Uncover the Canary Islands’ Incredible Indigenous Sport: The Shepherd’s Leap

Imagine pole-vaulting down steep slopes, avoiding dangerous terrain. The Canarian folk sport, “Salto del pastor“—translated from Spanish as “the shepherd’s leap” – involves just that! The volcanic origin of the Canary Islands has given the archipelago dramatic landscapes of steep hills, rocky terrain, and sharp cliffs. The Shepherd’s Leap, or Satlo del pastor, is a…

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Irish Olympic Sailing Team Currently Training in the Canary Islands

“We haven’t missed a day’s sailing. Of all the places I’ve been for winter training, this is certainly the most consistent” – Rory Fitzpatrick, Head Coach, Irish Sailing The Irish Sailing Team are one of many professional sailing teams who have chosen the Canary Islands as their training base for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The…

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The Canary Islands: The Perfect Training Destination for Athletes

“Since I’ve come over here, I’ve noticed that results have gone well, and race performances have gone well, especially when I go back home to Ireland“ Says Eoin Flynn, Professional Mountain Runner The Canary Islands has become well-known within the global fitness community as a training and competing destination for elite sportsmen and women. The…

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Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park Contributes to the Study for Life on Mars

Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and World Geopark, the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is known within the global space community for its uncanny geological resemblance to both the Moon and Mars, so much so, that the island’s Timanfaya National Park, has become one of the world’s most important research centres for space exploration….

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Tenerife Declared the First Whale Heritage Area in Europe after Receiving UNESCO World Heritage Site for Cetacean Conservation

The Canary Islands enhance their position as one of the world’s top-rated cetacean-watching destinations. Tenerife’s West Coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for cetacean conservation, making it the first Whale Heritage area in Europe with the Responsible Watching certification, a distinction granted by the World Cetacean Alliance. This recognition highlights the value…

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Pandemic Pre-Season: Irish Athletes Can Train in Paradise in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands has become well-known within the global fitness community for its top-quality training facilities for elite sportsmen and women, with highly qualified professionals and services including sports healthcare, hypoxia chambers and DLF telemetry. This combined with the Canaries’ low number of Covid cases, great weather and diverse landscape make for perfect conditions for…

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Tenerife COVID-19 Regulations Update

In light of the introduction of measures to restrict mobility on the Island of Tenerife, decreed by the Canary Islands Government, between December 18th and January 2nd it is important to note that: These measures do not affect the national and international tourists who have planned to come to the Island of Tenerife. These tourists…

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Tourists may present a negative antigen test to enter the Canary Islands

The Government of the Canary Islands approves the decree that establishes the possibility of replacing the restriction of entry with the safest and most economically viable health control   The new decree states that entry restrictions will not apply to passengers who undergo a health check consisting of a responsible declaration, a symptom check to…

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