Tag: "Canaries travel information"

beach in Lanzarote Spain
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Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands, and it lies 70 miles off the coast of Saharan Africa. The Island of Lanzarote lies alongside the Chinijo Archipelago, which consists of the islets of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. It is a World Biosphere Reservation, and its […]

Fuerteventura, island of Los Lobos
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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, the oldest of the islands of the archipelago, is the second largest of the Canary Islands. Its closeness to the African continent – it is approximately one hundred kilometres from the coast of Morocco – means that its climate and geography are very similar. The famous Dunes of Corralejo were formed by the accumulation […]

coast of Grand Canary Island
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Gran Canaria

With its volcanic origins and hot climate, the most typical characteristic of this island is the diversity of its landscapes. This diversity in turn is one of the main attractions of Gran Canaria, and is the reason why the island is described as a “Miniature Continent”. 43% of its territory is protected by the Law […]

Playa de Las Teresitas, Canary Island Tenerife
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Tenerife

Tenerife is the biggest of the islands of the Canarian archipelago in terms of surface area, and has the highest peak in Spanish territory, Mount Teide, with an altitude of 3,718 metres. Moreover, it has two places which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, for its particular design, […]

La Gomera island, Canarian islands
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La Gomera

La Gomera Island is also known as the Columbine island, as it was the place where Christopher Columbus took provisions on board before setting off for America in 1492. It is characterized by its impressive ravines and in particular by the spectacular beauty of its laurel forests in the National Park of Garajonay, declared a […]

La Palma coast, Canary Islands
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La Palma

La Palma Island is widely known as the “pretty island” thanks to its landscapes, forests, streams and beaches. The clarity of its night sky has meant that the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos, situated on the highest point of La Palma, has become a world reference point for Astrophysics, thanks to the installation […]

Cala de Tacorón. Parque Rural de Frontera. El Hierro
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El Hierro

El Hierro Island is the smallest and most southerly of the Canary Islands, it was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and 60% of its territory is classed as a protected area. Since 1997, El Hierro has undertaken an ambitious project which means that within a few years it will be self-sufficient in renewable […]