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Canary Islands Travel Guide

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Plan Your Canary Islands Vacation

The Canary Islands offer a mix of African, European, and South American cultures—and wonderfully welcoming people. Every day on the Canaries brings a new landscape—you might relax on a Caribbean-style beach, be startled by giant lizards in a tropical plantation, or climb a snow-capped volcano. Activities include sampling some of Spain’s finest wines on a bodega tour, snorkeling,

and dancing your way through the night in one of Europe’s best clubs. From total relaxation in a luxury resort to strenuous hiking via mountain refuge huts, these small islands pack in an amazing amount.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Carnaval Judge for yourself if Carnaval here rivals Rio's.
  2. Mt. Teide Be blown away by the views of Mt. Teide, which is visible from most of the island of Tenerife.
  3. Relaxation Seek out solitude and tranquility in and beyond the dunes of Maspalomas, in Gran Canaria.
  4. Volcanoes Marvel at the stark beauty of Lanzarote's volcanoes and lava flows.
  5. Beaches Relax on the pure white sands that are bathed by pristine turquoise sea on Fuerteventura.

When To Go

When to Go

The Canaries enjoy warmth in the winter and cool breezes in summer. Winter, especially Christmas, and Easter are peak periods for northern Europea...

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