Landmarks of Canary Islands, Spain

According to, the Canary Islands form an archipelago that lies in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Moroccan coast. The islands have been a popular holiday destination for decades where it is good to stay all year round. The wonderful climate and the many beaches ensure that it is mainly sun lovers who travel to the Canary Islands. However, there is much more to do and see. The volcanic origin provides beautiful nature and sights. There are also a number of beautiful authentic villages that are definitely worth a visit. On this page we have listed ten of our favorite sights in the Canary Islands.

Top 10 sights of the Canary Islands

#1. Timanfaya National Park
When you enter the western Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote, it seems as if you are entering a completely different world. The wildly shaped and barren landscape has a bizarre, yet beautiful appearance. You can discover the park in different ways. This can be done on foot, by bus, but also on the back of a dromedary. The tour runs right through the Montañas del Fuego. In addition to collecting information, you can also relax in the restaurant in the visitor center. Outside the center there is a guide who regularly plays some tricks with nature. This clearly shows what the volcano is capable of.

#2. Pico del Teide & El Teide National Park
You should definitely not miss this number 1 attraction in Tenerife during your visit to this island. The almost bizarrely shaped appearance of this largest park in the Canary Islands was created after the volcano last erupted in 1909. The lower-lying areas have already regained vegetation. The plants that grow there can handle the difficult conditions that the lava soil entails. The protected nature reserve of El Teide National Park, with the 3718 meter high El Teide on top, can be discovered in various ways. There are good but sometimes tough walking and cycling paths and you can go through them by car or bus. For the best view, of course, take the cable car. There are three stops: route 10 is at the Teide crater, route 11 stops at La Fortaleza Vantage Point, and route 12 continues to Pico Viejo Vantage Point. For enthusiasts, there is still a bit to climb after the last stop to reach the highest peak of the mountain. However, you must apply for a permit for this.

#3. Betancuria
On the beautiful and cozy island of Fuerteventura lies the equally cozy village of Betancuria. Although the village has little more than a few tourist shops, a church, a museum and some restaurants, it still attracts a lot of tourists. The Iglesia Santa Maria church in particular deserves a lot of attention. With spectacular views of the mountainous surroundings from the Mirador Betancuria, this former capital really has something special to offer.

#4. Roque Nublo
The eighty meter rock of Gran Canaria is for many the symbol of the island. Roque Nublo is a monolith located near the village of Tejeda. When you visit Roque Nublo you have to take into account a walk from the parking lot that takes about half an hour. Once you arrive you will be treated to an overwhelming view over the meadow surroundings of the island.

#5. Cueva de los Verdes
For a bit of excitement and adventure, you should definitely visit the most beautiful caves in Lanzarote. The Cueva de los Verdes certainly have something special to offer. The almost seven-kilometer network of corridors in the northeast of Lanzarote allows you to enjoy the legacy left by the lava flows. The sometimes eye-catching designed spaces can be called remarkable. A well-informed guide will tell you about fascinating and informative facts during the walk. Performances are regularly shown in the Jameos Grande concert hall that has been created. During the sometimes very hot days on the island of Lanzarote, a walk in the Cueva de los Verdes cave is a real relief.

#6. El Cotillo
As the most beautiful village on the island of Fuerteventura, El Cotillo deserves a lot of attention. The beautiful beaches, cozy bays and the fresh fish that is delivered to the restaurants here every day, ensure that many tourists love to visit the place. El Cotillo is also popular with water sports enthusiasts. The conditions such as wind and waves are ideal for practicing surfing, kite surfing and boogyboarders.

#7. Mirador del Rio
The most beautiful view of Lanzarote can be found at Mirador del Rio. Like so much on the island, the building on this site was designed by the artist César Manrique. The El Mirador del Rio is located at an altitude of 474 meters in the north of Lanzarote on the mountain Risco de Famara. On clear days, the view extends to the islands of La Graciosa, Isla de Montaña Clara, Roque del Infierno O del Oeste and Isla de Alegranza.

#8. Pirámides de Güímar
Although the pyramids of Güímar are a lot less impressive than the pyramids you find in Yucatán Mexico, they are definitely worth a visit. The so-called step pyramids of Güímar can be visited on the Canary Island of Tenerife. All kinds of archaeologists and researchers, including the anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, have different theories about the origin and function of these pyramids. In the museum located in the park, more information is available about all kinds of investigations and their results.

#9. Grandes Playas de Corralejo
Both the town of Corralejo and the beaches in this area are worth mentioning. The elongated beaches with the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract the many tourists who like to visit this beautiful region of Fuerteventura. The white sandy beaches are a nice change from the black beaches that you can find on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Corralejo Viejo is the largest beach with a length of 195 meters. El Charco de Bristol, which is a little further, is smaller and has a golden beach. The small bay at Las Clavellinas is ideal for small children. The surf is very calm and the beach is uncluttered. Playa del Muelle guy Corralejo is almost as big as the beach of Corralejo Viejo. The water is shallow for a long time and has a gentle surf.

#10. Caldera de Taburiente
This national park on the small island of La Palma is known for its crater. The highest point of the crater (caldera) has been measured at Roque de los Muchachos. This is 2423 meters high. The diameter of the caldera is no less than eight kilometers. The rugged landscape that has emerged over the years is characterized by various water streams, green hills and grimly shaped mountain peaks. Especially with low clouds, the Caldera de Taburiente can be called very mystical.

Canary Islands, Spain

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