Canary Islands are included under Spain. However, they are much closer to the African mainland than to Spain. The seven islands that comprise Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, nearly 1350 kilometers south of the Iberian Peninsula. Morocco, which lies 95 kilometers east of Fuerteventura, is the nearest neighbor of the Canary Islands.
The climate is splendid throughout the year. The temperature seldom dips below 18 degree Celsius in winter. During are also known as ‘The Land of Eternal Spring’. The climate is sub-tropical in nature. The climate is regulated throsummer, the temperatures hover around 24 degree Celsius.
The Canary Islands ugh the Gulf Stream and Trade Winds. There is wonderful sunshine throughout the year. There is rarely any rainfall. The tourist activity seems limitless. It is not surprising that 11 million tourists visit the islands every year.
The beautiful archipelago is made up of five primary holiday islands: La Palma, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. The islands of Hierro and Gomera are also part of the Canary Islands.
The islands comprise of the tips of a huge volcanic mountain range that lies below the Atlantic Ocean. Out of the seven nature reserves in Spain four are located in the Canary Islands. This shows the amazing wealth of beauty that is part of the Canary Islands.
Mount Teide is the primary landmark of Tenerife. Its volcanic crater was assigned to be a national reserve in the year 1954. The Taburiente crater of La Palma was also designated the same status. Teide is the third largest volcano on the planet. At 3718 meters, it is the highest peak in all of Spain. The world’s largest erosion is the Caldera del Taburiente on the island of La Palma. It has a diameter of nine kilometers. Its depth touches 770 meters.
Timanfaya Park in Lanzarote has been declared a national reserve in 1974. The island has one of the most spellbinding landscapes in the world. The island has received a designation by UNESCO as ‘Reserve of the Biosphere’. The island comprises strange fields of lava that is petrified. The beaches are made of black volcanic sand. There are plenty of vineyards that grow among the volcanic craters. This spot is used by restaurants to grill meat. The barbeques are powered by volcanoes.
Gomera is considered to be the fourth national reserve. The 10,000-acre Parque Nacional de Garajonay is home to a laurel forest.
Of the ‘Big Five’, La Palma is arguably the most splendid and pristine. The other islands, too, have wonderful weather. La Palma is mostly wet with lush green landscapes. It is located 200 kilometers to the western side of Africa. Brazil is the nearest land to its west.
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