Canary Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 60%, the Canary Islands offer a staggering amount of top-notch travel destinations for its relatively small size. Comprised of 13 separate islands, the group is an autonomous territory of Spain located off the West Coast of Africa that has a decidedly "island feel", which you'll come to recognize within minutes of getting off the plane. In reality, the biggest problem most PlanetHoppers! have when they visit the Canaries is to try and pack everything in, while still getting enough beach time on the stunning Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Beaches - to name only a few. But no one who comes here can possibly ignore the range of natural wonders that include Mount Teide (the 3rd tallest volcano in the world), Roque Nublo (an 80 m rock monolith), and the Maspalomas Dunes (a stretch of shifting dunes that will make you question if you've been transported into the Sahara). To top it all off, the Canaries also have the striking architecture of the Auditorio de Tenerife and the UNESCO-listed city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which offers a range of cultural and historic options to equal anything found in Spain. So, as you can see, the Canary Islands offer far more than just beaches. A visit here will quickly settle any doubts that you may still have.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Even though the Sydney Opera House may capture a lot of attention with its iconic design, the Canary Island's Auditorio de Tenerife is no less grand. The majestic profile of the building - with a sweeping, curved overhanging win....
Lace up your boots and hike over to Grand Canaria's most famous landmark, Roque Nublo – "cloudy rock" – which thrusts skywards at a height of 80 meters (262 ft) tall and is one of the highest points on the island. It rises ....
|Coordinates:||28 1 N 15 4 W|
|Main Languages:||Spanish, Canarian, Peninsulares|
|Government:||Autonomous Community within Kingdom of Spain|
|Capitals:||Santa Cruz and Las Palmas|
|Currency:||Euro (€ EUR)|
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- Location: Canary Islands