'Join us in Paradise!'
The Canary Islands belong to the legend of Atlantis, the submerged continent, made popular since Antiquity by the Greek philosopher Plato (380 B.C.). The name "Canarias" was mentioned by Plutarc and Pliny the Elder, before the islands disappeared from the western minds until the 14th century, when they were rediscovered by the European navigators. Read on and discover more about our wonderful sunshine islands...

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Most tourists arriving at one of the Canary Island’s airports are desperate to feel the sun on their faces after a tiring journey. They are loaded onto the tour operators’ coaches and driven at great speed to their idyllic beach resort or quiet rural retreat - many are not to be seen or heard of again until the morning of their return flight home.

Yet whilst our tourists are busy sunbathing, enjoying a drink on their balconies, sailing, swimming or snorkelling, the ‘real’ Canary Islands are here and ready to explore. The Canary Islander hopes to enlighten our many visitors about the real Canary Islands and why Christopher Columbus described them as “These Fortunate Isles”.
The Canary Islands are eight very distinctive islands, each with their own unique characteristics: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, and a new one, La Graciosa. Within the pages of The Canary Islander website you will discover the secrets of each island and what makes them unique.

You will also find details of good value flights, accommodation, transport, what to do and where to go.

The Canary Islander - "All you need to know about the Canary Islands."

Welcome to the Canary Islands!

Letters from the Atlantic - Podcasts
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Living and Working in Spain and the Canary Islands
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Interested in living and working in Spain and the Canary Islands? To find out more, read the 'Letters from the Atlantic' series of books, which are published in paperback and Kindle editions. Click here for further information.
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