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Cruises to Canary Islands

About Canary Islands

Canary Islands

A cruise to the Canary Islands will also take you to Spain. It is almost 1,000 miles away from the mainland of Spain and is one of the busy beaches. Las Palmas is a famous place for shopping and is known as the shopping capital of the Canary Islands. Despite that, the main shopping area is Calle Mayor de Tiana, for a wide range of stores that offer local handmade art like pottery with ancient touch, straw hats, local rum, and cigars. This Island is famous for its hand-crafted textiles, delicate embroideries, traditional cheese, local jewelry, and handmade cigars. While you visit the Canary Islands, don't forget to visit Lanzarote. This place is home to aquamarine seas, white-sand beaches, and year-round sunshine.

Canary Island's Highlights

Flora and fauna can be found in abundance on the Canary Islands. From the Teide National Park on Tenerife to the barren landscapes of Timanfaya National Park on Lanzarote, you'll see a diverse terrain that changes from one park to the next.

1. National Parks and Beaches

Flora and fauna can be found in abundance on the Canary Islands. From the Teide National Park on Tenerife to the barren landscapes of Timanfaya National Park on Lanzarote, you'll see a diverse terrain that changes from one park to the next. If you are cruising to the Canary Islands, you are on island time, so take advantage of your time in port to relax on their exotic beaches. Aqua bays surround volcanic rock cliffs and vibrant palm trees.

2. Volcanoes

There are hundreds of volcanoes in the Canary Islands. A Canary Islands cruise highlights the impact these volcanoes have had on the land - from lookout points, crater drives, or helicopter tours. On a shore excursion, you can discover the vast volcanoes of the Canary Islands. Explore Lanzarote's lava tunnels. The Teide Observatory, also an astronomy center, offers views of Mount Teide, the highest point in the Canaries.

3. Arts and Cuisine

In the Canary Islands, there is a strong emphasis on both cuisine and art. Get a feel for Canary Islands tourism by seeing the architecture and sculptures of César Manrique on Lanzarote. Tenerife's local specialty is roasted potatoes with mojo sauce, which you can try at any of the Island's many restaurants. Take an excursion to the Canary Islands and sample the best island cuisine. There is a wide variety of food in the Canary Islands, from vegetable dishes to fresh seafood. A tasting trip at a local winery is another way to experience those flavors.

Ports to Visit in the Canary Islands

During Canary Islands cruises, passengers can visit all three islands, Lanzarote, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria. Take in these islands' natural beauty and wander the bustling port cities. As a bonus, Canary Islands cruises allow visiting other popular cruise ports in Europe while aboard.

1. Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest island closest to mainland Spain, feels like a world away as soon as your ship docks at its pier. The Island's diverse landscape will make clear this: From deserts to dense forests to spectacular beaches, there is something for everyone here. Go scuba diving and swimming among octopus and barracudas in Tabaiba, or relax at Bajamar's natural saltwater pools. In the morning, grab a cup of coffee and head to the beach for a walk in the salty air and a snack of almagrote, a tomato, garlic, and paprika-flavored spread of local cheese.

2. Lanzarote

Lanzarote's waters are turquoise on a Canary Island, its beaches are decorated with white sand, and it receives nearly year-round sun. Several black-ash vineyards were established in that area today, produce award-winning wines, and are visually haunting. A biosphere reserve and the Island's remote, wild beaches are the ideal places to relax or embark on a surfing expedition. There are still colonial mansions lining the streets of Teguise, Lanzarote's original capital. It maintains its old charm while offering visitors amenities. Costa Teguise is a quiet tourist resort that adheres to strict rules regarding sustainable development.

3. Gran Canaria

This Island is a peaceful sanctuary where nature exhibits its many faces and merges with humankind. Most of the Island is covered in rocky terrain, while beaches are scattered throughout. In the south, desert-style dunes cover the landscape while shady mountains dominate the middle. With Canary Islands cruises, outdoor enthusiasts can go surfing, hiking, biking, or taking a road trip. In Las Palmas, city-goers can take in the museums, cafes, and market squares that make the city feel like a cosmopolitan center, not a tiny island. 

4. La Palma

In addition to its peace, La Palma port offers several adventure opportunities for those seeking a quiet island. Visitor attractions include the beautiful black sand beaches, lush green mountains, and a warm climate. World Biosphere Reserve designation has been given to this Island by UNESCO. As a result of the clear night sky and natural lighting conditions, the skies have earned a Starlight award. Several trails of over 600 miles are available to hikers and cyclists. Taking a cruise to La Palma in the Canary Islands allows you to experience the natural splendor for yourself. 

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