Thanks to their location off the coast of north-western Africa, the beaches of the Canary Islands attract tourists in their masses year-round. But this archipelago of volcanic Spanish islands is abundant in natural wonders, from Mount Teide (a World Heritage site) in Tenerife to the Maspalomas Dunes on Gran Canaria.

Sun, sand and sea aside, the Canary Islands are famous for their rugged natural landscapes, historical significance and diverse cultures. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the largest Canary Islands, but nature-lovers should visit La Palma and observe breathtaking views from the iconic Tilos Bridge. Whether you want to hike a volcano, relax on a beach or feast on local delights such as Canarian wrinkly potatoes, the Canary Islands have something for you.

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Things to do in the Canary Islands include outdoor adventuring in national parks, adventure water and theme parks, yellow sand beaches, zoos and other attractions for the whole family. At Jameos del Agua, you'll explore a volcanic cave system, great restaurants and music venues. Playa del Inglés offers a stretch of surf and sand lined by resorts and shops.Kids will love to splash and play at Siam Park waterpark or...

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Where & what to eat in Canary Islands

Food and Dining in the Canary Islands reveals a rich culinary and gastronomic tradition defined by its fusion of flavors all formed from quality locally sourced ingredients. Each town shows off the area's unique personality; Canary Islanders hold food as an integral part of identity and culture. Try volcanic wines, unique cheeses from Fuerteventura and dishes like papas antiguas de Canarias. On the Canary Islands, you'll find everything from beach bars...

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Information about the Canary Islands reveals a unique culture and the things you need to prepare for as you plan your trip to this gorgeous island paradise. The Canaries share a subtropical dry climate all year long. They are served by international airports on Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and domestic airports on Lanzarote and La Palma. Spanish is the official language, but most locals speak English.The nights can get chilly,...

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