Posted on Mar 15, 2011 | Comments 0
The Canary Islands are one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world because of their location, European style, and beauty. The Spanish territory lies about 70 miles off of the northwest coast of Africa.
The archipelago is made up of seven volcanic islands which used to be called the Fortunate Islands by the ancient Romans.
The islands are filled with black sandy beaches and rugged terrain, making for a fantastic and varied landscape. You’ll find a fascinating assortment of wildlife there.
This includes an interesting variety of African and European birds, geckos, lizards, Algerian hedgehogs, Canarian shrews, and a wonderful assortment of marine life.
The Canary Islands have long been regarded as a tropical paradise by European travellers and it’s become a popular cruise destination over the years because of that. The excellent weather and sunny beaches also attract thousands of visitors each year.
There are some captivating natural sites on the islands, including several national parks and biosphere reserves. There are more over 40 museums that are home to some of the world’s most interesting archaeological artifacts. They also feature an assortment of modern and aboriginal art pieces.
There are some exciting activities to try out such as heading to Arrecife and then taking a camel ride up to Fire Mountain. You’ll also see some lunar-like landscapes and you can enjoy the city life in vibrant places like Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Other popular locations are the Santa Cruz de Tenerife beaches and a 200-year-old garden in Puerto de la Cruz. Another interesting site is Loro Parque as it’s home to the biggest collection of parrots in the world.
You can take a cruise to the Canary Islands all year round and most of them are about 10 to 14 days long. Some of them are combined with Western Mediterranean cities, such as Barcelona and Rome and even London.
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