Updated January 19, 2019
Canary Islands is a Spanish archipelago located 1,200 km southwest of the mainland. Its geographical location gives it one of the best climates in the world, and that’s not an exaggeration, literally the climate of the Canary Islands is considered the best in the world along with Southern California and around Santiago de Chile.
Imagine a group of seven islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Fill them with pine forests, coppice and Laurisilva (rain forest). Add volcanic landscape, including a volcano over 3,000 meters high. Also add endless white sand beaches, dotted with others rocky or black sand ones, and check in which of them you can sunbathe and swim, surf or kite, or dive. Put a lot of Spanish cuisine and friendly and happy people. And mix it all with the best climate in the world. The result can not be other than a paradise on Earth. It is true that volcanoes are not the ones in Atacama, the sea waters are not those in Bora Bora, and that there is not so much rain forest as in Tasmania, but Canarias has an advantage over all of them, no time is bad to go. And that food is incomparably better.
Of course, such a place could not go unnoticed; its 16 million tourists per year can testify about it; they mean almost 70% of its economy. Correspond to 19.5% of total tourists in Spain (second most visited country in the world with 82 million tourists in 2017), which is a brutal number considering that Canary Islands only represent 1.5% of the country surface. So besides all of things above, unfortunately we must add sold-to-tourism cities, but still, the three westernmost islands receive only 300,000 overnight stays a year, making them paradise within paradise. Travelers seeking tranquility and nature are also welcome.
BEST OF CANARY ISLANDS
- LAURISILVA FORESTS