The Canary Islands offer more than just beaches - there's a wealth of nature and wildlife to explore, as well as a rich cultural background to discover within the capital cities. Walkers will find an endless amount of sights, most notably on the beautiful La Gomera, also referred to as the Magic Isle. Alongside the stunning national parks and beautiful carpets of flowers in spring, sightseers should head to San Sebastian, the largest city of the island, to explore the port and tower.
Lanzarote's Timanfaya National Park is also worth exploring thanks to its volcanic landscape and underground lava tunnels. You'll get the chance to see what life would have been like for the first settlers in the Canaries, at the Agricola museum, which documents the typical lifestyle of early farming families living off the land. Take a hike around the region or hire bicycles to see even more of the beautifully-preserved wildlife in this park.
If urban exploration is your thing, there's nowhere better for history than the city of Las Palmas, one of two joint Canary capital cities. Visit the Catedral de Santa Ana, a stunning cathedral that looms high on the Las Palmas skyline with beautiful interior architecture and several centuries of history within its walls. The Alfredo Kraus Auditorium is also worth exploring for the building alone, although if you have time stopping for a classical show will leave you with unforgettable memories!
The second capital city of the Canary Islands is Santa Cruz, on Tenerife. While the main attractions here are by far the beaches and nightlife, you can head over tto the neighbouring Las Gaviotas and enjoy the black sand beaches, or visit the Parque García Sanabria, a beautiful urban park with fountains and architectural structures.