Though located on the West Coast of Africa – the Canary Islands are an Atlantic territory of Spain. All the other popular Islands here such as Azores and Madeira are also close to the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands earned the name when European settlers first arrived because the islands had a huge population of Dogs or Seadogs.

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A dwarf Armadillo

Things To Do In Canary Islands

For youngsters looking for a late-night out go to Lanzarote which has a vibrant nightlife with party-hard resorts like Arrecife and Costa Teguise. Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura also have extensive nightlife options.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands

The volcanic nature of Tenerife gifts it with rare black sandy beaches like – Los Gigantes, San Juan, and much more.

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Jellyfish as seen during Scuba diving 

Many tour companies give you a big game fishing trip in the Canary Islands, though it is expensive the experience is worth the price.

Another interesting must-see is the Loro Parque which is a parrot collection and comes next only to Mount Teide in popularity.

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Canary Islands Botanical Garden

How To Get Here

As a popular tourist destination, the Canary Islands deals with a lot of international flights( mainly European). The primary airports are Tenerife and the Gran Canaria Airport. There are also other airports, but plane tickets to those islands become pricey.

There are regular flights from Casablanca, Cape Verde, Marrakech, Madeira, Azores, Dakar, and other cities.

Best Time To Visit Canary Islands

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Sunset in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Both the summer and winter attract tons of tourists. Because of which the prices of everything rise, making a trip more expensive than the offseason. The spring and fall welcome pleasant weather but not tourists, hence the islands are less crowded. March to May as well as September to November are the best months to visit the Canary Islands.

Electricity & Plug Type

The electrical sockets are of Type C, Type E, and Type F. The Type C (two round pins) fits the Plug E, plug F whereas the Type E (three round pins) fits Plug C, and plug F. And the standard voltage is 230 V, so visitors from non-European countries need a converter and also an adapter to fit the socket.

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