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Lost in the Sahara

Organized by AEGEE-Las Palmas

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Enter our paradise, and discover why they are called the lucky islands, where you will wake up every day in a paradise surrounded by water, while the sea breeze touches your skin and your pockets are filled with sand and salty memories.
You will get to know two of the eight amazing islands that make up our archipelago, where you can breathe Canarian culture and its traditions, islands that emerged from the sea and are known as continents in miniatures.
During these two weeks, you will discover the mysteries that hide the endless dunes of our islands, you will learn to survive under a hot sun, and you will live a great adventure crossing the two most paradisiacal islands of the Canary archipelago.
Come and lose yourself with us in our Canary Sahara where you will learn to leave a mark in nature, to make the croquette in the wild sand dunes and to taste the delicious flavors of the Canaries in the most hidden bazaars of the East.
Live the best adventure in the desert with the hottest southern antenna!

General Information:

From: Saturday, July 27th
To: Sunday, August 11th
Starts in: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ends in: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Sports / History and Local Culture
Fee: 210€ info_outline
35 Friends
Accomodation: Youth Hostel, Gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Boat Party and Surf initiation lessons
Alternative: Beach, shopping and free time
Language: Spanish, English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag, mattress or bed linen
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Discover Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura while recharging your batteries with positive energy, cultural activities and joining lots of fun and different sports.
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Contact:

Phone: +34 627328412

Our ideal participant:

    If you are active, easy-going, sporty, open-minded, full of energy, fun-loving, flexible and REALLY interested in experience what it is like to live in Canary Islands, step out of the comfort zone and get ready to take the challenge. Welcome to one of the biggest mysteries in Europe, are you ready to know the wonders that the dunes hide?

Activities:

  • Traditional food and drinks taste
  • Sunbathing
  • Science Museum
  • City tour-treasure hunting
  • ”Tapas” Night
  • Surf classes
  • Boat Party
  • Visit to old towns
  • Walk in the nature
  • Visit to an aboriginal museum
  • La Rama Party
  • Visit to Roque Nublo
  • Trip to Fuerteventura
  • Beach sports
  • Mountain sports

Course Information:

Course: The lessons will be a combination of theoretical and practical knowledges, so we will learn about the topic first and then experience some situations that are related to it.
Timetable:
Course level: Intermediate
Course given by: AEGEE-Las Palmas volunteers and volunteering associations from the Canary Islands.
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, with long beaches and dunes of white sand, contrasting with green ravines and picturesque villages.A third of the island is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is an island belonging to the Canarian archipelago, recognized in its entirety as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.
Fuerteventura, the second largest city in the Canary Islands, is in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km from the North African coast. It is mainly known as a tourist destination due to its white sand beaches. Its warm temperatures also contribute all year round, which the constant winds help to reduce. It has a large number of beaches that are interspersed with areas of cliffs and inlets. It is a very popular island for water sports, such as surfing, windsurfing and water skiing.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

It is a city and capital of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. It is the co-capital (jointly with Santa Cruz), the most populous city in the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, and the ninth largest city in Spain.
Las Palmas de GC enjoys a subtropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year. According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University in the United States, Las Palmas enjoys "the best climate in the world".

Maspalomas

Placed in the south of the island, it is the main tourist place. From Maspalomas Lighthouse, to Playa del Inglés, we have a total of 5.600 meters of breathtaking beaches. On one side of the beach we can find Maspalomas Lake and Maspalomas Dunes, all of them recognised as natural protected areas.

Jandía

The peninsula of Jandía is a peninsula located on the southern tip of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. It is one of the three great peninsulas of the archipelago, next to the peninsula of Anaga (Tenerife) and the peninsula of La Isleta (Gran Canaria).
In this area, half of the remains of a volcanic caldera are settled; the other half is collapsed under the sea. Formerly it was an island, but today it is linked to Fuerteventura with a sandy isthmus known as La Pared.
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