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                               Balearic Islands                                                                                                                                                    Tourist Offices (Public):
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Majorca / Mallorca
                                  he islands that make up the Balearic archipelago share
                               T  an extraordinary and captivating landscape, climate
                               and culture. They will win your heart as they did Chopin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Location Telephone:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Palma
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Palma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax:                    Email:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                +34 902 102 365 +34 971 225 966 palmainfo@a-palma.es
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          oita@     www.infomallorca.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Website:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                +34 971 789 556 +34 971 789 267
                                                                                                                                                                                                   airport                                                conselldemallorca.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.palmademallorca.es
                               Errol Flynn and Winston Churchill to name but a few. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cala d´Or +34 971 657 463 +34 971 648 029 turisme@ajsantanyi.net www.illesbalears.es
                               Balearic Islands are an Autonomous Region, with Palma                                                                                                               Cala                                      turisme@               www.
                               de Majorca as its capital city.                                                                                                                                     Rajada
                                                                                                                                                                                                             +34 971 563 033 +34 971 565 256
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ajcapdepera.net        pollensa.com/info/index
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pollensa +34 971 535 077 +34 971 531 154 oit@ajpollenca.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Alcúdia      +34 971 897 113 +34 971 546 515 turisme@alcudia.net                                                                  www.alcudiamallorca.com
                               Tourist Authorities (Trade):                                                                                                                                        Calvià       +34 971 131 126 +34 971 131 188 omtmagaluf@calvia.com www.visitcalvia.com
                               Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca                                                                                                                                                                                            oficinaturisme
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Valldemosa+34 971 612 019 +34 971 612 019                                                                                         www.valldemossa.com
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                               Constitución, 1, 07001 Palma de Majorca                                                                                                                                                                                    @valldemossa.es
                               Tel: +34 971 725 396 Fax: +34 971 713 540                                                                                                                           Soller       +34 971 638 008 +34 971 638 009 oitsoller@a-soller.es                                                                www.sollerturisme.com
                               news@newsmallorca.com www.newsmallorca.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Minorca / Menorca
                               Fundación Mallorca Turisme                                                                                                                                          Location Telephone:            Fax:                    Email:                                                                     Website:
                               C/ very,5 1º, Palma de Mallorca                                                                                                                                                                                            infomenorcaeroport@
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Airport      +34 902 929 015
                               Tel: +34 971 72 99 30 Fax: + 34 971 72 60 39 www.mallorcaturisme.com                                                                                                                                                       menorca.es
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fornells C/                                            infomenorcafornells@
                               Fundació Destí Menorca                                                                                                                                                          +34 902 929 015
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Major, 57                                              cime.es
                               Calle Ciutadella, 76 - 07701 Mahón                                                                                                                                  Port of                                                                                                                           www.e-menorca.org
                               Tel: +34 971 368 678 Fax: +34 971 360 167                                                                                                                           Mahón                                      infomenorcaport@                                                                       www.illesbalears.es
                               fundaciodesti@menorca.es www.menorca.es                                                                                                                                        +34 902 929 015 +34 971 352 674
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Moll de                                    menorca.es                                                                             www.menorca.es
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Llevant, 2
                               Fundació de Promoció Turística d'Eivissa                                                                                                                            Ciutadella
                               Avda. Espanya, 49 - 07800 Ibiza                                                                                                                                                                                 infomenorcaciutadella@
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Plaça       +34 902 929 015 +34 971 382 667
                               Tel: +34 971 306 483 info@ibiza.travel www.ibiza.travel                                                                                                                                                         cime.es
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                               Patronato de Turismo de Formentera                                                                                                                                  Ibiza / Eivissa
                               Plaça de la Constitució, 1 07860 San Francesc Xavier Formentera
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Location Telephone:            Fax:                    Email:                                                                     Website:
                               Tel: +34 971 321 087 Fax: +34 971 322 556 turisme@formentera.es
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ibiza /                                                            www.illesbalears.es
                               www.turismoFormentera.com                                                                                                                                                        +34 971 301 900 +34 971 301 740 info@ibiza.travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eivissa                                                            www.santantoni.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sant Antoni +34 971 343 363 +34 971 344 175 turisme@santantoni.net www.ibiza.travl
                               Tourism Associations:
                               Travel Agencies: AVIBA Tel: +34 971 722 244 Fax: +34 971 724 868
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Formentera
                               administracion@aviba.es www.aviba.es
                               Hotels: Majorca hotel federation Tel: +34 971 706 007 reserves@fehm.es                                                                                              Location Telephone:            Fax:                    Email:                                                                     Website:
                               Menorca hotel association Tel: +34 902 110 111 Fax: +34 971 362 857                                                                                                 Port de la                                 informacioturistica@                                                                   www.formentera.es
                                                                                                                                                                                                              +34 971 322 057 +34 971 322 825
                               www.visitmenorca.com                                                                                                                                                Savina                                     formentera.es                                                                          www.illesbalears.es


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How to get there:                                                                                  Festivities: www.illesbalears.es
Mallorca                                                                                           Majorca: Pollensa festivities (Moors and Christians battle) (May 2)
Airport: Son Sant Joan 8km www.aena.es                                                             Soller festivities (second week of May)
Shipping Services: from and to Barcelona, Denia (Alicante) and Valencia www.portsdebalears.com     Palma San Sebastiá festival (Jan 16-20)
Getting around: www.emtpalma.es                                                                    Menorca: San Joan festivities (dancing horses) (June 24) The festivities
                                                                                                   last for a week
Menorca                                                                                            Ibiza: Festes de la Terra (first week of August)
Airport: Mahón 4.5km www.aena.es                                                                   Formentera: San Jaume (July 25) The festivities last for a week
Shipping Services: from and to Barcelona, Majorca (Palma, Alcudia and Cala Ratjada) and Valencia
Getting around: www.e-torres.net, www.norbus.es                                                    MAJORCA www.infomallorca.net

Ibiza                                                                                              Majorca is famous for its beaches and beautiful coastline and offers




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Airport: Ibiza 7.5km www.aena.es                                                                   numerous possibilities to the visitor, ranging from La Sierra de Tramuntana
Shipping Services: from and to Barcelona, Denia, Palma (Majorca) and Valencia
                                                                                                   (Tramuntana mountain range) – which hosts some picturesque towns as
www.portsdebalears.com
                                                                                                   Valldemossa, Sóller and Deiá – to the hinterland, eminently agrarian,
                                                                                                   which serves as a constant reminder of the reason for Majorca’s being
Getting around: http://www.ibiza.travel/en/transporte.php
                                                                                                   dubbed as ‘Isle of Calm’. The south is home to some of the most beautiful
                                                                                                   beaches on the island (Ses Covetes and Es Trenc, Cala Mondragó, Cala
Formentera
                                                                                                   Figuera and Cala Santanyí).
Shipping Services: from and to Ibiza
                                                                                                   Top Attractions in the capital city:
Ibiza and Formentera: Ibiza and Formentera hotel Association                                       Palma de Mallorca: The capital of the island of Majorca is very attractive
Tel: +34 971 199 976 / +34 971 199 977 Fax: +34 971 199 800                                        for shoppers and has a beautiful historic quarter, deeply marked by history.
www.ibizahotelsguide.com, www.formenterahotelsguide.com                                            Places to visit: Cathedral, Bellver Castle, street Market, San Francisco
Restaurants: Mallorca restaurants: www.mallorca-restaurants-121.com                                Monastery.
Menorca restaurants: www.menorcarestaurants.com                                                    Museo d’Art Modern i Contemporani Es Baluard: Tel: +34 971 908 200
Ibiza restaurants: www.ibizaformenterarestaurants.net                                              museu@esbaluard.org
Guides: www.colegioguiasib.com                                                                     Fundaciò Pilar and Joan Mirò: Tel: +34 971 701 420
Chartered Institute of the Balearic Islands Tourist Guides                                         http://miro.palmademallorca.es
Avda. Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga, 7 entlo. A - 07006 Palma de Mallorca                            Spanish Contemporary Art Museum – Fundación Juan March: Works by
Tel: +34 971 460 697/706 Fax: +34 971 460 699                                                      Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Barceló Tel: +34 914 354 240
                                                                                                   www.march.es/arte/palma/index.asp, www.palmademallorca.es
Events:
Deià International Festival (Apr-Sep) Tel: +34 971 639 178 www.dimf.com                            Top Attractions in the Island:
Festival de Pollensa (Jul-Aug) www.festivalpollenca.org                                            Valldemossa: The village’s careful layout is filled with steep streets, stone
King’s Sailing Cup (Jul-Aug) www.copadelrey.com                                                    façades and important religious buildings, among luxuriant vegetation.
Winter in Mallorca (Winter-Autumn-Spring) Concerts and other                                       Sóller: The municipality of Sóller takes up a valley in Sierra Tramontana,
cultural activities www.illesbalears.es, www.infomallorca.net                                      delimited by the sea. On a journey aboard the famous Sóller train,
Cultural events/calendar: www.artescenic.es                                                        we can admire the beautiful scenery with its citrus and olive orchards
                                                                                                   www.trendesoller.com

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            Pollensa: Widely known for its lively port and crystal-clear bay, the town         Nature Park:
            has a medieval historic quarter that sits only a few kilometres away from          Albufera d’Es Grau: in the north-east Tel: +34 971 365 303
            the Mediterranean Sea.
            Eastern coast: The ‘calas’ (creeks): Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla, Cala Torta.       IBIZA www.ibiza.travel
            Impressive Caves, such as: Artà, Drac with its large subterranean lake, and
            Hams in Portocristo.                                                               The largest of the Pitiusas is made up of five municipal districts, each one
            La Granja (Esporles): Mansion which dates back to the 18th century                 having their own individual identity, while together creating an island with
            Tel: +34 971 610 032.                                                              character. This character has made it unique throughout the world, and has
            La Reserva (Puigpunyent): Nature park www.lareservaaventur.com                     gained the admiration of the millions of tourists that visit it every year. All
            Marineland (Costa d’en Blanes):                                                    surrounded by over 18km of beaches, which allow visitors to choose the
            www.marineland.es/marineland/mallorca                                              atmosphere, the winds and the kind of activities in each area they wish to
                                                                                               take part in: family beaches, beaches suitable for the practice of sports,
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            National Park:                                                                     isolated beaches. But, although Ibiza receives a large number of tourists
            Cabrera National Park: Tel: +34 971 725 010                                        attracted by the sun and its beaches, it is also remarcable for its rural areas
                                                                                               and the beauty of its countryside. It is also a cultural attraction supported
            Nature Reserves:                                                                   in 1999 by UNESCO’s declaration of Eivissa as a World Heritage site, which
            S’Albufera Nature Reserve in Muro Tel: +34 971 892 250                             recognised the world dimension of the cultural and natural assets of the
            Mondragó in Santanyí Tel: +34 971 181 022                                          island; Dalt Vila, the Puig des Molis necropolis, the Punic site of Sa Caleta
            Sa Dragonera in Andratx Tel: +34 971 173 871                                       and the sea-grasses of posidonia. Ibiza offers you the possibility to enjoy
                                                                                               the holiday you are looking for. Ibiza, all islands in one.
            MENORCA www.emenorca.org / www.menorca.es
                                                                                               Nature Park:
            Menorca is the second biggest of the Balearic Islands. The island’s north coast    Ses Salines, located in the south. Famed for its ornithological observatory
            is a sharply indented line of cliffs, with pebbled beaches and reddish sands.      Tel: +34 971 301 460
            The more regular south coast is made up of long, sandy beaches and the so-
            called barrancos or ravines: these are wetlands which constitute                   FORMENTERA www.turismoFormentera.com
            microclimatic zones with well-defined fauna and flora. Menorca possesses
            an invaluable archaeological heritage which has made it into the best open-        This secluded island is solely accessible by ferry from Ibiza. Formentera is a
            air museum. Menorca is also known for its exquisite gastronomy and horse           true paradise for those looking for crystal clear water and astonishing
            tradition – it has its own breed of horse, recognised in 1989. Mahón or Maó,       beaches. It is a laid back and relaxed small island, which apart from the
            the island’s capital, is located at the end of an extraordinary three-mile-long    two rocky promontories of la Mola and Cap de Babaria,is practically flat,
            roadstead, regarded as one of the best natural harbours on the                     making it perfect for touring by bicycle. Diving and water sports are also a
            Mediterranean. In Mahón, as well as in some other towns of the island such         few of its best attractions, in fact Formentera’s Neptune grass sea beds
            as Es Castell, there are buildings that have a clear British air, a direct         were declared an UNESCO Heritage Site together with its sister island Ibiza.
            consequence of the different periods of British occupation. In Ciudadela or
            Ciutadella, the old capital of the island, there are plenty of smart palaces and   Top Attractions:
            historic buildings. Must be seen: City Hall, Palace of Ca’n Salort, Convent of     Formentera is solely accessible by ferry from Ibiza. It is a tiny island and is
            Santa Clara, archaeological sites (taulas, talaiots and navetas): Cala Galdana,    perfect for touring by bicycle as it is practically flat. It hosts the small town
            Son Bou, Son Saura, Cala’n Turqueta, Macarella on the southern coast and           of Sant Francesc de Formentera.
            Algaiarens, Cala Morell, Cala Pregonda and Cavalleria on the north.

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LAS PALMAS                                                                                      Hotels: Federación de Empresarios de Hostelería y Turismo de Las Palmas
                                                                                                Tel: +34 928 432 480 www.feht.es
Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura                                                          Lanzarote: ASOLAN Association Hotels in Lanzarote Tel: +34 928 516 025
Las Palmas province includes the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and                         www.asolan.com
Fuerteventura. Its respective capital cities are: Las Palmas de G.C, Arrecife                   AETUR Association of Travel Agents in Lanzarote Tel: +34 928 811 654
and Puerto del Rosario.                                                                         www.aetur.es
                                                                                                Fuerteventura: Asociación de Empresarios de Hostelería y Turismo de
Tourist Authorities (Trade):                                                                    Fuerteventura Tel: +34 928 530 220
Gran Canaria Tourist Board                                                                      Restaurants: Federación de Empresarios de Hostelería y Turismo de Las
León y Castillo, 17 – 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria                                          Palmas Tel: +34 928 432 480
Tel: +34 928 219 600 Fax: +34 928 219 601                                                       Lanzarote: AETUR Tel: +34 928 811 654 www.aetur.es

Lanzarote Tourist Board                                                                         How to get there:




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Blas Cabrera Felipe, s/n – 35500 Arrecife                                                       Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 813 792 Fax: +34 928 800 080                                                       Airport: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 18km, Playa de Inglés/Maspalomas 25-28km
                                                                                                Shipping Services: from and to Cádiz
Fuerteventura Tourist Board                                                                     Getting around: Tel: +34 922 428 188 www.globalsu.net/es
Avda. de la Constitución, 5 – 35600 Puerto del Rosario
Tel: +34 928 530 844 Fax: +34 928 851 695                                                       Lanzarote
Tourist Offices (Public):                                                                       Airport: Arrecife 6km, Puerto del Carmen 10km, Costa Teguise 10km, Playa Blanca 35km
Gran Canaria                                                                                    Shipping Services: from and to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
Location       Telephone:       Fax:             Email:              Website:                   Getting around: Tel: +34 928 811 522 www.arrecifebus.com
Las Palmas
                                           dpromoc@
de Gran    +34 928 219 600 +34 928 219 601                                                      Fuerteventura
                                           grancanaria.com
Canaria                                                                                         Airport: Puerto del Rosario 5km
                                                 infomirador@        www.grancanaria.com        Shipping Services: from and to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote
Maspalomas +34 928 769 585 +34 928 723 444
                                                 maspalomas.com                                 Getting around: TIADHE Tel: +34 928 850 951 www.tiadhe.com
Playa del
               +34 928 771 550 +34 928 767 848 cit@grancanaria.com
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Lanzarote
                                                                                                GRAN CANARIA
Location       Telephone:       Fax:             Email:              Website:
                                                                                                Top Attractions:
                                               info@                www.
Arrecife       +34 928 811 762 +34 928 800 080                                                  Gran Canaria is often described as ‘a continent in miniature’ – with more
                                               turismolanzarote.com turismolanzarote.com
                                                                                                than 128 exquisite beaches and stunning landscapes in the interior such as
Fuerteventura
                                                                                                tropical valleys, pine forests, impressive ravines and a volcano crater. The
Location       Telephone:       Fax:             Email:              Website:
                                                                                                cosmopolitan city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers beautiful colonial
Puerto del                                     patturismo@           www.
               +34 928 530 844 +34 928 851 695                                                  architecture, top international cultural events all year round and vibrant
Rosario                                        cabildofuer.es        fuerteventuraturismo.com
                                                                                                nightlife. The island completes its offer with 15 stylish spas and nine golf
Tourism Associations:                                                                           courses and exquisite gastronomy.
Travel Agencies: Asociación de Agencias de Viajes de Las Palmas                                 Places to visit: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Vegueta District; Las Canteras
Tel: +34 928 432 370 info@aavlp.com www.aavfgl.org                                              beach, 3km long; Maspalomas beach and its famous dunes and palm oasis;

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            Puerto Rico and Mogán, devoted to the practice of water sports, each with         Fuerteventura; Corralejo, an important tourist resort and any of its
            its own boating marina; La Cruz de Tejeda, tourist route across inland Gran       traditional museums, such as El Llano Cave. Fuerteventura is since May
            Gran Canaria with dramatic far reaching volcanic views, which includes:           2009 the biggest Biosphere reserve declared by Unesco.
            Teror, Artenara, Cruz de Tejeda, Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves.
            Events:                                                                           Information: Tel: +34 928 860 604 www.fuerteventuraturismo.com
            WOMAD: November 10-13 2011
            ARC Atlantic Rally For Cruisers: November 20 2011                                 SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE
            Canary Island Music Festival: January 7-February 12 2011 (XXVII edition)
            Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnaval: February 15-March 12 2011                    Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro:
            Maspalomas Carnaval: March 17-27 2011                                             The province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife comprises the three western islands
            International Cinema Festival: March 2011                                         of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, besides Tenerife. Its respective
            Las Palmas Opera Festival: March 5-June 25 2011 (Since 1969)                      capital cities are: Santa Cruz de la Palma, San Sebastián de la Gomera,
                                                                                              Valverde and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
            LANZAROTE
                                                                                              Tourist Authorities:
            Top Attractions:                                                                  Tenerife Tourism Corporation – Cabildo de Tenerife
            The extraordinary volcanic upheavals on Lanzarote have shaped a                   Alcalde José Emilio García Gómez, 9-38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
            landscape of unusual beauty. The island is covered by multi-coloured lava         Tel: +34 902 321 331 Fax: +34 922 237 872
            which is especially spectacular at Timanfaya National Park. Man and nature
            have learned to live in harmony in a unique association, where traditional        La Palma Tourist Board
            architecture and agriculture blend with the volcanoes and beaches. Thanks         Avenida Marítima, 34-38700 Santa Cruz de La Palma
            to César Manrique’s works of architecture, the island has preserved its           Tel: +34 922 423 340 Fax: +34 922 423 347
            essence, based on its respect to nature and popular art. Lanzarote was            gestion@lapalmaturismo.com www.lapalmaturismo.com
            declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993.
            Places to visit: Timanfaya National Park, Jameos Watter Grotto (Jameos del
            Agua), the Green’s Cave (Cueva de los Verdes), The Cactus Garden (Jardín
                                                                                              Tourist Offices (Public):
            de Cactus), Monument to the Farm Labourer (Monumento al Campesino),
            San José Castle, International Museum of Comtemporary Art, The Rio                Tenerife
            Belevedere (Mirador del Río), Teguise, Haría, Yaiza and The César                 Location        Telephone:          Fax:              Email:              Website:
            Manrique’s Foundation.                                                            Santa Cruz de
                                                                                                            +34 922 239 592       +34 922 239 812   lale@cabtfe.es      www.tenerife.es
                                                                                              Tenerife
            National Park:                                                                    Puerto de la
                                                                                                              +34 922 386 000     +34 922 384 769   vicente@cabtfe.es   www.tenerife.es
            Timafaya Interpretation and Visitors’ Centre: Tel: +34 928 840 839                Cruz
            manchablanca@mma.es                                                               Arona – Playa                                         info-vistas@
                                                                                                            +34 922 787 011                                             www.arona.travel
THE ISLES




                                                                                              de las Vistas                                         arona.travel
            ISLE OF LA GRACIOSA                                                               Aeropuerto
                                                                                                                                                    nurialorenzo@
                                                                                              Tenerife Norte, +34 922 635 192/3                                         www.tenerife.es
                                                                                                                                                    webtenerife.com
            How to get there:                                                                 Los Rodeos
            Shipping services from Orzola (Lanzarote) to Caleta de Sebo (La Graciosa).        Aeropuerto
                                                                                              Tenerife Sur,   +34 922 392 037                       huete@cabtfe.es     www.tenerife.es
            Information: Líneas Marítimas Romero Tel: +34 928 842 055/902 401 666             Reina Sofía
            Fax: +34 928 842 069 info@lineas-romero.com www.lineas-romero.com                 Costa Adeje     +34 922 750 633     +34 922 750 633   turismo@adeje.es    www.costa-adeje.es

            The Isle of La Graciosa is located to the north of Lanzarote and it is next to    La Palma
            the Isles of Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.        Location        Telephone:          Fax:              Email:              Website:
            All these Islands form the Chinijo Archipelago. It belongs to ‘Los Islotes del    S. Cruz de la                                         gestion@           www.
            Norte de Lanzarote y del Risco de Famara’ Nature Park and also to the                             +34 922 423 340     +34 922 423 347
                                                                                              Palma                                                 lapalmaturismo.com lapalmaturismo.com
            Biosphere Reserve www.teguise.com/archipielago-es.html                            S. Cruz de La
                                                                                                                                                    oficinadeturismo@ www.
                                                                                              Palma (Casa +34 922 412 106         +34 922 412 106
            FUERTEVENTURA                                                                     de Cristal)
                                                                                                                                                    cit-lapalma.com   lapalmaturismo.com

                                                                                                                                                    gestionAR@         www.
            Top Attractions:                                                                  Airport         +34 922 426 212     +34 922 426 212
                                                                                                                                                    lapalmaturismo.com lapalmaturismo.com
            The most beautiful beaches in the Atlantic. That’s what you can find in
            Fuerteventura. The almost desert-like dryness of Fuerteventura
                                                                                              La Gomera
            contributes to the existence of immense beaches of golden sand which
                                                                                              Location        Telephone:          Fax:              Email:              Website:
            open upon a sea of crystal-clear water. Here it is possible to walk on
                                                                                              S. Sebastián de                                       turismo@          www.
            endless stretches of sand hardly ever running into a soul, due to the                             +34 922 870 281     +34 922 870 281
                                                                                              la Gomera                                             gomera-island.com gomera-island.com
            sparse population and the length of the seacoast. A paradise for lovers of
            quietness and stunning views.
                                                                                              El Hierro
            Places to visit: Jandía Beaches (Sotavento, Morro Jable); Betancuria,
            probably the most beautiful village on the island; Caleta de Fuste, a             Location        Telephone:          Fax:              Email:              Website:
            fascinating vacation resort in El Castillo; Puerto del Rosario, capital city of   Valverde        +34 922 550 302     +34 922 550 302   turismo@el-hierro.org www.elhierro.es


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La Gomera Tourist Board
C/ Real, 4-38800 San Sebastián de la Gomera
Tel: +34 922 141 512 Fax: +34 922 870 281 www.gomera-island.com

El Hierro Tourist Board
Doctor Quintero, 4-38900 Valverde
Tel: +34 922 550 302 Fax: +34 922 551 052 www.elhierro.travel

Tourism Associations:
Travel Agencies: APAV Tel: +34 922 374 990
Hotels: Asociación Hotelera de Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, y El Hierro
Tel: +34 922 243 988
Guides: APIT Tel: +34 922 373 773
                                                                                                     Caldera de Taburiente National Park: Tel: +34 922 497 277
How to get there:                                                                                    Fax: +34 922 497 081 www.marm.es
Tenerife                                                                                             International Astrophysical Observatories: Tel: +34 922 405 500
Airport: Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía 60km Tel: +34 922 759 000 Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos 11km           Fax: +34 922 405 501 www.iac.es/orm
Tel: +34 922 635 998                                                                                 Isaac Newton Telescope: Tel: +34 922 425 400
Shipping Services: from and to Cádiz
Getting around: TITSA Tel: +34 922 215 699 www.titsa.com                                             LA GOMERA

La Palma                                                                                             Top Attractions:
Airport: Santa Cruz de la Palma 8km                                                                  La Gomera, scattered with palm trees, is a paradise thoroughly unspoiled.
Shipping Services: from & to Cádiz; from & to Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos)   The rare botanical treasures found on its uneven terrain include the ancient
Coach: Tel: +34 922 411 924 Fax: +34 922 414 443 atencioncliente@transporteslapalma.com              dense laurel forest of the Garajonay National Park, declared World Heritage
www.transporteslapalma.com                                                                           Site by UNESCO in 1986.
                                                                                                     Places to visit: Valle Gran Rey, quiet and peaceful valley where the sea is
La Gomera                                                                                            still a key feature in its fishing port; Los Órganos, fascinating basalt
Airport: Alajeró 2km
                                                                                                     columns which resemble giant organ pipes (80 metres high). La Asunción
                                                                                                     Church in which Christopher Columbus and his sailors prayed before
Shipping Services: from and to Los Cristianos (Tenerife) and El Hierro
                                                                                                     embarking on the voyage across the Atlantic to discover the American
Coach: www.gomera-island.com
                                                                                                     continent.
El Hierro
                                                                                                     National Park:
Airport: Valverde 1km
                                                                                                     Garajonay National Park: Tel: +34 922 870 105 Fax: +34 922 870 362
Shipping Services: from and to Los Cristianos (Tenerife) and La Gomera                               www.marm.es


TENERIFE

Top Attractions:
The majestic volcano of Mount Teide, 3,718 metres (12,195 feet) high,
dominates the largest island of the archipelago. The green lands of the
north contrast sharply with the arid terrain of the south. The mountains,
covered with thick forests, culminate in impressive beauty at the Cañadas
del Teide National Park. Select tourist complexes are situated along the
shores, taking advantage of the sunny climate of the south and the




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beautiful landscapes of the north.
Places to visit: La Orotava Valley, Puerto de la Cruz, San Cristóbal de La
Laguna, the massifs of Anaga and Teno, cliffs of Los Gigantes (The Giants),
Masca.

National Park:
Teide National Park: Tel: +34 922 290 129 Fax: +34 922 290 183
www.marm.es
Buses number 342 and 348 depart from Puerto de la Cruz. Information
Centre and El Portillo cableway: Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to                              EL HIERRO
16:00 www.telefericoteide.com
                                                                                                     Top Attractions:
LA PALMA                                                                                             For centuries, the island of El Hierro was considered the end of the known
                                                                                                     world. The smallest and most westerly of the Canary Isles, it is a
Top Attractions:                                                                                     mysterious land, where myths and legends form a part of the landscape as
Also called the ‘Isla Bonita’ or Pretty Island, it is the greenest and most                          much as the unusual vegetation and the peaceful solitude of a land with a
flowery of the Canary Islands. The high mountains and clear skies have                               population of scarcely 10,000. Its capital town, Valverde, is situated 600
made it the ideal location for the largest astrophysical observatory in the                          metres above sea level.
northern hemisphere. Out of all the Canary Isles, La Palma is the most                               Places to visit: Frontera, Tigaday and Las Puntas, home to the Nature
influenced by its Atlantic calling, evidenced in the greeness of its coast, in                       Reserve which houses the Guinea Ecomuseum.
the rural architecture of Portuguese influence and in the character and
traditions of its people.                                                                                                           Festivals:
Places to visit: Santa Cruz de La Palma, Los Cancajos, Puerto Naos, Los                                                             Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Carnival (dates vary)
Llanos, Los Tilos Forest, Vulcanos.                                                                                                 Villa de Mazo (La Palma): Corpus Christi
                                                                                                                                    (June)
National Park:                                                                                                                      La Orotava: San Isidro Festival (June 21 and 24)
The top of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park houses the International                                                         San Sebastián (La Gomera): Columbus
Astrophysical Observatories.                                                                                                        Festivities (September 5 and 6).

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