Experience the Canary Islands in all their diversity
As soon as the weather changes and the first grey days become longer and longer, the rain disappears the last warm traces of summer, most people are drawn into the warmth. The Canary Islands are a top destination all year round, especially the autumn is very popular for most people. The Canaries offer a mild climate all year round, with over 300 days of sunshine, while a light breeze and the sound of the sea, invite yourself to dream.
There are seven Canary Islands, each with its own charm and exceptional atmosphere. The Spanish Archipelago, at the northwest coast of Africa, are well known for their black and fine sandy beaches. But also rugged cliffs, spectacular volcanic landscapes, bushy virgin forests and breathtaking flora and fauna, make the Canaries a natural paradise. Whether active vacation or beach vacation, there is something for everyone on the Canary Islands, which ensures that they have long since ceased to be an insider tip for autumn.
Each island has its own special highlights to offer. Contrasting landscapes in the coastal regions offer beautiful cycling and hiking routes, which open up the rich flora and fauna to the visitor.
On the island of Gran Canary, you can experience the famous and beautiful sandy beaches and the deep blue sea. One of the most famous beaches, is the golden sandy beach of Maspalomas, which extends over 6km to the lighthouse. Picturesque coastal towns, unreal moonscapes and a great variety of beautiful viewpoints – Gran Canary, inspires with numerous facets.
The second smallest island, offers a lot of peace and at the same time enchanting nature. In the middle of the island is the largest continuous laurel forest of the world. Together with the multiple volcanic chimneys it forms the Garajonay National Park. Due to its special ecosystem, it was declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1986.
More than 150km of white sand and emerald green water give you the feeling of being in paradise. Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands and convinces by its diversity. South of the village of Corralejo is an 11km long dune area, which has been declared a national park because of its special vegetation.
Also called the Green Island or Isla Bonita, the beautiful island, because of its evergreen forests. The clean and protected celestial landscapes of La Palma offer excellent conditions for stargazing and therefore La Palma has been certified by UNESCO as a Starlight Reserve.
Black and reddish volcanic rocks in combination with the peace and tranquility that this island radiates, this helps to switch off and recharge your batteries on long sunny days. The soil of Lanzarote has special characteristics that have a positive effect on the cultivation of wine.
In Lanzarote wine is mainly grown in the protected landscape of La Geria in the Center of the island. With an area of about 5,200 hectares, it is the largest wine-growing area in the Canary Islands.
On the smallest island you will find fantastic hiking trails in the Cumbre, the forested summit region of the volcanic mountains. Breathtaking cliffs meander along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and on the southwest coast of the island you can admire the fascinating underwater world.
On the largest island of the Canary Archipelago there is another UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, the volcano Pico del Teide, which rises to a height of 3718 meters and is even covered with snow in winter. On nice days, it can be seen from the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria from Roque Nublo. In addition, Tenerife offers dream beaches with Caribbean feeling, but is also a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. The capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is also known for its port and cultural Center.