I’ve been dreaming of going to Spain for a bit sometime now but due to lack of funds I will have to postpone it for now. I already have an invite from a friend I met in Thamel and all I need is to save up for tickets. I’m racking up my miles though to make sure that it could help compensate for the tickets that I will buy in the future. Good thing there are cheaper options now to fly to Europe from Asia and it’ll be easier to do an overland trip to Spain and connect to some flights to Lanzarote and other nearby islands.
Here are Three Spanish Islands that I‘ve been dreaming to visit:
Pic by Fran Villena
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands and it is where you could see one of the great wonders of this planet, the ‘Tunnel of Atlantis’.
Here’s some information about the ‘Tunnel of Atlantis’ from Wikipedia.
“It is the world’s longest known volcanic submarine lava tube located in the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa. The 5,000-foot (1,500 meter) long tube formed some 20,000 years ago when the Monte Corona volcano erupted on the island of Lanzarote. The erupted molten rock flowed across the land and into the ocean.”
Pic by Victoria Peckham
I always see this place written all over the travel forums whenever I research on boat hitchhiking. Apparently a lot of travellers go to Gran Canaria and get in touch with some owners of yacht so they could join the journey to some various destinations like South America and Africa. What they do in return is they help clean the boats and do other tasks given to them by the ship owners.
A third of Gran Canaria is also under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Here’s some information about Gran Canaria from Wikipedia.
“This island is called a “Miniature Continent” due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, with its long golden beaches and endless dunes of white sand, its green ravines and picturesque villages. The number of annual visitors is 2.2 million (2,200,000). Most of the tourists visit the southern part of the island.”
Pic by colros
Tenerife is the largest among the islands and serves as the tourism and economic center of the Canaries. It also hosts one of the biggest carnivals in the world, known as Carnival of Sta Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife also has the highest elevation of Spain, a World Heritage Site that is the third largest volcano in the world from its base, El Tiede.
Here’s some information about tourism in Tenerife from Wikipedia.
“In 2005, 9,276,963 tourists (excluding those from other parts of Spain) came to the Canary Islands. Tenerife had 3,442,787 arrivals that year, excluding the numbers for Spanish tourists which make up an additional 30% of total arrivals.”
How about you? Have you been to any of these places? Feel free to share your tips and recommendations.