Have you ever noticed the small islands off the coast of Morocco? There are seven little islands that look like they are part of Africa but they are actually owned by Spain. These islands are known as the Canary Islands and the native language is Spanish. The Canary Islands are made from a volcanic explosion and are known for their black and white sand beaches.
The Canary Islands are grouped together with seven pieces. All seven pieces include, La Palma, Teneriffa, La Gomera, El Hierro, Grand Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. The biggest of the islands is Teneriffa. Teneriffa is known for its huge mountain sometimes having snowy peaks. There is a national park designated to this mountain with observatory outlooks. The second biggest island is Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura is the island most tourists vacate to just because it is known for the relaxing vibes it gives. Here people watch the magical sunsets, climb the outrageously tall sand dunes and enjoy the Gran Tarajal seafood dish. Other than that, travelers lay on all the amazing beaches soaking in their vitamin D. If you’re searching for a more family oriented island, Grand Canaria is the island to chose. Grand Canaria is a popular stop for cruise ship which means they cater to people of all ages. This island will have your local shops to buy souvenirs in and lots of fun touristy excursions to go on. Two specific excursions I would recommend are going to see the sand sculptures and also whale/dolphin watching. Just some activities you don’t get to do on a daily bases. The last island you should travel to is La Palma. La Palma is the island to start off with if you are a nature lover. This island is made up of many reserves and natural features. Here you can go venture through the national parks including rain forests, water falls, and a night sky full of stars. La Palma is naturally the most beautiful of all the Canary Islands and shows off the beauty of Spain.
The Canary Islands are for everyone. They have just a little bit of everything ranging from white snowy peaks to white sand beaches. If you’re looking for your next vacation destination pick the Canary Islands. I suggest you visit sometime between April and September because that is when the climate will be the most balmy. Although, no matter when you go, the trip will be an amazing experience.