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Canary Islands: Isles of paradise…

Canary Islands: Isles of paradise…

As the winter approaches my doorstep and the clouds turn stormy and grey, my dreams takes me to a place that’s not so far away, where the sun shines bright and cheerful with golden rays and the skies as blue as the pristine waters of the sea, these enchanting Spanish archipelago possibilities are endless as you swim among the teeming marine life, where turquoise blue and the teal green waters merge together like an artistic masterpiece. It’s an eternal summer in The Canary Islands, so it should come as no surprise that it is amongst many traveller’s bucket list, that is including mine as well! Imagine burying your toes underneath warm, golden sandy beaches, with the gentle sea breeze brushing through your hair and a slight spray of the waters of the vast ocean dampening your face, it feels like a balm to your soul, doesn’t it? This is where the Canary Islands comes into play; from climbing Spain’s tallest mountain, to sunning on pristine postcard-worthy beaches, this is why the Canary Islands should be on your travel bucket list.

THE CLIMATE

The Canary Islands´ climate is considered one of the most pleasant in the world. Estimated With about 2,800 hours of sunshine annually, a subtropical climate is cooled down by the exchange of winds and the Gulf Stream.

MOUNT TEIDE

Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the Canary Islands, is home to the third-highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island in the world, the Mount Teide is also the highest point in Spain. Offering stunning views of the island.

BEACHES

The Canary Islands possesses over 500 beaches of all types, lengths and colours, offering a vast range of activities.

THE MARINE LIFE

The Canary Islands are home to an abundant marine life, it is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. Apart from a number of fish species, the islands also host the endangered loggerhead sea turtle.

SURFING & WINDSURFING

Lanzarote, is a well-known surfing destination thanks to its consistent year-round waves and Fuerteventura, is the windiest island of the archipelago, which makes it a great location for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

WHALE & DOLPHIN SPOTTING

The Canary Islands provide great conditions for dolphin and whale spotting. Numerous species including dolphins, finback whales, pilot whales, sperm whales etc.

CALDERA DE TABURIENTE NATIONAL PARK

One of the smallest of the islands, La Palma is in its entirety a biosphere reserve. The island has particularly abundant plant life which is the most diverse in the Canary Islands.

CUISINE

The Canary Islands are also known for flavoursome cuisine, with dishes such as Papas arrugadas, Ropa vieja & Bienmesabe

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Though each island has amazing flora, botanical gardens create a place where all of the varieties can be presented together.

SAND DUNES

Maspalomas, a tourist town in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, is known for its majestic sand dunes and the nearby nature reserve. This area is popular among nudists and LGBT tourists.

WINE

Lanzarote boasts one of the most bizarre vineyards in the world. Grapes are grown in local volcanic, ashy soil surrounded by stone walls to protect the grapes from strong winds.

BUSTLING NIGHTLIFE

If you are looking for more than just a lazing around in the sun or exploring local nature, you can also party until dawn in one of many Canarian renowned bars and nightclubs.

SAFETY

The Canary Islands are one of the safest holiday destinations at any time. Protected by the ocean and almost the islands are very peaceful and a safe place inhabited by friendly and hospitable people.

If you are yearning for a relaxing beach holiday or hyperactive adventure, the Canary Islands is the best place to be. If you’re looking for some great deals, just remember Travel Center is just a call, message or email away. So, get packing now!

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