Canary Islands & Iberia

The place of stark and beautiful contrasts

It’s an archipelago of islands set adrift off the coast of Africa, an oasis that boasts superb beaches and perennial warmth, which is home to the world’s second largest Carnival, award-winning wines and Spain’s highest mountain. The volcanic mountains present a dramatic backdrop to the verdant, rolling landscape.

  • Cruising Waters : Atlantic Ocean

    Cruising Islands : Physically, the Canaries fall into two groups. The western group, made up of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera, and Ferro islands, consists of mountain peaks that rise directly from a deep ocean floor. The eastern group comprises Lanzarote, Fuerteventura Island, and six islets surmounting a single submarine plateau, the Canary Ridge, that rises about 4,500 feet (1,400 metres) from the ocean floor.

    Largest island : Tenerif is the largest Canary Island with area of 2034 sqkm

    Population : 21 Lakhs (2016)

    Time Zone : Western European Summer Time, Spain (GMT + 1)

    Local Language : Spanish is the local language, however many people speak English

    Major Airports : Itineraries usually operate roundtrip from London, hence you can fly in and out of London Airports

    Currency : 1 Euro = INR 85.38 Approx

    Best Time to Visit :  The best times to visit the Canary Islands are between March and May and from September to November. During the winter in the Canary Islands, you can expect mild temperatures of around 20 – 23°C. The winter months are some of the best months to go. 

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