Enjoying a honeymoon trip, experiencing an escape as a couple or celebrating a wedding. The Canary Islands represent a unique destination to share our love with a wide range of places and experiences for two
El Teide: love at heights
Tenerife offers one of the most romantic moments you can imagine: dawn with the first rays of daylight from the highest peak in Spain. A visit to Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a must not only for newlyweds but for every tourist arriving on the island. But there is also the possibility of spending the night at the refuge located at the top of the great volcano to watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset and enjoy a unique experience: to contemplate the projection of the shadow of the imposing Teide over the sea.
A romantic view from the Roque Nublo
One of the best views we can have in Gran Canaria is from the surroundings of the Roque Nublo, in the heart of the island. It is a rock of volcanic origin that rises eighty meters above its base located at 1813 meters above sea level. The route of ascent to this stone giant begins on the main road, next to a parking area, from where you travel a little over a kilometer through a simple path until you reach the very base of this unique monument and its younger brother, the rock of La Rana. The landscape along the route and once we reach what is known as the Cloud Plank is spectacular.
The most romantic hotel in the world is on Lanzarote
Lanzarote is privileged to host the most romantic hotel in the world, according to TripAdvisor travellers, being also one of the best rated in terms of customer service and as the smallest hotel. But what does a hotel have to possess to be considered the most romantic in the world?
The Lani’s Suites Deluxe, designed and decorated by its owner Kumar Dadlani, is reserved for adults only and located on the beachfront in Puerto del Carmen, with direct access to two beaches. This is a boutique hotel designed in pure white and combined harmoniously with its surroundings. On its premises you breathe only tranquility and relaxation. It has 25 rooms of six different types and with exclusive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Lying on one of the most “instagrammed” beaches of Fuerteventura
If you are looking to enjoy a quiet day as a couple, you can relax on the beach of La Concha, one of the most famous beaches of Fuerteventura for its tranquility, beauty and quality. Located in El Cotillo, in the northwest of the island, it is a white sand beach with calm turquoise waters. Its waves are practically non-existent thanks to the natural reef that protects the beach. However, on days when the wind picks up, the corralitos - small circular walls of volcanic stone created by the residents - can serve as a refuge for lovers.
La Palma, closer to the stars
Recognized as a Starlight Reserve, La Palma has one of the most precious skies to enjoy in the universe. With a visit to the island’s peaks, such as the highest point (2420 meters), where the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is located, you can experience clean and clear skies any day of the year. Couples can enjoy this experience on their own or by hiring a guided night tour.
Searching for luck at love in the Chorros de Epina
One of the must-visits in La Gomera, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is Garajonay National Park. Its name is precisely inspired by a love legend, that of Gara and Jonay, which takes us to the spring of the Chorros de Epina, composed of seven wooden pipes. Popular tradition reminds us that one can see the reflection of one’s destiny in its waters. It was there that Gara was shocked to discover her tragic end. Today, men and women still come to the Chorros de Epina looking for more luck in love than the protagonists of this legend had. Gara and Jonay ended up killing themselves at the top of the park.
Sunset at the Orchilla Lighthouse
While it is true that the landscape of El Hierro as a whole could be perfectly declared an “enchanting place”, it is doubtlessly a romantic experience to enjoy a sunset at the Orchilla Lighthouse, a natural location to contemplate the sky before the calm of the Atlantic Ocean in an enclave without light pollution. Besides its important astronomical value, this spot has its history: in the 17th century the Zero Meridian was established there until it was relocated to the English town of Greenwich in 1885.
Marrying in bare feet at La Graciosa
This small island, barely populated, unpaved and far from the noise, represents a real paradise where you can get married in bare feet on its virgin beaches with crystal clear water and turquoise color, like La Cocina, located at the foot of Amarilla Mountain, Las Conchas or La Francesa.