The National Park of Timanfaya is also known as “Montañas de Fuego” (“Fire Mountains”) and offers a unique experience. Three-quarters of Lanzarote are covered with lava – the result of about 100 volcanoes and 300 craters. The last eruptions took place in the 18th century and in 1824. The eruptions in the 18th century destroyed several villages and covered the most fertile lands of Lanzarote with lava – a large part of the population was forced to leave the island. Today the National Park offers visitors a spectacular scenery consisting of lava formations with various red and brown tones. The sparse vegetation consists of scattered succulents, lichens and prickly bushes. Various demonstrations show that today there are still very high temperatures only a few meters below the earth’s surface – at the most popular demonstration water is poured through a pipe into the ground, creating an impressive steam fountain. A 14-kilometer route (“Ruta de los Volcanes”) allows to enjoy the scenery and the area also can be explored with camels. A popular destination in the National Park is the restaurant “El Diablo”, which was built by César Manrique and has a grill that works with the heat of the earth. The exquisite Canarian dishes are the perfect ending for a great day between the volcanoes!
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From 21 August to 8 September the feast “Fiesta de Candelaria” takes place in the village of Tijarafe on La Palma. The festivities give you the opportunity to experience music, folklore and Canarian culture. The highlight of the festival takes place in the night of 7 September to 8 September when the “Diablo”, the devil, accompanied by the “Gigantes” and “Cabezudos” appears between the dancers. The “Diablo” is one of the villagers, who is dressed in a devil costume and is equipped with fireworks. The “Danza del Diablo” represents the struggle between good (“Nuestra Señora de Candelaria”, the patron saint of Tijarafe) and evil (the devil). This ceremony takes place since 1923 and has evolved and improved steadily over the years. The “Danza del Diablo” also has gained popularity over the years and nowadays it attracts visitors from all over the world. On September 8 the final act of the ceremony, which consists of the eucharist, a procession and fireworks, takes place.
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1. EL GAROÉ

The Garoé is a tree located in San Andrés and it is one of the highlights of El Hierro. The “holy tree” was appreciated by the natives of the island, the “bimbaches”, because it provided them with condensed water from its leaves. Legend says that the natives tried to keep the tree in secret from the conquistadors, but a young woman fell in love with a Spanish soldier and revealed the secret. The tree was destroyed in 1610 by a severe storm and the current tree was planted in 1949 by the residents of Valverde to commemorate their ancestors. Today near the tree you will find a “Centro de Interpretación” that explains the history of the tree. The Garoé is located in the protected natural area “Espacio Natural de Paisaje Protegido Ventejís” and a trip to the “holy tree” offers a beautiful view of nature.
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The Casa del Vino de Tenerife is a very special holiday hightlight, which is located in Sauzal in the north of Tenerife. The style of the house is typical Canarian and inside there is a wine museum “Museo del Vino”, which tells the story of the wine on the island of Tenerife, a wine cellar and a wine shop, a hall for wine tasting, a garden with grapevines and a restaurant that offers the exquisite delights of local cuisine. The well-stocked wine cellar of the “Casa del Vino” offers tastings of local wines in a beautiful setting – the island of Tenerife offers an amazing wine culture, which is also internationally popular. There are also a showroom in which regular art exhibitions take place, an information center for the honey of the island and a museum about the biological diversity of the island for agriculture and food. A perfect excursion to spend a few precious hours! The “Casa del Vino” is located very near our wonderful Apartment Mara – a holiday paradise with ocean view.
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NATURE

La Palma is a world biosphere reserve with 706 square kilometers surface. The island offers beautiful scenery and many endemic plants and animal species. The island offers a variety of leisure activities: hiking, mountain biking, diving, paragliding, boat trips and much more… Hikers will find a paradise on La Palma, because there are many hiking trails of varying difficulty: the island offers more than 1000 kilometers of marked hiking trails! The most beautiful hiking trails include the National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente, la Ruta de los Volcanos (Nature Park Cumbre Vieja) and Los Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero (de las Nieves Nature Park). Whether volcanic landscapes and exuberant nature – on La Palma you can admire diverse landscapes!

La Palma ist nicht umsonst ein Weltbiosphärenreservat mit 706 Quadratkilometern Oberfläche. Die Insel bietet wunderschöne Landschaften und viele endemische Planzen und Tierarten. Bie Insel bietet verschiedenste Freizeitaktivitäten: Wandern, Mountain Bike, Tauchen, Gleitschirmfliegen, Bootausflüge und viel mehr… Wanderer finden ein Paradies auf La Palma, denn es gibt unzählige Wanderwege mit verschiedenen Schwierigkeitsgraden: die Insel bietet mehr als 1000 Kilometer gekennzeichnete Wanderwege! Zu den schönsten Wanderwegen gehören die im Nationalpark La Caldera de Taburiente, la Ruta de Los Volcanes (Naturpark Cumbre Vieja) und Los Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero (Naturpark de las Nieves). Ob vulkanische Landschaften oder üppige Natur – auf La Palma können Sie die verschiedensten Landschaften bewundern!

La Palma es una reserva mundial de la biosfera con 706 kilómetros cuadrados de superficie. La isla ofrece hermosos paisajes y muchas especies endémicas de plantas y animales. La isla ofrece una variedad de actividades de ocio: senderismo, bicicleta de montaña, buceo, parapente, paseos en barco y mucho más… Los excursionistas encontrarán un paraíso en La Palma, ya que hay numerosas rutas de senderismo de dificultad variable: la isla ofrece más de 1000 kilómetros de senderos marcados! Las más bellas rutas de senderismo incluyen el Parque Nacional de La Caldera de Taburiente, La Ruta de los Volcanes (Parque Natural de Cumbre Vieja) y Los Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero (Parque Natural de las Nieves). Paisajes volcánicos y naturaleza exuberante – ¡en La Palma se pueden admirar diversos paisajes!
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1. ROQUE NUBLO

The Roque Nublo is one of the highest points of Gran Canaria. Especially known is its summit, which is crowned by a basalt rock and is considered the symbol of the island. The mountain has a volcanic origin and is located in a nature reserve in the municipio of Tejeda. The Roque Nublo is a popular hiking destination and is easily accessible via hiking trails. The climb is definitely worth it, because from the summit plateau you have a spectacular view which allows you to see Mount Teide in Tenerife in the distance.

Der Roque Nublo ist ein Berg, der zu den höchsten Erhebungen Gran Canarias gehört. Besonders bekannt ist sein Gipfel, der von einem Basaltfelsen gekrönt wird und als Wahrzeichen der Inseln gilt. Der Berg hat einen vulkanischen Ursprung und befindet sich in einem Naturschutzgebiet in dem Municipio Tejeda. Der Roque Nublo ist ein beliebtes Wanderziel und kann leicht über Wanderwege erreicht werden. Der Aufstieg lohnt sich alle mal, denn vom Gipfelplateau aus reicht die Aussicht bis zum Teide auf Teneriffa.

El Roque Nublo es uno de los puntos más altos de Gran Canaria. Especialmente conocido es su cumbre, que es coronada por una roca de basalto y es considerada el símbolo de las islas. La montaña tiene un origen volcánico y se encuentra en una reserva natural en el municipio de Tejeda. El Roque Nublo es un destino de excursión popular y se puede llegar fácilmente a través de rutas de senderismo. La subida definitivamente vale la pena, ya que desde la meseta de la cumbre se tiene una vista espectacular, que permite divisar en la lejanía al Teide en Tenerife.
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