Sunbathe on Spain’s Sensational Canary Islands
Located in the Atlantic Ocean near Morocco, Spain’s Canary Islands are an exceptional vacation destination for families or couples looking for plenty of fun in the sun. Investing in a holiday home the Canary Islands is the best way to explore all the wonderful sites these islands have to offer.
Of the seven major inhabited islands in the Canaries, Tenerife is most populous and popular with tourists. The other main islands in the Canaries include Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, and La Gomera. There are also various smaller islands guests could explore like La Graciosa and Roque del Este.
The main reason people visit the Canaries is to explore these islands’ different beaches. Whether you’re looking for black sand, golden sand, or white sand beaches, you’ll find a perfect spot to unwind while visiting these islands.
In general, the more eastern islands have white sand beaches and all the other islands have mostly black or golden sand beaches. Some fan-favorite beaches to check out include Las Teresitas Beach in Tenerife, Corralejo Grandes Playas in Fuerteventura, and Famara Beach in Lanzarote.
Anyone interested in hiking must plan a trip to the Teide Mountain in central Tenerife. Measuring over 12,100 feet, Teide holds the title for Spain’s tallest mountain. If you’re not feeling up to the challenge of hiking up this mountain, then you could ride a cable car to the top. However, when you reach Teide’s summit, it’s well worth the effort to see the exceptional panoramic views from the top.
Another natural wonder, tourists enjoy in the Canaries are the Maspalomas Sand Dunes on the island Gran Canaria. Measuring about 1,000 acres, these impressive dunes most likely formed during the most recent Ice Age. You’ll find these dunes in the San Bartolomé de Tirajana area.
Visiting the Canary Islands isn’t just about beaches and natural wonders. People who are interested in history and culture will find plenty to satisfy their curious minds on a trip here. Indeed, there are numerous world-class museums in Tenerife’s capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The island Tenerife is also home to a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site in the city San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Considered the oldest city in the Canary Islands, San Cristóbal de La Laguna has many impressive buildings including the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and the Museum of the History of Tenerife.
The Canary Islands host many special festivals throughout the year. One of the most popular events you could take part in is Tenerife’s February Carnival. It’s estimated about one million people visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife for Carnival season every year. No matter what time you visit, however, you’re bound to have a blast with your loved ones on the Canary Islands.