Map of Canary Islands

Located approximately 100 kilometers off the northwest coast of Africa is the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands. Although these volcanic outcroppings have been inhabited since pre-historic times, it was the Gaunches who permanently settled the islands around 1000 BC. Over the ages, the Canary Islands have been visited by sailors and tradesman from Carthage, Rome, Phoenicia and the Arab countries. The islands were conquered by Spain and used as a way station for galleons. It was here that ships carrying the Conquistadors would pick up the easterly trade winds that would carry them to the New World. The Canary Islands would defend themselves against British and French invasions in the early 19th Century and play a role in Francisco Franco’s takeover of Spain in the mid-20th. Today, the Insula Canaria, Latin for island of the dogs, are a self governing autonomous community.

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La PalmaLa Palma Of the seven famous Canary Islands that dot the coast of Africa, La Palma is the fifth-largest and one of the most-visited. It is the most north-westerly of the islands. The capitol holds most of the island’s population in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Just like all of its other sister islands, La Palma boast of an origin that is mostly volcanic….. To Explore La Palma click
La GomeraLa Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canaries. The Canaries are located approximately 80 miles off the coast of Africa, but they are, in both province and territories, Spanish. It sits in the Atlantic Ocean, as part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capitol is located in San Sebastian. La Gomera, like its sister islands, is mainly of a volcanic origin that provides both natural wonder for tourists and educational value for geologists and scientists who wish to study the famous volcanic plains of the island….. To Explore La Gomera click
El HierroEl Hierro The smallest island in the group is also one of the most beautiful. It is located off of the African coast and is a must see for everyone who loves to travel. You can enjoy El Hierro anytime because it is warm and sunny all year round. The island is stunning with rugged coastlines and mountainous landscape. It is home to some of the most unique animals in the world including the endangered El Hierro Lizard…… To Explore El Hierro click
Tenerife, Canary IslandsTenerife is not only the second most populated island of the Canary Island Chain, but is also one of the most popular with tourists. Each and every year, over four and a half million visitors flock to this island to partake in its unique bounty of culture, natural beauty and entertainment. Whether visitors come to the island to enjoy one of the largest carnivals in the world or the large concentration of cultural attractions, they are sure to leave the island with a huge smile on their face…… To Explore Tenerife click
Gran Canaria, Canary IslandsGran Canaria of the Canary Islands, has a population of over 1 million people. This makes Gran Canaria the most heavily populated island in Spain. The island is located about 93 miles off of the northwest coast of Africa and 838 miles to the south of Europe. The island’s capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria which is also both the largest city and the capital of the Canary Islands at large…… To Explore Gran Canaria click
Fuerteventura, Canary IslandsFuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canaries, second only to Tenerife. Home to the longest beaches, sun and surf lovers from around the world flock to the island every year. The island is known as ‘the island of eternal spring’ due to its pleasant, year-round climate. An average temperature of 35 C (95 F) in the summer months is rivaled by an average of 22 C (72 F) in the winter. October sees the highest rainfall, with the rest of the year being fairly dry…… To Explore Fuerteventura click
Lanzarote, Canary IslandsLanzarote is a Spanish Island that comprises the easternmost section of the Canary Islands, off the Coast of Africa. The islands sit in the Atlantic Ocean, and are not only beautiful in both scenery and climate, but they also provide great places to visit, full of culture and history. The island is volcanic in its origin, and the climate is perfect for visiting all year round. Because of the dry climate and subsequent lack of erosion on the island, the eruptions from the volcanoes during the 18th and 19th centuries,….. To Explore Lanzarote click

The archipelago consists of seven main islands plus several smaller ones. One of the main islands is Tenerife. It boasts the highest mountain in Spain and is the country’s most populated island. The mountain is the Teide volcano, a World Heritage Site and the third largest island volcano on Earth. It is on this island that you will find the modern and iconic Auditorio de Tenerife and the major tourist attraction of the Teide National Park. The island of Fuerteventura is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is the oldest inhabited of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria hosts the Maspalomas Dunes, a popular tourist attraction. The island city of La Palma is home to numerous museums that display Canary Island artifacts and reveal the storied history of the islands. The other islands are also home to museums, national parks and historic landmarks. Each island displays in its own way the unique history as well as the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the islands.

Guests will enjoy the unique sport of Canarian style wrestling and the cuisine of roasted fish, the papas arrugades potato dish and, of course, the local mojo sauce which is the ancestral basis for all Latin American and Caribbean mojo sauces.

Due to its location, the Canary Islands have a subtropical climate that produces long hot summer days and cooler winter days. With this marvelous climate, natural wonders and beaches, the Canary Islands are a major tourist destination attracting over 12 million visitors per year.

Canary Islands


Canary Islands


El Hierro


Gran Canaria

La Gomera

La Palma



Airports of Canary Islands

Tenerife North Airport

Tenerife South Airport


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