Located 97 km from Africa in the Atlantic ocean, the archipelago known as the Canary Islands is composed of seven inhabited islands: El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Caneria and Lanzarote. These splendid islands feature mountains, waterfalls, vulcanos and beaches with white, red, black or golden sand. The Tiede volcano on Tenerife, is the highest in Spain. Nature lovers have endless options including trekking, golf, cycling, horse and camel excursions, climbing and watersports. Not to mention simply relaxing on the numerous glorious beaches. Their popularity as a tourist destination, then, is no surprise.
Moreover, it always seems to be spring on these islands, with moderate temperatures. Surely this factors into why so many chose to acquire a second home here, especially English, German, Belgian and Italian. Canarias is very popular for the purchase of real estate, with relatively low prices. Tenerife and Gran Canaria are both known for their carnivals and offer the widest selection of real estate.
Adeje, located in the Santa Cruz province on Tenerife, boasts a high number of luxury hotels and numerous prestigious villas with spectacular views that often feature dolphins and whales. Chose a luxury villa in Maspalomas, Las Palmas (On Gran Canaria) if you’d like to enjoy the 17 miles of protected natural dune ecosystem. Maspalomas also offers many recreational activities such as amusement parks, sports facilities, shopping malls and a vibrant night life. For those drawn to an urban environment, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is archipelago’s most populous city and offers numerous prestigious apartments. This city is home to a concentration of commercial and cultural activity, including internationally known music festivals.