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The Canary Islands Area Guide

The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago situated just 62 miles away from the south coast of Morocco. From largest to smallest, the main islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, while there are also miniature islands such as La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. The Canary Islands are home to more than 2.1 million inhabitants. Interestingly enough, the capital of the autonomous community is actually shared between 2 islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Sights & Attractions

The Canary Islands boast an array of beautiful sandy beaches, and along with the year-long warm climate and volcanic terrain, are the biggest attractions for tourists and prospective property owners. Maspalomas is a picturesque tourist resort in Gran Canaria, home to the majestic Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas, a 404-hectare area that has been protected by the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana since 1897. Timanfaya National Park can be found in Lanzarote, and is commonly known as the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), having been formed during the years of 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanoes caused devastation on the island. Organised walks are held here daily, where the unique terrain and different rare plant species can be witnessed.

Caldera de Taburiente National Park can be located in Tenerife, spanning 10 km across, with cliffs peaking 2000 metres over the caldera floor. Designated as a national park since 1954, the site is filled with pine forests and ravines, and is the perfect location for hiking and exploring. Montaña de Tindaya is a beautiful sight in Fuerteventura, and was once considered as a sacred mountain. Family activities are plentiful on the islands, with destinations such as Loro Parque zoo in Tenerife, the dolphinarium, Palmitos Park, in Gran Canaria and the lively marina, Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.

Restaurants & Cafés

The Canary Islands have their own take on Spanish cuisine, with some of their most traditional dishes being papas arrugadas, which are potatoes boiled in salted water, with mojo picón and mojo verde sauces. El taller Seve Diaz is one of the standout restaurants in Tenerife serving traditional local dishes, as well as Tasca Tierras del Sur. Casa Marcos is well known for its fresh seafood in Fuerteventura, while La Palmera Sur in Gran Canaria has a lovely traditional menu with many choices. Restaurante El Navarro in Lanzarote is rated as the best place to eat in Costa Teguise.

Halfway Café in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, has excellent ratings on TripAdvisor, while Cacao doubles up as a café and a gelateria in Gran Canaria. In Lanzarote, Café Terraza serves up some lovely cappuccino and carrot cake to complement each other, and in Fuerteventura, H20 Chillout Bar Café serves a range of healthy foods, and has a very relaxing ambience.


Gran Canaria plays host to a range of different marketplaces, such as the Mercado del Puerto, which is also open at night and Mercado Agrícola y Artesanal de Artenara, which takes place on the second Sunday of each month. Costa Teguise has a bustling market place every Sunday in Lanzarote, with over 400 stalls selling a range of different items and produce.

In Tenerife, the Safari Centre and Plaza del Duque are the main places to be for fashion and retail, while Las Rotondas Centro Comercial in Fuerteventura has stores such as Zara, Bershka and H&M.


Due to its proximity to Africa, getting to Canary Islands usually takes around 4 hours, and there are a great deal of discount airlines offering reasonable prices to fly there all year round. Buses and taxis are usually the main forms of transport when getting around on the islands, with regular services at hand. Vehicle rentals are widely available, and are a good way to explore the volcanic islands.

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