"LAS ISLAS CANARIAS" Top 5 Page for this destination Canary Islands by Maria_75

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The canary islands consists of a few small islands and seven larger islands; Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma.

The islands have been known since the beginning of historical time, and was referred to as The happy islands by the greeks. Some have also tried to prove that they are the remains of the lost continent of Atlantis.

On these pages you can read a bit more about the different islands. Under 'general tips' I have gathered some of the history of the islands and the guanches.

You can see more maps of the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria at grancanarianet.com.

  • Last visit to Canary Islands: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    Can a non-Spaniard, like yourself, purchase and own property there in the Canary Islands? Sounds from your description a beautiful place to retire.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2009 at 2:18 AM

    Excellent page and photos! VEry enticing to come visit here! Any transportation tips coming up for getting around the islands?!Thanks.

  • Nov 20, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Awesome review Maria! You might be pleased 2 know that in London there is now an exhibition on the Canaries.. not exactly the same as being there but you can close your eyes and pretend ;-) check what's happening in my city...www.stadiumsofhappiness.com

  • mollymoo0oo0's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    fantastic overview of Las Islas Canarias - thanks for the pages! you may have persuaded me to change my birthday plans from Barcelona to Fuertaventura or Lanzarote instead :) ...Enjoy the sunshine! m.x

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    Sep 4, 2006 at 9:23 AM


  • Oana_bic's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    really nice tips, hope ill be there end february to check out the carnival:) any advice on this one? cheers, jo

  • e-katarina's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2005 at 1:58 AM

    Great tips for the Canary Islands.. Especially the words issued from the old language spoken there.. really informative.. Look forward to going there some time soon.

  • Antji's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    I loved the canarian potatoes with the mojo sauce! really delicous! I had luck to see some of the parties of the canarian carneval in maspalomas:)

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2004 at 5:01 AM

    Hi Maria that is a great sunset picture in your must see activity tips. In your general ones, its sad to hear of places losing their native language. Much of that has happened here in Labrador with the Inuit and Innu languages. Cheers from - 15 Canada :-)

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 9:12 PM

    I'm going to have to convince my husband to visit these islands.


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