The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. They are also called the Fortunate Islands because of a myth of Hercules. It is said that its inhabitants did not work and that the fruits grew on their own. But now we are going to show you why these islands are also lucky and why we are lucky to live on Canary islands.
Although for the majority there are seven islands, the truth is that since 2018 there are eight. Canary islands divided into two provinces. On the one hand El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife which belong to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. On the other hand Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura (with Isla de Lobos) and Lanzarote with the Chinijo Archipelago (La Graciosa, as well as the islets of Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste), all belonging to the province of Gran Canaria.
They are volcanic islands and, in spite of being numerous, each one of them is special. For that reason from Tip and Trips we want to center in the peculiarities of Canary Islands. All of them have their history, places to see, climate and even their own accent or words and we believe that it is important to know them and make people know them. Below we show you a few small brushstrokes.
El Hierro, the smallest of the islands
El Hierro are El Sabinar, the descent of the Virgin, the Dance of the Virgin, are some of its charms, incredible puddles as El Charco Azul or Tacoron. It is also considered one of the best sites for diving. At present it is also known for the series Hierro, which has won different awards for its location.
La Palma, the beautiful island
Los Indianos, the Caldera de Taburiente with its colorful waterfall. The singing accent of its palm trees and its nobility. El Roque de los Muchachos or the Astrophysicist. Walking among volcanoes or finding the waterfall in the forest of the Tilos, are just some of the characteristics of why they call it the Isla Bonita.
“It says you are going to La Gomera“
So says one of the most typical songs of the Canarian folklore. Second smallest island, but one of the most abrupt with the National Park of Garajonay and its legend. The Silbo Gomero, the viewpoint of Abrante, the fortress of Chipude, the Cedar or the Roque de Agando are some of its monuments. And of course, the Almogrote Gomero.
The capital island, Tenerife
Tenerife have the highest peak in Spain, El Teide. We can see the seven islands at dawn, if not prevented by the sea of clouds. Black sand beaches like Almáciga or white beaches like Las Teresitas. Popular for having one of the best carnivals in the world and the next day refresh in one of the natural pools that surround the island as La Laja and a long etc make this island a diverse place suitable for all audiences.
Gran Canaria, the island of contrasts
In Gran Canaria you can get lost among the Maspalomas dunes or among the waves of the Cicer, in Las Canteras. Visit the Roque Nublo National Park or picturesque villages like Tejeda or Agaete, where you can find the only coffee plantation in Europe. The descent of La Rama or the carnivals are also very popular in this capital island.
The island of the wind and kilometric beaches, Fuerteventura
Island of water sports like windsurfing and beaches that you do not see the end. From the Natural Park of Corralejo to Jandía, we find the Sacred Mountain of Tindaya or the oldest town of Fuerteventura, Betancuria. One of the most photographed beaches in both summer and winter, La Playa de las Cotufas, famous because it is not sand but segments in the form of cotufas.
In addition, the Island of Lobos, an island paradise where you can enjoy the beach of La Concha or travel in depth in less than a day.
The island of contrasts, Lanzarote
Island of the black rock of the volcano Timanfaya or impressive beaches of white sand like Papagayo. Land of Cesar Manrique and where we find a multitude of wineries for all wine lovers. White houses and small towns that fall in love like Yaiza. The Cave of the Greens, the Jameos del Agua or the Hervideros, all of which are obligatory visits. In addition to the Mirador del Rio from where to contemplate the last island, La Graciosa.
The eighth island, La Graciosa.
Famous for its beaches and good atmosphere. Three fundamental beaches: La Concha, La Cocina and Montaña Amarilla. In addition you can travel by bike or the 4X4 as they do not allow more cars that are already there. The peace and tranquility that transmits this island will not leave you indifferent. From it we can see Alegranza, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
Yes, there are many beaches, names and stories in Canary Islands. That’s why Tip and Trips will help everyone who needs it to get the most out of our islands, customs, places to visit and advice to make your stay the most profitable. Are you up for it?