The Canary Islands: the happy Islands

Aug 08 2016

The Canary Islands: the happy Islands

These sometimes rugged but beautiful Islands consists primarily of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, there are a few smaller Islands namely, … Alegranza, Graciosa, Montana Clara, Rogue del Este, Roque del Oeste and Lobos.

• Laying directly in front of the Moroccan coast the Canary Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean to the south-west of Spain and north-west of Africa. These Islands have always played an important navigational prominence in respect of Europe, Asia and America in view of their location.

• These interesting Islands are chosen by visitors seeking clement but changing climates throughout the year and between seasons the Canary Islands are known for their “eternal spring time” with the temperature varying from around 8 degrees. During the summer season this climbs to 17 to 25 degrees centigrade, with water temperatures fluctuating around 23 degrees centigrade in the summer to 17 in the winter.

• When close to the African Coast the climate is subtropical and a visual treat for all lucky enough to see, is the high snow capped mountainous backdrop situated so close to the beach, offering such contrast!

• Tropical downpours are occasional in Gran Canaria, La Palma, Tenerife and while in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura there is the guarantee of almost uninterrupted dry sunny weather, but can be quite windy. It is my experience that the locals always appear to be happy and friendly, perhaps due to the great climate in which they live.