Canary Islands

Beach Holiday Destination
Pictures of: Canary Islands
Location map
Hotels and other Accommodation
What to visit
Consulates & Embassies
World Nomads
The Travel Insurance with the largest coverage

Canary Islands
The Canary Islands is a Spanish archipelago located off the northwestern coast of mainland Africa, 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara.
The Canary Islands are one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain and are among the outermost regions of the European Union.
The islands include (from highest to lowest): Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
Popular attractions include Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, and Teide National Park - the site of the third highest volcano in the world, Mount Teide.
The Canary Islands are the place with one of the best climates in the world to enjoy an exceptional holiday at any time of the year.
Its beaches, its volcanic nature, its lively and hospitable way of life and the possibility to choose between all kinds of outdoor activities, as well as a wide range of accommodation and leisure with quality.
It is very easy to be in the Canary Islands to stay in an idyllic beach resort or quiet rural retreat
These islands are known to be the sun center of Europe, and offer mild temperatures and a range of excellent natural attractions.
In fact, five of its seven islands have been declared Biosphere Reserve, and the archipelago has four national parks.
Its beaches are its most striking attractions, and are perfect for relaxing in the sun or enjoying water sports such as windsurfing and scuba diving.
Inside you have found incredible landscapes that are ideal for hiking, cycling, climbing and even caving. Some of the most spectacular include the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, on the beaches of Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, with its sand dunes, or the green forests of La Palma and La Gomera.
The Canary Islands also offer a range of cultural options to explore, including the monumental site of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which has been awarded the World Heritage by UNESCO and the work of César Manrique in Lanzarote.
For those traveling in February you can have fun at the spectacular Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Spaniards often refer to the Canary Islands as the Islas Afortunadas , because the sun shines practically all year round, their only borders being the sky and the sea, and having a fauna, flora and fauna. culture, in a way different from that of mainland Spain, being real treasures.
The typical person of the Canary Islands is noble, gentle, with traditions deeply routed yet a great sense of humor, reflected in the cuisine - the simple, nutritious and appetizing dishes are the result of the tradition of the Canary Islands.
The kitchen is so simple, that one of the main ingredients found in most dishes is the gofio . Gofio, roasted corn or wheat bran, can be served for breakfast as an accompaniment to the island's stews and is still used to prepare a special variety of local nougat. Their mojos are equally simple, spicy sauces that are served with most of the local dishes. The mojo picón (pepper, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt and paprika) and green mojo (made with parsley and coriander, and with a softer flavor ), have become real culinary institutions in the Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands is on the route to America and therefore in the past their cuisine has become influenced by American products such as tomatoes and potatoes. This tuber is the source of what undoubtedly makes it one of the most famous and typical dishes of the Canary Islands: wrinkled potatoes, small potatoes cooked in very salty water (if possible, with sea water) and are served accompanied by a spicy sauce, usually green mojo or red mojo.
Fish and spicy sauces
Fish is a vital component of the dishes of all the Canary Islands.
The fish is of the highest quality as the cherne, maiden fish, dentex, sea bass, sea bream, vogue, mackerel ... and most important, parrot fish.
The climate in the Canary Islands, very different from the rest of Spain, is perfect for growing certain types of fruit that can be qualified as tropical. To mention only the banana, as it is the most representative product of the islands, is not enough, as there are many other varieties of fruits. Papaya, pear melon, peach, mango, avocado and pineapple.
In the Canary Islands, spring is eternal.
Temperatures between the seasons vary only around 6ºC, and average temperatures are between 18ºC and 24ºC (64.4º F and 75.2º F), meaning that there are ideal beach conditions all year round.
Due to the islands geographical location, very close to the African coast, the climate of the islands is subtropical, with amazing landscapes, the high snow-capped mountains very close to the beaches, giving an additional attraction. The water temperature varies from 22ºC in summer and 19ºC in winter.
In La Palma, Tenerife and Gran one can find tropical rains throughout the year, while Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are very dry because they guarantee sun almost without interruption.
Other tourist destinations in:
Palma de Mallorca
Island of Formentera, Ibiza
Galicia, Spain
Island of Ibiza
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Alcudia, Majorca
Alhama de Aragón Thermal Lake
Alhama de Granada Thermal Bath
Alicante, Spain
Almeria, Andalusia
Almuñecar, Andalucia
Hot springs of the Arnedillo pools
Benalmadena, Andalucia
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Burgos, Spain
Cadiz, Andalusia
Cala San Vicente, Ibiza
Calahonda, Andalusia
Spa Thermal of Acuña, Caldas de Reis
Can Picafort, Majorca
Carballo Thermal Bath, Galicia
Chipiona, Andalusia
Cordoba, Spain
Cuenca, Spain
Cuntis Thermal Spa
El Arenal, Majorca
Puerto de Santa María
Finisterre, Galicia
Gijón, Asturias
Granada, Andalucia
Isla Canela, Andalucia
Isla Cristina, Andalusia
Islantilla, Andalusia
Jerez de la Frontera
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Magaluf, Majorca
Malaga, Andalusia
Marbella, Andalucia
Merida, Spain
Mondariz Spa, Galicia
Chavasqueira Hot Springs, Orense
Pools of Muiño da Veiga
Pollensa, Majorca
Pontevedra, Spain
Port de Pollenca, Majorca
Port of San Miguel, Ibiza
Portinatx, Ibiza
La Fontcalda Hot Springs, Tarragona
Puerto Banus, Andalusia
Port of Soller, Majorca
Punta del Moral, Andalusia
Prexigueiro Thermal Spa, Galicia
Sa Calobra, Majorca
Salou, Catalonia
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Sant Joan of Labritja, Ibiza
Sant Josep from Sa Talaia, Ibiza
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Santa Eularia des Riu, Ibiza
Santa Pola, Costa Blanca
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Santiago de Compostela
Seville, Andalusia
Sierra Nevada, Spain
Tarragona, Catalonia
Toledo, Spain
Baths of Tredòs, Lleida
Vigo, Galicia
Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia

Other world tourist destinations

Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Boavista Island - Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Corfu - Ionian Islands
Algarve - Portugal

City destinations and weekend getaways

Santos, São Paulo
Bergamo, Italy
Ankara, Turkey
South Africa

Why to book with BOOK HOTEL PORTUGAL
The best prices
Our partnerships with the world´s largest operators offer research on the best market prices.
More options
At Rotas Turisticos you can book the hotel, buy the air ticket, book the transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, book the local excursions, rent the car, take travel insurance and consult the places to visit and where to go.
Holiday Tips & Destinations
Hundreds of holiday destinations with all the options that allow you to easily choose the destination that best suits your dream vacation.

Follow us on social networks

Rotas Turisticas
Grupo Público · 8.410 membros
Aderir ao grupo
Podem publicar fotos das vossas viagens, férias, locais que estiveram ou gostariam de estar. Podem divulgar negócios ou actividades...