The Canary Islands are one of the best places to go whale watching in the world. There are 29 species of cetacean that live or visit the islands: bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, pilot whales, common dolphins, sperm whales and many more. The calm ocean of La Gomera is a particularly good spot to go whale watching because a colony of short-finned pilot whales lives there all year round. Whale-watching is one of the island’s most popular activities, especially for kids.…

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A visit to the Teide is almost mandatory if you are on holiday on Tenerife. The volcano is 3,718 meters high, making it the highest peak in Spain. The Teide is located in the National Park of the Teide, which is one of the most visited parks in Spain. Annually more than 3 million people come to enjoy the volcanic landscape and the beautiful nature. The National Park of Teide has two visitor centers, viewing points, walking trails and restaurants.…

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The canary wine has had a great recognition throughout history. It was consumed by kings like Francis I of France, Charles III of Spain and Alexander I of Russia and the English playwright William Shakespeare also praised it in his works: “But I faith, you have drunk too much Canaries and that’s a marvellous searching wine, and it perfumes the blood ere one can say: What’s this?”. The vine was introduced into the Canary Islands in the fifteenth century and…

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Can you imagine losing your house playing bridge? In 1973, Omar Sharif, an Egyptian actor who is known for films such as Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, was making a film on Lanzarote. During his visit to the island, he discovered a beautiful house designed by César Manrique. Omar Sharif decided to buy it immediately. However, the actor enjoyed playing bridge and the lengend tells that he lost his house against his real estate agent. He didn’t know that…

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