Where are the Canary Islands?
The Canary Islands or las Islas Canarias in Spanish, are located off of the west coast of northern Africa, enjoying a sub-tropical climate referred to as “eternal spring.” They are a popular tourist destination for Spaniards and foreigners alike and have varied terrain and interesting volcanic landscapes. Four of Spain’s national parks are located there. The Canary Islands include seven islands of varying sizes: Tenerife (the largest of the islands), La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
Currently, the economy of the islands depends primarily on tourism, however bananas and tobacco are also grown and exported, as well as sugar cane and a number of exotic fruits
Have you ever been there?
- Atlantic Adventure-Oct. 30, 2012 Tenerife, Santa Cruz, Canary Islands (mlbrn1.wordpress.com)
- La Palma and Lanzarote (sethsnap.com)