A specialized VW T3 camper company on the Canary Islands. We have 12 vans that are custom built for you to get the most out of your vacation on the island. All vans come fully equipped with for multi-day adventures including all things eat, sleep, and play related.
In the Canary Islands you can drive from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountain forests feeling the breeze at a slow pace, the pace of a classic VW T3 Camper.
Forget all-inclusive hotels, scheduled excursions and mass tourism. Once we pick you up we will give you a briefing, a map pinpointing my favourite places to bring a camper van, where to eat and suggest some activities that you may feel like trying such as snorkelling with the turtles, dolphin watching or trekking.
No early checkouts, no reservations.
If you are ready to wander, this is definitely the trip for you!
Because once you step out of your comfort zone, you’ll truly open up to the beauty that these islands have to offerBook now!
My name is Rayco. My mother gave me this name in honor of the pre-hispanic inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Being born and raised here, I quickly understood the magic that this place has. There is a special energy here that people often notice when visiting. It's not easy to put into words but to me, it is a sense of freedom.
My company is not a well planned business idea, but the end result of a lifestyle — it is the love child of Fuerteventura and the Volkswagen T3 camper van. Spending all my life on these islands, I still never get tired of exploring or looking for the next camping site. You will find a lasting peace in the memories you make here.
It started when I was 10 with adventures around the coast and mountains nearby my hometown on a bicycle. Next my little Honda monkey. And eventually, with my very first Volkswagen T3 camper. Before long I was sharing the pride and passion I feel with visitors and then one day in 2012 Vans and Sands was born.
Tenerife, labeled as a mass tourism island. Although the island has its resorts concentrated in the south, the rest is basically nature, small towns and local lifestyle. There are so many places to park the van and be totally alone, either on the coast or in the forrest. The island is one of the few places on earth where you can swim in the ocean and hike in the snow the same day. We encourage you to try this! Wake up by the ocean, enjoy the sunrise, have a coffee and a swim. Pack up and drive to the Teide volcano, you will be amazed with the stunning nature and then wait to see the sunset above the clouds. That's freedom!
There are many of activities to do all over both islands. We help you make it happen. Fuerteventura, known as the Hawaii of Europe, however, we disagree on this term. If anything, Hawaii is the Fuerteventura of America. The island is a chunk of Africa on the Atlantic with a piece of the Sahara that has kilometres of long yellow sand beaches. It's the perfect playground for water sports -- surfing and kite surfing especially. There is tons of untapped potential for exploring and just relaxing. Drive around then lay back and enjoy the mystical landscape reading a book from the comfort of the van.
Let us know what things you might be interested in doing and we'll make sure to get you sorted with the best equipment.
Discover the Island,
Many people ask us about this, what are the advantages a camper van has over a motorhome and vice versa. We believe a camper van is simply more versatile. Since many town roads are in South Spain fashion; narrow and windy. More agile and soulful than a bulky motor home, the VW T3 Westfalia camper suits perfectly. Motorhomes can be a great way to travel in mainland Europe, however they are not the best choice for the islands. They are often too large for the small-town roads, they scream TOURIST, plus they are simply not as cool as the classic VW T3!
We provide a list of camping site suggestions. If you would like to book activities to complete the island visit, please let us know in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our camper vans are custom built and regularly maintained in our own garage. We have 24/7 customer service in case you need help.