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Thomas Cook Holidays With Camel Travel

Everybody has heard of Thomas Cook – one of the world’s iconic travel brands. The company was started by, you’ve guessed it, Thomas Cook, in 1841. His first tour was a one day rail excursion from Leicester to Loughborough at a Shilling a head! Business really took off for him when he started offering day packages by rail to London for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and by 1855, he had expanded to offer package a grand circular tour to…

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what to drink in the canaries

What To Drink In The Canaries

Many people default to Sangria when thinking about what to drink in The Canaries. But Sangria, although you’ll find it on offer everywhere in the resorts, isn’t typically drunk by Canarians. Here’s what we do drink regularly on the islands: Water Yes, I know, it’s boring. But the truth is, with our high temperatures and dry air, everyone drinks water all the time. Either “Con gas,” which is fizzy water, or “Sin gas. The tap water isn’t very pleasant, as…

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Which canary island

Canary Islands Weather

The number one reason people choose The Canaries for their holidays is because of the weather. So what’s it really like, and why? What the weather is really like Over centuries, the weather in The Canaries has been described as the best in the world, and it genuinely is! In short, our summers are pretty much perfect, our winters are like a perfect summer’s day in London, and we get almost no rain. And to top it all, the ocean…

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Which canary island

Which Canary Island? One Liners!

We wanted to come up with a series of one liners to help you decide which Canary Island to choose, so here we go with one sentence on each! Tenerife Tenerife really does have something for everyone, with sunbathed sandy beaches in the south, the sophisticated capital of the islands, and even Spain’s highest mountain. The everything island Fuertventura Fuerteventura is super laid back and is a beach lover’s paradise as well as being fabulous for wind sports. Beach lovers…

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La Gomera

La Gomera

La Gomera is the second smallest of The Canary Islands, and the capital is San Sebastian. Like the other islands, it is volcanic in origin, and it rises particularly steeply from the ocean, to a peak of 1487 metres. It has a densely forested interior and this part of the island is basically tropical forest – it has more rain than all the other islands, and the upper valleys are often shrouded in mist. At sea level, though, the island…

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Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu – Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria is a charming, small resort, nicknamed little Venice locally. There’s a lovely marina in the town, a gorgeous beach and some really classy eateries and bars. The Radisson Blu is a newly built hotel offering top quality accommodation. This offer is to stay at the impressive and new Radission Blu hotel in the resort. The rooms feature a luxury, contemporary design and the hotel features: Two swimming pools with whirlpools Three restaurants Bar with…

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La Palma

La Palma

La Palma is an island and is often confused with Las Palmas, which is the capital of Gran Canaria. It’s the most north westerly on the islands and is the fifth largest and the capital is Santa Cruz de la Palma. It rises spectacularly out of the ocean, and it’s peak, Roque de los Muchachos is second only to mighty Teide on Tenerife, at 2426 metres. The island is famous for star gazing, as it has such low light and…

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Canary Islands

The Canary Islands

This article will give you an overview of The Canary Islands, but if you want to read the detail on a particular island, click that island on the menu. The Canaries are an archipelago of 7 main islands, located just 100 KM off the coast of The Sahara Desert in Africa. Geographically, we are in Africa, but we are part of Spain, and therefore the European Union, although we are outside the customs zone, which means goods here are duty…

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