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Highlights in the Canaries
- Magical islands
- Hikers paradise
- Diverse landscape
- Exciting festivals
Villas in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are like the entire world in miniature, with a huge diversity of landscapes to discover. And what better way to explore these islands than from your very own holiday villa?! Rent a villa in Lanzarote for lunar-like landscapes, Fuerteventura for amazing watersports, Tenerife for Europe’s highest volcano or La Palma for unforgettable secret sandy coves.Villas in a natural paradise
Looking for an off-the-beaten-track villa in a natural paradise? The exuberant and magical natural surroundings of the small island of La Gomera will envelop you. Rent a villa in one of its villages and travel from landscape to landscape, through palm-filled valleys, deep gorges, and hidden coves with crystal-clear waters.
Travellers and activities
I can say from personal experience that the Canary Islands offer the most varied natural landscapes in Europe, and resultantly the most interesting hiking. So where will you start? The mountainous Anaga Rural Park in Tenerife, with its sharp peaks and deep ravines covered with a delicious carpet of laurel trees? Caldera de Taburiente in La Palma, where you can hike around a mountain crater? The area of the Mirador de la Peña in El Hierro, with its strictly sensational sea views? The Jurassic park-esque landscapes of Tamadaba Natural Park in Gran Canaria? The choice for hikers is simply outrageous!The Canaries for beach buffs
Beach buffs suffer from the same problem as hikers – there are so many extraordinary places to visit, which to choose first? Most of Lanzarote's beaches are spectacular, but Playa Papagayo deserves a special mention. Its turquoise waters and perfectly symmetrical round shape is the stuff of holiday fantasies. The beaches on the island of La Graciosa are the wildest of all, with La Cocina being a must-see. Located next to the Yellow Mountain, the contrast of the blue sea with the yellowish tone of the volcanic rock is simply spellbinding. A day on the beaches of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria on the backdrop of endless sand dunes is simply an awesome experience. This list really could go on for page after page. There is no way around it, beach buffs have no choice but to check out the Canary Islands!The Canaries for watersports enthusiasts
Fuerteventura is the watersports centre in the Canaries due to its excellent wind and wave conditions. El Cotillo to the north of Fuerteventura is one of the surf meccas of the Canary Islands, with its turquoise waters being an excellent place for beginners as the waves are fairly gentle. Experienced surfers head en masse to El Hierro for the best breaks on the island. Wind and/or kitesurfing your thing? Fuerteventura is one of the most illustrious destinations in the world for your sport!
At 3,718 metres, the snowy peak of Tenerife is the third highest volcano in the world! So take the funicular up and soak in the unparalleled views!
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The Dunes of Maspalomas are one of the great treasures of Gran Canaria, a natural reserve akin to the Sahara! It is a protected area and home to several endemic species, such as flamingos and giant lizards2. Explore Tenerife’s most beautiful town
San Cristobal de La Laguna is the most beautiful city in Tenerife, with a historic centre packed with colonial-style buildings. Behind its colourful facades you can find all kinds of shops and bars where you can stop for a refreshing drink and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the town.3. Explore another planet whilst never leaving Lanzarote
Ready to take a trip to another planet? Timanfaya National Park is the result of several violent volcanic eruptions that began 300 years ago. The desert landscape is a work of art comprising brown, ochre and reddish tones. A protected area, bus tours take you around this unique multi-coloured moonscape.4. Witness the full force of nature on Lanzarote
In Lanzarote’s Los Hervideros you can witness the sea boiling! We are talking about a stretch of bizarre-shaped cliffs and underwater caves that are a unique spectacle of nature. The waves force water into the caves with such power it looks like the sea is boiling. Stroll across pathways on the cliffs and find the best viewpoint.5. Spend the day on an uninhabited paradise island
Isla de Lobos is just off Fuerteventura. It is an uninhabited paradise island, especially for those who love snorkelling, with pristine beaches lapped by crystal clear waters that are home to a great variety of marine fauna. The interior of the island contains numerous trails where you can explore the volcanic landscape.6. Experience one of the Canary Islands’ famous festivals
Gran Canaria Carnival has been celebrated in style since the 1500s! Every year it brings together thousands of people in the streets of Las Palmas for dancing, prancing and to experience the pulsating rhythms of the Spanish/Latin American crossover culture.7. See the stars like you have never seen them before
From Fuerteventura the Milky Way is clearer than anywhere else in Europe. After the sun sets, head to Morro Velosa, two statues that overlook the gorgeous mountains of the island, and see the stats like you have never seen them before! A wonderful way to wrap up your trip to the Canaries!