Canary Islands: Places to Explore


  • Fuerteventura

    Some of Fuerteventura's towering sand dunes have blown across the sea from the Sahara Desert, 96 km (60 miles) away, and indeed it's not hard to imagine Fuerteventura as a detached piece of...

  • Gran Canaria

    The circular island of Gran Canaria has three distinct identities. Its capital, Las Palmas, population 385,000, is a thriving business center and important shipping and cruise port; the white-sand...

  • Lanzarote

    With mostly solidified lava, dark and disconcerting dunes, and a palette made up of a thousand earthy shades, Lanzarote's interior is right out of a science-fiction film. The entire island has...

  • Tenerife

    Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Triangular in shape, it is towered over by the volcanic peak of Mt. Teide, which at 12,198 feet is Spain's highest mountain. The slopes leading up to...


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