The Canary Islands are made up of seven main islands and six islets. It has a total surface area of 7,446 squared kilometers, of which 1,114 is coastline and 257 kilometers of beach. The smallest island is El Hierro ( 269 squared kilometers) followed by La Gomera ( 369 squared kilometers ) La Palma (708 squared kilometers) Lanzarote (846 squared kilometers) Fuerteventura ( 1,660 kilometers)and in the province of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria ( 1,560 squared kilometers. The biggest island is Tenerife ( 2,034 squared kilometers).
The Canary Islands have four National Parks, 141 Protected Natural Spaces and four biosphere reserves. The islands have 1,386 indigenous species as well as 540 endemic species. The archipelago is famous for the diversity and richness of its subtropical nature as well as its year round spring climate with an average temperature of 22ºC.
The islands are considered to be an authentic paradise with incredible volcanic landscapes, crystal clear water, spectacular white sand dunes, small coves of black sand, extensive beaches, a rich culture and above all, the kindness of its people.
This island is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Atlantic ocean. Although it is the smallest island in the Canary Islands, it has a great variety of landscapes, ranging from lava beds to volcanic cones, from green pine trees to leafy woods. It's worth mentioning rural accomodation in El Hierro as it's completely integrated with nature. Another curious fact is that you can find the smallest hotel in the world in El Hierro which was dedicated a song by Joaquin Sabina.
Also known as the Pretty Island due to its spectacular landscapes, its towns and villages. It was declared a biosphere reserve in 2002. In La Palma, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Caldera de Taburiente (crater) a magical place which can only be observed from the hills which surround it. The island is also known as the island of the stars because of the clearness of its skies. It also has one of the most important astrophysics observatories in the world.
Nature in its purest form. Woods, ravines, cliffs and traditional villages. This is where you will discover Gomero Whistling, a language used in the olden days by the locals to communicate at long distance. This is the island where you can most enjoy rural tourism, surrounded by dreamlike landscapes.
An island full of contrasts, black sand coves, high cliffs, exotic woods, volcanic landscapes and enormous valleys of banana plantations. Tenerife is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, Teide National Park with the highest peak in Spain (3,718 metres) Tenerife, the biggest island in the archipelago, is both traditional and modern such as the old quarters in La Laguna, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
A mini continent with extensive golden beaches and white sand dunes. Gran Canaria,a biosphere reserve,has unique natural spaces, incredible landscapes and a great variety of rural accomodation. Gran Canaria has something for everyone; you can enjoy its gastronomic delights, its theme parks and family leisure activities as well as experiencing traditional festivals. An island of friendly people and deeply rooted traditions, rich in culture and art. An island where you can enjoy museums, festivals, opera and cinema.
The quietest island. It has thirteen protected natural spaces. An island of extensive white sand beaches, famous for its turquiose, transparent water and long days of sun. Some of the beaches are considered to be the best in Europe. The island offers remarkable landscapes such as Montaña Tindaya, worshipped by the natives in the past. Fuerteventura is a windy island which is great for sports such as sailing or wind surfing. Traditions and architecture linked to its history and still very much alive in the villages today.
The most eastern island in the archipelago and famous for its lunar landscapes due to its volcanic origins. Here, man has known how to blend art with nature, creating incredibly beautiful places. The presence of César Manrique can be felt all over the island. The island, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1993, is known throughout the world for its natural architecture. Visit the volcanoes in Timanfaya Natural Park. Visitors to the island are also surprised by the Chinijo Archipelago, a natural park formed by La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara along with Roques del Este and Oeste.
This small island is probably one of the few places in Europe which still does not have tarmac roads. It is the least known island in the Canary Islands and the most peaceful one. The island is completely different and is perfect for total rest. Its beaches, its sand streets and directly in front of the island, the cliffs of Famara which seem to isolate the island like an enormous wall from the madding crowds. Here the rhythm of life is completely different and the best thing you can do on La Graciosa is disconnect and relax.
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