Category Archives: HmT Shared secrets

THE CANARY ISLANDS BANANAS

Allow yourself to visit a banana plantation and do not dare to leave the island without trying this delightful fruit that represents one of our favourite flavours… Continue reading

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Santa Brígida, Wine and Dutch Pirates

The Dutch pirates found in Santa Brígida a fierce opposition in the Canarian militia of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria until they finally entered into the city, stole the bell of the chapel of San Telmo (Parque San Telmo) and burnt down the old city of Vegueta down Continue reading

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A LAND OF CHEESE

The Canary Islands is a land of cheese. In 1341, the excellent quality of our cheese was already mentioned in the Boccaccio manuscript, an ancient historical proof about the very first settlers of the Canary Islands. Later, during the XVII and XVIII centuries, Canary cheese was exported to Europe with the wine we made here Continue reading

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Huerto de las Flores, a place of exuberance and peace

An exuberance experience of peace, the Huerto de las Flores is a botanical garden created by the De Armas family, ad one of the most beautiful gardens in the Canary Islands. Continue reading

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Handmade Tours: the experience of sustainable tourism

It’s been now four years since Handmade Tours took off. Since then, I have learned a lot, improved many things and grown as a person. Back in those years, I didn’t know how to run a business, and the idea of these tours you can now enjoy was just a baby. It changed a few times since then but I finally met the soul of Handmade Tours: support local business, offer a real experience to my guests. Continue reading

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Viticulture/territory

Gran Canaria has a Surface of 1.560 km². Pretty small, right? It is a volcano island about 5km deep in the Atlantic Ocean to 1949m above the sea. This means if you are willing to buy a land here, you are going to … Continue reading

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Happiness: Yes to all

I was so tired last night when I got home. After eleven hours out of my house I had a terrible headache. Sometimes it happens after many hours driving. So I headed to the shower and I started thinking about … Continue reading

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