What is the best island to live or at least just to go on vacation?
We speak of course of the four main islands of Spanish arcipelago: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Below, we offer you our impressions had turning the various islands.
Tenerife is definitely the most famous island of the Canary islands, attires even more tourist and offers the possibility to change totally in landscapes and places to visit. Surely the presence of the Teide volcano on the island at 3,718 m (the highest peak of Spain) donate a lot of charm, color variability and unique landscapes. The very black volcanic beaches, the Canarian villages in the hinterland and the western landscapes that we can find to the internal side of the island give a unique fashion on Tenerife island. Even the nightlife and major cities (Santa cruz over all) and the various job’s possibilities make it the perfect island to live or even just for a holiday.
Gran Canaria is, after Tenerife, the most populated island of the archipelago with more than 800,000 habitants of which about 400,000 only in Las Palmas who plays the role of capital of Canary islands. The island of Gran Canaria has also varied and extensive different types of landscapes and climates. Not by chance is called the “micro-continent” because even just a few km away, you can find different climates. You can find the warmer and dry clime to the south in the area of Maspalomas, home to real dunes recreating a desert landscape breathtaking. Maspalomas – Playa del Inglès is also the most popular tourist spot of the island where many visitors mainly from northern Europe choose to spend the winter. The hinterland of Gran Canaria is characterized by a beautiful vegetation throughout the year, alternating with rocky canyon reminiscent of those Americans. Surely to visit its natural parks.
Fuerteventura is instead the second after island in extension but is the least populated of the four main islands. These characteristics make Fuerteventura a very quiet island with beaches and endless desert expanses that stretch for kilometers without meeting people or houses. The island of Fuerteventura hosts in its center the oldest town of the Canaries called “Betancuria” and the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands. To visit in particular the beaches of the Dunes of Corralejo, Playa Cofete in the south of island and the lovely Caleta de Fuste. Fuerteventura is also well known among surfers as they can find perfect waves throughout the year periods. Capital of the island is Puerto del Rosario that with its 35,000 inhabitants is certainly not a metropolis.
Lanzarote is undoubtedly the most spectacular scenery in terms of colors. The landscape typically BLACK create a great contrast with the blue and the green ocean’s waters topped by the red of some of its beaches. main tourist location is Puerto Del Carmen with its nearly 7 km of shops and restaurants that are followed oceanfront. Lanzarote is the smallest one of the 4 major and is just a 30-minute ferry far from Fuerteventura.