Introducing You To The Canary Islands And Why They Are Worth Your Vacation Time

The Canary Islands are a collection of islands in the Atlantic ocean. Not far from the coast of Africa. They are a popular tourist destination amongst European travellers. So I thought I would share with you some facts about some of the islands and why you should consider spending your vacation time there.

There are seven main islands, with a few smaller non habitable locations, giving you thirteen in total, making up this collection. They enjoy a wonderful climate of year round sunshine. Of course, the winter months are a little cooler, and some of the islands are breezy, but you won’t be disappointed.

A little fact is that the each island landscape is different from the other. Here is a little more about the islands.

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Known affectionately as the windy isle Lanzarote can capture your heart and soul. It is one of the most popular destinations to visit and with cheap family holidays to Lanzarote, it is easy to see why. It is known for its volcanic landscapes and perfect beaches for windsurfing.


Another popular destination for tourists and vacation goers is Tenerife. Tenerife is well-known for its volcanic black sand beaches and vibrant night-life. The resorts are a hustle and bustle with bars and restaurants.

Gran Canaria

If long stretches of white sandy beaches are more your thing, then look no further than the island of Gran Canaria. With many resorts suiting happening couples to families there is something for everyone. The duty-free shopping in Las Palmas is also worthy of a mention.

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Sand dunes galore stretch out on the coastline of Fuerteventura. A more reserved choice for a quieter holiday this island is simply beautiful. With stunning beaches and perfect wind for water sports, there is a lot to do.

La Palma

This Island is the most westerly island of the collection and is the fifth largest of the main seven islands. La Palma is untouched with it’s beauty offering a more green aspect compared to the other locations.

La Gomera

This island has many hiking trails to enjoy and dense forest. A location for the thrill-seeker vacation goer that is for sure. There are white cliffs that dorne black sandy beaches. A real mix of a landscape on this island.



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El Hierro

The furthest southern island this is the smallest in population. It has a beautiful coastline and unspoilt coves. It has a total population of just over 10,000 and it was the first of the Canary Islands to become totally self-sufficient.

You also have Graciosa, which can be seen in it’s entirety from a point in Lanzarote. There is also Lobos Island, Alegranza, Montana Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Some of these islands are inhabited and can be seen from certain points from the other islands. These will have formed during the volcanic eruptions.

There is plenty to see and do on these islands; this is why tourists go back year after year. They are worth your consideration for your next vacation.


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