From the Mediterranean to the Canary Islands
From the Mediterranean to the Canaries, a Pullmantur cruise you will fall in love with from the word go
From the Mediteranean Sea to the Atlantic, on this Pullmantur cruise you will discover wonderful architecture and natural landscapes, both Spanish and African. The itinerary begins in the city of Malaga, and beaches and architecture are two fundamental elements.
This maritime voyage begins in Malaga, where you can escape to its uncrowded beaches of white sand, such as Calahonda, Cabopino or Maro, 5 km from Nerja. Apart from these beaches, you will be able stroll along its white streets and sample its delicious cuisine (the mouth-watering fish skewers of the coastal restaurants are not to be missed).
In this city, you can also visit the Alcazaba, Mount Gibralfaro or Malaga Cathedral, regarded as one of Andalusia's most valuable Renaissance jewels. Then, the ship will take you to the Atlantic Ocean, where you will discover the Moroccan cities of Tangiers and Casablanca, multicultural homes to Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, as well as visit the paradisiacal Canary Islands.
Tangiers and Casablanca, striking architectural heritage waiting to be discovered
On the second day of Pullmantur's From the Mediterranean to the Canaries cruise, you will contemplate the architctural beauty of Tangiers, the most visited city in the far north of Morocco. You cannot miss the Medina of Tangiers, declared a World Heritage Site thanks to its charm and its conservation just as it was when built centuries ago. It is also worth getting to know the Beni Iddeer Disrtrict, to the south of the medina, and home to the Nahó Synagogue, the American Legation and the Jewish cemetery.
A must visit is the Alcazaba or Kasbah, the high part of the Medina, a remote walled defensive fort that is now a charming quarter full of little alleyways. Here you will find Governor Dar el Markhzen's Palace, be sure to take some photos of its beautiful courtyards and manicured gardens.
On the following day, this Pullmantur cruise will take you to Casablanca, whose architectural pièce de résistance is the Hassan II Mosque, the third largest in the world. The old neo-Gothic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is also an interesting building, owing to its aesthetics, following the lines of Gothic European cathedrals and the canons of Art Decó.
The natural setting and crystalline beaches of the Canary Islands
After a relaxing day's sailing, you will reach Lanzarote, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. This is an island blessed with spectacular nature, with striking landscapes and rich insular flora and fauna. At the centre of this zone is the area of greatest landscape and geological interest, the Timanfaya National Park.
The extensive beaches of Lanzarote will also surprise you, with special mention for Papagayo, Las Conchas and Famara beaches,the latter ideal for fans of surfing, kite-surfing and wind-surfing. Gran Canaria will be the next stop on this Pullmantur cruise. As well as its important historical, cultural and artistic heritage, including the Canary Islands Cathedral or the Columbus House Museum, you will also discover its over 60 kilometres of beaches.
Your next destination will be Tenerife, one of the most popular islands in the archipelago. The Teide National Park is its central axis, the highest mountain in Spain y el tercero del mundo. So rich is the natural environment of Tenerife that the UNESCO recognised its value in 1993. The Anaga Rural Park, the Teno Rural Park and the biggest water park in Europe (Siam Park) are also ideal places to visit.