The Canary Islands are known for being the sunshine centre of Europe, and offer mild temperatures and a range of outstanding natural attractions. In fact, five of its seven islands have been declared a Biosphere Reserve, and the archipelago has four national parks. Its beaches are its most outstanding attractions, and are perfect for relaxing in the sun or enjoying water sports such as windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. In the interior, there are amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring, climbing and even caving.
Some of the most spectacular include the volcanic scenery of Lanzarote, the beaches of Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria with their sand dunes, or the green forests of La Palma and La Gomera.
The Canary Islands also offer a range of cultural options to explore, including the work of César Manrique in Lanzarote, his birthplace island. February is the month of the spectacular Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.