The Canary Islands popularly known as the Canaries is a Spanish Archipelago located near the Northwest coast of Africa. It is a group of 7 volcanic islands. The islands are warm all throughout the year and this makes it an apt place for vacations. By visiting a website such as www.granturalcanarias.com/en/ you can get in-depth details about the rural tourism in the islands.
Tenerife is the largest and most populated island off all followed by Gran Canaria and Majorca. The volcanic mountains in the islands have all been active in the modern era. The most recent eruption took place in the year 2011, courtesy El Hierro. The Teide National Park is located on the Tenerife Island near the mountain named Teide. It is the highest volcanic peak on the Canary Islands and was also declared as a world heritage site in the year 2007. The national park entertains about 12 million visitors every year. Being located on the temperature inversion layer, the island is also a great place for observatories. The islands also have other national parks which are called Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente, Garajonay National Park and Timanfaya National Park. The rural houses provided to tourists are away from the crowded areas and set in breathtaking locations like valleys and canyons. The villas are all set with state of the art facilities like swimming pools. Maspalomas is the most popular tourist town of the islands located on the Gran Canaria Island.
The weather is the same all year round with the guarantee of warm sunlight. The temperatures are apt for a long and relaxing holiday. The natural reserves of the islands take up most of the percentage of land. The untouched wildlife, flora and fauna is also a very important part of the Canary lifestyle. The island is inhabited by thousands and thousands of monk seals all year round. Talking about food, the native cuisine presents a plethora of lip smacking delicacies along with restaurants which serve internationally acclaimed dishes. The group of islands has 7 large islands and 7 smaller ones that presents a lot of places to discover.