Visit Canary Islands

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2.2 million

The Canary Islands are a popular holiday destination located off the southern coast of Spain. This archipelago consists of seven stunning volcanic islands and four islets, offering both relaxation and adventure to visitors.

The largest island Tenerife is home to the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide. Here visitors can hike through lush national parks and explore the colourful capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Other interesting tourist attractions include Timanfaya National Park on Lanzarote with its impressive volcanic landscapes; Maspalomas Dunes on Gran Canaria where you can take picturesque walks along soft sandy beaches; La Gomera - an unspoilt paradise for nature lovers; and La Palma - known for its excellent stargazing spots due to its clear night skies.

Interesting historical fact - The Ancient Romans referred to these islands as 'Insulae Fortunatae', which translates from Latin as 'Fortunate Isles'. They named them this because they were so far south they saw them as having good luck due to their perfect climate all year round!