You are going to love the Canary Islands from the moment your plane starts descending and get a glimpse of the aerial view of this magnificent landscape. The Canary Islands is an archipelago composed of seven islands, and they are all located on the Northwestern part of Africa. The landscape of the Canary Islands is beautifully peculiar. Among the notable features that you will see are the gorgeous and majestic Mount Teide, the black wild sandy beaches and the rugged mountainous regions that cap it all up. Each island has unique features which make the Canary Islands a never-ending source of travelling inspiration.
If you wish to sample some of the best food in Europe, then these islands will be your jackpot. People of different cultures have lived on the islands for a long time. With such mixed culinary skills, this synergy of cultures brought together an array of cuisines with a rich history and heritage background. The recipes you are likely to come across are formerly Spanish but have a hint of African and Latin-American influences. Among the common delicacies, indulge in the Gofio which is the oldest dish and the staple food in the Canaries. If you love tasty fish, you will enjoy a plate of Caldereta and Sancocho Canario. Other recommended dishes that can blow your mind include Platanos Fritos, smoked cheese, Potaje de Berros and Papas Arrugudas.
Something exciting about the Canary Island culture is how the native people have fun through dancing. The Canary Islands locals are known for their famous carnivals which are a must if you wish to experience a true fiesta. Canary traditions require the locals to dress up in colourful attire which makes the islands a joy to photograph during any important event. The most anticipated festival is the verbenas Del Mogollon held in January and February. Other interesting and fascinating traditions are the Romeria (religious pilgrimage) and the Lucha Canaria (Canarian wrestling).
Nature or dynamic cities
The Canary Islands are home to volcanoes, beaches and endless dunes which all contribute to the general beauty of the islands. With so many interesting things, it's easy to see why some visitors spend months exploring the Canaries. If you love natural spectacles, don't forget to add La Cumbrecita Viewpoint of the Taburiente National Park, the beautiful isle of Lobos, Los Roques natural monument, Cumbre Vieja national park and the Nublo provincial park to your wish list.
You don’t have to be fascinated with aquatic life to visit the Canary Islands. With such incredible array of landscape, you'll keep busy hiking the highest volcanos, finding your adventure on the black beaches or surfing in the Canaries.