Magical Landscapes Of The Canary islands

The Canary Islands are a popular destination due to the year-round sun, easy-going Spanish atmosphere, and natural attractions.  Situated just off North Africa, this Spanish archipelago has eight main islands which include Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Gran Canaria and has a tropical climate and a number of micro-climates which are perfect for nature lovers. Let's have a look at some of the magical landscapes of the Canary Islands.


Tenerife is the largest of the islands and is famous for Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain and a dormant volcano. The island has black lava beaches but also has sandy beaches too. Tenerife's main tourist destinations include Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas as well as the Siam Park theme park and the Pyramids of Güímar.

Gran Canaria 

Gran Canaria is one of the greenest Canary Islands. It has an incredibly diverse natural landscape, from desert to tropics and snow-topped mountains. Visit the Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas or Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo, a gorgeous botanical park. If you are a nature lover you will adore Gran Canaria.

Lanzarote is another magical landscape on the Canary Islands. With its moon-like Timanfaya National Park, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, it really is otherworldly. Check out Jameos del Agua caves, an underground cave system that has home to a restaurant, pool, auditorium and bar, and the town of Teguise, the oldest settlement in the Canary Islands with gorgeous white buildings and a great Sunday market. 

La Gomera

La Gomera, one of the smallest of the main islands has dense forests, volcanic mountains and stunning little
 villages. It's a beautiful and idyllic island and quieter than the largest islands. Hike in the UNESCO-listed Garajonay National Park, watch the dolphins and whales from the south of the island and visit the capital San Sabastian for a laid back but animated atmosphere.

Where to stay

There are numerous properties to stay in the Canary Islands, from traditional Paradores to grand luxurious hotels with numerous pools and entertainment. If you looking to stay in a Lopesan resort you will be spoilt for choice. 

Let me know, have you been to the Canary Islands? Can you recommend places to visit and things to see and do?


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