The Canary Islands in Spain are not only blessed with wonderful volcanic landscapes and a favorable climate, but they are have very beautiful sandy beaches. Visiting different beautiful beaches on the islands will definitely leave you with very memorable experiences during your holiday.
Some of the most beautiful beaches found in the Canary Islands worth visiting include:
1. Los Cancajos Beach, La Palma
Los Cancajos Beach is situated on the east coast of La Palma Island, between Santa Cruz de La Palma city and the La Palma International Airport. The beach boasts of crystal clear waters that reveal the volcanic sand, brilliant black rocky beds, and fascinating marine life underneath. It offers interesting activities such as diving, fishing, and snorkelling. It is also lined with restaurants and bars that offer nice meals and drinks.
2. El Medano Beach, Tenerife
El Medano Beach is a very windy beach that is situated on the south coast of Tenerife Island, about 4 kilometers away from the Tenerife Sur Airport. It has gleaming golden sand, clear blue waters, and amazing waves. And there are fun activities such as surfing, waterskiing, swimming, volleyball, banana boating, parasailing, and kayaking. El Medano Beach has big cafés, restaurants, bars and shops with plenty of parking. Even though the beach is accessible by bus, you can also access it by an airline. Most flights to Tenerife usually land at Tenerife Sur Airport, which is very close to the beach.
3. Papagayo, Lanzarote
Papagayo Beach is surrounded by amazing cliffs and has very fine, white sand. It is just a few kilometers away from Los Ajaches Nature Reserve on the southern part of Lanzarote Island. It offers a number of exciting activities such as snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. It is also lined with bars, restaurants, and cafés where you can wine and dine whenever you feel like. The beach is accessible by bus or by a water boat from Playa Blanca town.
4. Ajuy, Fuerteventura
Ajuy Beach is found in the little famous village of Ajuy, on the west coast of Fuerteventura. The sand on this attractive beach is black in color. The blue water is so clear such that you can see the fascinating marine life below. There are massive strong waves, which makes it not great for swimming. Close to Ajuy Beach, there are a few restaurants, shops, and curios where you can eat, drink, or shop. On the northern end of the beach, there are impressive caves. You can either choose to navigate through these caves, or stand on the cliffs to admire the panoramic views of the village.
5. Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Maspalomas Beach is very expansive and consists of white sand, clear blue waters, and wind-sculpted dunes. It is equipped with modern facilities such as sun beds, showers, lifebuoys, as well as beach hotels, bars, and shops. It offers activities such as scuba diving, jet skiing, camel riding, and water-surfing. Maspalomas Beach is divided into 4 areas: Area 1, for families and children; Area2 and Area 4, which are nudist zones, and Area 3, which is specifically for the gay community.
6. Del Verodal, EL Hierro
Del Verodal Beach is the largest beach on El Hierro Island. It is found in the municipality of La Frontera town, next to Faro de Orchilla Lighthouse, on the west coast of El Hierro Island. Sitting at the foot of a gigantic cliff, this beautiful beach has natural volcanic sand that is reddish in color. It has strong sea streams and waves, making it hard for swimming. Apart from sunbathing, you can enjoy volleyball.