The Canary Islands are one of the seventeen autonomous communities of Spain.
The archipelago has seven major islands: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Life in the Canary Islands is, in many ways, similar to life in other parts of the world, but it is the small things, the sunset view, the ocean breeze, the snow capped volcano, the slower pace, the tasty food that make a place distinctive. And that is not noticeable from far away, so a closer look is always welcome.
is the largest of the Canary Islands and is a fabulous world of contrasts. The idyllic combination of sun and sand, nature and leisure, have made it one of the most popular tourist resorts in Europe.
measures 210 kilometres from one end to the other. It is outstanding for
its magnificent white sand beaches and for the bright sun that shines
all year round.
is a great option for lovers of water sports. There is a host of possibilities: scuba diving, surfing, sailing and, of course, windsurfing
is one of the smallest islands but is still a popular tourist destination, with all year round sunshine, beautiful beaches and good selection of attractions and tourist facilities.
On most islands, there is a marked difference between the north and south sides. The north, where most of the local population lives and where the metropolitan areas are located is cooler, rainy, greener and mountainous. The south, where most of the large tourist developments are located and where the best beaches are is warmer, dry, arid and sparsely populated outside the main tourist areas.
known as the 'isla bonita' (beautiful island), is the greenest island in the Canary Island archipelago. From lush forests to steep cliffs hiding beaches of black sand.
is the second smallest of the Canary Islands, measuring barely 20 kilometres from north to south. It is an ecological treasure, and its coast is dotted with small beaches set between cliffs.
is home to natural swimming pools and crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming and scuba diving, the island is a perfect choice for outdoor sports such as paragliding, mountain biking, surfing, caving, hiking and adventure activities