Fuerteventura’s essence lies in its harmony between nature’s raw beauty and the tranquil escape it offers. Beyond the surface, it’s a playground for water sports adventurers, a sanctuary for those seeking serenity and a canvas painted with history and culture. Whether you’re drawn to its windswept shores, vibrant festivals or captivating archaeological sites, Fuerteventura promises an unforgettable journey.
The Dunes of Maspalomas are without doubt the biggest attraction in Gran Canaria. The protected area covers 5 square kilometres and was formed by a tsunami that took place in 1755 following an earthquake. Visit the stunning Maspalomas dunes to admire the coastline views before heading to a viewpoint that overlooks the vibrant, modern resort of Puerto Rico.
Though well known for being the greenest of the Canary Islands, the clear and protected night skies of La Palma make it a fantastic spot for getting closer to the stars. Take advantage with a guided night tour or a star gazing session at a viewpoint. To get as close as you can to the cosmos, head to the Roque de los Muchachos observatories 2,420 metres above sea level.
The Canary Islands, which was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, is very well known for its scenic landscapes. There are four national parks across the islands, all of which conserve the unique landscape flora and fauna of the archipelago. Teide National Park in Tenerife is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Teide volcano is the third-highest in the world, and at 3,718 metres, it is Spain’s highest peak. Its two ecosystems make the climb an experience full of contrasts and, depending on the time of year, it may be covered by a thin veil of snow, colourful flowers or populated by geckos.
Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park is equally as impressive with some of the most spectacular views in the Canary Islands. The almost complete lack of vegetation, the rugged lava formations and the range of colours from red, ochre and orange to black, take your imagination to places you never even dreamed of. On a cruise to the Canary Islands, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Fire Mountain in Timanfaya National Park - drive through an amazing lunar landscape of dark lava cinders topped by brooding ochre and violet volcano cones.
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