Looking to visit the beautiful Canary Islands? Spain’s Canary Islands are a tropical paradise. Located off the southwest coast of Morocco, all seven islands in this archipelago have beautiful strips of shoreline with aquamarine waters. Surfers, windsurfers, scuba divers and sunbathers all flock to different shores to enjoy the gnarly waves, vibrant underwater world and soft sands. And if you’re visiting some of the bigger islands — namely Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote — you’ll find plush resorts. These luxury accommodations boast gourmet restaurants, sprawling golf courses and prime beach access.
The Canaries are as much about the four natural parks as they are about beaches and resorts. There’s Parque Nacional del Teide on the island of Tenerife which has the globe’s third-largest volcano, and you can hike it. Lanzarote has Timanfaya National Park, where you can take camel rides across the terrain. Discover a combination of beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodations and out-of-this-world natural parks, and you’re to be amazed by the Canary Islands.
Canary Islands Weather – When to Visit
The best times to visit the Canary Islands is between March and May and from September to November. Winter and summer bring loads of tourists, which make accommodations more expensive and more difficult to find. Meanwhile, in spring and fall, the Canaries continue to enjoy the same pleasant weather as the peak seasons, only without the tourist crowds.
Visit the Beautiful Canary Islands:
Fuerteventura is known primarily as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth cooled by constant winds. The multitude of beaches that wrap around it are interrupted by cliffs and sheltered coves. It’s popular for water sports, especially surfing, windsurfing and water skiing. There is over 150 km of beaches for you to enjoy the sunshine and sea breeze. There are long sunny days, intense wind, and huge waves which means that the island is very popular for windsurfing and kite surfing. Visit Beautiful Fuerteventura Here or on Pinterest. Check out the best Fuerteventura hotel, Island Home Fuerteventura here.
Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the archipelago, although half the population live here and half of those can be found living in the capital city, Las Palmas. You’ll find dramatic variations of terrain ranging from the green and leafy north to the lush mountainous interior and the desert south. Almost half the island is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Gran Canaria is best known for its beach as well as being a wellness retreat. The island is only 30 miles long so it is easy to see it all, wherever you choose to base yourself. Learn more about beautiful Gran Canaria here, or on Pinterest. Visit the best hotel on Gran Canaria, Albor Suites here.
Lanzarote is full of volcanoes, lava fields, rocks in impossible shapes, black and red earth that contrasts with the typical whitewashed houses, the deep blue sea and the light blue sky. The scenery in the easternmost of the Canary Islands contains stark, rolling mountains, beautiful beaches of white and golden sand, lush palm groves and silence, which is why visitors love Lanzarote. Besides visiting the volcanic landscapes, enjoy its wonderful beaches on white or golden sand, and the crystalline turquoise waters. Many of the island’s beaches are great for children, as they are protected from waves and currents. Visit great luxury hotels in Lanzarote here, or the top reviewed Lazarote Hotel, Hotel Fariones here.
La Palma, which is certified as a Starlight Reserve, is one of the best places in the world to observe the heavens. Diving into the water is breathtaking. The island has one of the three marine reserves in the Canary Islands: an underwater volcanic landscape that is beautiful and full of caves, arches and walls, as well as being home to many species, some of which are unique to this area. You can enjoy this island, which is a biosphere reserve, year round. That’s the advantage of being one of the Canary Islands and being blessed with the best climate in the world. Visit Here for the best luxury La Palma suites, or learn more about the best hotel in the island, the Lauser City Suites.
Discover nature in the stunning landscapes, deserted black-sand beaches, ancient forests and dizzying cliffs hovering over a sea of crystalline water. This is a place where you can feel the influence of the volcanoes and be left in awe as you hike along fantastic trails. Discovering La Gomera, in the best climate in the world, means discovering a world where everybody has an opportunity to feel unique. While in La Gomera, stay at the wonderful Hotel Escuela Rural Casa Los Herrera. Planning a vacation to La Gomera? Visit the beautiful island of La Gomera here.
El Hierro is well-known to diving enthusiasts, who come from all over the world to find excellent conditions and incredible underwater landscapes here, it is also the island of sustainability. Enjoy volcanoes, lava flows, lush forests of Canary Island pine trees and trees that bow down to the wind, abrupt cliffs, relaxing natural pools, with dizzying views. El Hierro is enigmatic, awe-inspiring, a shelter where you can disconnect from busy modern life and enjoy the springtime climate all year round. Stay at the wonderful Casa Goliath while on El Hierro.
La Graciosa is small, quiet, with no paved roads or pollution, virgin nature, has paradisaical beaches with turquoise waters and white sands, and sparse landscapes that is barely inhabited. Any time of year is a good time to enjoy this paradise that is part of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park and one of three marine reserves that exist in the Canary Islands, as well as being a refuge for many marine birds.La Graciosa invites you to relax, sunbathe and take revitalizing swims, discover it by bike or on foot, and enjoy its gastronomy next to the sea. Stay at the beautiful Casita Corazon while in La Graciosa. Visit beautiful La Graciosa, and learn more here.