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Sightseeing in Canary Islands - what to see. Complete travel guide

Holidays on the Canary Islands may be the dream of every traveler. They have long been associated with high quality service, because islands have everything for an exciting pastime. Near major resorts you can find a variety of restaurants, bars and noisy discos, nightclubs and other entertainment venues. It’s worth to to step a little deeper to see things differ; there are quiet and cozy villages with a leisurely lifestyle and pristine forests deep in islands.
No matter which of the picturesque islands of the archipelago you would choose, it will be able to provide a variety of interesting excursions. The most popular is Tenerife; the Pyramids of … Open
Due to the unique climate, a trip to the Canary Islands would be pleasant at any time of year. In winter, temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius; in summer it is usually 25-27C. Each of the seven islands has excellent facilities for beach holidays. As a rule, all the major hotels have their own beaches and equipment rent centers. Resorts provide their guests a variety of entertainment options, from traditional scuba diving and yachting to skydiving.
The Canary Islands are home to majestic Mount Teide. The most curious travelers can climb to the volcano and enjoy panoramic views there. Another popular activity is high-seas fishing. Every day, yacht trips for tourists are arranged; you can go fishing at the daytime or at night. It’s worth to tell a little bit more about the night entertainment program. There are lots of nightclubs and discos on the every island; foot tapping parties and festivals are often held at the beach, so fans and dancers won’t be bored. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
More than 10 million travelers visit the Canary Islands annually. The archipelago is ready to offer its guests perfect facilities for various activities. Picturesque beaches and numerous … Open
An extensive program waits for foodies. You can taste rare seafood in luxury restaurants; local villages welcome guests with nice fruit desserts and homemade alcoholic drinks. Playa Jardin, Playa de Los, Playa Ingles, Corralejo, Playa de Fanabe, Playa de las and Playa del Duque are considered the most popular resorts of the Canary Islands. Each of them deserves to be called the best.
The largest and most visited island of the archipelago is Tenerife. There are resorts and entertainments for every taste. Here, you can visit the youth resort of Los Cristianos that is famous for its night discos and clubs. The resort of Las Americas is popular with fans not only of noisy entertainments, but also of water sports. Those who prefer to vacation in an uncrowded and peaceful atmosphere should visit the resort of Puerto de la Kruz. There are no big and comfortable beaches at the resort but it is not so difficult for the guests to reach nearby well-equipped coastal zones.
1. The Canary Islands is a year-round resort, where travelers can have vacations at any time of year. Even in winter the water temperature at most beach resorts is comfortable for swimming. … Open
Gran Canaria island is distinguished by a variety of resorts, entertainments, and a well-equipped tourist infrastructure. There are excellent beaches, water sports centers, hundreds of shopping enthusiasts, and amazing restaurants that will impress all the gourmets. One of the main symbols of the island is sandy dunes, real tiny Sahara, stretching along over 5 000 meters. On the island, there are excellent conditions for water sports. There are perfect beaches for surfing and centers of extreme sports.
The resorts of Fuerteventura are very popular with fans of peaceful beach recreation and with romantic persons. On the territory of this island, there are the longest beaches of the Canary Islands. It is easy to find a place for calm recreation here even in the middle of the tourist season. At the coast, there are famous resort hotels. If you go several hundred kilometers from them, you will reach the fabulous desert coast.
The modern cuisine of the Canary Islands is strongly influenced by the tourist industry; many dining places are focused primarily on foreign visitors. There are restaurants of all traditions … Open
The travelers who want to combine beach entertainments with observing nature attractions should definitely visit Lanzarote Island. The entire territory of the island is declared a natural reserve. Its main value is extinct volcanoes. The ascent of their tops may become an unforgettable adventure. When walking here, you can admire wonderful lunar landscapes. There are no classic entertainment centers and big resort areas on the island, so nothing can disturb you here. The islands of La Palma, La Gomera, and La Hierro that are also notable for natural beauties are very popular with admirers of natural beauties.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Canary Islands
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Joaquín' Canary Islands, 39.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 41.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Canary Islands
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Teide National Park' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corona Forestal' , 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva Cerdaña' , 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 54.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Canary Islands from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Garajonay National Park

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
The national park has lots of amazing hiking trails; however, some areas of the park are closed to tourists. The most attractive and popular entertainment for the park guests is still climbing the Garajonay mountain, which is nothing but an ancient extinct volcano. The mountain offers a simply great view of the island; evergreen forests and the coast can be admired in all their glory. The year-round ecological museum exhibition that is devoted to the peculiarities of the ecosystem of the La Gomera island, operates in the park. Another great place to visit is the Botanical Garden. … Read further

Piramides de Guimar

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Many scientists including Tur Hayerdal disagree with this theory of the appearance of the pyramids. In addition to the rolling stones from the local fields, the lava beds were also used during the construction of the pyramids. The ground was paved carefully before the pyramid was built. And the regular architectural form of the buildings and inexplicably inexplicable: why would you form the pyramids from the stones if you could just pile them up? Today, six ancient pyramids are united in the great complex, on whose territory there are several museums and several excellent recreation areas. Many tourists strive to visit Guimar pyramids on the day of the summer westerly turn to observe the unique phenomenon - the twilight - still a mystery of the strange buildings. … Read further
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