A guide to the Canary Islands

The archipelago of the Canary Islands is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco. These volcanic Spanish islands are known for their beaches, many natural parks and water sports.


This long island has many beaches and resorts. This island is known for its water sports and many surfers and windsurfers visit the island to practice these sports.

The island’s main attraction is the Timanfaya National Park, a volcanic park with red and black sands. Visitors will be able to explore the park on camelback and see geysers. At the top of the park there is a restaurant where the grill is located above an active volcano.

The island offers many cultural activities. Tours are organized to visit the house of the artist Cesar Manrique, who built a white house into the landscape. The house has an underground lake where small albino crabs can be seen.


The island of Fuerteventura is known for its water sports. Most beaches have stalls where diving equipment can be rented. Visitors will be able to dive, surf and windsurf, and there are many secluded coves and beaches.

Gran Canaria.

The round island of Gran Canaria is known for its cities and towns. Visitors will be able to enjoy traditional papas arrugadas potatoes served with two spicy sauces in its many restaurants. There are several animal parks filled with exotic birds and animals.

Roque Nublo is one of the island’s main attractions, located in the center of the island. This ancient monolith has views towards the Tejeda mountains. The monument is located more than 1,800 meters above sea level and has views towards the other islands.



Tenerife is one of the most popular islands, known for its peak, the Teide Volcano. The Teide National Park is one of its main attractions, a park where visitors will be able to hike and enjoy views towards the sea. The island has many other nature parks, including the Loro Parque, a park filled with colourful exotic birds. The south tip of the island has many beach towns and resorts, and the northern part of the island is filled with caves, traditional towns and some of the island’s most famous restaurants. The cliffs of Los Gigantes, on the southwest shore, are a popular spot to visit during a boat trip to watch the whales. The northern cities of La Orotava, Puerto Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife are filled with museums, designer public swimming pools and parks.

El Hierro.

This small volcanic island is another hiking spot. Visitors will be able to hike from the sea level until reaching the island’s peak, located 1500 meters above sea level.

La Gomera.

The island of La Gomera is known for its beaches and its hiking trails. This small island offers many water activities and many traditional towns where visitors will be able to explore the ancient Guanche culture.

Visitors will be able to enjoy boat tours, diving tours and whale watching tours. There are several golf courses on the island and bikes can be rented in the main towns.


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