The Canary Islands are a favorite destination for European tourists, where they can escape the cold weather and lack of sun at any time of year, but especially during winter. A good example is Scandinavians very assiduous to the islands during the wintertime. The Canary Islands have more than 500 beaches of all types and for all tastes. From crowded beaches in summer and with all the services, to small hidden coves and landscapes that make tourists fall in love.
Eight islands in the Atlantic Ocean: El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and La Graciosa, where visitors are stunned by its beaches, ancient forests, majestic volcanoes, impressive cliffs, beautiful reefs, and the hospitality of the locals.
There are a lot of things to do and places to see in the Canary Islands for national and international tourists, and we have listed a few highlights of each island, but you can find lots more information online.
The most famous beaches are Maspalomas, La Cantera and El Inglés, but there are many more on the island. In Maspalomas, you can enjoy the spectacular landscape offered by its dunes in perfect harmony with its beautiful beaches. While La Cantera is considered the most beautiful urban beach in the Canary Islands and offers activities for the whole family, from the practice of water sports such as snorkeling or surfing to boat trips. El Inglés beach is much more crowded and is the ideal place for British tourists.
You should not miss the opportunity to visit the old town of the city, go shopping on Triana Street (taxes are 7%), visit the House Museum of Christopher Columbus and the Canarian Town. Do not forget to taste the local cuisine with typical dishes such as the famous ‘papas arrugás’ and the ‘mojo picón’, in addition to goat and rabbit meat, to finish with an essential souvenir, a bottle of Arehucas rum, which has a special flavor because it is sweetened with cane honey, another product made in the land.
The Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a must-visit. Here you can do hiking trails, visit the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Snows, climb the peak of Mount Teide, make the route of the viewpoints, climb the cableway, and simply marvel at the views.
A different alternative is to visit the Cactus Garden which has more than 4000 specimens brought from all over the world and try a cactus burger in the cafeteria.