Breathtaking Canary Islands: Spain's Islands in the Wild Atlantic
That's how versatile the Spanish Islands are: a brief overview of the stunning Canary Islands and their diverse offerings.
30 March 2023
The Canary Islands & the Wild Atlantic
Spain's islands are not limited to the Balearic Islands alone. Instead of being located in the east of Spain, in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands lie to the west towards Africa in the rough Atlantic Ocean. Spectacular volcanic landscapes, black beaches and incomparable vegetation attract active individual vacationers in search of unique places year after year.
As diverse as the public seems to be, so is the island itself. Gran Canaria's landscape offers both massive rock formations and desolate landscapes, beaches as well as mountains, flourishing flora thanks to a year-round spring climate and an even more colorful nightlife. Here, nature meets culture, providing a wide range of activities where there's something for everyone.
- Hiking tourists in search of developed networks with historical significance
- Active and adventure vacationers
- Families looking for a destination with a guarantee of sun and a wide variety of offers
Hotel Tip: Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
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C. León y Castillo, 227, s/n, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Tel.: +34 928 24 30 40
Price: from € 154
The highlight of Tenerife? The nature! The largest of the seven Canary Islands is considered an absolutely sun-drenched holiday destination in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Annually, the island comes alive with a huge and colorful carnival in spring, formally ushering in the season. Thanks to the volcanic origin of the island, the surroundings resemble a moon-like landscape, bordered by picturesque coasts and long beaches. Tenerife is also home to Spain's highest mountain, Mount Teide, which can be climbed either by cable car or on foot.
- Adventurers and explorers in search of a slightly different landscape
- Nature enthusiasts, with nearly 50 nature reserves to choose from
- Sports enthusiasts - hikers, road cyclists and trail runners
Hotel Tip: GRAN HOTEL BAHÍA DEL DUQUE RESORT
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Av. de Bruselas, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Tel.: +34 922 74 69 00
Price: from € 352
Only 120 kilometers from the African coast, awaits the second largest island of the Canary Islands: Fuerteventura. It's of volcanic origin as well, although the fire-breathing giants have not been active for several thousand years. However, if you walk across the black and gray beaches of the island, you'll see and feel their unique origin. In addition to the black beaches, extensive white sandy beaches await you. Due to the sometimes rough currents in the Atlantic Ocean and the light wind, the island is a paradise for all water sports enthusiasts. A small special feature of the island: since 2015, Fuerteventura may call itself UNESCO light protection area. Because the Spanish island is characterized by an incomparably spectacular starry sky at night.
- Water sports enthusiasts, especially surfers of all kinds
- Nature enthusiasts, looking for a relaxed sporty and young environment
Hotel tip: Alma Calma.
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Calle Juan Mendez 11, 35649 Tindaya, Fuerteventura
Tel.: +34 619 04 28 32
Price: from € 160
The popular holiday destination Lanzarote attracts first of all with its originality. Authenticity in the nature of the island, also characterized by a mystical moon-like landscape thanks to volcanic origin, in the architecture of the picturesque villages and in the cuisine. The idyll of the island really lies in its incomparability and its unconventional charm. Special highlights of the Spanish island: the natural beach Playa Mujeres, the man-made rock formations Guatiza, the green lagoon El Golfo or the cactus garden.
- Individual vacationers who wish to be far away from the classic resort vacation
- Enthusiastic explorers and adventurers
- Beach vacationers with a desire for something new
Hotel tip: Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa.
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Urbanizacion Cortijo Viejo, 35570 Puerto Calero, Spain
Tel.: +34 911 229 866
Price: from € 220