Lanzarote love. Part 1

lanzarote map, canary islands, google map

Another trip to the second favorite (after Tenerife) island of the Canarian archipelago – stunningly beautiful, calm Lanzarote.

Очередная поездка на второй (после Тенерифе) любимый из всех островов Канарского архипелага, прекрасный, спокойный Ланцароте.

Binter Canarias, from plane window, propeller, Тенерифе

green, Tenerife, from above, airshot, Tenerife norte

Leaving beautiful, green Tenerife North from the La Laguna airport / Покидаем красивый, зеленый север Тенерифе и аэропорт в Ла Лагуне 

Lanzarote, Canary islands, Canaries, airport, аэропорт Ланцароте, Канарские острова

Arrived to Lanzarote! / Прибыли на Ланцароте

Rented a car and went straight to Caleta de Famara where we had a small flat waiting for us.. // Сняли машину и сразу поехали в Фамару, где нас ждала маленькая квартира

green Lanzarote, Canarian spring, primavera, весна, канарский пейзаж

Along the way.. Lanzarote never looked SO green! // По дороге.. Ланцароте никогда не был ТАКИМ зеленым!

road to Famara, famara village, Lanzarote, islas canarias

That road to Famara is probably one of the most beautiful ones in the whole Canaries <3 // Эта дорога к деревушке Фамара, наверное, одна из самых красивых на всех островах!

Famara, Lanzarote, Canary islands, Famara cliffs, Playa de Famara, caleta de Famara

Caleta de Famara is gorgeous practically in any weather // Калета де Фамара красива в любую погоду практически :)

Caleta de Famara apartments, airbnb, modern apmt, flat, cozy living

Our small and cozy apmt,- only a short stroll away from the beach, – that we’ve found through airbnb.com // Наш маленький уютный апартамент, – в паре шагов от пляжа, – найденный через Airbnb.com

The entrance to the flat and a selfie, of course :Р // Вход в квартиру и, конечно, сэлфи :Р

famara, sand streets, caleta de Famara, песочные улицы, Фамара, Калета де Фамара, Ланцароте, Канарские острвоа

This is one of the main streets of Caleta de Famara. Stones away from the ocean, – hence almost every house got a boat ‘parked’ next to the car! // Эта улица – одна из главных в деревушке. Через несколько метров параллельно этой улице начинается океан, поэтому совершенно нормально видеть лодки, “припаркованные” рядом с машинами владельцев :)

Caleta de Famara, Famara, Lanzarote, islas Camarias, Фамара, канары

Majestic ‘Risco de Famara’ cliffs in the background are the signature of Famara village and the reason of its fame & popularity amongst island visitors // Величественные скалы “Риско де Фамара” на фоне – визитная карточка Фамары, одна из причин ее популярности среди туристов

street view, ocean view, sandy street, Famara views

Ocean at your doorstep? Here you go! // Океан у двери? А пожалуйста!

us, love, couple, selfie, ocean, background, loved

cute, cozy, beach house, easy living, Famara lifestyle, пляжный домик, Ланцароте

Easy, unpretentious lifestyle of the village is very inspiring in my opinion // Простой, неприхотливый образ жизни аборигенов, на мой взгляд, очень вдохновляет.

After a bit of exploration (which was rather search for a food place, hehe)), we went for a short run up the cliffs… // После небольшой прогулки, которая, на самом деле, была скорее разведкой в поиске места где поесть)), мы решили пробежаться вверх по холмам…

flowers, flores de Canarias, Canary islands, canaries, islas canarias, ocean, Atlantic

Atlantic ocean, Атлантический океан, Атлантика, канарская весна

mountain road, carretera, mountains, Canaries, Famara cliffs, горы Фамары, Ланцароте, канарский пейзаж

…and along them // …и вдоль.

camomiles, ocean, spring, canary islands, канарская весна, канарские ромашки, океан, Атлантика

Canarian camomiles! // Канарские ромаФФки!

Famara, ocean landscape, that view though, cliffs, islas canarias, Канары

The further you go, the more breathtaking and wild the views are // Чем дальше продвигаемся, тем красивее виды и необузданней природа!

running, runners high, happy runners, happy couple, love, running in nature, outdoor gym, training

This is what’s called ‘Runners’ high’))))) // Это то, что называют зашкаливанием эмоций / ощущений, или наркотиком бегунов!)))

road, carretera, sendero, path, road signs, urbanización Famara, César Manrique houses, casas de Lanzarote, urb.Famara

Urbanización de Famara (partly on the right) was built by a Norwegian architect with the help of César Manrique, and is another signature of the place. This residential complex has become famous after being featured in Pedro Almodovar’s movie “Broken embraces” (‘Los abrazos rotos’, 2009) // Урбанизасьон Фамáра (часть видна справа), спроектированная норвежским архитектором вместе с Сéзарем Манрике, также является визитной карточкой этого места. Комплекс приобрел свою популярность благодаря фильму Педро Альмодовара “Разомкнутые объятия”.

sunset, canary islands, caleta de Famara

black and white, bw, Famara, sunset, черно-белый пейзаж, Фамара, закат

The sun is down, the day is over! Tomorrow we’re heading direction Orzola to catch a ferry to another island La Graciosa :) // Солнце садится, день закончен! Завтра отправляемся в Орсолу, откуда паромом доберемся до еще одного канарского острова Ла Грасиосы :)

Day 2: Cycling in La Graciosa // День 2: Через остров на велосипеде

road, driving, on the road

On the way to Orzola taking photos of everything (changing landscapes are too lovely to be missed!) trying to be in time to catch the ferry! // По дороге в Орсолу фоткаем все подряд (красиво жеж!!)) и пытаемся успеть на ранний паром

green hills, Lanzarote, spring in Canaries, весна на острове, Ланцароте, зеленые холмы

Haria village, canary islands, through windscreen

couple, hoodies, cozies, shades, love, happy

Made it))) // Успели =)

la Graciosa, isla de Graciosa, Грасиоса остров, Канарский архипелаг

The ‘eighth’ Canarian island as they call it, – La Graciosa (Wiki link) // “Восьмой” остров архипелага, как его называют, – Ла Грасиóса (ссылка на Википедию)

cycling in Graciosa, sandy road, road to ocean, playa de las Conchas

Rented two bikes (right in front of the ferry terminal, 10€ each, whole day) to discover the island: it is very tiny and overprotected, so even if you’ll manage to get a car there, you won’t be able to use it much as there’re no asphalt roads there. I think it’s great and super environment friendly – what do you think? ;) // Сняли 2 байка (прямо напротив порта, 10 евро каждый за весь день), чтобы обследовать остров: он очень маленький и защищен от всего и вся, поэтому, если даже Вы найдете там машину в аренду, ездить особо не сможете также из-за отсутствия асфальтовых дорог. По-моему, это здóрово и очень экологично, а вы как думаете? :)

cycling, playa de las Conchas

smiley faces, happiness, in love

When arrived to the beach // Когда доехали до пляжа :)

Playa de las Conchas, beach, canary islands, beautiful nature, nice beach

Playa de las Conchas <3

yellow sandy beach, Conchas beach, Graciosa island

happy, when on the beach, tanned

collage, wave, feet, wet, from where i stand

nudist beach, no clothes, nudists

(It’s a nudist beach after all.. // Нудистский пляж все-таки… ;)

Next: coming back to Lanzarote, last day of the trip // Дальше: возвращение на Ланцароте, последний день поездки.

Masca hiking. Up & down, same day – big post and lotsa pics with videos

At last got some free time to organise, edit, upload and describe photos from the recent (Monday 18th Feb) Masca trekking! I know that some of you might have done it already, – some even a couple of times! – but for me it was a first time experience that was a part of training for #Transgrancanaria2018 where I’ll be running 30k’ and my boyfriend – 64 km race… (we’re both freaking out but that’s another story.. hehe)

The route: from Masca village down to the Playa de Masca, small break and back up to the Masca village. More or less accurate trail was uploaded on Wikiloc (click here to view details or see below):

But first things first: we’ve started with coffees and ‘motivation’ (which was a donut!) after driving in the rain from Santa Cruz to Santiago del Teide and then to Masca.

coffee, canarias, tenerife, rain, дождь на Тенерифе, канарский кофе

teide in snow, nieve, tenerife

Teide covered with snow, but sadly couldn’t be seen properly as it was too cloudy that day

santiago del teide, valley in the mountains

A bit blurry (due to the driving) image of Santiago del Teide valley

tenerife, almond trees, blossoming almond

Almond trees in full blossom

rainbow in masca, радуга, arco iris, Тенерифе

And here we are – Masca has heartily welcomed us with a rainbow :)

masca, tenerife, знак, ресторан в Маске на Тенерифе, sign

yellow flowers, windscreen, flowers on windscreen, цветы за стеклом

Masca village, pueblito en las montañas, hillside village, houses on slope, morning light, glow, beautiful cliffs

Houses are literally built on a slope as there’s hardly any flat surfaces in the village

Masca gorge, ravine, cliffs, Tenerife, la Gomera, Гомера, остров, ущелье Маска

Another shot of this popular view.. :)

happy, smiles, couple, love, tourists, hikers, hippie tourists

And the ‘tourists’ :)

masca village, barranco de masca, tenerife, тенерифе, маска

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doggie, stray dog, cute, ginger, рыжая собака, бездомыш, симпатичный пес, тату

Sad lil doggy as ginger as a carrot!!

Sidewalk flower, tiny, цветок на дороге, маленький цветок

Beauty around (and beneath) us

collage, dog, cafe with the view, кафе в Маске, кафе с видом на океан

The ginger stray dog and local cafeteria with The View

cafeteria en Masca, Tenerife, touristic place, for tourists, multilingual, кафе в деревне Маска, Тенерифе, для туристов

For all tastes & nationalities

empty cafe, morning light, light through the window, wooden chairs, wooden cafe furniture, кафе в горах, ресторан, Тенерифе, Маска

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almond flowers, almond trees in blossom, beautiful nature, Tenerife almond trees, цветущий миндаль на Тенерифе, цветы миндаля, миндальное дерево

These blossoming almond trees (and their guardian bees) are everywhere thanks to rain and sunshine that are typical for the place in winter.

house in Masca village, casita en barranco de Masca, Tenerife, rustic house Tenerife, деревенский пейзаж, Тенерифе, Маска

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Masca cliffs, Masca hiking, Tenerife hiking, Teneriffa

Cliffs, cliffs, cliffs whichever direction you turn your head..

rocks in Masca, rocas de Masca

Green and dark, bald and thriving, beautiful and scary..

masca trekking start, empezamos aqui

Starting point of trekking

collage, masca ravine, gorge, barranco, Teneriffa, dry tree, ущелье Маски

cane, cañazo, камыш, тростник, ветви тростника, Masca cane bushes

If you see these cane bushes – be sure there’s a water spiring nearby!!

en el barranco, hiking, Masca trekking, camino, tourist attraction, Masca, Tenerife, Маска, Тенерифе, горное ущелье

After two hours finally blue sky and a sight of the ocean.. Hallelujah!

sun glare, morning light, breaking through, cliff, rock, Playa de Masca

Down on the Playa de Masca

Atlantic ocean, Атлантика, остров Ла Гомера, La Gomera island from Tenerife

…the ocean never looked so good and inviting ;)

calmness, calm waves, tide coming up, ocean, deep blue, tranquility

<3

volcanic sand, feet in the ocean, feeling good, good for feet, wet rocks, вулканический песок, ноги в океане, коллаж

Water feels goooood on tired feet

big splash, wave, jumping into waves, cold ocean, brave, morning swim, Edu Acaso

…And if you’re brave enough to jump into cold ocean, you’ll be rewarded with the best feeling ever, as if you could  fly! =)

Los Gigantes, playa de Masca, in between hiking, cliffs of Los Gigantes, Tenerife cliffs

Remember you don’t have to do both ways up and down, instead you can just hire a boat that will bring you to the marine of Los Gigantes (might need to check or book beforehand though!)

lovely cat, stray cat, cat on the beach

On the way back when leaving la playa, you’ll get a small furry blessing =)

almond tree, миндальное дерево, цветущий миндаль

Another almond tree in a full blossom but unfortunately out of focus (sorry)

Masca, Tenerife, Teneriffa, cliffs of Masca, barranco de Masca, Masca trekking, down in the gorge, natural pool

Above.. and underneath <3

cliffs, tourist, big cliffs, in the mountains, down in Masca, Tenerife cliffs, турист, ущелье Маска, треккинг на Тенерифе, масштаб гор, горное ущелье

Hey hey) By Edu Acaso <3

After we’ve finally managed to get back where we started, it was really nice to go and spend an evening/night in a hotel close to Masca! We’ve booked ‘La Casona del Patio’ in advance to avoid long driving back home after what felt like a week of hiking, – and it was definitely a smart decision!

La Casona del Patio, hotel, almond tree, отель Сантьяго дель Тейде, Касона дель Патио

Hotel ‘La Casona del Patio’ from the parking

path to hotel entrance, hotel Santiago del Teide, hotel la Casona del Patio

Hotel entrance

hotel, backyard, patio, внутренний дворик

Patio

tea ceremony, чайная церемония, ceremonia del té, la Casona del Patio, Santiago del Teide

A free one-hour tea ceremony is held daily from 6pm to 7pm for the hotel guests

hotel toiletries, туалетные принадлежности в отеле

Toiletries

selfie, bathroom selfie, blondie, smilling, thumbs up, happy

..and a toilet selfie)

welcome cava, welcome drinks at hotel, cava, welcome card, bienvenido, blue lights, tree with blue lights, blue tree, in the night, голубое дерево, ночное небо

Was pleased to have a welcome drink and card in the room…(Gracias!!). Image on the right: a tree with blue lights that looked like a crazy night sky!. <3

view from the hotel room, hotel in Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, mountain hotel, forest hotel

Morning view from our room – isn’t it beautiful?!.

hotel breakfast, buffet, la Casona del Patio, hotel interior, завтрак в отеле

And a quick brekkie before heading back home!

Next post: Carnival in Santa Cruz with some random, a bit psychedelic pics ;)