Welcome to our guide about the Canary Islands. We also touch on the smaller islands and islets at the end of this article. The Canary Islands are located off the western Africa mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Canary Islands, The 7 Main Islands
The Canaries are largely volcanic in composition, as a result, many of the beaches have black sand. There are plenty of magnificent beaches here which are one of the biggest attractions for tourists. Tenerife is the largest and most popular for tourism. Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote also attract millions of visitors each year.