Climatological experts classify some of the microclimates in the Canary Islands as being among the best in the world.
Agatha Christie visited the Canaries in 1927, where she started 2 of her best novels, “The Mysterious Mr Quin” and “The Thirteen Problems”, which take place on the islands.
The “whistle” from La Gomera, declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a living language that is only used by very few groups of people in the world.
The Canaries is a pioneer in the world in terms of the potabilization of sea water, as well as other techniques and strategies related to desalination.
The last volcanic eruption that took place on Spanish territory was in 1971 in La Palma.
The waters of the Canarian archipelago are a privileged area for the observation of whales and other cetaceans.
Christopher Columbus, on route to America, stopped in Gran Canaria and La Gomera in 1492.
In El Hierro we can find one of the smallest hotels in the world, with only four rooms.
The Canary Islands are the third community in Spain with the most Biosphere Reserves (five).
In 1964 the first sea water desalination plant was built in Spain.
The wines of the Canary Islands can boast ten Denominations of Origin classifications, and the local cheeses, two. Both products have won many international awards.
Mount Teide, in Tenerife, is the highest peak in Spain and the third biggest volcano in the world measured from its base.
The Canaries is the Spanish community which most recycles its water (33%).
In the archipelago you will find 4 of the 14 Spanish National Parks.
The Carnivals held in the Canary Islands are generally agreed to be among the best in the world.
The world-renowned Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar chose Lanzarote as the natural set for his film “Broken Embraces”.
The Cueva del Viento in Tenerife is one of the ten longest volcanic tubes in the world, at a length of 20 km.
The airport in La Palma is the first airport complex in Spain that uses wind energy.
The Canary Pine is unique in terms of its ability to resist fire, and is capable of self-regeneration after a forest fire.
The auditorium of Los Jameos del Agua is situated in the interior of a volcanic tube which reaches the sea, and which is inhabited by a species of crab that is unique in the world.
The Canarian Music Festival is the most important classical music event held in winter in Europe.
The wind and water energy station in El Hierro will make it possible for the island to be entirely self-sufficient in clean energies.
In Fuerteventura we find the oldest rocks in the Canaries, which are millions of years old, dating from a period when the islands had not even begun the process of formation.
The oldest golf club in Spain is in Gran Canaria.
Many renowned characters from the worlds of culture and sport were born in the Canary Islands, including Alfredo Kraus or the Doreste brothers.
The Canary Islands are the ideal place to practise water sports such as wind surfing, surfing or kite surfing.
Every year, El Hierro houses the well-known Open Fotosub international underwater photography competition thanks to the excellent quality of its waters.
The islands inspired numerous writers such as José Saramago, Unamuno and musicians such as Saint-Saëns.
The only native camels (camelus dromedarius) found in Europe are from the Canary Islands.