Canary Islands – Natural wonders in the Atlantic
Forged by volcanic eruption, Spain's Canary Islands blend rugged peaks with sun-bleached beaches. There's incredible diversity here, from the subtropical forests of La Gomera's Parque Nacional de Garajonay to the rainbow of rocky flatlands in Tenerife's El Teide. The natural beauty beckons visitors to get out and explore, whether it's on horseback, by bike or on foot. This unforgettable landscape has inspired innumerable artists following in the footsteps of Cesar Manrique. His playful, oversized sculptures dot Lanzarote, interacting with the elements. Get inspired at Manrique's Volcano House and Museum, blending traditional wooden architecture with basalt-formed bubbles. Balmy temperatures and crystal-clear waters make the Canary Islands an appealing year-round destination. Take to the water on a sailboat or harness the wind's power with a day of paragliding or kitesurfing. From sunrise yoga on the beach to sunset dining al fresco, the Canary Islands offer island relaxation at its best.