The Canary Islands consist of 12 islands, situated off the northwest coast of mainland Africa and 100 miles west of Morocco.
The islands included Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara and Roque del Oeste.
The Canaries are home to many natural attractions including Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park in Tenerife.
Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are the most popular islands, and attract sun seekers and beach lovers from all over Europe.
A mild year round climate sees high summer temperatures of over 30°C and winter temperatures of 20-22°C.
Also famous for its stunning flora and fauna, the Canary Islands attracts lovers of the great outdoors. A wealth of natural attractions include dramatic mountains, quaint towns and villages and stunning landscapes.
There is also much more to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Gran Canaria than dramatic landscapes and beaches. Culture lovers should check out the spectacular canvases by world-acclaimed artist, Oscar Dominguez in his home town and the sculptures of Cesar Manrique on Gran Canaria.