Canary Islands

Visitors to the Canary Islands are blessed with heaps of spectacular attractions, year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, a rich and varied landscape and some of the most colourful fiestas and carnivals in Spain.


lie just off the coast of Africa, resting peacefully in the cool blue Atlantic Ocean. With seven beautiful islands to discover, your dream holiday begins here. Escape, relax and enjoy the islands’ wide-range of high quality activities like trekking, para-gliding, sailing and golf. There are wonderful sandy beaches, colourful fiestas, hidden black-sand bays, forests to explore and white sand dunes to get lost in, all only four hours from the UK!

LA PALMA is also known as ‘the pretty island’ because of its
breathtaking landscapes and exotic spots; ‘the green island’ because of its exuberant forests and natural beauties; and ‘the island of the stars’ due to the unbelievable clarity of the sky there. It’s lush vegetation and running streams make La Palma very different from the other islands, a perfect getaway with enchanting accommodation and traditional craftworks full of curiosities.

LANZAROTE experienced volcanic eruptions in the 18th and 19th centuries that transformed a great part of its landscape. A cloud of ashes and volcanic rests stood still over an extension of 200km2 forming the badlands of the Fire Mountains, today, the spectacular National Park of Timanfaya. Whether it’s fishing in the small bays and turquoise sea of Las Coloradas, sunbathing on the golden sand of Punta del Papagayo or visiting the vineyards nestled between volcanic craters in region of Geria, Lanzarote will not dissapoint. GRAN CANARIA is the most cosmopolitan of the islands, a place to enjoy art, culture, museums, classical music, opera and film festivals combined with popular family theme parks, beauty and well being centres and delicious cuisine. The beautiful old quarter of Vegueta and Triana in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is great for shopping, whilst in the south of the island, the wonderful beaches of San Agustín, El Inglés and Maspalomas are where most holiday-makers flock to.

FUERTEVENTURA is a peaceful island and the second largest of the Canaries. It also has the oldest history and the longest beaches. Between Pajara and Jandia, you will find an almost untouched 6km stretch of beach with golden sand, crystalline sea, and a colourful underwater-world which attracts divers from all over. Loose yourself in a small coastal village full of flavour and traditional architecture or relish in the modern amenities available like golf, watersports and theme parks.

Four EL HIERRO is the smallest and most western of the islands and is a land made for peace and quiet. of Spain’s In an area covering just a little over 278 square thirteen national kilometres, you can find green forests, rocky coasts, gentle meadows and places like El parks are located Sabinar, whose trees are strange and twisted having the winds. Enjoy in the Canary the bestbeen sculpted byworld with crystal some of sea-beds in the clear waters and hundreds of subtropical species. Islands.
LA GOMERA is a land of contrasts and also one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. Relax and watch the world go by on this charming and pure island with it’s abundance of nature and beautiful small beaches. La Gomera is a haven for very old and original popular customs like the way that different valleys communicate with each other in a whistling language, similar to the "yodling" in the European Alps.

TENERIFE is an island of many contrasts, from its unique contours and terrain, and its variety of landscapes to its peaceful coastline. In the north of the island, you will find a traditional atmosphere whilst the popular south has a more cosmopolitan feel to it. Search for Bottlenose dolphins, go deep sea fishing, play golf, go rock climbing or mountain biking, or for the less active minded, take in some culture at the UNESCO site of La Laguna or a musical delight at the Auditorium.


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Fact file
GRAN CANARIA has the biggest population of
all the islands and also boasts the most important city in terms of population size and economic activity, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The capital of FUERTEVENTURA, Puerto Rosario is a small picturesque town with just 15,550 inhabitants and it is here that you will get a true feeling for the typical style of the Canary Islands architecture. LA GOMERA has mostly small bays with fine sand, which include the small picturesque fishingvillage of Playa de Santiago and at the exit of Valle Gran Rey, a valley with important plantations, is one of the island's best beaches.

EL HIERRO’S capital city, Valverde, is a small
picturesque settlement with gardens and parks, an interesting church and a nice square from which you have a great view over the sea. Wherever you are in LANZAROTE, you will never be far from a fine sandy beach and pretty white houses. The thermal spa of Puerto del Carmen and the tropical ambience of Playa Blanca make them two of the most popular resorts on Lanzarote. La Caldera de Taburiente is a unique part of LA PALMA’S countryside and was designated a National Park in 1954 because of its immense scientific importance and its exceptional wild landscapes, huge pines and waterfalls.

Gran Canaria

Spanish Tourist Office 24hr brochure request line 08459 400 180. (national rates apply) Canary Islands Official language Spanish Average seaside temperatures Summer 24°C Winter 21°C Currency Euro Average flying time from UK 4 hours.

Did you know? The Teide volcano on Tenerife is the highest mountain in Spain and the third largest volcano on Earth. The Canary Islands are outside the European Union customs territory, though politically within the EU. During the Second World War, Winston Churchill prepared plans for the British seizure of the Canary Islands as a naval base.

TENERIFE is the largest of the islands and has a strange triangular shape, with the gigantic Pico del Teide rising up in the centre to 3,718 meters, making it the highest point in all of Spain.

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