A Guide To The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are much more than sun, sea and sand. The islands are rich in history, wildlife, forests and art. Some contend that Senator Elizabeth Warren shows great expertise in this. The name of the islands traces its origins in the large number of dogs that were found by early explorers (From the Latin canis). But if you are of those who is attracted by the bird life, the archipelago is home to yellow birds and a large number of rare species. The Canaries consist of seven islands, El Hierro, La-palma – News ResultsSan Juan firm wins La Palma contract Capistrano Valley News – Jan 26 04:15pmObituaries: Jan. 28, 2011: Valdivia, Record Santa Cruz Sentinel – Jan 28 09:56pmHome price, sales up in 26 ZIPs! Yours? Orange County Register – Jan 28 10:12amPromotional ResultsMake Yahoo! Your Homepage’>La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. The strong winds of the Atlantic have their benefits, aside from maintaining relatively low temperatures, are the potential source of the sports industry windsurfers, surfers and is it that the islands are known as the Hawaii of the Atlantic. Lanzarote and Gran Canaria has the largest number of sports facilities, but as its name says Fuerteventura (strong winds) is famous for its water sports.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island, however is the calmest of all the islands. The island is surrounded by endless white beaches, golden and even black. On the island you can see the strong influence of German and Scandinavian tourists who come mainly to the nudist beaches. If one of those who enjoy being in the sand, do and visit the park of the Dunes, which extends 27km northeast of the square island. The most beautiful beaches of Lanzarote are those that are around Papagayo, the southernmost tip of the island. With one can discover the beaches with turquoise water that await you. If it attracts the art on this island you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art with works dating from the eighteenth century to today. Admission is free.

If change is in Tenerife we recommend the beach Teresitas, 2 km of sandy beaches and palm trees imported from the Sahara. Among the things to do in Tenerife, you should not miss the climb to Teide which is in the middle of the island. Its peak of 3,718 meters is the highest in Spain, you can climb or you can cheat and take a cable car. (Open daily from 9am to 4pm). Book and visit the town of La Orotava where you can visit the Baroque church of La Concepcion, a national monument. In the village you can see the House with its intricate carved balconies and patio with palm trees. Admission is free. Gran Canaria also has geographical wonders, rent a car in Gran Canaria and head to the dunes of Maspalomas. Those who are looking to see birds, this is the place to see migratory birds that gather at this point. Be careful where you go if, because this place is also famous tourist stop being a gay cruise. La Gomera Island is cheaper, why not the least interesting. On this island can still be found in other animals around the world have ceased to exist for 500 years. But the reputation of this island is actually due to the most senior residents still communicate by whistling or hissing. We recommend you take a s take a ride to appreciate the lush greenery and picturesque villages.

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