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About Islas Canarias
The Canary Islands, a mild climate with pleasant temperatures throughout the year.
In the winter the average maximum temperature is still between 18 and 20 °.
This makes the islands a favorite winter sun destination.
It rains little on the islands, least of all on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and on La Palma and La Gomera a little more.
Especially the northern parts of Tenerife and Gran Canaria are less sunny than the south of those islands.
One of the main attractions are the beaches, where you can relax and sunbathe or do water sports such as diving and windsurfing.
The interior offers surprising landscapes, ideal for walking, cycling, mountaineering or even descending into caves.
The most striking landscapes include the volcanic parts of Lanzarote, the dune beaches of Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria or the green forests of La Palma and La Gomera.
In the Canary Islands you will also find plenty of culture such as the monumental San Cristobal de la Laguna (on Tenerife), which has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO; or the works of César Manrique on Lanzarote.
If you go in February, you can fully enjoy the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In recent decades, tourism has become an important source of income, particularly in the southern regions of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Bananas, which are mainly grown on the islands of La Palma and Tenerife, are an important export product to the mother country of Spain.
In Gran Canaria, flowers are also grown for export.
It is the smallest of the seven main islands of the archipelago and also has the least inhabitants.
It is the oldest Canary island. Three kilometers off the coast of Fuerteventura lies the small uninhabited Isla de Lobos.
The capital of Gran Canaria is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
In the center of the island are the Roque Nublo (1813 m) and Pico de las Nieves (1949 m).
There are popular tourist destinations in the south of Gran Canaria, including Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés.
La Gomera is geologically one of the oldest islands in the group.
Lanzarote is the most easterly Canary island. The capital is Arrecife.
The Chinijo archipelago is located northeast of Lanzarote and includes a number of small islands and cliffs, including La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. The only inhabited island of this, and also the smallest inhabited Canary Island, is La Graciosa.
On La Palma is the volcano Teneguía, which erupted in 1971.
Nowadays, however, there is no sign of volcanic activity anymore.
Tenerife is the largest Canary island and also has the most inhabitants of the archipelago.
The two main cities on the island are Santa Cruz de Tenerife (one of the capitals of the region) and San Cristóbal de La Laguna. El Teide (3718 m) is the highest mountain in Spain.
– Teide National Park
– Garajonay National Park
– Caldera de Taburiente National Park
– Timanfaya National Park
– El Hierro Biosphere Reserve
– La Palma Biosphere Reserve
– Biosphere Reserve: the island and sea of Fuerteventura
– Jameos del Agua
– San Cristóbal de La Laguna Cathedral
sources: spain.info, decanarischeeilanden.nl and wikipedia.org