When holidaying in the Canary Islands you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the beaches, the vineyards, the nightlife — and as little time as possible organising things. That’s why you need these top apps for your trip:
Skyguide (Android, iOS)
The Canary Islands are renowned for their beautiful clear skies so what could be better than a spot of star-gazing? In particular, La Palma and Tenerife are great for this. Download the Skyguide app so you can identify stars, planets and constellations by holding up your device to the sky! Whether you’re on holiday with your children or spending a romantic trip away with your partner, star-gazing should definitely be on your itinerary.
AirGrub (Android, iOS)
Is getting through the airport your least favourite part of the holiday? Well now you need not worry — AirGrub is a free app that helps travellers pre-order food in advance, leaving you to concentrate on getting through security. If you never leave enough time or if you just like to be super-organised, AirGrub allows you to find the nearest restaurants in the airport terminal and pay for your food in advance as well as helping you beat the queue!
Hipmunk (Android, iOS)
Hipmunk is a booking app that allows you to check whether your hotel is anywhere near the nightlife – perfect if you want to be slap-bang in the middle of the action or also good if you want to avoid it and you’re looking for a calmer trip. It also allows you to see which other areas, restaurants or attractions you might like to check out.
XE.com (Android, iOS)
XE.com gives you a full range of currency conversions. It’s perfect if you want to spend a bit of time taking advantage of the territory’s duty-free shopping — whether that’s the markets of Maspalomas, or the hustle and bustle of Puerto de la Cruz where you’ll find designer brands. Clothing and jewellery are often on offer, plus tobacco, alcohol and perfume are sold at really good prices, so presents for family and friends – and yourself – are sorted. Just make sure you check out the baggage allowance rules. There are of course souvenir shops too, so you can take a reminder of your holiday back home.
Drync (Android, iOS)
Calling all wine enthusiasts! The Canary Islands know their stuff when it comes to the vino. After all, they’ve been doing it for centuries. Drync allows you to snap pictures of a favourite wine and also bring up tasting notes, descriptions and ratings. You can add your own notes if you find a preferred holiday tipple, which we think you definitely will. Not only that but you can order the wines online too. Try the Teneguia – Tenerife’s signature wine – then snap it and add your own review after visiting the bodega.