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Canary Islands Warnings and Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Canary Islands Warnings and Dangers

Stay safe on your trip to the Canary Islands with the following tips.

Roads

Tenerife is a very hilly island and the towns and villages are scattered all over these hills, there is normally not enough space for a regular street system. Therefore, most of the roads in the centre of any town are one-way roads. This can be quite a nuisance as you often find yourself entering a centre from one direction and leaving it at a completely different point. You can easily get lost, especially with the lack of street signs.

Fake Information People

If you’re out walking at night and you see someone wearing a yellow west that says “information” they are NOT there to help you to find your way. They work for restaurants and clubs, and they are trying to get you into their clubs and restaurants. Just simply ignore them and don’t go to their clubs.

Viento Alisio

The tradewinds (viento alisio) from the northwest are saturated with humidity, which means that they create dense clouds as soon as they come across an obstacle, like the mountainous Canary Islands. Therefore, the northern part of Tenerife tends to have a lot of cloudy days. It can be sunny in the morning, but the tradewind clouds normally gather before noon. Fortunately, you can easily escape the clouds by going up on Teide. You’ll avoid the clouds and can even look down on them from above – a spectacular sight.

Safes

Make sure you rent a safe for your valuables and keep it in your room.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in the Canary Islands.

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