Ahead to the Adventure
The Canary Islands belong to Spain but they are only a hundred kilometers away from the Western Sahara.
The name of this unique archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean came from the sea wolves, which, according to the historian Pliny the Elder, were performed here in the old days.
The Greeks referred to the Canaries as to Makronezii part, which means a blessed island.
In general, the Canaries are seven large inhabited islands and several small ones that are uninhabited. The most popular islands among tourists include: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura. Activities at each of them have their own characteristics. In the Canary Islands, you have a chance not only to idly relax on the beach but also hike and take walks on the scenic trails. Unique historic monuments, waterfalls, volcanoes, and lava valleys are disseminated throughout the islands. This is also a perfect spot for surfers and divers.
The largest island, Tenerife, is in the center of the Canary Islands. Tenerife will be enjoyed by lovers of extreme sports. Adventurers are particularly attracted by Teide volcano in the middle of the island.
The height of the Teide reaches 3,718 meters. It is the highest point in Tenerife, and, in fact, the whole of Spain. Many travelers try to conquer the top.
Every year on Teide, there is snow. Then locals dress their children in coats and take them to look at the snow.
You can also hike “Tropa de Los Sentidos.” On the way, you will see relict laurel forest, spectacular views, and the life of the locals.
Gran Canaria is the second popular island of the archipelago. This is the spot to enjoy the beaches. There are not so many people and some of beaches have almost no visitors at all. It is ideal for surfing beginners because the waves are not too high.
In the south of the island, there is an area called Maspalomas and its endless dunes. In this part of the island, you can relax on nudist beaches. While here, hike the Rise to the Roque Nublo to see a real crater and volcanic rocks.
It is one of the highest islands in the world and the greenest of the entire Canary Islands. Pine and laurel forests grow on 35% of its area. There is an impressive chain of volcanoes here.
Fuerteventura is considered the most African of all the Canary Islands. From here, the coast of Africa is just 100 kilometers away.
Lovers of calm and measured rest will feel like in paradise. 340 kilometers of endless beaches and pure white sand is something you can really enjoy.
All the year round, the coast is blown by strong Atlantic winds, which made Fuerteventura a real mecca for surfers.