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 mi) away, and indeed it's not hard to imagine Fuerteventura as a detached piece of Africa. Despite... Read more

  • Gran Canaria

    The circular island of Gran Canaria has three distinct identities. Its capital, Las Palmas, population 370,000, is a thriving business center and shipping port; the white-sand beaches of the south coast... Read more

  • Lanzarote

    With mostly solidified lava and dark, disconcerting dunes, Lanzarote's interior is right out of a science-fiction film. The entire island has been declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve. There are no springs... Read more

  • 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 Teide... Read more