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Avoiding Sunburn and 
Heatstroke on the Canary 

Discover the Beauty of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife - Without Sunburn and Heatstroke.

The Canary Islands are a paradise for sun worshippers, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts. However, with all the beauty that Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife have to offer, it’s crucial to protect yourself from the dangers of sunburn and heatstroke. Here are some valuable tips to enjoy your holiday safely and relaxed.

Tips to avoid Sunburn: 


1. Apply Sunscreen Regularly
Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF (30 or higher) and reapply it every two hours, as well as after swimming or sweating.

2. Seek Shady Spots
Regularly seek shade, especially during peak sun hours between 11 am and 3 pm.

3. Wear Protective Clothing
Light, long-sleeved clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses can help protect your skin and eyes.

4. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy and avoid dehydration.


Tips to avoid Heatstroke: 


1. Acclimatize Slowly

Gradually get used to the heat and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day.

2. Wear Light and Bright Clothing

Wear light, bright clothing that allows air circulation and reflects heat.

3. Take Regular Breaks

Take frequent breaks in the shade or air-conditioned areas to give your body a rest.

4. Eat Mindfully

Avoid heavy, hot meals and opt for light, water-rich foods like fruits and vegetables.

Medical Support? 


If a medical issue arises despite all precautions, immediately consult a nearby doctor or the nearest hospital on your Canary Island . In the future, you will have the option to book a video consultation directly with a general practitioner on Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife via



Enjoy the Canary Islands Safely:


Fuerteventura: Known for its endless beaches and perfect for surfing. Use the morning hours for outdoor activities and relax in the shade in the afternoon.

Lanzarote: Discover the impressive volcanic landscapes in Timanfaya National Park early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the midday heat.

Gran Canaria: Enjoy the island’s diversity, from the dunes in Maspalomas to the green mountains in the north. Plan hikes early and bring plenty of water.

Tenerife: Visit Teide National Park, but remember that the altitude requires extra sun protection. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen.


With these tips, you can ensure your stay on the Canary Islands is unforgettable – and in a healthy way. Protect yourself from sunburn and heatstroke and enjoy the paradisiacal atmosphere of these beautiful islands.

Hello visitors & holidaymakers.

At CANARYmedic, we will soon offer comprehensive telemedicine care across the Canary Islands, with a particular focus on Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife. Our aim is to provide first-class medical services via video consultation. These services will be available to both residents and tourists at a fixed price, even outside regular office hours. To achieve this, we are establishing a network of independent, local, and certified doctors who will provide medical services to patients in their preferred language.


Do you know an excellent doctor in the Canary Islands with whom we should collaborate? If so, we would appreciate it if you could share this website with the doctor. We will gladly reach out to them.

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