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NFT: Canary Islands In January

gidiefor : Mod : 9/21/2022 12:55 pm
Hi All.

Mrs Gidiefor has a hankering to go to the Canary Islands this January -- anyone who's been there before have suggestions?
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Ron from Ninerland : 9/21/2022 2:10 pm : link
My wife and I were there a few years ago on a cruise in February and we are going again, hopefully in November. The weather is mild. We didn't get to go to the beaches, but the sightseeing is good and the restaurants are good.

If you are planning on going to one and only one island you might want to consider Funchal. Funchal is a Portuguese island as opposed to the Canary's which are Spanish. As a Portuguese island it caters largely to Brit tourists and retirees. Everyone there speaks English. Also the scenery there is spectacular, the main town is cosmopolitan with lots of restaurants and nightlife.
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gidiefor : Mod : 9/21/2022 3:03 pm : link
In comment 15826496 Ron from Ninerland said:
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My wife and I were there a few years ago on a cruise in February and we are going again, hopefully in November. The weather is mild. We didn't get to go to the beaches, but the sightseeing is good and the restaurants are good.

If you are planning on going to one and only one island you might want to consider Funchal. Funchal is a Portuguese island as opposed to the Canary's which are Spanish. As a Portuguese island it caters largely to Brit tourists and retirees. Everyone there speaks English. Also the scenery there is spectacular, the main town is cosmopolitan with lots of restaurants and nightlife.


Interesting. My wife got mad at me -- she told me they spoke Portuguese there. When I started researching I found that the Canaries are part of Spain. So I took her that, and that Spanish was the native tongue. She got really, really annoyed. This will vindicate her. : )
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ColHowPepper : 9/21/2022 3:49 pm : link
but yes, mild, and you may miss the German onslaught as they love the Canaries at Christmas time.

Tenerife - the largest island and most varied in climate. Santa Cruz the largest and main port city, but head inland and up El Tiede, the volcano, I rode my BMW R72 up and into the cone. To the NW, tiny little village, Taganana, a tiny fishing village back then. Las Palmas, touristy, in the south, and maybe where your wife will feel most comfortable?

Gomera - have to ply the waters by the interisland ferries, unless Gomera has an airport now. Semi-tropical rain forest at the passes. Curried goat in the local tavernas.

Lanzarote - desolate, moonscape, but beautiful.

Hierro - don't remember much.

Your mileage may vary
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gidiefor : Mod : 9/22/2022 12:42 pm : link
In comment 15826685 ColHowPepper said:
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but yes, mild, and you may miss the German onslaught as they love the Canaries at Christmas time.

Tenerife - the largest island and most varied in climate. Santa Cruz the largest and main port city, but head inland and up El Tiede, the volcano, I rode my BMW R72 up and into the cone. To the NW, tiny little village, Taganana, a tiny fishing village back then. Las Palmas, touristy, in the south, and maybe where your wife will feel most comfortable?

Gomera - have to ply the waters by the interisland ferries, unless Gomera has an airport now. Semi-tropical rain forest at the passes. Curried goat in the local tavernas.

Lanzarote - desolate, moonscape, but beautiful.

Hierro - don't remember much.

Your mileage may vary


thanks CHP - my wife loves curried goat and appreciated your comments
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