The Canary Islands are an archipelago of 2,900 sq mi. The Canary Islands consists of 7 volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean West of Morocco. These islands geographical belong to the continent of Africa, but are part of Spain. Besides the seven main islands are six smaller islands which belong to the Canary Islands. On the 7 islands approximately 2.1 million people live divided as shown below:
The Canary Islands have different kinds of landscapes from vast sand dunes to large lavastone plains till grape plantations and mountains. Therefor these islands are ideal for people who enjoy pure nature, walkers and hikers. On the Canary Islands are four official National Parks, these parks are:
Offcourse you will find many beaches and bays on the Canary Islands. The largest part of these beaches are black sand beaches and not all of them are suited for the so called sun, sea and relax holidays.