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A Photo Journey through Tenerife | Un viaje fotográfico por Tenerife

by suzanne.pope on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Although Tenerife is quite a remote destination in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and geographically nearer to Africa than Europe, it’s no stranger to tourism. Tourist flock to the largest Canary Island year-round for its great weather, even naming it the “Island of Eternal Spring”. So why did I go there? Well, for starters, it was an easy flight (yes, I mean cheap and only three hours) from my home in Madrid. I prefer to avoid crowds, talk to locals, go hiking and see the island, so I booked a hotel in Puerto de la Cruz near don Quijote Spanish School and rented a car. My mission (I always have a mission when I travel): find the prettiest beach...or forest…or both (spoiler, I found both).    Aunque Tenerife nos puede parecer una isla remota por su situación en el centro del Atlántico, más cercana a África que Europa, es un destino turístico muy popular. Enormes grupos de turistas acuden durante todo el año a la mayor de las Islas Canarias por su excelente tiempo. De hecho Tenerife recibe el apodo de “Isla de la eterna primavera”. ¿Por qué fui hasta allí? Bien, para empezar porque es sencillo (sí, quiero decir también “barato” y solo tres horas) volar hasta allí desde mi casa, en Madrid. Mi intención era evitar las multitudes, hablar con la gente local, hacer senderismo y ver la isla, así que reservé mi habitación en un hotel del Puerto de la Cruz cerca de la escuela de español don Quijote  y alquilé un coche. Mi misión (siempre me impongo una misión cuando viajo): encontrar la playa más bonita… o el bosque… (os lo destriparé, encontré ambos). A journey through this unique Spanish island was a great start to spring 2017. Follow my journey through some favorite photos below and leave comments or any questions you might have about traveling Spain or learning Spanish in Tenerife! Un viaje por esta isla fue una estupenda manera de comenzar la primavera de 2017. Acompáñame en mi viaje fotográfico por Tenerife ¡y no dudes en dejar tus comentarios o preguntas sobre viajar por españa y cómo aprender español en Tenerife! … read more »

Top Ten Carnival Festivals in Spain

by Lauris on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just before Lent arrives, which marks a time of fasting and spiritual introspection, Carnival celebrations offer us the chance to relax and enjoy a few days of partying. Below, you'll find a selection of ten carnival festivals with unique features. Join us and experience these fiestas with joy and tolerance, letting yourself get caught up in the excitement of Spanish traditions… read more »

Fun Facts about Spain!

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

With powerful images of bullfighting , flamenco and sizzling paella on the beach, many people know of Spain. And more still know of Spain’s rich culture, from Picasso to Almodóvar , Gaudí to Barcelona FC . Added to all the news coverage about the difficult economic situation, there is a lot of information about Spain flooding the media at the moment. But! Did you know… … read more »

Special member offer: no enrollment fee!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

don Quijote is offering an exclusive discount for our members:… read more »

Offerta speciale di natale: 2X1 in alloggio

by Stacey on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Questo natale regala notti di spagnolo. Frequenta il Corso di Natale con un amico e risparmia il 50% di alloggio! Approfitta del tuo corso di spagnolo a Natale con il tuo miglior amico o amica… read more »

Book your 2009 course online and save Enrollment Fee or Accomodation Fee!

by Stacey on Friday, October 30, 2009

Is studying Spanish abroad your goal for 2009? Then get ready for a lucky year of Spanish learning! From now until November 27, you'll get:… read more »

2010 courses at 2009 prices!

by Stacey on Friday, October 23, 2009

One great way to get to know a place the way only locals know it is by experiencing it thoroughly when learning Spanish. If you want to discover Spanish, then this is your chance: sign up to take a Spanish course in 2010 -and pay 2009 prices! Don't let this opportunity pass you by!… read more »

Felipe's study abroad experience: 8 weeks of learning Spanish

by Stacey on Monday, July 21, 2008

Felipe Petri spent 8 weeks studying Spanish in don Quijote Madrid . This is his story, in his own words... … read more »