The Canary Islands Country Guide
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This archipelago of seven islands is located south west of Spain and just off the
exotic Moroccan coast, and combines the best of beaches, vacation weather, culture,
cuisine and sheer natural beauty.
The cultural influences of the Greeks, Romans and the Spanish can be seen and felt
today. The islands are also supposed to have given birth to the Greek myth of the
Garden of Hesperides.
Besides, what other islands have a bird named after them? Yes, the canary got its
name from these exotic islands.
Island of Lanzerote The islands are of volcanic origin; in fact, the Teide volcano
on the island of Tenerife is the highest in Spain. Four of Spain’s thirteen national
parks are located in the Canaries.
The seven islands, namely Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera,
Hierro and Fuerteventura, belong to Spain and are an autonomous community of that
The islands offer
a variety of attractions. Check out the big-city
feel of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or the volcanic terrain on the UNESCO biosphere
reserve of Lanzarote.
Wander through the misty laurel forest on La Gomera or the three beautiful museums
on Santa Cruz de Tenerife. And of course, a whole host of water sports like snorkeling,
scuba diving, deep sea fishing, windsurfing and sailing will enthrall you when you
are not lazing on the beach!
Weather: The Canary Islands enjoy spring like weather all year-round, with little
variation. Temperatures, on an average, hover around 18C to 24C or 64F to 75F.
Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma see some tropical rains occasionally, whereas
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are dry and have sunshine almost every day of the year.
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