During this years October half term guests with children can take advantage of the Seaside Hotels’ Los Jameos Playa Lanzarote unique ‘healthy kids’ activity. The programme is offered at no extra cost to guests staying at the hotel between October 24th and November 3rd. Aimed at children between 4 and 8, activities include cookery, games, crafts and songs. The programme, first started in 2010, offers up to four sessions a day which will not only educate your children but also keep the little ones entertained on their cheap package holidays to Lanzarote. The hotel also offers a mini-club for 4-12 year olds, kid’s disco, ice-cream parties, children’s playground and entertainment for all ages. Read more »
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Canarian cuisine is a fusion of native Guanche, Spanish, Latin American and African foods. Because of the warm climate light meals are usually eaten as they are more easy to digest. Fish, fruit and fresh vegetables form the main diet with meat used in stews or eaten as steaks.
The Canary Islands are Europe’s only plantain banana exporter. These delicious bananas are small and aromatic and are usually fried, they are very common in the West Indies. Mousse de Gofio is a desert made from gofio (grain flour), miel de palma (palm honey) and plantains and is absolutely delicious.
Tapas is a Spanish concept, usually eaten before lunch or dinner with a beer or glass of wine. Tapa is a small light piece of food presented as a canape, pincho (on a stick) or as a mini-dish of a tradition recipe.
Papas Arrugadas or Papa Sancochada
Often used as a tapa, this is a dish of potatoes which have been boiled in very salty water and then served with mojo picon, a cold spicy sauce made with chilli, garlic, paprika and oil.
These are tortas (Mexican sandwich) made from fine corn flour and filled with meat, cheese or sweet mango.
With fish being caught locally, you will find fish and seafood widely used in local and international dishes. Varieties of fish include sea bass, white sea bream, mackerel, parrot fish, wreckfish, damselfish and bogue. Fish is usually prepared in one of three ways – covered in salt, baked, fried or jareado (sun-dried and then seasoned). A popular fish dish from Tenerife is Sancocho Canario, a salted white fish served in a ‘mojo’ sauce.
Sampling the varied cuisine of the Canary Islands is a must when on one of the many travel deals available to these amazing islands.
The Canary Islands have three locally brewed beers which are Dorada, Reina and Tropical.
Winemaking is a part of Canarian tradition. Many local people make their own wine with fruit from their own vines. The traditional sweet Malmsey wine is produced in the volcanic fields on Lanzarote.
Gran Canaria is well known for its rum factories. Ronmiel (honeyed rum) is a sweet drink made from rum and honey.
Also known as barraco, this is a coffee speciality from the Canary Islands and is very popular on Tenerife and La Palma. A barraquito is made from coffee, milk, condensed milk and a syrupy liquer called Cuarenta y Tres (43).
The Canary Islands are blessed with great weather, beautiful beaches, plenty of history, culture and traditional and welcoming friendly people who will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your package holidays to these wonderful islands.