Enjoy a Trip to the Tropical Island Resorts in Canary Islands
The Canary Islands consists of an archipelago of seven islands. These are La Gomera, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventara. These islands are located in Spain in the autonomous region. Many travelers are not aware that the location is only 750 miles south of the Mediterranean in the Atlantic Ocean and lies just out of the tropic of cancer.
These islands therefore provide winter sun, as a European island resort for tourists. It takes roughly about three to four and a half hours from any North European or British airport to reach this island. People who wish to get some sun find that they do not have to travel long to escape the harsh winter and revel in the spring season of this tropical island. Here, you will never feel very hot as the summer sun is mild and just slightly warmer than the winter. In fact you can compare it to spring time in the Mediterranean. It is no wonder that these islands were once referred to as the Fortunate Islands and considered some of the best tropical islands in the world.
Due to the excellent climate, the tourism industry in these areas started booming from 1960. You can still get a glimpse of unspoiled terrain, though most of it is now inhabited in the major islands. The islands that have seen great expansion in tourism are Gran Canaria and Tenerife. In Gran Canaria, tourism started in the capital of the islands, Las Palmas and quickly developed en masse to Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas.
This is perhaps because the weather in these resorts is warmer and sunnier than in Las Palmas in the north. Mass tourism spread in Tenerif, when visitors started heading to Puerto de la Cruz in the North to Playa de las Americas on the south coast. Every attempt has been made to beautify the developed areas along the coasts and prevent it from getting over populated. Care has been taken to ensure that the coastal areas are not spoiled by tourist developments.
The remaining above mentioned islands, such as Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, are not overridden with tourism similar to Playa del Ingles and Playa dae las Americas. Tourists can enjoy a trip to the resorts in Corralego and Jandia in Fuerteventura. German holidaymakers make a beeline to Jandia, which is located in the south, while British tourists are attracted to the North where Corralego is located. The local population mainly resides in Arrecife, which is the capital of Lanzarote. The developed tourist resorts are Playa Blanca, Playa del Carmen and Costa Teguise.
El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera are the three small islands that have been grossly affected by tourism. Though these island resorts are not as luxurious as some of the major ones, they receive a lot of visitors in a year, especially in La Palma. The natural settings are appreciated by tourists, who visit this place and enjoy the views of the towering peaks and dramatic cliffs in these three islands. Each of these islands has a history that is interesting to the avid traveler. Columbus set foot from La Gomera, for the last time, before he set sail for America in 1492. He also set out to America on his second voyage in 1493 from El Hierro.
In the Canary Islands, you can enjoy your vacation, whether you are looking for secluded places, or a busy night life. Some tourists settle for a bit of both, as they would like to spend some time in isolate areas, but would like to make the most of their holiday by visiting the man-made attractions on the major islands that lie almost next to each other. The ideal sub tropical weather that you can find here the year around makes these islands an ideal vacation hot spot for tourists.