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Canarias region in Spain

A paradise called Canary Islands

Location: The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from Africa. They consist of the seven major islands Tenerife, La Palma, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Gomera, with other small islands like Isla de Lobos or La Graciosa.

Municipalities: Formed by some 88 municipalities divided between the seven islands. The origin of the archipelago is volcanic, and formed part of a region that fragmented into various archipelagos such as Madeira.

What to see? There are many options spread over several islands. You can go to the wonderful beaches in Fuerteventura or Lanzarote, while the amazing nature of La Palma and La Gomera attracts many people throughout the year.

What to eat? There is a very diverse cuisine and with many local dishes such as gofio, "potatoes unpeeled" and other recipes made with vegetables, meat and fish provided by the Islands.

Where to stay? Being a very touristy area, you can choose many hotels that are scattered throughout the Islands. You can also stay at villas or apartments for rent during your holiday.

How to get there? Gran Canaria and Tenerife airports have many connections to different parts of the world, there are airports on each of the Islands. There are daily boat connections between islands. There are a few roads in good condition.