One of the most popular tourist destinations, the Canary Islands entice travellers with their average annual temperature above 20º C all year round. Regardless of the time of year, you will find there not only good weather but also clear waters, sandy beaches, historical sites, wild nature and sport activities for both your body and soul. Imagine you are indulging in a warm, clear ocean water, your body is lightly swayed and there is nothing on your mind...The islands differ from each other; they can be rocky, isolated, or green with sandy beaches. Each island offers something special, from volcanoes, trekking, golf, snorkeling, windsurfing or stargazing, to visiting the historical sites.
This island is very popular due to the variety of attractions it offers. Party fans will find they way in Las Palmas
, the island's largest city. Those who like combining their holidays with some sightseeing and history may visit the Columbus House Museum, where he is thought to have stayed in 1492 on his way to America. The museum is located in the Vegueta district - home to many historical sites. Close to the Columbus House Museum you can find the city's main square with Santa Ana Cathedral. It is a landmark of Las Palmas, from the cathedral's tower you can have the best view of the city. Faro de Maspalomas - 'the ocean of dunes' on the southern part of the island, lures visitors with its crystal waters and golden dunes.
Due to the lack of sandy beaches, La Palma is less often visited by tourists and therefore more quiet and tranquil. It is worth paying a visit to one of its scenic places, like Puerto de Naos, a beach surrounded by rocky cliffs. La Palma is perfect for a countryside drive. Take the LP 111 road and enjoy the spectacular view over the valley. If you are visiting La Palma, it would be a big mistake to miss the opportunity to watch the stars from one of the best locations on the southern hemisphere - from Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) - the international astrological observatory located in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.
The second biggest and sparsely inhabited Canary Island attracts windsurfing fans that come to Sotavento Beach on the Jandia peninsula to practise their skills. It is also the perfect place for swimming or sunbathing on warm yellow sand. Fuerteventura
is also famous for its historical windmills, known in Spanish as 'molinos'.
is the biggest island of the Canary archipelago. The most popular beach on the ;island is Las Teresitas - almost a mile long golden sand strand with mountains at the back. The highest peak on the Atlantic ocean is Tenerife's volcano Pico del Teide (12,198 ft), which can be easily reached by a cable car. A magnificent view over Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands unfolds from the volcano's top. If you are looking for some more quiet place, pay a visit to Garachio on the north of the island, a city of pretty little streets and natural water pools shaped by volcanic activity.
Have fun on the Canary Islands!