Islands of the Canary Archipelago
The largest island and the most popular resort is Tenerife, located in the heart of the entire archipelago. Like all other islands, Tenerife is formed by a volcanic method. This can be seen in the huge volcano Teide (more than 3 kilometers high), which is the center of the island. Teide is a great landmark for ships sailing past.
Gran Canaria is the second largest island of the Canary Archipelago. It is almost perfectly round in shape, with a diameter of approximately 50 kilometers, and in the center is also located the volcano – Pico de las Nieves.
Pico de las Nieves – in Spanish means “Snow Peak”. In winter, the volcano is often covered with snow, from where the name actually came. The height of the volcano is not large, a little less than 2 kilometers, which is why many tourists conquer the peak annually.
The fourth largest is the island of Lanzarote. Here are several volcanoes at once, and constantly showing their activity. Almost the entire island is an absolutely lifeless meadow with caves and several cones of volcanoes. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, volcanic activity was so great that it changed beyond recognition the relief of the whole island with lava.
Probably the most unknown island in the archipelago is Fuerteventura. For unknown reasons, civilization hardly develops here, few people sell tours here. But in vain, because the entire coastal area is strewn with magnificent golden or snow-white sand.
On the small island of Palma, right in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, in its entire area, there is a giant park with rare species of local plants, of which there are several hundred. Here is the capital city of Santa Cruz de la Palma. There are two beautiful beaches for tourists on this island.
One of the islands of this archipelago is home to the wheezing language “silbo”, as well as canary birds. About 40 species of canaries live in the dense, sometimes impassable forests of the island. There is also a large reserve – right in the Alto de Garajonari mountain range.
In the west of the Canary archipelago is the smallest, modest in size island – Hierro. It stands out for its cliffs and cliffs, so there are absolutely no beaches on it, as a result, there are very few vacationers. But it attracts the rarest thermal sources, a unique landscape of the plateau, vineyards stretching for several kilometers, a large clear lake, a beautiful view of El Golfo Bay and the small fishing village of La Resting – a paradise for fishing enthusiasts.
Each of the islands of the Canary archipelago is so unique and inimitable that, visiting only one of them, you can not see something else, just as amazing. Therefore, having acquired a tour to the Canary Islands, be sure to think through the route so that you are at least at several points in the archipelago.