9781864503104

Lonely Planet Canary Islands

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  • ISBN13:

    9781864503104

  • ISBN10:

    1864503106

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet
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Summary

Travel guides explore countries, regions and cities in depth and for every budget, with reliable, easy-to-use maps, first-hand recommendations, well-researched background information and thorough, up-to-date coverage of all the sights -- on and off the beaten track. There are more than 230 titles in this classic series covering nearly every country in the world.
-- from surfing to cycling, extensive coverage of the many activities the islands have to offer
-- the best places to discover local culinary delights and the islands' legendary nightlife
-- details of the wild, week-long Carnaval held each Spring and the numerous fiestas or ferias each month
-- shop like a local for traditional crafts and wander like a visitor around indigenous architecture on all seven islands
-- everything travellers need to know about hopping on a bus or hopping to another island

Table of Contents

The Authors 5(2)
This Book 7(1)
Foreword 8(3)
Introduction 11(2)
Facts About The Islands
13(25)
History
13(7)
Geography
20(1)
Geology
21(1)
Climate
22(2)
Ecology & Environment
24(2)
Flora & Fauna
26(3)
Government & Politics
29(1)
Economy
30(1)
Population & People
31(1)
Education
31(1)
Arts
31(5)
Society & Conduct
36(1)
Religion
36(2)
Facts For The Visitor
38(51)
Suggested Itineraries
38(1)
Planning
39(2)
Responsible Tourism
41(1)
Tourist Offices
41(1)
Visas & Documents
42(2)
Embassies & Consulates
44(1)
Customs
45(1)
Money
45(5)
Post & Communications
50(3)
Internet Resources
53(1)
Books
54(1)
Newspapers & Magazines
55(1)
Radio
56(1)
TV
56(1)
Video Systems
57(1)
Photography & Video
57(1)
Time
57(1)
Electricity
58(1)
Weights & Measures
58(1)
Laundry
58(1)
Health
58(4)
Women Travellers
62(1)
Gay & Lesbian Travellers
62(1)
Disabled Travellers
63(1)
Senior Travellers
63(1)
Travel with Children
63(1)
Useful Organisations
64(1)
Dangers & Annoyances
64(1)
Emergencies
65(1)
Legal Matters
65(1)
Business Hours
66(1)
Public Holidays & Special Events
66(2)
Activities
68(4)
Language Courses
72(1)
Work
73(1)
Accommodation
74(3)
Food
77(5)
Drinks
82(2)
Entertainment
84(2)
Spectator Sport
86(1)
Shopping
86(3)
Getting There & Away
89(10)
Air
89(8)
Sea
97(1)
Organised Tours
97(2)
Getting Around
99(7)
Air
99(1)
Bus
99(1)
Car & Motorcycle
100(2)
Bicycle
102(1)
Hitching
102(1)
Boat
103(1)
Local Transport
104(1)
Organised Tours
105(1)
Gran Canaria
106(33)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
110(1)
Information
111(3)
Vegueta & Triana
114(2)
Ciudad Jardin
116(1)
Santa Catalina
116(1)
Jardin Botanico Canario Viera y Clavijo
117(1)
Activities
118(1)
Special Events
118(1)
Places to Stay
118(1)
Places to Eat
119(2)
Entertainment
121(1)
Spectator Sports
122(1)
Shopping
122(1)
Getting There & Away
122(1)
Getting Around
123(1)
Around the Island
124(1)
Central Circuit
124(3)
The North
127(3)
Playa del Ingles & Maspalomas
130(6)
Around Playa del Ingles & Maspalomas
136(3)
Fuerteventura
139(20)
The Centre
142(1)
Puerto del Rosario
142(3)
Betancuria
145(1)
Antigua
146(1)
Pajara
147(1)
Caleta de Fuste
147(1)
South-East Beaches
148(1)
The North
148(1)
Road to La Oliva
148(1)
La Oliva
149(1)
Corralejo
149(4)
Isla de Lobos
153(1)
El Cotillo
153(1)
Peninsula De Jandia
154(1)
Costa Calma
154(1)
Playa de Sotavento de Jandia
154(1)
Morro Jable
155(3)
Around Morro Jable
158(1)
Playa de Barlovento de Jandia
158(1)
Lanzarote
159(20)
Arrecife & Around
162(1)
Arrecife
162(5)
Costa Teguise
167(1)
Teguise
168(1)
San Bartolome
169(1)
Around the Island
169(1)
Tahiche
169(1)
Guatiza
170(1)
Arrieta & Playa de la Garita
170(1)
Malpais de la Corona
170(1)
Minor Canaries
171(1)
The North-West
172(1)
Parque Nacional De Timanfaya
173(1)
Inland & West Coast
174(1)
Puerto del Carmen
175(2)
Puerto Calero
177(1)
Playa Blanca
177(1)
Punta del Papagayo
178(1)
Tenerife
179(36)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
182(1)
Information
182(1)
Museums
183(1)
Around the Centre
183(2)
Organised Tours
185(1)
Special Events
185(1)
Places to Stay
185(1)
Places to Eat
186(1)
Entertainment
187(1)
Spectator Sports
187(1)
Getting There & Away
188(1)
Getting Around
188(1)
Around the Island
189(1)
La Laguna
189(4)
The North-East
193(2)
Puerto de la Cruz
195(4)
Around Puerto de la Cruz
199(2)
The North-West
201(2)
Parque Nacional del Teide
203(3)
The West Coast
206(1)
Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas & Costa Adeje
207(5)
Around Los Cristianos
212(1)
The East
213(2)
La Gomera
215(18)
San Sebastian de la Gomera
218(5)
Parque Nacional de Garajonay
223(1)
Southern La Gomera
224(2)
Northern La Gomera
226(3)
Valle Gran Rey
229(4)
La Palma
233(19)
Santa Cruz de la Palma
237(1)
Information
237(2)
Old Town
239(1)
Around the Barranco de las Nieves
239(1)
Places to Stay
240(1)
Places to Eat
241(1)
Entertainment
241(1)
Getting There & Away
241(1)
Getting Around
241(1)
Around Santa Cruz de la Palma
242(1)
Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves
242(1)
Around the Island
242(1)
Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente
242(3)
The North
245(1)
The Centre
246(3)
The South
249(3)
El Hierro
252(11)
Valverde
255(3)
Around Valverde
258(1)
Around the Island
258(1)
Northern Circuit
259(1)
El Pinar
260(1)
El Golfo
261(1)
La Dehesa
262(1)
Language 263(7)
Glossary 270(12)
Index 282

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