One of the main treasures of the Canary Islands is the great wealth of its wild nature, as it has a wide and varied diversity of natural spaces. Volcanoes, ancient forests, paradisiacal beaches, seas brimming with life, and pure, clean skies that make up one of the most valuable ecosystems in the world.
Land of volcanoes
The volcanic origin of the Canary Islands, their excellent climate and exceptional geographical location lend them a very particular idiosyncrasy. On each island, you can visit unique spaces that are like something out of another world: craters, caves, lava flows and lakes, calderas… From the highest peak in Spain in the Teide National Park to the spectacular El Hierro seabed, there are a whole range of bewitching places to amaze you.
The wealth and variety of nature is one of the main attractions of the Canary Islands, which is why 40% of the Canary Islands territory is considered protected space, with four national parks, seven biosphere reserves and three marine reserves.
Under the light of the stars
The Canary Islands skies have been acknowledged as the cleanest in Europe. They are protected by the Sky Law and have three Starlight Reserves to accredit their quality. This means that the archipelago is considered one of the three best places on the planet for stargazing. Stars and constellations can be seen easily, with your bare eyes, from all of the islands. In addition, La Palma and Tenerife have two of the most important international observatories in the world, which you can, of course, visit: the Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory and the Teide Observatory.
Forests full of history
Between beaches and volcanoes, one of the most amazing, magical places in the Canary Islands is the incredible laurisilva, such as in Anaga in Tenerife or in Garajonay National Park on La Gomera. Fascinating ancient forests and some of the few remaining in the world from the Tertiary Period.
The particular geography of the Canary Islands and their exceptional climate make it possible for there to be tremendously rich and varied nature, with more than 4,000 species of endemic flora and fauna, most of them in protected areas.
Nature at your feet
The Canary Islands offer us the chance to enjoy some striking scenery, full of contrasts, so that we can walk over volcanic land, along paradisiacal beaches and through ancient forests. An archipelago of possibilities where you can enjoy a network of perfectly mapped out routes that are signposted, classified and approved for hiking.
Nature that surrounds you
Connecting with the nature of the islands is the best way to get away from it all and find quiet, feeling how your mind and body recharge with pure energy. Appreciating the deep silence that reigns in the forests, contemplating the striking beauty of the volcanoes or relaxing as you listen to the soft murmur of the waves are just some of the special moments you can experience here.