What to see and do in the Canary Islands

If you have some time off to spend visiting the Canary Islands, let us introduce you to the different islands and their personalities.

You can hop between islands via ferry or plane from Gran Canaria.

Lanzarote, the vulcanos island

Lanzarote’s moonscape appearance is a unique landscape of extraordinary beauty pockmarked by volcanic cones. There are large areas covered with lava fields, palm groves, volcanic grottos and salt flats as well as beautiful sandy beaches and great conditions for diving. The visitor will enjoy the beautiful contrasts of the fresh green vineyards, the black volcanic soil and the sea, as well as the palette of colours resulting from the sunlight play on the volcanos.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in Lanzarote.

Fuerteventura, the island for beach lovers

This is the oldest Canary Island and the nearest to the African coast. This results in a flat island of soft shapes and very dry landscapes with a near constant breeze that welcomes windsurfers and kiteboarders from all over the world.

Fuerteventura is a beautiful beach paradise of golden fine sands and turquoise seas: Corralejo and its white sand dunes, 5km-long Sotavento beach and the wild and isolated Cofete beach are the best tips we can give. There are also a few historic villages like charming Betancuria to visit on the island.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife, the island of diversity

Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the Canary Islands. Outside of the tourist resorts and the popular theme parks, you will find a big variety of landscapes, reaching from small and picturesque coastal villages like Garachico, to exuberant forests and scenic mountain ranges like Macizo de Anaga. Its highlight is however Teide, the highest elevation of Spain, a volcano that gives name to the National Park.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in Tenerife.

La Gomera, the island for nature lovers and hikers.

It is a small and abrupt island shaped by plunging ravines. It is topped by Garajonay National Park and largely covered by a fairy-tail looking laurisilva rainforest. Because of its orography there are many parts only to discover while hiking. At Gomera you will find glorious mountain scenery of immense valleys, tiny terraces, palm groves and rainforest.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in La Gomera.

El Hierro, the mystical island for a total escape.

It is the westernmost and smallest of the major seven Canary Islands. It was once the island at the edge of the world and it still keeps an almost magical spirit, partially because of being the least visited and most rural island.

The visitor will find fantastical twisted juniper trees, gorgeous pine forests, a small and beautiful red sand beach, petrified rivers of lava and a surprising hills landscape characterized by dry stone walls and woolly sheeps. It is known as a world class diving destination, boasting a marine reserve, home to a large variety of marine life.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in El Hierro.

La Palma, “The beautiful island” for nature and astronomy lovers.

La Palma has a genuine feel for local culture, including handcrafts, traditional architecture and 19th-century villages. But it is also a place to truly appreciate nature’s wonders in its black sand lovely beaches, natural rock pools, coastal walks, streams and waterfalls in the woodland, and the magnificence of Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

The island also offers some of the best stargazing opportunities on the planet. Guided tours of three international observatories at Roque de los Muchachos give a unique view of our universe.

Here you can find more information about what to do and see in La Palma.