and then into the everyday life of the townspeople. Judge for yourself, even today Venice is not such a big city, but in ancient times everyone knew each other by sight. The mask served as a good protection from prying eyes and possible gossip. After all, many are wondering why you came home so late and with whom you spent tonight. And the mask did its job, hiding the face and still equalizing the poor with the rich, the famous with the unknown.

      The masks became so popular that chaos and disorder gradually began to reign in the city. Hiding under a fictitious image, one could easily and with impunity commit illegal acts and create various lawlessness.

      When the city authorities and representatives of the church realized that further encouragement of masquerade paraphernalia would not lead to good, they issued a law. This decree provided for the punishment for wearing masks outside of carnival events.

      The types of punishments were very severe. The men faced a fine and a two-year prison term. And women were supposed to be whipped in public, which also did not give much pleasure. In connection with the repressions introduced, the daily tradition of wearing masks gradually outlived itself, remaining allowed only on carnival days.

      Varieties of masks

      If we look at old engravings and reproductions depicting participants in carnival processions, we can see that the most popular was a wide narrow-nosed and elongated white half-mask, which completely hid the face. Such a mask was called Bauta, it gained popularity not only during the days of the carnival, but also in everyday life, when the wearing of masks by the townspeople was not yet forbidden.

      Considering that Bauta was often complemented with a wide-brimmed hat, and for women – with a transparent cape that went down to the shoulders, it was almost impossible to recognize its owner.

      The narrow nose configuration on the bauta mask was made for a reason. Thanks to such a cunning move, the wings of the owner’s nose were squeezed. This gave his voice a special distorted “nasal” timbre, which increased the mystery and inaccessibility of the image.

      It is also common to see the participants wearing a round black mask with the same round slits for the eyes. This mask was called Moretta, it was very light, and it was worn exclusively by the fair sex. The peculiarity of the mask is the complete absence of devices for fastening on the face or head. How did she manage, you ask? With the help of … a button sewn to the base, which the owner of the mask clamped with her teeth. That is why Morettas were made of a very light material so that their mistresses would not get tired, doomed to walk with clenched teeth all day.

      This method of wearing masks, which is rather risky for health (after all, a button could be accidentally bitten off, swallowed and accidentally choked on it), nevertheless, made ladies especially popular. A mysterious silence for a long time ignored the questions and proposals hanging in the air from the men. Such behavior gave the female image an impregnability that inflamed passions and desires.

      When the first carnival took place

      There is no less controversy about the time and place of the first carnival in Venice than about the interpretation of the word. There are three main versions today:

      1. One of them takes the events back to the beginning of the second millennium, when trade cooperation between the Venetian Republic and the Byzantine Republic took shape. A mutually beneficial “blow on the hands” could well have been marked by large-scale festivities with fireworks of costumes and other paraphernalia.
      2. The second sees the root of events that happened a whole century earlier. Then the young Venetian women were taken away by pirates, and the girls’ suitors managed to rescue them and return them home. The happy event was marked by massive city festivities.
      3. The third asserts that the first masquerade, which marked the solemn victory of Venice over Patriarch Ulrico, was accompanied by stormy fun and was held precisely in Piazza San Marco.

      Be that as it may, the very last day on the eve of Lent has been declared a lifelong holiday in Venice for many centuries. And the carnival gradually became an integral part in the life of the city. For a couple of centuries, the holiday turned out to be a very popular event, gradually spreading around the world.

      But the Venetian masquerade still remained the main masquerade, so the authorities even created its fund, which accumulated charitable contributions. This money was intended to support the popular event and keep it alive.

      Carnival and modernity

      At the end of the 18th century, Venetian festivities were canceled by decree of Napoleon. For the city, this was a real tragedy, because for many centuries the holiday has already acquired the status of a national one. However, carnivals were forgotten for a century and a half. The Venetians did not remember them so often, when in the middle of the last century, with the development of the Italian tourism business, the idea arose to revive the popularly beloved holiday.

      Venetian sights were in great demand in summer, but during the cold season, the city’s entertainment establishments, cafes and restaurants suffered losses. In addition to gondolas and unique buildings, another idea was needed that would attract a large number of tourists to the city in the winter. And this idea was the revival of the carnival, which took place in the 80s.

      Since then, tourists have been flooding Venice every year to become participants in masquerade events for ten days. Considering that the majority of guests arrive in advance and do not leave the hospitable city immediately, then the noisy fun stretches for almost a month.

      The first day of the carnival is marked by the Festa delle Marie, in honor of memorable medieval events. A whole performance is played out in front of the guests with the release of seven Marys – the most beautiful girls in the city. In addition, a colorful football match is held on one of the days of the festival. The Venetians are very fond of football and are ready to include it even in the carnival program.

      On the last day, on the eve of Great Lent, an effigy is burned in St. Mark’s Square and mass processions and festivities are held.

      Carnival closes to take participants and guests under its wing again in a year. You can visit Venice to participate in a festive event on your own, but if you want to be free from organizing your leisure time, book a carnival tour of Venice on our website.

      Avoski, sneakers, bell-bottoms and other signs of Soviet fashion in the film “Carnival”


      Style in the film: “Carnival”

      TEXT: Anna Bashtova

      which to this day remains one of the most significant and beloved Soviet films. What the success of the film consists of, how Muravyova was “rejuvenated” and where the costumes went after filming, we understand below.

      The film was directed by Tatyana Lioznova, who at that time already had the popularly beloved, but rather serious Three Poplars on Plyushchikha and Seventeen Moments of Spring on her track record. Perhaps that is why at the time the filming of Carnival began, no one could have imagined that the picture would become one of the most successful Soviet films. A musical comedy from the director of Seventeen Moments of Spring sounded at least strange.

      As a result, “Karnaval” became one of the leaders of the Soviet film distribution. As of 1982, the tape was watched by more than 30 million people. In the same year, Irina Muravyova, who played the main role, was recognized as the best actress in a poll of readers of the Soviet Screen magazine, and the song Call Me, Call was the absolute hit of the year. But, of course, the main indicator of people’s love was the phrases from the film, which immediately came into use: “Do you want coffee?” The picture undoubtedly owes such instant popular recognition to its unpretentious, close and understandable story to many – a perky, energetic, slightly clumsy, but very sweet provincial girl goes to the capital to enter the theater and become a star. And, as is usual in such stories, with songs and tears, fire, water and copper pipes pass.

      Director Tatyana Lioznova came up with the idea for the film “Carnival” at the moment when Anna Rodionova’s story about a provincial girl who came to conquer Moscow caught her eye in the magazine Art of Cinema. This uncomplicated plot immediately hooked Lioznova, as he was very close to her. “I realized that many, including myself, can recognize themselves in the main character. For the film, I almost completely rewrote the text, came up with a scene with rollers in the circus and, in general, the whole path of the main character Nina Solomatina to her dream of becoming an actress. I added many moments from my own life. For example, the episode in which Nina drinks ice-cold water from a pump in the cold. The house where I once lived had the same speaker, and my girlfriends and I did the same. The picture turned out to be autobiographical to some extent.”

      Much of what happens to the main character in the film was experienced by the film director as well. Tatyana Lioznova, who graduated with honors from VGIK, was fired from the Mosfilm film studio “due to staff reductions.” In order to somehow make ends meet, she had to work as a cleaner and sew costumes. Therefore, Lioznova eventually added several autobiographical episodes to the picture. “Carnival” is very close to me. I made a film about myself, about my life, in which I had to make wild efforts, overcoming poverty, unemployment, loneliness, many difficulties that young people endure even now. Remember, Nina, my heroine, has a sick mother? It is also biographical. During the filming of the film, my mother was very ill, and I, like Nina, had to work.”

      Unlike the director Tatyana Lioznova, the lead actress Irina Muravva believes that she and the heroine are completely different: “In life, I don’t look like Nina at all. I am a native Muscovite, absolutely a domestic girl. She studied well and did not seek to conquer the capital. Moreover, she never left home anywhere in her life. I never wanted to achieve anything. I am not a leader, but rather a follower.”

      At the time of the film’s creation, the lead actress Irina Muravyova was 18 years old according to the script, and 32 years old according to her passport. “Everyone understood that it would not be difficult for Muravyova to play a young girl,” Lioznova recalled. “It was just a matter of acting technique: she was not the first, she was not the last to play heroines younger than herself.” It was decided to smooth out the age discrepancy with make-up, hair and costumes. So, plaid skirts and white stockings appeared in the heroine’s wardrobe, freckles on her face, and ponytails on her head. These same ponytails, along with the blue rim, eventually run through most of the film. Even when Muravyova imagines herself dancing in a musical troupe, her outfits, regardless of genre, are invariably accompanied by ponytails and a headband. But perhaps the most important element of the “rejuvenation” of the heroine is the videos. Their actress wears almost the entire first part of the film and takes it off only at the moment of moving to Moscow. Thus, as if symbolically parting with childhood. By the way, before filming in Carnival, Muravyova did not know how to roller skate, so all the scenes of the fall in the frame, as well as the bruises on her knees, are quite real.

      The second no less important component of the picture’s success, along with vitality, is its musicality. Thanks to bright pop numbers performed by the Rhythms of the Planet dance group and songs by Maxim Dunaevsky based on verses by Robert Rozhdestvensky, Carnival remains a film to this day that, despite a sometimes dramatic plot, gives a sense of celebration. By the way, all the songs in the film are performed not by Irina Muravyova, although the actress has good vocal abilities, but by Zhanna Rozhdestvenskaya, “the main voice-over singer of the Soviet Union”. As Maxim Dunaevsky recalls, after the release of the picture, Alla Pugacheva turned to him with a question why she was not invited to perform “Call me, call”, and admitted that both the picture and the song were emotionally very close to her.

      As for the costumes, when working on them, the main emphasis was on outfits for pop numbers. Perhaps that is why the main characters of the picture change two sets of clothes at most every time, in contrast to the Rhythms of the Planet dance group, which changes clothes for a ribbon at least a dozen times. “All the costumes for the film were specially made,” says costume designer Mariam Bykhovskaya. – Both for the main characters and for the team. True, in some numbers the ensemble performed in their own outfits. But the dancers liked the costumes that we made for filming so much that they bought them for their own concerts. A red dress and a top hat, in which a roller-skating bear flaunted, were also presented to the shaggy artist – already after filming, during one of the circus performances with a full hall of spectators.

      Work on the painting was carried out at the turn of the 70s and 80s, as a result, the trends of the Soviet 70s are actively visible in her clothes: midi skirts, turtlenecks, berets, colorful dresses with a white “naive” collar, T-shirts with a triangular neckline , flared jeans, shirts with massive collars, sneakers and shopping bags. By the way, the latter have recently fully returned to fashion and are present, for example, in various collections from Zara and Mango to Vetements and Michael Kors. In the second part of the film, the heroine does not change clothes at all, remaining all the time in a voluminous gray turtleneck, gray midi skirt, gray coat and gray hat with earflaps, thereby emphasizing her difficult everyday life. An interesting detail is that a bag with the inscription “Aeroflot” is hanging on the heroine’s shoulder. Why the choice of the costume designer fell on this particular accessory, history is silent, but given the global fashion for the Cyrillic alphabet, such a bag could easily appear in the new collection of Vetements or Balenciaga.

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      Venice Carnival – the history of the holiday

      The history of the Venice Carnival in the painting by Giandomenico Tiepolo “Minuet”

      Like all popular festivals, the Venetian carnival was not always the way we know it today. Its origins date back to the times of the Roman Empire, but only with the birth of the Venetian Republic does the tradition of the Venetian carnival begin to take on a unique character. The first official document that refers to a public holiday is dated 1296, although the first written mention was as early as 1094 .

      History of the Venice Carnival was suspended for two centuries from the fall of the Republic of Venice in 1797 until 1979 , when the traditions of the past were revived. To this day, the Venice Carnival has become one of the most famous carnivals in the world, including the traditions of medieval holidays!

      In 1996, the famous Parisian couturier Pierre Cardin , born near Venice and in love with the city on the water, became the producer of the anthem song for the carnival. He invested a decent amount for its production: text, music and performance – Guido Monge accompanied by several musicians from the Paris Opera. In this way he expressed his true love for the city.

      Venice Carnival 2022: dates and tips, don’t miss the highlights

      Venice Carnival. Fat Thursday – The custom of “Cutting off the head of a bull.” Photo by Anna Krasikova

      Let’s start with the basics: when does the Carnival in Venice start and what are the most important dates on the island? The dates change every year as they follow the liturgical calendar: starting forty days before Easter, you can already see people in fancy dress, confetti-covered streets and donuts (frittelle) in confectionery display cases. But only in 15 days , preceding Ash Wednesday, does a real holiday take place. In 2022, the Venice Carnival takes place during the period from February 12 to March 1, .

      Follow the calendar carefully and try to get to the carnival on the weekend if you don’t want to miss the most spectacular events – most performances and masquerade parties are organized on Friday and Saturday evenings. AT Fat Thursday ” and “ Fat Tuesday ” are also interesting to visit the carnival! After the last day of carnival, Lent begins.

      Carnival in Venice: 2022 schedule

      The schedule of carnival events is very busy, below we tell you the most important ones that should be, on the official website of the Venice Carnival you will find updated information:

      Angel Flight. Photo by Anna Krasikova

      • Sunday 13 February: Venetian feast on the water – from 10.30 and then from 13.00 on the Cannaregio Canal – water parade of rowing associations from Cape Customs, performances and gastronomic stands;
      • Saturday 19 February: procession of the most beautiful girls of Venice – Festa delle Marie , starting from San Pietro di Castello at 14.30 and arriving at St. Mark’s Square at 16.00;
      • Sunday 20 February: “ Flight of the Angel ” from the Campanile of San Marco at 11.00;
      • Sunday 27 February: “ Flight of the Eagle ” from the Campanile of San Marco at 12. 00;
      • Tuesday 1 March: awarding the most kind and graceful Mary of the Venice Carnival 2021 in Piazza San Marco at 16.00 and “ Flight of the Lion ” at 17.00.

      From Thursday, February 24 to Tuesday, March 1 at 11.00 and 15.00 every day on the main stage of the carnival in St. Mark’s Square – competition for the most beautiful carnival costume . The final of the competition is on March 1 (the last day of the carnival) at 14.30.

      Carnival on the island Burano will be held from 15.00 to February.

      Also follow the program Mestre Carnival Street show : jugglers, stilt walkers, theatre, music and other street performers bring the center of Mestre to life! At the weekend during the carnival – exciting performances suitable for all ages! The culmination of the celebration will be Donkey Flight on February 27 in the main square of Ferretto. Carnival processions will also take place in the neighboring areas of Marghera, Zelarino, Campalto, as well as in Lido di Jesolo.

      Carnival of Venice dates: balls, masquerade parties and exclusive cruises on the lagoon

      During the Carnival of Venice, not only outdoor events are held, but also spectacular balls and evenings in palaces when it’s cold outside!

      It’s very popular these days to take part in the Masquerade Ball – it’s really a unique opportunity! We do not tell you about it just because it is a tribute to fashion. There are many private evenings in palaces and not all of them are the same, but in general you can see really impressive performances in an exclusive place: jugglers, fire eaters, dance groups, live music in luxurious Venetian palaces. Even just for the sake of getting into the building (usually closed) it is worth participating in the evening!

      We also advise you to go on a carnival mini-cruise on the Venetian lagoon: an amazing panorama overboard and a celebration that is in no way inferior to the splendor of masquerade balls in the historic center . .. with the only difference that it takes place in a more private setting away from the city hubbub and fun.

      Our advice – read carefully about the dates of the Venice Carnival and choose an event on the main square or a masquerade ball to your liking in order to unforgettably and brightly participate in the most spectacular celebration, famous all over the world!

      Venetian carnival costume and Venetian masks

      Harlequin, Pantaloon, Colombina at the Venice Carnival. Photo by Anna Krasikova

      If you really want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the holiday, it is very important to disguise yourself. Feel free to leave the house already prepared and wearing a mask and costume, a wig, a cape, decorated with wings, and armed with a sword and confetti – the holiday is already starting on the streets of the city!

      The most famous Venetian masks made of papier mache, of course, those that are part of the magnificent costumes of the 18th or 16th century on the heroes of the Italian commedia dell’arte playwright Carlo Goldoni (Pantalone, Colombina, Harlequin, Dr.

    Water temperature lanzarote: Lanzarote ocean water temperature today

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    Lanzarote ocean water temperature today

    This data the coastal Lanzarote ocean water temperature today, tomorrow and the upcoming days. Besides, you can also get information about the weather and surf forecast, as well as the data on sunrise / sunset and moonrise / moonset at a given point on any given day.

    Water temperature in Lanzarote today is 22.8°C. Based on our historical data over a period of ten years, the warmest water in this day in Lanzarote was recorded in 2012 and was 24.4°C, and the coldest was recorded in 2017 at 22.3°C. Sea water temperature in Lanzarote is expected to rise to 23.2°C in the next 10 days. September average water temperature in Lanzarote is 23.1°C, the minimum temperature is 21.9°C, and the maximum is 25.2°C.

    The swimming season in Lanzarote lasts from May to January. During those months, Lanzarote water temperature does not drop below 20°C and therefore suitable for comfortable swimming. The average water temperature in Lanzarote in winter reaches 19. 2°C, in spring 18.8°C, in summer the average temperature rises to 21.5°C, and in autumn it is 22.6°C.

    Lanzarote water temperature now

    Sea temperature


    Sunrise and Sunset

    12 September 2022
    today temp
    11 September 2022
    yesterday temp



    Surf Forecast in Lanzarote for today

    Another important indicators for a comfortable holiday on the beach are the presence and height of the waves, as well as the speed and direction of the wind. Please find below data on the swell size for Lanzarote. We calculate the swell size based on the mean wave height (trough to crest) of each third highest wave. For more information on surf forecasts for the next ten days, please visit sea state forecast Lanzarote. Data in table shown for 13 September 2022, time in GMT 0 format (you can change the time zone on the sea state forecast page)

    0-3 h 3-6 h 6-9 h 9-12 h
    3′ 0″ 3′ 5″ 3′ 10″ 4′ 3″
    0. 92 m 1.04 m 1.17 m 1.3 m
    12-15 h 15-18 h 18-21 h 21-24 h
    4′ 9″ 5′ 3″ 5′ 11″ 6′ 7″
    1.44 m 1.6 m 1.81 m 2.01 m

    Current temperature and weather

    Data in a table show Lanzarote temperature today (13 September 2022). For more information and forecast for a few days, go to the weather forecast Lanzarote

    0-3 h 3-6 h 6-9 h 9-12 h
    21.7°C 21.8°C 21.4°C 22.3°C
    12-15 h 15-18 h 18-21 h 21-24 h
    24.2°C 24.4°C 23.5°C 22.6°C

    Lanzarote water temperature by month

    These figures shows the average, minimum and maximum monthly sea temperature in Lanzarote. In addition to the table values, the graph below displays of changes average surface temperature during the year. Values are calculated based on the data over the past 10 years. Using them, you can check the water temperature in Lanzarote on any day of this period that interests you. Click on the month link and you will see a table for each day, or alternatively you can view the temperature curve of the month and select 2 different years you want to compare, either in a table or as a curve

    Month Avr Min Max
    January 19.1°C 17.8°C 21°C cold
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in January
    February 18.4°C 16.7°C 20°C cold
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in February
    March 18.2°C 16.6°C 19.8°C cold
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in March
    April 18. 7°C 17.3°C 20.4°C cold
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in April
    May 19.6°C 17.8°C 21.3°C cold
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in May
    June 20.7°C 18.6°C 23.6°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in June
    July 21.4°C 19.8°C 23.5°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in July
    August 22.3°C 20.7°C 23.8°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in August
    September 23.1°C 21.9°C 25.2°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in September
    October 23°C 21°C 24.7°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in October
    November 21. 6°C 19.2°C 24.1°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in November
    December 20.2°C 18°C 21.6°C warm
    Ocean water temperature in Lanzarote in December

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    Nearby beaches and cities

    The nearest beaches and cities from Lanzarote with the water temperature today, as well as the air temperature and the state of the weather during the day and the average wave height for today

    Water Weather Wave
    Tenesar 22. 6°C 28°C 1.41 m
    La Santa 22.6°C 28°C 1.41 m
    El Golfo 22.9°C 23°C 1.25 m
    Caleta de Caballo 22.6°C 25°C 1.41 m
    La Hoya 23.1°C 23°C 1.25 m
    Caleta de Famara 22.5°C 25°C 1.41 m
    Playa Chica 22.9°C 24°C 0.74 m
    Playa Quemada 23°C 24°C 0.46 m
    Los Pocillos 22.7°C 24°C 0.46 m
    Puerto Calero 22.8°C 24°C 0.46 m

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    Water temperature in Lanzarote in Atlantic Ocean now

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    The most detailed information about the water temperature in Lanzarote in Atlantic Ocean (Canary Islands, Spain). Forecast of changes in water temperature for the next 10 days. Statistics by months for recent years.

    Information about the neighboring resorts. Weather forecast in Lanzarote for a week.

    Analysis and forecast

    The water temperature today roughly corresponds to the average value on this day in recent years. Its value has rise both over the past 20 days and over the past week. Exactly a year ago, on this day, the water temperature in this location was 23°C. Water temperature range in Lanzarote in September is from 21 to 24 degrees.

    According to our forecast, the water temperature in Lanzarote will move in different directions, in the coming days the water will become warmer, but after 10 days it will still get a little colder to 22.5°C.

    Table of water temperature values in Lanzarote
    Day Fact* Average** Forecast***
    Sep 6 22.7°C 22.5°C
    Sep 7 22.8°C 23.3°C
    Sep 8 23.0°C 23.0°C
    Sep 9 22. 4°C 22.8°C
    Sep 10 22.4°C 22.5°C
    Sep 11 22.2°C 22.8°C
    Sep 12 22.5°C 22.3°C
    Sep 13 22.5°C 22.8°C
    Sep 14 22.5°C 22.2°C
    Sep 15 23.0°C 22.7°C
    Sep 16 23.3°C 23.0°C
    Sep 17 22.5°C 22.2°C
    Sep 18 22.8°C 22.5°C
    Sep 19 23.3°C 23.0°C
    Sep 20 22.3°C 22.0°C

    * Fact – Actual value of water temperature
    ** Average – Average water temperature on this day in past years
    *** Forecast – Our forecast for the water temperature

    Actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees from the indicated values. This is noticeable after heavy rain or after prolonged periods of strong winds. Some downstream winds cause cold, deep waters to replace surface waters that have been warmed by the sun.

    To develop a forecast, we use our own mathematical model, which takes into account the current change in water temperature, historical data and the main weather trends, wind strength and direction, air temperature in each specific region. We also take into account data for other resorts in Spain.

    Lanzarote, Spain | © Joe Lines

    Annual graph of average water temperature change in Lanzarote

    Water temperature in Lanzarote by month

    Lanzarote located in the northern hemisphere, at latitude 29 degrees. The comfortable water temperature for swimming is set here in June, usually at the beginning of the month. During a year in Lanzarote there are 197 days of swimming. In general, the swimming season ends In December. Average annual water temperature on the coast in Lanzarote is 20. 2°C, by the seasons: in winter 19.2°C, in spring 18.5°C, in summer 21.1°C, in autumn 22.2°C. Minimum water temperature (17.3°C) in Lanzarote it happens in March, maximum (23.3°C) in October.

    You can find out detailed data on how the water temperature in Lanzarote changes in each specific month:

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    • October
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    Length of the day

    12 hours 29 minutes

    Neighboring cities and resorts
    City Water* Distance**
    Caleta de Famara 22. 8°C 11km
    Arrecife 22.2°C 13km
    Puerto Del Carmen 22.4°C 13km
    Costa Teguise 22.0°C 16km
    Arrieta 22.0°C 20km
    La Graciosa 22.8°C 26km
    Playa Blanca 22.4°C 27km
    Corralejo 22.2°C 40km
    Majanicho 22.7°C 44km
    El Cotillo 22.0°C 54km
    Puerto Del Rosario 22.0°C 64km
    Puertito de los Molinos 22.6°C 69km

    * Water temperature in this place today
    ** Straight line distance in kilometers

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    The warmest water today in Spain recorded in Sant Elm, its value is 29.3°C. Lowest – in Pontevedra, there water temperature now 16.9°C. Average water temperature in the country today – 23. 3°C.

    Water temperature data in Lanzarote and neighboring towns and resorts collected from various sources, using buoys, using satellite maps of sea, river and lake surfaces of the NOAA agency.

    We use data from various local authorities in each specific location of the world to more accurately reflect temperature values.

    The nearest airport is located in a 11 kilometers. This is Lanzarote (ACE) airport. We have no information as to whether it is valid and what flights it receives or sends.

    Lanzarote: weather forecast

    The weather forecast is shown in local time in Lanzarote





    feels like 23.7°C, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
    humidity: 91%, clouds: 36%




    feels like 23.8°C, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
    humidity: 83%, clouds: 46%




    feels like 23. 8°C, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
    humidity: 81%, clouds: 44%




    feels like 23.9°C, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
    humidity: 84%, clouds: 26%




    feels like 23.6°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 88%, clouds: 2%





    feels like 23.3°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 90%, clouds: 3%




    feels like 23.0°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 89%, clouds: 1%




    feels like 22.9°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 88%, clouds: 3%




    feels like 23.1°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 85%, clouds: 3%




    feels like 23. 1°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 81%, clouds: 2%




    feels like 23.5°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 81%, clouds: 0%




    feels like 23.6°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 84%, clouds: 1%




    feels like 23.3°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 84%, clouds: 8%





    feels like 23.0°C, Clear (clear sky)
    humidity: 86%, clouds: 4%

    Puerto de Naos, Spain | © Jim Shaw

    Arrieta Water Temperature (Sea) and Wetsuit Guide (Lanzarote, Spain)

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    Today’s Arrieta sea temperature is 23. 1 °C.

    Statistics for 13 Sep (1981–2005)
    mean: 22.8 °C,
    range: 21.5 °C
    to 23.5 °C

    Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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    based on measurements from oceanographic satellites

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    Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

    (compared with long term averages
    at this time of year)

    (click thumbnails to expand)

    Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Arrieta. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

    All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

    Arrieta sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their minimum on about the 19th of February, in the range 17 to 19°C (63 to 66°F). Arrieta sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of September. You’ll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it’s windy. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Arrieta in the third week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

    Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Arrieta can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Arrieta. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.


    La Santa – El Quemao Water Temperature (Sea) and Wetsuit Guide (Lanzarote, Spain)

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    Today’s La Santa – El Quemao sea temperature is 23. 2 °C.

    Statistics for 13 Sep (1981–2005)
    mean: 22.9 °C,
    range: 21.6 °C
    to 23.6 °C

    Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

    Map of current Spain (Africa)

    Surface Water Temperatures
    based on measurements from oceanographic satellites

    Map of current Spain (Africa)
    Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

    (compared with long term averages
    at this time of year)

    (click thumbnails to expand)

    Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for La Santa – El Quemao. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

    All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

    La Santa – El Quemao sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their lowest on about the 25th of February, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). La Santa – El Quemao sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of September. You’ll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it’s windy. The lowest seasonal sea temperatures at La Santa – El Quemao in late February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

    Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at La Santa – El Quemao can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at La Santa – El Quemao. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.


    Lanzarote Sea Temperature | Water Temperature in Lanzarote, Spain

    Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Lanzarote is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Lanzarote and nearby locations.

    Water temperature in Lanzarote right now

    Below is the current sea temperature for Lanzarote, Spain on 13th September 2022.

    23.62° C

    (74.52° F)

    • yesterday: 23.41° C (74.14° F)
    • a week ago: 23.19° C (73.74° F)

    Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

    The average sea temperature for Lanzarote on September 13th over the last 10 years is 23.42° C (74.16° F), with a low temperature of 22.48° C (72.46° F) and a high of 24.7° C (76.46° F).

    Analysis and forecast for Lanzarote water temperatures

    The water temperature in Lanzarote today is higher than the average temperature of 23.42° C (74.16° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 13th September 2021, was 23.64° C (74.55° F).

    The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Lanzarote over the last 30 days:

    Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
    September 13 23.62° C 74.52° F
    September 12 23.41° C 74.14° F
    September 11 23.5° C 74.3° F
    September 10 22.79° C 73.02° F
    September 9 22.8° C 73. 04° F
    September 8 22.7° C 72.86° F
    September 7 22.8° C 73.04° F
    September 6 23.19° C 73.74° F
    September 5 23.05° C 73.49° F
    September 4 22.93° C 73.27° F
    September 3 22.75° C 72.95° F
    September 2 22.86° C 73.15° F
    September 1 22.74° C 72.93° F
    August 31 22.96° C 73.33° F
    August 30 22.87° C 73.17° F
    August 29 23.12° C 73.62° F
    August 28 22.92° C 73.26° F
    August 27 23.05° C 73.49° F
    August 26 23.14° C 73.65° F
    August 25 23.06° C 73.51° F
    August 24 22. 82° C 73.08° F
    August 23 22.75° C 72.95° F
    August 22 22.87° C 73.17° F
    August 21 23.04° C 73.47° F
    August 20 23.1° C 73.58° F
    August 19 22.93° C 73.27° F
    August 18 22.89° C 73.2° F
    August 17 23.02° C 73.44° F
    August 16 22.97° C 73.35° F
    August 15 22.73° C 72.91° F
    August 14 22.44° C 72.39° F

    The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

    Water temperature in Lanzarote by month

    The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Lanzarote.

    For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Lanzarote changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.


    Lanzarote map and nearby water temperatures

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    The highest temperature in Spain today is 26.83° C (80.3° F) in Cala Mayor. The lowest is in Aguino, where the temperature of the water is 16.38° C (61.49° F).

    Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Lanzarote?

    The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Lanzarote because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

    SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Lanzarote as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

    Data source and citation

    Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Lanzarote comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

    The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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    Lanzarote weather and climate ☀️ Water temperature 💧 Best time to visit

    Lanzarote is the closest to Africa and its favorable location makes it, along with Fuerteventura, one of the warmest Canary Islands. Here you are assured of a sunny vacation. The weather of Lanzarote is characterized by plenty of sunshine! It hardly rains during the year and the whole island is always warm. There is always wind on Lanzarote, so you may need to wear a cardigan in the evening. These trade winds ensure that it doesn’t get blisteringly hot here.

    Lanzarote is known for its volcanic landscape with more than 300 volcanic cones. You get the idea here as if you were in a whole other world. There are also beautiful beaches, interesting sights and plenty of choice in restaurants and hotels.

    The government is busy improving the hiking trails and the number of overnight accommodations along these trails has increased in recent years. So for both the beach and hiking enthusiast, this is a good place to be. The weather is excellent all year round.

    Best time to visit Lanzarote

    The best time to visit Lanzarote, Spain is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. On the island of Lanzarote, the warmest month is August with 74°F and the coldest is January with 65°F. The highest water temperature is 75°F and at its coldest the water is 68°F.

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    In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Lanzarote, the monthly temperatures or the most rain. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Temperature (°F) 65 65 65 66 68 70 72 74 74 74 71 68
    Water temperature (°F) 70 68 68 68 70 72 73 73 75 73 73 70
    Precipitation (inch) 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 2 11 5 3

    Weather data from: Arrecife

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    If you are planning on visiting Lanzarote, check out these well-known travel agencies. They have been rated as the best by travelers and offer great prices for any budget.

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    Looking to book a flight to Lanzarote? Hop on one of these airlines.

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    Lanzarote weather

    The weather for Lanzarote over the next 14 days will be 75°F till 77° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 72°F.

    The weather forecast for Lanzarote is based on the weather in Arrecife.

    5-day weather forecast Lanzarote

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    Climate Lanzarote

    The island Lanzarote has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won’t have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Lanzarote is 40° degrees and there is about 36 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 277 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.


    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Day temp. (°F) 65 65 65 66 68 70 72 74 74 74 71 68
    Night temp. (°F) 63 62 63 64 66 68 70 71 72 72 69 66
    Water temp. (°F) 70 68 68 68 70 72 73 73 75 73 73 70
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Precipitation (inch) 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 2 11 5 3
    Days with rain 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 3 3 6 7 5
    Dry days 26 23 26 25 29 28 29 28 27 25 23 26
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Sun hours per day 8 8 9 8 9 10 9 9 9 8 7 7
    Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4
    UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

    Weather data from: Arrecife

    Lanzarote weather by month

    What is the average Lanzarote weather like in a given month? Let’s find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

    • January

      66°FView more

    • February

      64°FView more

    • March

      66°FView more

    • April

      66°FView more

    • May

      68°FView more

    • June

      70°FView more

    • July

      72°FView more

    • August

      73°FView more

    • September

      73°FView more

    • October

      73°FView more

    • November

      72°FView more

    • December

      68°FView more

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    Frequently asked questions

    Where is Lanzarote?

    Lanzarote is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line 3,449 miles from New York. Lanzarote is part of the Canary Islands.

    The coordinates of Lanzarote are:

    • Latitude: 29.046854
    • Longitude: -13.589973

    The GPS coordinates are 29° 2′ N, 13° 35′ W

    How long is the flight to Lanzarote?

    The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Lanzarote is approximately 13 h. 10 min.

    Airline tickets
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    • KLM

    What are the airports on Lanzarote?

    These are the airports on Lanzarote:

    • Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife

    How many inhabitants does Lanzarote have?

    Lanzarote has 145,084 inhabitants.

    How big is Lanzarote?

    The surface area of Lanzarote is 526 mi². It is 463x smaller than United States.

    What is the capital of Lanzarote?

    The capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife.

    What is the currency of Lanzarote?

    On Lanzarote, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

    Exchange rates on 13 September 2022
    • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
    • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
    • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
    • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

    What is the area code of Lanzarote?

    The area code to call Lanzarote is +34.

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    Lanzarote Ocean Water Temperature Today

    This data shows the water temperature in Lanzarote. In addition to water temperature, you can also get information about air temperature, weather for today, tomorrow and in the coming days, surf forecast, as well as sunrise / sunset and moonrise data for a given location.

    Sea water temperature in Lanzarote today is 22.8°C. Based on our historical data over a period of ten years, the warmest sea in this day in Lanzarote was recorded in 2012 and was 24.4°C, and the coldest was recorded in 2017 at 22.3°C. In the next 10 days, the sea temperature in Lanzarote is expected to rise to 23. 2°C. September average sea water temperature in Lanzarote is 23.1°C/68.9°F, the minimum temperature is 21.9°C°C and maximum 25.2°C.

    The beach season in Lanzarote starts in May and ends in January. During those months, Lanzarote water temperature does not drop below 20°C/68°F and therefore suitable for comfortable swimming. The average water temperature in Lanzarote in winter reaches 19.2°C, in spring 18.8°C, in summer the average temperature rises to 21.5°C, and in autumn it is 22.6°C.

    Lanzarote Island water temperature

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    0-3 h 3-6 h 6-9 h 9-12 h
    0.92 m 1.04 m 1.17 m 1.3 m
    12-15 h 15-18 h 18-21 h 21-24 h
    1.44 m 1.6 m 1.81 m 2.01 m

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    Air temperature in Lanzarote and weather conditions for today (13 September 2022). To view the weather forecast for the next few days, go to the weather forecast for Lanzarote

    0-3 h 3-6 h 6-9 h 9-12 h
    21.7.7 21.4 ° C 22.3 ° C

    9ATHER 24.2°C

    12-15 h 15-18 h 21-24 h
    24.4°C 23.5°C 22.6°C

    Monthly sea water temperatures in Lanzarote:

    The minimum, maximum, and average monthly water temperatures in Lanzarote are shown below. In addition to the table values, a graph of changes in the average water temperature during the year is shown. Temperature data are calculated from observations over the past 10 years

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    Month Avg. Min. Max.
    January 19.1°C 17.8°C 21°C cold
    Sea water temperature in Lanzarote in January
    February 18.4°C 16.7°C 20°C cold
    Water temperature in Lanzarote in February
    March 18.2°C 16.6°C 19.8°C
    Water temperature in Lanzarote in March
    April 18.7°C 17.3°C 20.4°C cold
    Water temperature in Lanzarote in April
    May 19.6°C 17.8°C 21.3°C


    Water temperature in Lanzarote in May
    June 20.7°C 18.6°C 23.6 ° C Warm
    The temperature of the water on the island of Lansarot in June

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    TIAI In July
    August 22.3 ° C 20.7 ° C 23.8 ° C Warmi
    Lansarot temperature in August



    23.1 ° C 21.9 ° C 25.2 ° C Warm
    Water temperature in September
    23 23 23 ° C Warm
    The temperature of the water on the island of Lansarot in October
    November 21.6 ° C 19.2 ° C 24.1 ° C
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    December 20.2 ° C 18 ° C 21.6 ° C WREMICAL
    LANSAROT temperature in December

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    The water temperature in Lanzarote is calculated using satellite data together with the results of observations at ground stations. Water temperature, weather forecast and sea conditions are updated daily. Temperatures in shallow areas near the shore may be slightly higher than those shown here.

    Weather on about. Lanzarote for 7 days (week) and now, weather forecast by months and water temperature Lanzarote from hydrometeorological center and hysmeteo

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    Feels: 25°C

    Forecast: 22-27 °C

    Water temperature: 23°C/70↑


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    to Spain 2022 to the resort of Fr. Lanzarote
    Check the weather in the resort of Lanzarote before the trip. The information provided on the current temperature and forecast data for 7 and 10 days will help you choose the right wardrobe for you.

    Weather forecast for 7 days.

    For about. Lanzarote this week has an average daily temperature of around 25.7°C , with a peak of 27°C on Tuesday.
    The minimum temperature of 21°C is expected on Wednesday
    The expected sea temperature on the island. Lanzarote at least 23 C.

    Weather in other resorts in Spain

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    Weather in Lanzarote in April. Sea water temperature in April. Weather by months.

    Sea weather / Spain / Lanzarote weather / APRIL weather

    March April May
    Daytime average temperature +19°C +21°C +22°C
    Average temperature at night +17°C +17°C +19°C
    Sea water temperature +18°C +19°C +20°C
    Number of sunny days 17 days 17 days 17 days
    Daylength 11. 6 – 12.4 hours 12.4 – 13.3 hours 13.3 – 13.9 hours
    Number of rainy days 0 days 0 days 0 days
    Rainfall 10.4 mm 6.4 mm 5.8 mm
    Average wind speed 6.9 m / s 6.3 m / s 6.8 m / s

    Weather on Lansarot by month







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    Air temperature in Lanzarote in April

    The graph below provides detailed information about the daytime and nighttime temperatures in Lanzarote in April.
    Select the year you are interested in to see daily April temperatures for that year.

    The average air temperature in April over the past 5 years is 20.5°C during the day and 17.5°C at night.
    To get data on the air temperature in Lanzarote for other months, go to the “Weather by months” section.

    Data for:

    April 2020





    The graph below provides detailed information about the water temperature in Lanzarote in April.
    Select the year you are interested in to see daily April temperatures for that year.

    The average sea surface temperature in April for Lanzarote is 18.7°C for the last 5 years.
    To get water temperature data for other months, go to the “Weather by months” section.

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    Sunny days in Lanzarote in April

    The graph below shows the number of sunny, cloudy and overcast days you can expect in Lanzarote in April.
    The forecast is based on information about the weather in this resort, collected over the past five years.
    However, such a forecast cannot be accurate and should only serve as a rough guide.

    Rainy days in Lanzarote in April

    The graph below shows the probability of rainfall of varying strengths in Lanzarote in April.
    The forecast is based on rainfall information for this resort collected over the past five years.
    However, such a forecast cannot be accurate and should only serve as a rough guide.

    Windy days in Lanzarote in April

    The chart below shows information on how strong winds you can expect in Lanzarote in April.
    The forecast is based on information about the strength of the wind at this resort, collected over the past five years.
    However, such a forecast cannot be accurate and should only serve as a rough guide.

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    September +23 ° C +26 ° C
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    Weather and water temperature 🌊 in Lanzarote now, today at “365 Celsius”

    Sea water temperature now +22°
    Average sea water temperature: +23.9°C
    Sea at the beginning of the month: +22.9°C
    Sea at the end of the month: +23.7°C
    Air temperature during the day: +26°C
    Number of sunny days: 20 days
    Rainy days:
    1 day
    4. 5 mm

    Comparison of water temperature forecast and observation history

    Lanzarote weather forecast

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    +28° daytime

    +22° water

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    Sea holidays now


    The weather and water temperature in Lanzarote today and now in September are excellent according to the hydrometeorological center and hysmeteo. The water is cold, it warms up to +23.9°C. We rate the comfort of a seaside holiday this month at 4.9 points. As for other factors, there is almost no precipitation up to 4.5 mm and 1 rainy day per month. At this time, the high season, a lot of tourists because. the weather is very comfortable.

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    Monthly Lanzarote water temperature

    Throughout the year, water temperature monthly in Lanzarote and average monthly figures range from 17. 4°C to 23.9°C. The difference between the coolest and warmest months is 6.5°C.

    Detailed weather and water temperature information by months:
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      Sea temperature in Lanzarote in september Sea temperature in Lanzarote in october Water temperature in Lanzarote in august


      air: +27. 5°C
      rain: 1 day
      sea: +23.9°C
      sun: 20 days


      air: +27.8°C
      rain: 0 days
      sea: +23.7°C
      sun: 18 days


      air: +26.8°C
      rain: 0 days
      sea: +22.3°C
      sun: 20 days


      Weather in Lanzarote in June 2022-2021 🌊 and water temperature at “365 Celsius”

      According to our rating system, which is confirmed by the reviews of tourists who have visited Spain, the weather is good in Lanzarote in June, this month’s rating is 4.2 out of five.

      Temperature in Lanzarote in June

      Average temperature during the day: +25. 0°C
      Average temperature at night: +20.2°C
      Sea water temperature: +20.4°C
      Number of sunny days: 17 days
      Rainy days:
      0 days
      7.3 mm

      Monthly weather comparison in Lanzarote
      Water temperature in Spain in June

      Should I go on vacation in June?


      The climate in June is good and tourists come to have a rest. According to our data, the weather in Lanzarote in June and the water temperature is good. At this time, the cold sea has an average temperature of +20.4°C. There is practically no rain, about 0 days per month, 7.3 mm of precipitation falls. Sunny weather lasts at least 17 days. According to the reviews of tourists who have visited Spain, it is worth going on vacation to Lanzarote in June.

        Please note:

      • Weather in Lanzarote in May:
        rating 4.2 (out of 5),
        air +23.8°C , sea: +19.4°C,
        rain 1 day
      • Weather in Lanzarote in July:
        rating 4.5 (out of 5),
        air +25.2°C , sea: +21.3°C,
        rain 0 days



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      • 9, 2020, 2021: the maximum air temperature reaches +27. 4°C, the minimum recorded values ​​are +22.3°C. At night, the temperature in Lanzarote in June drops to +21.4°C…+18.8°C. On average, the difference between day and night is 4.8°C. What is the weather forecast for Lanzarote at the end of June and the beginning of the month indicated on the chart, in Spain almost everywhere the situation is similar.


        Water temperature in Lanzarote in June

        Weather forecast and sea water temperature in Lanzarote in June ranges from +19.3°C to +21.6°C. At its lows, it can be considered not comfortable for swimming adults and children. In the previous month, the sea is colder by about 1°C. Next month the water is 0.9°C warmer. In June, according to tourists in Lanzarote, the climate is not very suitable for recreation, also due to the uncomfortable temperature of the water in the sea almost anywhere in Spain.


        Rating, rainy days and precipitation in June and other months.

        The rating in a period of five months fluctuates from 4.0 to 4.6 points. The number of rainy days in June is 0, and it ranks 1st for this indicator for the year. Precipitation is 7.3 mm, which is the 6th place among all months. At the same time, in the previous period, by 0.9mm more rain, next month 7.3 mm less. The weather in Lanzarote in June in the first and second half of the month is shown in the summary table for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

        Wind speed

        The average speed in June is 7.1 m/s with maximum wind gusts up to 10.1 m/s.

        Climate summary

        Day Temperature
        air day
        Water temperature
        1 +23. 1°C +19.5°C
        2 +23.8°C +19.4°C
        3 +23.3°C +19.3°C
        4 +22. 4°C +19.4°C
        5 +23.2°C +20.0°C
        6 +22.6°C +20.2°C
        7 +24. 1°C +20.2°C
        8 +22.9°C +20.2°C
        9 +23.3°C +20.6°C
        10 +23. 6°C +20.1°C
        11 +23.6°C +20.4°C
        12 +25.2°C +20.3°C
        13 +27. 4°C +20.4°C
        14 +26.8°C +20.7°C
        15 +24.8°C +20.4°C
        16 +23. 1°C +20.5°C
        17 +22.9°C +20.6°C
        18 +22.3°C +20.7°C
        19 +23. 2°C +20.8°C
        20 +23.8°C +21.2°C
        21 +24.1°C +20.9°C
        22 +24. 2°C +21.4°C
        23 +24.1°C +21.6°C
        24 +24.7°C +21.5°C
        25 +22. 9°C +21.0°C
        26 +24.2°C +21.0°C
        27 +24.3°C +21.1°C
        28 +24. 1°C +20.8°C
        29 +26.4°C +20.3°C
        30 +26.8°C +20.3°C

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          Pay attention to other cities:

        • La Orotava weather in June
        • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria weather in June

        Weather in Lanzarote in December.

        Sea temperature in Lanzarote in december Weather by months.

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        Monthly weather

        Month Temperature
        at night afternoon
        January +17°C +20°C
        February +16°C +19°C
        March +16°C +20°C
        April +18°C +21°C
        May +19°C +24°C
        June +20°C +25°C
        July +22°C +27°C
        August +23°C +28°C
        September +23°C +27°C
        October +22°C +27°C
        November +20°C +24°C
        December +19°C +22°C

        According to our observations, as well as reviews of tourists who visited Spain, we can say that the weather in Kemer in September is expected to be quite good. The average daily air temperature in December is 21.7 °C, while the sea water temperature will be 20.6 °C.

        Weather in December

        Daytime average temperature
        Nighttime average temperature
        +21.7 °C
        +19.0 °C
        Sea water temperature +20.6 °C
        Number of sunny days
        Length of daylight hours
        22 days
        10 hours 19 minutes
        Rainy days
        0 days
        9 mm
        Average wind speed 25.4 m/s

        Is it worth going to Lanzarote for a holiday in December?


        64. 3%

        Taking into account all available data on the weather in Lanzarote in December (air and water temperature, amount and intensity of rains, cloudiness, day length and wind strength), we calculated the comfort level at this resort, which was 64.3 %. Please also note that the comfort level in January will be lower and will be 59.0 %

        Comfort level by months

        On the graph below you can see the comfort level in Lanzarote calculated by us for each month. The most comfortable months for a holiday in Lanzarote are September, October and August. Months with the minimum level of comfort are March, January and February.

        Monthly comparison of weather in Lanzarote

        Select the month you are interested in from the list below if you want to receive detailed information about the weather in Lanzarote at other times.





        Air temperature in Lanzarote in December

        During the day, the air temperature in December ranges from 20. 2°C to 23.8°C, at night from 17.6°C to 17.6°C, respectively. At the same time, the average air temperature is 21.7 °C during the day, and 19.0 °C at night. The difference between daytime and nighttime air temperatures reaches an average of 2.7°C per month.

        Water temperature in Lanzarote in December

        In December the water in Lanzarote is suitable for swimming. The water temperature in the sea does not fall below 19.9°C, while the maximum figure can reach 21.1°C. The average water temperature in December is 20.6 °C, which is 1.5°C lower than in November and 1.5°C higher than in January.

        Rainy days and precipitation in December

        On average, in December Lanzarote receives 9 mm of precipitation. This amount of precipitation is insignificant, and you will not notice rainy days. According to our observations and hysmeteo data, the probability of rainy weather is 2.2 %. In this case, most often it will be a light drizzle.

        Sunny, cloudy and overcast days

        In Lanzarote in December there are usually about 22 sunny, 7 cloudy and 2 overcast days. The length of daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) is 10 hours and 19minutes. The number of hours of sunshine when the sun’s rays reach the earth’s surface, taking into account the average cloud cover for the month, is 8 hours and 4 minutes per day.

        Wind in Lanzarote in December

        The graph below shows the probability of winds of different strengths during the month. The average wind speed in Lanzarote in December is 25.4 m/s.

        Weather in December in other resorts in Spain

        We bring to your attention a summary of the weather in other popular resorts in Spain in December. Select the resort you are interested in to get more detailed information.



        5 reasons to go hiking in the Canary Islands in the winter season + Video + Quiz!

        winter trekking | canarian chronicle

        Based on our experience of 5 years of trekking around different islands of the Canary archipelago + video

        Canary trekking is simple and monstrously picturesque. Especially if you stock up on the right lightweight equipment that is convenient to take on a plane. And, most importantly, this is a great alternative to traditional winter snow hikes, if they do not appeal to you at all. We have been successfully replacing the romance of wet ski pants and chattering teeth in a tent at minus 20 for many years with trips to the Canary archipelago. And now I’ll tell you why.

        Reason number 1 to go on a Canary hike:

        trekking price

        The Canaries are volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa

        The Canary Islands belong to Spain. So officially it is Europe. But, in fact, they are located in the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa, literally “across the road” from Morocco. It is believed that all the sand that is on these volcanic islands was brought by the wind from the Sahara.

        You can fly here from Central and Western Europe in 3-4 hours and, with a strong desire, spend only about €20 on it. But this, of course, if you take care of buying tickets three months in advance, or get on a pleasant promotion. It will be a low-cost airline, where you will have to pay a little extra for luggage. (It is better to take a backpack, then they will cheat less). Most often we fly with Ryanair. The airline is capricious and not particularly pleasant, but they have a lot of flights from Europe to Tenerife – the largest and most touristic island of Canaries, from which many begin their journey through the archipelago. Any of the islands is suitable for trekking.

        The cheapest tickets are from other regions of Spain, as well as from Vienna, Budapest and Copenhagen.

        As a result, such a hike still turns out to be very affordable. The price-quality ratio of the adventure here is definitely in favor of such a track.

        The Canary Islands are still the Northern Hemisphere, and this is not for you.
        Agree, not bad conditions for a winter hike

        Reason #2 to love Canarian trekking:

        100500 different climates
        and natural diversity

        Teide volcano. Screenshot from Google Maps.

        Going on a hike in the Canary Islands means dooming yourself to a difficult choice, from which I am completely delighted! Even within the framework of one island, you will encounter incredible climatic and biological diversity, and now remember that there are 7 main Canary Islands (!), Plus a couple of small rocks and poor La Graciosa, which is always forgotten to be counted.

        Do you want to climb higher in the mountains and play snowballs? Conquer the Teide volcano, Spain’s highest peak at 3718 m.
        Perfect if you’ve never been to high mountains but want to get a taste of mountain climbing. In the truest sense of the word. Even at such a low altitude, many have the first symptoms of altitude sickness.

        Book your date for the ascent of to the summit of Teide volcano here.
        Permit is free , don’t be fooled by the offers of travel agencies!
        But during the season, book no later than a month in advance, otherwise there may be no places! Otherwise, you will have to overpay the same agencies that buy tickets in advance.
        You can NOT climb to the very top without any permission – just come and climb to the observation deck along the path or cable car (two-way ticket €27.00). About the very top – read below. (Oh, that’s a pun!)
        Dress warmly.


        That same Homeric sunset that makes one want to philosophize and/or sob. Underline whatever applicable.

        Are mountains not attractive? Do you want an easy walk and the sea breeze swaying your hair? And at the same time a warm overnight stay at +18? Feel free to go down to the ocean and camp for the night at the campsite on the beach. It is always dry and warm there.

        Want to freshen up? Let’s go to the island of La Gomera – the birthplace of rainbows, dense endemic forests, fogs, rains and sunsets that make you want to hug and cry.

        Tired of getting wet? The deserts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are at your disposal.

        Do you want to contact civilization more often during your hike? Densely populated Tenerife will do. There, as in Gran Canaria, you can live comfortably in civilization, and at the same time make small forays into microtravels to the surrounding forests.

        By the way, bring along our 212 grams easy-to-move kitchen where you can make tea/coffee and treat yourself to a hot meal during your outings.

        Western El Hierro

        Are you looking for privacy and peace? El Hierro, the smallest and quietest island of the Canary archipelago, will welcome you with open arms and alternative energy. It remains only to wait for the ferry, which does not run every day.

        Population – 10,000 people.
        Cozy campsite in the heart of the island in the Hoya del Morcillo pine forest and many, many free and almost deserted campsites along the coast.

        Wild landscape. Black and sometimes scarlet rocks. Chocolate volcanic cones sprinkled with “cinnamon” sulfur.

        We are looking for and buying tickets for all Canarian ferries through the Directferries aggregator, since several ferry companies operate on the islands at once and it is inconvenient to shovel the site of each separately. Not like tucking an ice ax into your shorts, but almost. Moreover, some of them go only to large islands. Nuance: first look at the map the name of the port city, and then drive it into the search. Searching for the name of the island is bad – you may not find anything at all.


        Do you want a more or less long track? The island of La Palma is waiting. Together with its 20-kilometer volcanic caldera, in which dozens of routes have been laid. By the way, it is forbidden to make fires there, do not forget to grab a compact gas mini-burner and a lightweight titanium pot.

        The natural diversity of the Canary Islands is one of the strongest arguments for going here on a winter hike. Whatever track you have planned, it will never be enough for you. Checked on myself. Once falling in love with these places, we return here again and again, every year trying to pay maximum attention to one of the islands. Three years ago it was La Palma (here is an article about the local observatory). Two years ago – La Gomera, this year – El Hierro. A video about them is still in the editing.

        Observatory “Roque de los Muchachos”, La Palma, Canaries | The best starry sky on Earth!?

        Video from our Youtube channel Equinox Adventure

        Reason #3 why going to the Canaries is cool:


        or flora or fauna. Endemics include species, genera, families or other taxa of animals and plants, whose representatives live in a relatively limited area, represented by a small geographical area. Endemic species of plants and animals, due to their limited range and, therefore, limited numbers, are often listed in the Red Books as rare or endangered species.


        Due to its relative isolation, the Canary Islands hold the European record for the number of endemics.

        If you hike not only to get physically active, but also interested in contact with the local nature in the place where you actually move, then the Canary Islands provide incredible opportunities for this.

        Firstly, there are Canarian pines, endemic trees that grow only in the Canaries. Very beautiful. In addition, the laurel forests “Laurasilva”, which in ancient times covered the whole of Europe, and now remained fragments only in the North of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro.

        On the smallest island of the Canary archipelago, El Hierro, there are
        giant lizards, of which there are only a couple of hundred left on the entire planet. They live on an impregnable rock in the ocean, and a little more in a special museum-scientific laboratory Centro de Recuperación de El Lagarto Gigante de El Hierro, where they are trying to be preserved, and where you can look at them half-heartedly.

        There are also a lot of birds in the Canary Islands. Laurel dove and blue finch are also endemic.

        Every time I think about where to go trekking this winter, my thoughts invariably return to the Canary Islands. It is the local nature
        draws me here the most. Buckwheat tastes best there.

        Reason #4 to go trekking in the Canary archipelago:

        cheap or free camping and parking

        About the European approach
        to camping , and without receiving any permits. At least in the central square of the city. In Central and Western Europe, this is quite strict.

        Moreover, this is a whole problem. If you want to go to any track in Europe, then, exploring the route, you will be surprised to find that you will have to sleep in expensive mountain shelters, or “dive” through the bushes with your tent, risking a fine with three zeros. In Euro. We encountered a similar problem in August in the Dolomites in Italy. Soon we promise to tell you how we got out. And we did it. Subscribe to blog updates.

        But why am I…
        Oh yes, Canarian campsites compare favorably. First, they are. Secondly, there are quite a few of them. Thirdly, they are indeed often free. It is enough to write the administration in advance to the email indicated on the site (if any), and warn that you are arriving on such and such a day, indicating your passport details and the number of days of stay. If there is no website, you can write to the Cabildo, the local government agency, something like our city council, if I understand correctly. For example, here is the website of the Tenerife Cabildo. You can also write to the local tourist center. Each island has its own, often more than one. And often tied to the same Cabildo. The address you need is very easy to find on Google.

        An ode to the Canarian campsites

        Free campsites are usually poorly equipped. This, by the standards of the Canarians, should include: parking for a car or a camper, cleared places for tents, stone hearths with a supply of firewood and grates for cooking, wooden tables and benches. And the toilet is in a separate building.

        What then can you get for money, you ask.
        In addition to the above benefits of civilization, for the amount of about 4-5 euros from your nose you can get showers with hot water and the ability to recharge your devices. There may also be play areas, playgrounds and charging stations for campers and electric cars. It all depends on the specific campsite.

        If you put on a little more, you can live in cozy wooden houses and not worry about having a tent. Of the things you need to grab only a sleeping bag.

        That’s why hotels are needed in this situation, I’m already asking myself. Here is no need.

        Reason #5 to go to the Canary Islands

        with a backpack:
        there is a Decathlon here

        Sounds weird. What’s up with Decathlon? Let’s explain.
        Decathlon, in case you didn’t know, is a giant tourist supermarket where you can buy your gear very cheaply. Sleeping bags, mats, clothes for the track. It turns out inexpensive, average quality tourist shopping.

        Travel life hack: instead of paying extra for luggage to a greedy low-cost airline about 50 euros on the way to the Canary Islands, throwing them into the air, in the truest sense of the word. It is better to fly without luggage at all! And on the spot to buy something that did not fit into hand luggage. For example, the same sleeping bag at +10 from this video. Savings and upgrades.

        My video about Decathlon dedicated to the opening of the first store of this chain in Ukraine

        Video from my Youtube channel “Girl on a hike”

        Bonus reason #6:

        photo locations for landscape and astrophotography

        Canary Islands is one of the universally recognized best places on the planet for observing the starry sky.

        Sunrises, sunsets and starry skies are simply incredible on the islands of the Canary archipelago!

        Less words, more photos. ..

        To sum it up: is it worth it to go hiking in the Canaries in winter? Video

        Already been / was in the Canary Islands and know everything about them?

        Take the canary test and please us and yourself with the results!

        Test yourself

        How expert are you in the Canary Islands?

        Name Day air temperature Air temperature
        at night
        Rainy days
        Water temperature
        Tenerife 18. 5°C 14.0°C 2 days (34 mm) 21.1°C
        Barcelona 15.2°C 10.2°C 3 days (21 mm) 15.5°C
        Majorca 17.3°C 10.8°C 4 days (46 mm) 17.6°C
        Malaga 18.4°C 10.2°C 1 day (12 mm) 16.5°C
        Palma de Mallorca 17.3°C 10.1°C 3 days (38 mm) 17.5°C
        Valencia 17.3°C 9.4°C 2 days (34 mm) 16.5°C
        Costa Brava 15.0°C 9.

        Beaches near puerto rico gran canaria: Top 10 BEST Beaches in Gran Canaria for a Great Holiday

        Опубликовано: April 27, 2020 в 11:12 am


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        Top 10 BEST Beaches in Gran Canaria for a Great Holiday

        Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria has one of the best beaches on the island

        Gran Canaria has many amazing beaches, all very different in terms of atmosphere, natural conditions, type of sand and location, so there’s something great to discover for each taste.

        • 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Gran Canaria
        • 1. Amadores beach
        • 2. Puerto Rico
        • 3. Anfi del Mar
        • 4. Playa de Mogan
        • 5. Maspalomas beach
        • 6. Playa del Ingles
        • 7. Playa Las Canteras
        • 8. Playa de Las Nieves
        • 9. Playa Hoya Del Pozo 
        • 10. North Beach Sardina

        In our opinion, when it comes to beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are the absolute winners.

        We love the variety among the beaches in Gran Canaria and this is the reason why we prefer it as a destination for a beach holiday if we were to choose between Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

        10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Gran Canaria

        Did you know that in 2020 Gran Canaria has 15 Blue Flag Beaches? It’s the Canary Island with the largest number of beaches awarded with the Blue Flag distinction.  

        From small coves and secluded beaches to large beaches with all the amenities for a comfortable day in the sun, Gran Canaria has something for everyone’s taste. Just look through our list to see where you’d like to spend your next holiday in the sun. 

        Great beaches for a family holiday in Gran Canaria

        The south of the island has many great hotels and beaches suitable for family trips, with lots of facilities, plus bars and restaurants nearby.

        1. Amadores beach

        Playa Amadores, Gran Canaria

        Playa de Amadores looks almost postcard-perfect, with fine white sand and crystal clear water. This beach is “fairly new”, as it was purposely built to accommodate the growing number of tourists in Puerto Rico.

        Amadores beach is an ideal destination for families with children, as the water is always warm and calm. Plus, there’s a great choice of restaurants near the beach, which makes it easy to grab a quick lunch before returning to your sunbed.

        Playa Amadores has all the modern facilities you need: sunbeds, umbrellas and lifeguards and it’s only a short stroll away from neighboring Puerto Rico.

        2. Puerto Rico

        Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria has a really popular beach

        Puerto Rico beach is probably one of the most crowded beaches in Gran Canaria but for a good reason: the weather is sunny and perfect almost all year round and the entire place has a Caribbean feel (just like its name).

        Puerto Rico is buzzing with British tourists and one the best places to stay in Gran Canaria: it is a white-sand beach, calm water, ideal for families, lots of restaurants, beautiful promenade with palm trees and a great feeling in general. It’s not for those who want a quiet beach all to themselves though.

        3. Anfi del Mar

        Anfi del Mar beach with sand brought over from the Caribbean

        Anfi del Mar is a man-made beach and if we were to compare it to some other beach it would be Las Teresitas, in Tenerife.

        This is one of the nicest white sand beaches in Gran Canaria, located just behind the Anfi del Mar hotel complex. There are restaurants around, sunbeds and umbrellas and you can even rent jet skis here. This beach becomes extremely crowded during the summer months when locals, as well as tourists, come here to enjoy the perfectly warm water, ideal for swimming.

        Anfi del Mar is also great for a family holiday, as the water is pretty shallow near the shoreline and the kids can go in safely. 

        Best beaches for a romantic couple’s holiday in Gran Canaria

        This is our favorite beach for a romantic getaway and with guaranteed sunshine.

        4. Playa de Mogan

        Mogan beach (Playa de Mogan)

        Playa Mogan is a golden sand beach, situated right next to the marina.

        This beach has a more chilled vibe and often times people come here to spend time at the beach as well as walk through the beautiful streets of Puerto de Mogan. We love the vibe of the town, with pretty streets and windows decorated with colorful flowers.

        The beach is smaller than the ones previously mentioned, but it has a certain charm and is a bit quieter.

        5. Maspalomas beach

        Explore the dunes and the beach in Maspalomas

        A visit to Gran Canaria just wouldn’t be complete without a stroll on the Maspalomas dunes and beach. This is a unique landscape in Gran Canaria, similar only to the Corralejo dunes in Fuerteventura.

        The Maspalomas dunes are one of the main attractions in Gran Canaria and they stretch for around 6 km, so there’s room for everyone and here you’ll find gay couples, as well as families with children and naturists who come to enjoy the warm sun of the Canaries. Just find your spot on this fabulous and majestic beach and enjoy some of the best views Gran Canaria has to offer.  

        What to do in Maspalomas – places to visit & attractions

        6. Playa del Ingles

        Another popular beach in Gran Canaria is Playa del Ingles beach.

        Playa del Ingles is probably the Mecca for nightlife and partying in Gran Canaria, so it’s a beach popular among the younger crowds visiting the island. This beach can sometimes be a bit windy, but it’s still considered one of the best in Gran Canaria, also popular among naturists visiting the island.

        There are hotels and apartments nearby, good restaurants and bars, plus all the facilities you can think of. Give it a go if you want to take the island’s pulse and spend your time on the beach and your nights partying in the various clubs.

        Best city beach in Gran Canaria

        Did you know that Gran Canaria is home to one of Spain’s best urban beaches?

        7. Playa Las Canteras

        Las Canteras beach is without a doubt one of the top beaches in Gran Canaria

        Located in the island’s capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Canteras beach was often named as Spain’s best city beach and often times mentioned as one of the best city beaches in Europe and in the world. 

        Las Canteras stretches for around 3 km and has golden sand, calm water and is ideal for swimming. You have easy access to bars and restaurants and although it has a city feel, it’s a really nice beach and it’s that a city like Las Palmas has such a beautiful beach. You can even come to the capital for a short city break and you can still enjoy time on this beautiful beach, no need to go to the south for that.

        As you can see, there are plenty of amazing and beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria and you can be adventurous and discover them one by one, to see what makes all of them great.

        8. Playa de Las Nieves

        Las Nieves is one of the best beaches in the north of Gran Canaria – Source: Ayuntamiento de Agaete Facebook Page

        Situated on the northwest coast of Gran Canaria, Playa de Las Nieves is situated next to Puerto de Las Nieves in the municipality of Agaete. 

        Although the beach itself is pebbly, this place is really nice for swimming, since the beach is very protected from big waves and rip tides. The atmosphere is very authentic, with many restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood since Agaete is known as a fishing village in Gran Canaria. Nowadays, the fast ferry from the company Fred Olsen connects Gran Canaria from the port of Agaete with the island of Tenerife. 

        9. Playa Hoya Del Pozo 

        A blue flag beach in the municipality of Telde.

        Playa Hoya Del Pozo has black volcanic sand and is really beautiful and clean, with a very different vibe compared to the touristy beaches in the south of Gran Canaria. It’s also located close to Bufadero de la Garita, which is another place that we recommend to visit in the area. 

        10. North Beach Sardina

        Playa de Sardina del Norte beach is located in a small coastal town in the very north of Gran Canaria, in the municipality of Galdar. North Beach Sardina is great for diving and here you’ll meet a lot of local divers, which is always a good sign.

        Top 10 Gran Canaria Beaches




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        Gran Canaria

        by Matthew Hirtes

        28. Feb 2014
        (17. Nov 2021)

        Gran Canaria is rightly celebrated for the quality of its beaches. Serene settings of white sands, crystal blue waters and exotic trees. There are many untouched coves to enjoy. It presents a perfect beach holiday for both friends and families. Here’s our guide to ten of the best.

        Anfi del Mar

        Tenerife’s prettiest man-made beach, Playa de las Teresitas, is a slice of paradise. Gran Canaria’s artificial Anfi del Mar, in the south-west of the island, is of similar style. With its overlooking palm trees and floral displays, along with the tranquil, turquoise waters make it a calmer part of the Atlantic Ocean. Start with this one and then explore the other fabulous beaches on the Island, choose one of these rentals in Gran Canaria.


        Güigüí is a great place to visit if you want to give naturism a try on your trip. That’s mainly because you could well have the whole place to yourself, given how difficult it is to reach what are in fact two beaches. Located, as they are, at the bottom of (a) Grande ravine.

        Las Canteras

        Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a large cruise ship port, was the island’s original resort. It’s not difficult to see why when you glance at the 2.8km which make Las Canteras the longest beach on Gran Canaria. Enjoy a mixture of beach and Spanish city living. A great destination for your next trip, see information for rental apartments in Las Palmas.


        Part desert, part nudist zone, Maspalomas is one of Gran Canaria’s most iconic beaches. It is made up of large sand dunes and contains various ecosystems. The area is a protected nature reserve too which stopped the resort taking over the beach. Meaning that no matter how many tourists flock to the beach, there always seems to be plenty of room for everybody.


        Another man-made beach, this playa adorns charming Puerto de Mogán. A world away from the sleepy-town delights of the municipal capital, this resort’s nicknamed Little Venice because of its network of canals. Puerto de Mogán’s one of the classiest places to stay on the island and its beach is always pristine and serene.  See for information on villas and apartments in Mogan. 

        Playa del Inglés

        Playa del Ingles, also known as the English Beach, but why is anybody’s guess. Especially as its adjoining resort also houses German, Scandinavian, and, indeed, Spanish bars. With a length of 2,700 metres long, it’s 10 metres shorter than neighbouring Maspalomas, making it the island’s third-longest beach. Staying in one of our Playa del Ingles holiday apartments located close-by will allow regular visits to this popular beach.

        Puerto Rico

        Like the country of the same name, there’s very much a Caribbean flavour to Gran Canaria’s Puerto Rico. Maybe it’s the palm trees. Maybe it’s the azure sky and golden sunshine. Or it could have something to do with the laid-back feel of the place. For a relaxing beach break in a Puerto Rico apartment, see more information here.

        Sardina del Norte

        Not to be confused with Sardina del Sur which is located closer to Vecindario, Sardina del Norte’s crystal-clear waters are popular with divers. Along with fishermen. With sardines as a fixture on local restaurant menus, served with oil and fresh lemon.


        At 440 metres long, Tauro is the longest beach in the municipality of Mógan. Which is reassuring, given its popularity. A gentle surf softens the dark sand of the playa which is kept meticulously clean. Browse some of the Tauro Villas here to make your beach break complete.


        Situated in the south-west of Gran Canaria, Amadores beach is 20 minutes walk from Puerto Rico alongside a picturesque clifftop path. The sunniest beach on the Island, each year the sun warms up the shallow turquoise waters and white sand creating a glorious environment to sunbathe. There are many restaurants that line the promenade, and water facilities which make it perfect for Families. Go snorkelling, diving or rent a pedelo along the east side of the beach. Take advantage of holiday apartments located close to Playa Amadores.


        Gran Canaria Info – The Top 20 Best Beaches in Gran Canaria

        Gran Canaria has dozens of beaches, from the Saharan splendour of Maspalomas to the tiny patch of sand at Sardina del Norte. Some are packed with sun loungers and parasols, while others are hours away from the nearest Full English Breakfast. Whatever your taste, the island has the perfect beach for you.

        Gran Canaria’s biggest beach and one of its most popular, Maspalomas is so vast that it rarely feels crowded. Along with adjacent Playa del Inglés beach it is is over 6 kilometres long with calm water and huge golden dunes stretching back for kilometres. The famous nudist section is in the middle of the beach next to the biggest dunes. Snack stands and


        The famous nudist section is in the middle of the beach next to the biggest dunes. Snack stands and lounger hire at regular intervals and food at the lighthouse end of the beach.


        Maspalomas beach is a safe place to swim but please swim close to the lifeguard towers: The lifeguards do a great job but have a lot of water to watch. Montaña de Arena

        Montaña de Arena

        A hidden beach close to Maspalomas resort and a local favourite, especially amongst the island’s many nudists. Montaña de Arena has no facilities and is about 10 minutes walk down a track from the GC 500 road, between Maspalomas and Arguineguin. It is hard to find, hard to get to, and hard to forget. The beach is a thin strip of sand at the base of a huge sand dune. At high tide to have to sit on the dune itself.


        To get to Montaña de Arena, drive from Maspalomas along the GC500. It is about 5 minutes past Pasito Blanco Marina. Park in one of the two patches of ground that pass as car parks, and then either walk along the coast, or down the dune itself. The locals are happy to share their beach with tourists but some of them object to cameras and video cameras! The area behind the beach is going to be developed into a new resort. The developers have promised to respect Montaña de Arena, but nobody is quite sure what that means!


        The locals are happy to share their beach with tourists but some of them object to cameras and video cameras! The area behind the beach is going to be developed into a new resort. The developers have promised to respect Montaña de Arena, but nobody is quite sure what that means.

        A half-moon of white Caribbean sand with a fringe of bars, shops and restaurants; Amadores Beach looks like it was invented by the tourist industry. That’s because it was.


        Amadores was built from scratch about 15 years ago when Puerto Rico’s beach got overwhelmed. It has warm, sheltered water, lifeguards and lots of loungers. Amadores is a great, safe beach for families with kids, but isn’t the place for people who love their sand wild and unspoilt.


        Get to Amadores from Puerto Rico Beach by walking for 15 minutes along the safe cliff-top path that runs from the marina. Or take a bus or taxi. It’s about five minutes away from Puerto Rico by road.Choosing a restaurant at Amadores beach is tricky because there’s so much choice.


        Choosing a restaurant at Amadores beach is tricky because there’s so much choice. The Ciao Ciao pizza restaurants are always good value, and we love the Happy Valley Indian.

        Anfi is another gorgeous artificial beach and was built by the company behind the enormous Anfi Timeshare complex that overshadows it. Originally Anfi Beach was meant to be a private beach for Anfi customers but Spanish law forbids private beaches so everybody can use it. Coming from Maspalomas and Arguineguin, Anfi is just before Puerto Rico resort on the GC 500 road. Park in the carpark on the opposite side of the road and walk down to the beach. It has shops, bars and restaurants.

        Las Canteras Beach is probably the island’s most underrated beach. It is 3.5km long and sits right in the middle of the city of Las Palmas. Sheltered by a lava rock reef, it is safe for swimming and made of gorgeous golden sand. The snorkelling here is great because the whole beach is a marine reserve.


        We can’t recommend Canteras enough: loads of space, local bars and restaurants, surfing at its southern end, and a completely local feel. If you fancy getting out of the resorts but still fancy a day on the beach, Las Canteras is the place for you.

        Melenara Beach is the local beach for the Town of Telde. It is dark yellow in colour, and well maintained, with local restaurants on its promenade. Next door is another, similar beach called Salinetas. If you are staying in Las Palmas and it’s cloudy, Melenaras is the first beach you get to that is likely to have sunshine.


        To get to Melenara and Salinetas, turn off the motorway at the old Ikea, head down to the coast, and then head north until you get to the beaches. 

        El Confital is Las Palmas’ most pristine, natural beach. It used to have hundreds of illegal houses but they have been removed, and the beach and surroundings left to return to nature. Confital is mostly rocky, with a few patches of golden sand. It is nudist from the end of the wooden boardwalk.


        El Confital is also home to one of the best tube waves in Europe but don’t jump in without some experience as the wave breaks shallow over a lava reef and the locals don’t like grommets getting in their ways.

        San Agustin beach is in front of the low-key resort of the same name and tends to be quieter and more local than Maspalomas /Playa del Ingles. The beach  can be windy at times and the sea is a little wavier than more sheltered beaches such as Anfi and Amadores. However, San Agustín is a top beach and a great place to visit with older kids.There are several restaurants just by the sand, including the famous El Capitán; local food and fresh fish on a lovely beachfront terrace.There are several restaurants just


        There are several restaurants just by the sand, including the famous El Capitán; local food and fresh fish on a lovely beachfront terrace.

        The beach where the have-yachts and the have-nots share the sand. Access to Pasito Blanco beach is from within the posh Pasito Blanco marina. You can only drive in if you own a boat or a property in the harbour but you can park outside the gate and walk in, or get a bus.

        The beach is a long stretch of pale sand and is one of the emptiest in south Gran Canaria. Snorkelling at the east end is excellent and the water here is almost always safe for swimming.

        Taurito resort is a little world of its own in south Gran Canaria. With lots of palm trees and a water park just behind the beach, it’s the island’s most complete mini-resort.


        Its beach, made of dark, natural sand, is a bit wavier than others in the area but has a fringe of palm trees and restaurants right on the sand. 


        Somehow it feels wilder than other south Gran Canaria beaches and has a rugged, Caribbean feel. 

        Puerto de Mogán’s golden beach, a few paces from the famous marina, is as sunny and sheltered as it comes and a great family option. There are plenty of places to eat right by the sand or you can walk over the canal to the marina for lunch by the boats.


        The water at Playa de Mogán is warm and calm and there are pedalos and SUP boards to rent on the sand. 


        For snorkelling, head to the far end of the beach and jump in off the shingle.

        Guayedra is north Gran Canaria’s locals’ local beach. Set in a valley full of palm and mastic trees and just one farm, it’s one of the island’s most pristine spots.


        The beach is a mix of pebbles and volcanic sand and is just past Agaete on the amazing West Coast road. It’s hard to get to as you have to drive down a track, park up, and then walk down to the beach. During the week, you’ll probably have it all to yourself, except for the odd group of nudist campers. At the weekends, it fills up people from Agaete, Galdar and Guia.


        Guayedra beach changes depending on the waves and currents. Some days there’s big sandy patches, others it’s all pebbles. Take care in the water if the waves are big. 

        Puerto Rico beach is buzzes almost every day but is pretty enough to get away with being crowded thanks to its promenade and beachfront restaurants.The sand is safe, calm and clean and there are plenty of loungers and parasols to rent.


        This is the resort beach experience and is sunny almost every day of the year. For a quiet Puerto Rico beach experience, stay on the sand as the sun sets and you’ll be left alone.


        Right next to Maspalomas beach (they are actually the same stretch of sand) Playa del Ingles beach is probably Europe’s busiest but is so long that you can always find a peaceful place to sit.


        The area at the end by the big dunes is nudist and the water sports centre is tucked into the east corner.


        For food, head to thew Annexo II strip of restaurants just behind the north end of the beach.

        This is the south Gran Canaria beach that the Scandinavians quietly keep to themselves. It’s just a few minutes walk along the shore from Anfi beach but is natural and doesn’t get the crowds.


        With golden sand, a pretty promenade with restaurants looking out over the beach and a laid back feel, Patalavaca is always worth a visit. Look out for the tiny little beach in the central rocky section: It’s great for photo. 

        Meloneras is Maspalomas’ other beach. With golden sand and a few pebbles, it’s a lovely spot that gets overshadowed by its big brother just along the coast.


        The beach is right at the west end of the Meloneras promenade that goes past the big hotels like the Costa Meloneras and Villa del Conde.


        Meloneras beach is rarely busy, but has loungers, plenty of sand, and restaurants. If Maspalomas beach is windy there is a good chance that Meloneras won’t be. 

        Puerto de Las Nieves is a little fishing village in the north west corner of Gran Canaria. It has some lovely fish restaurants and is the departure point for the fast ferry to Tenerife. It has two beaches, both pebbly. One is in the harbour and the other is the far side of the village’s old quay. The harbour beach as the best atmosphere.


        Sadly for Puerto de Las Nieves, its iconic Finger of God lost its finger during a big storm a few years ago. You can still see the remaining knuckle of god by looking towards the cliffs from the quay.



        Gui Gui or Guigui Beach is Gran Canaria’s most famous remote and unspoilt beach.


        It’s a three-hour hike across pristine countryside from the nearest road and is nudist.


        If hiking sounds like too much hard work you can take a boat trip from Puerto Rico that includes a stop at Gui Gui. You won’t get long on the sand but at least you’ll have seen the legend. 


        Most beaches on Gran Canaria’s east coast are black volcanic sand but pretty Aguadulce is golden. It’s only small but the golden sand, pristine condition and turquoise water make it a special spot.While it can be windy during the summer, it’s idyllic on calm days. Despite the sand crystal clear water, Aguadulce only gets a few bums on towels on an average day.

        While it can be windy during the summer, it’s idyllic on calm days. Despite the sand crystal clear water, Aguadulce only gets a few bums on towels on an average day.

        Aguadulce is clothing optional and nudists tend to cluster by the little cliff at the east end of the beach. 

        Little Sardina del Norte fishing village in north-west Gran Canaria is famous as a dive site but it’s little golden-sand beach is a stunner. It faces south and gets the same sunny weather as the Agaete Valley so it’s always a good bet for sunshine.

        Sardina is home to several excellent local seafood restaurants (Canarians divers thing nothing of admiring the marine life and then eating it straight afterwards).

        Discover the best beaches in Gran Canaria for your beach holiday

        Although the island’s unique attraction is its golden sandy beaches, it also has natural volcanic rock pools and hidden coves, only accessible by boat or on foot. If you fancy a swim, here’s a list of the best bathing spots in Gran Canaria, Spain Dropdown content.

        Best Sandy Beaches in Gran Canaria’s South

        The unique UNESCO protected nature reserve of Masplomas Dunes, covering 400 hectares, is the iconic feature of Gran Canaria in the southernmost point of the island. Sand, from the bottom of the ocean, was blown onto the land during the last ice age to form a unique mix of desert and oasis including a freshwater lagoon. You’ll find dynamic sand dunes surrounded by some of the best beaches in Gran Canaria, including the justly famous Playa del Inglés. However, you’re really spoilt for choice so it’s worth exploring further.

        Maspalomas and Meloneras

        On the Western side of Maspalomas lighthouse, the newly developed stylish Meloneras stretches for 2 km and includes luxury 4 and 5 star hotels, a casino and a conference centre. The promenade is crammed with bars, cafés and restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world. It’s attractive, trendy and affluent.

        There are two beaches to choose from at each end of the promenade – Maspalomas and the smaller Meloneras, each with long stretches of sand, perfect for taking a dip in the clear waters of the Atlantic. Discerning locals come here for the tranquillity, so you know it’s good.

        At night Meloneras comes into its own with a unique kind of nightlife, different to the main resorts. Chill out with a glass of wine while the sun goes down, or kick back and enjoy the live music playing in the background.

        Maspalomas beach is one of the best sandy beaches on Gran Canaria © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: golfers will enjoy the beachfront’s 18 hole course but may get their balls wet.

        Anfi del Mar and Arguineguín

        Further west, Anfi Beach, fringed with coconut palms, has 11,000 tons of fine white sand. Originally known as Playa de la Verga, this resort was built in the 1990s by a Bjørn Lyng, a Norwegian businessman. He wanted to recreate the look and feel of a Caribbean beach on Gran Canaria and he certainly achieved that.

        It’s located in a protected lagoon, flanked on one side by a pier and on the other by a heart-shaped island and the marina. The waters are so calm that it’s safe for children, great for snorkelling and ideal for water sports. You can rent kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis and small boats or take a tour on a glass bottom ferry and discover the highlights of the area.

        Thrill seekers can try parasailing to get an unforgettable aerial view of the resort or take a Fly board to be thrust into the air by a water jet and flip back into the sea. Check out a first-timer’s guide to the Canary Islands for more activities in Gran Canaria

        Anfi del Mar is a Gran Canaria beach with fine white sand © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: Try Beach Club Maroa, on the island, for your evening cocktail, and enjoy the sunset.


        Still going west, Amadores Beach is in a beautiful curved bay with turquoise sea and white sand, overlooked by stark cliffs. Created in 2002, this resort is a welcome respite from the busier Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria.

        Since it’s situated in a cove, the waters are calm and well-protected from the rough waves of the Atlantic. This makes it an excellent place for swimming and paddling. The coral sand means people can lie on the beach all day without getting burned, although you still might want to hire a sun lounger.

        There’s a ban on loud music and boisterous beach games and, since it’s almost a kilometre long, it never gets crowded. In 2004, Amadores was awarded the Blue Flag certification for the quality of its services.

        Amadores beach with it’s turquoise water© Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: take the 3 kilometre ocean front walk along the cliff between Amadores and Puerto Rico for stunning views.

        Puerto de Mogán

        The most westerly resort on the southern coast, this coastal village lies at the mouth of a steep sided valley, its charming white buildings contrasting with the mountain landscape behind.

        As well as a fishing port and yacht marina, there’s a sandy beach, protected by the port and a breakwater. This makes it perfect for families, as the waters are calm, there are no stones and the sand is fine and golden.

        It’s also great for snorkelling as the sea is shallow and clear. For larger marine life, go to the marina and head beneath the waves in a yellow submarine or take a whale watching trip. Keen anglers can set out on deep-sea fishing expeditions.

        Puerto de Mogán has a great beach for snorkeling © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: explore the resort’s “Little Venice”, a scenic network of canals and bridges with colourful subtropical blossoms and blooms.

        Best Gran Canaria Beaches on the West Coast

        Explore the area’s isolated coves and natural rock pools.

        Güi Güi

        This is Gran Canarias’s Shangri La. The two beaches here on the west coast, dominated by high cliffs, are so remote they’re almost always deserted. The only way of getting there is on foot or by boat. It’s a tough two and a half hour hike from Tasartico, or persuade a fisherman to take you from Mogán or La Aldea.

        Güi Güi Grande is the first you get to and is small, only 350 m long. It’s named after the size of the barranco or canyon, rather than the beach. Güi Güii Chico is just south of its little neighbour and is almost twice as big. You reach it by scrambling over the rocks but be careful as it gets cut off at high tide.

        You’re rewarded by a refreshing swim in cool crystal clear waters, surrounded by pristine water, and some of the best sunsets in Gran Canaria, The beaches are at their sandiest during the summer months as, in winter they can disappear completely.

        GüiGüi beach is a small remote beach in Gran Canaria perfect for a sunset swim © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: take plenty of walker and snacks as you’re unlikely to find any supplies here.

        Agaete Natural Pools

        North of Güi, and far more accessible is the tiny fishing village of Puerto de Las Nieves, a cluster of attractive blue and white Canarian houses. From the harbour, the Paseo de los Poetas, lined with restaurants, craft shops and galleries, leads along the shore, to the natural pools of Las Salinas.

        For centuries, they were used to harvest salt, but now make the perfect bathing spot. Swimmers are protected from the crashing waves by rock barriers and it’s an exhilarating experience as the sea water rushes in. The three pools are connected by volcanic tubes and there are flat areas for sunbathing. The lush green pine forest mountainside makes for an attractive backdrop.

        After your swim, visit the nearby Maipés Archaeological Park, situated on a great lava flow at the foot of the Pinar de Tamadaba. This is where the Guanches, Gran Canaria’s original inhabitants, choose to honour their dead. There are over 700 tombs of various types and sizes, including huge burial mounds constructed with volcanic stones, dating from around 1300 years ago.

        Agaete Natural Pools © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: try the local speciality – caldo de pescado, a delicious fish soup.

        Best Gran Canaria Beaches on the East Coast

        Las Canteras

        The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is home to Las Canteras, one of the best urban beaches in Europe Dropdown content. It stretches for almost 4km and starts in the north at La Puntilla, the golden sand fringed with coconut palms and fishing boats. At La Cicer, the southern end, surfers ride the crashing breakers in a haze of sea mist.

        In between, a natural offshore lava reef acts as a wave break, calming the waters and protecting the marine life that makes Las Canteras a top snorkelling spot. It’s a good place for families as children can bathe in the shallows, overseen by lifeguards, while parents take the sun from their hammocks. The more sportive can enjoy a variety of beach games including volleyball and football.

        Alongside, the lively Paseo de las Canteras promenade has amenities including showers and spas. It’s also packed with shops, open-air restaurants, snack bars and ice cream parlours. Sit and enjoy some tapas, people watch over a cool drink and be amused by the street entertainers.

        Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Las Canteras Beach © Visit Gran Canaria

        Tip: Watch locals jump into the sea from the rock, Peña La Vieja, and dare to try it yourself.

        This article was written in partnership with Visit Gran Canaria.

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        Located in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, a few steps from Playa de Puerto Rico and a 13-minute walk from Amadores Beach, San Juan Beach offers a garden and air conditioning. This vacation home has free private parking, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

        The vacation home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

        Playa de Tauro is a 20-minute walk from the vacation home, while Playa de Amadores is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Gran Canaria, 46.7 km from San Juan Beach, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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          In Puerto Rico we have wonderful weather all year around, so any time would be good!!
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        Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).

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        A damage deposit of EUR 150 is required. The property charges this 7 days before arrival. This will be collected by bank transfer. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.

        Children & Beds

        Child policies

        Children of all ages are welcome.

        Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

        To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

        Crib and extra bed policies

        No cribs or extra beds are available.

        No age restriction

        There’s no age requirement for check-in

        Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


        Parties/events are not allowed

        Quiet hours

        Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


        Pets are not allowed.


        Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria for holidays

        Where are the most beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria? This charming holiday destination boasts some of the top Canary Island beaches. Dive in.

        Situated 150km off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria offers a delicious choice of more than 80 stretches of white sand, pebble and black volcanic beaches with glittering turquoise waters so stunning that it lays claim to many of the top Canary Island beaches.You’ll discover beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria to suit very activity and mood, from family-friendly sands patrolled by lifeguards enabling you to let your kids splash around without any worries, to romantic secluded coves, urban beaches within striking distance of chic shops and cool restaurants and bars, to watersports hubs and party beaches where DJs play summertime tunes on the sands.There’s another good reason to the love the best beaches in the Canary Islands – the sun is pretty much always shining, with temperatures between 19º and 25º year-round. Question is which ones will wow you the most? To whet your appetite, check out our round up of ten of the most beautiful beaches – and book a hotel like Occidental Margaritas in Gran Canaria for summer 2018…

        Fancy sitting on the dock of a bay, watching boat bob and the world go by? Located in the charming resort of Puerto de Mogán, its eponymous golden sand beach runs adjacent to a fabulous marina and port. Here, you can enjoy a spot of fishing or lounge on a sunbed. There’s also canoes and pedaloes for hire and some great beach bars.

        If you love city beaches, you’ll simply adore Las Canteras, which is widely regarded as one of Europe’s best urban beaches. Situated bang in the centre of the island’s capital, Las Palmas, here you’ll find 3.5km of golden sands stretching around a beautiful bay and a wealth of sporty and hedonistic delights.As the entire beach is a marine reserve, Las Canteras is the island’s top hotspot for snorkelling and whether you plan to dive into the calm waters or flop on the sand the sheltered bay ensures windless weather practically all year. You’ll find a great choice of bars and restaurants on and close to the sands, and the top haunts of the city centre are within easy reach.

        If Amadores Beach with its soft white powder sands reminiscent of the Caribbean strikes you as looking palpably different from its neighbours, there’s a good reason why – it’s beautiful but man-made. Situated near Puerto Rico, you can get here via the clifftop walks that run from Puerto Rica beach to the marina. This is also a great spot for dinner as there’s a fabulous choice of restaurants and bars.

        If you prefer your beach off the beaten tourist track and seek a thoroughly authentic Canarian beach experience, simply follow the locals to their favourite playground by the sea. Guayedra beach is a pristine mix of pebbles and black volcanic sand, located in a lush valley studded with palm trees on the northern coast.

        Famous for its vast, undulating dunes, Las Maspalomas is picture perfect – in fact, images of its rolling landscape often grace the covers of travel guide books and tourism ads for Gran Canaria. Along with its adjoining sister beach of Playa del Ingles, it stretches more than 6km and its calm, shallow waters make it a top choice for swimming and snorkelling. The sand dunes are protected ecosystems but you can explore them by following the designated and signposted walking routes. To avoid any surprises, be aware that there is a famous section of sand for nudists located amongst the biggest sand dunes in the middle of this beach.

        Looking for a peaceful hotspot to lay your towel far from the madding crowds? Aguadulce is a little peach and a stretch of golden rather than black volcanic sands. Situated on the east coast of the island it’s generally sparsely populated making this a good choice for those who want to chill out with a book or snooze on the sand.

        But if an ‘away from it all’ beach that also feeds your thirst for active pursuits is what you’re after, then Güigüí Beach, the island’s most unspoilt and remote beach is guaranteed to impress you the most. And when we say remote we’re not exaggerating – you’ll have to be up for a three-hour hike through a countryside path to get here – or, if that sounds like hard work, jump on one of the boat tours that run from Puerto Rico.

        Who’s up for scuba? If diving is your big passion, make your way to this stunning golden sand beach – and Gran Canaria’s best diving site –  situated in a pretty little fishing village on the north-west coast. Sun-splashed throughout the year, Sardina del Norte is also blessed with great little restaurants serving up freshly-caught and grilled sardines.

        Fancy a bit of Scandi drama? Head to this golden sand beach on the south of the island and you’ll discover a hotspot favoured by Scandinavian tourists that’s largely unknown to Brits. You’ll soon see the attraction: it’s small yet perfectly ‘styled’ with charming restaurants dotted along a pretty promenade.

        If glam factor is top of your wishlist, then come and rub shoulders with the beautiful people at the exclusive Pasita Blanco beach, which can only be accessed from within the chic yacht-filled marina of the same name. If you own a gin palace or luxury home in the marina complex, you can drive in – if not, then you’ll have to make a not-so-swish entrance by bus to the main gate. Its exclusivity means this beach rarely gets busy and as an added bonus, the conditions for snorkeling here are excellent.

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        About the resort

        Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria (Spanish: Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria ) is a resort in the southwest of the island. This small resort town used to be a fishing village. Now its entire infrastructure is aimed at receiving and servicing tourists, and only the presence of a port reminds of the past, but it has changed its purpose and now accepts pleasure boats, yachts and catamarans. The resort town surprises and amazes with the beauty of nature, gentle sea and excellent weather.

        This is Gran Canaria’s second largest resort after Maspalomas, but boasts better weather conditions. In winter, the temperature difference between Maspalamos and Puerto Rico can reach 5-7 degrees in favor of the latter. The town is well located, it is protected by mountains from the winds that are typical for other local resorts.


        There are not many local residents in Puerto Rico – about 3 thousand people, during the season the resort can receive up to 30 thousand tourists at the same time.

        The resort was built in the 80s of the past
        centuries, this is confirmed by the architectural
        the style in which almost
        all hotels and apartment complexes in
        city. Similar snow-white buildings
        located on the hills around the natural
        bays. This is another feature of the resort.
        – to many hotels and apartments you can
        access only by stairs.


        Climate in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria
        due to the proximity of the coast of Africa,
        Canary current and relief of the island.
        The climate in Puerto Rico has been named the most
        auspicious in the world, so high
        the estimate is explained by the even temperature
        mode without significant fluctuations,
        stable humidity and
        atmospheric pressure. Even in the most
        cold winter months temperature
        air during the day does not fall below + 20-21 ° С,
        and the ocean water does not cool below +18°C.

        Summer in Puerto Rico is also not very hot, in the daytime the air usually warms up to +27-28°C, the water heats up to +22-23°C. The hottest month in Puerto Rico is August and the coldest month is January.

        All year weather in Puerto Rico
        sunny, almost never in the sky


        You can get to the resort of Puerto Rico by plane, but there are no direct flights from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus to Gran Canaria. You will have to fly with a transfer, most of all inexpensive offers with a transfer in Madrid or Barcelona. The flight from Moscow will take about 8 hours, not counting the waiting time for the next flight.

        Flights to Gran Canaria

        Gran Canaria Airport is located in
        capital of Las Palmas. From airport to
        Puerto Rico can be reached by shuttle
        by bus number 91, by taxi, shuttle or by taking
        car for rent.

        The distance between the airport and Puerto Rico is 64 km.


        Regular buses Global Las Palmas is easy to recognize, they are bright green. Bus number 91 stops (see the schedule) opposite the entrance to the international terminal. That is, having received luggage, you must go up one level to the departure area.

        Bus number 91 is an express bus, its first stop on the road in the village of Argentina, after which it stops at any place requested by passengers. To stop the bus, you must first press a special button at the exit. The fare is 3-9 euros, in Puerto Rico – 5 euros. You can buy a ticket from the driver. Travel time is about 50 minutes. The bus is comfortable and air conditioned. A great option to quickly and inexpensively get to the place of rest.

        The second option is bus number 1 (see the schedule), but it does not call at the airport, its stop is located across the street from it and it stops at all stops along the way. The journey will take about 2-3 hours. This bus is convenient if you want to go to another town or get to local attractions on your own.


        If you want to get there faster, you can
        take a taxi. You don’t need to call a car
        parking is located at the exit of the airport.
        Taxis are metered as well.
        additional charge of 2 euros for
        landing at the airport. On average, cost
        a taxi from the airport to Puerto Rico will be
        50-60 euros.

        Type Time Landing Price per 1 km. Waiting hour
        Tariff 3 Working days from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm 3.15 € 1.10 € 15.05 €
        Tariff 3 Working days from 22:00 to 6:00, Sunday and holidays 3.45 € 1, 26 € 15.05 €

        Taxi charges an additional fee for entering the airport or port of 1.70 €, and calling by phone 0.50 €.

        Taxi phone number: +(34) 928-154-777


        You can also pre-order a shuttle transfer, it is cheaper than a taxi, great for large companies and allows you to inexpensively get to your vacation spot at any time days. Shuttle bass or shuttle service can be ordered through website ShuttleBus or Intui , where it is possible to order a transfer both in a group and individually. Below are the prices from the airport.


        • In the group: from 5.41 euros
        • Individually: from 40 euros

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        prices Intui

        • in the group: from 6.20 euros
        • Individually: from 53.32 euro

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        Rent a car

        For those who plan to travel around the island, renting a car will be an excellent solution. You can arrange a rental in advance, this guarantees that the car will already be waiting for you. If you rent a car in Gran Canaria spontaneously, you should contact the car rental office at the airport. Below is a link to find the lowest prices in the aggregator.

        Cheap car rental


        Internet access in Puerto Rico
        there will be no problems. If network access
        needed occasionally, you can use
        free WI-FI,
        it is available in most hotels, cafes and
        restaurants. Also during the holidays you can
        buy a prepaid mobile package
        communications of one of the operators. Worth it
        from 8 to 15 euros for 10-15 GB mobile
        internet 4G. package also
        includes some free
        sms and minutes to call in spanish

        In Puerto Rico, you can buy a Vodafone, Orange, Movistar, Lebara, Lyca Mobile SIM card. You can buy a starter pack at the airport, supermarket, operator’s office. To do this, you will need to provide a passport and sign an agreement.

        You can replenish your account via the Internet,
        at the supermarket checkout, in the mobile office

        If the priority is large
        stock of Internet traffic worth paying
        attention to Orange tariffs.
        This mobile operator focuses on
        Internet, it is most often chosen in
        as a home provider
        the Internet. Monthly traffic is
        limited, but after 50 GB speed
        connections are significantly reduced.

        Guide in Russian recommends you the best rate in Spain with Orange. Here you save, and all the more so because you can buy or order a SIM card while in Russia, that is, in advance. You do not need to look for an office in Europe and study the proposed rates. To get a 10% discount from our travel site, use the coupon:

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        There are two beaches in Puerto Rico: Playa de Puerto Rico and Playa de Amadores. Both beaches are artificially created and are located in bays.

        Puerto Rico Beach

        Playa Puerto Rico Beach

        Playa de Puerto Rico – City beach located at the port where yachts and pleasure boats moor. Such proximity does not violate the comfort of vacationers and makes it possible at any time to go on a boat trip or indulge in your favorite sports.

        The beach is covered with imported white sand
        from the Sahara and has a gentle entry into the water.
        On both sides there are breakwaters,
        so the ocean is always calm. He is comfortable
        for holidays with children.

        • Beach length: 280 m.
        • Width: 80 m.
          Lots of cafes and restaurants where you can
          have a delicious lunch.

          The resort is known as the center of water sports and entertainment in Gran Canaria, on the beach there are surfing and diving clubs, kayak rentals, jet skis. Nearby is the water park “Atlantis”. Boat trips on catamarans and yachts are organized, sport fishing competitions are also regularly held.

          The beach is well equipped, you can rent
          take a sunbed and an umbrella (3-3.5 euros), they work
          showers (2 euros) and toilets (0.60 euros).

          Los Amadores beach

          Photo – Los Amadores beach

          Playa de los Amadores – the second beach of the resort, considered one of the best in Gran Canaria. It is located some distance from the city center, but it is connected to Playa Puerto Rico by a boardwalk, along the way you can enjoy magnificent views of the ocean.

          sand and has a gentle entrance to the water. Length
          beach about a kilometer. Next to him is
          free parking. Great fit
          for a relaxing holiday with children, for them
          There is a small playground for children.

          infrastructure, hammocks for rent,
          umbrellas, showers and toilets.
          The cost of services is the same as on the beach
          Puerto Rico.

          It is adapted for people with disabilities

          Lovers of outdoor activities and water
          entertainment can ride a banana,
          hydrocycle, catamaran.

          Nearby there are several restaurants and cafes where you can eat inexpensively and tasty. The cost of a complex breakfast is 7-10 euros, lunch from 8 euros.


          Puerto Rico has hotels for every taste
          and a wallet, but it’s better to book them
          in advance, the most interesting options
          often busy for the whole season as early as January.
          Which hotel to choose? How much is the room
          in Puerto Rico hotels? It all depends on
          stardom, distance from the beach and
          offered services.

          Near Playa de los Amadores is one of the best hotels in the resort Gloria Palace Royal Hotel and Spa 4* . It is perfect for a relaxing holiday and offers high quality service.

          Another popular hotel Riu Vistamar 4 * , the hotel offers holidays on the concept of All inclusive . It is located on the top of a hill with great views of the city and Amadores beach.

          Servatur Puerto Azul Hotel 4* is a family hotel operating under the All Inclusive system. Located near the city beach.

          Altamadores is a hillside hotel overlooking Amadores Beach. The hotel is small, only 95 rooms, works on an all-inclusive basis. Not far from the hotel is the shopping center “Europe”.

          Gloria Palace Amadores 4* overlooking the ocean is another great hotel on the coast. This hotel operates the only one in the resort Thalasso Spa . Guests of the hotel also like the infinity pool, which offers great views of the ocean.

          Aparthotels are also popular in the resort, where you can rent rooms with a separate kitchen and without additional service. One of the best complexes Altamar is located between the two beaches of the resort. The complex has 257 apartments and two swimming pools with sun loungers and umbrellas.

          Apartment Gran Amadores is located just 200 meters from Los Amadores Beach. Rooms on higher floors offer ocean views.

          Terraza Amadores is located just a short walk from Amadores Beach. This self-catering accommodation is ideal for those looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

          Terraza Amadores has a supermarket, an adult pool and a children’s pool.

          Attractions and activities

          The resort offers entertainment for
          children and adults. If you are tired of the beach
          rest, you can have fun playing big
          tennis, mini golf or go to
          a nightclub or bar where they play all night
          music and the fun never stops.

          Angry Birds Activity Park

          The main place for children’s entertainment Angry Birds Activity Park , where young visitors will find 25 different attractions created based on their favorite computer game and cartoons. Park Angry Birds Activity Park occupies 5 thousand square meters. meters and is able to simultaneously receive about 1200 visitors. The entrance ticket costs 15 euros.

          The park is open from 10-00 to 23-30, the entrance ticket is valid all day.

          Mini golf


          For only 5 euros you can have a great time in Mini Golf Neptuno . This is a great mini-golf course with a nautical theme. 18 holes are available, it is interesting to play, the difficulty level is medium. The game usually takes about 1-1.5 hours.

          Dolphin Sea Tour

          Dolphin Sea Trip

          From the sea port you can go looking for dolphins to watch them in their natural environment. Usually the trip is not burdensome and takes 2-3 hours. The boat for a walk has a glass bottom and allows you to see the dolphins very close. You can also observe the diversity of the underwater world. Daily on board Spirit of the Seas going to sea.

          What’s included in the tour:

          • Pickup from: Puerto de Mogán, Taurito, Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, San Agustin and Baia Feliz.
          • Alcoholic drinks

          Cost: 35 euros for adults and 20 euros for children. It is better to buy tickets in advance, at least two days in advance.

          Getting there:

          • Address: Puerto Base Puerto Base, justo frente a la barrera de paso, 35130 Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
          • Coordinates: 27.782504, -15.711550

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          The resort is famous for its nightlife,
          so if you like good music
          and inexpensive drinks, worth a go
          at the Puerto Rico Mall, located
          in the center. There are a lot of people working there
          bars where you can see professional
          shows and live performances by artists, and
          also dance until the morning in discos.

          Another place for evening and night entertainment – Europa Center offers quieter options such as family bars with karaoke, children’s entertainment and quiet cafes and bars where you can listen to good music and have a drink. In the Europa Center you can also play billiards, tennis, mini-golf, jump on trampolines.


          Submarine in Gran Canaria

          In the neighboring resort of Puerto de Mogán, 15 km away, there is a modern submarine in the port. Every day, underwater excursions are made on it to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, to a depth of 30 meters. If you want to get acquainted with underwater marine inhabitants and you are interested in what is under water, then be sure to visit this type of service. It is interesting. You are on the ship for 40 minutes.



          Puerto Rico continues to develop, delighting tourists and shoppers. One of the most popular places for shopping and leisure is the Europa Center Shopping Center, which brings together the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops on the island.

          Second largest mall in
          Puerto Rico is located in the very center
          resort. It employs branded
          shops of popular brands Mango and Charol, and
          also discount shops, souvenir
          shops, pharmacies, Internet cafes, restaurants,
          cafes and bars. Also in the mall
          there are two large supermarkets, where
          You can buy food and fruits. McDonalds , Starbucks and others. There is also a large SuperDino supermarket.

          At the beginning of 2019, a new market opened at the resort, it is located on the main road from McDonald’s, past the Puerto Rico Mall, opposite the Mega Mall.

          This is not a market in the usual sense, this is a place where it is pleasant to wander, leisurely shopping, alternating shopping with visiting cafes and restaurants. The market area is decorated with vertical gardens and fountains. You can leave your car in the underground parking.

          The market has the second largest supermarket in Gran Canaria Spar .


          The choice of restaurants is huge, the only
          the problem you are facing is
          it’s a choice issue.

          Most restaurants, cafes, bars are concentrated in Puerto Rico Mall, Europe Center and The Market Puerto Rico , as well as near the beaches.

          The Mall of Puerto Rico has restaurants with a variety of cuisines: Chinese, fast food, Indian, Mexican. There are also buffet restaurants where you pay a certain amount and eat as much as you want. The best restaurants in this place are Balcon Canario and San Miguel serving traditional Canarian cuisine.

          Choice of restaurants in the Europa Center
          smaller, but there are quite interesting
          establishments such as a Chinese restaurant
          with a buffet at a price of 6 euros with

          Grill lovers should visit the restaurant Grill Costa Mar located in the harbor.


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          The beaches of Gran Canaria – Arrivo

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          Playa de Las Canteras

          This is a huge strip of golden sand, located in the heart of Las Palmas. It stretches for more than 3 kilometers and is popular with tourists and residents of the city.

          Ideal conditions for all water sports, volleyball.

          Lots of shops, outdoor restaurants, snack bars and cafes.

          Sunbeds and umbrellas for rent: 09:00 – 17:00. Average water temperature: 20 – 21 degrees.

          Las Canteras beach is one of the best in Gran Canaria.

          Address: Paseo de las Canteras,35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

          Las Alcaravaneras (Playa de las Alcaravaneras)

          The beach, 1000 meters long and 85 meters wide, is located in the capital city of Las Palmas. Whatever day of the week you come to this golden strip of fine sand, it will not be difficult for you to find a great place where you can relax in peace.

          Refreshments are sold at the kiosks and there is an excellent selection of cafes and bars nearby. There are also sunbeds and showers on the beach.

          Cheap buses run from most major resorts to the beach. If you need to park your car, look for the appropriate road sign. Car parking here is relatively inexpensive.

          Address: LasPalmasdeGranCanaria

          Playa de San Agustin

          The beach stretches for approximately 670 meters, it has a slight slope and is well protected from the waves.

          You will love this dark sandy beach. Here you will have plenty of space in order to properly settle down, and in addition, you will rest in peace and quiet.

          On the promenade you will find several excellent restaurants, as well as a range of cafes, bars and shops. There are showers right on the beach. Buses run to this resort, and in addition, there is parking for cars.

          Address: San Agustin, Gran Canaria, San Bartolomé de Tirajana

          Playa del Inglés

          The 2.7 km long beach of Gran Canaria is extremely popular throughout the year and is the busiest tourist route in all of Spain .

          This beach is full of sunshine and activities, offering a wide range of leisure and sports activities including jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and more.

          Along the beach there are a large number of public toilets and showers, as well as kiosks selling chilled drinks, ice cream, etc. For the disabled, there are several ramps that descend directly to the sand.

          Address: Playa del Ingles, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria

          Playa de las Burras

          Playa de las Burras is located next to Playa del Ingles.

          To the east of Playa de las Burras, you will find the sand dunes of Maspalomas.

          Next to the dunes there is an area where nudists gather, as well as another special area near “Bar 7”, popular among homosexuals.

          Playa de Maspalomas

          This is just a beautiful place. You have to see it with your own eyes to believe it exists!

          Wind-sculpted sand dune sculptures of fine white sand and the blue sea in front. This is indeed an amazing sight.

          Maspalomas beach is divided into four zones: the first is great for families with children, the second and fourth are for nudists, and the third is popular among homosexuals.

          Sports and entertainment facilities are available here, including showers and a variety of beach bars, restaurants and shops.

          Buses drop off passengers next to the dunes. Nearby there are many places where you can park your car for free right on the street, as well as special parking lots.

          This is one of the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria.

          Playa de Puerto Rico

          The beach is famous for being the sunniest place in Gran Canaria.

          There is always a gentle breeze blowing here and the sea is calm – ideal conditions for taking a dip in the warm waters of the Atlantic.

          Numerous bars and cafes are open along the beach. There is convenient parking, sunbeds, awnings and a number of showers are always at your service.

          The beach is wheelchair accessible. There are inexpensive buses from all major tourist spots.

          Address: Mogán, Gran Canaria

          Playa de Amadores

          The beach is located on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria.

          On the shore of a large bay, perfectly protected from the elements, there is an 800-meter strip of golden sand, which is washed by crystal clear waters.

          This calm and quiet place has become a favorite for those who would like to be together in a romantic setting and spend a day in the sun. It is not surprising, therefore, that the very name Playa de Amadores means in Spanish “Lovers’ Beach”.

          There is a large selection of bars and restaurants.

          Recommended Playa de Amadores is a great place to watch the sun go down behind the volcanic peak of Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife. This sunset is a truly breathtaking sight.

          Address: Puerto Rico, Dunas Amadores, 35130MOGAN

          PLAYA-de MOGANA, PLOSOSED POLOSTIONS, PERFECTIONAL, well-defended, well-defended, well-defended, well-defended, well-groomed, well is popular with family vacationers.

          The clear waters are calm and the sea around the breakwater is a great place for snorkeling as there is a wide variety of fish.

          The beach offers sunbeds, awnings, pedal boats and canoes for rent. The kiosks sell chilled drinks and snacks.

          Parking places are located along the road, and in addition, there is a parking lot next to the beach. Buses run frequently and there is a taxi rank.

          Playa de Mogan is recognized as one of the best beaches in Spain.

          Playa Taurito

          A beach between Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan on the south coast of Gran Canaria.

          Soft sand and sparkling water – that’s what you’ll find on the picturesque beach. A wonderful opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of an oasis of peace and tranquility.

          Near the beach there are a number of cafes, restaurants, shops and snack bars.

          A wide range of water sports and activities are available, including fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving, as well as boat trips and walks.

          Buses run to Playa Taurito from many places on the island. At the beach there is a large underground parking and a taxi rank.

          Playa de Meloneras

          Beautiful beach located in the south of Gran Canaria. The water here is warm and calm, great for swimming. The sand underfoot is golden and soft.

          Near the beach there are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes offering cold drinks, snacks and international cuisine to choose from. Among others, a fine Spanish restaurant stands out here, famous for its paellas.

          Buses are frequent, there are several car parks. There are good conditions for disabled access.

          Playa de Guigui

          The most beautiful “wild” beach of the island of Gran Canaria.

          Fine sand, golden yellow, it stretches for hundreds of meters in length and tens of meters in width. The water is crystal clear, turquoise. Brown-red rocks contrast with green algae. This paradise is located at the exit to the coast of two mountain gorges. You can get here only through the mountains or by sea; the journey on foot is tiring and dangerous. Delivery by water will be expensive, in addition, you will have to swim to the shore. Of course, the place is worth the sacrifice. The main thing is not to forget about sun protection, the beach is “wild”, and there is nowhere to hide from the scorching rays.

          A marked mountain trail to the beach starts about 1 km from the village of Tasartico on the west coast. You will need sports shoes, drinking water and 5 hours of free time.

          Address: Tasartico, La Aldeade San Nicolás, LacPalmas

          All the beaches of Gran Canaria will delight you with a beautiful coastline and good infrastructure. Have a nice holiday!

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          Featuring air conditioning, Puerto Rico Playa is located in Mogán, 1. 6 km from Playa de Tauro. It offers a balcony, free private parking and free Wi-Fi.

          The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bidet.

          Offers a terrace.

          Couples especially like the location – they rated accommodation in the area for a trip as a couple at 9.6 .

          Puerto Rico Playa has been welcoming guests since Oct 28, 2019 2019.

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          • La Playa de Tauro beach

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          • Anfi Beach

            8.7 Stunning beach

            2.3 km from the option of accommodation

          • Losfrales beach

            8.3 Very good beach

            2.6 km from the placement option

          • Playa de Patalavaca

            8. 2 Very nice beach

            2.9 km from the property

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          Free private parking on site (reservation required) .

          • Electric vehicle charging station

          • Street parking

          • Secure parking


          Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

          Eat when it suits you

          • Dining table

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          • Oven

          • Kitchenware

          • Washing machine

          • Microwave

          • Refrigerator

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          • Wardrobe or wardrobe


          • Toilet paper

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          • Bidet

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          • Shared bathroom

          • Hair dryer

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          Seating area

          Here everyone will be together

          • Dining area

          • Sofa

          • Seating area

          Media and technology

          Fun for everyone under one roof

          • Flat screen TV

          • Cable channels

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          Extra comfort

          • Socket next to the bed

          • Sofa bed

          • Clothes dryer

          • Clothes hanger

          • Tiled/marble floor

          • Iron


          • Access ladder to upper floors


          Time to unwind

          • Beach (first line)

          • Balcony

          • Terrace

          Sports and recreation

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          • Air conditioner

          • Non-smoking throughout

          • Heating

          • Non-smoking rooms

          The staff speaks these languages

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          • Italian

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          Pets are not allowed.


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          Top 27 Best Beaches in Gran Canaria for a pleasant stay

          The beaches of Gran Canaria are varied and numerous. You can relax on the sea here at any time of the year. Gran Canaria ranks third in area among the islands of the Canary archipelago. Tourists are attracted here by numerous sights, entertainment centers and original local culture.

          The best beaches in Gran Canaria.


          • Features of the beaches of Grand Canarius
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          Features of the beaches of Gran Canaria

          The beaches on the island have a number of distinctive features:

          • due to the climate, you can swim on the island all year round;
          • all beaches are owned by local authorities, there is no entry fee;
          • urban coastal zone has a developed infrastructure, including showers, changing cabins.

          Beaches of Gran Canaria

          The total length of the coastline suitable for swimming is more than 60 km. In total, Gran Canaria has dozens of beaches that differ in conditions and infrastructure.


          Maspalomas is located in the south of the island and covers about 4 km of coastline. Conventionally, the territory is divided into 4 zones: the 1st part is chosen by vacationers with families, the 2nd and 4th are a haven for nudists, and the 3rd are the representatives of non-traditional orientation.

          Dunes of Maspalomas.

          The most famous natural attraction of Gran Canaria, the Dunes of Maspalomas, adjoins the beach directly. Nudist areas are marked with special posters.

          You can get here by car or regular bus.

          Address: 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.736, -15.583


          Amadores stretches for 800 meters near the resort of Puerto Rico in the southwestern part of the island. Popular with families and couples. This is a peaceful place for a relaxing holiday. Since 2004, Amadores has been awarded the Blue Flag every year.

          Amadores family beach.

          The beach is artificial, stone breakwaters protect the lagoon from the waves. There is a promenade along the coast. It is easy to find free car parking.

          In the evenings it is quiet and peaceful here. Fans of noisy nightlife and active entertainment should go to Puerto Rico. It is located just a 15-minute leisurely walk from Amadores.

          Address: Calle San Borondón, 1, 35130 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.790, -15.723

          Puerto Rico

          City beach is artificial. Beautiful golden sand was brought from the Sahara. Puerto Rico stretches along the main street of the city, which is always noisy and crowded.

          Sand on the beach of Puerto Rico brought from the Sahara.

          There are especially many tourists from Germany and England. Nearby are 2 small bays, where excitement is observed infrequently. Picturesque cliffs protect the lagoon from the ocean.

          Address: Paseo Marítimo, 83, 35130 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.784, -15.713

          Las Canteras

          This is the main city beach of the capital of the island, Las Palmas. Las Cantares has a length of about 3 km and is covered with fine golden sand. Marked with the Blue Flag. The Las Cantares lagoon is protected by a sandstone breakwater. Swimming with children is safe and comfortable. Nearby you can find a large number of cafes and shops.

          Las Canteras main beach.

          Address: Paseo las Canteras, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 28.143, -15.432

          Anfi del Mar

          Playa Anfi del Mar is a picturesque beach located in a bay protected from the waves. Located in the south of the island. The coast is covered with imported white sand and surrounded by palm trees. Nearby there is a resort complex with swimming pools, gardens, golf courses, shopping center and cafes.

          White sand on Anfi del Mar beach.

          Address: Calle Anfi del Mar, 2, 35129 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.77, -15.695


          A small coastal area with black sand of volcanic origin. It is located in the resort village of the same name in the northeast of the island. Popular with locals who value this place for its beauty and privacy. Nearby is the reef Bufadero de la Garita. You can get to the beach by bus or car.

          Melenara beach with black sand.

          Address: Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.987, -15.375

          San Agustín

          San Augustin is located in the resort area of ​​Maspalomas in the south of the island. The length is about 2 km. The coast is covered with dark sand. In the northern part there are beautiful rocks. The entrance to the water is gentle. Not far from the beach there is the only casino in Gran Canaria.

          San Agustin Beach.

          Address: Calle las Acacias, 1, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27. 769, -15.541

          Playa de Arguineguin

          Playa de Arguineguin is located next to the fishing village of the same name in the southwest islands. The place is popular with tourists from Norway. Residents of this country love to come here on vacation in the winter. The beach is covered with dark sand.

          Cozy beach Playa de Arguineguin.

          Address: Calle Juan Juana, 1, 35120 Arguineguin, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.756, -15.681


          Mogan is one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Canary archipelago. Located next to the new part of the fishing village of Puerto de Mogán in the southwest of Gran Canaria.

          Mogan beach with golden sand.

          Here you can find many picturesque canals and bridges, so the resort is often called the “Canary Venice”. The coastal area is covered with golden sand, imported from Africa, and has a length of about 200 m.

          Nearby is the yacht port, shops, cafes and restaurants. From the city can be reached by bus or car. This place is suitable for a relaxing family pastime.

          Address: Calle Alcalde Miguel Marrero, 19, 35139 Lomo Quiebre, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.818, -15.763


          A small artificial beach located in a small bay between Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico. The coast is covered with dark volcanic sand, occasionally there are large stones.

          The man-made beach of Taurito.

          There are bars, cafes and shops. Fishing, boat trips, scuba diving are offered for tourists. Nearby is a taxi rank and paid underground parking.

          Address: 35138 Taurito, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.814, -15.753


          Guayedra is located near the village of Agaete in the north of Gran Canaria. You can get there by walking along a mountain path or by boat by sea. There are very few people on Guaedra. There is no infrastructure nearby.

          Guayedra rocky beach.

          The beach is located in a beautiful rocky bay. Waves are rare here.

          Guayedra beach is often visited by nudists. In clear weather, you can see the top of the Teide volcano on the neighboring island of Tenerife from here.

          Address: 35489 Agaete, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 28.086, -15.709


          Las Marañuelas is located in the village of Arguineguin on the southwest coast. The coastal line is covered with yellow-gray sand. The length of the beach is more than 350 m. The mountains protect Maranulas well from the winds. Entry into the water is smooth, waves are rarely observed.

          Maranoulas with a length of 350 m.

          Address: Av. del Muelle, 35120 Arguineguin, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.759, -15.682

          Playa del Inglés

          The beach is located south of the dunes of Maspalomas. The beach is covered with fine golden sand. Entry into the sea is smooth. Good facilities are available including changing cabins, rinsing showers, sun lounger and umbrella rentals. There are free parking spaces nearby. Vacationers can visit cafes and bars, shops located in Maspalomas.

          Playa del Inglés with a smooth entrance to the sea.

          Address: 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.755, -15.566

          Puerto de las Nieves

          The beach is located in the northwestern part of the island. Puerto de las Nieves is covered with small pebbles and gray sand. There are many palm trees on the shore. This is a picturesque and sparsely populated place, well suited for a peaceful holiday.

          Puerto de las Nieves beach.

          Address: Ctra. al Puerto de las Nieves, 0, 35489Puerto de las Nieves, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 28.100, -15.708


          Patalavaca is located in the village of Patalavaca on the southwest coast. The beach is covered with gray sand of natural origin. Tourists can rent umbrellas and sun loungers. Nearby there is a cafe where you can have a bite to eat and drink a cocktail.

          Patalavaca with gray sand.

          Address: 35129 Patalavaca, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27. 77, -15.688


          One of the most beautiful beaches of Gran Canaria is located on the west coast of the island. Gigi is remote from the best resorts, so few vacationers visit it. You can get to the beach by boat from Aldea, Puerto de Mogan or Puerto Rico.

          Gigi Beach – Surrounded by rocks.

          Another way is to walk across rough terrain for up to 2.5 hours. The beach is covered with gray sand and surrounded by picturesque cliffs of bizarre shapes. There is no developed infrastructure on Gi-Ki.

          Address: de Güigüí Chico, Barranco, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.948, -15.827


          The beach area of ​​Aguadulce is located in a small bay surrounded by cliffs, near the village of Tufia on the east coast. Clear water with excellent visibility attracts divers. The coastline is covered with golden sand. Entry into the water is convenient, without boulders and pebbles. The length of Aguadulce is about 150 m.

          Aguadulce beach in the bay.

          Address: Paseo Marítimo, numero 7, 04720 Aguadulce, Almería, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.96, -15.381


          Playa de Sardina del Norte is located in the northwest of the island, near the town of Galdar. Sardine is divided into 2 zones: on the right is a section covered with brown sand, on the left is a rocky beach. Rocks protect the bay from the waves. In windy weather, windsurfers often come here.

          Sardina Beach is protected by rocks.

          Address: Spagna, Av. Alcalde Antonio Rosas, 67A, 35469 Gáldar, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 28.151, -15.696

          El Cabron

          El Cabron is located on the territory of a marine reserve. There are no boats or sightseeing boats here. The nearest town is Arinaga. The beach is covered with beautiful golden sand. The water near the coast is clean and transparent, there are many species of fish and other representatives of the marine fauna.

          El Cabron beach with clear waters off the coast.

          Address: Calle Playa Cabron, 15A, 35118, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.870, -15.386

          Las Burras

          Las Burras is a small beach covered with gray and golden sand of natural origin. It is located in the village of San Augustin in the south of the island. There are necessary amenities – showers, toilets, changing cabins. YUPI shopping center is nearby.

          Las Burras with gray sand.

          Address: Av. Playa San Agustín, 49, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.766, -15.551

          Las Alcaravaneras

          Las Alcaravaneras – the urban beach of Las Palmas, located in the east of the city. Nearby there are cafes, bars and restaurants for all tastes. There are amenities for vacationers, including sunbed rentals, rinsing stations, changing cabins. Yacht clubs are located in the southern and northern parts. Regular buses run along the coastal territory, there are several car parks.

          Las Alcaravaneras – city beach.

          Address: 35006 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 28.130, -15.429


          A small cozy beach with gray sand is located in the resort area of ​​Maspalomas, not far from Las Burras. Playa de Cochino is located in a closed bay, so the waves at sea are not often observed here. You can get there by car or bus.

          Cochino Beach.

          Address: Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 29.03, -13.815


          The sandy beach stretches for 360 m on the northern coast of the island. There are good conditions for diving, so the place is popular with snorkellers. Playa de Puertillo has a developed infrastructure and is equipped with everything you need to relax. On the adjacent promenade, you can find numerous cafes and restaurants serving freshly caught fish.

          Playa de Puertillo on the north coast of the island.

          Address: 35414 el las, Paseo Marítimo del Puertillo, 11, 35414 El Puertillo, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 28. 151, -15.534


          Playa de Burrero is located in the vicinity of the airport in the east of the island. The nearest settlement is the town of Buriero. The coastline has a length of 400 m and is covered with dark sand and volcanic stone.

          Buriero beach with warm yellow sand.

          Address: Calle Barlovento, 35240 Ingenio, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.910, -15.386


          A small bay in which Faneroke hides is located in the east of the island, not far from Agaete. The coast is covered with black volcanic sand. You can get here on foot from the town of Agaete or by car.

          Faneroke wild beach.

          Expert opinion


          I have been living in Spain for 7 years.

          The beach is wild, there are no amenities. Often there are strong waves at sea. You need to enter it with caution.

          It is safer to swim with children in the calm, warm pools that have been naturally formed among the coastal rocks.

          Address: 35489 Agaete, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 28.107, -15.709

          Pasito Blanco

          Pasito Blanco is sparsely populated and secluded on the north coast. The coastline is covered with gray fine sand. Playa de Pasito Blanco is located near the marina.

          Pasito Blanco’s sparsely populated beach.

          No free entry. To enter the harbor area by car, you must own a property in the immediate vicinity or a yacht moored in the port of Pasito Blanco. If you leave your cars outside the gate, it’s easy to walk to the beach.

          Address: 35106 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

          Map coordinates: 27.749, -15.621


          Meloneras is located in the south of the island. It extends along the coastline northwest of the Maspalomas lighthouse. Due to the rocky entrance to the water, there are few people here. The place is suitable for sunbathing and relaxation. A promenade stretches along the coast, where you can find restaurants, bars and shops.

          Meloneras rocky beach.

          Address: C/Mar blanco, Paseo de las Meloneras, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

          Coordinates on the map: 27.738, -15.605

          Beaches of Gran Canaria on the map

          Location of beaches in Gran Canaria.

          Recommendations from tourists

          For accommodation on the island, it is more convenient to book an apartment rather than a hotel. The presence of a kitchen will allow you to prepare dishes from fresh local seafood. The difference in the cost of housing is not significant. It is better to buy products in large supermarkets. There are similar stores in major cities.

          Gran Canaria has a large number of attractions that are scattered throughout the island. You can travel by regular buses. Routes connect large settlements.

          A more convenient option is to rent a car. The rental price is low. If you have transport, you can independently visit interesting places in Gran Canaria. In high season it is better to book a car in advance.

          Guest reviews


          36 years old, Nizhny Novgorod

          “We love to visit Gran Canaria in autumn. Unlike neighboring Tenerife, it is not so crowded here. Favorite resort on the island – Amadores. A beautiful place where you can relax and swim in the sea.”


          52 years old, St. Petersburg

          “Last year we flew to the Canaries. Lived in Puerto Rico. The coastline is well maintained. Clean sand. Regularly cleaned and cleared of debris. Rest was great.”


          42 years old, Kaluga

          “We visited the island on our own. We rented a car, it was cheap. We traveled all over the island. Most of all I remember the dunes of Maspalomas and the secluded Gi-Ki.”

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          Puerto Rico in Europe – TripMag It’s like a gambling game. And the most interesting thing is that being at approximately the same distance, having a similar formation, each island opens up to us in different ways. Or maybe we see the features and differences, I don’t know for sure, but that an interesting journey comes out of this, then this is a fact !!! This time we will be looking for something unusual in Gran Canaria.

          I noticed a certain pattern when choosing our trips. And this applies to both the choice of housing and the road. This is a mandatory observance of two characteristics, namely, comfortable and inexpensive. So, hostels and 5-star hotels are not our option. But simple but bright apartments are what you need. And in the Canary Islands (Las Islas Canarias) there are plenty to choose from.
          As for where and how to get to Gran Canaria, taking into account our above stated requirements, the following photos explain everything.

          And we chose cozy accommodation through, which has been checked for a long time.
          When I was looking for a city in Gran Canaria where we could spend our vacation, my attention was drawn to a long promenade over the ocean, which connected two excellent beaches. In addition, the promenade is built in such a way that walking along it, you can see the vast expanses of the Atlantic and every time you feel the refreshing salty breeze while walking.

          So it was decided we were going to Puerto Rico. Transportation on the islands is quite convenient and understandable, therefore, using the regular GLOBAL shuttle bus from the airport to Puerto Rico, economically and comfortably, in about forty minutes, we were already dragging our suitcase up the stairs up the mountain, where our Montesol apartments were located Gran Canaria.

          As for Spain as a whole, the apartments we have chosen are quite well maintained and recently renovated.

          Owners, two brothers, young guys. And one of them is studying the Russian language. So a linguistic exchange is inevitable.
          The hotel is located on an elevated position, like many apartments in Puerto Rico. It may be difficult for someone to go up and down the stairs every time, but it was a pleasure for us to arrange such walks with obstacles during the day. In the end, there is no hurry. It’s not like running to work from lunch. You just need to remind yourself more often that you are on vacation. You can safely walk, pumping up your “fifth point”, and enjoy! By the way! the most favorable climate in the Canary archipelago.
          Yes, thanks to the unique combination of many climatic zones, Gran Canaria is called a miniature of all the Canary Islands. Warm winds, a tributary of the Gulf Stream and a mountain range that divides the island into two parts, allow you to enjoy sunny comfortable days and a warm ocean for more than 350 days a year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               *0505 But back to the apartments.

          This is the view from our balcony.

          And in the other direction

          As you can see, almost all hotels have windows overlooking the ocean. And the reverse side of the houses is turned into rock.
          Puerto Rico is located in a small valley between two mountains. Well warmed by the sun, a holiday in this city allows you to start the day with a cup of coffee under the soft sunlight and end the evening with a glass of wine under the gentle sunset.

          I strongly advise you not to be lazy and take a look at Puerto Rico from the observation deck on Av. Roque del Este. Of course, you will have to walk well up the mountain, so it is better to do it in the evening, but the view of the ocean and the surrounding area is amazing from here.

          But we got such interesting miniatures of the shopping and entertainment part of Puerto Rico.

          Since everyone has a different attitude to entertainment, I can note that for us this “entertainment zone” had a purely specific purpose – a walk for groceries in local DINO and SPAR supermarkets. And of course free WI-FI at McDonald’s, just don’t tell anyone!!!
          In general, there are a lot of bars, cafes, eateries with different cuisines of the world. So, if you do not like to cook, then you will not be left hungry here. There are shops for cosmetics, perfumes, swimwear and more. But it was a little disappointing that only MANGO was branded.
          Although our apartment was “high above sea level”, the evening musical accompaniment reached our bedroom. So disco lovers will find their dance floor here. We are more interested in natural relaxation. So we move closer to the beach. We’re actually going down.

          At first glance it may seem that the beach is quite far away, but it is not at all. Due to the steep descents and ascents, the main attractions are located close. Moreover, you can walk along a safe sidewalk along the road or up the stairs. Well, as for the “weight of lifting”, I’ll say that some even arranged a morning run on this “track” and felt good at the same time.

          On the way to the beach there is a bus stop with a timetable and a tourist information point where you can buy tickets for various trips on the spot. By the way, a bus from the airport arrives here and then runs around the island. So it is convenient and close to those travelers who take a break from the steering wheel.

          Not far from the roundabout with a fountain, there is a small square where you can relax on the benches, as well as a children’s area and the Angry Birds theme park. Here you can also play mini-golf for a fee. As far as we noticed, in the evening, the place is very popular, especially for companies.
          And for those who do not want to lose precious minutes of rest while waiting for a green traffic light on the way to the beach, there is an underground passage.

          But do not forget about the natural decoration that accompanied our walks every day. Tall palm trees, bright flowers, all kinds of fruits, the sonorous singing of birds, the gentle sun …

          In front of the beach there is a SPAR grocery store and a green park where, under the shade of southern trees, you can eat ice cream or watch dogs walk.

          Puerto Rico is not as big as it might seem. But everything is compact and convenient in it. And the presence of two beaches within walking distance, and as we later discovered, and one more, makes the rest in this city very diverse.
          So, the first beach, which is called “Puerto Rico”, is located near the port.

          The beach is landscaped, umbrellas and sun loungers are installed, but at the same time there is enough space to just lie on the sand.

          On both sides, the beach is surrounded by breakwaters, where you can also sunbathe. And in the evening, watch the fishermen or go fishing for crabs on your own, but not with a fishing rod, but with the help of a flashlight and a net. The last one is a must buy. Chasing numerous fish is great fun for both adults and children.

          Among other things, all kinds of water and underwater sports are available, it remains only to choose what exactly suits your taste.

          We really liked the beach, and we spent a lot of time on it. First, close; second, it’s clean. No algae or dirt was observed. Before sunset, they swam, dived, played … And with the onset of darkness, with a glass of wine, they counted the stars.

          But it is worth going a little forward, and the ocean will open before you all its infinity and color delight. I don’t know who came up with this promenade, but this is really the perfect place for it. It is hardly possible to describe the delight from the opening views. Just like taking your eyes off the blue abyss. And the most observant can see the underwater world. We managed to make out a standing of long thin fish and a turtle.

          There is a motor road along the promenade, and the sheer cliffs are dotted with hotels. I can imagine the views from there, and how sweet it is to sleep to the sound of the surf!

          The promenade leads to the famous Amadores beach “Playa de Amadores”, which is located between Puerto Rico “Puerto Rico” and Puerto de Mogan “Puerto de Mogan”. Apart from walking, there is a bus to the beach, just one stop and YOU are in a serene blue lagoon of tranquility. But why deny yourself such an amazing walk, where life blooms and “moves” around.

          I can’t tell you anything about the cafes, shops and other infrastructure of Amadores Beach, as we just came and enjoyed the white sand and turquoise water.

          At first glance, it seems that there are too many people, but the beach is long enough, just take a walk and find your “place in the sun”. You can also sit on the sunbeds that are installed on the breakwaters. It’s also good to watch the fishermen. And there are enough fish in the lagoon, and not small ones, although the beach is smaller compared to Puerto Rico.
          The only downside on Amadores Beach was the occasional “afternoon” algae. And since the water in the bay is calm, they accumulated near the shore and delivered not very pleasant sensations when entering the water. But when we found another great, but a bit dangerous place for a beach holiday, we just tried to visit Amadores in the morning.

          So, about the “secret place”!!! We walk along the famous promenade, admire the ocean, take pictures and get the next photo.

          I was very interested in how a couple of young people got there, and most importantly, how to get there and swim in the open ocean. And here is the answer!

          This steep staircase leads straight to where the ocean meets the rock that holds the entire boardwalk. The place is dangerous, and therefore it was first opened for public use, and then the passage was concreted. So, if you want thrills, you will have to remember a couple of stretching exercises and overcome the obstacle.

          If you do not pay much attention to some debris, here the perception of the ocean is much sharper. You can decompose on boulders and enjoy the unity with nature.

          How many bright fish are there and how reverently it is to swim in the open ocean! But when resting and taking in the heat of the gentle rocks, the falling of small stones is very often heard. So, be careful, I advise.

          there is another wonderful place where the sea walks begin, where the boats and yachts are “resting”, this is the port of the city. If we translate the name of the city of Puerto Rico from Spanish, we get “Rich Port”. It is located near the beach and is open for walking.

          In addition to sea transport, a lighthouse and huge breakwaters, here you can buy a “fishing ticket” from ordinary fishermen who, for a fee, will take you on board, provide you with a fishing rod and natural conditions for “hunting for big fish”. We, of course, also could not pass by such an offer, but I will talk about it more picturesquely in the next series :).
          The only thing to buy fresh fish in Puerto Rico, except in the supermarket, there is nowhere. And we didn’t search badly, but indeed, for some reason, there are no fish markets. This was also confirmed by the fishermen, with whom we talked a little on this topic. But in the neighboring city of Puerto de Mogan (Puerto de Mogan), about visiting which I will tell a little later, in addition to numerous fish cafes and restaurants, you can buy fish “first hand” right on the shore.

          But back to the port of Puerto Rico.

          The water here is transparent blue, which allows you to see different fish.

        Camping la gomera gratis: Hiking on the Canary Islands ‘La Gomera’ and ‘Tenerife’ – walking womad

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        Hiking on the Canary Islands ‘La Gomera’ and ‘Tenerife’ – walking womad

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        In an attempt to flee from the European winter we decided to jump on a plane to the Canary Islands and go on a 2 week hiking trip through Tenerife and La Gomera.  The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Morocco and the Sahara and most of all: they’re having a mild climate year round. It was our best (and at the same time affordable) chance to get some sun in the dark european February.

        For the first time in years I decided not to journal. I needed time off. Off media. Off. Just off! So I didn’t bring my phone, didn’t bring a journal. I only brought some small blank papers for a “just in case” bright aha-moment (which indeed happened once. Oh it was wonderful to write something down underneath the pine trees… just for me.) While hiking the PCT I experienced some pressure in “having to” journal, “having to” blog and something that I loved turned into something that I felt like I “had to” do. Not journaling on this trip through the Canary Islands took away a bit of the pressure and that one time I wrote something down I really really enjoyed it and it felt like a relieve.

        As for gear, we brought our regular lightweight set up. This time bringing a Zpacks cuben fiber camo tarp though instead of a tent and I used the Gossamer Gear Pilgrim backpack, cause my Base Pack Weight was some 3,5 kg, sub 10 pounds and there was no need to bring the bigger Gossamer Gear Gorilla. (Loved the Pilgrim by the way… I’m gonna try to do a little gear review about it soon ;c)

        Anyways. This is gonna be a small trip report. Not too much details, mostly pictures :cP Those who want more infos on hiking on Tenerife and La Gomera are welcome to get in touch and ask. As you know I’m always happy to help.

        Also I’ll add some tips and infos for hiking on the Canaries. You can find them below the day by day trip report and pics ;c)

        Here we go:

        The first 5 and a half days of our trip we spent on La Gomera. Gomera is THE hiking island. It’s small, pretty quiet compared to Tenerife, hitching is soooo frikkin easy (the mostly german tourists all have a rental car and they will pick you up the moment you get your thumb out), and the hiking paths are really well marked.

        We arrived (both kinda seasick because of the crazy sea) in San Sebastian de Gomera around noon and immediately started hiking along the GR 132, a hiking trail that goes around the island. After only 15 minutes you leave the city behind you and you’re in untouched (well almost untouched) wilderness with views off the steep cliffs on the Atlantic Ocean. We weren’t lucky in seeing whales and dolphins. But we could have been cause La Gomera is the place to be for whale and dolphin spotting.

        Here’s an overview of the stretches we hiked along the GR 132 / on La Gomera:

        O ya, what I want to remind you of: Forget about hiking big miles on the Canaries. The trails goes either up or down, mostly steep. Lots of scrambling and some boulder hopping. There are no flat stretches what so fucking ever!!! We mostly didn’t even get 12 miles a day under our belts.

        • Day 1: GR 132: San Sebastian de Gomera – Barranco de Machal – Playa de la Guancha – Barranco de la Guancha. Instead of going down to El Cabrito via the GR 132 we took the trail down northwest to Barranco Juan de Vera and back up on the other side. We slept in a goat cave almost up on the Barranco.
        • Day 2: GR 132: Cave up in Barranco Juan de Vera- Seima – Baranco de Chinguarima – Playa de Santiago. We were already 3 km north of Playa de Santiago when we wanted to make camp. A bad storm (even the airport got closed) however forced us to go back down and search for a place to stay in Playa de Santiago.
          Day 1 and 2 are actually one section if you walk the sections as given. I can however say that is a pretty long one and I’d split it.

        You won’t often find me NOT smiling. But I was in soooo much pain that day that I could hardly move. I can no longer go sit down without assistance, let alone get up without assistance. Each morning HQ had to pull me up from my sleeping pad like a potato sack and hold me for a few seconds till my legs/hips could carry my weight (good thing I’m lightweight just like my pack ;c)

        • Day 3: GR 132: Back up a few km to the airport from where we hitched up to  Alajero. By hitching we skipped a section, which didn’t seem very interesting to us. In Alajero we picked back up the GR 132 – Barranco de la Negra (this was our absolute favorite Barranco and hiking section in La Gomera) – Arguayoda – La Dama – Barranco de Iguala – Playa de Iguala. Playa the Iguala can only be reached by foot or boat and we had the whole beach to ourselves! It was absolutely amazing. We slept in some kind of cave underneath the rocks. Our own private beach. Damn what more can one ask for right?!!!

        • Day 4: GR 132: Playa de Iguala – Gerian – Crossing the Barranco de Argaga on the upper part (we decided not to go down there as it is known as a huge scramble… A scramble I’d rather go up than go down… Next time) – decending into Valle Gran Rey via the GR 132. Next time I’d skip this section. The climb up from Playa de Iguala is nice but then the stretch till the descent into Valle Gran Rey is a bit boring. The decent into Valle is beautiful but absolutely steep and exhausting and it killed my knees and hips. I’d rather walk out of the Valle this way then down into it. As everyone says you shouldn’t try to camp wild in Valle Gran Rey, we found a cheap room in La Callera (30€ a night for two persons – Ask for a room in the Zumeria next to the church down in La Callera. That was a tip given to us by hikers we met and luckely the old lady had a room left for us.)
        • Day 5: Hitch up to Pajarito – hike up the Garajonay (highest mountain on La Gomera) with great views of Tenerife and the Teide following the Route 18 –    onward through the National Park and the El Cedro forest along Route 18 till  the only official camping site “La Vista” on the north side of the island. Camping for 6€ a night
        • Day 6: Hike down along Route 37, passing the highest waterfall on La Gomera (not veeeeeery impressive but still beautiful) till where the trail crosses the road to San Sebastian – hitch to San Sebastian – Ferry boat over to Tenerife at noon.

        On Tenerife we continued along the GR 131 and some local trails.

        • Day 1 (=Day 6 La Gomera): Arriving in Los Christianos around 1pm. Hiking out of Los Christianos was the worst. It was hot, busy, full of tourists. We couldn’t stay here for an hour without becoming unhappy. So after resupplying and buying more sunscreen we headed up towards the mountains and the crater of the Teide. We had to walk on paved road and then some local trails till Vueltas de Adeje, then find our way till Vento (where we asked on old man for water) from where we could hike the GR 131 and found a hidden spot to camp in Barranco del Rey shortly before ascending towards the saddle. Mozzies ruined our night. Damn those fuckers.

        Camo tarp ;cP

        • Day 2: GR 131: Barranco del Rey – Ifonche – into the Canarian Pine Tree forests till Montana de la vica (some 2 km before Villaflor). We found the most awesome beautiful campspot in the pine tree forest on top of the Montana. An absolutely beautiful day guided by the heavenly smell of fire scarred pine trees!!!

        • Day 3: GR 131: Montana de la vica – Villaflor (resupply food and water) – Paysaje Lunar – Campspot on the crater rim, on the saddle between the Guajara and the Morra del Rio. Crazy epic (but veeeery windy and pretty cold) campspot at 2300m with perfect view of the Teide.

        • Day 4: Local Trail over the mountain Morra del Rio (2529m) in alpine conditions – crazy descent with lots of snow – down the pine tree forests to a campspot on old terrasses close to El Contador.
        • Day 5: Local Trail PR TF 86 from El Contador – Barranco de Puento – Ortiz (sports climbing and boulder canyon) – Villa de Arico – Last 4 km to where HQ’s aunt lives (about 150 m above sea level)


        We stayed another 3 days with HQ’s aunt and uncle (they offer a great service “first and last night on Tenerife: They pick you up from the airport, offer you a room (they have supercool cave rooms) in their finca, breakfast and then bring you to the ferryboat that’ll take you to La Gomera or El Hierro…. And the other way around when you come back )and had a wonderful time just relaxing and doing nothing, spending time with the family, going out eating in El Medano, going to the beach in Abades,.

        Tips for hiking on the Canary Islands:

        • WATER! The LACK of water is the biggest issue you will encounter while backpacking through the Canary Islands. If you have a place to stay and you’re going on day hikes it’s not a problem. Then you just take your water for the day and you’re set. If you’re backpacking and camping (“wild camping” as we call it in Europe is illegal but I’ll get to that later) then you have to act like you’re in the desert, which you kind of are. Most streams (or what used to be streams), especially in the south, are bone dry year round. We were “lucky” there was some stormy weather in the sky and we had some decent rainshowers which filled some puddles. But really expect to find no “natural” water sources along the trail. The villages is where you should fill up your water bottles. Sometimes for 2 days. So we howled lots of water. Up to 7 L.  On the crater rim and on our mountain day we melted snow. It can get very hot in the desert vegetation as well as on the exposed rocks and you need lots of water!
        • Camping. As said “wild camping” (sleeping in a tent on public land) is illegal on the Canary Islands (as in most parts of Europe). Therefor I cannot openly encourage you here on my blog to camp.  I don’t know the spanish law well enough (the Canary islands “belong to” Spain) but I know in most european countries there is something like the right to bivouac (sleep under the stars or in a not enclosed shelter -tarp- for one night. Also and very important if you bivouac: LEAVE NO TRACE. Nobody should know or see that you’ve been there. Take care of the vegetation, pack out ALL of your trash), be aware of the fauna (though there isn’t veeery much big wild life on the Canaries, there are lizards and insects and those you should consider and take care of too!), burry or pack out your human waste in a proper way, carry out all tp,… If you love hiking, if you love this planet, take frikkin good care of it. We want our children and the next generations to experience this beauty too!!!
        • Bring sunscreen. You’re on Sahara level here! The sun is high in the sky and is super strong. Also bring a hat and sunglasses. We also brought lightweight longsleeve clothes for protection against the sun.
        • We’ve hiked on the Canary islands twice now and each time we brought a tarp. This time however there was a loooot of wind (not so very uncommon for an island haha) and we could hardly sleep because of our cuben fibre tarp flutttering in the strong winds.
        • Both HQ and I are fans of trailrunners for footwear. This is the first time in years that we said: Maybe we should have brought sturdier footwear, like with ankle coverage. The Canary Islands are volcanic islands and are very rocky and steep. Some rocks are very loose and wobbly and in combination with the steepness sturdy footwear might be a good idea. It’s not that our trailrunners couldn’t deal with it, it’s that with sturdier footwear you’d be able to move faster and not concentrate as much with every step you take. If you wanna train your ankle and foot muscles, then go for trailrunners. You’ll have some decent training on the Canaries ;cP
        • Food: I dehydrated 2 kind of sauces (one tomato sauce and one thai curry sauce) and 1 dish (a veggy chili) and made my own superfood muesli bars and hummus for lunch Because of the fact that the Canaries are part of the EU it was no problem what so ever to take the dehydrated homemade food with me on the plane and across the border. We carried enough dehydrated food for 9 2person meals. In local stores we’d then buy angel hair noodles, tortillas and muesli. That made resupplying super duper easy. Cause even the tiniest stores had noodles and tortillas and some kind of cereals.
        • Maps and stuff. We used the Kompass maps and the Gaia GPS app. HQ brought his iPhone with the app on it and we mostly only used this app while on trail. (We brought our suntactics solar charger to make sure the iPhone woulnd’t run out of battery ;c)

        We definitely had an amazing time on La Gomera and Tenerife and got the much much needed sun we were longing for. It really is the perfect hiking destination to get away from the cold depressing european winter ;c)



        Disclaimer: A reader brought to my attention in Mai 2019 that apparently it is illegal to bivouac, quoting following law text: Artículo 2. 1. A los efectos de esta Orden, se entiende por “acampada” la permanencia temporal en lugares situados en plena naturaleza, de grupos libres de personas, cuyo único objetivo es disfrutar del contacto con el medio natural con o sin tiendas de campaña o albergues móviles.” Please act accordingly and only camp in designated campsites. 

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        A few tips for hiking in La Gomera – Hiking Is Good

        TOPICS:Canary IslandsLa Gomera

        Posted By: Michal

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        La Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canary Islands. It’s known for its pure natural environment and sparsely populated land which makes it the best island for me for hiking within the Canary Islands. Rich green laurel forest, deep red gorges (barranco in Spanish), great weather in the winter and an almost touchable feeling of old civilizations makes hiking on the island very deep experience.

        You can get by with only English, but don’t expect locals to speak any language but Spanish. Therefore learning some basic Spanish phrases would be extremely useful.

        The most common way of getting into the island is taking a ferry from an island with an international airport like Tenerife or Gran Canaria. There are 2 major ferry companies: Fred Olsen & Naviera Armas. Their ferries go to La Gomera a few times a day. Fred Olsen is faster and a bit more expensive, Naviera Armas is slightly cheaper and needs more time for crossing. In this case taking more time is not a disadvantage though, the journey is still quite short and the views are beautiful. In the winter, when the wind is often quite strong, Naviera Armas’s boats are not good enough to fight big waves and only Fred Olsen operates. Therefore you should check the weather, otherwise you might end up like me – waiting 2 hours in front of the Naviera Armas’s ferry and in the end it was canceled so I had to take Fred Olsen’s one.

        It’s also possible to take a plane from Tenerife but it’s really close, you can literally see La Gomera from Tenerife. So please, before you decide to take a plane, think about its environmental impact.

        Public transport is cheap and quite good. You obviously can’t expect a bus every 20 minutes, but I think one can quite easily get around just with the buses. You just need to adjust to bus schedules for a bit and have a bit of patience while waiting at the bus stops, because you only know time of the bus departure from the first station.

        There are plenty of accommodation options in main towns. Tourism is an essential economy part for islanders and they make sure that everyone who is keen to pay for a bed gets it. It’s much harder to find accommodation in small villages so plan ahead if possible.

        If you fancy a hotel, offers heaps of options. If you’re keen for a more quiet place, has a good selection too. If you wanna be in a quiet place, Hotel El Cebrito is an excellent option. I haven’t stayed there but I passed it when hiking around and just seeing the hotel was quite experience. It’s directly on the wild ocean coast, surrounded by palm trees, in the mouth of deep barranco.

        Wild camping is officially forbidden on the island. Beaches which are close to towns and accessible by a car are regularly checked by the local police. There is only 1 official campsite – it’s called La Vista and it’s in El Cedro in the La Garajonay National Park. It costs 3 € a night (2018) and it has a restaurant and a small grocery shop. I recommend it to everyone who travels on a budget, wants to have a safe base and be close to the trails. I spent there quite a few days and it has everything a hiker needs. There aren’t any caravans or bungalows, only places for tents.

        There is a good selection of restaurants and groceries in every town along the coast. It’s a bit harder to find a place to resupply once you’re further inland. Especially water can be a big issue because the island is quite close to the equator and the sun could be very hot and rivers dry. Therefore when heading out for a hike, always make sure you have plenty of water or you know where to get it.

        Pretty much anywhere. The island is quite small but the high number of hiking tracks will keep even a very keen hiker busy at least for a month. La Gomera’s nature is unbelievably diverse so you can experience very different landscapes every day.

        Probably the most visited hiking area is the Garajonay National Park. There you can find plenty of day tracks. Among the most popular ones is Ruta 18 leading to Garajonay, the highest mountain of the island.

        If you’re more adventurous, there are two long GR footpaths: GR 131, which crosses the island from the south-east to the north, and GR 132, which goes around the island. While GR 131 can be done in 3 days, GR 132 is much longer and the official guide divides it into 8 days. It can be done faster though and I found 6 days just enough for a fit and fully-loaded hiker.

        I’ve never had a problem with navigation, the trails are well marked and there are plenty of information signs along the trails.

        There is plenty of walking guides, I personally recommend La Gomera: The Finest Coastal and Mountain Walks by Rother Walking Guide, Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro by Cicerone or Walk! La Gomera by Charles Davis. All of them are excellent.

        If you are more into the online world, offers the most compact and accurate source of hiking trail maps I could find. You can get an app for your phone too. Another great source of hiking trails with GPX is accessible at Official website of tourism of La Gomera.

        Good trekking shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential.

        Considering cooking, I was really struggling to find a shop with gas canisters with screw tops. You can’t take gas bottles on a plane so you have to purchase them in the Canary Islands (unless you come by a boat, of course) and this could be quite an issue. I heard that the canisters with screw tops can be bought in Decathlon in La Laguna in Tenerife but I haven’t managed to check it out (EDIT 2021: You can buy them in Ferreteria in Santa Cruz, see the message from Paolo in the comments). Therefore, if you wanna cook, I recommend you to use a liquid gas stove. I use MSR one and it’s great.

        • Wild camping is possible, just follow a common sense and keep your ethics extra high: avoid busy beaches, pitch a bivi just before the sunset and disappear with the sunrise, don’t leave any tracks and don’t overnight in the national park
        • Asking locals where you can build your tent is also possible. In that case some Spanish is necessary
        • I didn’t buy a guide, for me it was enough to use the phone app. Thanks to the strong sun I could recharge my phone with a pocket solar charger
        • The La Vista campsite is really good place to socialize with other hikers, charge your stuff, use wi-fi (yes, they have free wi-fi!) or use a shower (that’s the funny one by the way because it’s an open outside shower in the middle of the campsite)
        • Hitching is quite easy, there are not many people on the island and that’s always a good precondition for solidarity to be more common.

        About the Author

        I lived a pretty ordinary life for a while. I did my studies, my second studies, my third studies, my first job, my second job, and my third job. I wasn’t really sure what’s going on so, in 2014, I left my home country (Czechia) to learn about the world. I’m still not sure what’s going on but I enjoy it much more. I lived in a few countries before settling in New Zealand.

        Free Campsites, Wild Camping, Tips & More!

        Camping in Tenerife is a magical experience. This volcanic island is known best for its sandy beaches and blue Atlantic waters, but it’s also a campers paradise. Plus, it’s not touted as the island of a thousand experiences for nothing. Here you can explore ancient forests and climb a volcano in the morning, and be sipping a Piña Colada on the beach by afternoon.

        It’s also an island which has embraced camping. Therefore whilst paid campsites exist here (we name a few of our favorites later), there are also free campsites – some situated in some of Tenerife’s most untouched locations. Wild camping in Tenerife is problematic though – we have more on that, and it’s legality, later in this article as well.

        So dust down your camping tent, grab your hiking boots, and get yourself a good Tenerife walking book like this one. It’s time to plan your perfect Tenerife camping getaway!

        Camping in Tenerife: Free Campsites in Untouched Tenerife

        While there are several paid campsites in Tenerife, some of which we recommend (more on those later), Tenerife also has over a dozen free Forest Camping Areas.

        These sites are run by the local authority, and are situated across Tenerife. Created in order to discourage wild camping, these sites are based in some of the island’s most beautiful areas – in the national parks and biosphere reserves. Some have very basic facilities (such as toilets and water), while others have cooking facilities.

        Many sit within walking distance to towns that have bars, and places to shop. So you can be enjoying a starry night in the forest one evening, and eating tapas and enjoying a beer in a bar with locals the next.

        However be careful to ensure your belongings are always secure, and car is locked. There have been reports of personal belongings being stolen at these campsites.

        Campers are allowed to stay in the Forest Camping Areas for up to seven days in a row. But you must apply for a permit to stay at them.

        The permit is free, and the process can be done online – we explain how, next.

        The location of the campsites, and the application page for the permit, can be found on the website of the Island Council of Tenerife.

        On that page, find the campsite you wish to stay at, then click on it. That will take you to a separate page for that camping area, and you can then use the calendar to reserve your dates and apply for a permit to camp there.

        You have to apply at least seven days in advance of when you wish to stay. If you are struggling with the online application process, you can also phone to apply for a permit. The relevant number is +34922239500.

        One of our favorite free campsites is Las Lajas, which is situated high up the slopes of the dormant volcano Mt Teide – Spain’s highest peak. Here you can expect stunning sunrises, and great bird-watching.

        These free campsites are also a great way of wild camping in Tenerife without breaking the law. However, considering the free campsites are usually situated in wooded areas, you should avoid making campfires. Instead use a storm cooker for cooking. The Swedish brand Trangia make fantastic storm cookers that are virtually indestructible.

        We have more on wild camping in Tenerife and its legality later on in this article. However, next we show you our favorite paid campsites in Tenerife!

        Some of the Best Campsites in Tenerife For Fun, Views & Adventure

        Whilst the free campsites are a great resource on the island, they do lack amenities.

        Therefore some holidaymakers visiting Tenerife might prefer the comfort of paid campsites, where there’s guaranteed hot running showers, food options on site, and sometimes even a swimming pool!

        With that in mind, here’s three of our favorite paid campsites in Tenerife:

        1. Camping Nauta

        Nestled in the south of the island and sitting among banana trees, this campsite is a great base if you want to spend time on Tenerife’s southern coastline.

        It also has a fantastic big swimming pool on site, and the bar serves good food, and great beer. There’s also a tennis court, WiFi, and well-maintained shared facilities.

        On top of that Camping Nauta is just a few minutes walk from the beach!

        Price: From €13 per night

        Address: Carretera TF-653, km 1,5. Cañada Blanca., 38632, Arona, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife

        2. Camping Invernaderito

        This super friendly campsite is located in the north of Tenerife near San Cristobal de la Laguna, and offers a tranquil pitch close to the island’s famous beaches. Expect great views, a wonderful sense of community and the opportunity to meet the ducks and chickens that live on site!

        Along with the usual facilities, there’s also a fantastic entertainment room here, which includes hammocks and armchairs to relax in!

        They also have a shared kitchen, a cafe, and games like darts, ping pong, football and more. So there’s lots to keep you entertained on and off site.

        Price: From €12 per night

        Address: Camino la Costa no 151, 38260 Tejina, Tenerife

        3. Campamentos Punta Del Sordo

        We’d go as far as saying this is Tenerife’s hidden gem when it comes to cheap campsite options.

        This site’s pitches overlook the sea on the island’s east coast, and as such, is within walking distance of several beaches. In fact the campsite has access to its own private beach.

        It’s also very cheap – costing just a few euros per person to stay here. The amenities are clean but basic.

        Price: From €3 per night

        Address: Tajao, B, 38588 San Miguel de Tajao, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

        Wild camping in Tenerife: Everything You Need to Know

        Unfortunately, wild camping in Tenerife is illegal. This is mainly due to the authorities wish to stop any threat of a forest fire.

        In fact, if you are caught wild camping in Tenerife, you could be subjected to a very heavy fine. However the reality is that people do still wild camp here.

        Although we don’t advise it, if you do decide to wild camp, then ensure you camp discreetly. And be careful not to damage the ground where you pitch your tent.

        If you do go wild camping in Tenerife, we’d advise sticking to the following guidelines in order to be as considerate as possible:

        You should camp in the same place for one night only, and pitch your tent discretely and in a remote place. Therefore don’t camp in or near settlements, someone’s farm or on cultivated land. If you think you’re on private land, always seek out the landowner and ask permission.

        Campers should set up their tent at dusk, and take it down at dawn. A tent that is discreet and pitches quickly is best. Therefore a lightweight walking and hiking tent like this one would be a great investment for someone planning to camp in Tenerife.

        If you are walking a main trail you should camp away from the path as a matter of courtesy.

        When wild camping in Tenerife you must never make a campfire. For cooking, use a storm cooker such as the Trangia brand.

        And of course, take any trash with you, and leave your camping spot the way you found it.

        Below are our tips for camping in Tenerife

        Tips for Camping in Tenerife

        • Thunderstorms and heavy rain can happen in Tenerife – even during the holiday season. Make sure you have a durable, rainproof tent that can survive heavy rain. A lightweight one-man hiking tent like this or similar would be perfect. For a good value tent that fits more than one person, this mosquito-proof one would work well too.
        • Remember to always have plenty of water on you when you’re walking and camping. A space-saving collapsible water bottle would be a good purchase.
        • If there is no toilet near your pitch, or on the campsite, then only go to the toilet far from water sources, such as rivers and lakes. Make sure to use a trowel (like this folding one) to bury any human waste – don’t just leave it out in the open.
        • Like many rugged and wild rural areas around the world, there are flora and fauna to be aware of. So read up and make sure you know what to expect in the region or area you are planning to wild camp in.

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        Tempted to go camping elsewhere? Check out our guides to camping in, Estonia, Finland, Lanzarote, Norway, Patagonia, Pyrenees, Scotland and many others!

        La Gomera GR 132 long distance hiking trail – Two Go Global

        by Wayne | Nov 29, 2018 | Europe, Spain

        My choice was the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Andrea’s some winter sun in the Canary Islands, the latter winning out. This was to be a Thanksgiving break for Andrea so how could I not be accommodating! The Canaries ended up as a win-win, and although my last visit was a drunken fortnight in my twenties on this occasion the Spanish island chain showed themselves in a totally different light. Our main reason for going was hiking and with a little delving into the opportunities we discovered La Gomera, the second from smallest of the islands and apparently a mecca for endless trails – GR132 is its long distance coastal route that covers 128km and over 25,000’ of altitude gain! We now had a plan and knew there was good reason for us having lugged a tent and cooking gear around Europe for the previous six weeks.

        La Gomera’s 128km GR132 coastal route

        Usually we pack ziploc bags of carefully selected food for our daily rations but on this occasion after reading a couple of blogs from previous hikers decided it would be easier to stock up with a couple days as we passed through villages. It was also entirely possible that we wouldn’t be able to get hold of a screw top propane cartridge for our miniature MSR stove, hence leaving us no way of even being able to boil water! Turns out that hardware stores, ferretería’s, and some gas stations stock them, larger than what we would normally take on a weeklong hike but we had no choice. Tenerife’s only Decathlon sports store apparently stocks them in various sizes and fittings. Other than the gas cartridge we found a perfect ham and cheese delicatessen in Los Cristianos and bought enough aged ham and manchego cheese to go with the sun-dried tomatoes and hot sauce into integral wraps – this was lunches taken care of.

        Our biggest concern was definitely access to drinking water, also likely to be our biggest weight culprit! We had read that most of the fountains we were likely to come across would be dry and although we had a purifier with us finding clean enough standing water probably wouldn’t work. Reluctantly, bottled water it was.

        Church of our Lady of the Assumption in San Sebastian

        Christopher Columbus last port of call before heading off to discover the Americas

        San Sebastian de la Gomera’s pretty harbour

        The Fred Olson ferry whisked us over to San Sebastian de la Gomera from Los Cristianos in a quick fifty minutes, a little too fast to justify the total $155 return price tag! Still, the service was great with onboard WiFi for Andrea and cheap espresso coffees for me. We had one night accommodation either side of the hike, both nights spent in San Sebastian which was kilometer 1 and kilometer 128, dependent on whether we walked clockwise or counter-clockwise. Prior blog authors had decided to begin at stage 8 doing it in reverse, perfect reason for us to make that our choice too.

        Due to us having to wait to be able to leave all unnecessary gear, clothing and electronics at our stylish accommodation we eventually departed a couple hours later than anticipated – with no distance plan all we knew was that we needed to be back 6 days later. The circular hike would take us through most, if not all of La Gomera’s larger towns, over mostly hilly volcanic terrain, past ruins, beaches and almost all on empty trails. From the signage at the beginning it was clearly going to be well marked (as are all of the long distance hikes we’ve done in Europe), separated into 8 stages with the last or first in our case, coming in at 20km.

        La Gomera terrain with well marked signage

        All we had to do was follow these markers

        GR132 Day 1: San Sebastian de La Gomera to Playa de Santiago
        Leaving town, and as we were going to discover on a regular basis the trail followed a fairly steep incline, the main reason being the shape of the island – whilst it looked pretty circular the landscape had deep cuts that headed inland from the ocean. Known as barrancos, we were going to go up and down these whilst following their contour inland and then back to the water. What usually looked like a relatively short distance was always more substantial as we could never take the route that a crow flies!

        At the top of our first climb at Barranco de la Guancha we were greeted by the rugged volcanic landscape that La Gomera is known for, complete with endless walled terraces that looked like they hadn’t been tended to in many years, cacti and tropical plants, with the occasional wild looking sheep. It was already easy to see how we were going to ascend well over 20,000′ in the coming days!

        Pretty soon it was back to sea level as we headed down Barranco de Juan de Vera to the isolated resort of El Cabrito. Accessible only by sea this sustainable finca would be the perfect location for a couple of chilled and relaxing nights. Apparently there’s a water fountain attached to a bar but being fully h3O loaded we completely missed it.

        Once again we moved on up towards our highpoint of the day at over 1,700′, passing by the ruins of Morales and Contreras. With wild camping being off limits in the Canary Islands both of these uninhabited farming neighborhoods would be perfect places to spend the night. We chose to stop only for our eagerly anticipated lunchtime wraps. Following our third barranco of the day, Contreras, the well marked trail once again made its way towards the ocean and the small tourist town of Playa de Santiago – by now it was 4pm and we had made it 12 miles, neither of us thinking of anything more appropriate than inhaling a cold beer or two! Less than 5 Euros later and we were on our way on the days final leg.

        With sunset being a little after 6pm we were on a mission to find a suitable campsite, far enough away from civilization not to be discovered, and flat enough that we’d get some sort of a decent nights sleep. Seven hundred feet of switchbacks later we ditched our packs on a stony terrace overlooking town hoping that no one would stumble across our humble abode! We were soon to find out that with the sun setting so early and darkness falling not much later we were horizontal by 7. 30pm – it didn’t get light until almost 7.30am meaning that we had far too many hours of downtime each night.

        The day had gone pretty good, our legs given a good awakening to what lay ahead, a few rainy spells that would keep us guessing as to whether we should stop and add wet weather gear, and pretty spectacular scenery that would set the stage ahead.

        Looking down towards Playa de Santiago from our first night campsite

        The lush green oasis of Finca El Cabrito

        Abandoned ruins of Contreras

        GR132 Day 2: Playa de Santiago to Playa de Iguala
        The chance that we might get discovered and the anticipation of devouring one of our regular healthy breakfasts before a long day were enough to get us up and about an hour before sunrise. We happily left an immaculate leave-no-trace campsite as we would go on to do every morning.

        Today would continue as it had left off, initially following a steadily uphill and mundane trail before a series of long switchbacks to civilization and the days highest elevation at over 2,700′. Two short hours after breaking camp and we were chowing down on warm freshly baked bread and replenishing water at Alajeró’s fairly well stocked Spar grocery store – it didn’t matter that we had to detour to the opposite end of town for these luxuries! We had already passed by an open cafe bar so knew that my daily caffeine kick, another of life’s necessities, was not too far away. If each day went like this then life would be good.

        Where there’s an up theres a down and although both of our least favorite directions we were left in awe at the beauty of more barranco’s. Hiking down and along Barranco de la Negra may have been our favorite section of the entire long distance trail; full of precariously cut terraces that looked unfarmable, palm trees along the valley floor, caves etched into the walls, and the mysterious screaming from goat herds. How and why farmers chose to keep animals and try to grow anything in such terrain was unfathomable. Looking both forward and back the narrow trail was indistinguishable at more than a hundred yards as it became lost in the vertical hillside.

        GR132 continued lower and lower before it finally bottomed out at La Rajita, a small stony beach in Barranco de la Rajita. The final 800′ of steep descent was mirrored by a similar ascent of 800′ to the small town of La Dama, conveniently separated by a quick refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

        Although we couldn’t find a grocery store in town we did happen to walk right past a cafe bar that happily served up a couple of cold beers and topped up our water supply. They also stocked extremely limited food items.

        Leaving banana growing La Dama behind the long switchbacks wound their way back down to the ocean at Playa de Iguala – we thought about spending our second night here but the obvious cave looked a little too lived in, and the derelict graffiti covered building unwelcoming! Once again we reluctantly took the steep trail uphill surprisingly popping out at a perfectly located site overlooking touristy Valle Gran Rey. Whilst the lights of town looked close it was a good six miles away; we were happy to be once again camping far away from civilization.

        Sunset from campsite number two, the island of El Hierro to the far right

        Deep inside Barranco de la Negra

        Our first refreshing swimming hole at La Rajita

        GR132 Day 3: Playa de Iguala to Arure
        Day 3 and we were loving this hike; with its mixture of ups, downs, rain showers, plenty of sunshine, the occasional beer, cheap espressos, and amazing landscapes. We began today by seeing our first other hiker and a decent 2,000′ of elevation gain that took us away from the ocean and inland towards the small village of Gerian – with no grocery stores and no water fountains we plodded on through en route to La Gomera’s second most populous town, Valle Gran Rey. Even though we could clearly see the tourist town from our previous nights camp it took 4 hours of steady hiking to reach the outskirts and a further 2kms to find a decent place for brunch.

        We were continuously left wondering who built these amazing trails and how much we’d like to thank them for making these hikes possible! Barrancos and terraces were once more the order of the day, then throw in cacti and a bunch of endemic plants, a cool little chapel that hosts a yearly festival, and a miserable downhill (for Andrea) into town, and that pretty much sums up through lunchtime.

        Being in no rush and having access to grocery stores, cafes, and a perfect little swimming cove for some sweat removal got us geared up nicely for the big-ass climb back out of town. We eagerly took the opportunity to buy kiwi, persimmon fruit, and other fancy food items that we couldn’t get in the smaller Spar stores – next resupply point would be Alojera the following morning and being a Sunday we weren’t sure what would be open. Our biggest excitement was seeing the shower just waiting for us at the end of the small popular beach, unfortunately a shower that under closer examination had probably been disconnected for some time. Oh well, we’d just have to make do with another salt water wash. Definitely the worst thing about these refreshing swims was that so far they had been followed by a long sweaty mid afternoon hike!

        The first couple of kilometres of our pm hike backtracked through town winding along narrow roads making its way to the marker indicating the end of stage 4. We had no plan for a possible place to camp, instead taking each kilometre at a time until we found something remotely suitable – this probably wouldn’t happen for the next 2,800′ of uphill. So much for the refreshing shower! The trail was no tougher than we had experienced on previous days other than the fact that we had maxed out on water supplies. My pack seemed to have weight similarities to the hefty loads carried on the JMT hike.

        Taking a couple of hours to reach the days highpoint at La Mérica and with an hour or so left of daylight the hunt was on to find a sleeping place. Our vicinity to Valle Gran Rey meant we had seen too many foreign tourists out hiking and decided to skip past many perfect looking campsites on virtually flat terraces, instead continuing on along comfortable trails to the small town of Arure. We would definitely preferred to have stopped before this round of human inhabited dwellings and on this occasion found that trying to keep a low night time profile wasn’t so easy.

        Not much more than a kilometre from town we stumbled across a perfectly carved cave right at the side of the trail, complete with a totally smooth floor and coming in at a little bigger than our tent footprint. We were pretty beat after our biggest climbing day and neither of us had any desire to continue! There was surely absolutely no reason why anyone would be walking this trail after dark so we were happy.

        Reaching the top of cliff La Mérica at 2,100′ on a picture perfect afternoon

        Touristy Valle Gran Rey seafront

        First night we ever spent in a cave!

        GR132 Day 4: Arure to Las Rosas
        Not sure how well cave living could work for us as an hour after settling down for the night the centipedes that once seemed tightly fastened to the cave ceiling began dropping. Luckily for us the tent fitted perfectly without its flysheet and was promptly put up; still leaving a long night ahead but at least void from being ‘attacked’.

        We left bright and early, the beginning of the day spent in low cloud, before dropping down far enough to enjoy the not-too-bad trail into Alojera. Stopping en route only to strip off our early morning clothing the surroundings took away from the fact that caffeine was still absent from the day – a small grocery store with attached cafe bar would soon see to that. The shelves had an ample supply of water, cheese and fresh bread, with the bar able to fulfil our coffee and tea needs. This was an amazing Sunday morning, our lives and views looking very good right now! The only dampener being a lonely old boy that complained to us that his friends had all died or moved away.

        Leaving town was a mirror of the first hour and a half of the day, the ascent taking us back up to the same altitude we had camped. The steep cobbled path in warm early morning temps seemed to just go on and on, the only slight reprieve being a switchbacked road we had to keep crossing. At least with steep ascents altitude is gained pretty quickly and before long the sight of the only natural fountain so far came along – being on the tourist route and easily accessible by road we weren’t the only people enjoying the spring water of Chorros de Epina. This was the chance for Andrea to try and get the salt water from her hair and to top up water bottles again.

        Close to the spring we also had a decision to make; do we take route 3 and descend down to the beach, Playa del Vallehermoso, or stay up in the mountains on the 6km shorter route 3.1. Both eventually merged at Las Rosas some 4-5 hours walk away. We decided to take the more mountainous option as it gave us the chance to head into the town of Vallehermoso for decent grocery dinner options. The trail downhill into town was the best descent so far, with sand underfoot and few rocks ensuring that whining from Andrea was kept at a minimum! Actually being able to enjoy the views of Mt Teide on neighboring Tenerife and Roque Cano overlooking town whilst putting one foot in front of the other was a new experience.

        Neither of us having any desire for a hot or cold refreshment town was a brief visit, allowing just enough time for a quick grocery stop and snack, then immediately into the last section of the days ‘W’ descent, ascent, descent, ascent profile. The second 2,000′ climb always had us heading up towards the impressive looking Roque Cano, a huge rock that from a distance sat precariously above Vallehermoso – up close this behemoth lost its impressiveness and just became another huge rock face that we had to follow the trail around. We had hoped that once out of sight of town we’d have a fighting chance of finding a place to camp, this not being the case, and with the narrowness of the trail things didn’t look hopeful.

        Finally we found ourselves heading down towards a small lake dammed at one end, the trail having become one of the rare sealed roads that we would walk on. Having returned to civilization there was little chance of finding a place to pitch a tent, the hope now being that as we headed back into trees and up a very narrow trail an opportunity would arise – as luck would have it and not long before the sun was about to set a few hidden and unused looking terraces appeared off the main trail. We were done and no longer cared if anyone came along now!

        Roque Cano towering above Vallehermoso

        For such a small island the road infrastructure was impressive

        Morning mist shrouds the mountains above Arure

        One of the best downhill trails we traveled

        A discreet campsite nicely located on an old terrace

        GR132 Day 5: Las Rosas to Enchereda
        Having now passed the 90km mark we had two full days to make it back to San Sebastián, plenty reason enough to not depart camp until the ungodly hour of 8am! Today would end up being our longest walking day with only one long ascent. Immediately we headed down, and with another hikers blog stating that it was a slippery one we were mentally prepared for a long and slow descent – this didn’t end up being the case and we made a good pace all the way to Agulo. Surprisingly we had been walking for 2 1/2 hours and covered only 4 miles. So much so for our perceived good pace!

        The sun was shining, the town looked really picturesque, and the first cafe bar we came across looked extremely welcoming… and so did whatever the couple at the adjoining table were eating. We didn’t hesitate to order a couple of the dense potato filled pancake looking things, along with coffee and tea. As usual this is exactly what these two smelly sweaty hikers needed! Another couple of kilometres downhill to Playa de Santa Catalina and we came across the first working shower of the hike (we had heard this was here and prayed that it was still connected). Not sure what the few other people milling around thought of us stripping naked to don beachwear for showering! Also we were happy that we couldn’t fully translate the sign attached to the shower post, probably stating that soap and nudity were strictly prohibited.

        Feeling the most refreshed we had in 5 days it was time to start climbing again. In need of food for dinner and water a couple of kilometre detour into town was first necessary, me wrongly thinking that the onward trail was accessible by shortcut across a narrow ravine. Turns out that the route I had drawn with our trusty Gaia App was wrong for pretty much the entire day! Both back to feeling hot and sweaty we found the correct trail and plodded up a very steep 700′ zigzagging trail to the start of some of our most favorite scenery, Mt Teide showing off in its entirety.

        The remainder of the day was spent following a little used dirt road that was probably just for access to the water pipeline that wouldn’t leave our side as it relentlessly followed us along the road. It was a great way for Andrea and I to communicate with when I got too far ahead; 1 bang to slow down, 2 for I’m in trouble, 3 for… On and on it went as we slowly made our way from 140′ above sea level to 2,420′ – the trail wasn’t so very steep but seemed to go on forever. Worse was that there was always a cliff on one side and a steep dropoff on the other, and no place to camp in between. Time was ticking by and with the next place name on our hike looking inhabited the latter few days of the hike, at least on our schedule, weren’t the most convenient for wild camping. Almost in the dark we rolled on past Encherada – if it wasn’t for dogs barking we would have thought it abandoned and may have camped close by. Instead we made our way off of the dirt road and back onto marked trail to what we eventually discovered would be our best campsite.

        The worst part of our best campsite was the illuminated view of our endpoint, San Sebastián, looking far too close!

        Our only freshwater wash, quickly followed by a sweaty uphill slog

        One of the rare road sections

        Our guiding pipeline went on for at least 10km

        GR132 Day 6: Enchereda to San Sebastian de La Gomera
        Waking on our final morning, wherever we’re hiking, is always somewhat disappointing. Why does this have to be the end we ask ourselves? Still, we managed to get ourselves motivated just as we had for the last four mornings, and again we had not been discovered. We had left absolutely nothing behind and felt like class A hikers!

        Pretty much the order of the day was to get from 2,200′ down to sea level in 9 kms – day 6 couldn’t be any easier. The day was amazing with blue skies and whispy clouds, perfectly adding to the continuously spectacular terrain. We meandered up and down alongside herds of goats, caves, and fauna that we’d come so used to, before heading down getting ever closer and closer to unwanted civilization. Trail soon became sealed road and for the final few kilometres we were alongside cars, houses and barber shops! In a way we were kind of happy to be back at our official finish, the kilometer 1 and kilometer 128 GR132 signage.

        At 10am we got to sit down in the towns square, newly displaying banners for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic rowing challenge, and drink an ice cold beer – this was far from the first over the past 6 days but was certainly the most deserving!

        We’ll be back soon for La Palma’s GR130: Camino Real de la Costa

        Fauna and the final trail back towards San Sebastian

        Final nights campsite tucked away under the shrubs

        Our welcome back to San Sebastian de La Gomera

        Daily Hiking Stats
        Day 1: San Sebastián de La Gomera to Playa de Santiago
        Distance: 22. 44 km, Ascent: 4,549 ft, Moving Time: 6 hrs 17 min
        Total Distance: 22.44 km, Total Ascent: 4,549 ft




        Day 2: Playa de Santiago to Playa de Iguala
        Distance: 27.91 km, Ascent: 4,911 ft, Moving Time: 7 hrs 51 min
        Total Distance: 50.35 km, Total Ascent: 9,460 ft




        Day 3: Playa de Iguala to Arure
        Distance: 22.65 km, Ascent: 5,844 ft, Moving Time: 6 hrs 54 min
        Total Distance: 73 km, Total Ascent: 15,304 ft




        Day 4: Arure to Las Rosas
        Distance: 21.37 km, Ascent: 5,108 ft, Moving Time: 6 hrs 48 min
        Total Distance: 94.37 km, Total Ascent: 20,412 ft




        Day 5: Las Rosas to Enchereda
        Distance: 28.85 km, Ascent: 4,743 ft, Moving Time: 7 hrs 54 min
        Total Distance: 123.22 km, Total Ascent: 25,155 ft




        Day 6: Enchereda to San Sebastián de La Gomera
        Distance: 8.87 km, Ascent: 542 ft, Moving Time: 2 hrs 17 min
        Total Distance: 132. 09 km, Total Ascent: 25,697 ft




        Arrival: Glasgow -> Tenerife South, Carrier: Ryanair, Cost: $80.20 pp
        Departure: Tenerife South -> East Midlands, Carrier: Ryanair, Cost: $75.68 pp

        November 22nd – November 27th 2018

        Camping near Las Vegas – Top10 Campgrounds + Free Campsites

        Camping in Las Vegas may seem like a strange activity, given the boisterous casinos and attractions on the Strip. Yet, you can find several campgrounds in Las Vegas, as well as free camping near Las Vegas if you leave the city center.

        Camping is a great alternative to staying in a hotel if you plan on taking day trips and spending more time in the surrounding areas. Besides, Sin City is close to beautiful natural places like Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire, just two popular places to camp near Las Vegas.

        I wrote a whole guide about Las Vegas’ best RV parks, so in this article, I’ll focus on campgrounds near Las Vegas, NV. You may be surprised by all the places where you can pitch a tent or park your pop-up trailer and camp out near Las Vegas!


        Spending a night in the desert and under the stars is an experience you’ll never forget, so let’s see the best camping sites in Las Vegas, NV!

        1. Red Rock Canyon Campground, the best place to camp in Las Vegas

        Visiting Red Rock Canyon is one of the best things to do outside Vegas, and it has some of the best camping near Las Vegas. The Red Rock Canyon Campground is two miles from the park’s Visitor Center and has over 60 campsites. Most of these are individual sites, but there are a few RV and large-group sites.

        1. Red Rock Canyon Campground, the best place to camp in Las Vegas

        The individual standard campsites have grills, fire pits, and picnic tables, and many sites have shaded areas to protect you from the desert heat. Speaking of the heat, this campground is closed during the summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to extreme temperatures.

        Also, this campground is quite basic, and there are no hookups, dump stations, or showers. You can find vault toilets and drinking water spigots throughout the campsite. Still, you can’t beat the gorgeous red sandstone of this park because there are so many fun things to do in Red Rock Canyon.

        • Number of campsites: 66 (60 tent sites, 6 RV sites)
        • Price: $10/night
        • Open: September-May
        • Reservations accepted: Yes
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Vault toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: No
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        2. Atlatl Rock Campground, one of the best campgrounds near Las Vegas

        We have a complete guide to camping in the Valley of Fire, but I’d like to share more about Atlatl Rock Campground here.

        There are over 40 campsites, half of which are RV sites. This is one of the campgrounds near Las Vegas, NV, that is open year-round, and the competitive nightly rates are great for families. Pets are allowed, and the RV sites can accommodate trailers up to 55 feet long.

        2. Atlatl Rock Campground, one of the best campgrounds near Las Vegas

        That said, you’ll be just fine at one of the individual sites, which includes a fire pit and picnic table. Atlatl Rock also has dump stations, showers, and flush toilets to make your stay more comfortable. You can easily access drinking water and BBQ grills or spend time at the group pavilion before exploring the park’s impressive sandstone formations.

        • Number of campsites: 44 (22 tent sites, 22 RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night (+$10 for utility hookup)
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: No
        • Electric hookup: Yes (at half the sites)
        • Restrooms/showers: Yes
        • Dump station: Yes
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        3. Arch Rock Campground, another great place to camp near Las Vegas

        There are tons of things to do in Valley of Fire, including staying overnight. Arch Rock Campground is smaller than Atlatl Rock, but it’s still one of the top places to camp near Las Vegas.

        3. Arch Rock Campground, another great place to camp near Las Vegas

        You can camp at Arch Rock in a tent, trailer, or RV. Each site includes a shaded picnic table and fire pit, and there are spigots and vault toilets on the grounds. Just be mindful that there aren’t utility hookups here, but you can access the dump station at the Atlatl Rock Campground.

        You can stay at Arch Rock on a first-come, first-served basis, but if you can’t find a spot, check Atlatl Rock Campground next door.

        • Number of campsites: 29 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: No
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Vault toilets/showers
        • Dump station: No
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        4. Las Vegas Bay Campground, a scenic place to camp near Las Vegas, NV

        One of the best places to camp near Las Vegas is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There are several campgrounds here, but one that I recommend is the Las Vegas Bay Campground.

        4. Las Vegas Bay Campground, a scenic place to camp near Las Vegas, NV

        The verdant campground is a scenic change of pace from the busy Strip, and the recreation area offers lots of outdoor activities. While the campsites are a few miles from Lake Mead, you can enjoy the hiking trails in the area. Once you reach the water, you can swim, boat, kayak, and take in the lovely waterfront and views of Lava Butte Wash Wildlife Refuge in the distance.

        Reservations aren’t accepted, but there are over 80 sites for RV and tent camping in Las Vegas, so you should be able to find a spot. The semi-private lots have picnic tables, fire pits, and grills, and they can accommodate trailers up to 35 feet long. A dump station and potable water are available on-site, and you can purchase firewood for your grill or fire ring from the camp store.

        • Number of campsites: 84 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: No
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: Yes
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        5. Calville Bay Campground, another nice place to camp in Vegas

        If you’re looking for other places to camp near Las Vegas‘ Lake Mead area, consider Calville Bay Campground.

        This campground is on the edge of the Boulder Basin, and it’s an affordable place to enjoy tent camping in Las Vegas, NV. The individual sites have picnic areas and fire pits, and a few have lake views. Plus, flush toilets and running water are available throughout the grounds. You can bring an RV or trailer here, but there aren’t any utility hookups.

        5. Calville Bay Campground, another nice place to camp in Vegas

        This scenic campground also has public grilling areas, shaded picnic tables, and interpretive panels explaining the native plants and animals in the region.

        As if the location weren’t convenient enough, the campsite is next to the Calville Summit Trailhead. This 2.7-mile hike leads to gorgeous views of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill, and the Hemenway Valley. You can also walk to the Calville Bay Resort & Marina, which has restaurants, cafes, shops, and boat rentals.

        • Number of campsites: 52 (5 RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: Yes
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: Yes
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        6. Boulder Beach Campground, one of the most inclusive campgrounds near Las Vegas

        In my guide on visiting Hoover Dam, I mention all the cool things to do in the area. So, if you’d like to make the most of your time there, consider staying overnight at Boulder Beach Campground, next to one of the best beaches in Las Vegas.

        This Las Vegas area campground is suitable for tent and RV camping, with over 150 individual sites. Each lot has a picnic and grilling area, and there are water spigots throughout the campground. You can camp here year-round and enjoy the refreshing shoreline along Boulder Basin.

        6. Boulder Beach Campground, one of the most inclusive campgrounds near Las Vegas

        Not only is this one of the most inclusive campgrounds near Las Vegas, but it’s also family-oriented. The facilities include flush toilets, showers, laundry machines, and a general store. You can walk to the marina and rent a boat or kayak, plus you won’t be far from Boulder City, where you can find dining, shopping, and other attractions.

        Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, although you can reserve group sites. The nightly rate is $20, and, like other campgrounds in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, there is a $25 entry fee.

        • Number of campsites: 154 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: No
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/showers
        • Dump station: Yes
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        7. Echo Bay Campground, a beautiful campground near Las Vegas, Nevada

        If you’re willing to travel a bit further from Sin City, an excellent camping option is Echo Bay Campground. This campground near Las Vegas, NV, has nearly 150 sites in total, and over 50 of them have RV hookups.

        7. Echo Bay Campground, a beautiful campground near Las Vegas, Nevada

        Echo Bay boasts some of the best camping near Las Vegas, especially since it’s less than a mile from the shores of Lake Mead. Here, you can enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking, and other water activities. The campground is also close to hiking trails and other natural areas like the Valley of Fire.

        The campground is divided into two sections so you can find RV and tent camping. There is a camp store on-site, spigots with potable water, and a picnic area. Your individual lot will come with a picnic table and fire ring.

        • Number of campsites: 146 (58 RV sites)
        • Price: $20/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: No
        • Electric hookup: Yes (at 53 sites)
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/showers
        • Dump station: Yes
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        8. McWilliams Campground, another great camping site in Las Vegas

        Less than an hour outside Sin City, you’ll find McWilliams Campground in the Mt. Charleston area. Nestled within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, this is a beautiful place to camp near Las Vegas.

        8. McWilliams Campground, another great camping site in Las Vegas

        McWilliams Campground is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors while also having the convenience of flush toilets and drinking water. Keep in mind there aren’t any showers or RV hookups.

        While staying at a single or double-family campsite, you can enjoy biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding among the ponderosa pines. This area is also home to the Bristlecone Trail, one of the best hikes in Las Vegas. McWilliams accepts reservations and allows pets, and your campsite comes with a picnic table, BBQ grill, and fire pit.

        • Number of campsites: 75 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $25/night
        • Open: May-October
        • Reservations accepted: Yes
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: No
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        9. Hilltop Campground, some of the best tent camping near Las Vegas

        Hilltop Campground is also in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, although it’s smaller than McWilliams. Hilltop is great for tent camping near Las Vegas, and while it accommodates trailers up to 25 feet, there aren’t any hookups.

        You can choose from a single or double-family campsite with picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. The sites sit atop a forested hill and, while it can get windy, you’ll get great views of the valley.

        9. Hilltop Campground, some of the best tent camping near Las Vegas

        Hilltop Campground is just ¼-mile away from the North Loop Trailhead, and there are biking trails throughout the area. Like other Mt. Charleston campgrounds, Hilltop is usually open from May to November.

        • Number of campsites: 38 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $23/night
        • Open: April-November
        • Reservations accepted: Yes (sites 12-38 only)
        • Electric hookup: No
        • Restrooms/showers: Vault toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: No
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        10. Fletcher View Campground, another campground near Las Vegas to stay at

        Finally, Fletcher View Campground is smaller and slightly more expensive than the other Mt. Charleston campsites, but it’s closer to Vegas. Just a few minutes from the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, this camping site offers a respite from the noise of Las Vegas Boulevard.

        Out of the 11 sites, two can accommodate RVs, and both single and double-family lots are available. Also, Fletcher View has electric hookups, so I recommend it if you’re trailer-camping in Mt. Charleston. Whether you camp in an RV or tent, your site will have a fire pit, BBQ grill, and outdoor tables.

        10. Fletcher View Campground, another campground near Las Vegas to stay at

        This Las Vegas area campsite has flush toilets, water spigots, paved roads, and a stunning location perfect for biking, wildlife viewing, and nature walks. Also, while it’s open year-round, the campground may close between mid-July to mid-September due to flooding risks.

        • Number of campsites: 11 (tent/RV sites)
        • Price: $33/night
        • Open: Year-round
        • Reservations accepted: Yes
        • Electric hookup: Yes
        • Restrooms/showers: Flush toilets/no showers
        • Dump station: No
        • Pets allowed: Yes

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        Free camping near Las Vegas

        All of these campsites are worth checking out, but if you’re looking for free camping in Las Vegas, you have some options.

        You can stay at BLM campgrounds in Nevada, including the sites around Lake Mead, Sloan Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Valley of Fire. In the map below, you can find free dispersed camping near Las Vegas and nearby BLM sites.

        Las Vegas campgrounds map

        With that, you’re ready to start planning your Las Vegas camping trip! Be sure to check out the Las Vegas campgrounds map below to see the ten campsites I mentioned and free BLM campgrounds in Nevada. I’ve labeled the RV campsites in red and the free campgrounds in green.

        If you have any questions about RV or tent camping in Las Vegas, leave me a comment below, and I’ll get back to you! Have a fun camping trip!

        Hiking Through Garajonay National Park on La Gomera, The Canary Islands – Uncover Travel

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        Garajonay National Park, Hiking in La Gomera, Laurel Forest in the Canaries, Visiting La Gomera, What to do in La Gomera

        The island of La Gomera is also known as ‘La Isla Mágica’ (The Magical Island), due to its changing landscapes, magical natural surroundings, rich history and legends. The only way to truly understand the reason for this nickname is to spend some time in Garajonay National Park, the heart of the island.

        Garajonay National Park covers 3,986 hectares and is home to one of Spain’s most extraordinary forests. The laurel forest (or laurisilva forest) was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 and covers approximately 70% of the national park. The national park is often enveloped in fog and the constant moisture this provides gives life to the forest.

        The southern slopes were an area of degraded vegetation and plantations of exotic trees when Garajanoy was declared a national park. Since the mid-1980s, a prolonged restoration programme has been running, with the intention of returning the national vegetation to the five hundred hectares of land. When the programme commenced, 13% of the original vegetation had been replaced by Canary Island pine trees, California pine trees and even eucalyptus. This exotic vegetation is now being gradually and carefully replaced using a technique called the ‘shelterwood system’.

        We set off from Pajarito and follow the trail to Altos de Garajonay, the highest point on the island at 1,487 metres. The name Garajonay is said to come from the names of two young lovers, Gara, a young girl from La Gomera, and Jonay from Tenerife. The girl’s family opposed their relationship and, unable to be together, they escaped to the top of the peak and decided to commit suicide by placing a stick, sharpened at both ends, between them and embracing each other. On a clear day visitors can see the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and Gran Canaria. Today we can only see Tenerife but the view is magnificent, with Teide’s snowy peak showing above the clouds.

        El Alto was one of the holy mountains of the ancient people of La Gomera. A stone building at the peak is a reproduction of the ceremonial grounds on which the aboriginal peoples of La Gomera would communicate with their god, ‘Orohan’. They used this site as they felt they were closer to heaven and therefore could communicate better. Excavations of the archaeological site, which is situated just below the ‘mirador’ (lookout point), show that the stone construction was a sacrificial altar, known as ‘pireos’. It has been dated back to the 6th century and offerings including the bones of goats and sheep and the remains of plants have been uncovered. During the invasion of the Spanish in the late 15th century, the last of the free people of La Gomera took refuge in this mountain, probably seeking divine protection.

        The trail from Altos de Garajonay leads to El Contadero. It begins with a paved path leading into the park’s ecosystem. We enter the forest and find ourselves in a mystical and  enchanting place. This is one of the best examples of a laurel forest, a sub-tropical forest made up of evergreen trees that are exceptional at capturing water from mist. This forest ecosystem covered the Mediterranean area millions of years ago but disappeared due to climate change. The park now shelters a large number of species, many of which are exclusive to the area and so conservation of its floral biodiversity is of high importance. We occasionally pass other hikers on the trail but for most of the time we hear nothing but the sound of the birds in the trees above us.

        Soon the sound of a river breaks the silence and we find ourselves following the El Cedro stream, through the thick vegetation among some of the 2,000 plant species that can be found within the national park. We continue past the Chapel of Lourdes and around mid-way through our hike we reach the hamlet of El Cedro.

        We climb a rickety staircase that leads to the small bar/restaurant and campsite of La Vista, meaning ‘The View’. At the top of the stairs the reason for the name becomes apparent. We are at the very peak of the cliff that separates El Cedro from the village of Hermigua. We enjoy a well-deserved baguette of local goat’s cheese and a ‘tapa’ of almogrote, a traditional spicy cheese paste.

        Having replenished our energy we are ready to continue our hike to Hermigua. We set off on the path that leads down the cliff, towards the valley. The steps are uneven, steep and at times quite slippery. The way down is turning out to be much more complicated than the path from Garajonay to El Cedro.

        Slowly and carefully we follow the hairpin bends. We stop for a moment and realise that the 200 metre-tall waterfall, El Chorro de El Cedro, that cascades from the top of the cliff has come into view. This waterfall is the highest in the Canary Islands and, although it has less water just now than at other times of the year, it is still quite spectacular.

        The path continues steeply winding downwards towards the valley. The fog is lowering over the peaks behind us and the sun is beginning to set. Two hikers carrying large backpacks are climbing up the steps and stop when they see us. They look tired and ask us if they are heading in the right direction to reach El Cedro. We nod and look back up the cliff to point out their final destination only to see that the fog is about to envelop the hamlet. We are now about half way between the valley and the peak and decide that pointing out the little dot that is La Vista will not be encouragement for the couple. We wish them luck and continue on our way.

        Over an hour after we set off from La Vista we finally reach flat terrain. The path remains rocky and we are still following the river, meaning that the stones are wet and slippery at some points, however we are glad to be on reasonably level ground.

        We follow the trail through overgrown fauna, past wild goats and towards the town of Hermigua. In the early 20th century, a team of meteorologists defined Hermigua as the place with the most beneficial climate in the world. It never drops below 18 degrees celsius in the winter or rises above 27 in the summer. The town’s economic activity is based on banana growing, wine making and rural tourism.

        The rocks of Pedro and Petra, also known as Roque Chico and Roque Grande (Small Rock and Large Rock), that were mere dots a short while ago, are now towering above us. We reach a tarmac road as our adventure comes to an end and we enter the hamlet of El Convento.

        Our final challenge is to find a way back to San Sebastián de la Gomera, where we are staying. We ask in a local bar and find that we have just missed the last bus by a few minutes. We continue to walk in the hopes of passing a taxi but see none. Eventually we reach a small grocery store and are able to call a taxi. Our taxi speeds along the winding road and we watch as we leave the valley behind. Pedro and Petra shrink to the tiny stones they were when we set off from El Cedro.

        Around six hours after we set off from San Sebastián we return to the Parador Hotel, exhausted but exhilarated after a wonderful hike through the prehistoric forest on ‘la Isla Mágica’.


        • B. Domínguez, Travel Guide La Gomera, Ediciones A.M.

        Camping Montaña Roja, El Medano – Updated 2022 Prices

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        carretera TF643 La Tejita 1, 38612 El Medano, Spain

        Great location – 9. 0 out of 10! (based on 515 reviews)

        According to guests’ ratings, stays at Camping Montaña Roja.

        Camping Montaña Roja is located in El Médano and overlooks the garden. It offers a restaurant, a shared kitchen, a bar, a garden, a year-round outdoor pool and a children’s playground. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

        Towels and bed linen are available at an additional cost.

        Guests can relax on the terrace at Camping Montaña Roja and go cycling.

        Playa del Cabezo is 2.7 km away. Tenerife South Airport is 2 km away.

        Couples especially like the location – they rated accommodation in the area for a trip as a couple at 9.1 .

        Camping Montaña Roja has been welcoming guests since Sep 2, 2019 2019.

        Distance in description calculated using © OpenStreetMap

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        Most Popular Amenities & Services

        1 swimming pool

        Free WiFi

        Free parking

        Beach (first line)

        family rooms

        Benefits of this option

        Great Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9. 0)

        Free private parking on site

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        • Affordable prices

        • Security

        • Booking management online

        • Staff speaks 2 languages ​​

        • Excellent facilities and location for couples

        Nearby beaches

        • La Tejita beach

          8.7 Stunning beach

          200 m from accommodation

        • Nudist beach Texita

          8. 7 Awesome beach

          800 m from the option of accommodation

        • Beach for dogs

          8.4 Very good beach

          1.2 km from the option of accommodation


          beach Machado

          8.5 Very nice beach

          1.5 km from property

        • Playa la Maretas beach

          7.9 Nice beach

          1.6 km from property

        • El Medano Beach

          8.7 Stunning beach

          2.2 km from property

        • Playa Chica beach

          8.3 Very nice beach

          2.4 km from property 9004

          Playa del Cabezo beach

          8.4 Very nice beach

          2.7 km from property

        • Playa Chica beach

          7.7 Nice beach

          2.9 km from property 9004

        Questions and answers about the property

        See what other guests are asking to learn more about this property.

        • Do you allow camping with tents?

          Good afternoon
          Correct, we also have space for tents and motorhomes: it is a campsite, we offer different acommodations. If you´d like more info, I ca…

          Reply October 28, 2019

        • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

          South Tenerife is always high season, it doesn´t mean the place is crowded, but the good weather is always present.. Usually tradewinds blows strong i…

          Reply September 6, 2019

        • Hi, camping in tents is still possible at your place now or is that camping option closed during times of Covid-19?

          Hello you can camp with a tent you can see at web camping

          Reply October 5, 2020

        • Good morning, do you offer late check-in/late check-out? We arrive to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (by ferry) at 9:30pm so wouldn’t be able to get there til. ..

          Good morning!
          Check-ins are from 2-8pm and check-outs are until 12 noon, but please kindly let us know if you already have a booking with us so we can…

          Reply 17 December 2020

        • Hi, is there any bars, restaurants and supermarkets close to the site

          Hola, Si hay unos que estan cerca

          Reply 11 February 2022

        All distances are measured in a straight line. Actual distance may vary.



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        Most Popular Amenities & Services

        1 swimming pool

        Free WiFi

        Free parking

        Beach (first line)

        family rooms


        • Toilet paper

        • Towels

        • Towels/bed linen for extra charge


        • Underwear

        • Garden view


        • Picnic area

        • Garden furniture

        • Outdoor dining area

        • Outdoor furniture

        • Terrace

        • Garden

        • Dining table

        • Refrigerator

        Amenities in the room

        • Socket near the bed

        • Clothes dryer

        Sports and recreation

        • Walking tours
          Additional charge

        • Beach

        • Public baths

        • Water park
          Beyond the territory
          Additional charge

        • Beach (first line)

        • Squash
          Beyond the territory
          Additional charge

        • Horse riding
          Beyond the territory
          Additional charge

        • Diving
          Beyond the territory
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        • Bowling
          Beyond the territory
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        • Cycling

        • Hiking trails
          Beyond the territory
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        • Canoe
          Beyond the territory
          Additional charge

        • Windsurfing
          Beyond the territory
          Additional charge

        • Children’s playground

        • Golf course (within 3 km)
          Additional charge

        Food and drink

        • Coffee house (on site)

        • Wine/champagne
          Additional charge

        • Children’s menu
          Additional charge

        • Bar

        • Restaurant


        Wi-Fi is available in public areas free of charge.


          Free private parking on site (reservation is not needed) .

          • Parking spaces for people with disabilities

          • Electric vehicle charging station

          Reception desk

          • Invoices issued

          • Private check-in/out

          • Concierge services

          • Luggage storage
            Additional charge

          • Tourist office

          Cleaning services

          • Laundry
            Additional charge

          Business center services

          • Fax/Photocopying
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          • Fire extinguishers

          • Video surveillance in common areas

          • Key entry

          • 24 hour security

          • Mini market (on site)

          • Transfer (additional charge)

          • Smoking areas

          • Non-smoking throughout

          • Wooden or parquet floor

          • Packed lunches

          • Family rooms

          • Facilities for disabled guests

          • Non-smoking rooms


          • Premises entirely located on the ground floor

          Open pool

          Is free!
          Access to all pools is free

          • Open all year round

          • Working hours

          • No age limit

          • Chaise/beach chairs

          • Pool with a view

          • Incremental pool

          Health services

          • Sun umbrellas

          • Chaise/beach chairs

          The staff speaks these languages

          • English

          • spanish

          Sustainability Initiatives

          Special measures are taken here to make travel conscious and environmentally friendly.

          check in

          14:00 – 19:30


          11:30 – 12:00


          Cancellation and prepayment policies vary depending on the type of option chosen.
          Please enter your dates of stay and review the booking conditions for the requested room.


          Entrance to the territory is closed from 22:00 to 00:00

          Refundable security deposit

          A security deposit of EUR 50 is required upon arrival. Payment is in cash. You will receive the deposited amount at the time of check-out. Once the condition of the property has been checked, the deposit will be fully refunded to you in cash.

          Beds for children

          Child Policy

          Children of all ages are welcome.

          To see exact prices and availability, please enter the number of children in your group and their age when searching.

          Cribs and Extra Beds Policy

          This property does not accommodate cots.

          This property cannot accommodate extra beds.

          Age limit

          Minimum entry age: 18 years old

          Cards accepted by the property

          Camping Montaña Roja accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


          No smoking.


          No parties/events allowed.

          “Quiet Hours”

          “Quiet hours” for guests (when you can not make noise): from 22:00 to 09:00.


          Pets are not allowed.



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        Even the Russian-language Wikipedia writes that there are 7 of them, but this is not so. There are 8 of them. Small deserted rocks do not count. The eighth island that is almost never mentioned is Graciosa (La Graciosa). The population is 734 people as of 2018. On June 26, 2018, Graciosa OFFICIALLY became the 8th Canary Island.


        Correct! Usually everyone thinks that there are 7 of them, but the eighth island, which is almost never mentioned, is Graciosa (La Graciosa). The population is 734 people as of 2018. On June 26, 2018, Graciosa OFFICIALLY became the 8th Canary Island.



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        Here is the correct list of Canary Islands as their size decreases:

        1. Tenerife
        2. Fureteventure
        3. Gran Canary
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        Here is the correct list of the Canaries in descending order of size:

        1. Tenerife
        2. Fuelventure
        3. Gran Canaria
        4. Lansarot
        5. La Palma
        6. La Homer
        7. El Yerro
        8. La gracios



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      • Gran Canaria
      • Lanzarote
      • La Palma
      • La Gomera
      • El Hierro
      • La Gracios
      • Lansarot

        Here is the correct list of Canary Islands as their size decreases:

        1. Tenerife
        2. Fureteventure
        3. Grand Canary
        4. 9000 Graciosa

        La Palma

        Here is the correct list of the Canaries in descending order of size:

        1. Tenerife

          Since 1927, both cities have been the capitals of the archipelago alternately, alternating every 4 years.

          Gran Canaria (city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

          Since 1927, both cities have been the capitals of the archipelago alternately, alternating every 4 years.



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        There are actually two of them – on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. But they all belong to the same Canary Institute of Astrophysics.


        Right! There are two of them – on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. But they all belong to the same Canary Institute of Astrophysics.


        There are actually two of them – on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. But they all belong to the same Canary Institute of Astrophysics.


        There are actually two of them – on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. But they all belong to the same Canary Institute of Astrophysics.

        More than 500

        El Hierro has more than 500 open-air volcanic cones and about 300 more covered by later deposits.

        Over 700

        Oh yes! El Hierro has more than 500 open-air volcanic cones and about 300 more covered by later deposits.



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        La Gomera Island – Guide in Russian

        Canary Islands, holidays in Spain


        La Gomera is one of the islands of the Canary archipelago, located in its western part. Island area – 369, 76 sq. km. The island is home to 21.7 thousand people.

        It is located just 30 km from the southwest coast of Tenerife and is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


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        History of

        Ancient map of

        La Gomera has been known since ancient times,
        there is mention of it in the writings of Ptolemy

        The native inhabitants of the island are Homers, they
        were tall, fair-skinned, with fair-haired
        or red hair and remember how
        smart and strong warriors. Homero were
        pagans and worshiped their idols,
        associated with the forces of nature. Among
        local residents were people of great
        forces, stories of their exploits were transmitted
        through generations. The names of some of them
        survived to the present day, many of
        they died in the war with the Spaniards.

        In the pre-Hispanic period, La Gomera ruled
        supreme ruler, but after death
        the last king at the end of the 14th century, the island
        divided into 4 parts: Agana, Orone,
        Mulagua, Ipalan, who led
        individual leaders.

        The modern stage of the history of La Gomera begins with its conquest, which began with the arrival of the Castilian expedition of Alfonso El Benigni de Aragon in the Canary Islands in 1404-1405.

        Since 1445, La Gomera has been ruled by several
        generations of the Peraza clan. The board was
        difficult, intermittent locals
        raised uprisings because of tyranny and
        mistreatment of them.

        The most controversial person in the history of the island is Beatriz de Bobadilla, wife of Hernán Peras El Joven, who was killed by rebels (Hautakuperche) during an uprising. The reason for the uprising was the depraved behavior of the ruler, he seduced and dishonored the princess of the Gomero people.

        Beatriz de Bobadilla

        After her husband was killed, Beatriz, with the help of the ruler of Gran Canaria, Pedro de Vera, crushed the uprising in the most brutal way, destroying a large number of local natives. The cruelty shown and the large number of people killed forced one of the local priests to go to Madrid to complain to the queen. But only Pedro de Vera was punished, he was recalled to Spain and imprisoned, the captive homeroes were released, and Bobadilla managed to escape punishment.

        La Gomera is famous for the fact that in 1492 Christopher Columbus stopped there before his sailing to America. Other famous sailors also visited the island, such as Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Vasco Nunez de Baalboa.

        In the 16th century La Gomera repeatedly
        attacked by the British and
        Dutch cappers, although the worst
        pirate attack in 1618

        Gomero had to go through hard times, many locals left for America, for example at 19In 1950, 170 men went to Venezuela.

        For a long time the economy of the island was
        in decline, but after the introduction of modern
        agricultural technology and irrigation of agricultural
        cultures, it began to revive, and
        population gradually
        increased. grown on La Gomera
        bananas, tomatoes, grapes.

        Silbo Gomero whistle language

        Silbo Gomero whistle language

        Silbo Gomero is a whistle language that has been used since time immemorial on the island of La Gomera to communicate over long distances. This is not a series of conditional codes to which limited information can be conveyed, but a full-fledged, articulate and unusual language that allows the exchange of a wide variety of information, reproducing the sound characteristics of spoken language with the help of a whistle.

        No roads, many
        ravines and gorges made it difficult to move
        between settlements. To quickly transfer
        messages to neighbors, was invented by Silbo
        Gomero. This unique language has been recognized
        UNESCO intangible cultural
        legacy in 2009.

        The whistling language is of exceptional value, because it confirms the creative genius of a person. It also helps to adapt and survive in a particular environment. The whistling language is aesthetically and technically complex and interesting.

        Silbo Gomero is part of the culture of the indigenous people of Gomero, it has become a hallmark of La Gomera and the entire Canary archipelago.

        The Silbo Gomero language is passed down from generation to generation
        generation as cultural heritage
        people. Now the whistle language is being studied in
        cultural centers of La Gomera. it
        will keep it for posterity.

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        La Gomera is of volcanic origin, its highest point is the peak of Alto de Garajonay, it has a height of 1487 meters above sea level. La Gomera is a natural reserve. It is the only one in the Canary Islands where there are no traces of volcanic activity. The last volcanic eruption on La Gomera occurred more than 2 million years ago.

        Capital San Sebastian with Tenerife in the background

        The largest city and capital is San Sebastian de la Gomera. Despite its “capital” status, the town is very calm and small.

        There are very few comfortable places to live – a significant part of the territory is occupied by mountains, but there are several cities and villages. La Gomera is divided into 6 municipalities: Agulo, Alajero, Hermigua, San Sebastian de La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey, Vallehermoso.

        La Gomera on the map

        La Gomera on the world map is barely
        conspicuous point near Tenerife.
        The area of ​​La Gomera is very small –
        only 20-25 km. If you look at the map
        La Gomera, you can see that island
        has an almost round shape.
        La Gomera is divided by mountains, which
        influence its climate and form several
        microclimatic zones.


        According to statistics, La Gomera had 21,794 inhabitants as of 2018. The population growth is negative, since 2011 the number of inhabitants has decreased by almost 1.5 thousand people.

        Main language in La Gomera is Spanish
        (Castilian), but the locals speak
        in a dialect that has its own specifics.


        The climate of La Gomera differs little from other islands of the Canary archipelago. It is comfortable throughout the year, thanks to the trade winds and the Canary Current, there are no cold weather and sudden changes in average annual temperatures on La Gomera. La Gomera has a mild tropical climate with an average annual temperature of +26°C and an annual rainfall of 1900 mm.

        Climate in the morning hours

        But because of the mountains that divide the island into
        two parts, climate in north and south
        is different. In the northern zone, subject to
        windy, much higher humidity levels
        and lower air temperature. Main
        part of the rain falls in the northern part,
        the mountains hold back the streams of the cold
        air, so in the south the rain is
        an extremely rare occurrence.

        The action of the trade winds and the so-called sea of ​​clouds is concentrated on the northern slope of the mountains, where the Garajonay National Park is located, where relict forests grow.

        Monthly weather

        Winter on La Gomera is warm, the average temperature during the day does not fall below +21°C, at night – +15°C. The water temperature off the coast of La Gomera in winter is + 18-19 ° С. Most of the rain falls in winter. The “wettest” month is January, the average number of rainy days is 6, in February – 4, in March – 3.

        Spring on La Gomera is warm with an average
        daytime temperature from +22 to 24°C, at night
        +15-17°C, water temperature – +18-19°C. spring
        sometimes it rains, but it happens
        no more than twice a month.

        The most comfortable summer on La Gomera
        time, the air heats up to + 25-29 ° C during the day
        and up to +20-21°C at night, the water temperature in
        Atlantic Ocean +22-23°С. rainy
        almost never happens in the summer. Sun
        shines for 9 hours.

        Climate data January February March April May June July August September October November December
        Day temperature 21 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 28 26 24 22
        Temperature at night 15 15 15 16 17 18 20 21 20 19 18 16
        Sun hours per day 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 9 8 7 6 5
        Rainy days per month 6 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 5 6 7
        Water temperature 19 18 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 21 20

        Autumn on La Gomera is warm, in September
        and October the holiday season continues,
        the air during the day warms up to + 26-28 ° C during the day
        and + 19-20°C at night, the water in the ocean is warm, it
        heated to record temperatures.
        From November it starts to get colder, in the afternoon already
        the air is heated up to +24°C, at night – up to
        +18°С. In October and November there are 5-6
        rainy days per month.

        How to get there

        How to get to La Gomera? By plane
        or by ferry. Island capital
        San Sebastian de la Gomera, these are the main
        air and sea gates of the island. AT
        the city has a large commercial port,
        which accepts cargo and passenger
        court. Cruise ships arrive at the port
        and ferries from neighboring Canary Islands
        archipelago and from Spain.

        Sea port in the capital
        ferry companies Fred Olsen and Naviera Armas. They are
        ply between the port of Los Cristianos
        in Tenerife and San Sebastian de la Gomera.
        There are also flights to Gran Canaria.
        and El Hierro. Travel time to Tenerife
        only 60 minutes.

        Companies Fred Olsen and Naviera Armas provide a free transfer to their passengers from the main bus station (Intercambiador) in the capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the port of Los Cristianos. To do this, you need to contact the offices of companies in the station building.

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        La Gomera also has its own
        the airport. It is located in the south of the island
        in the municipality of Alajero, 34 km from
        capital Cities. This is the newest airport.
        Canary Islands, it was opened in 1999
        year. The airport receives flights from
        neighboring islands and the mainland. Time
        flight from Tenerife is 30 minutes.

        Transport on the island

        Public transport is well developed on La Gomera. Bus transportation on the island is carried out by the company Guaguagomera . Its comfortable green buses are easy to recognize. There are 8 bus routes in total:

        1. Valle Gran Rey – San Sebastian de la Gomera
        2. Vallehermoso – San Sebastian
        3. Alachero-San Sebastian
        4. Valiermoso-La-Dama
        5. Valeermoso-Alocher
        6. Val-Gran-Ray-Airport
        7. San Sesbastyan-Airport
        8. Valle-gran-Roy

        Cost of the cost from the distance, the minimum fare is 1 euro, the maximum is 4. 5 euros.

        Fred Olsen Express boats also run between the beaches of San Sebastian de La Gomera, Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey, the cost of the trip is 2-2.5 euros.

        Every municipality has a service
        Taxi. They work on a fixed basis.
        tariff, it is 0.53 euros per kilometer,
        while there is a minimum cost
        trip, it is 3 euros. On the weekend
        and holidays the rate per kilometer increases
        up to 0.6 euros and the minimum cost
        trips at 3.35 euros. On trains to the airport
        and from it is necessarily taken
        airport tax of 1.65 euros.

        Convenient way to see the island
        on your own – car rental
        on La Gomera. The island has
        representatives of most European
        car rental companies and operates
        several local companies:

        • EUROPCAR
        • AVIS
        • OASIS
        • Cicar

        on La Gomera have their offices
        at the airport and seaport.


        Those wishing to spend their holidays in La Gomera need to take care of such organizational issues as obtaining visas in advance. Do I need a visa for La Gomera? Citizens of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan need to apply for a Schengen visa. Citizens of Ukraine since 2016 can enter the countries of the Schengen agreement on a biometric passport.

        The best way to get a Schengen visa is at the embassy
        Spain, especially since it is quite
        loyal to the issuance of visas to tourists,
        the failure rate for it is one of the highest

        Visa required
        the following documents:

        • Passport valid for more than three months at the time of completion of the trip.
        • Questionnaire completed in English or Spanish.
        • Photocopies of all pages of foreign and civil passports.
        • If there are visas in expired passports, their copies.
        • Valid travel health insurance covering at least 30,000 euros.
        • Bank statement on the availability of funds in the account at the rate of 57 euros / day.
        • Certificate of income from the employer or from the tax office.
        • Certificate confirming the presence of a permanent place of work.
        • Hotel reservation, round trip tickets.
        • When traveling with a child of school age, an additional certificate from the school is required.

        Documents are submitted for consideration
        Consulate or Visa Application Centre. Before
        by submitting a package of documents is paid
        visa fees and consular fees.

        The term for consideration of the application is 10-14 days,
        you can order urgent registration, but
        it will cost more.

        Mobile communications, Internet

        Cellular companies

        Going on vacation to the Canary Islands, any tourist is concerned about the issue of telephone communication and the availability of the Internet. Using services in roaming is not always advisable due to high tariffs. It is much more profitable to buy a SIM card from one of the local mobile operators upon arrival, especially since there are plenty to choose from.

        Mobile communications on La Gomera are provided by the same companies as on other islands of the Canary archipelago. Nationwide mobile operators: Movistar , Vodafone , Orange . In addition to them, virtual mobile operators work, the most popular are: Lebara , DIGI , Lycamobile .

        Minimum cost of starting
        package starts from 8-10 euros, for these
        money can be obtained 5-10 GB of internet
        and 100 to 500 minutes for calls within Spain.

        You can buy a SIM card in La Gomera at
        port, tourist office, airport
        or at the mobile operator’s office. For
        purchases, you must present your
        the passport.

        Mobile communication in La Gomera has one peculiarity – the connection fee is charged from each call.

        Mobile internet operators
        provide fairly high quality
        as a rule, the 4G standard works,
        but in some places the quality drops to the level

        Top up your account if necessary
        you can online, the office of the mobile operator
        or in supermarkets.

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        stock of Internet traffic worth paying
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        This mobile operator focuses on
        Internet, it is most often chosen in
        as a home provider
        the Internet. Monthly traffic is
        limited, but after 50 GB speed
        connections are significantly reduced.

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        small beaches with black volcanic sand or pebbles. There are several resort towns and villages on La Gomera, where the main tourist infrastructure is concentrated. Most tourists come here as part of day trips from Tenerife, but the island is becoming more and more popular as an independent resort. It is preferred by fans of silence, beautiful nature and provincial charm.

        San Sebastián de La Gomera ( San Sebastián de La Gomera ) is the largest resort and capital. A significant part of tourists chooses this place for recreation. The city has many excellent hotels of various stars and a decent selection of apartments. Also, all the main entertainment, historical and architectural sights are concentrated in the capital.

        Playa Santiago ( Playa de Santiago ) – the second most popular resort, located in the southern part of the island. It is located simultaneously in two municipalities: Alajero and San Sebastian. Previously, there was a fish processing plant in this village, but now it is closed and the city is developing as a resort. Playa Santiago attracts tourists with one of the largest beaches on the island and good infrastructure.

        Valle Gran Rey ( Valle Gran Rey ) is the famous Valley of the Kings, where the rulers of the island used to live. The resort is located in the southwestern part of La Gomera. A picturesque road leads from the capital to Valle Gran Rey, passing through the gorge. The resort has a well-developed infrastructure, several comfortable beaches, it is ideal for family vacations and water sports. Bananas, dates, vegetables are grown in the valley, palm honey is made. In the vicinity of the resort there are several viewing platforms and architectural sights.

        Valle Gran Rey

        Agulo (Agulo) is a resort town located on a hill. On its streets you can see perfectly preserved buildings in the style of colonial architecture. Terraces descend from the city to the sea, on which various agricultural crops are grown. In Agulo, there is the Red Wall, which offers magnificent views of the island and the Teide volcano.

        Playa de Vallehermoso

        Vallehermoso ( Vallehermoso ) is a small picturesque town surrounded by mountain peaks and banana plantations. Vallehermoso has preserved many old buildings. This resort attracts travelers with sparsely populated pristine beaches, unhurriedness reigning around and beautiful nature.


        Hermigua (Hermigua) is a resort in the south of the island, located next to San Sebastian de La Gomera. According to scientists, Hermigua has the best climate in the world. The city is hidden in a gorge, protected from the winds and surrounded by banana plantations. Hermigua has one of the most popular beaches of Santa Catalina and several attractions and places of interest: the Ethnographic Museum, the Gofio Museum, the Dominican Monastery. Also, it is in Hermigua that the most hiking trails for tourists are laid.


        La Negra or Black Beach is located in a place untouched by civilization in the area of ​​Alachero. This beach can be reached on foot from La Rajita beach. The beach of La Negra ( La Negra ) is 200 m long and 10 m wide. It is covered with black volcanic sand. Moderate waves are possible on it. The beach is not well maintained.

        La Cantera is a beach in the municipality of Alajero, located in a pristine isolated area. The easiest way to get to the beach is by boat or walking down the path. The length of the beach is 180 m, the width is 10 m. There is no infrastructure on the beach.

        Playa de Santiago – the beach in the resort of the same name, the largest in La Gomera, has a length of 1.5 km and a width of 30 m. Adapted for people with special needs, has excellent infrastructure. There are many cafes and restaurants near Playa de Santiago. There are car parks nearby. The beach is covered with pebbles and black sand.

        Playa San Marcos – the beach of the municipality of Agulo, is a small bay, 150 m wide and 10 m wide. The beach is covered with black coarse-grained volcanic sand. This beach has strong waves. There are no settlements nearby.

        La Caleta de Hermigua – beach in Hermigua, covered with black coarse sand. This is a quiet, calm place, great for swimming, since there are practically no waves and there are no undercurrents. La Caleta beach is equipped with showers, has a car park. There is a restaurant near the beach.

        Santa Catalina is the largest beach in Hermigua, 850 m long and 35 m wide. Santa Catalina beach is covered with fine volcanic sand. It is located in the area of ​​the village, terraces descend to it. There are strong waves on the beach. The beach is considered quite dangerous due to its great depth.

        Playa de Vallehermoso is a beach in the municipality of the same name, stretching for 200 meters along the coastline. The width of the beach is about 20 m. It is quite quiet, because due to the large waves, few people swim on it. The beach is equipped with showers and umbrellas. There is a restaurant on the coast. Near the beach there is a park popular with tourists with large saltwater pools. . There are moderate waves on the beach. Beach de la Calera has the necessary infrastructure: parking lots, showers, toilets, adapted for people with disabilities. There are restaurants and cafes near the beach.

        Playa de Vueltas is a beach located on the territory of the port of Valle Gran Rey. It is 150 m long and 10 m wide. It is covered with black volcanic sand. There are practically no waves in this area, so the beach is popular with vacationers with children. There is the necessary infrastructure: showers, toilets, restaurants and cafes, parking lots.

        Playa del Inglés is another beach in Valle Gran Rey covered with black sand and pebbles. The beach is 300 m long and 80 m wide. The beach is popular with nudists. Nearby there is a parking lot.

        Playa de La Cueva ( Playa de La Cueva) is one of two beaches in San Sebastian de La Gomera. The beach of La Cueva is 200 m long and 85 m wide. It is covered with black volcanic sand and gravel. The ocean in this part of the coast is calm, so the beach is suitable for families with children. Adapted for people with limited mobility. The beach is equipped with everything you need, there is a parking lot and several restaurants nearby.

        La Playa de San Sebastián

        Playa de San Sebastian ( La Playa de San Sebastián ) – located next to the historic port of the capital, is one of the best beaches in La Gomera. It has a length of 600 m and a width of 55 m, covered with black volcanic sand and pebbles. There are no waves on the beach. San Sebastian beach has everything you need for a comfortable stay: showers, bathrooms, a first-aid post, restaurants, parking.


        On the island of La Gomera there are about 300 hotels of different price categories and stars. Most of them are located in the capital of San Sebastian de La Gomera, in the city of Valle Gran Rey and Playa de Santiago. You can also rent a villa or apartment.

        The most interesting hotels of the island – Parador Nacional de La Gomera , built in the style of neo-Canarian architecture. It has been named the best hotel in the Canary Islands, and its restaurant is recommended in the best gastronomic guides. Also of interest is the Jardín Tecina hotel, located next to the municipality of Alajero and having the only golf course on the island. The hotel is close to the airport.

        Cost of hotels and apartments in
        La Gomera is quite high, in season it is
        does not fall below 40-45 euros for the most
        humble number.

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        Places of interest

        Despite the proximity of Tenerife, La Gomera differs in many ways from the neighboring island. Tourism on La Gomera began to develop quite recently, this allowed to preserve the pristine nature, authentic cultural traditions and find its own way in the development of the tourism industry. La Gomera is a very small island, but it has several national parks and reserves. What to see in La Gomera? Where to start your tour?

        We recommend starting with a visit to the tourist office located in the capital. There you can take diagrams and maps of the island, which mark all the interesting places of La Gomera, beaches, restaurants and other useful locations. A definite plus is that maps and information booklets are available in several languages, including Russian.

        Many of the architectural and historical sights of La Gomera are located in the capital, so the tour should start from San Sebastian.

        Church of the Assumption of Our Lady (Assumption of the Virgin Mary)

        Iglesia de la Virgen de Asuncion

        Church of the Assumption of Our Lady ( Iglesia De La Asunción ) is located in the capital on Real Street. This is the main Catholic temple of the island and a famous historical landmark of the Canary archipelago. The church is known for the fact that Christopher Columbus prayed in it before his trip to America.

        The temple is located in the historical part of the city. The church is made in the architectural style – Mudéjar, Gothic and Baroque. Three doors lead inside. The church has three naves. The crucifix for her was created by the famous Spanish sculptor José Miguel Lujan Pérez .

        Church of the Assumption of Our Lady

        Garajonay National Park (Parque
        nacional de Garajonay)

        Garajonay Park

        The main natural attraction of La Gomera is the Garajonay National Park, it includes a mountain range of the same name with an area of ​​40 square meters. km. This unique place is worth seeing, because there are practically no analogues in the world. The Garajonay National Park is declared a heritage of mankind and is under the protection of UNESCO.

        The park is home to the highest point on the island, Alto de Garajonay, at 1,487 meters above sea level. Its slopes are covered with laurel subtropical forests. They are remarkable in that they look exactly the same as they did 2 million years ago. At that time, the laurel forests of Monteverde covered the entire territory of Europe, but they were destroyed during the Ice Age.

        Laurel forests have a height of about 40 meters, their crowns practically do not let in sunlight, so it is always humid, cool and foggy under them. The soil around is covered with lichens and moss. Laurel trees, tree-like heather, ferns, and sesame grow on the territory of the park.

        Extremely diverse in the park
        fauna, on its territory lives about
        1000 species of invertebrates, with
        150 of them are endemic, then
        are not found anywhere else in the world.
        Among the 38 species of vertebrates,
        Canary is considered the rarest
        dove and laurel dove.

        There are several hiking trails in the Garajonay National Park, which you can walk on your own or as part of an organized tour.

        Garajonay National Park

        Rocks of Los Organos

        The rocks are located in the north of La Gomera, this is a rather unusual attraction created by nature. This basalt rock is considered one of the most beautiful in the Canaries and is officially a natural monument. Why is she so interesting? Its cliffs resemble the pipes of a large organ soaring into the sky. The height of the cliffs is 800 m, the width is 200 m.

        You can see the cliffs of Los Organos from the sea during a sea excursion. Usually such excursions are offered in Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey.

        Los Organos Rocks

        Count’s Tower (

        Torre del Conde or Los Peraza )

        Torre del Conde

        The Count’s Tower is one of the oldest buildings on the island, an important historical landmark. The tower was built (beginning in 1447 – completed in 1450) and reconstructed in the 16th century. Used to protect the ruling elite of the island during internal uprisings. She went down in history because of Beatrice de Bobadilla, the wife of the governor, who was killed by the local population because of his cruelty. The countess hid in the tower after the murder of her husband, waiting for help from the governor of Tenerife.

        The Count’s Tower has been perfectly preserved to this day. Now it houses an exhibition of old maps.

        Count’s Tower

        La Gomera Ethnographic Park

        PEG Los Telares

        Los Telares

        To learn more about the history of La Gomera,
        it is worth visiting the ethnographic park,
        consisting of an ecological farm,
        botanical garden and old mill
        for making gofio. In the house,
        located on the farm
        contains the largest collection
        antiques on the island. During
        excursion, which takes place three times in
        day: at 10-00, 12-30 and 14-00 you can learn a lot
        about the culture of La Gomera, its development
        economy, nature. The museum will tell
        how the Homero lived and worked.

        The ethnographic park is located in
        half an hour drive from the seaport
        San Sebastian. Entrance ticket price
        – 3.5 euros.

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        Drago de Agalán

        In the municipality of Alajero
        grows the oldest on La Gomera
        dragon tree. It is considered a symbol
        islands and depicted on the coat of arms of Alajero.
        You can find a dragon tree in the gorge

        Rock of Roque de Agando

        Rock of Roque de Agando

        A rock that has become one of the most recognizable symbols of the island of La Gomera and a popular attraction. You can’t walk to the top of the cliffs. Previously, these rocks were popular with climbers, but now they are recognized as a natural monument, and therefore climbing is prohibited on them. There are several hiking trails near the rocks, from where you can see them perfectly. On the top of the rocks, the remains of the sacrificial sanctuaries of the Gomero have been preserved.

        Video: Agando Rock


        Viewpoints of La Gomera worthy
        special attention. On the most picturesque
        25 observation decks have been equipped on the island’s locations
        sites, many of them adapted
        for people with limited mobility.

        Examination list

        1. Mirador de La Lomada del Camello – offers a magnificent view of Tenerife and Mount Teide rising above the clouds.
        2. Mirador de El Sombrero – Stepped terraces are visible from the observation deck, where locals grow their crops.
        3. Mirador de La Laja is an observation deck on the way to the Garajonay National Park, from where you can observe a unique natural phenomenon known as the sea of ​​clouds.
        4. Mirador de La Curva del Queso is an observation deck from where you can see the town of Baja del Secreto, where important historical events took place. It was in this place that the locals executed the governor, Hernan Peras, because of his unworthy behavior. His wife, in order to take revenge, executed all the homeroes over 15 years old.
        5. Mirador de La Punta – a beautiful view of the picturesque village and the sea coast.
        6. Mirador del Almendrillo – you can see the slopes of the mountains, on which grows the endangered sabinas shrub, known for its light and very hard wood.
        7. Mirador de La Retama – offers a view of the mountain slopes with natural terraces that were created by the action of the wind.
        8. Mirador de Los Manaderos – view of the reservoir and Chejelipes dam. This is one of four reservoirs with a capacity of 630 thousand cubic meters. m., providing the island with water.
        9. Mirador de Punta de Belete – overlooks the mountain slopes where goats usually herd and the local village where cheese is made.
        10. Mirador de La Punta de Alcalá – view of the cliffs located in the south of the island.
        11. Mirador de La Ladera de La Rama – mountain views.
        12. Mirador de La Hila – a picturesque view of the sea and the marina, where boats and boats are moored.
        13. Mirador de Igualero – mountain views.
        14. Paisaje de Abrante is an observation deck in the north of the island, from where you can see amazing landscapes in red tones. Picturesque red dunes, erosion processes and vanishing sparse vegetation. The red color of the soil is due to the high content of iron oxide in the soil.
        15. Mirador de Roque Blanco – Mountain views on the border of the Garajonay park.
        16. Mirador de Barranco de La Palmita – view of the valley, located near the Garajonay National Park.
        17. Mirador de Tagaragunche – observation deck on the site of the former gomero sanctuary. It used to be a place of pilgrimage for the locals. The observation deck is located next to the chapel of San Isidro.
        18. Mirador de San Lorenzo is an observation deck at the chapel of San Lorenzo, which offers an excellent view of one of the largest mountains of the island de la Fortaleza de Chipude and the Barranco de Erque gorge.
        19. Mirador de Las Trincheras – overlooking Playa Santiago, cliffs and sea.
        20. Mirador de San Juan – view of the Ermigua valley, where villages and terraces are located. You can also see the church.
        21. Mirador de La Carbonera – offers views of the Garajonay National Park.
        22. Mirador de El Moralito – view of the mountain ranges and gorges.
        23. Mirador de El Santo is an observation deck with a magnificent view of the coast.
        24. Mirador de El Palmarejo – View of Valle Gran Rei and palm groves where guarapero juice and dates are harvested.
        25. Mirador de San Antonio – mountain view.

        Mirador de Abrante Mirador de Almendrillo Mirador de El Sombrero

        10 things to do
        to do on the island of La Gomera

        1. Visit the observation deck Sagrado Corazon de Jesus , from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Teide volcano.
        2. Take a walk along one of the hiking trails of La Gomera.
        3. Try local cuisine and palm honey.
        4. Walk through the Garajonay park.
        5. Enjoy a natural bath on the beach of Vallermoso.
        6. Visit the village of Hermigua.
        7. Visit the restaurant Mirador de Abrante and take a photo on its glass observation deck.
        8. Go to the observation deck of Los Roques.
        9. Admire the cliffs of Los Organos on a boat trip.
        10. Buy local palm honey for souvenirs.

        Kitchen and restaurants

        The cuisine of La Gomera has common features with
        other islands of the archipelago, but has
        and their own characteristics.

        Watercress cream soup with salted ribs and millet. Roasted goat leg with smoked cheese toast. Palm honey. Rice with fried bananas. Gofio. Sweets. The cuisine of La Gomera contains the essence of those who lived on the island at different times and reflects their way of life.

        Of particular interest is palm
        honey is delicious and healthy. Represents
        a well-boiled palm honey.
        It is added to many local dishes.
        cuisine and even alcohol – in combination
        with vodka it turns out very original

        The spicy snack is also worth trying
        Almogrote, made with goat cheese
        fried tomatoes and spices. If a
        like it, you can buy a jar of

        Mistela liqueur prepared from white
        wine made from local grapes
        and palm honey. drink pretty
        strong and tasty.

        All this is traditional cuisine
        on La Gomera, many local products,
        such as almogrote sauces, palm
        honey, liquor, wines, goat cheese produce
        local companies on the island.

        Of course, the cuisine of La Gomera includes many fish dishes.

        Cheese is one of the most basic products
        on La Gomera. It is made from raw
        goat milk or a mixture of goat and
        sheep. Cheese is used for
        preparation of many dishes and served,
        as a separate meal. He has
        excellent taste and intense aroma.
        Cheeses are made according to traditional technology,
        just like centuries ago.

        Gofio is another local product
        which is millet flour and
        wheat, sometimes mixed with barley and
        other cereals.

        La Gomera produces grape wines, since 2003 they have all had a denomination of origin La-Gomera . Mostly white wine is produced on the island, they have an intense aroma and a pleasant taste. Red wines are also made, they have a ruby ​​color and a soft fruity aroma.

        Some of the best local restaurants in La Gomera are Mango , La Tasca , La Cuevita , La Zula , Las Rosas , Roque Blanco , Los Chorros de Epina , Mirador del Palmarejo . Fans of sea delicacies and fish should visit the El Descansillo restaurant, which is considered one of the best. You can eat inexpensively and satisfyingly in the restaurant La Molina . Also on La Gomera there are a lot of establishments with Spanish, international cuisines, pizzerias, vegetarian restaurants.

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        Car rental La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port

        What you need to know about renting a car in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        If you want to choose the best option, start your car search as early as possible. Compare options, check the required documents and study the requirements of the companies. Be sure to ask anything that’s bothering you, questions can be asked at [email protected]. When you travel, check your rental car carefully and make sure you have your rental voucher and the address of the representatives you are renting the car from. Also, be sure to specify whether you need an international driver’s license and a personalized Credit Card (It often happens that car rental companies do not accept Debit cards or cash, be careful!).

        How can I get cheap car rental in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        Avoid renting a car without comparing rental conditions, especially if demand is high, such as at airports or hotels. You need to find the best location for cheap car rentals. Of course, it’s always worth checking out a few locations and comparing them all (for example, the city center and the nearest airport). Usually car rental on holidays is more expensive.

        How much is renting a car in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        There are several reasons why a car rental price is determined. First of all, the earlier you start looking for a car before the date of receipt, the more profitable offers you will receive and the more chances there will be at least some kind of car. Don’t do it in the last minutes, and even more so don’t expect a discount if less than 1 day is left before the rental date. The second reason is the day of your arrival. This will affect the price – the lowest price will be on a weekday. Avoid additional costs that should not be hidden from you when renting a car. To do this, carefully read the voucher with the conditions for receiving the car.

        What is the most popular rental car brand in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port in Spain?

        Of course, if you want to rent a car, in most cases you will not be able to choose the specific model that will be given to you. But in the car rental industry, there are five cars that are the most popular worldwide: Chevrolet Cruze, Chrysler 200, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla. Therefore, if you need to travel frequently for work or just travel for pleasure, you can choose one of them.

        What is the cheapest car rental company in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        As someone said, in life you have to try everything, especially when dealing with the particular world of car rental. To get the best deal, you have to do a lot of research from the wide variety of options and offers. See the top list of leading companies on our website, choose the best offer for you and you can get the cheapest car.

        What is the best car rental company in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        To choose one of the best car rental companies, you must compare important facts about all offers, such as security deposit, insurance cost and conditions, mileage or geography limits. After reading all the conditions, you will choose the best car rental agency. It should contain one or two great promotional offers, great prices, and offers that other vendors don’t offer. Also, if necessary, companies should have programs that allow you to rent a car for a few hours. But there is a general rule – the minimum rental period is 4 hours!

        Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        A free shuttle service is available at the airport around the clock. They pick up passengers at special stops. Usually this is a shuttle bus or a personal meeting with a sign at the airport. If you have a need, they will bring you back, and sometimes even bring the car directly to the airport. Try to find the most suitable car rental location in our long list of offers.

        How can I find car rentals near me in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        To find the best car rental partner near you, you need to compare their list. Also pay attention to the best rates for car rental in different places. Use the pages for your region to find out which car rental companies are near you. Try to work with vendors that primarily have a wide range of car rental classes.

        What type of car is best for driving in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        If you want to choose a car that exactly matches your needs, try to make a short list of your expectations. Think about your passengers, how comfortable they will be while riding. Notify the company about booking a car of a suitable class. Check out the safety and fuel economy features if that’s important to you.

        La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain – what are the prices for petrol? What fuel policy is available?

        You should be aware of the fuel policy and prices of petrol or diesel because it means that you have probably chosen the right car and will not be overloaded. You will know how much fuel you pay for using the car. Controlling everything is a guarantee that you won’t be overwhelmed by extra charges and refueling when you return your car. You can pay for services in various ways: using cash, credit card (Visa, Maestro, MasterCard), ATM or just PayPass.

        Where is the best place to park in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        Before you start driving, you need to think about which parking spaces you will use. Also take notes with parking information. There are several ways to park, such as parking or special parking on the sidewalk, because regular parking on the street is more difficult to find. Especially in tourist cities

        What is the right age to rent a car? How old do I have to be to rent a car?

        Many landlords make strict restrictions on the driver’s age when renting a car. They can also charge a young driver an additional fee if he is not only under 18 years old, but even if he is under 25 years old. It doesn’t matter how old you are, but it’s important to be aware of all age requirements, especially if you’re under 21. And do not forget that this can affect the cost of booking a car, even if you are under 25 years old. It often happens that different car rental companies set different age requirements and take different additional insurance amounts for a young driver.

        Do I need car rental insurance?

        When renting a car, pay attention to the insurance cover and do your research beforehand. This will affect your choice of insurance coverage that is best for you. Ask about your personal responsibility, find protection from damage and injury. In most cases, insurance is already included in the car rental price, but it happens that it is not included, this is always indicated in the rental voucher and when booking the car in a special information form.

        Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain?

        Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can benefit from car rental with unlimited mileage. Often, car rental agencies most often apply mileage limits to certain vehicle classes. Thus, this can be the determining factor in the car rental you should choose.

        Can I rent a car one way in La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain and drop it off in another city?

        Yes, most companies offer this service for an additional fee. If you want to rent a car in one location and drop it off in another city, you can pay a one-way rental fee. But be sure to find out what you need to know about this payment. For example, car rental companies charge a one-way fee to cover the cost of returning a car.

        La Gomera San Sebastian Ferry Port, Spain – wonderful long journeys

        If you want to be lucky enough to make one of the great road trips, you need to rent a car. All you need is to be excited about a good trip. To be able to drive on the open road, get your own car, stop and go whenever you want. Just get inspired for your next adventure and rent a car for the long haul.

        Where is the best place to spend the night on a rented car?

        If you’re thinking of a short trip, driving a car can be a surprisingly cheap adventure. In this case, you can spend a lot of money on a hotel or motel. If you want even cheaper – try to explore the campsite.

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    Warmest island in december: 5 Warmest Caribbean Islands in December

    Опубликовано: April 25, 2020 в 11:12 am


    Категории: December

    Caribbean Weather in December: 5 Top Getaways

    By Scott S. Bateman ©

    Caribbean weather in December: average high and low temperatures. © 2017 Scott S. Bateman

    Visitors to the Caribbean in December will find weather in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit and moderate rainfall for most islands. But destinations some do much better than others.

    December weather marks the first month after the end of the annual Caribbean hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. It also is the first month of the winter getaways for northerners seeking to escape the cold and snow.

    But not all destinations in the Caribbean allow visitors to bask under a hot sun, lounge in beautiful blue seawater and develop a healthy tan.

    When to go to each destination requires careful planning and taking advantage of historical weather data that shows which destinations have the best weather in December.

    5 Best Getaways for Warm Weather

    The five best getaways have the best combination of warm temperatures, low risk of rain and overall atmosphere for anyone who loves Caribbean beaches.

    1. Limon Costa Rica
    2. Aruba (tied with Cayman Islands)
    3. Cayman Islands (tied with Aruba)
    4. Curaçao (tied with U.S. Virgin Islands)
    5. U.S. Virgin Islands (tied with Curaçao)

    Caribbean Temperatures in December

    Total rainfall for Caribbean weather in December. © 2017 Scott S. Bateman

    Caribbean temperatures in December average in the mid 80s Fahrenheit or high 20s Celsius during the day for most locations. Nighttime lows often drop into the low 70s Fahrenheit or low 20s Celsius.

    Parts of the Caribbean have somewhat cooler weather in December, especially at night. Some destinations are too cool for swimming during December, January and February. Strong trade winds add a wind chill factor. On one trip to Aruba in February, we found almost no one wanted to go into the water.

    The Bahamas, which lie north of the Caribbean, have cool temperatures that make them popular for land activities but not water activities. (The Bahama islands are in the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean Sea. But Caribbean cruises often stop there, so they are part of the list.)

    The chart at the top using 30-year historical data shows that average daytime temperatures (in red) reach into the 90s Fahrenheit for some locations but only into the 70s for the Bahamas.

    10-Day Weather Forecasts | See Caribbean monthly weather in: January
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    December Rainfall Averages

    Curacao has some of the warmest weather of any Caribbean destination in December. © Curacao Tourist Bureau

    Then there is the rain. Total rainfall in December declines from November because it is the first month after the annual Caribbean hurricane season.

    Still, some places do well with rain in December and some do not.

    The above chart shows that Dominica usually gets drenched during the month. But keep in mind that the island is a popular eco tourism location with dense rain forests and many waterfalls.

    Belize, Guadeloupe and Martinique also receive a higher than average amount of rain. The five locations with the lowest rainfall:

    1. Bahamas
    2. Havana
    3. Aruba
    4. St. Thomas
    5. Cayman Islands

    Again, it’s important to emphasize that these are 30-year averages and will vary from year to year. The five locations with the highest average rainfall:

    1. Dominica
    2. Belize
    3. Martinique
    4. Guadeloupe
    5. San Juan

    Western Caribbean weather in December does much better with rain. It has a spike in cruises to places such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Roatan.

    Popular Destinations Not Always Warmest

    Popular locations are not always the warmest locations.

    Dominican Republic leads the list in total tourism followed by Cuba (popular with Europeans and Canadians), Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the slightly chilly Bahamas, according to statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

    Dominican Republic is always the most popular destination in the region because of its beaches, easy access and all-inclusive resorts.

    Jamaica also is popular for its all-inclusive resorts, and San Juan Puerto Rico is a major embarkation point for many Caribbean cruises. Jamaica also tends to stay warmer than most destinations.

    The fact that the Bahamas maintains some popularity during December is more due to its convenient location and many top-level golf courses.

    December marks the beginning of the western Caribbean cruise season, so places such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel start to see a big jump in visits.

    They are more popular in part because western destinations start to go through a dry season.

    Although Aruba ranks only sixth place, it is popular for a small island in the southwestern Caribbean because of its warm temperatures during the winter.

    Beat the Weather with Last Minute Trips

    Roatan becomes popular in December with western Caribbean cruises because of lower chances of rain. Wikimedia Creative Commons license

    Some Caribbean destinations in December are popular but also have higher than average rainfall such as Barbados and San Juan.

    Anyone with a flexible schedule might consider trying a last-minute vacation deal based on the weather.

    Some forecasts go as much as 10 days out and will help with a decision on when—and whether—to go to a particular destination.

    Look at the eastern Atlantic in weather radar maps to see the amount of cloud cover. Caribbean weather usually begins there and moves to the west.

    If the forecasts look good, a last-minute deal might make the most sense. They often end up with lower prices.

    But they also have some risk. The best rooms or cruises might be sold out or prices won’t be as good as other times of the year.

    Vacation planners will find it helpful to start tracking prices at the same time they start tracking the weather forecasts.

    Why December Cruises Matter

    A Caribbean cruise can make a big difference for anyone wanting to visit the region but concerned about getting the best weather.

    Cruise lines increase or decrease the number of available cruises during certain times of the year based on popularity. That popularity is often based on weather patterns.

    For example, eastern Caribbean cruises are less likely to visit Dominica in December because of its high average rain. Western cruises jump in popularity thanks to the start of the dry season for those destinations.

    Cruise ships usually go to destinations with some of the best weather and avoid ones that have consistently bad weather. Cruises also can avoid exceptionally bad weather—or at least try to avoid it—by altering course.

    They are less likely to alter course for mildly bad weather because of the extra fuel costs

    3 Final Tips about December Weather

    1. Warm and dry: Aruba, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Thomas.
    2. Hottest locations: Limon, Trinidad, Aruba, Cayman Islands and Curaçao.
    3. Destinations with most rain: Dominica, Martinique and Belize.

    Top 10 Caribbean Destinations Perfect For A December Escapade!: TripHobo

    By Seema Nande
    on Sep 19, 2016

    * Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and book something (there is never any extra cost to you for using these links).

    There are more reasons than one to escape to the Caribbean. However, ever wondered the best time to go?! The weather sure is great throughout the year in most locations, but some may face the annual hurricane season. You might risk your dreamy sunny vacation aspirations, with a sudden downpour or a wild sea, in case you don’t have your research on point. Don’t get discouraged, most islands are warm in December, and those should ideally be your pick. While you start planning your Caribbean sojourn, determining the destinations is crucial as much. Listed below are the 10 best Caribbean destinations in December, perfect for the long awaited winter holiday!

    1. Aruba

    Having a warm temperature in December, Aruba will let you fulfill all your fantasies of your perfect Caribbean sojourn. Lazying on the white sandy beaches, watching the crystal blue water sparkle, sipping on some chilled drink, yes, all that can rightly be achieved here in December. Lined with several world-class resorts, Aruba attracts visitors for its beaches. With quite a few malls and restaurants around too, you can go here leaving your brains at home! All this and much more make Aruba an ideal destination to visit warm places in December.


    2. Cayman Islands

    A welcoming island, Cayman Islands is perfect for a family vacation with its warm and hospitable locals. Ideal for relaxing in a rented condo, and doing just nothing but being. If you wish to do something, the proximity of these islands to others like Cuba gives you the opportunity to explore close by destinations too. If you happen to go before Christmas, you will find yourself some affordable deals and prices at restaurants, condos, and other recreational activities. Check the list of main traditional Christmas events in the Cayman Islands.

    3. Dominican Republic

    This is where you’ll find most of the ‘all-inclusive resorts’ of the Caribbean. This, in fact, is one purpose for the destination to be the cheapest Caribbean destination in December, as the visitors don’t have to pay for anything extra. Most of these resorts have a tariff that includes, activities, meals, and entertainment. Taking the budget factor, a notch higher, are its eight airports! This also makes reaching here easy and definitely cheap.

    4. Jamaica

    The crux of a Caribbean vacation, Jamaica is the land of spice! From spicy food and Bob Marley songs to adventure, Jamaica is popular place to go in December! The urban culture here is perfect for visitors to get familiar with and enjoy. Its proximity to the US makes it even better, as a quick escapade. Relatively cheap airfare and hotel tariffs only make this better. Many all-inclusive resorts attract a lot of honeymooners and families alike. And in December, the Christmas Market is the top most reason to visit this place!

    Planning a December wedding? Here are best Caribbean honeymoon destinations.

    5. St. Thomas

    With direct flights from Newark, St Thomas is one of the most preferred Caribbean islands for folks from the USA. Indeed, a reason why this destination is also the first place to stop on a Caribbean advent. You don’t even need a passport to make many trips to Caribbean islands, especially St Thomas. Any honeymooners out there? This is the best Caribbean island for couples! Drink, chill, and shop to your heart’s content, St Thomas, the deck island will not cease making you fall in love with it.

    6. Antigua

    A resort destination, Antigua is made up of tiny beaches that lace the coastline. With resorts serving all budgets luxury, modest and budget, the colonial heritage of Antigua attracts tourists worldwide. Enjoy some great activities like excellent boating, wonderful cuisine, entertainment and activities suitable for all at the many resorts here. The weather is perfect all around the year. Trip to this warm Caribbean destinations in December is definitely worth it.

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    7. Anguilla

    Deluging with natural beauty, Anguilla will mesmerize you. If you really seek some seclusion, unlike other islands, this is certainly the place to head. It might require you to change 2-3 flights, but it is absolutely worth it! St Thomas island lies a boat-ride away from this island. So that makes this perfect to explore day activities around too. Local culture strikes a magnificent contrast to the very luxurious villas, only adding to the beauty of this place.


    St. Martin


    Your chance to experience a blend of two distinct cultures at one destination, St Martin is a beautiful blend of the Dutch and French cultures. Don’t judge the island by its size, this is one buzzing, lively island! You have serenity from the French culture and the liveliness that comes from the Dutch. So while you party away the night, the next morning you can unwind at your pace in the tranquil surroundings. A meal at one of the lolos will satisfy any foodie!

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    9. Curacao

    Sitting outside the hurricane belt, the Curacao island undoubtedly is your safest bet as the best Caribbean destination in December. The coral reefs attract divers and snorkelers from around the world, for an adventure here. Adding to the December festivities are the unique Christmas traditions of the island. This cannot be missed as a cheap island destination either, with accommodation, meals, entertainment and activities that come at a very reasonable price here. The huge airport also makes for easy transit.

    10. Barbados

    Rihanna’s homeland, Barbados, is much more than a clichéd Caribbean experience. What is striking about this land, is how the Bajans (locals) still maintain many British customs, owing to the colonial past. Not surprisingly, you will even find golf courses here or a horse race happening around. A surfing heaven, you will find wave surfers as well as windsurfers here. The island is especially very well connected with London in peak season.

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    So with further ado, get planning as you choose your Caribbean pick.

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    The Best Islands to Visit in December for US Travelers

    Table of Contents

    • Islands To Visit in December
    • Florida Islands to Visit in December
    • Best Caribbean Destinations in December
    • West Coast Islands to Visit in December
    • Hawaii Islands to Visit in December

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    Whether you are planning a family vacation, a much needed couples getaway, or a long awaited trip with friends, our guide to best islands to visit in December reveals the hottest, and some cooler, islands.

    For each island, we discuss why people visit in December, what the temperatures are like, the kind of weather to be cautious of, and fun things you can do there.

    Most of the islands have sandy shores to laze about and a variety of water sports, especially underwater, if you are feeling a little more adventurous!

    Get ready for rum, food, and some serious tanning.

    You may also like our guides on winter sun US locations and the best beaches in December.

    Islands To Visit in December

    Our guide to the best islands in December starts with and overview of possibilities on the east coast then we’ll head over to the west so buckle up for a smooth ride.

    Florida Islands to Visit in December

    Amelia Island, Florida For Golf and Restaurants

    Amelia Island is called the “Isle of Eight Flags”.

    This is a historical island within the barrier islands on the Florida Coast.

    It has a history of Spanish, French, British and American rule which make for interesting culture and food. 

    It has great luxury resorts, sparkling sandy beaches, golf courses, sand dunes, and a boardwalk.

    There is plenty of room for beach sports that will ensure you stay fit on your winter vacations. 

    You may also find our guide on free things to do in Jacksonville, FL useful.

    Key Largo, Florida Keys For Plane Tours and Snorkeling

    Key Largo is the self-proclaimed dive capital of the world. 

    You can find many gorgeous coral reefs including the world’s largest artificial reef, the 510-foot USS Spiegel Grove, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the African Queen.

    Here, you can dive to see the unique Christ of the Deep, Christ of the Abyss by Guido Galletti.

    You can also take a plane tour to see the gorgeous blue water and sandy beaches from above.  

    Key Largo also features in our guide to the best beaches in the US.

    Sanibel Islands, Florida For Biking and Kayaking

    The Sanibel Islands in Florida have 25 miles of high-quality paved trails and renting a bike allows you into all the secret spots that cars can’t reach like Sanibel’s pioneer cemetery.

    There are different beaches to visit such as Bowman’s Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Blind Pass which make up one white sand beach stretching 12 miles!

    The beaches are covered in millions of shells brought in by the Gulf of Mexico tides. 

    Kayaking allows you to explore the mangrove tangles and you just might have an up close encounter with a dolphin. 

    Stroll through the Sanibel Historical Village which is only staffed in the winter season, perfect for your December island vacation!

    This is where seven pioneer buildings were moved from their original island and restored.

    Sanibel Island is a good option for those looking for cooler Florida temperatures with averages around 64. 4F compared to July at 82.6F.

    Check out our Florida bucket list too.

    Marco Island, Florida For Shell Collecting

    Marco Island has so many things to do, you will definitely not get bored.

    Shelling at Sand Dollar Island will leave you with a collection of gorgeous seashells to bring home. 

    In addition to shelling, birding is a very popular, exciting activity across all of the islands of Florida.

    Take a 2-hour mammal, birding and shelling tour with Get Your Guide. It is estimated that there are over 400 dolphins that use this area.

    Keep an eye out for the Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) at Marco Island!

    We featured shelling as one of the best free things to do in Southwest Florida.

    Best Caribbean Destinations in December

    Something to note for all Caribbean islands is that during December many of them receiving rain for at least 10 days.

    However, they are all still warm, gorgeous, and ripe with activities! 

    Barbados For History and City Life

    Barbados is an Island with old, colonial houses within the main city of Bridgetown.  

    You can take an expert walking tour to ensure you get all the important facts. 

    The island is full of beaches and botanical gardens.

    You can also tour Harrison’s Cave which you can access via a tramway. 

    Mid-December is the best time to visit in December.

    Barbados also features in our guide to the best Caribbean islands to visit in October.

    Saint Lucia For Beaches and Luxury Resorts

    Saint Lucia is a unique island for the pair of mountains on its west coast called the Pitons.

    It contains volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages.

    There are many waterfalls including a 15m-high waterfall called Toraille. 

    If you aren’t looking to hike, take a leisurely segway tour through a gorgeous nature trail. 

    Saint Lucia has an average temperature high of 84F and 73F for the low. 

    Antigua For Hikes With History

    Antigua is circled by coral reefs and is located in the middle of the Leeward islands in the Eastern Caribbean.  

    It has over 95 miles of beautiful coastline that you can spend hours lounging on and exploring. 

    You can also walk trails up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views.

    Aruba For Sailing 

    Aruba is known for its white beaches, much like many other tropical islands scattered around the US’s coast. 

    Aruba is also referred to as the Happy island because of its serene, desert-like weather.

    This is an island that does not receive much rain and has an average high of 87F in December. 

    Take a sunset sailing tour to see the colorful coast of Aruba in style. 

    Saint Martin For Food and Cruises

    Saint Martin is known for its unique fusion cuisine and its national foods are conch and dumplings, and callaloo soup

    Yvette’s is frequently cited as the best place to eat on the island!

    The island is split in half with the northern French side, called Saint-Martin, and a southern Dutch side, Sint Maarten.

    To get a great overview of all the island has to offer, take a delicious tango dinner cruise.  

    And for views, head to Fort Louis in Marigot!

    Do note that in December Saint Martin is one of the rainiest Islands in the Caribbean at an average of 13 days. 

    Curacao For Blue water Tours

    Curacao is most famous for its orange, blue colored liqueur. 

    Only the ones made in Curacao use the peels of the Laraha orange, which is unique to the island. 

    Curacao is hot at an average high of 87F in December and rain for an average of 12 days. 

    The largest cave on the island is called the Blue Room and you can visit it with this speedboat snorkeling tour. 

    Tortola For Laid back Coves

    Tortola is known for its high-quality spices since the island has great growing conditions for these. 

    Smugglers Cove is a very well-known attraction of Tortola and is a gorgeous beach to lounge on. 

    In addition to the beaches, you could also visit Callwood Distillery at Cane Garden Bay, which calls itself the oldest distillery in the Caribbean. 

    Callwood Distillery has been in the hands of the Callwood family since the late 1800s, and today it is operated by Michael Callwood and his family.

    Tortola also contains Sage Mountain National Park which has the highest peak in all of the US Virgin Islands at 1,716 ft.

    Tortola has an average high of 80F and an average amount of 14 days of rain.  

    St. Croix, Virgin Islands For Coral Reefs & Enslaved History

    The biggest Virgin Island, St. Croix is the best spot for snorkeling and diving in the clear blue ocean. 

    You can enjoy a 4-hour snorkeling and boating tour to Turtle Cove and Honeymoon Beach. 

    Estate Little Princess is a National Register of Historic Places listed building with history dating back to the 1700s, which is still evident in its Danish architecture.

    Enslaved Africans lived and worked on Estate Little Princess from 1749, when the sugar and rum plantation was founded, until 1848, when slavery was abolished on St. Croix.

    You can also take a tour at Cruzan Rum Distillery, still run by the Nelthropp family, which has been perfecting this islands’ preferred libation since 1760. Generations of families have worked around the distillery.

    Route 82 to Point Udall car park offers a trail down a hill to Isaac Bay, a spectacular secluded beach managed by the Nature Conservancy as a turtle sanctuary specifically for green and hawksbill turtles which may be spotted from July to December.

    West Coast Islands to Visit in December

    Catalina Island, California For Cooler Temps and Wildlife

    A cooler winter destination, Catalina Island has an average high of 60 in December. 

    Catalina Island contains the resort town of Two Harbors in the north. 

    Its highest peak is Mt. Orizaba. 

    You’ll find beautiful wildlife, lovely cabanas, and great dive sites. 

    You can take a full-day snorkeling tour, ending on the island. 

    Hawaii Islands to Visit in December

    Big Island, Hawaii For Rainforests and Volcanoes

    All of the islands of Hawaii are perfect for December travel, but each for their own unique reasons. 

    The Big Island of Hawaii is known for snorkeling, gorgeous tropical foliage, and volcanos.  

    Two of the world’s most active volcanoes are named Kīlauea and Mauna Loa and you can take a tour of them by visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

    Kauai, Hawaii For Canyons and Waterfalls 

    Although Kauai gets rain for an average of 16 days in December, that isn’t all bad news!

    This just means that the movie-famous Jurassic Park Falls will be rapidly flowing and gorgeous for your viewing. 

    Take a helicopter tour of Waimei Canyon and Jurassic Falls. 

    You don’t need to worry, no dinosaurs can reach the helicopter!

    Kauai, Hawaii is cooler in December with a high of 72. 

    Oahu, Hawaii For Pearl Harbour and Waikiki Beach

    Visit the historical site of Pearl Harbour where Japanese forces staged their first attack against the United States in World War II with this top-rated tour

    Waikiki Beach is one of the most frequented white sand beach in Hawaii. 

    Oahu, Hawaii is the warmest island of Hawaii in December with an average high of 79.

    Maui, Hawaii For Turtle Town

    Ever wanted to see a sea turtle?

    Well now is your chance!

    Take a snorkeling tour of Lahaina Turtle where you can see Green Sea Turtles, Nenue, Goatfish, Octopus, Black Durgeon, Frogfish, and Parrotfish. 

    Maui is also known as “The Valley Isle” and is the second largest Hawaiian island.

    During the winter months you can also catch sites of the migrating humpback whales. 

    There’s no denying that a trip to Hawaii in December is expensive.

    Check out our guide to free things to do at Maui for budget-friendly tips.

    Maui is also home to Haleakalā, or the East Maui Volcano, which takes up over 75% of the island!

    You can do a self-drive sunset visit of the summit.

    Lanai, Hawaii For Garden of the Gods

    Kanai has some unique attractions that make it a very memorable vacation location. 

    First is Shipwreck Beach, known for its offshore wreck of a WWII tanker. 

    Like the other Hawaii islands, snorkeling is very popular and green sea turtles can be seen all around.

    If you travel inland, the Garden of the Gods looks like a scene straight from the planet Mars. 

    Southern US Islands to Visit in December

    Dauphin Island, Alabama For Quiet Birding

    There isn’t much in the way of resorts or restaurants on Dauphin Island, however, you will enjoy pretty, quiet beaches.

    Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries are the best of the best for bird watching in this part of the gulf. 

    South Padre Island, Texas For Kite-surfing and Jet-skiing

    A popular spring break destination, you won’t need to worry about the crowds in December and you’ll be able to experience all South Padre Island has to offer.

    This is a great spot for beach sports and relaxation.

    It also has plenty of nightlife to enjoy including bars and delicious restaurants. 

    Check out our best Texas beach towns guide for more.

    Which island do you plan to visit this December? Tell us in the comments.

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    • Lanzarote – Canary Islands
    • Gran Canaria – Canary Islands
    • Tenerife – Canary Islands
    • Fuerteventura – Canary Islands
    • Greece (Crete and South Peloponnese)
    • Spain (Andalusia and Canary Islands)
    • Malta
    • Cyprus
    • Portugal
    • Italy (Sicily)

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    While you won’t get tropical weather, it’s still possible to find warm temperatures in Europe, even in winter.

    Read on, if you are trying to plan a vacation in the warmest place in Europe in December.

    Weather in December in Europe

    Europe may be a relatively small continent, but the weather is pretty varied. From Russia to Malta, weather can differ massively – and with global warming, weather patterns are different from what they were 50 years ago, or even 10.

    December, January and February tend to be the coldest months in Europe, yet some countries enjoy mild weather and many sunny days.

    As you would expect, these countries are mostly in the south, and the weather can also vary greatly between different areas in each country.

    Although winter is not most people’s first choice when it comes to visiting Europe, there are many benefits in going to Europe in December.

    For example, December is quite and ideal time to visit places that are too warm and crowded in summer… as long as you don’t mind skipping out on swimming in the sea!

    The Canary Islands in December

    Most people tend to define the Canary Islands as being European despite being geographically closer to Africa. This group of volcanic islands belong to Spain, but are located not far from Morocco.

    The archipelago includes several well-known islands such as Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma. They have been a popular European winter destinations for years.

    In general, temperatures in December rise above 20 degrees, and sometimes go over 25, making the Canary Islands one of the warmest places in December in Europe.

    If you want to take a holiday in the winter months and come back with a tan, they are a must-visit and a perfect destination for a warm holiday out of season.



    The smaller island of Lanzarote is the one closest to the coast of Africa. There are plenty of beautiful beaches, and some of the landscapes are otherworldly.

    At the same time, there is lots of nightlife and many theme parks, water parks and resorts, making Lanzarote an ideal destination for party animals as well as families. If you are after local delicacies or souvenirs, weekly markets happen in most places.

    Some of the highlights in Lanzarote include the Timanfaya National Park, and the Cueva de los Verdes, the Green Cave where you can get inside a tube made of solidified lava. You can take a day tour and explore the best places in Lanzarote. 

    It has been announced that a 26km promenade, the longest in the world, stretching all the way from Puerto del Carmen to Costa Teguise, will eventually be constructed on the island, but this has not been confirmed yet.

    You can expect average high temperatures in Lanzarote of 22ºC in December. Certainly warm enough to relax on the beach and enjoy soaking up some winter sun.

    Temperatures drop to around 14ºC at night, so you might want to pack a light jackets or jumper for the evenings.

    Gran Canaria

    Possibly the warmest place in Europe in December, Gran Canaria is another island with stunning beaches.

    Similarly to Fuerteventura, there is a lot of beautiful nature, including weird rock formations, beaches with black pebbles or white sand, and some great hiking trails.

    The Roque Nublo park and the Maspalomas Dunes are two of the most popular attractions. If you are visiting around Christmas, make sure you visit the Las Canteras beach, where an annual sand sculpture competition takes place.

    Gran Canaria has some lovely, colourful towns that you should take a trip to, like Teror and Vegueta. Many of the towns have weekly street markets selling local delicacies, fruit and veg as well as clothes, jewellery and souvenirs.

    Finally, there is a fair amount of nightlife on the island, if that’s what you are here for. If you are comfortable riding a vespa, you can rent one and go around the island at your own pace or you can take a leisurely boat tour around the island.

    If you’re looking for hot holidays in December, Gran Canaria is a great choice.



    Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has over 100 beautiful beaches to visit.

    There are fully organized beaches with sunbeds and umbrellas, urban sandy beaches, wild beaches, pebbly beaches, rocky outcrops and many secluded stretches of sand where you can enjoy the sun and the sea, even in winter.

    At the same time, Tenerife is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Cristobal de la Laguna, the beautiful Teide National Park, several hiking trails and many more destinations worth exploring.

    We recommend taking an eco-friendly sailing tour around the island, to explore the amazing Los Gigante cliffs and hopefully spot some dolphins and whales. 

    If hot and sunny is what you’re after, then Tenerife is a good choice for a winter holiday in December in Europe.


    If you are a total beach bum and love nature and sand dunes, Fuerteventura is probably the best choice for you.

    With temperatures over 20 degrees and no more than 3 or 4 rainy days in December, Fuerteventura is a great option if you want to escape colder climates without going to the tropics.

    Note that, unlike most other places in South Europe, December is actually high season in Fuerteventura, so book in advance.

    Apart from the beaches, the second biggest Canary Island has great nature. Make sure you visit the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, a really picturesque place.

    You might dismiss the idea of a buggy tour to begin with, but it’s a truly unique and memorable experience so we totally recommend it. 

    The Calderon Hondo volcano is not very far either. There are also many caves all around Fuerteventura that are worth exploring.

    Average temperatures for Fuerteventura in December during the day are around 22°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 16°C. Fuerteventura is one of the classic winter sun destinations.

    More here: Weather in the Canary islands in December, January, and February


    Greece in December

    As we live in Greece, here is where we need to begin! Greece is one of the southernmost countries in Europe, and it’s where the highest temperature ever in Europe was recorded – a whopping 48 C (118 F) back in 1977.

    However, winters in Greece can be surprisingly cold and wet, especially in Northern Greece and the many mountainous areas of the country. There’s even ski resorts in some of the mountain areas!

    I’ve spent Christmas in Athens a number of times now, and whilst it’s warmer than back in the UK, it’s certainly not shorts and T-shirt weather!

    That said, there are certain areas in Greece where temperatures are mild and some people swim all year round. Crete as well as the south Peloponnese feature among the warmest places in Europe in December.

    Crete in December

    Although temperatures in Crete generally drop below 20 C (68 F) in December, they are still quite high compared to most other places in Europe.

    The coastal towns generally have warmer weather than the mountain villages. Although swimming is not impossible, and some locals swim all year round, the sea temperature and general weather conditions will probably not be inviting for most people.

    Bear in mind that December is Crete’s rainiest month, and consider bringing some waterproof shoes and clothes. It has a more mild climate at this time of year.

    Even without beach time, there is still plenty to do on this big island. You can explore the numerous archaeological sites such as Knossos.

    You can also go hiking, stroll around the pretty towns of Chania, Heraklion, Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos, and savour the delicious Cretan food.

    Above all, you can enjoy Cretan hospitality without the crowds, and get a better understanding of life in Crete.

    What to do in Crete in December

    If you are going to visit Crete in December, you could take a wine and olive oil tour. Crete has plenty of wineries and some fantastic olive oil, and this tour will give you lots of insight to these popular traditional Greek products.

    More here: Full day wine tour.

    If renting a car and driving around is not your cup of tea, you can book an off-road tour to explore the island. We have visited parts of this beautiful route in summer, and we totally recommend it. There are plenty of picturesque villages, and the landscape is lovely.

    More here: Full day Land Rover Tour of Crete

    Southern Peloponnese – Kalamata in December

    Kalamata is a quaint coastal town with a population of 55,000 people in Southern Peloponnese. You can get there in less than 3 hours if you are driving from Athens, or catch a short flight to the local airport, located a few kilometres out of town.

    Kalamata and its surroundings have lots to do. You can use Kalamata as a base to explore the Peloponnese, particularly the nearby areas, such as the Mani, Diros Caves, the castles of Methoni and Koroni, Ancient Messene and Sparta.

    Within the town you can see the Kalamata castle, many museums, and also enjoy an overwhelming number of cafés, restaurants and bars spreading everywhere around the town’s long beach.

    If you want an introduction to the area’s culinary tradition, you can consider taking a food tour. Kalamata olive oil is considered to be among the best in Greece – just don’t say that to a Cretan!

    More here: Kalamata Food Tour

    Interested in finding out more about Greece? Check out thesetravel tips and 25 amazing places to go in Greece.

    Spain in December

    A large country which is very popular in summer with holiday-makers, Spain has some of the warmest weather in Europe. While summers can be scorching, winters are not exactly warm, but they are a lot milder than Central and Northern Europe.

    Again, your best bet is to head south, either to the area of Andalusia, or to the faraway Canary Islands.

    Andalusia in December

    This large area in Spain is where popular destinations like Seville, Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Marbella are located.

    If you want to go to Spain in December, Andalusia (spelt Andalucia in Spanish) is one of the best choices in terms of weather. The average maximum temperature in this area is about 18 C (64.4 F), but higher temperatures have also been recorded.

    If you visit Andalusia in December, you will enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and the pretty towns without the summer crowds. The area offers a variety of things to do and you will need a long time only to scratch the surface.

    If you are a UNESCO World Heritage Sites fan, you will discover plenty of them in the area.


    One of the loveliest cities in the Andalucia area is Granada. This old Moorish city of just under 250,000 people looks like it came out of a medieval movie setting.

    With the magnificent Alhambra Castle, the Generalife Gardens and the quaint architecture all around the city’s neighbourhoods, the picturesque town is great to visit in winter, when it’s less crowded.

    If you want to find out more about the Alhambra Castle, it’s worth getting a guided tour. Regardless of whether you take a tour or not, make sure you reserve your tickets in advance. 

    Granada is also at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where you can go skiing at the southernmost ski centre in Europe. 


    Another city you should definitely visit in Andalucia is Seville. With beautiful UNESCO buildings, such as the Alcazar Royal Palace and the General Archive of the Indies, Seville needs at least a couple of days.

    Walk around the massive Plaza de Espana and pay attention to the local painted tiles, and also make sure you go for a stroll on the bank of the local river, Guadalquivir.

    This tour of the city is highly recommended: Guided tour of Alcazar with a river boat ride. 


    A city that is a UNESCO Heritage Site in its entirety, Cordoba is another place that you could visit in winter.

    There are remains from several eras – Roman ruins, several towers, fortresses and palaces, the Jewish Quarter, the famous Cordoba Mosque / Cathedral, and many more sites absolutely worth visiting.

    A combined Cordoba sightseeing tour would offer more insight into the city’s long and complex history. 

    Malta in December

    The tiny island-country of Malta is the only country in Europe where temperature has never dropped below 0! Although December can be quite wet, it won’t be as cold as most other countries in Europe.

    The average temperature during the day is around 16 C (60 F), but there is typically a lot of sunshine and it can get a lot warmer.

    Malta may be a small country, but it has plenty of things to see and do. We have written a comprehensive guide for what to do in Malta in October, which you can apply for December as well. Just bring a couple of warmer clothes. 

    While in Malta, we were invited by the Tourism Board for some tours of the island that were totally worth it. Although the bus network seemed to be good, you can always rent a car if you are happy to drive on the left side of the road.

    Alternatively, you can book a private tour and see all of Malta’s highlights. 

    Cyprus in December

    A large island off the south of Turkey, Cyprus has some of the mildest temperatures in Europe during the winter. With an abundance of ancient sites, a lovely coastline and beautiful mountains, Cyprus is a great destination for the off-season to escape the cold weather.

    We visited Cyprus in September, and we found the weather almost too warm, but were told that winters are generally very mild and that swimming is possible all-year-round.

    At the same time, rain is quite common in Cyprus in December, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t exactly get your ideal beach weather.

    Still, temperatures generally reach a comfortable 19-20 C (62-28 F) during the day, dropping during the night.

    The country’s main airports are in Larnaca, Paphos and Nicosia, so you should be able to find a direct flight from many locations in Europe.


    Paphos, to the southwest of the island, is a really popular destination.

    With the impressive Paphos archaeological park that took us several hours to see properly, its medieval castle, and many churches and temples all around, it makes for a great destination for those interested in ancient cultures and history.

    There are also plenty of beaches close to the town, where you can enjoy the mild Mediterranean winter. Take a look here for things to do in Paphos.


    A very picturesque city in Cyprus is Limassol. The historic centre is full of small streets where you can see the lovely old architecture, while there is a nice promenade where you can go for an evening walk.

    You must absolutely visit the Ancient Kourion, an impressive ancient city close to Limassol, parts of which have been incredibly well preserved and restored.

    The beach below Kourion is great to relax for a couple of hours after you’ve visited the archaeological site. You can also take a tour covering the wider area, including the wine villages of Cyprus. 


    If you go to Cyprus in December, you should also visit Nicosia, the world’s last divided capital city.

    With plenty of museums, mosques, churches and places of interest in its centre, we thought Nicosia is one of the most interesting cities in Cyprus, especially if you make an effort to understand the recent history.

    Another place that we found fascinating, a few hours’ drive from Nicosia, was the ghost city of Famagusta. If you don’t want to drive, it’s totally worth taking a tour including Famagusta, which will give you a better background of Northern Cyprus.

    Portugal in December

    Another country with some of the warmest places in Europe in December is Portugal. With rich architecture, nice sandy beaches and unique culinary traditions, it’s worth considering if you want to visit Europe in December.

    The Algarve

    The southernmost area of mainland Portugal, the Algarve, has some of the mildest climate in continental Europe.

    Choosing Faro, Albufeira or Lagos as your base, you can explore the wider area, and discover great nature, beautiful cathedrals and interesting museums and sites.

    Make sure you take a boat tour to the nearby Ria Formosa islands, or to the magnificent Benagil Caves. The weather in Algarve in December is not super warm. It should be pleasant enough to lie in the sun, but it might be too cold to swim so don’t be disappointed.


    Off the coast of Africa, and to the north of Spain’s Canary islands, lies the small archipelago of Madeira.

    The main island, Madeira, has an overall rugged landscape with cliffs, volcanoes and mostly pebbly beaches.

    It’s also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Laurissilva Forest, a natural relic estimated to be about 20 million years old.

    Although you may be lucky and get some beach weather in Madeira, don’t bank on swimming, given that the ocean is open and water temperature might not be pleasant for you.

    There are some great hikes though, and an impressive New Year fireworks show in the capital, Funchal. 

    Italy in December

    One of Europe’s most popular destinations, Italy is a big country with a varied climate. Like in the other Mediterranean countries, if you are looking for better weather, you will need to go to the south.

    Your best option in terms of weather if you want to go to Italy in December, is the island of Sicily. You may be lucky enough to have some days of scirocco and possibly enjoy some swimming.

    It’s also a lovely place if you want to experience a less commercialized Christmas and to avoid the summer cruise crowds.

    December is a great time to travel to Sicily if you want to visit the numerous archaeological sites, as you may virtually be on your own. At the same time, don’t miss a day trip to the Etna volcano, which is easier to arrange through a tour. 

    Finally, if you are interested in opera, make sure you check out the theatres in Catania and Palermo.

    Verdict – What are the warmest places in Europe in December?

    All in all, if one of your priorities while visiting Europe is to spend your time on the beach, December is definitely not the best month. Even in the warmest places in Europe in December, swimming might not be pleasant.

    So, if swimming is important to you, your best bet is to go to the Canary Islands.

    If you are mostly interested in ancient history, some of the ideal places to visit in Europe in winter are Greece, Cyprus and Sicily. Just bear in mind that some days might be rainy, so plan some indoor activities such as museums and galleries.

    If you are fascinated by medieval history and UNESCO monuments, Andalusia in Spain is the place to head for. Bring your comfy shoes and an umbrella, and be prepared to explore the historic city centres on foot.

    If you want to see an interesting mix of everything, from ancient sites to baroque architecture, tiny Malta is a good choice.

    FAQ About Warmest Places To Travel In Europe In December

    Here are some commonly asked questions about which places in Europe are still warm in December.

    Where is the warmest place in Europe in December?

    If we are to count the Canary Islands as Europe, they are by far the warmest European winter destination. After the Canary Islands, Cyprus would be the next warmest country in Europe in December.

    Which part of Europe is warmest in winter?

    The south of Europe is always the warmest part of the continent in winter. The Mediterranean countries of Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Malta and Spain have much warmer December temperatures compared to their northern counterparts. The Canary Islands are by far the most warm though.

    Which is the best European country to visit in December?

    Every country in Europe has something unique to offer visitors in December. For warm weather and refreshingly lower-key Christmas celebrations though, Cyprus and Greece are two excellent choices of December destinations in Europe.

    We hope you enjoyed this guide to European winter sun destinations. Have you visited any of these places during the winter season? Leave a comment below, and let us know if you enjoyed Europe at that time of the year!

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    Warmest Places in Europe in December, January, and February

    When most people envision traveling to Europe, it’s usually during the spring or summer when temperatures are warm and there are quite a few activities to do. However, venturing to Europe is also a great thing to during December, and not just for holiday festivities. While most usually envision the continent to be freezing during this time of the year, there are actually many warm places you can visit here. This article will explore some of the warmest places in Europe you can visit in December, January and February..


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    Crete – Greece

    View of the old port of Chania, Crete, Greece.

    Greece is always a fantastic place to visit in Europe thanks to its coastal landscape and rich history. Better yet, it’s home to a warm climate which makes it ideal to visit anytime during the year. One of the best, and warmest places, to visit in Greece is Crete. Crete has an average temperature of about 62°F which means you can relax on its beaches without fear of freezing. However, this time also is pretty rainy so you’ll have to keep a close eye on the weather. As Greece’s largest island, you’ll find plenty of unique activities to do, many of which aren’t as crowded because the tourist season is over. Archeological sites and wildlife areas are less crowded and the area is usually adorned with beautiful decorations for the holiday season.

    Where to stay in Crete:

    I suggest either the town of Chania or Rethymno. Both cities are beautiful with picturesque alleyways to walk and museums to explore. They are both lively during winter and there are many hotels and restaurants open.

    Suggested hotels in Chania:

    Splanzia Boutique Hotel

    Located in the alleyways of the Old Town and just 15 minutes on foot from the beach, the Splanzia Boutique Hotel offers contemporary rooms in a Venetian building. Rooms are equipped with Internet, air-conditioning and satellite TV.

    Click here for more information and for the latest price.

    Scala de Faro

    A 5 star boutique property situated in the old town close to the Archaeological museum and 18 minutes on foot from the beach. The hotel is built in a historical building of the 15th century but was recently renovated and offers luxurious rooms equipped with Internet, Smart TV, air conditioning, coffee facilities, slippers, bathrobes and toiletries. The highlight of the hotel is the breathtaking view of the lighthouse and harbor from the Sea View rooms.

    Click here for more information and for the latest price.

    Suggested hotels in Rethymnon:

    Veneto Boutique Hotel

    In the heart of Rethymnon’s old town is the Veneto Boutique Hotel, in a 14th century, restored Venetian building with original features and boutique furnishings that complement the historic building. The hotel is minutes from the old town shops and restaurants as well as a four-minute walk from the beach. However, if guests choose to dine at the hotel, they can select wines from the expansive cellar and enjoy traditional Cretan cuisine from the local chefs.

    Check the latest prices and book Veneto Boutique Hotel.

    Rimondi Boutique Hotel

    The nearby Rimondi Boutique Hotel is a luxurious hotel housed in two separate buildings with a large pool and courtyard in between. Suites here are equipped with air conditioning, a mini bar, free wifi, and a modern bathroom with deluxe amenities. Rimondi Boutique Hotel also has a small spa for guests.

    Check the latest prices and book Rimondi Boutique Hotel.

    Things to do in Crete in winter:

    • Visit the archaeological sites that remain open all year round.
    • Explore the picturesque villages
    • Go hiking (although the Samaria Gorge is closed during winter there are many hiking paths available)
    • Have a 4×4 safari adventure
    • Take a cooking class or do a wine tasting. Crete is famous for its wines.

    Sicily – Italy

    Messina, Sicily, Italy

    Sicily is one of the largest Mediterranean islands located at the bottom of Italy’s boot. It can get to be a calm and breezy 57°F in this area during December. While here, it will also be much less crowded which gives you the opportunity to explore another side of this island that one can’t fully experience during the warmer months. If you happen to come during Christmas, you can try some traditional Christmas foods like baked clams and panettone, a sweet bread filled with raisins and candied fruit.

    While it might be warm, there’s also the chance that you’ll be able to see snow on the top of the nearby Mount Etna. You’ll also be able to explore ancient towns and see some historic sites like the Valley of the Temples and Palermo Cathedral without the long lines that spring and summer bring.

    Where to stay in Sicily

    I suggest the town of Catania, as there are many hotels and restaurants during the winter. From there you can take many day trips to nearby towns like Taormina and Syracuse even by public transport.

    Suggested Hotels in Catania:

    Il Principe Hotel Catania

    This 4-star hotel is located in the historical centre of Catania and only 20 minutes on foot from the beach. All rooms offer elegant furnishing free Wi-Fi, and a satellite TV.

    Check the latest prices and book Il Principe Hotel Catania

    Domenico Florio Palace

    This elegant bed and breakfast is located in the centre of Catania and offers guests free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a flat screen TV.

    Check the latest prices and book the Domenico Florio Palace.

    Things to do in Sicily in winter (December through February):

    • Explore the volcano of Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe.
    • Visit the nearby towns of Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto.
    • Explore the nearby towns of Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola.
    • Take a cooking class or do a wine and food tasting.
    • Check out the filming locations of the God Father.

    Côte d’Azur – France

    Bay of Angels, Nice, France

    The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Rivera, is one of the best places in Europe to relax on the beach and enjoy fresh seafood. However, what many might be surprised to learn is that this coastal area is also fantastic to visit during the somewhat colder months. In December, the average temperature is a warm and refreshing 57°F. Many seaside restaurants aren’t packed which means you’ll be able to get great views of the coast while enjoying your meal. While some tourist areas are closed during this time, but there are plenty of other unique places you can visit. You can explore the Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a village known for its fragrant violets during the summer, and which offers stunning scenery and is often a place of inspiration for many artists and writers. There are also many historic villas you can view and museums you can wander around in, like the Palais Lascaris which is home to many historic musical instruments.

    Where to stay in Côte d’Azur

    Although the entirety of the Côte d’Azur is beautiful, the best place to stay is Nice; this city is spectacular all year round, and especially so in December, as it has a wonderful Christmas market to get you in the festive mood.

    Suggested hotels in Côte d’Azur:

    Hotel Negresco

    With its iconic pink dome and fabulous 16,309 crystal chandelier, the Hotel Negresco stands proudly as the Grande Dame of the Cote d’Azur. Its location on the Promenade des Anglais is exceptional and in the heart of everything. It has a two-Michelin star restaurant, a cosy bar, and a brasserie that evokes a merry-go-round.

    Check the latest prices and book the Negresco Hotel.

    Hotel Windsor

    The Hotel Windsor is a family-run contemporary art hotel in the heart of the city. Its boutique-style atmosphere and 19th-century facade bely the incredibly unique interiors, which range from whimsical to fantastical and beyond. Rooms are designed or inspired by artists, and a new one is created every year. Tucked away in the courtyard, the gardens and pool offer a respite from the bustling streets.

    Check the latest prices and book the Windsor Hotel.

    Things to do in Nice in winter:

    • Ice skating
    • Have dinner on a beach-side restaurant
    • Visit the Christmas Market
    • Wander around the scenic historic centre
    • Ride the Ferris Wheel

    You might be interested in: Things to do in Nice in winter

    Monte Carlo – Monaco

    Monaco and Monte carlo in the south of France

    At 56°F, Monte Carlo is the ideal place to be in Europe during the month of December. This stunning area is often transformed into a winter wonderland during this time but doesn’t feature the chilly temperatures that most of Europe has. With its tall palm trees, numerous yachts, and stunning architecture, Monte Carlo is one of the best places to venture to in December, January and February. Here, you’ll find plenty of activities to do, like walking along its many beaches, or browsing through one of its interesting museums, like the Oceanographic Museum or the Museum of Antique Automobiles. While you usually need tickets to enter, lines won’t be long thanks to it being off-season.

    Where to stay in Monaco

    Monaco is a place like nowhere else on earth; it is glamorous, exciting, and filled with luxury in all of its forms. During the winter, Monaco occasionally gets a dusting of snow, making it all the more scenic and picturesque.

    Suggested hotels in Monaco:

    Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort

    The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is an unforgettable hotel; when you visit Monaco, it has to be done luxuriously, and this hotel has everything you could ever want, particularly its breath-taking views.

    Click here for more information and to book the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort

    Fairmont Monte Carlo

    This hotel is extraordinary; Monaco is famous for many reasons, including Formula 1; some of the rooms at the Fairmont Monte Carlo have an incredible view of the track, making it one of the most unique and exciting hotels in the world.

    Click here for more information and to book the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel.

    Things to do in Monte Carlo in winter (December through February) :

    • A winter walk along the harbour
    • Explore the racetrack
    • Visit Monaco Christmas Market
    • Explore the historic streets
    • Visit the museums on a chilly day


    Harbour of paphos

    Cyprus can get to be a balmy 66°F during December which makes it a great place to visit for those who are trying to escape the dreary winter weather. You’ll find plenty of beaches you can lounge around on, as well as multiple museums, like the Byzantine Museum and the Folk Art Museum. In addition to this, Cyprus offers many hiking trails which aren’t crowded with the usual summer tourists. You can climb up some mountains and even visit some archeological sites without fear of getting lost in a crowd. You can also try some traditional dishes at local restaurants like Halloumi cheese, a mixture of sheep and goat milk, and Souvlaki, meat placed on a skewer with vegetables and then grilled.

    Where to stay in Cyprus in winter

    Cyprus is full of scenic towns and coastal villages, and perhaps one of the most beautiful is Paphos. It was the Roman capital of the island, and has a huge amount of history, as well as plethora of myths and legends.

    Suggested hotels:

    Capital Coast Resort and Spa

    Though a little far out from the centre, Capital Coast Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort that offers incredible views of Paphos, as well as incredible service, beautifully designed rooms and comfy beds.

    Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

    Amphora Hotel and Suites

    Amphora Hotel and Suites is the perfect place to relax. This hotel is right next to the beach, which is ideal for early evening winter strolls. It is modern, minimalist and perfect in the winter where there are far fewer crowds.

    Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

    Things to do in Cyprus in the winter 

    • Take an early evening beach walk
    • Go skiing in the Troodos mountains
    • Go town hopping and meet the locals
    • Explore Ayia Napa
    • Discover Choirokoitia

    Málaga- Spain

    Malaga taken from Gibralfaro castle including port of Malaga, Alcazaba castle and the Cathedral, Andalucia, Spain

    Located on Spain’s Costa de Sol, Málaga is known worldwide for its remarkable beaches with yellow tinted sand and the historic buildings scattered around it. At a warm 63°F in December, Málaga is the perfect spot to enjoy some summer-like weather during the latter part of the year. While here, you can explore the Picasso Museum, which highlights the works of this famous Spanish painter, Alcazaba, an ancient fortress, or visit the Plaza de la Constitución which features festive decorations for the holidays. You can even take a food tour around the city and try some local dishes and drinks that are sure to please your palate.

    Where to stay in Malaga

    Spain is a beautiful country with a huge amount of diversity, cultural differences and various styles of architecture. Málaga is one of those places that is truly memorable, due to its unforgettable charm, welcoming locals, stunning beaches and gorgeous traditional food.

    Suggested hotels in Malaga

    Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

    This stunning 4-star hotel is located in the very heart of Málaga, and is not too far from the historic old town. It simultaneously has a cosy feel, whilst also adopting a cosy atmosphere, whilst offering astonishing views of the city and the sea below.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Hotel Palacete de Alamos

    This boutique hotel has a beautiful façade and incredibly cosy rooms. Hotel Palacete de Alamos is very trendy, and has lots of little quirks to it, making it very unique. It is also located in the heart of the old town, which is a great place to stay if you enjoy quirky bars, restaurants and cafes.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Málaga in the winter (December through February)

    • Visit the thermal pools to warm up
    • Explore the Picasso Museum
    • Enjoy some roasted chestnuts
    • Discover the Christmas market
    • Discover nearby skiing resorts

    Algarve – Portugal

    Wooden footbridge to beautiful beach Praia do Camilo near Lagos in algarve region, Portugal

    This beautiful coastal town features an average December temperature of 56°F with cool sea waters you can swim around in. While here, you can explore some of the villages that are built on the edge of cliffs or climb up to the Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse to get some amazing panoramic views. You can also stop by the Vila Real de Santo António Christmas Village which features various Christmas market stalls covered in festive decorations and selling plenty of local goodies that you can enjoy like the Bolo Rei, a traditional Christmas cake. Algarve also hosts various concerts during this time, like the local philharmonic symphony.

    Where to stay in Algarve

    The Algarve is a beautiful area of Portugal that is sunny and warm all year around, and there is a plethora of gorgeous towns to stay in. Perhaps the best one to stay in, however, is Lagos. This is the perfect place to base yourself for taking day trips around the Algarve, and the town itself has a great nightlife and lots of culture in the day!

    Suggested hotels in Algarve

    Inn Seventies

    This hotel is modern, cosy and has everything you could ever need, as well as a great location right in the heart of Lagos. It is situated by all of the best beaches, which is perfect for early evening winter strolls.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Tivoli Lagos

    Tivoli Lagos is the perfect place to stay when visiting Lagos; it has spacious rooms that are decorated in a crisp modern style, as well as many of the rooms offering balconies with city views. It is in a perfect location which is walkable to all of the main sights and attractions.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Lagos in winter (December through February)

    • Visit the Sagres Fortress
    • Go on a coastal bike ride
    • Explore the Alvor Broadwalk
    • Discover the historic city walls of Lagos
    • Take a day trip to Albufeira


    many little yachts and boats from plan wiev to the bay near Valletta in Malta

    With an average temperature of 63°F in December, Malta is one of the warmest places in Europe during the winter. Situated right below Sicily, this country offers plenty of interesting things to do. One fun event to try out is the Chocolate Festival. Held in Hamrun, this event features the best edible works of chocolatiers. You can taste test and buy some of the creations which are placed on tables that are lined up and down the local streets. Besides this, Malta also holds the Battle of Malta Tournament in December which is a famous poker event in Europe. You’ll also find some historic attractions you can explore, like St. John’s Cathedral and the Teatru Manoel, a stunning theater that was built back in 1732.

    You might want to check out: How to spend 3 days in Malta.

    Where to stay in Malta

    There are so many spectacularly beautiful places to stay when visiting Malta, but perhaps the best, as well as the most practical, is Valletta. This is city is Malta’s capital, and exudes a gorgeous historic charm, with its immense sixteenth century architecture on display. Valletta is the best place to stay in Malta because it is a base for day trips to other parts of the island

    Suggested hotels in Malta

    Luciano Al Porto Boutique Pension

    This hotel exudes luxury boutique charm, with its uniquely designed rooms and breath-taking views of the city, there is not better place to stay. The hotel is centrally located, giving you a great amount of flexibility.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    The Vincent Bed and Breakfast

    The Vincent Bed and Breakfast is a creative, artistic place to stay, with quirkily designed rooms that provide a sense of individuality and charm. Some of the rooms are more like apartments, giving you a lot more space and flexibility.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Valletta in winter

    • Explore the city’s historic centre
    • Check out the abundance of seasonal festivals
    • Discover St John’s Cathedral
    • Go horse riding
    • Evening beach walks

    Madeira – Portugal

    Ribeira Brava town, Madeira island, Portugal

    Madeira is a small archipelago located directly beneath the country of Portugal. Known for its warm weather, Madeira can get to be an average temperature of 55°F during December. While here, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, like wine tasting or walking along the pebble covered beaches. During this month, the area also decorates local boats in festive attire before they go sailing out around the sea for all to enjoy. It also has a special 3D Christmas illumination event which displays colorful lights made in various shapes, like angels. Madeira also hosts many concerts and has numerous nativity scenes placed around it to celebrate this time of the year.

    Besides holiday events, you’ll also discover plenty of other things to do here, like hike up Pico Ruivo, gaze at art at the Sacred Art Museum, or visit the historic town of Santana.

    Where to stay in Madeira:

    Perhaps the most lively and vibrant part of the island to stay on is Funchal. Here, you can roam around old, cobbled streets and bask in the town’s sixteenth century history architecture. It is also a great place to stay as a base for exploring other parts of the island.

    Suggested hotels

    Hotel Alto Lido

    This stunning four-star hotel exudes a luxury charm, with its modern interiors and excellent views of Funchal. One of the most appealing things about Hotel Alto Lido is its rooftop bar with gorgeous panoramic views; it is the perfect place to enjoy an early evening cocktail.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Enotel Quinta Do Sol

    If you are looking for a central location, great views and amazing service, Enotel Quinto Do Sol is a fantastic place to stay. The rooms are large, light and spacious, and many of which have balconies that offer jaw-dropping views of the scenic Funchal below.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Funchal in winter

    • Take the cable car up to Monte
    • Visit the Valley of the Nuns
    • Explore the hilly streets
    • Discover the botanical gardens
    • Try the local delight, Pastel de Nata

    Gran Canaria – Canary Islands

    beautiful los amadores beach on gran Canaria canary Island in Spain. winter vacation at the Atlantic Ocean

    As one of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a beach lover’s paradise. Known for its unique black lava and white sand beaches, it has an average temperature of 62°F in December. Because the weather is so agreeable, there is plenty to do outdoors, just like as if you were visiting during the summer. While on the island you can venture over to one of its many beaches or visit some spectacular nature areas, like the Roque Nublo which is a towering rock formation. You can also take a tour of Europe’s only coffee plantation, go scuba diving, or visit one of its museums, like the Museo Canario de Meteoritos which is one of the largest archeological sites on the island.

    Where to stay in Gran Canaria

    The part of Gran Canaria that has the most going on is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It has some of the best beaches on the island, a great nightlight, and lots of exciting things to do in the day. The weather is also incredibly sunny even in the winter, but without the crowds.

    Suggested hotels in Gran Canaria

    AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas

    Part of the Marriott group, this hotel offers luxuriously designed rooms with a sleek and modern feel. It is ideal for returning to after a long day of exploring the hidden gems of Las Palmas, and the rest of Gran Canaria.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Exe Las Canteras

    Exe Las Canteras is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Gran Canaria for a romantic getaway. It is positioned right on the beach, and offers incredible views of the surrounding area.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in winter (December through February)

    • Explore Vegueta, the historic neighbourhood
    • Visit the Canarian Museum
    • Discover the brightly coloured houses
    • Rent a moped and explore the hidden gems of Las Palmas
    • Stroll along the beach in the evening

    Tenerife – Canary Islands

    Beaches of Tenerife- Las Teresitas with scenic San Andres village. Canary islands of Spain

    With a warm average temperature of 68°F, Tenerife is one of the best destinations to visit to escape the winter weather. Home to many beautiful beaches, Tenerife offers some unique natural landmarks you can enjoy, like Teide National Park. You can also partake in some of the holiday festivities while here like the Christmas markets in La Laguna. Better yet, all of these destinations on the island can be visited with ease because it’s one of the least crowded times of the year.

    Where to stay in Tenerife

    The best place to stay in Tenerife is Puerto de La Cruz, which is located on the north west coast of the island. It is slightly less touristy than other parts of Tenerife, making it a great place to relax and get some winter sun in peace!

    Suggested hotels:

    Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife

    This hotel is the perfect romantic getaway for any couples visiting Tenerife. It has spacious, luxurious rooms, and balconies with incredible views of the ocean. It is also situated in a spot that is a great base for making day trips around the island.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Hotel El Tope

    Hotel El Tope offers a comfortable and personal experience when visiting Puerto de La Cruz. Here, you can stay in light, spacious rooms that provide stunning balconies with views of the vast sea ahead.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    What to do in Puerto de La Cruz in winter (December through February)

    • Explore the national park
    • Visit Playa de las Americas
    • Do a coastal bike ride
    • Discover the beauty of Los Gigantes
    • Go town hopping

    Fuerteventura – Canary Islands

    Central old square with San Gines church in Arrecife city on Lanzarote island in Spain

    Another one of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is one of the largest islands that make up this group. Known for its tranquil beaches, it has an average December temperature of 67°F. While here, you’ll find many different things you can do, like visit Lobos Island, known for being a sanctuary for rare birds, see the Corralejo Dunes, a stunning geological formation, or visit one of its numerous museums, like the La Cilla Grain Museum which teaches guests the history of the island’s farming practices. You can also explore the island’s distinctive culinary side by trying local Majorero cheese, a fresh juicy pineapple, or some mojo picón.

    Where to stay in Fuerteventura

    Situated on the south coast of the island, Moro del Jable is the ideal place to base yourself when visiting Fuerteventura. It has some of the best beaches on the entire island, and has some of the best natural scenery you will ever see!

    Suggested hotels in Fuerteventura:

    Occidental Jandia Playa 

    Located literally on a beach, Occidental Jandia Playa is the ideal place to stay in Moro del Jable if you are seeking some winter sun. It is modern, friendly and cosy, and offers impeccable service and unbeatable views.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Iberostar Playa Gaviotas 

    This hotel has everything you would ever need for the perfect holiday all under one roof; it has a great gym, pool tables, a bar and restaurant, as well as beautiful rooms and coastal views.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    What to do in Moro del Jable in winter (December through February)

    • Visit the beautiful lighthouse, Faro de Moro Jable
    • Do a 3-hour dune buggy tour!
    • Explore the Calderon volcano on a tour
    • Visit some Lemurs at the Oasis Park
    • Take a walk along Playa del Matorral

    Lanzarote – Canary Islands

    Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

    Lanzarote is one of the warmest places in all of Europe during December, January and February as it can reach an average temperature of 69°F. The island offers many stunning beaches as well as some beautiful natural wonders you can explore, like the Cueva de los Verdes which features caverns that were formed by a massive flow of underground lava. Lanzarote also has submarine safaris you can take, flourishing gardens you can walk around in, and historic sites you can visit to learn more about its history, like the Castillo de las Coloradas, an old castle.

    Where to stay in Lanzarote

    Situated on the eastern side of the island, Costa Teguise is the best place to stay in Lanzarote if you are looking to explore other parts. It has a lot going on, such as seasonal festivals, water activities and a great nightlife.

    Suggested hotels in Lanzarote

    Sands Beach Resort

    This resort offers guests self-contained apartments, that provide you with a great amount of flexibility during your stay. Also, it is located right on a beach, which is perfect for early evening winter strolls!

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Barcelo Teguise Beach

    Barcelo Teguise Beach is an incredibly luxurious hotel, with beautifully designed interiors, as well as stunning views from its infinity pool. Like many hotels in Lanzarote, there are many activities to do, such as pool tables. TVs showing sports, and a great bar and restaurant.

    Click here for more information and to book this hotel.

    Things to do in Costa Teguise in winter (December through February)

    • Do a volcano and cave tour
    • Explore the Timanfaya National Park Area, there are lots of tours you can do
    • Embark on an evening dolphin-watching cruise; this is best at sunset!
    • Hike to Los Volcanes National Park
    • Relax at the Lanzarote Aquarium

    Europe is an amazing place to visit during the winter months of  December, January and February. While some might envision it to be covered in snow and freezing temperatures, there are many places that have warmer climates even during this time of the year. If you’re looking to experience Europe during December through February, but in places that have higher temperatures, definitely consider the destinations mentioned above. They not only have great temperatures, but are packed with plenty of things to do and see.


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    27 awesome warm places to visit in December in USA in 2022

    If you are searching for warm places to visit in December in USA, to spend your winter vacations, look no further! This list is packed with great suggestions on places where you can travel whether for a break from the winter blues or to spend your Christmas holiday.

    Being the USA such an extensive country with an incredible variety of climates and weather, you have a variety of places where you can travel if you are looking to escape the cold.

    Although you will see that Florida and California seem to be the most popular places where to go in December, you will find a nice choice of interesting off-the-beaten-path places if you love to explore lesser-trendy destinations in the USA.

    I have curated this massive guide to the best places to visit in December in the USA, where professional writers and travelers suggest their favorite warm places in the USA winter.

    We have made sure to select places where the temperature never (almost) goes below 65F.

    So, pack your T-shirts and sundresses and chose among these fabulous winter wonders!

    Table of Contents

    The best warm places to visit in December in USA


    Kauai, Hawaii

    Contributed by Aram @ Next is Hawaii

    December is a wonderful time to escape to Hawaii as it will greet you with warmth, palm trees, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Kauai is one of the best places to visit in December in US and the most underrated. In fact, December is an ideal time to visit if you are suffering from the winter blues a bit early in the season.

    During December, Kauai does get a bit of rainfall (approximately 15 days) and the temperatures are slightly cooler with an average low of 53F and a high of 71F.   The ocean remains a bit chilly too at around 75F. 

    However, this is a fantastic time to go for a hike in the cooler weather (and avoid many crowds) and it is still going to likely be warmer than where you live on the mainland or abroad!

    One thing to note is that prices do rise a bit in Kauai during the Christmas season and New Year as this can be the peak time to visit. 

    During December on Kauai, you will enjoy gorgeous state parks like Polihale State Park and Kokee State Park.  And, naturally, a trip to Kauai is not complete without visiting the Na Pali Coast and taking a helicopter tour to view this Jurassic World from over the Pacific Ocean.

    There are several things to do in Lihue and other places on the island. 

    But, be sure not to miss one of the most beautiful waterfalls, Wailua Falls, during this time. Because of the rainfall, it will be powerful and even more breathtaking than usual!

    2) Big Island of Hawaii

    Contributed by Francesca MakanaHomeroom Travel

    Photo © Francesca

    Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, is one of the best warm places in the United States to visit in December. The weather is warm, in the high 70s, without too much humidity. Thus, it makes for a great place to escape the colder weather elsewhere. 

    You can get to the Big Island by flying to Kona International Airport. There are many direct flights from the United States and Asia. Flights can range from $200-$600. Plan to rent a car to get around the Big Island. 

    Opt to spend at least 5-7 days exploring what the Big Island has to offer. The main city, Kona, contains tons of great restaurants, bars, and beaches.

    You can also opt to go on a night snorkel with Manta Rays as well. If looking for a more laid-back vibe, head to the eastern side of the island and spend some time in Hilo. Both Kona and Hilo are great places to base yourself on your stay. 

    Other can’t miss places on the Big Island include Pololu Valley, Waipio Valley, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, South Point, and Mauna Kea. Make sure to grab a shaved ice or two before you leave!

    3) Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

    Contributed by Sally @ Our3kidsvtheworld

    Waikiki is the place you’ll see on all the Hawaii postcards, a sun-drenched white sand beach, many a sun umbrella, and bikini-clad tourists sun-baking or swimming in the all-year-round perfect conditions.  

    December is a great time to experience Waikiki, you’ll be greeted with the most spectacular sunsets, and all you have to do is look towards the horizon – best of all it’s free. 

    Waikiki is the central hub of Oahu, the best place to stay in the hotels closest to the beachfront. They are also the most expensive however even staying one street back will save you a considerable amount of money.

    While in Waikiki you must hike to the top of Diamond Head for panoramic views straight down Waikiki strip, take a snorkeling tour where’ll you’ll almost have a 100% chance of seeing turtles, a shopping experience at an ABC Store which is on nearly every Waikiki corner and last but not least experience a traditional Hawaiian luau

    I highly recommend Nutridge, the most authentic experience on the island.

    Waikiki is one of the best places to visit in Hawaii any time of year due to the glorious weather, another option is to hire a car and explore Oahu a little further.

    Island is small and can be explored in one day. North Shore will give you a more relaxed, laid-back experience compared to Waikiki.

    A stop at the Dole Plantation to taste test the island’s finest pineapple is also recommended. 

    So, yes, also Wakiki is definitely among the best places to visit in December in US.

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    4) Key West, Florida

    Contributed by Kylie @ Between England and Iowa

    Photo © Kylie

    I can think of many reasons why Key West must be on the list of the best places to visit in December.

    Visiting Key West in December is a great option for a warm-weather winter getaway in the US. December is officially the end of hurricane season and the temperature averages around 75F.

    Key West is actually closer to Cuba in the Caribbean than it is to Miami and is the southernmost point of Continental US!

    The water temperature is still warm enough to enjoy water-based day trips, such as snorkeling, however, some companies will offer the use of a wetsuit if needed.

    If traveling at the beginning of the month, you will also benefit from cheaper accommodation prices before the Christmas and peak season travel begins. 

    A popular thing to do in Key West is to watch the sunset from Mallory Square. In December the sun sets between 5.40 pm and 5.50 pm which leaves you with enough daylight hours to enjoy a full day of exploring.

    Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is among the favorite places to visit with a lovely beach and Duval Street is jam-packed with restaurants and bars.

    Caroline’s Cafe’ has lovely food and make sure to have Key Lime Pie from the ‘Southernmost Key Lime Shop’!

    You can fly directly into Key West airport, or an alternative option is to fly into Miami airport and rent a car. From here it’s around a 3 hour 30-minute drive through the Florida Keys.

    It’s an amazing drive and there are lots of fun stops along the route. Several hotels have free parking and shuttles to downtown, so park up and then continue on foot!

    5) Dry Tortugas, Florida

    Contributed by Camila Neves @ Travel Cami

    Photo © Camila

    Dry Tortugas National Park is for sure one of the most lovely warm places to travel in December.
    It is warm and perfect all year round.

    When I visited in December, I couldn’t quite believe it was winter, and I was on this stunning tropical island right in the Gulf of Mexico. 

    Dry Tortugas is not only a beautiful national park but also one of the most remote ones.

    Because of this, the national park has amazing and vibrant marine life that makes it amazing for snorkeling and fishing.

    To get there, there are two popular options. The most common one is taking the Yankee Freedom Ferry from the island of Key West.

    The other far more expensive option is hiring the seaplane tour to Dry Tortugas. Both options are fantastic; however, the ferry takes about three hours while the seaplane gets you to the park in only 40 minutes.

    Since it is located in the Gulf of Mexico, during December, the climate in Dry Tortugas National Park is just as nice as at any other time of the year, with an average high temperature of 75.6°F (24.2°C), and an average low temperature of 66°F.

    Pro-tip: When you visit, make sure to book way in advance. Tickets to this paradise sell super fast!

    6) Lake Kissimmee, Florida

    Contributed by Trijit Mallick @ Budget Travel Buff

    Photo © Trijit Mallick

    Looking for a warm destination to visit in the US in December? Look no further than Lake Kissimmee. You may wonder why I am recommending this place instead of the popular Florida beaches.

    Well, if overcrowded beaches are not a problem for you, you can definitely visit the famous Florida beaches.

    But if you are someone looking for a less crowded family-friendly warm place in the US, Lake Kissimmee can be a perfect destination for you. Located just 25. 5 miles south of Orlando International Airport, Lake Kissimmee is one of the best lakes in Florida.

    This quaint place can be visited at any time of the year. However, if you are looking for charming weather and outdoor activities, December is the best month to visit Lake Kissimmee. 

    Lake Kissimmee is heaven for bass fishing and wildlife watching. Even in winter, you can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and chain pickerel.

    The water can be cold in late December to swim, but in November and early December, you can take a refreshing dip in the lake.

    For outdoor adventure, rent a kayak or canoe from the nearby rental stores and explore the lake at your own pace. Keep your camera ready to capture the bald eagles, ospreys, sandhill cranes, white-tailed deer, bobcats, alligators, and much other wildlife.

    Nature lovers can hike 13 miles of trails winding around the lake to observe the abundant plant and animal life.

    Lake Kissimmee State Park has a large, shaded picnic area with picnic tables and a playground where your kids can play and you can enjoy a family get-together.  

    7) Everglades National Park, Florida

    by Victoria @ Guide your travel

    The Everglades National Park is a spectacular National Park in southern Florida and one of the best places to travel in December if you are looking for warm weather. The most convenient way to get to the park is to fly to Miami International Airport.

    Because the Everglades are so close to the city, you can reach areas of the park in as little as 30 minutes from Miami.

    In Florida, hurricane season ends in November, so the weather will most likely be warm but not excessively so in December. Temperatures will reach 75°, which is significantly cooler than the sweltering summers.

    There will also be fewer other tourists, which means more opportunities to enjoy the Everglades’ natural splendor and, of course, lower prices.

    The Everglades are all about nature and getting out in the fresh air. Hiking, camping, and animal watching are all popular activities here.

    The popular Bobcat Boardwalk, which is just under a kilometer long and appropriate for all types of hikers, is an easy and accessible track. There are, of course, longer hikes that are more difficult.

    In the Everglades, a boat excursion is a must-do activity. This is a fantastic experience and a perfect opportunity to explore the park on the water, with stunning mangrove forests and waterways.

    Kayak or airboat tours are available, though kayaking is generally quieter and more environmentally friendly.


    Naples, Florida

    Contributed by Lori @ Travlinmad

    Photo @ Lori

    If you’d like to escape the winter cold in December, look no further than Naples on the Gulf Coast of southwest Florida. Temperatures are warm and moderate, the humidity is low, and the wet season won’t begin until late May.

    This is a great beachy time of year so light clothing and sandals are all you need. Lounging on fabulous beaches is a bucket list item in Florida and those you’ll find in Naples are some of the best.

    In December the sun is less intense and with an average ocean temperature of 71° swimming is comfortable, and annoying bugs like mosquitoes and no-see-ums are scarce.

    And more good news, the beaches are not so crowded as during the peak of the vacation season after January. When it’s time to take a break from fun in the sun, you can enjoy premier shopping, cultural activities, or maybe go hiking on the nearby trails.

    A great day trip from Naples is to drive the short distance to the Everglades and either hike the many trails or treat yourself to an exciting airboat ride.

    Naples is easy to get to. Many major airlines have service to Southwest Florida International (RSW) which is only 30 minutes north of Naples. One thing not to miss is a beautiful sunset over the Gulf.

    Go to any beach, or better yet, head to the Naples Pier. December is a perfect time for fiery sunsets.

    This is indeed one of the best places to visit in December!


    Boca Grande, Florida

    Contributed by Lori @ Naples Florida Travel Guide

    Photo @ Lori

    It’s December. Time to pack your bathing suit and suntan lotion. One of the warmest places to travel in December is the charming small town of Boca Grande, Florida. 

    This barrier island has beautiful beaches literally from one end of the island to the other. They’re one of the best things to do in Boca Grande, but anglers will find some of the best saltwater (tarpon) fishing in the world.

    Located on the pristine barrier island of Gasparilla, Boca Grande has that slow-paced laid-back vibe you might have experienced in Sanibel Island 50 years ago — like time has passed it by. 

    December is the dry season in southwest Florida with moderate temperatures and low humidity. There are no daily storms or downpours like in the summer months, and the ocean is calm and relatively warm. Boca Grande is a great place to just relax and unplug.

    There are no theme parks and the main attractions are the two lighthouses which are interesting to visit.

    Driving a golf cart along paved pathways is the only transportation you’ll need. Long-standing restaurants feature the fresh catch of the day and many other options as well.

    To get here, take I-75 or Rte. 41 and exit at Englewood. There’s a $6 toll to cross the Boca Grande Causeway over Gasparilla Sound, a small price to pay to spend winter in paradise.

    As you can see, Boca Grande is among the amazing places to visit in December and stay warm!

    10) Tampa, Florida

    Contributed by Dymphe @ Dymabroad

    One of the best places to visit in the United States in December is Tampa in Florida where the weather is very mild and the average temperature is about 75°F.

    Tampa is a great city, packed with fun things to do such as going to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and the amusing Riverwalk where you can enjoy the temperate weather while strolling on the 2.4-mile walkway. Stop by the history museums, and grab a delicious Cuban sandwich in the iconic Columbia cafe, when you finish your tour.

    Tampa Museum of Art is found at mile 1.3. If you love art, here you will find incredible modern and contemporary art expositions.

    From the Riverwalk you can also get beautiful views of the city while you relax in one of the fancy restaurants.

    If you love to explore further, you will find many Instagrammable places in Tampa where you can practice your photography skills and get spectacular pictures of the cityscape.

    Tampa also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida that you can enjoy year-round. Enjoy the warm sun on the most popular Ben T. Davis Beach, the largest beach in the city, and get more off the beaten path to the secluded beach of Caladesi in Clearwater, 40-minute drive away from Tampa.

    All the major US airlines can fly you into Tampa international airport from many cities in the US or if you are up for a road trip in Florida make sure you include Tampa in your itinerary.

    11) Clearwater, Florida

    Contributed by Terri Markle @ Female Solo Trek

    The slogan for Clearwater, Florida is “Bright & Beautiful: From Bay to Beach. ” There are no better places to visit in December, as this west coast Florida city offers fun in the sun when it is snowing elsewhere.

    It’s like a little Caribbean getaway on the US side of the Gulf of Mexico. USA Today named it a Top 10 Beach in the USA. Winter is mild (typically 53-73 degrees).

    The nearest airport to Clearwater is Tampa Bay International (22 miles away). But the city is also less than a three-hour drive from Orlando. You should also spend a day visiting St. Petersburg, which is just 17 miles by Florida FL-699 S.

    The list is endless of fun activities. Stroll Pier 60 (Clearwater’s Main Street) and enjoy amazing sunsets. Fresh seafood is on the menu everywhere. Book a local boat at the Clearwater Harbor and Marina to go fishing or just a joy ride on the bay.

    Clearwater offers everything required for a winter vacation in the US—relaxing on the beach in the sun plus shopping, dining, and live entertainment. The Cleveland Street District features concerts, festivals, and exhibits.

    Drive to nearby islands including Sand Key and Caladesi Island State Park. Plus there is a score of free things to do while staying in Clearwater. 

    So when you visit this December, remember to “Have Yourself A Sandy Little Holiday.”

    You may also like: The 31 best places to visit in Europe in December


    Miami, Florida

    Contributed by James @ Parks Collecting

    December is the ideal time to visit Miami.  Days are warm, dry, and super pleasant. The hurricane season ends in November and the extreme heat of summer is over.  The average high and low are 76°F and 65°F.  

    This is perfect beach weather!  For the best beach experience, head to South Beach where there are miles of white sand beaches. 

    There is also a bike path that winds its way along the length of the beach – great for biking, walking, or even rollerblading. 

    This is also where you’ll find most of the restaurants, bars, and clubs. The main street at South Beach, Ocean Drive, is lined with classic Miami-style art deco buildings, and many of them are small hotels. 

    It is right across from the beach, so the location couldn’t be better.

    If you want a little break from the beach, Miami is also close to two great – but very different – national parks.  Drive south for one hour and you’ll be snorkeling in Biscayne National Park

    Also, an hour from South Beach is Everglades National Park.  Take an airboat tour of the wetlands to see alligators and birds. They are both at their best in December.

    For something a little different, head to Little Havana.  The Cuban food there is second to none. 

    From downtown, head up SW Eighth Street between SW 12th and 22nd. If you eat beef, definitely try the ropa vieja, Cuba’s national dish.

    No matter what you like to do, Miami is among some of the best places to visit in December.

    13) Siesta Key, Florida

    Contributed by Nikki @ She Saves She Travels

    If you’re looking for warm places to visit in the US in December, then Siesta Key, Florida is it! Located less than an hour from Sarasota, this gem on the western coast of the Florida peninsula is the perfect wintertime getaway.

    With sand so incredibly soft it feels like you’re walking on powder, you’ll fall in love with this beach!

    The average high temperature in Siesta Key is 74 each day, with an average water temperature of 69 degrees, so it’s really a great spot to escape wintry weather in much of the rest of the US.

    It’s a great vacation destination not only because of the weather but also because there are so many things to do in Siesta Key. Aside from the near-perfect beach, be sure to visit the Siesta Key Village for shopping and dining. 

    And for more adventure, you can rent bikes and explore the island, go mangrove kayaking, parasailing, kiteboarding and so much more. 

    To get to Siesta Key, you can fly into the Sarasota airport, or for a long drive, Tampa or Fort Myers airports are within a couple of hours.

    You won’t find a lot of high-rise hotels in Siesta Key, instead, look for smaller hotels or vacation rentals. Book them more than 60 days in advance for the best pricing!

    14) Orlando, Florida

    Contributed by Victoria @ Florida Trippers

    There are few better places to experience warm weather in the USA than Orlando Florida!

    Now, you may think that Orlando is just a theme park, and while winter is a fantastic time to visit the theme parks because the weather is not too hot, there is so much more to do in Orlando besides the parks.

    Winter in Florida is the perfect time to visit the springs in Florida! Orlando is the perfect home base for stunning springs like Rock Springs, Wekiwa Springs, and Blue Springs and they can all be found nearby.

    The springs are the perfect way to see pure Florida and one of the best things to do in Orlando!

    If you want to hit the beach, you can use Orlando as your home base and travel to the nearby Cocoa Beach which is about 1.5 hours away to enjoy the warm weather, sand and beach waves!

    Orlando also offers hiking, shopping, museums, and more. If you want to head outside of Orlando for an epic day trip, consider Bok Tower Gardens. It looks like Rapunzel’s tower and is located about 1 hour from Orlando.

    In all, the weather in Orlando in winter is perfect and warm, yet not too hot, making for an enjoyable experience for everyone!

    16) San Antonio, Texas

    Contributed by Kate Storm @ Lone Star Travel Guide

    Beautiful, historic, and packed with interesting things to do, visiting San Antonio in December is a fantastic way to squeeze in a quick cultural vacation to a warm weather in the USA.

    Known for its charming River Walk, delicious TexMex food, and being the home of Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage Site, a trip to San Antonio in winter means that outdoor activities are pleasant and coats are (usually) optional.

    December weather in San Antonio is quite mild, with an average high temperature of 64° and low of 42°.

    Some of the best things to do in San Antonio include exploring the River Walk, visiting the interesting Witte Museum, shopping in La Villita, touring the five historic missions of San Antonio (there are far more than just the Alamo, though it is worth a visit), and even visiting theme parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas, one of the most popular Texas Landmarks

    For those hoping to get out of the city, day trips to nearby Hill Country towns like Boerne and Fredericksburg make excellent options. And if you wish to spend a night in nature but with glamour check out the best Texas Hill Country Glamping spot.

    And, of course, San Antonio is one of the best places to enjoy a festive Christmas in Texas! There are plenty of Christmas events in San Antonio in the month of December, including the Light the Way Festival and the famous River Walk Christmas lights.

    Also read – The 23 best Christmas getaways in Texas

    17) South Padre Island, Texas

    Contributed by Ladona @ Walking The Parks 

    Photo © Ladona

    The month of December is the perfect time to visit South Padre Island in Texas one of the most popular beach towns in Texas. The weather is sunny and moderate, averaging in the mid-70s.

    The water temperature is 72 degrees and in general, you don’t really want to swim in December. However, the beaches are free and beautiful for shell collecting, fishing, or just a simple relaxing day in the sun.

    South Padre Island is at the tip of the Padre Island National Seashore, a 70 mile long National Park. There are over 380 bird species and it is a haven for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.

    To learn about the wildlife, visit Sea Turtle Inc where you meet rescued turtles or the Sealife Center where you explore the ocean life “touch tanks”. And don’t miss the very popular and fun dolphin watch cruises. 

    The island is small enough to explore by bike or golf cart which you can rent from quite a few places. There are many restaurants with outdoor seating offering fantastic views of the ocean as well as some with live music.

    You’ll love the wide variety of hotels and adorable rental properties on the Island, all within walking distance to the beach. Many hotels have heated outdoor pools, perfect for a December swim. 

    The nearest airport is about 1/2 hour away in Brownsville where you can rent a car or take the free shuttle service to the island.

    South Padre is a true island, only reachable by crossing the 2 mile Queen Isabella Causeway. Watch for the nearby Port Isabel Lighthouse. Also, it makes it one of the top Christmas getaways in Texas!

    18) Fredericksburg, Texas

    Fredericksburg, Texas is a great place to visit in December because of the Christmas celebrations and the mild Texas weather.

    You will still be able to hike the famous pink granite dome of Enchanted rock and go shopping on Main street without feeling a blistery cold front.

    The town decorates beautifully for Christmas to get you in the spirit, and you’ll be able to find a cozy spot to relax and meet some of the locals.

    There are lighted Christmas parades, a big downtown tree lighting ceremony, and a host of other events that make the town festive such as an ice skating rink, visits with Santa, and carriage rides.

    Plus, Fredericksburg’s German heritage ensures there are plenty of traditional holiday foods and drinks to enjoy.

    Fredericksburg is also a premier wine-growing region.

    In December, the wineries are in full swing with holiday season celebrations. You can enjoy live music, festive decorations, and of course, wine tastings.

    So if you are looking for a warm holiday destination with a sparkle of German heritage then Fredericksburg needs to be at the top of your list!

    19) New Braunfels – Texas

    There are so many things going on in New Braunfels Texas in December! If you are looking for all the fun of the holiday season without the cold weather to come along with it, consider heading to New Braunfels, Texas.

    A small German town located 30 minutes from San Antonio.

    You can take a drive through Santa’s ranch, a  festive drive-thru Christmas experience with more than two million lights, displays, and animated characters.

    Or get into the holiday spirit at The New Braunfels Christkindlmarket is a German-inspired holiday market that takes place in the Historic Gruene District each year. It features local artisans, food vendors, and entertainment.

    With the warm Texas winters, you will find plenty of outdoor activities like hiking or biking through the texas hill country or spending a day at The Comal County Fair.

    The fair is a four-day event that takes place in early December. It features a variety of rides, games, food, and live entertainment.

    My favorite December event in New Braunfels is the annual Wassail fest. This is a  great way to meet locals and try some wassail.

    There is no shortage of things to do in New Braunfels during December. If you are looking for a festive and warm getaway, this is the place for you.


    San Diego, California

    Contributed by Megan @ Megan & Aram

    Visiting San Diego in December is a wonderful time to escape the cold and visit one of the warmer places in the United States during winter.

    In San Diego in December, you can expect an average high of 66F and a low of 49F.   While it is the rainy season in SD, you will only see about 4 days of rain, on average, making it still an excellent time to visit the Southern California city!

    There are several things to do during a December weekend in San Diego but one of the top things to do is to go whale watching. 

    It is the season for whale watching in California as over 20,000 gray whales pass through on their way to Mexico from Alaska.

    The season starts in mid-December and typically lasts into mid-spring. Another popular thing to do in San Diego during December is to check out the Parade of Lights.

    It is a holiday season tradition there that has been going on for 48 years.

    About 100k come to see them and it is one of the most beloved things to do in December there!

    During this time, you can still go hiking, surfing, and check out a national park in Southern California.  San Diego truly is a perfect winter destination!

    21) Disneyland in Anaheim, California

    by Nicole Hunter @ Go Far Grow Close

    Photo © Nicole

    If you are looking for warm places to visit in December in the USA, you should consider Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Orange County, California. Disneyland is a theme park that opened in 1955 that features characters, rides, and shows based on the original creations of Walt Disney and the Disney Company.

    The weather is fantastic. The temperature is usually around 20 degrees Celsius or 67 degrees Fahrenheit and most days are sunny. You will have a hard time finding public transportation that easily takes you from Los Angeles International Airport to Disneyland.

    Instead, most people either rent a car or take an Uber or a shuttle from the airport. It is only 30 miles away.

    Disneyland Resort is actually made up of two theme parks – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, each with its own unique attractions, shows, and restaurants. Most people spend a minimum of two days at Disneyland Resort so that they can experience at least one day at each park.

    You can split your time between the two parks provided you purchase a hopper ticket that allows you to go to both in one day. However, there is so much to see and do in each park, that it is best to give yourself a minimum of a day in each.  

    Disneyland Resorts caters to people of all ages. There are gentle rides for young children and crazy exhilarating rides for brave children, teenagers, and adults that are young at heart. Experiencing Disneyland, no matter what your age, is truly an iconic American experience.

    22) Los Angeles, California

    Contributed by Sophia Bawany @ Fly Eat and Repeat

    While there are endless destinations where you can enjoy a cold, picturesque December, if you are a lover of a warmer climate, we recommend sunny Los Angeles.

    There is no shortage of outdoor activities and with the warm weather, you will have a great time fully enjoying the holiday spirit in a relaxed environment. The temperatures normally range between 65 – 70 F during the day with the evenings cooling down to 46-49.

    This is a perfect destination for anyone who wants to escape the cold weather. Just because we have warm, sunny days, doesn’t mean there is any shortage of holiday cheer in the city of Angeles.

    You can visit the iconic Rodeo Drive and see the festive holiday displays. If you are really missing snow, head down to The Americana in Glendale and experience the beautiful snow that falls from Santa’s sleigh every evening during the holidays.

    Of course, no trip to Los Angeles is complete without visiting the pristine beaches. Unfortunately, the water on the West Coast is freezing all year round, so you may not be able to actually get in, but the Pacific Coast Highway has tons of waterfront restaurants with stunning ocean views.

    We recommend flying into Los Angeles Airport (LAX), you will find more flight options and if you book early, you may even get a great deal.

    This is not the cheapest city to visit, with hotels being slightly pricier than many other cities in the US.

    If you want a glamourous, warm winter respite, Los Angeles is the perfect destination for you. 

    23) Palm Springs, California

    Contributed by Jessica @ Uprooted Traveler

    Photo © Jessica

    Palm Springs is definitely one of the best places to visit in December and here I am going to tell you all the reasons why!

    It’s the perfect destination for a balmy December getaway, with highs in the 70s and an arid desert climate. It’s a city where you can truly unwind, with plentiful spas, like the Parker Springs Yacht Club, to indulge in a massage or other relaxing treatments.

    And while it may not be peak pool weather, there are still plenty of hotels with outdoor heated pools and hot tubs to lounge in while taking in the views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains. 

    Looking to do something a bit more active? Check out the nearby Joshua Tree National Park, for world-class hiking and rock climbing amongst massive morganite boulders and the park’s eponymous Seussian-like trees.

    You can even decide to sleep in the desert and choose one of the fancy Joshua tree Glamping sites just outside the park for a night under the stars.

    If you, instead, prefer more urbane activities, consider strolling around Palm Springs’ endless art galleries and other quirky boutiques.

    With the city’s omnipresent retro-luxe vibes, it should come as no surprise that there are dozens and dozens of perfectly curated antique shops full of mid-century modern furniture and funky vintage clothing, harkening back to the days when Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dean Martin vacationed here.

    For those interested in this type of design or history, there are plenty of do-it-yourself walking tours to explore the mid-century modern architecture of the city (and enjoy the fantastic weather!), like visiting the house where Elvis honeymooned with his wife, Priscilla, or the Twin Palms estate, commissioned by Frank Sinatra himself (complete with a piano-shaped pool).

    Whether you’re looking for a rousing outdoor adventure, a relaxing getaway, or something in between, Palm Springs is a perfect place to shake off those winter blues.

    24) San Luis Obispo, California

    Contributed by Haley @ Gathering Waves

    One of the best US warm-weather destinations in December is the quaint, sunny town of San Luis Obispo, California.

    Located on the Central Coast of California, this small town gets the lovely combination of beautiful California beaches and weather, but none of the crowds of Southern California or the bay area.

    December weather in San Luis Obispo stays in the ’60s, and it rarely rains, making it the perfect winter destination. 

    To get to San Luis Obispo, you can fly into either LAX or SFO, as SLO (as the locals call it) is equidistant to both of those international airports.

    It is an easy drive from either direction, along the scenic Highway One from the north, or 101 from the south.

    In San Luis Obispo, there are many wonderful things to do. There are numerous hikes in the area, and hikes like the Pismo Nature Preserve and the Avila Beach Ridge even have ocean views!

    If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try surfing here! There is also a drive-in movie theatre, which is always fun for the family or for a nice date night!

    And don’t forget to check out downtown San Luis Obispo, and if you’re in town on a Thursday night, the famous SLO farmers market will be taking place.

    One of the best things to do in San Luis Obispo is to visit one of many beautiful surrounding beaches. Even in December, you can have a sunny beach day here.

    25) Phoenix, Arizona

    by John V @ Your Destination is everywhere

    When someone mentions Phoenix, you might instantly think of cacti, dry sand dunes, desert landscapes, and hot weather.

    However, believe it or not, Phoenix is also an amazing place to visit in December as it’s brimming with many interesting things to do.

    On most days in December, you can expect mild pleasant temperatures and clear skies (from 40 F to 65 F).

    I actually prefer to visit Phoenix this time of year because there are fewer crowds and the climates aren’t as extreme.

    Being a major city, Phoenix can easily be accessed by cars through various highways. Phoenix Sky Harbor is the only international airport within the city limit. 

    One of the best things to do in Phoenix this time of year is attend the annual Light of the World Festival. This Chinese-inspired event features a dazzling collection of lanterns from all around the globe, carnival rides, street performers, delicious food, and live music on most days!

    Glendale Festival is a very similar event where the entire downtown blocks are turned into a winter wonderland. With holiday-themed concerts, baked goods, and over a million lights on display, you’re in for a good time.

    If you’re not really into those loud and crowded festivals, no worries. Winter is the perfect time to go hiking in Phoenix because the torturous summer heat is just not ideal.

    There are various trails in and around the city that are suitable for hikers of all abilities.

    If you don’t mind paying for the mandatory tour, then I’d highly recommend checking out Antelope CanyonCathedral Rock Trail is also a must-visit. It is short, steep, and offers stunning panoramic views.

    26) Savannah, Georgia

    Erin Clarkson @ Savannah First-Timer’s Guide

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    If you want a winter escape, but don’t want to freeze your tail off, Savannah is definitely one of the best places to visit in December and makes a great place for a quick getaway!

    The temperatures cool down during December, but it’s often still warm enough for short sleeves – sometimes even shorts – during the day. Temperatures are generally mild and vary between the low-60s to upper 70s on the high end. 

    Pack lightweight layers to accommodate for warm midday temps and cooler evenings. Make note that there’s often a strong breeze blowing off the water along River Street if you plan to spend time in that area. 

    You’ll find plenty of gorgeous Christmas lights in Savannah, but the overall holiday decorating style leans towards classic and traditional.

    The Historic District almost looks like a Dickens novel come to life. If you’re lucky, you might even spot carolers strolling around downtown!

    The Holiday Tour of Homes is one of the most popular December events, although tickets often sell out in early September.

    Broughton Street is particularly joyful during the Christmas season, with string lights draped from one side of the street to the other and magical window displays like you might expect to see in NYC.

    City Market also hosts numerous holiday gatherings and has large Christmas trees on display. The Plant Riverside District on River Street hosts a festive holiday market that extends the entire month of December. You will feel the holiday spirit everywhere!

    One of the top “must-see” spots in the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Their nativity scene is truly breathtaking, and parishioners fill the cathedral with thousands of red poinsettias. 

    A few of the best hotel recommendations for the holiday season include

    ✅ The Marshall House – Book here

    ✅ JW Marriott Plant Riverside – Book here

    ✅ River Street Inn – Book here

    If you’re flying into Savannah, the closest airport is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. From there, it’s just a quick 20-minute drive to the Historic District. 

    27) Jekyll Island, Georgia

    Contributed by Alanna @ Periodic Adventures

    Photo © Alanna

    On the southern coast of Georgia, you’ll find a quaint little barrier island called Jekyll Island. Known for its unique wildlife and cinematic beaches, Jekyll Island is one of the places to visit in December in the US.

    You can get to Jekyll Island by taking state route GA-520 E from route US-17, which connects Savannah, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida.

    Route 520-E runs right into the island, where there is a large gated entrance to pay the daily parking fee of $8.

    The island was popularized by big names in the late 1800s such as Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Pulitzer who frequented the island during winter for hunting and leisure. It was used as a private retreat to escape the bitter cold in the Northeast.

    Now, it’s a low-key tourist destination and is perfect for December travel. During this month, the temperatures range from the mid-60s during the day and the high 40s at night. December also sees less rain.

    There are many things to do on Jekyll Island. One of the best activities is visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center where there is a large effort to rehabilitate sea turtles and educate the public. Tickets cost $10 per adult and all funds go toward helping the turtles!

    Another must-do is Driftwood Beach. It’s a photographer’s dream where there are large trees that have drifted ashore creating a wild juxtaposed beach landscape!


    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Contributed by Agnes @The Van Escape

    Photo © Agnes

    December is one of the best months of the year to visit New Orleans, Louisiana. The weather is mild. There is no excessive heat, and the air is not as humid and rainy as in summer.

    Temperatures still reach 64 – 68°F during the day. At night temperature can dip as low as 48 – 54°F. Most days in December are sunny or partly sunny. An average of few days might be a little rainy, but that is not significant rain.

    What’s more, the city is dressed up in holiday decorations, and it looks fabulous. There are no crowds which also means cheaper rates for travel and accommodations.

    The easiest way to get to NOLA is by plane. There is a Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, which offers good flight connections.

    The perfect place to stay is in the city center with the famous French Quarter. If you visit only New Orleans, you don’t need to rent a car, as it’s a pretty walkable city.

    But if you would like to visit other attractions in the area like the famous swamps of Louisiana or historic plantations is worth taking a car or book a tour in advance with hotel pickup.

    To feel the holiday spirit in New Orleans, you can go caroling in Jackson Square. All days and nights, artists play there and on Bourbon Street.  As a city of jazz NOLA is full of music and life.

    You can marvel at the holiday lights on every building, house, and the spectacularly decorated historic Roosevelt Hotel. It’s a Winter Wonderland boasting nearly 50 Christmas trees and over 60,000 lights.

    What’s more, few days of each December is LUNA Fête. The Arts Council New Orleans creates a visionary wonderland downtown which includes light projections, illuminated installations, and more.

    This interactive festival is great for families and takes place at Lafayette Square. More inspiration on what to see and do you will find in 3 days of the New Orleans Itinerary. 

    Also read: The 19 most underrated US cities to visit in 2022

    29) Puerto Rico

    Contributed by Ale @ Sea Salt & Fog 

    Photo Courtesy Ale

    The island of Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise, and one of the best places to visit in December in USA when you’re looking to escape chilly winters for warmer weather.

    Located in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has gorgeous, sunny, and hot weather year-round, stunning beaches, and so much history. 

    Plus, if you’re from the US you don’t even need a passport to get here. The island is less than a three-hour flight from Miami – with the airport located in the capital city of San Juan. 

    Speaking of San Juan, the city is steeped in history and gorgeous, Spanish colonial architecture. The streets of the old city are paved with blue cobblestones, and the buildings are painted in the most vibrant colors (making for great photos!)

    Visit El Morro, a military fort that has guarded the city for hundreds of years to see a bit of Puerto Rico’s past. In Old San Juan, walk the Paseo de la Princesa to see fountains, historic plazas, and water views.

    Need a break? Stop at Barrachina for an ice-cold piña colada (they were invented here!)

    And of course, no trip to Puerto Rico is complete without stopping in El Yunque – the only tropical rainforest in the US. Go for a dip at Juan Diego falls, or La Mina, and hike to Mt. Britton Tower for panoramic views. 

    30) Las Vegas, Nevada

    Contributed by Roxanna Keyes @ Gypsy With a Day Job  

    Photo © Roxanna

    When looking for warm US places to visit in December, Las Vegas always comes to mind. If you are planning your first trip to Las Vegas you may not know that it is an excellent December choice, and have not considered it an option.

    Experienced visitors know that it is the best time of year to spend time in Las Vegas, and there are plenty of flights into McCarran International Airport from across the US to get there.

    So, why visit Vegas in December?  First, because it is warm- warm as opposed to sweltering hot.  Seven months out of the year the city is too hot for my taste, but December is comfortable. 

    The average December temperature is in the high 50s to 60 degrees. You won’t see half-dressed showgirls on the strip, and you’ll need a jacket in the evenings, but you can still enjoy the heated pool at your resort on the strip. 

    Las Vegas always pushes the limits, but it takes Christmas festivities over the top.  Resorts strive to outdo each other with lavish holiday decorations and events. 

    Of particular note are:

    • the Bellagio Conservatory floral Christmas displays
    • the Aria Winter Wonderland
    • Christmas in the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium
    • the Christmas in the cactus garden displays at Ethel M Chocolate Factory,
    • the carolers and Christmas market at The Park,
    • the drive-through light show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    If you need to get your holiday shopping done, there are numerous options, and if you feel the need to be active after all the holiday festivities, there are plenty of opportunities.  

    Don a Santa suit for the annual Santa run, try ice skating at the Cosmopolitan rink, or spend a day skiing and sledding on Mt. Charleston.  For something “non-Christmasy,” it is the perfect weather to try out one of the city’s many golf courses.

    Best places to travel in December

    I hope this travel inspiration post about the best places to travel in December in the USA gave you a few ideas on when to go next. If you want to learn more about the best places to visit in the US for special Christmas celebrations I got you covered as well.

    And if you want more ideas on the best places to visit in November here you have some lovely ideas.

    Happy travels 🙂

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    Portugal is famous for its unusual architecture and picturesque nature, in which elements of Europe and South America seem to be intertwined. The country also enjoys pleasant warm weather all year round. It is, of course, quite cool for swimming there in winter, but at this time the climate is ideal for long walks in the fresh air.

    Particularly worth a visit at this time is the island of Madeira, which is known for its unique vegetation, listed as a UNESCO heritage. It never gets colder than +18oC and hotter than +28oC. There is no beach holiday as such, but even in January in Madeira you can plunge into natural pools formed by lava. The water in them, of course, is from the Atlantic Ocean, but it is warm and calm. On this island, it is best to rent a car and drive around all the surroundings on it.


    The southern part of Spain also enjoys a rather warm climate in winter. The average air temperature there is kept at around 20 ° C above zero. The Balearic Islands and Andalusia are ideal for this time of year, where you can enjoy the warm weather on the magnificent sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz or just while walking through the picturesque local towns. In the capital of Andalusia, Seville, daytime temperatures in winter range from 15 to 18°C.

    Despite the fact that it is cold to swim there at this time, in the south of Spain in winter you can have an exciting time walking through botanical gardens and parks, visiting various museums and exhibitions. Malaga is especially attractive in winter, where one Pablo Picasso museum is worth it to come to. But there is also the Palace of the Moorish Kings and many other attractions.


    Warm in winter in southern Italy, especially in Naples and the island of Sicily. The average air temperature during the day there varies from +13 to +16oC. At the same time, there are quite a lot of clear and sunny days, during which it is especially pleasant to take long walks, take coffee breaks in outdoor cafes and admire the local beauty.

    The warmest month in Italy is, of course, February – during this time, carnival and various festivals are usually held there. On the coast of Sicily, for example, the air temperature during the day at this time can warm up to 20 ° C above zero, so even in winter you can get an excellent tan from there. At the same time, in Italy it is much more economical and pleasant, because the number of tourists there is reduced several times. This will allow you to enjoy nature and local attractions without unnecessary noise and fuss.

    Winter holidays – where to go to relax in January, February or early March, to be warm and cheap? The choice is not easy. Holidays in warm countries are quite expensive. We decided to tell you 10 places to stay in winter if you want to bask in the sun, but can’t afford too expensive tours.

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    1. Madeira. This Portuguese island is good at any time of the year. Madeira is located near the African coast, so it is warm all year round. It is also called the island of spring – the temperatures there do not fall below +20 degrees Celsius, but there is no unbearable heat either. (Photo: [email protected]/

    2. Cambodia is one of the cheapest countries for exotic holidays. And winter is the best season to travel in Southeast Asia. The only downside to traveling to Cambodia is the high price of airfare, but if you buy it now, other costs in this country will pleasantly surprise you. (Photo: Stefano Gambassi/

    3. Cyprus. The warm and calm winter on this island should be of interest to lovers of ancient sights, and the prices of tourist packages to Cyprus during the cold season should attract all those for whom their low price is an important factor, moreover, now there is an opportunity to buy last-minute tours on credit. It is too cold for sunbathing and swimming in winter, but it is just right for hiking and excursions in pleasant warmth. (Photo: S Argyro/

    4. Islands of Thailand. Turquoise sea, heavenly beaches, idyllic views and sunny weather. What could be better when it’s terribly cold and overcast in your home country? In Thailand, especially in the south of the country, the best weather in winter is sunny and warm, but not hot. (Photo: Mike Behnken/

    5. Tenerife. In winter, you can spend a holiday in the Canary Islands for half the price of a summer tour, so why not go to Tenerife in February instead of July? Tenerife is the most versatile island in the Canaries and for this reason it is called the miniature continent. (Photo: @morenox/

    6. Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands, not as popular among tourists as its neighbors, despite the fact that it is in no way inferior to them in beauty. Hierro, first of all, is wild nature and beautiful landscapes. The island, green and mountainous, is great for hiking. Thanks to the unique nature, the island of Hierro was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Photo: David Hernández Gomez/

    7. Goa. Colorful and fascinating India is full of contrasts. Winter is a good time to visit India, except for the mountainous regions where it is snowy and cold. If you want to relax and bask in the sun, go to Goa, an island that attracts millions of tourists with its sandy beaches, emerald waters, sun and atmosphere of relaxation and freedom. (Photo: Gerald Zinnecker/

    8. Israel. Winter is a time of good prices in Israel. You can’t call this country cheap. However, if you go there outside the holiday season and when there are no major religious holidays, you can count on lower prices. Winter in Israel is warm but not hot, the weather is good for walking and sightseeing. The Dead Sea is warmer, you can swim there in winter, as well as in the Red Sea in Eilat, although the water is certainly cooler here. (Photo: Ran/

    9. Morocco. Summer in Morocco means crowds of people, ubiquitous dust and unbearable heat. Winter in Morocco, although the weather is not conducive to swimming in the ocean – it’s too cold, however, for walking, excursions and just having fun on the coast – the best time. (Photo: T Baran/

    10. Croatia. In winter, the weather in this country is more like spring than winter. In December, January and February, the daytime temperatures remain above 10 degrees Celsius. At this time of the year, the water temperature in the Adriatic Sea is approximately at the same level. Visiting Croatia in winter is not for the sake of a beach holiday, but for active tourism. (Photo: Michal Sleczek/

    With the onset of cold weather, many travel lovers begin to wonder where in Europe it is warm in winter. There are not so many warm places in this part of the planet in winter. Of course, there is Italy, Spain, Portugal, as well as Greece, Cyprus and Malta. However, even in these countries, which have access to the Mediterranean Sea, not hot, but warm weather persists, which excludes beach holidays.


    It’s no secret that winter in Spain is one of the warmest among European countries. The beaches of Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol are where it is warm in Europe in winter. From Spanish, the names of the beaches are translated as “Coast of Light” and “Sunny Beach”, respectively. These places prove their name with perfect sunny weather, because even in winter rainy and cloudy days are very rare, and the temperature ranges from 15 to 16 degrees. It will be fun not only for young people, but also for couples, because a wide range of entertainment is presented for tourists: dolphinariums, oceanariums and amusement parks. Spain also includes the famous Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands, which are located in the Mediterranean.

    The warmest place in Europe in winter

    The Canary Islands are considered to have the highest temperature in winter among other European places. During the winter, the islands off the coast of West Africa experience about two hundred hours of sunshine, that is, about seven hours of sunshine per day. In these places it is easy to sunbathe, as the temperature during the winter remains quite high (20 degrees).

    It is recommended to give preference to such islands as Gran Canario, Palma and Tenerife. The Canary Islands are quite popular among tourists, so it will definitely not be boring here. All sorts of activities and entertainment, as well as numerous sightseeing tours diversify your holiday.


    When thinking about where to go to Europe, where it is warm in winter, tourists think of Madeira Island. It has the mildest climate among other places in Portugal. The air temperature in winter can reach 25 degrees, and the water temperature in the ocean is 19 degrees. Popular entertainments are funicular rides to the tropical garden, lunches at a fish restaurant, walks in the market. In local establishments, you can try delicious fish and meat dishes, complementing them with wine made according to ancient technologies. In addition to Madeira Island, there are other worthwhile places in Portugal, such as the Azores archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean.


    Italy is a particularly picturesque place in Europe. It’s funny that in different Italian cities the temperature can vary significantly. The warmest Italian region, where Europe is warm in winter, is Sicily. In January, the temperature on the territory of this island reaches +20 degrees. Sicily is the sunny corner of Europe, as the sun shines here 330 days a year.

    The warm weather and mild climate make it possible to enjoy the sights and admire the lush vegetation that covers the island in January. Blooming pink and white almond trees look especially beautiful in winter. The relief of the island is rocky and hilly, here is also the highest active volcano in Europe, Etna. By the way, those who want to ski can safely go to the mountains, where there are two ski resorts.

    Popular places in Italy for winter holidays are the mainland cities of Naples and Sorrento, where temperatures reach 13 degrees. At the same time, in Venice and Milan it is only +6 degrees, and in Rome +11. At this time of the year, traveling around Italy will be much cheaper.


    Particular attention should be paid to the most densely populated and largest Greek island of Crete, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea. In January, the water temperature reaches 15 degrees. The largest flow of tourists falls on the period from April to October, however, in winter you can have a good rest here. In January, you can enjoy hiking and cycling. It is recommended to go to the southern part of the coast, as the temperature is higher there. In winter, you can visit interesting historical places without crowds of tourists, as is the case in summer.

    The Greek island of Rhodes will please you with decent weather during the winter months, two seas, an interesting geographical position and, of course, its attractions. The sun is observed here 300 days a year. In winter, the weather is quite sunny and mild, and the temperature is reminiscent of early Moscow autumn.

    Cyprus and Malta

    Often, in search of a place to stay during the winter holidays, tourists look to Cyprus and Malta. The temperature here during this period of the year reaches 16 degrees. Tourists are offered various interesting excursions to historical sights. Malta is a place in Europe where the sea is warm in winter (water temperature reaches 17 degrees). Some are waiting for the winter period to go to Malta in order to get acquainted with the local cuisine and traditions. Friendly locals are happy to help tourists feel the local culture.

    Now you know where in Europe it is warm in winter. Take everything you need with you and go on a wonderful journey. By the way, in winter, housing prices, excursions and everything else in the places listed above are much cheaper t