If you want to know more about all that the Canary Islands have to offer, having already visited their most popular islands such as Tenerife, the largest of them all, La Palma, which has beautiful landscapes and Gran Canaria. The second most populous, you should think about visiting the other group of islands that make up this wonderful region.
El Hierro, with its geographical location to the west of the archipelago and although it is the smallest of all the islands has a great marine resource and fauna that has earned it to be declared one of the Biosphere Reserves in 2000 by UNESCO. It is a great attraction for diving thanks to its rich seabed.
La Gomera, where the Garajonay National Park is located, is the least populated island of all. Likewise, its whistling language practiced by its population and known as the “Silbo gomero” is also recognized as world heritage. Historically it has an important meaning, because this was the last territory that Christopher Columbus touched before arriving to discover America in 1492. Thanks to this episode it is called as the “Colombina Island”.
Fuerteventura, la isla de la Provincia Canaria más cercana a África
Nor should we fail to name the oldest of all the islands, the third easternmost island in the archipelago, the second largest in surface area, after Tenerife and the closest to mainland Africa. Known for its wonderful luxury hotels Fuerteventura is an island that has obtained an outstanding increase in tourism in this region, and who enjoys in addition to owning an islet called Los lobos, this name, which was given, because in times past inhabited many sea lions there, which have become extinct by the hand of fishermen who considered them a threat to the marine resources of the area.
In addition, Fuerteventura is also considered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve thanks to its great geographical representation of the different habitats of the planet, including both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
Belonging to the Province of Las Palmas, its capital is the beautiful Puerto Rosario, which forms a strip from the west coast to the east of the island. Its history as a seaport dates back to the 18th century. Among its beaches predominate those that offer the ideal scenery for the practice of water sports such as surfing and windsurfing. Among those that we name: Puerto Lajas, Los Pozos Beach and Playa Blanca.
Without a doubt Fuerteventura is a magical place where no traveler who loves the sea, sun and sand should stop visiting and enjoy its atmosphere, as well as its hotels and accommodations with unsurpassed service and comfort.
And completing the count of islands…
Of course, two more islands belonging to the Canary Islands cannot be left out: Lanzarote and La Graciosa. The first one, that with its volcanoes completes the 7 islands of the archipelago that are administratively autonomous, and the last one, that was the newest in managing its district, very recently to be recognized as a separate island, and which has in its shelter 2 attractive villages: Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba.