The Canary Islands is a popular tourist destination in Spain. It is composed of seven main islands which are frequently visited by tourists all year round. Located 100 km just west of Morocco, this place is on the bucket list of most travelers.
The archipelago boasts of natural attractions, stunning beaches, impressive volcanic landscapes, and world heritage sites. With a subtropical climate, the islands have warm winters and long summers which is the perfect destination for an ideal holiday vacation.
Here are five places in the Canaries that you shouldn’t miss when visiting.
Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
A visit to the Timanfaya National Park is an otherworldly experience. Once you set your eyes on this natural attraction, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet. The park boasts of numerous amazing shows most of which require no effects and are merely natural which range from a dry bush catching fire in an instant upon touching the ground and water turning to steam. The park also has a restaurant that cooks food using heat from the volcano.
Teide National Park, Tenerife
Famous for being the highest mountain in Spain and the Canaries, Mt. Teide holds a UNESCO world heritage site and is the third highest volcanic structure on the planet.
To get to the top, you can either hike or ride the cable car. The cable car can accommodate approximately 35 people with the first trip at 9 am and the last trip is going up is at 4 pm. The last trip going down is 5 pm. A whole trip to the top takes around 8 minutes.The cable car’s destination at the top is only near the peak. If you want to reach the summit, then you first have to get a permit online a few days before your trip.
Playa de Amadores, Gran Canaria
Tucked in the Mogan municipality of Gran Canaria, the Amadores Beach is frequented by a lot of tourists every year for its beauty. This beach is different from the rest because of its characteristic of being a man-made beach. Boasting of white sands and turquoise blue waters, the Playa de Amadores is located in the south-west part of the island.
Cofete Beach, Fuerteventura
Tucked in Jandia peninsula by the south of Fuerteventura, Cofete beach is one of the wildest beaches in the Canary Islands. The beach is golden in color and has an enormous beach that is twelve kilometers long. It is one of the beaches in Fuerteventura that has the least urban developments.
La Laguna, Tenerife
Having been the oldest and first city to be built on the Canaries, the La Laguna town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around the city, you will find churches, palaces and ancient buildings with fantastic architecture that has been carefully preserved to this day. Great places to visit are the Renaissance and Neoclassical churches. A tour for a day in the old town will give you an idea on how people lived in the past.
All in all, these are five of the best places to explore in the Canary Islands. Don’t miss any one of them.