Going to the Canary Islands during sailing holidays is always a great idea because it has great weather and it has plenty of activities during the whole year. The only downside part is that sometimes there are many attractions that you don’t know what to choose and where to go. Here you will get an insight into the best places to visit in the Canary Islands.
The largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region are the Canary Islands. Also, it is one of the eight nations with a particular consideration of historical nationality recognized by the Spanish Government. The main islands are Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
The largest of the seven islands, Tenerife, has many attractions to offer its visitors like Carnaval de Santa Cruz, Teide National Park, Siam Park and El Bollullo beach. Carnaval de Santa Cruz is the second largest carnival in the world and is working to be designated as a UNESCO world heritage site, and it happens for three weeks in February. Teide National Park has the third largest volcano in the world at the highest peak. You cannot miss the Siam Park, it is the most spectacular water park in Europe, it has the Thai theme buildings outside Thailand, and it was designed by Christoph Kiessling, and it was open by the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Here you’ll find one of the most wonderful beach, famous for its black sand, you cannot miss El Bollullo. It’s easily reached by Puerto de la Cruz in the island’s north sea.
The second-largest island of the Canary Islands. This island is a desert-like escape, and the water is ideal for swimming for the whole year because the sun heat makes the ocean warmer. It is a perfect location for wind-water sports, especially windsurfing and surfing. Fuerteventura also has a breathtaking beach, better known as Corralejo. This beach has more goats than people! The water is crystal clear, and you will want to stay there soaking up the sun.
The third island that you must visit, where you will be able to find sands of Maspalomas. Gran Canaria has to offer more diversity than the other islands; perfect for hiking because it has well-marked trails and a walking festival. Las Palmas is so famous for its nightlife and its beautiful sandy beaches such as, Las Canteras which is packed with bars, houses, apartments, and restaurants. This is the longest beach on the island, and the atmosphere is just great, especially during holidays. The second longest beach in Gran Canaria is the Maspalomas beach, it is also very famous for its Dunes.
The youngest of the seven islands and the third most populated island of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Timanfaya National Park is one of the main charms of the Isle. You will also locate the islet of La Graciosa where you will find this astonishing beach, Las Conchas, which has turquoise water and golden sand that will take your breath away. Playa Blanca, it has marvelous white sand that will make you feel as if you are walking in talc powder. Famara is another beach in Lanzarote that it is quite famous amongst surfers and is sheltered by mountains.
Better known as ‘beautiful island’, La Palma has been declared a UNESCO biosphere for its remarkable volcanic and rainforest parts. Caldera de Taburiente National Park is the place with the most spectacular scenes of the archipelago can be seen from Roque de Los Muchachos. In the capital, Cruz de La Palma is worth visiting because of the historical value.
Even though it is an island, La Gomera is less of a beach getaway and more of a hiking escape. The routes are just perfect for walking. You cannot leave without trying the Almogrote, a spicy cheese paste that you will want to take back with you.
The last but not the least important of the seven islands is El Hierro. Considered a semi-mythical island, not many tourists visit it because it is somehow hard to get there. It is not a place with resorts and many pubs or restaurants. It is more for a soul search experience, and it is also excellent for diving. If you want to escape from the tourist places, El Hierro is the place to go.