Located off the northwestern coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, especially with Europeans.
The seven main islands that make up the Canary Islands are well spaced out so that it is only a day’s sail between most of them. The Islands are part of Spain but they’re located much closer to Africa than the Spanish mainland.
Known to the ancient Greeks as The Fortunate Islands, the Canary Islands are indeed blessed with exuberantly green landscapes and a perfect temperate all year-round.
All the Canary Islands are like small isolated continents. These islands are best known for twelve months of glorious sunshine, making them an ideal destination for holidays throughout the year. Since the Canary Islands are a major European tourist destination, all the major islands have well-developed communication systems, airports, and ports.
Travelers should note that, although part of Spain, the Canary Islands are outside the EU trading zone.
Most people in the US have no idea where the Canary Islands are, and are afraid to show their ignorance by asking. They are part of Spain but they’re located much closer to the African cost than the cost of Spain.
Featuring approximately 26 species, the Canary Islands are one of the world’s best and most popular regions to watch whales and dolphins. Accepted history is, that the Canary Islands are named after the dogs, while the birds are named after the Canary Islands.
In recent years Gran Canaria has also emerged as an up and coming destination for a Canary Islands golf holiday.
Thinking of a holiday in Canary Islands? There are plenty of self-catering villas and apartments available for holiday and vacation rentals on the islands, all year round at very competitive prices.
Want to learn more about these amazing islands?
There are various kinds of maps of Canary Islands are available many of which are free for the asking from most travel agencies.
There are seven main islands that make up the Canary Islands, and there is only a day’s sail between most of them. Both the fruit and vegetables that are cultivated, and the fish caught in the coastal waters of the Canary Islands are found nowhere else in Spain.
The cuisine of the Canary Islands is much affected by tourism and of course mainland Spanish food. The Canary Islands are Spain’s tropical paradise and a fascinating holiday destination.