Las Canarias in two weeks! What to do? Where to go?
March 18, 2010 6:19 AM   Subscribe

Myself and two friends are going to Las Canarias for the week before easter. We're flying into/out of La Palma, but we're interested in catching a ferry to other islands if there's cool stuff to do there. We're looking for recommendations for cool preferably cheapish things to do, places to eat, places to see, etc.

a few notes:
We're more into a laid-back chill-out small sort of setup than a big-time fancy full of Americans rager sort of thing.

We are also entertaining the idea trying to do some extremey-fun stuff like bungee jumping, cliff diving, and/or surfing. Not sure how possible that is, but I'd like to hear if you have experiences/spots etc.

Anything else about the islands you'd like to share, I'd love to hear it. Oh, and two of us speak a pretty solid amount of spanish, to the point that the language thing isn't really an issue.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew to Travel & Transportation around Iguala, Mexico (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've only been to Tenerife, but wow, that was great.

Teide mountain is amazing. From the top we could see 5 other canary islands. To go up to the very top of the Teide, you need a pass from an office in Santa Cruz (Calle Emilio Calzadilla, 5 - 4th floor, lift was broken, you need to take a photocopy of your passport). There's a bus to the cable car which gets you most of the way, but the pass is necessary for the last bit. Probably not a goer for a day trip, as you'll have to get the pass one day then go back for the trip up the mountain.

San Christobal de la Laguna is a lovely little city, too - world heritage site, great architecture, great art. Certainly worth a visit.
posted by handee at 7:03 AM on March 18, 2010

I've no idea about the Canaries now, but Lanzarote is well worth visiting of its volcanic landscape. We were there in the 70's and it was much more entertaining than Las Palmas in an outdoors way. We ate food cooked over a volcanic vent.
posted by anadem at 7:19 AM on March 18, 2010

It's getting near the end of the basketball regular season. Looks like the CBCanarias men are doing pretty well, and they have a couple of home games left.

Caja Canarias women are also still playing, although, maddeningly, it's as though the LF and the club don't want anybody to know when or where any games will be played, except for maybe today's.

Playoffs are coming up. Brackets for women should be here, when they decide to post them. Can't find the men's postseason bracket link.
posted by toodleydoodley at 11:21 AM on March 18, 2010

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