La Ruta de Volcanes

In the southern tip of the island of La Palma, the path of the volcanos was one of my favorite hikes. We wandered the edge of a volcano, walked down a challenging hiking trail through lava fields and cooled off at the beach. But we all had a blast on the trail. Afterwards we took a bus back up to where we parked our car. It is a great place for everyone to explore. 

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Fish Corner @ Peña la Vieja

At the end of Peña La Vieja beach, on Las Canteras in Las Palmas, there is a tiny corner at low tide that becomes one of the best places to swim with fish on the island. There are hundreds of colorful swimmers of all different kinds everywhere.

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A Weekend in Mogan

We spent the weekend of spring break in Mogan. It has a REALLY great beach and town for us kids to play. The Radisson Blu resort was super kid focused, with sports and games and bouncy houses, which was pretty great. The town is so freaking cute.

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Playa de Amadores

Playa de Amadores is a beautiful white sand beach on the edge of steep cliffs. The south of the island is warm when everywhere else is cold. Amadores has a huge floating playground that kept up bouncing for hours. We had so much fun there.

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El Confital Beach and Overlook

El Confital is a wild rocky natural reserve at the top of Gran Canaria. There are no houses but people live in the caves, just like the Croods did, on the cliffs. There is great surfing and good hiking. We explored the tide pools, climbed on ruins and hiked to the lookout where we could see a beautiful view of Las Palmas.

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El Belen de Las Canteras aka Awesome

Every year in December, the city has a sand art nativity scene. The sculptures are bigger than I am and show religious scenes. It’s not just baby Jesus though as many of the sand sculptures show cool scenes of Canarian culture and history.

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Playa de Papagayo

Playa Papagayo is a famous cove with soft sand within the national park. It’s protected from the big wind and has amazing swimming. There are lots of tiny beaches within the park, so if this one is packed, just go to the next cove.

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El Bufadero Y Paseo de La Garita

La Garita is a super cute tiny beach town. It has nice beach front restaurants, very cool artwork, a fancy paved trail with lots to see.

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