MORRO JABLE – the South Gate to Fuerteventura

While most visitors are landing at the island’s international airport, I entered Fuerteventura through its south gate at Morro Jable.

Lighthouse of Jandía.
The endless beach of Morro Jable in the South of Fuerteventura.

This way, I found myself in one of the most intriguing spots the island has to offer: A pleasant small town, the island’s largest nature reserve Parque Natural de Jandía, as well as some of the broadest’n’best beaches the entire archipelago has to offer.

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Best Things to do in GRAN CANARIA in one week

Spending your entire trip to the largest of the Canary Islands just on one of the – admittedly fantastic – beaches would be such a waste of time – hence, here are the best things to do in Gran Canaria even if you have only one week.

Beach of Alcavaneras in Las Palmas
Gran Canaria has idyllic beaches, yet, there is much more to see.

After a bumpy start on my first trip to the island, I came back a couple of months later and can now happily show you around, lead you away from the tourist ghettos on the southern shores to some fantastic gems in the mountainous hinterland as well as the very pleasant capital Las Palmas. By the way, she’s not only the largest city of all of the islands, but she’s also surrounded by some of Gran Canaria’s best beaches.

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Visit to the Sunday Market of TEROR and the charming town of ARUCAS

There are a couple of colorful farmers’ markets in Gran Canaria, yet, none of them can beat the Sunday market in Teror which you can easily combine with a visit to the posh city of Arucas.

Best of Teror in one picture: The Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino, the iconic wooden balconies, and the traditional Sunday market.
Best of Teror in one picture: The Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino, the iconic wooden balconies, and the traditional Sunday market.

Then, to top things off, take a short bus ride to Los Charcones De Bañaderos where you can cool off in lava pools before enjoying an afternoon party at the bar and restaurant Los Charcones.

Some of the very best Gran Canaria has to offer in one single day!

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Day Trip to AGÜIMES and SANTA BRIGIDA – going to the heights of beauty

The villages Agüimes and Santa Brigida are both worth a day trip – albeit for different reasons. What those two villages in the central mountains of Gran Canaria have in common, though, is their enchanting beauty.

Santa Brigida in the mountains of Gran Canaria
Picturesque alleys lined with charming old houses – that’s one thing Agüimes and Santa Brígida have in common.

From Gran Canaria’s capital Las Palmas, they are some of the easiest day trips you can do by public bus.

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Day Trip to ARTENARA and TEJEDA – the high and the beautiful

It really doesn’t matter what else you are planning to do on the island of Gran Canaria – the day trip to Artenara, the island’s highest village, and Tejeda, one of the most beautiful hamlets in all of Spain will be the absolute highlight of your trip – literally.

Mirador de unamuno, one of Artenara's lookouts
Mimi and poet Miguel de Unamuno are taking a good look around from one of the Miradores of Artenara, Gran Canaria’s highest village.
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Day Trip to GALDAR and PUERTO de las NIEVES – enticement in rocks

Our second day trip from our base in Gran Canaria’s capital Las Palmas took us to Galdar and eventually to Puerto de las Nieves.

After a day trip to Galdar enjoying the Pools at Puerto de las Nieves
The happy ending of a great day: Taking a refreshing dip in the pools at Puerto de las Nieves where the lava shields you against the crashing waves.

After awing at the historic and natural wonders of Galdar, we spent the rest of the day frolicking at the calm saltwater pools that rocks’n’lava have created on the outskirts of Puerto de las Nieves.

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SPAIN – A Complete Travel Guide

In this complete travel guide to Spain, I’m supplying you with all the basic information as well as some tips and hacks that will make your travel to the eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula smoother and therefore even more enjoyable.

Flamenco Dancer in Granada - introduced in a Complete Travel Guide to Spain
Pride and passion: A beautiful flamenco dancer in Granada.
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Guide to RONDA – a White Gem in the Skies

Located on a mountaintop above the El Tajo gorge, the village of Ronda is truly a white gem in the bluest skies over Andalusia.

Renata Green looking at the Puente Nuevo in Ronda
If my arms were just a little bit longer, I could have touched the iconic Puente Nuevo standing on the balcony in front of my room.

You’ll find her in the Málaga province somewhere between her grand and famous Andalusian sisters. Yet, this little precious gem full of ancient beauty shimmers at least as mesmerizingly as the big shots.

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One Week in MALLORCA – Guide to the Island’s Mesmerizing Hideouts

If you believe that Mallorca is just this tacky party island, you definitely need my guide on how to see the island’s most mesmerizing hideouts in just one week.

One Week Mallorca Hideouts: An old gentleman walking down an alley in Fornalutx.
Mallorca off the beaten paths far away from the partying crowds.
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