There’s a lot to see in the Canary Islands. In fact, each island in the archipelago has a lot to offer and there are many options to leave visitors speechless. But in this article we have made a selection -as varied as possible, to show a single must-see place that you can’t miss during your visit in each of the 7 islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Gomera, Fuerteventura and El Hierro.
Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)
In Maspalomas you will find the best beaches of the Canary Islands, such as Playa El Inglés; breathtaking landscapes that seem to be a miracle of nature, like the Dunes of Maspalomas; and also the most famous Gran Canaria Hotels, such as the Lopesan hotel in Gran Canaria -which is, by the way, one of the best family hotels in Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas, in Gran Canaria, is the greatest reference point for tourism in the island. Located to the south, it is one of those places to see and enjoy during your stay in the Canary Islands. There you can do a huge number of fun leisure activities: sailing, scuba diving, camel riding, boogie-drive the dunes, practice numerous water sports and also hiking, mountain biking and much more. But, if you were thinking about a more relaxed vacation, Villa Gran Canaria has a great selection of private villas in Maspalomas for you to stay, like the Blue Ocean Villa -right beside the beach and with private swimming pool and garden.
El Teide (Tenerife)
The Teide volcano is the highest peak in all of Spain. With its 3,718 meters high, it becomes one of those essential things to see in the Canary Islands. In fact, during a trip to Tenerife it is practically impossible not to see it from any point of the island -and, on clear days, it is even visible from other islands. It is worth spending at least a day touring the national park on either a womens hybrid bike or of course hybrid bikes for men, to contemplate the fabulous formations of the Cañadas del Teide and also to climb to the top, on foot or by cable car. From the top you can enjoy incredible views of the archipelago and the Atlantic.
But if you want to get the most authentic views of El Teide, maybe you should try something different… What about paragliding in Tenerife and seeing it from the sky? You can also try to do paragliding and live an experience that you will never forget. In Tenerife you will find lots of places to do it. And, if you want to add the ocean to the equation to get even better views, try parasailing in Tenerife.
Santa Cruz de la Palma
The island of La Palma is known as the green island of the Canary archipelago. There are many places that impress with their splendid tropical nature. However, we invite you to get to know the island’s capital. Santa Cruz de la Palma is a small city with a magnificent repertoire of colonial architecture and typically Canarian, where it highlights its cathedral, the street O’Daly or the balconies of the Avenida Marítima.
The ‘Jameos del Agua’ in Lanzarote
In the northern town of Haría, at the foot of the Corona Volcano, you will find the emblematic Jameos del Agua, a place where natural formation harmoniously converges with human creation. The history of the Jameos del Agua begins more than 3,000 years ago, when the eruption of the volcano gave rise to one of the most fascinating cave systems on the planet: the jameos, which take place when the roof of the tunnel exceeds 20 meters wide, and consequently the roof precipitates forming various volcanic tubes.
Garajonay National Park in La Gomera
The small island of La Gomera has a unique natural treasure which, of course, is one of those places worth to see in the Canary Islands: the Garajonay National Park. This is a thick and ancient laurel forest that has no equivalent in any other territory of Europe. This natural jewel that can be walked along different paths and with expert guides that help to understand why this place is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
The beaches of Fuerteventura
It is very difficult to recommend a single beach in Fuerteventura, since all of them could compete for first place on the best beaches of the Canary Islands. Barlovento, Gran Tarajal, Corralejo, Sotavento or Costa Calma are just a few of the breathtaking beaches that the island has to offer.
Pozo de la Salud (El Hierro)
What is perhaps the least known island of the entire archipelago also has many things worth appearing on a list of places to see in the Canary Islands. Among them, it is worth mentioning the so-called Pozo de la Salud (Health Well). This is a beautiful natural spa that allows the tourists to try the healing mineral waters that have been used for medical purposes since long ago in El Hierro.
Are you planning your trip to the Canary Islands yet? We hope that with this post you start at least considering paying it a visit. We know for sure that there are way more things to do, but we will let it for you to discover it.