Located off the northwestern coast of Africa, the Canary Islands offer a dramatic volcanic landscapes and are famous for their black sand and white sand beaches. The Canary Islands comprise of several volcanic islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Lobos and Montaña Clara) however not all of the islands are populated due to their small size, low elevation above sea level and terrain. Tenerife is the largest and most populous island that draws in holidaymakers year after year along with the ever popular Gran Canaria, La Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.
Map of the Canary Islands
Places to visit in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands offer everything that you could want from a sun-soaked summer holiday. With incredible beaches, blue seas and dramatic scenery the Canaries really have it all leaving little to wonder why holidaymakers flood back to the island shores year after year.
If you are seeking the most incredible stretching white sand beaches then head out to Fuerteventura this year where the Saharan sand from Africa has been settling for hundreds of years. You certainly won’t be short of a private stretch of beach here. Alternatively if you are seeking something a little more lively, Tenerife can offer a younger vibe with great nightlife and clubbing venues, particularly in locations such as Playa de las Americas. For something a little quieter head out to La Gomera where this sleepy little island will offer you the perfect environment for relaxing at a slower pace.
Wherever you decide to head to in the Canary Islands this year you are all but guaranteed to have a fantastic time which is why it remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.
The Canary Islands travel guides
With several islands in the Canaries there’s certainly plenty to discover. Picking up an expert-written Canary Island travel guide offers a fantastic way to learn more about their history, the local culture and some of the top sights and restaurants going. Take away the guesswork of where’s best to visit at each location through one of these great priced travel guides available on Amazon today.
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