The Canary Islands are one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe . Thanks to their location on the West African coast, near Morocco and far away from motherland Spain, it is pleasantly warm all year round , with mild winters and pleasant summers.
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The versatility of the Canary Islands
Very briefly, we could state that if you are mainly looking for a relaxing beach holiday , you should be in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote . If you want to walk a lot in unspoilt nature , then La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro are “your” Canary Islands.
Although this is certainly worthwhile, this statement does not take into account the versatility of every Canary Island . Because in addition to large resorts and beaches, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, for example, also have beautiful places in nature.
In what follows, we provide a brief overview of the 7 Canary Islands, so that you can easily choose where your next vacation is going.
Gran Canaria: sun & beach, but also a protected biosphere reserve
Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the Canary Islands. There are many options for those who love sun, sea, beach and who like to take a step into the world at night . But the island also has a lot to offer for those who prefer to go on a cultural tour or enjoy unspoilt natural beauty . There are not only beautiful beaches, but also impressive sand dunes and rugged mountains with soothing pine forests, perfect for walkers.
It is sometimes said that Gran Canaria is a continent in miniatureis because you can find so many different landscapes and climates, all within an area as large as Greater London. With such a diverse range, it is easy to understand why Gran Canaria is such a popular holiday destination.
Because 1/3 of the island is a protected biosphere reserve , some parts of the quiet north and inland are very different from the overpopulated beaches and resorts in the south of the island.
Gran Canaria can be the perfect holiday destination , whether you are looking for a place to go out, catch some sun rays on the beach, as a cultural snack or for an adventure in nature.
Tenerife: not only mass tourism, but also nature and culture
Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and also the most popular with tourists. When you see what this island has to offer, it is not hard to understand why. But anyone who is discouraged by the label ‘mass tourism’ must know that Tenerife is much more than a cheap beach holiday . While the fully-built southern strip of the island offers you a place to party or lie in the sun , there are plenty of other places to surprise travelers who prefer to get to know the nature and culture of the Canary Islands .
From the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the high peak of the Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, with lots of great hiking trails, Tenerife is a wonderful destination for the adventurous and culturally minded traveler , as well as for those who just want to get away and find a place to rest and eat and drink under a bright sun.