Lunar landscapes, pine forests, sandy coves and deep blue seas. Dare to gaze and venture beyond the Canary Islands' popular sea resorts and you will find a paradise of inmense, natural beauty.
Toss in near-perfect year-round temperatures and you will immediately understand why the Canaries are also known as the Fortunate Islands. This is a true paradise for nature and sport lovers - most of the islands have been declared Unesco's Biosphere Reserves - but especially so for divers, with an excelent visibility, warm water temperature, and the presence of both Mediterranean and Atlantic species, some endemic to the islands. Whale watchers will find plenty of opportunities to thrive too, as the Canaries are proudly one of the most important hotspots for cetaceans in Europe.