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The Canary Islands, also known as “The Fortunate Isles,” from west to east are comprised of the islands of El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Plato, Herodotus and Homer all wrote about these islands in Utopian terms, characterizing them as what remained of the continent of Atlantis. Around the time of Columbus, during Spanish colonization, the Canary Islands were the first to develop a plantation economy that would spread westward to the Caribbean and the Americas, and many place names remain from the pre-Spanish Guanche culture. Every type of climate and terrain may be found in the Canary Islands, from snow-covered mountain peaks on the central island of Tenerife to deserts of volcanic rock and ash on the eastern islands, to the sand dunes on the southernmost islands, to the northernmost rain forests. Upscale resorts are found mostly in the coastal areas, sharing the beachfront with crafts booths and fruit stands, while the smaller cottages inland offer the best bargains and experience with the natural beauty of the Canary Islands as it has been for generations.
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|·||Grand Canary Island||·||Tenerife Island|
|Lodging located on Grand Canary Island, sometimes referred to as The Small Continent due to its varied landscapes, climatical zones and vegetation. Grand Canary offers wide beaches of sand and a fairly constant temperature year-round. Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is located at the center of the islands east side.||Lodging options located on Tenerife Island, the largest island of the archipelago also with varied landscapes including a mountain range with a volcanic crater, Cañadas del Teide, located in its center. One may also enjoy the beautiful steep coasts with wide sandy beaches. Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) is located at the north end of the island and Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) is located on the south end of the island.|
|·||Lanzarote Island||·||Fuerteventura Island|
|Lodging located on Lanzarote Island. The landscape of Lanzarote is of volcanic origin. Volcanoes here have been active still in the 18th and 19th century leaving much ashes and lava giving one a feeling of being on the moon. With great effort Lanzarote's people have been able to cultivate this land with fruits and vegetables. In the region of Geria, one may find vineyards located between volcanic craters. Arrecife Airport (ACE) is located at the south central area of the island.||Lodging options located on Fuerteventura Island. This island has the oldest history, the longest beaches of fine sand, and is separated from the African Continent by only a narrow channel. Fuerteventura/Puerto del Rosario Airport (FUE) is located in the capital city of Puerto del Rosario in the central eastern part of the island.|
Area Facts: Most of the Canary Islands have their own airports, and you can travel easily between the islands and the Spanish mainland by ferry, hydrofoil, or jetfoil. The international dialing code for Spain, including the Canary Islands, is 34.
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