If you are looking for a destination with plenty to do and see then look no further than the Canary Islands, you won’t be disappointed.
Here are just a few of the many attractions of the islands, there are far too many to mention them all!
WINDSURFING & KITESURFING – FUERTEVENTURA
Fuerteventura has soft, golden, unspoiled beaches which are ideal for a spot of windsurfing or kitesurfing. There is Corralejo in the north and Jandia in the south, where world championship events take place.
TEIDE NATIONAL PARK – TENERIFE
The Teide National Park was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. Here you can take the cable car up the 12,198ft Mount Teide. The cable car takes you to within 1,000ft of the summit from where you can walk to the peak of the mountain.
PUERTO DE LA CRUZ – TENERIFE
Here in this old colonial-style town, you will find the Costa Martianez Lido, designed by Cesar Manrique, and the marine and wildlife park, Loro Parque.
CARNAVAL – TENERIFE
During February and March there are great colourful celebrations in Santa Cruz and Puerto Cruz.
CALDERA DE TABURIENTE – LA PALMA
Caldera de Taburiente is one of the biggest and most fertile volcanic craters in the world. Whilst taking a hike here you can also visit Mirador de la Cumbrecita with it’s wonderful views and also explore the charming capital, Santa Cruz.
TIMANFAYA NATIONAL PARK – LANZAROTE
The landscape here was created by a volcanic eruption that covered around a third of the island of Lanzarote. Whilst on a walking tour here you will be able to feel the heat of the dormant volcano.
TEGUISE – LANZAROTE
This picturesque colonial-style former capital of Lanzarote has great views and a castle which is built on a volcanic cone, palaces, churches and a Sunday market.
THE ATTRACTIONS OF CESAR MANRIQUE – LANZAROTE
Cesar Manrique, the renowned artist, landscape designer and ecological champion, has several visitor attractions on the island, including Jameos del Agua and Jardin de Cactus.
LAS PALMAS – GRAN CANARIA
Located between two bays, Las Palmas has a lovely beach and several attractions, including the Casa de Colon (Columbus House, Pueblo Canario, museums, a cathedral and market.
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