Thanks to their location off the coast of north-western Africa, the beaches of the Canary Islands attract tourists in their masses year-round. But this archipelago of volcanic Spanish islands is abundant in natural wonders, from Mount Teide (a World Heritage site) in Tenerife to the Maspalomas Dunes on Gran Canaria.

    Sun, sand and sea aside, the Canary Islands are famous for their rugged natural landscapes, historical significance and diverse cultures. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the largest Canary Islands, but nature-lovers should visit La Palma and observe breathtaking views from the iconic Tilos Bridge. Whether you want to hike a volcano, relax on a beach or feast on local delights such as Canarian wrinkly potatos, the Canary Islands have something for you.

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    Where & what to eat in Canary Islands

    Food and Dining in the Canary Islands reveals a rich culinary and gastronomic tradition defined by its fusion of flavors all formed from quality locally sourced ingredients. Each town shows off the area's unique personality; Canary Islanders hold food as an integral part of identity and culture. Try volcanic wines, unique cheeses from Fuerteventura and dishes like papas antiguas de Canarias. On the Canary Islands, you'll find everything from beach... Read more

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