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The 5 Most Instagrammable Beaches of the Canary Islands

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With this small guide to beaches, you will not have to buy the most beautiful postcards of the Canary Islands, but you can upload them directly to your social network

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Instagram has become an open canvas where people from all over the world share the most enchanting settings on the planet. A unique opportunity offered by this social network to discover beautiful places beyond the most touristic and crowded itineraries. The Canary Islands are, without doubt, one of the most photogenic places in the world, given their diversity and the spectacular nature of their landscapes, most of all those bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The archipelago also has a multitude of beaches where you can let yourself be carried away by the pleasant idleness, enjoy a dip, do water sports, walk along the sea shore... or have your picture taken in idyllic spots that will lead to admiration once shared on social networks. Whether you’re searching for dune fields, fine beaches of golden sand, or landscapes of volcanic rock and black sand, there is no doubt that you should head for the Canary Islands. Places such as Corralejo, Papagayo, Famara, Maspalomas... are already well known and always hold the rankings of the best beaches in the world. But, beyond these exceptional places, there are other  photogenic hotspots to take photos of and where to pose to get many likes. These are the 5 Most Instagrammable Beaches of the Canary Islands.

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Gran Canaria has become a real paradise for instagrammers, who come in search of the most spectacular corners of the island. The diversity of its environment, which is reflected in the landscape, makes it particularly appealing to perspectives. This is the case of Maspalomas beach, kilometers of fine golden sand and a breathtakingly wide expanse that, at sunset, offers an idyllic and infinite picture. You should also take advantage of your stay to discover, and take pictures of, the spectacular Natural Reserve of the Maspalomas Dunes that rise up from the sea. The well-known Faro de Maspalomas will also be, without doubt, a setting to be taken into account for photographs.

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Just over a kilometer long, with dark sand and transparent waters, La Tejita is one of the most beautiful beaches on Tenerife. It’s a perfect hotspot where you can spend a pleasant day in an authentic natural setting. If you are searching for intimacy, you will find it at one end, near Montaña Roja, a beautiful volcano from which to immortalize some incredible sunsets.

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A name that, with humility, does not pay tribute to the beauty of the site. We are here in front of a range of blues facing one other to gain prominence. And from its harmonious combination other greenish, turquoise tones arise, which contrast even more with the darkness of the steep volcanic rocks that protect this virgin and unique space from the immensity of the ocean, which awaits outside. El Charco Azul, in El Hierro, is a natural pool where any pose can come out well. 

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Walking on the moon could be the caption of any snapshot taken on the overwhelming beach of Cofete, in Fuerteventura. Completely wild, this is 12 kilometers of golden sand that extends seemingly without end, trapped between rough crystalline waters on one side and, on the other, the impressive and imposing mountains of Jandia.

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In the Canary Islands you have to take into consideration the idea that the most difficult paths lead to the best corners. This is almost always the case, and there is no doubt that it is worth discovering what is concealed at the end of the journey. Bajo el Risco Beach, in Lanzarote, is one of the natural treasures that, although they have more arduous access, deserve to be seen, and immortalized, at least once in a lifetime. Civilization does not exist here. Everything is quiet and the only sound that breaks the silence is the sound of the pounding sea. Crystalline water and golden sand, mixed with volcanic stones and some native plants, will offer the unique signature of an exotic landscape. A wonder enhanced by the majesty of the imposing Famara Cliffs, which watches over the beach stretching out at its feet. How nice it would be if these postcard views were forever trapped in an Instagram profile and, of course, in one’s memory...

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But...what if we disconnect a little bit, too?

Because while photographing each moment has become a ritual of travel, capturing the views and posing while surrounded by fantastic scenery is not everything. The best way to enjoy (and let others enjoy) the charms and bounty of a beach is to contemplate it, live it and feel it. In order to do this you have to disconnect. So, from time to time, you have to turn off your cell phone, take a breathe deeply in and out, and consciously observe with your eyes - and not with the lens of the camera - the beauty of the nature around you. The other senses can also enjoy a unique experience thanks to the pure and clean air of the beaches of the Canary Islands. We recall a scientific fact as an argument for disconnection: the ionization of the sea breeze increases the levels of serotonin, helping to reduce anxiety. But that can only be done by turning off technology and enjoying the moment.