Our History

Camper van rental
Rayko Ferrera

Born and raised on the Island.

My name is Rayco. My mother gave me this name in honor of the pre-hispanic inhabitants of the Canary Islands. I was lucky enough to be born and raised here, and I understood the magic that this place holds from a very early age. The islands have a special energy that people often notice when they are visiting. It’s not easy to put into words but to me, it is best described as a sense of freedom. It gives you the courage to try new things and takes you out of your comfort zone in the best possible way.

I began my own adventures when I was just 10 years old. I started by exploring the coast and the mountains near my hometown by bicycle. I switched the bike for a Honda Monkey, and eventually bought, my first Volkswagen T3 camper – much like the one you can book here. I have spent my whole life discovering the hidden gems each island has to offer and I have yet to grow tired of it.

Vans&Sands was born in 2012, as the result of my lifestyle, my love for the islands and a deep desire to share the knowledge I’ve acquired with like minded individuals.


Discover the Canary Islands in the iconic Volkswagen Transporter.