Spanish territory includes the Canary Islands, between Spain and Africa. These islands have gained notoriety thanks to their stunning beaches, untamed scenery, and distinctive cultures. Regrettably, many tourists visiting the Canary Islands only see the most well-known attractions, missing out on the islands' less famous but no less intriguing gems. Explore the Canary Islands' Secret Gems. I want to share some lesser-known but equally intriguing things I visited while visiting the Canary Islands today. Discover the Hidden Gems of the Canary Islands.
- Hidden Gem #1: The Roque Nublo
- Hidden Gem #2: The Dragon Tree of Icod de Los Vinos
- Hidden Gem #3: The Guinate Tropical Park
- Hidden Gem #4: The Cueva del Viento
- Hidden Gem #5: The Mirador del Rio
Hidden Gem #1: The Roque Nublo
A volcanic rock structure called the Roque Nublo may be found on the island of Gran Canaria. It is one of the Canary Islands' most recognizable sights, standing 1,813 meters (5,955 feet) tall. The difficult but rewarding ascent of Roque Nublo's peak rewards hikers with breathtaking panoramas of the surroundings. Also accessible to visitors is the neighbouring Cueva del Viento, one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world.
Book your Adventure:
- Roque Nublo Area: Beginners Rock Climbing Lesson
- From Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour
- Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch
Hidden Gem #2: The Dragon Tree of Icod de Los Vinos
Tenerife is home to the massive and old Dragon Tree of Icod de Los Vinos. The tree is a protected species because of its advanced age (over a thousand years). The tree is located in the Parque del Drago and is a popular site for people to take a stroll and observe its distinctive beauty. Near the tree, I pondered, "How many generations have seen this tree?"
Hidden Gem #3: The Guinate Tropical Park
Lanzarote is home to a beautiful botanical park called Guinate Tropical Park. Parakeets, monkeys, and iguanas are just some of the tropical flora and creatures that call this park home. The aviary at the park is a great place to observe exotic birds up close, but visitors should exercise caution because some of the animals there may bite or steal from you.
Book your adventures:
- Lanzarote: Guided Volcano Buggy Tour
- Lanzarote: 2.5-Hour Sunset and Dolphins Cruise
- Lanzarote: Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket
Hidden Gem #4: The Cueva del Viento
In Tenerife, you'll find the Cueva del Viento, one of the world's most extended volcanic tubes. Numerous curious tourists have explored the cave's fascinating rock formations. In addition, the cave has been inhabited by humans since the pre-colonial era, making it an important archaeological site. Stay outside of the shelter if you suffer from claustrophobia.
Book now the cave day trip: Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour
Hidden Gem #5: The Mirador del Rio
From Lanzarote's Mirador del Río, visitors can see all the way to the neighbouring island of Graciosa and the surrounding landscape. Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands. There is a cactus garden not far from the lookout point called the Jardin de Cactus, home to over a thousand varieties.
The Canary Islands are packed with surprises for curious visitors. There is a wide variety of locations to visit in Guinate Tropical Park, from cultural and historical sites to natural wonders like Roque Nublo and Cueva del Viento. The Canary Islands have something to offer everyone, whether they want to go trekking, view birds, or just take in the stunning scenery.
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