The Canary Islands lie west of Africa, some 1000 kilometres south of the Spanish mainland: seven islands of volcanic origin, each with its own character. The seawater never becomes colder than 18˚C and even in winter the temperature never drops below 15˚C, which makes these islands very suitable for a holiday all year round!
Gran Canaria is, behind Tenerife and Fuerteventura, the third largest island of the Canary Islands. It?s a paradise for nature lovers and ramblers, with no fewer than 32 nature reserves. It has 236 kilometres of coastline with white beaches, as well as very diverse, beautiful scenery, including desert sand, rugged mountains, rock plateaus, green fields, volcanoes, forested valleys, and lava fields.
The island of Lanzarote has a charm of its own. Along the coast, there are miles of golden beaches, while the interior, largely a nature reserve, with its many volcanic craters resembling a moonscape. Between all that, you will see some white houses, and even vineyards that have been set up in a special way. In many places, you will find works of art by the artist Cesar Manrique, such as in los Jameos del Agua or the Jardin de Cactus. If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere, Lanzarote has much to offer. Both for young people wanting to enjoy the nightlife of the brimming Puerta del Carmen, and for nature lovers with a penchant for volcanoes.
The green island of La Palma, one of the smaller of the Canary Islands, is a walkers? paradise. You won?t find mass tourism here, which makes it an ideal place to enjoy its tranquil scenery. The island is particularly well-known for its many footpaths across a landscape of mountains and volcanoes, interspersed with spectacular views. It even has a section of tropical rainforest. You will find inlets with black (!) beaches, along its coast. The best-known tourist towns are Puerto Naos, Los Cancajos and Tazacorte.