Canary Islands: Introduction
More than simply Sun, Sea and Sand
The coastline of the Canary Islands provides some dramatic scenery as well as large and fine sandy beaches. The largest of the Canaries is Tenerife, and is probably the most popular islands among UK holidaymakers. At the centre of the island there is a mountain range with the volcanic crater Canadas del Teide. Other delights of Tenerife include fertile valleys where bananas tomatoes and other crops are grown. Gran Canaria also has a mountain range lying at its centre. Gran Canaria has an amazing and varied landscape, and even has different climate zones due to the combination of mountains, desert land, tropical forests and wide beaches of sand. If you are planning a holiday in Gran Canaries and wish to visit the island with the most wonderful and longest fine sandy beaches in the canaries, then book a holiday to Fuerteventura. It is separated from the African continent by only a few hundred miles. It has stunning beaches, even where you are close to the Puerto Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura. You may also wish to try Lanzarote. It differs from the other islands as it has such an extraordinary landscape. Lanzarote is of volcanic origin; so too are the other Canary Islands. This is apparent in the ashes and lava that cover much of the islands, making it resemble the surface of the moon. The least developed of the Canary Islands is La Palma, and it is also the most westerly, but it does receive charter flights from the UK . Its unspoilt landscape is fantastic for taking a walking holiday in the Canary Islands.