These islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of the African continent and are currently an Autonomous Community of Spain, divided into the provinces of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The seven islands that make up this archipelago are Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro and in them you can enjoy diverse activities ,
diametrically different landscapes, a varied gastronomy, beaches and sunshine during any season . That is why the name of “Fortunate Islands” is very appropiate. It is also noticeable among its inhabitants this good atmosphere and relaxation for living in a paradisiacal environment.
Today we will know only two islands: Tenerife and El Hierro
It is the largest island of the archipelago, has a privileged climate with great contrast of landscapes. It is impressive to all who visit it , hence the great fame that has reached internationally.
Tenerife is crossed by a mountain range, in the center of which rises a gigantic volcanic formation located on an old and enormous depression.
To the north of it, at 3,718 meters above sea level, stands the Pico del Teide, a volcano settled on a large volcanic caldera called Las Cañadas, where volcanic cones and lava flows form one of the landscapes more exceptional than can be contemplated.
This extreme and fascinating landscape is inside a magnificent Natural Park that impresses by its landscapes and contrasts, especially in winter, when we can appreciate the snowy peaks next to valleys of exuberant fertility.
The most western and the smallest of the islands is an ideal place to spend quiet holidays in full contact with nature and enjoy on beaches of transparent and clean waters. It is the first Smart Island in the world and has a wifi facility with free access. It is also a self-sufficient island thanks to its renewable energy sources
Its abrupt and mountainous center is occupied by a plateau, whose highest peak is that of the Malpaso, (1,501m.) From where you can see a fantastic panoramic of the whole island and the gulf. This area offers beautiful and interesting landscapes of forests and numerous volcanic craters.
Its beautiful landscape of cliffs, with shores cut to the sea, offers an unknown and new physiognomy of the Canaries. The part where most cliffs are found and most of the viewpoints in that area. Among them stands the Mirador de la Peña, which was created by the famous Canary architect César Manrique, a native of Lanzarote.
Another attraction of the island is the area of the Sabinal where are the Sabinas, native tree of the Island, that are lying by the strong winds of the zone. The landscape with these spectacular trees molded by the wind is unique.
If you are one of those tourists who prefer to enjoy nature, sport and tranquility, without doubt the Canary Islands is your destination, but you have to take into account that you have to plan the trip very well before as you already know , it is essential to rent a car because public transport is scarce and the times between each of the destinations is far, So you have to think very well the routes that you want to follow to take full advantage of the charms of the islands.