Dark skies: Call it a night

Calling all stargazers ­— this is the year to protect our skies and join in the celestial celebrations

Exploring the Martian landscapes of Teide National Park in Tenerife

The lofty Martian landscapes of the volcanic Teide National Park make for an unforgettable walking experience.

Tenerife: Volcano walking

This is pumice," says our unfailingly energetic guide, Narya. "It's so light you can pick up a big boulder and look like the strongest person alive.

Tenerife: Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Wandering along the quiet lanes of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's La Noria district, close to the waterfront, it's hard to believe that the locals are busy gearing up for Carnaval, one of Europe's biggest street festivals

Spanish Islands: Many faces

Discover another side to the Balearic and Canary archipelagos.