These islands are known for being the sunshine center of Europe and offer mild temperatures and a range of outstanding natural attractions. In fact, five of its seven islands have been declared a Biosphere Reserve, and the archipelago has four national parks.
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La Palma, known as the ‘isla bonita’ (beautiful island), is the greenest island in the Canary Island archipelago. From lush forests to steep cliffs hiding beaches of black sand, visitors will find the island endlessly surprising for its ecological treasures and exceptional scenery. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, it is home to numerous protected natural spaces, including the Caldera de Taburiente National Park inland. The volcanic lava, which goes right down to the sea, has created a low, rocky coastline with small bays hidden away between steep cliffs.
LA GOMERA ISLAND
La Gomera has a rugged coastline with small black-sand beaches and is a paradise for nature lovers. Its wild, mountainous landscape is packed with contrasts: in just a few miles you go from palm-covered valleys to huge canyons to arid coastal areas with waters ideal for scuba diving, to fascinating forests crammed with vegetation.
GRAND CANARIA ISLAND
The variety of landscapes on Gran Canaria is stunning. There is an incredible choice on its 150 miles of coastline. From the peaceful coves of the south of the island to more popular tourist areas such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, home to the famous Playa del Inglés beach, along with unique spots like Maspalomas beach with its dunes and the broad, untouched sands of Güi-Güi.
EL HIERRO ISLAND
El Hierro island is a little more than 30 miles long from one end to the other and has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. The island has fabulous natural swimming pools and crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming and scuba diving, as well as huge areas of protected woodland in the inland area.
Lanzarote is one of the most fascinating of the Canary Islands. As soon as you step foot on the island, you notice the unique colors of its volcanic landscapes, contrasting with the blue of the Atlantic. There are hardly any trees, but plant life is surprisingly lush and beautiful. The villages are full of little white houses, and the horizon is endless. Here nature lives side by side with art.
Tenerife is known for its springlike climate, its volcanic scenery, its relaxing beaches, its restaurants where haute cuisine and tradition meet, and its many special places to stay always bring a smile to the faces of its visitors.
Fuerteventura is an ideal destination for windsurfing and scuba diving lovers. Here you will find unforgettable spots. There are more than 150 beaches in the north and south of the island, spread over 200 miles of coastline. Meanwhile, on the east coast, you will find cliffs and small, hidden coves.