Canary Islands

A Guide to Canary Islands Top Destinations

| March 30, 2018 | Travel Guides

Perfect weather and different sceneries from the stunning white sandy beaches to a moon-like landscape are what make the Canary Islands worth the visit and a delight for all kinds of tourists.  Every year, thousands of tourists around the world visit these seven main Canary Islands. To help you plan your vacation, here are guides for each Canary Island.

1. Tenerife :

The Tenerife Island is the largest among the Canary Islands chain. Around its southwestern part lies Playa de las Americas, a beach resort, where most tourists flock to. If you love to go on a food trip, there’s nowhere better than going to the beach promenade located in Los Cristianos to Costa Adeje. It has a lot of bars, fish shops, kiosks, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. If you love the off the beaten track, then you’ll find yourself in volcanic hiking trails and preserved villages. Be sure not to miss the Teide National Park. It houses Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide.

2. La Gomera :

La Gomera is only the second smallest Canary Island. The island has forests covered in laurels, some tropical flowers and rock formations. To get an ultimate feel of this lush place, be sure to visit Garajonay National Park. People who love to walk and hike find themselves in pure heaven with the walking trails around the terrains. It is also an absolute must that you go on a whale-watching boat tour as whales, sea turtles, dolphins, swordfishes, orcas and Bluefin tunas have been found to live near its waters.

3. Gran Canaria :

Gran Canaria is rich with tourist spots. It may even have everything you need. From mountains to lush canyons, from golden sand beaches to Sahara-like deserts, it’s no wonder the island is a continent in miniature. It’s even a World Biosphere Reserve. The Maspalomas Dunes are a must visit for its desert landscape. There are also water parks here that are perfect if you have kids with you.

4. Fuerteventura :

If you want to see black beaches and sand dunes, then Fuerteventura is the way to go. The island is famous for kiteboarding, surfing and windsurfing. Isla de Lobos is the best surfing site. Fuerteventura is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

5. Lanzarote :

For an out of this world experience, Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote is the perfect place. Some famous beaches to check are the  Costa Papagayo and Las Cucharas Beach. The Plaza Pueblo Marinero is where you’ll satisfy your cravings with its wide selection of Spanish restaurants.

6. La Palma :

Caldera de Taburiente National Park is one of La Palmas best places to visit. The island is well known for being one of the best spots to go for a stargazing adventure. After all, La Palma is a Starlight Reserve because of its exceptionally clear skies.

7. El Hierro :

El Hierro is the smallest island, but it holds the UNESCO geopark title. It has fields of wildflowers, walking paths, soaring pines, and rocky cliffs. Its waters make the best scuba diving site.

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