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“It is rather difficult to offer an accurate description of the Canarian landscape. It is necessary to visit this privileged land in order to admire the sights unique in the world. When touring any of these islands we are offered a new landscape with every turn of the road; from Egyptian decor to the lush postcard from West Indies; from the rugged northern landscape to the soft plains where sugar cane and palm trees grow.”

By: Alexander von Humboldt

Surrounded by cuddling sandy beach kissing waves of the ocean; these small and tiny islands hold a retreat of a piny taste of tourism. The landscape is of eight islands separately formed to serve as a glamour full of holiday activities. The Canary Islands are paradise islands for an explorer to traverse to feel a bit of everything.

The continent is of eight islands— Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, La Graciosa.

WHEN TO VISIT

The unchanging climate of the islands always offers a bit of wonder for tourists— the main reason for its fame as a tourist destination. The endless nature of archipelago allows tourists to visit attractions at any time during the year. The cost of accommodation differs upon festive seasons such as February Carnival, Semana Santa (Easter), and Christmas. The weather in Summer months might exceed 30 Celsius; however, we recommend paying a visit in January and February to get the best out of your holiday trip.

ACTIVITIES TO DO

The Canary Islands are not a place to perform extreme activities, though the tourism authorities approved certain activities for tourist’s safety. Almost every island offers to go potholing, canyoning, and climbing. Specifically, Gran Canaria and Parapente offer parachute jump over the Maspalomas dunes.

Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura beaches are the triple gems of Canary Islands. Most probably the beach resorts and beaches might be overcrowded, and it will be a bit of struggle to find a quiet and easy-going beach resort. Also, the western islands hold the best little coves.

Boat Trips

There are boat trips for any occasion depending on expectations as in luxury cruises, whale watching trips, and private yachts available with permission. The best Whale and Dolphin watching locations are in Tenerife and La Gomera. It is also cheap to take short trips to Isla de Lobos and from Lanzarote to La Graciosa.

Diving

Underwater life is a different experience in the Canary Islands, though diving is an activity every tourist must participate. The visibility of 25-30m and average water temperatures of 18-24 Celsius allows the divers to see groupers, barracudas, octopus, angel sharks, parrotfish, sweepers, occasional encounters with manta rays, pilot whales, sunfish, and dolphins. El Hierro, Chinijo, and south of La Palma have fascinating beaches where tourists can book a diving package or diving activity course.

Fishing

The resorts in El Hierro or La Gomera offer legal fishing around the area where tourists will be guided by a local.

Golf

The first golf course to be built in 1891 is The Real Club de Las Palmas, lets golfers play excitingly throughout the year while experiencing the climate.

Hiking

Hiking offers tourists to wander around for panoramic views of the island. The western islands, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria have outstanding hiking places.

Surfing

The northern part of the island has the best surfing places. Caleta de Famara in Lanzarote, La Pared in Fuerteventura, Playa de la Caleta and El Fronton in the north of Gran Canaria are the most famous places.

Theme Parks

Heavenly Theme Park experiences are offering in Tenerife, La Palma, and Fuerteventura. There are many zoos, botanical gardens, water parks, and random theme parks such as Sioux City, the wild west town in Gran Canaria. Theme parks tend to be expensive, though if paid and enter; tourists get the chance for a camel ride.

Windsurf

The Canary Island is a world-famous destination for windsurfing, because of the strong winds of the island, the championship events held each year in Fuerteventura. Other popular destinations for windsurfing are Pozo Izquierdo in Gran Canaria, El Medano in Tenerife and Costa Teguise in Lanzarote.

Wine

The Canary Islands tourist board always highlights the fact that famous writer Shakespeare tasted a drop of Canarian plonk, and the tourists also get the chance to taste their rare wines which are unique to the whole world.

FOOD TO TRY

The Canarian cuisine holds a unique texture arose by its history. Here are some typical dishes in the Canary Islands,

  • Papas arrugadas con mojo
  • Conejo al salmorejo
  • Lapas a la plancha con mojo
  • Queso asado con mojo
  • Gofio escaldado
  • Puchero Canario
  • Frangollo
  • Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes)
  • Potaje de berros
  • Churrerias, sandwich mixto

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