The volcanic isles in the Atlantic delight with their varied landscapes, enticing beaches and year-round sunshine.
While belonging to Spain and Portugal, these Atlantic Isles all have their own distinct identities. This has much to do with amazingly diverse landscapes, reflected in local history, crafts and cuisine.
Where we sail.
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands, at the eastern end of the archipelago. In May 2009 the island was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
It’s easy to understand why the island of Lanzarote is so popular. Fire Mountain and the curious vineyards of Le Geria amid the volcanic island scenery are just some of the many highlights that await.
La Palma, Spain
‘La Isla Bonita’ La Palma is one of the smaller of the seven Canary Islands. Its capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, is a picturesque harbor set on the eastern side of this charming volcanic formation.
Gran Canaria, Spain
This almost perfectly circular isle is known for its historic towns and an incredible diversity of scenery. This includes its sandy south, where golden beaches extend back into desert-like dunes.
Beloved for its beaches, Tenerife also offers a feast for the eyes. Either from the numerous galleries and museums or the incredibly panoramic cable car ascent of Mount Teide, there is so much to see.