A week in the Canaries
Trip Start Sep 15, 2006
68Trip End Dec 2007
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The Canary Islands are volcanic islands located off the west coast of Africa. They are a popular resort destination for lots of European travelers. We weren't sure what to expect so we decided to book an all-inclusive resort. If we were to go again, I think that we would just book a regular hotel or apartment and stay right in the city.
The trip was nice and relaxing. We had great weather and spent most of our time laying by the pool and reading
Our resort was about 10km outside of the city centre, so we found the evenings got boring after the first couple of nights. The novelty of pouring your own drinks soon wears off and you realize just how terrible the evening shows & entertainment are. Hmmmm...maybe that's why they let you pour your own drinks!
Anyway we had a great time and enjoyed the warm weather.
Differences between some Caribbean resorts and Canary resorts:
GOOD excellent food and pastries
BAD you can smoke anywhere and everywhere
GOOD everyone is very dressed up in the evenings
BAD lots of men in speedos by the pools
GOOD Irish Coffees are always on the drink menu