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The Canary Islands

Gran Canaria      Tenerife      Lanzarote      Fuerteventura      La Palma      La Gomera     El Hierro

Canary Islands Guide. It Rains in Spain.

The Canary Islands – Introduction

Floating off the coast of Morocco a couple of hours plane ride from mainland Spain, the Canary Islands have a detached, otherwordly feel in places. Again, the resorts do exist and they do the job if what you want is a little rest and relaxation – as well as the numerous volcanic beaches in Tenerife there are great swathes of sandy coast and desert in Gran Canaria, and the facilities for either cheap getaways or luxurious pamperings abound.

The Canaries are made up of seven larger islands and a number of tiny islets, but the largest are Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. All are distinct and harbour their own attractions, and although there is no doubt that the Canaries are a tourist sun seeking mecca, an adventurous visitor can find tropical plantations, deserts and hidden villages that evoke that otherworldy, island feel.