The Canary Islands (Isla Canarias) consist of seven large and six smaller islands based in the Atlantic Ocean, and are an Archipelago. They are located some 100km off the North West coast off Africa (Morocco and Western Sahara) and about 1100km from the Spanish mainland (Cadiz). The Canary Islands are split into 2 Spanish provinces; The Westerly Islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro from the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (chief town Santa Cruz) while the Eastern Islands of Gran Canaria, FuerteVentura and Lanzarote from the province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (chief town Las Palmas).
Canary Islands Tourist Information
The weather in the Canary Islands is warm all year round and thats what brings many tourist's to the main islands throughout the year. The average temperature in most of the islands is 24 degrees Celsius in the summer and in the winter still only 17 degrees Celsius! Some of the islands in the Archipelago are a little cooler or more windy than others that are dry and barren.
Between all of the islands in the Canaries there are a multitude of beaches some of the most beautiful in Europe and possibly the world! With spectacular coastline's, a crystal clear ocean and long stretches of sandy beaches! There are unspoilt coves for naturists and volcanic pools on many of the islands! The majority of the main beaches in the tourist resorts on the major islands have lots of facilities for tourist e.g. Bars, restaurants and toilets etc. The majority of the beaches are sandy, golden-white! The Canary islands it is popular with the keen Surfers, Windsurfers, Kiteboarders etc!
There are plenty of places to stay here in the Canary Islands from private villas, apartments and hotels - that range from basic, somewhere to lay your head to really luxurious!
In the Canary Islands there is lots of history and places to visit, many of the islands having magnificent towns and villages that are bursting with traditional culture and historical monuments and buildings! A few of the islands have tourist attractions of the playful variety i.e. theme, amusement and waterparks too!! But whichever island you end up staying on you will be never stuck for anything to do and with just a short ferry ride between some of the islands you can even visit another country on your holiday!
Below are links to more detailed tourist information on the main islands in the Archipelago of the Canaries.
Tenerife may be best known for its beaches (with volcanic sands from gold to black) and throbbing, new vacation resorts, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas........
Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off the north-west African coast. It's known for the dazzling white sand beaches along its south coast resorts, from buzzing Puerto Rico and Playa del Inglés to more peaceful, family led San Agustín and Puerto de Mogán.........
Fuerteventura travel guide, featuring up to date tourist information on attractions, hotels, beaches, restaurants, nightlife, weather, travel tips and more...........
Lanzarote - discover the wonders of this stunning island through a wide selection of interesting articles and write ups, to ensure your vacation goes perfectly......
La Palma has so much to see and do, especially if your thing is to visit places of wonder and beauty, a week is hardly enough time, so plan your trip well here........
El Hierro is not like its bigger neighbours, this is the place for a bit of peace and quiet, with natural sights and places to explore.....
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