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All about Canary Islands (Spain)

Great view on canary islands archipelagoThere are ten of the Canary Islands (Spain) and they all are a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100 km west of Morocco. The Canaries are a Spanish Autonomous Community and an Outermost Region of the European Union.

 

As it's known the Canary Islands are very popular holiday destinations for European and especially for British travellers. More than 5 million tourists from UK visit Tenerife every year and that's just one of the Canary Islands.

 

Here are all of the Islands (from largest to smallest) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara.

 

Canary Islands are a major tourist destination, with over 12 million visitors each year and most visited of all the Canary Islands are - Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Teide National Park and Mount Teide are the main reason for the popularity of this fantastic part of world. 

Another reason for the popularity of the Canary Islands and especially in Europe is that there are many cheap flights to Canary Islands and it's very close to Europe's mainland. The busiest airports in Canary Islands are the Tenerife (North/TFN & South/TFS) and the Gran Canaria Airports (LPA), but it's also possible to fly to many of the other Canary Islands, but it can be more expensive.

No matter what is your holiday destination there is always something to do and to see in the Canary Islands. The weather in Canary Islands is so nice that many people are buying properties in this beautiful part of the world so they can return over and over again. Its no secret that you can have a wonderful holiday in the Canary Islands any time of the year. And its only four hours away from UK.

Tourists from all over the world have loved these beautiful Spanish Islands for a long time now and they are still popular when it comes to a winter break, because of its warm weather all year round.

 

Could it be that there will be another Canary Island?

Could it really be that there will be a new Canary Island if the undersea volcanic eruption will continue in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Canaries. Scientists say that its possible if the eruption will continue for another 6 month, and if the eruption will be as active as it’s now.


The new island could be being created about 60 miles from the popular tourist destination Tenerife. The undersea volcano is spewing up the burning lava and gases through the sea bed about three miles south of El Hierro, the smallest of the seven Canary Islands.


The eruption is part of the long-term volcanic evolution of the Canary Islands, which could either result in an entirely new island, or add additional territory to the southern coast of El Hierro.


The scientific professor Nemesio Perez, the Canaries Institute of Volcanology, said his team had detected more than 11,000 tremors across the island over the past four months.


Will it be a new Canary Island? Nobody knows, so let’s wait and we will see. 

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