Updated: Jun 22
About The Canary Islands
Off the northwestern coast of Africa are the Canary Islands; a strand of seven islands home to beautiful beaches, volcanic mountains, and an assortment of wildlife. This Spanish archipelago is one of the most bio-diverse geographical areas in the world where the sun shines all year. This mild climate makes The Canary Islands a luxurious vacation spot for everyone.
The seven different islands are unique in their own ways- here are some of the highlights.
Home to the third largest volcano in the world, it is no wonder Tenerife is the Canary Island’s largest island. Probably the most family friendly of the seven, this island has a little something for everyone. Climb the Teide volcano or play a round of golf at one of the eight courses on the island.
Gran Canaria is called the “little continent,” however it has over 60 kilometers of sandy coastline. When you are not relaxing on one of the many beaches, take time to visit some of the beautiful natural landmarks. Nublo Rural Park and the Dunes of Maspalomas are two of the most popular.
The black and red rocks that cover Lanzarote are just one thing that makes this island distinctive. Just off the coast is Museo Atlantico, an underwater sculpture museum. Jason deCaires Tayor designed the underwater museum in order to promote aquatic and nature rights. Additionally, this island is known for its great wines, under the Denominación de Origen Lanzarote.
This island is known for one thing; the beaches. With over 150 km of sand, people from all over flock to this luxurious island. If you are there to play, relax, or just enjoy, there is a perfect beach that meets all of your needs. Another quality that makes Fuerteventura unique is the cheeses. Yes, the island has its’ own Designation of origin for Majorero Cheeses. Stop by one of the many local cheese producers during your down time from windsurfing, surfing and swimming.
Known as the “most beautiful” island, La Palma has the Starlight award for the most beautiful place to star gaze. During the day, visit the Rogue de los Muchachos observatory to view the whole island.
Valle Gran Rey, on the island of La Gomera, is a must see tourist destination because of its’ scenic views of the white and black sands and green volcanic cliffs of palm trees.
The smallest of the Canary’s, EL Hierro is the first island to be 100% sustainable using renewable energy. The island also has 46 dive sites, putting it on the map for divers around the world. If you find yourself in the El Golfo Valley, visit El Hierro’s Charco Azul, a natural bright blue underground pool.
The Canary Islands make for a great place for your next holiday. Whether you stay on one island or hop around, you are guaranteed a luxurious trip.