Relax on stunning beaches, dance the night away in the colourful Carnaval, and get away from the world on an island that was once thought to be the end of the world.
- Colourful parades at the Carnaval festival
- Spain's Highest Mountain, Mount Teide
- Exotic plants and flowers in the Botanic Garden
An archipelago off the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are an oasis of black lava and white sand beaches, year-round warm weather and cool Atlantic winds. Explore sheltered coves, turquoise waters and tiny villages below snow covered volcanoes.
A mix of African, European and South American cultures, sample some of Spain’s finest wines and salsa dance at the vibrant Carnaval festival.
Each island has its own traditions and parties, with the Carnaval festival ending in a giant sardine parade that takes over the streets in a celebration of light and colour.
Snorkel gorgeous azure-blue waters with turtles and dolphins, dine on papas arrugadas and spicy mojo picon, or just take in the breathtaking vistas along the islands. On El Hierro, discover why this gorgeous island used to be thought as the end of the world. A natural and unspoiled environment, El Hierro is the first island in the world to live exclusively on clean and renewable energy.
From relaxing luxury resorts to scuba diving, these small islands pack an amazing amount of both adventurous and leisure activities.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to November