Islands: Las Islas Canarias|
Canary Islands are a volcanic region of Spain located off the northwestern coast
of Africa, some 1,500 kilometres south east of the Spanish mainland.
landscapes on the Canary Islands are quite diverse with volcanic landscapes, dense
forest, high volcanoes, and barren desert . They enjoy an excellent climate, which
is warm and dry year-round with plenty of sunshine. This and the beauty of its
beaches, means that the Canary islands are an all-year round destination for tourists.
are seven islands in the Canaries and are divided into two provinces: Santa Cruz
de Tenerife, which includes the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro:
and Las Palmas, which includes the islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and
Gran Canaria has great resorts with lots of entertainment
and great beaches. The spectacular sand dunes of Maspolomas are a must see - no
need to walk over them though, as you can take a camel ride to enjoy the scenery.
is a quieter island with sandy beaches and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.
has innumerable natural wonders with the volcanic activity having sculptured fantastic,
lunar beauty. The most amazing of these sites is the Timanfaya National Park.
La Palma - the beautiful national park Caldera de Taburiente is at
the center of the island with other attractions being the Spanish Colonial architecture
of the chief town, Santa Cruz de la Palma.
Gomeras' Garajony National Park is the main attraction with a dense laurel forest.
Hierro is a sparsely populated island with a rugged landscape.
contains the highest peak in Spain, the volcano Teide, which is 3718 metres high.
Surrounding the volcanic crater is the Teide National Park containing varied plant
life and landscape. In addition to the natural beauty Tenerife has a number of
lively resorts and popular nightlife spots.