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Canary Islands Tourism

If you asked for a single word that best describes the Canary Islands, it would be "festive!!" One might think this cloister of seven islands located in the Atlantic, was isolated, quiet, virgin territory- in reality, it is throbbing with music, discos, pubs and nightclubs to cater to the hordes of European tourists who come here to escape their freezing winters.

Canary Islands, without doubt, has some of the best beaches in the world. But it is best not to conjure romantic images that might get washed away with waves of people, all out to make the most of their trip. The country earns most of its revenue from tourism, which probably explains the hideous clusters of apartments on rent, unnatural shorelines and uncountable bars.

To get the best out of your trip here, you will have to travel beyond the frequented spots and resorts to the small fishing villages and the countryside. If sights and sounds of nature thrill you, the Canaries will offer you the rare roar of the volcano and visions of ancient forests enveloped in tropical mists. As far as tourists go, the Canary Islands believe "to each his own" and pack in enough for each to have his own kind of fun.

The Canary Islands is not named after the bird, as one would think. Instead the literal translation of the Latin 'Islas Canarias' is Island of Dogs!


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