Explore Gran Canaria and other Canary Islands
Unveil the beauty of the Canary Islands
Have you ever longed for an adventure of your own, a veritable ode to thrill-seeking? Of feeling the ocean breeze rustling your hair, and the sun suffusing all with its ubiquitous glow?
Head to the unique volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands, and succumb to the amazing nature and one-of-its of arguably Spain's most prized destination.
Known for its magnificent sand dunes, beaches, stunning architecture and a mix of the West African and European culture, Gran Canaria boasts not just tourist attractions, but also some sterling pieces of infrastructure, such as Gran Canaria airport, one of the islands' main gateways.
Make your way to Grand Canaria island to unveil the richness of its nature and its non-pareil culture marvels.
Lapped by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Grand Canaria island is known for its golden sand and volcanic rock formations, such as Roque Nublo, with its coast counting among Spain's most prime tourist destinations, prized by the jet-set and backpackers alike.
Travel to the Grand Canaria island to go scuba diving, at some of the best scuba diving sites in Europe; swim in the warm pellucid sea, explore its beach treasures, and profit from the island's location, so nice to visit all the other 7 islands of the Canary archipelago.
For you to uncover its unique vibe and spirit, check out top five landmarks to visit in Grand Canaria.
Top five spots to pay a visit to in Grand Canaria
Make your way to one of the island's great museums, Casa de Colón
Come for a visit to Casa de Colon, a museum where you can take a plunge into the islands' rich past, including that related to Spanish South American colonial adventures.
Travel to the Grand Canaria's best beach and fight the waves
For you to see how alluring the life of sea was to the locals, head to some of the Canary Islands' best beaches such as the following:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria beaches
Make your way to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island's capital city which combines a great townscape and some of the Canary Islands' best beaches, such as Las Canteras, one of the Palmas de Gran Canaria best urban beaches.
Or head to Maspalomas and its marvelous Maspalomas dunes, along with Playa del Inglés, one of the archipelago's most prized beaches; or Playa de las Canteras, a vast stretch of golden sand that makes Island Gran Canaria a contender to Tenerife in terms of its beach marvels.
But it is not just the swank of Las Palmas and its cruise ships and other first-class Gran Canaria island resorts, such as Maspalomas.
Bear in mind that you really can't miss out on a myriad of duty-free shopping opportunities and Las Palmas Carnival if you travel to the island's capital city.
Go to El Confital, part of Las Canteras Nature Reserve, and a local surfing Mecca, known for its strong currents.
Or visit Playa de Amadores, one of the best beaches and picturesque villages in the Canary Islands
Make a trip to Sardina del Norte, a sandy beach bookended by cliffs, serving as one of the most prized Gran Canaria island summer escape destinations.
Other Grand Canaria tourist experiences include but are not limited to the following:
Venturing inland and checking out Grand Canary's "eco" hotels and La Rana mountain or Roque Nubile rock
Uncovering the rural towns of Grand Canaria and its nature reserves like Tamadaba Natural Park
Exploring mountainous areas by going to Santa Lucía de Tirajana, and Pico de las Nieves, one of the hidden gems of de Gran Canaria island and the island's second peak
Note that you can go for a tour of the Canary Islands by public transport, including public buses, nevertheless, it can be argued, that going with a private transfer service is the best option for a smooth hassle-free ride.
Have you ever dreamed of an escape to a paradisiac island and making the utmost of your summer on the beach? Of unveiling the unknown coast, town, or a whole new world? What can be better for visitors in thrall to the wanderlust than a visit to Tenerife to unveil the island's unique history, and the variety of its stunning tourist attractions, landscapes, and its diverse population?
First make a visit to Teide National Park, the biggest national park on the Gran Canaria islands known as home to Spain's highest point, Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano, reaching 3,718 m in altitude, or Macizo de Anga Biosphere reserve, another Tenerife protected.
Or discover, San Cristobal de Laguna, the capital of the North Tenerife, boasting one of the most exquisite townscapes of the Canary Islands.
But no visit to Tenerife can be considered complete without a visit to Las Teresitas, a white sand beach situated near San Andrés, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, one of the best Canary Islands beach towns, known for its superlative location, small surface area, nice beaches.
Or, Tenerife Botanical Gardens, situated at Puerto de la Cruz, for that matter, is one of the best Tenerife getaways to escape the heat.
Home to such sterling tourist magnets as Timafaya National Park, a volcanic terrain known for its red & black lava fields, its splendid beaches, for example, Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, and Costa Teguise; or, if you are a culture lover, head to Cesar Manrique Foundation, named after the islander who made it a point to preserve Lanzerot's unique tradition and have it perpetuated in its townscapes.
What is more, you can pay a visit to the island's one-of-its-kind wine region, La Geria, where you can take delight in the island's ambrosial wine, or take a boat trip to La Graciosa, a stunning island off the coast of Lanzerot.
Situated between Lanzarote and Grand Canaria, the island of Fuerteventura is one of the most beautiful of the Grand Canary Island chain. The archipelago's second largest, it fascinates you with its unrivaled naturescape and a Middle Eastern townscape, with its white square houses, reminiscent of North-West Africa, so near, and so different from the facades of houses in mainland Spain.
Here, you can encounter unmatchable tourist magnets like Betancuria, a magnificent hill town, along with other points of attractions like El Cotillo Beach, El Toston Castle, or Parque Natural de Corralejo.
Known as one of the Meditteranean hiking destinations, the island of La Palma stands out for its pristine nature, notably its abundant vegetation and magnificent seafood.
But it is not just going trekking it is also going star-gazing, or going to its unique beaches like Nogales or Tazacorte Beaches.
Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Cruza, the scenic capital of La Palm island
Even though the islands has no sand beaches, and tourism here is somewhat limited, the island of El Hierro is a veritable hidden treasure.
Here you can find not only wild laurel forests, spots for snorkelling and scuba diving, and beautiful rural areas but also boasts choice wine, from local wineries known for their volcanic soil, and really rare itineraries to go hiking along.
Make your way to El Hierro to succumb to the mystery of the Canary islands.
Bear in mind you can take a ferry to Puerto de La Estaca (or the port of Valverde) from Los Cristianos in Tenerife, one of the region's main transport hubs.
Don't miss out on the island's volcanic rocks,
Known as the greenest of the Canary islands, La Gomera is a one-of-its-kind insular gem that lures both nature buffs and hunters for the off-the-beaten-track destinations.
Sitting between the islands of El Hierro and Tenerife, La Gomera is a non-pareil locale to escape the throngs of tourists and the hustle and bustle of civilization, so present in the more touristy parts of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Known for a nature reserve lying right in its heart, the island features just a few beaches, as a result of which it attracts fewer tourists, leaving the island to the nature lovers and their adventures.
Once you are done with the island's lush forests, make your way to San Sebastian, one of La Gomera's villages that leave the visitor awe-struck and marvelling.
Then make your way to the coastal villages of Valle Gran Rey, and Garajonay National Park, situated nearby, Playa Santiago, the most populated municipality of the island's south, and Agulo, from where it is so nice to take an ocean cruise to see the dolphins!
Note that you can take a ferry from La Gomera to Tenerife, with a ride lasting under an hour and setting you back anything from 28 to 63 euros.