Hacienda La Rekompensa in Gran Canaria
Taking a trip to Gran Canaria? I can recommend a visit to the Hacienda La Rekompensa a banana plantation with a nineteenth century Canarian house at its heart. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and close to the town of Arucas it incorporates the Plátano Canario museum and a shop bursting with produce based on the banana.
Arehucas a Rum Distillery in Gran Canaria
While on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria take a stroll through the history of Canarian rum at Destilerias Arehucas (Arehucas Distillery) and learn about the production process of this distinctive rum - fresh and aged - before enjoying a tasting of the rums and liqueurs produced here. The distillery is housed in the original, renovated buildings of an old sugar factory surrounded by fields of sugar cane plants.
Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife: My Highlights
The natural beauty of Puerto de la Cruz has been exploited by the work of César Manrique and it is not only the oldest resort on Tenerife but remains the most popular on the island. I set out to discover why this should be by visiting some of its major attractions including the seafront, fishing port, Loro Parq and the Jardin Botánico.
Walking on the Island of Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the oldest but the least developed of the Canary Islands. Its natural landscape and wild coastline is a lovely environment for some good walking. The best time to go walking on this island is the winter when the fierce winds that cool the hot summer sun have abated but the weather is still pleasantly warm ...