The Canary Islands are an archipelago of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of Africa. They are included in Micronesia, and their climate allows for year-round recreation. The largest of the islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
Fuerteventura is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, to which sand is blown from about 100 km Sahara. The endless beaches, warm sea and excellent accommodation make it a great choice for families with children.
Lanzarote is much more severe, and the beaches here are covered with dark, volcanic sand and gravel. The whole island is protected as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, but you can relax here on the beaches. White buildings of villages and towns contrast with dark soil and quite poor vegetation.
Tenerife is considered a true tourist paradise, which has both beautiful sandy beaches, mild climate and wonderful views. There is the highest volcano and at the same time the highest peak in Spain, Teide, to which hiking trails lead.
The interior of Gran Canaria is similarly mountainous with dense forests. On the coast you can relax on golden beaches, and the capital Las Palmas boasts Baroque monuments and one of the most famous carnivals in Spain.