Source: Jack Rutherford
Spain is not just limited to historically rich lands and landmarks but also to its amazing islands with amazing stories as well. If you plan to visit, do not forget to discover the beautiful islands of Spain.
There are seven islands in the Canary Islands and Tenerife is the largest and most populous among those seven. The land area is 2,034.38 square kilometers with 898,680 inhabitants which is 43% of the population in the entire Canary Islands. You can visit the island any time of the year because of it’s natural climate and surroundings. There are eight golf courses in the island with modern facilities as well. You can also watch whales in the South West Coast of the island. There are even world heritage centers on the island.
Lanzarote is also one of the Canary islands. Among the islands, it is the fourth largest with a land of 812.5 square kilometers and 141,938 inhabitants. The main attraction of Lanzarote is Timanfaya National park. The capital of the island is Arrecife. Lanzarote is different from everything else on this planet that inhabitants say that God forgot of Lanzarote during the Seventh Day of Creation. It is a volcanic origin with volcanoes have been active until the 18th and 19th century. Its surface is covered with ashes and lava too, which makes you feel like you are on the moon.
3. Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria or Grand Canary is one of the Canary Islands. This island is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands with 838,397 inhabitants. The Grand Canary has 60km of beaches. There are dunes in the island, in which a surprising mix of desert and ocean that makes the island so unique. The dunes changes the appearance very day since it is molded by the wind. It is a tiny continent with a big city and with a lot of things to do and explore.
Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands and is the third largest among the islands. It is over five times the size of Mykonos (Greece). This island is famous for partying, clubbing, nightlife and electronic music which attracts more tourists. It is basically a holy ground for clubbers.
Minorca is one of Balearic Islands located in Mediterranean Sea. Minorca has 94,383 inhabitants. It has 216km coastline along with rolling hills that are estimated to be 70,000km of dry-stone walls. There are a lot of sights to see in Minorca including Parc Natural S’ALbufera d’es Grau, Placa d’ Espana, Placa d’es Born, Museu de Menorca, Fortalesa de la Mola and so much more.
Cabrera is one of Balearic Islands. It is a national park and is an uninhabited islet. It has a small community of Moorish-style houses along the mountains. There are some residents but most of them are foreign owners. Wedding and birthday parties are often celebrated on the island. For just over an hour boat from Majorca, you will be able to experience the beauty of this island.
7. S’ Espalmador
Is an island belonging to Balearic Islands. It is just near Formentera. In fact, the island is just separated off Formentera by a shallow sandbar. The island is famous for its beaches, lighthouse, and freshwater springs. They also have the ever famous mud-bath. The island is privately own by a rich Barcelona family but anyone can visit it.
8. La Gomera
La Gomera is one of Spain’s Canary Islands. It is the second-smallest of the seven main island group. The capital of the island is San Sebastian de La Gomera. The walking trails and their secrets would just make you love the island as you go along and discover them. There are also Christopher Columbus monuments scattered on the island as it is said that he departed from here to discover America. There are crystal clear coves where the sand mixes with the volcanic pebbles as well.
Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands. It is the second largest among the islands after Tenerife. Fuerteventura means “strong fortune” but translated as “Strong Winds” or Great Adventure. The houses in the island has North-African style flat roofs for collecting rainfall. There are many great surfing areas on the island as well. It has the biggest and best beaches in the Canaries.
10. La Palma
La Palma is one of the Canary Islands. It is also called as San Miguel de La Palma. The total population of the islands is 86,000 with a land of 706 kilometers squared and is the fifth largest among the seven main Canary Islands. It is famous for its amazing landscapes, volcanoes, deep forest and beaches. It is also the perfect location for star gazing.
Have a good trip and travel!