This archipelago is situated about 100 km from the African coast. You can enjoy summer temperatures throughout the year and landscapes not describable in words. The Canarian Archipelago is formed by the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma and Tenerife which are the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, which make up the province of Las Palmas.The Canary Islands have a population of about 2 million. Since the Canaries are a major European tourist destination, most islands have developed handy airports, and ports.
This is the westernmost island, is both the smallest of the islands and least populated with about 11000 inhabitants (excluding La Graciosa). The entire island was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2000 and is known too because in the past the meridian 0 ° was taken as reference in Punta Orchilla, located in the west of the island. The capital of El Hierro is Valverde. ..more...
It is the second highest island in the archipelago and declared in full Reserve of the Biosphere. Here we find the Astrophysics Institute of Canary Islands, with one of the largest optical telescopes in the world. For its lush vegetation, La Palma is also known as "La Isla Bonita"(Beautiful Island). Its capital is Santa Cruz de la Palma. ..more about La Palma...
La Gomera is the third least populated island with about 23,000 inhabitants and is geologically one of the oldest in the archipelago.
The island's capital San Sebastian de La Gomera. In La Gomera is the Garajonay National Park, declared in 1986 by the Unesco a World Heritage Siteand natural treasure. The island was also the last stop before Christopher Columbus reached America on his voyage in 1492: it is therefore also known as the "Columbus Island". ..more about La Gomera..
This is the largest island and most populated of the Canary Islands, in its territory there are two major cities, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal de La Laguna. With many protected natural areas, home of the famous National Park of Teide and the highest peak in Spain. It is a rugged islandwith volcanic landscape. With numerous beaches, valleys, spectacular cliffs and gorges, the unique beauty of this place is not describable in words. ..more..
This is the most populated island in the province of Las Palmas, and is the capital of the Canary Islands with Tenerife, one third of this island has been listed by the UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. Gran Canaria has several beaches of fine golden sand as Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles or Las Canteras. Pozo Izquierdo beach holds one of the Word Surf Contests. ..more about Gran Canaria...
This is the largest island and the oldest of the archipelago, and therefore the most eroded, which can be viewed on a flat and dry landscape. Its capital is Puerto del Rosario, and other major towns are Corralejo, Gran Tarajal, Morro Jable and Jandia. ..more..
Playa de Famara
The capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife, since 93 is a Biosphere Reserve for its spectacular natural landscapes. It´s capital is Arrecife. ..more on Lanzarote
Scirocco Wind: The Scirocco is a wind or atmospheric phenomenon that affects the Canary Islands. It comes from the African coast and occurs as masses of hot dry air hit the Canaries, due to their special circumstances, in sensitive individuals causes, mood swings, headaches. .. to the point that in legal disputes, it has been used as a mitigating