Canary Islands, Spain

There are seven islands that make up the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria

This island is interesting because it is very diverse. Vegetation of Europe, Africa and even America are present. There is a chain of mountains in the center of the island which is about 2000 meters, the desert lands and tropical forests all on the same island. This island is also famous for its long white sand beaches where you can sunbathe and watch the snow-capped mountains.

The hometown of Las Palmas has about 352,000 inhabitants. Culture, festivities and cuisine to make your visit here memorable. People are very lively and friendly, really enjoy life. The Cathedral, Arts Centre and Museum are main attractions. The architecture here is also very exciting because it shows the influence of all five continents.


Fuerteventura is the island's oldest historically Canary Islands. It also has the oldest city in the islands, Betancuria. It is located in the center of the island. The islands of the original population have founded their first colony here, perhaps because of its fertile land. You can see the remains of these early settlers in the archaeological museum Betancuria.

The capital, Puerto Rosario has about 15,000 inhabitants. It's a beautiful little town has beautiful beaches and welcoming surroundings.


Lanzarote is different because it is the product of volcanic eruptions. (So ​​are the other Canary Islands). Volcanoes have been active here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of this the island is covered with ash and lava. The inhabitants of Lanzarote have done a tremendous job growing the island with large plantations of fruits and vegetables. In a region they have even planted vineyards between volcanic craters.

Teguise, the ancient capital of Lanzarote, is one of the oldest settlements in the archipelago. Castillo de Santa Barbara is the main attraction there now that the city was once destroyed by pirates. Arrecife is the capital. There are three great fortresses that surround the capital to protect against pirate attacks. Both are above the harbor, and it is on a small island opposite the port connected by a drawbridge. One of the main attractions here is the castle (Castillo de San Juan) and inside a museum of contemporary art.


It is the largest of the Canary Islands. Being of volcanic origin, it is dominated by the volcano 3718 meters high Teide. This is the highest mountain in Spain and also the Atlantic Ocean. On the sides of the mountain there are important banana and tomato plantations. Most of the coast is steep, but if you're in the right place there are still many beautiful sandy beaches.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital, with 212,000 inhabitants. Many cruise ships dock at the port to experience the bustling streets and beautiful parks. The port is truly the center of the city. Museum of anthropology and archeology attract tourists as well as those of painting and sculpture. Nearby you can find beaches to relax, or go to the mountain that offers breathtaking views of the island.

Tenerife `s and maybe` s Spain, the most visited city is Puerto de la Cruz. Its climate attracts visitors year-round. And it `s not short of things to do. It is well known for beautiful architecture that interacts with the natural landscape and vegetation. One of the main attractions is Loro Park with tropical gardens, parrots and dolphin shows.

La Palma

La Palma `s most important tourist attraction is its huge volcanic crater which is 9 miles wide and 770 meters deep. Mirador de la Cumbrecita view point gives the best of this natural wonder. The highest mountain in the islands is at 2426 meters and has a leading `s most astronomical observatories. They organize group tours to make it accessible to all.

The island's capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, has a room of the 16th century the city and the church that are worth the visit and the Museum of Natural Sciences.

La Gomera

La Gomera is composed of many mountains. The mountains fall steeply sea level, and there are beautiful beaches that make up the coastline. An old custom of the island was for people in different valleys (in the mountains) to communicate with each other in a whistling language (similar to yodeling).

"The city of San Sebastián de La Gomera has been a landing place of Christopher Columbus on his voyage to America. The residents are always reminded of this by the port from which he parted. From there, the island is connected by a ferry to Tenerife.

El Hierro

It is the smallest of the Canary Islands. The island has a large protected area of ​​forest in the interior region. It has natural pools and crystal clear waters. Great for swimming and scuba diving. Unlike most of the Canary Islands, which are known for their beaches wide and long, El Hierro has a strong side consisting of steep rocks. It is of course beautiful beaches, but not as much as some other islands.

Valverde is the capital of El Hierro. It is distinguished by its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and generous gardens. The 18th century church is the most remarkable monument here, with his sculptures artistically interesting. This is the only capital of the Canary Islands that is not located on the coast.


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