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Spain – Canary Islands

Spain – Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean and one of Spain's 17 autonomous regions. It consists of 7 main islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro) and other smaller islands of volcanic origin. The islands cover an area of 7,447 km² and have a total population of just under 2.2 million. The Canary Islands are part of the Macaronesia archipelago, along with Madeira and the Azores. The islands are largely mountainous. Mountains of volcanic origin are usually located in the centre of the islands and cover a considerable area. The highest mountain is Pico de Teide, located on the island of Tenerife. Four of Spain's 15 national parks can be found here. Interestingly, almost a third of the plant species found on the islands are endemic. The climate in the Canary Islands is influenced by its position in the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures are pleasant all year round, with no major fluctuations.

Capital city
Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Area
7,447 km²
Population
2.153 million
Religion
Catholicism
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Government
Constitutional monarchy
Language
Spanish

Spain – Canary Islands: Route overview

For families :

LANZAROTE

Obtížnosteasy Number of days: 7
  • singles
  • couples
  • w/ kids

A relaxing holiday on the island of Lanzarote, a place of beauty. Incredible landscapes created by volcanic eruptions, the omnipresent legacy of local...

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CANARY ISLANDS – TENERIFE

Obtížnosteasy Number of days: 6
  • couples
  • w/ older kids

The Canary Islands are a great place for hiking all year round. In the case of Tenerife, however, you should expect a bit...

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