Visitors to the Canary Islands are blessed
with heaps of spectacular attractions,
year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, a
rich and varied landscape and some of the
most colourful fiestas and carnivals in Spain.
TENERIFE, GRAN CANARIA,
LA PALMA, LA GOMERA,
LANZAROTE and EL HIERRO
lie just off the coast of Africa, resting peacefully in the cool blue
Atlantic Ocean. With seven beautiful islands to discover, your
dream holiday begins here. Escape, relax and enjoy the islands’
wide-range of high quality activities like trekking, para-gliding,
sailing and golf. There are wonderful sandy beaches, colourful LA PALMA is also known as ‘the pretty island’ because of its
fiestas, hidden black-sand bays, forests to explore and white sand breathtaking landscapes and exotic spots; ‘the green island’
dunes to get lost in, all only four hours from the UK! because of its exuberant forests and natural beauties; and ‘the
island of the stars’ due to the unbelievable clarity of the sky there.
LANZAROTE experienced volcanic eruptions in the 18th and It’s lush vegetation and running streams make La Palma very
19th centuries that transformed a great part of its landscape. A different from the other islands, a perfect getaway with enchanting
cloud of ashes and volcanic rests stood still over an extension of accommodation and traditional craftworks full of curiosities.
200km2 forming the badlands of the Fire Mountains, today, the
spectacular National Park of Timanfaya. Whether it’s fishing in TENERIFE is an island of many contrasts, from its unique
the small bays and turquoise sea of Las Coloradas, sunbathing on contours and terrain, and its variety of landscapes to its peaceful
the golden sand of Punta del Papagayo or visiting the vineyards coastline. In the north of the island, you will find a traditional
nestled between volcanic craters in region of Geria, Lanzarote will atmosphere whilst the popular south has a more cosmopolitan feel
not dissapoint. to it. Search for Bottlenose dolphins, go deep sea fishing, play
golf, go rock climbing or mountain biking, or for the less active
GRAN CANARIA is the most cosmopolitan of the islands, a minded, take in some culture at the UNESCO site of La Laguna
place to enjoy art, culture, museums, classical music, or a musical delight at the Auditorium.
opera and film festivals combined with popular family Four
theme parks, beauty and well being centres and EL HIERRO is the smallest and most western of
delicious cuisine. The beautiful old quarter of of Spain’s the islands and is a land made for peace and quiet.
Vegueta and Triana in Las Palmas de Gran In an area covering just a little over 278 square
Canaria is great for shopping, whilst in the thirteen national kilometres, you can find green forests, rocky
south of the island, the wonderful beaches of coasts, gentle meadows and places like El
San Agustín, El Inglés and Maspalomas are parks are located Sabinar, whose trees are strange and twisted
where most holiday-makers flock to. having the winds. Enjoy
in the Canary the bestbeen sculpted byworld with crystal some of
sea-beds in the clear
FUERTEVENTURA is a peaceful island and waters and hundreds of subtropical species.
the second largest of the Canaries. It also has the Islands.
oldest history and the longest beaches. Between Pajara LA GOMERA is a land of contrasts and also one of
and Jandia, you will find an almost untouched 6km stretch the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. Relax and watch the
of beach with golden sand, crystalline sea, and a colourful world go by on this charming and pure island with it’s abundance
underwater-world which attracts divers from all over. Loose of nature and beautiful small beaches. La Gomera is a haven for
yourself in a small coastal village full of flavour and traditional very old and original popular customs like the way that different
architecture or relish in the modern amenities available like golf, valleys communicate with each other in a whistling language,
watersports and theme parks. similar to the "yodling" in the European Alps.
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GRAN CANARIA has the biggest population of
all the islands and also boasts the most important
city in terms of population size and economic
activity, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The capital of FUERTEVENTURA, Puerto
Rosario is a small picturesque town with just
15,550 inhabitants and it is here that you will get
a true feeling for the typical style of the Canary
LA GOMERA has mostly small bays with fine
sand, which include the small picturesque fishing-
village of Playa de Santiago and at the exit of Valle
Gran Rey, a valley with important plantations, is
one of the island's best beaches.
EL HIERRO’S capital city, Valverde, is a small
picturesque settlement with gardens and parks, an
interesting church and a nice square from which Spanish Tourist Office Did you know?
you have a great view over the sea.
24hr brochure request line 08459
Wherever you are in LANZAROTE, you will The Teide volcano on Tenerife is the
400 180. (national rates apply)
never be far from a fine sandy beach and pretty highest mountain in Spain and the
white houses. The thermal spa of Puerto del third largest volcano on Earth.
Carmen and the tropical ambience of Playa Blanca www.spain.info
make them two of the most popular resorts on
Lanzarote. Canary Islands www.canarias.org The Canary Islands are outside the
European Union customs territory,
La Caldera de Taburiente is a unique part of LA Official language Spanish
though politically within the EU.
PALMA’S countryside and was designated a
National Park in 1954 because of its immense
Average seaside temperatures
scientific importance and its exceptional wild Summer 24°C During the Second World War,
landscapes, huge pines and waterfalls. Winter 21°C Winston Churchill prepared plans for
TENERIFE is the largest of the islands and has the British seizure of the Canary
a strange triangular shape, with the gigantic Pico Islands as a naval base.
del Teide rising up in the centre to 3,718 meters, Average flying time from UK 4 hours.
making it the highest point in all of Spain.
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