Pre-tour Travels - Grand Canary, by Chris Lunsford
Trip Start Nov 18, 2011
12Trip End Nov 27, 2011
This morning Hal and I make our way back to the BCN airport. We have a non-stop flight to LPA on Grand Canary Island. It is about 3.5 hours from take off to touch down and we gain an hour as per the time difference. Upon arrival at the hotel we do a quick costume change (into shorts) and we are ready to explore Grand Canary Island. The Canary Islands are a Spanish autonomous community located about 60 miles off the northwest coast of mainland Africa very close to Morocco and Western Sahara. The Canaries are an outermost region of the European Union. This is a year-round destination with an eternal spring-summer climate. For our visit here it was in the low 80's with low humidity and plenty of sunshine and very sexy people.
The Canaries have been a popular gay destination for years and neither Hal nor myself have ever been here before so we decided to check it out
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We have a full day here in the Canaries so we decide to do another HOP-ON/HOP-OFF bus to see all of the tourist hot spots. The weather is great so its a lot of fun just riding around on top of the bus. Here is some of what we saw: Muelle Sta. Catalina: The ferry terminal from where one can connect to Tenerife and the other islands. Museo Elder: The Elder Museum of Science and Technology is an unusual museum that makes the visitors curious by using the catch-phrase “Please, Do Touch”. 200 exhibitions out of 220 are interactive. Playa de Las Canteras: Playa de Las Canteras is a 3 km long, golden sand beach with “La Barra”, its very own natural reef. The beach is well occupied with shops, restaurants, cafes, snack bars and street entertainers. Parque Santa Catalina: Parque Santa Catalina is the very essence of Las Palma. It is more of a town square rather than a park and is always teeming with nightlife in discos, clubs and bars. Typical horse drawn cabs wait eagerly for the tourists to show them the places around. El Corte Ingles: This is a huge shopping center and they are located all over Spain
Thursday, November 17, 2011
We have the entire day free to enjoy the rooftop hotel terrace complete with a pool, hot-tub, sauna, bar and more. We do a little bit of shopping. Later tonight we have the last flight out to Malaga.