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Last updated on 07/17/2023 by ESTEBAN
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The islands of eternal spring
Endless tongues of white sand and turquoise waters to get lost in, beautiful virgin bays to sunbathe surrounded by wild nature. With more than 500 beaches of all types and colors, an excellent climate installed in eternal spring with long sunny days and temperatures between 19 and 25 degrees throughout the year, the Canary Islands are the envy of all of Europe.
Why will you love the Canary Islands?
Aside from the weather, the Canary Islands are also known for hosting the second most popular carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro. It is celebrated in February in Santa Cruz of Tenerifealthough the most famous version is the Carnival of The Gran Canarian palms.
The Canary Islands also have the highest mountain in Spain, the teide volcano. Its surroundings are within the limits of the National Park of the same name, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the best places to gaze at the stars and enjoy the night sky.
Sand lovers, photographers and nature lovers will feel perfect on the islands because the diversity of its landscapes is one of those impressive spectacles. Deserted golden sands, volcanic sand beaches and spectacular cliffs with incredible caves in La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
In addition, the ideal climate and the immense nature make the terrain suitable for going out and enjoying them while doing sports. Golf, soccer, surfing, fishing or diving are some of the options to choose from. The Canary Islands also have numerous water parks for both children and adults. Play with the best sets of golf clubs in Spain thanks to our local collaborator.
Las Cucharas Beach, Lanzarote
The Treasures of the Canaries
The most populated islands are Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Both have almost 900,000 inhabitants each. Then continue, Lanzarotewith almost 150,000 inhabitants, Fuerteventurawhere more than 100,000 people live, Palmwith 80,000 inhabitants, La Gomerawith 20,000, and The ironwith just over 10,000 inhabitants.
Gran Canaria It is only accessible by ferry and plane. There is an airport that connects with the main cities of Spain and Europe. It is also easy to reach the other islands of the archipelago by plane and ferry. There is a road that connects the north and the south, and many other routes that lead to any corner of Gran Canaria.
Tenerifeas Gran Canaria, it is only accessible by ferry and plane, the best option. Tenerife has two airports, one in the north and one in the south with connections to the main cities of Spain and Europe.
There is also a highway that connects the north with the south and other important routes that make anywhere on the island accessible in less than three hours by car.
The rest of the islands, except La Gomera, have airports that connect with the rest of the islands and some (such as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote) also offer flights to Barcelona and Madrid. These islands also have ferry connections with the rest of the islands, so you can connect between them by plane or boat.
Parties and events
The main festivals celebrated in the Canary Islands are the following:
- He dwarf dance in holy cross of the palmwhere a choir of men (doctors, gentlemen, sailors, etc.) walk to the rhythm of the melody.
- He Carnival of The Gran Canarian palms It is the party par excellence of the islands.
- He naval car of Santa Cruz of Tenerife.
- He Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador. It is a religious festival, but with a playful and traditional character.
- He Festivities of the Virgin of Candelaria.
- He Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)It is one of the most popular in the area.
- The Indians of the island Palmwhere the arrival of the “Indianos” is remembered, the name by which the islanders who emigrated to America and returned to the islands were known in the Canary Islands.
The real estate market in the Canary Islands
During the years of the crisis, apartment prices fell to 2001 levels, as throughout the country. In the last two years, the real estate market is experiencing a slow recovery. For example, the price per square meter in Las Palmas is around €1,500, while in 2008 it reached its peak, when the price exceeded €2,000 per square meter. Gran Canaria It is still one of the cheapest places in Spain to buy a house. As of March 2022, prices stood at €1,595/m2.
as for Tenerife, in 2021, the price per square meter on the island was around €1,300 (in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the price per square meter was around €1,700). The expectations for 2023 are that the market will continue to grow, but a little slower than Barcelona or Madrid
The same happens with the origin of the buyers, Karin Muegge from Immorent Canarias, affirms that Canary Islands attract people from all over Europe.
“Among them, the main buyers are British, German, French and Italian. If we analyze in more detail who the main buyers are, Ian Meyer of Tate Properties Tenerife points out that “among the main buyers are the British, Belgians and Italians.”
Likewise, all these trends may change in the future, for example, although the British are the main buyers, as is the case in other areas of Spain, adds Konstantin Hinner.
Regarding which areas are preferred by foreigners, if we look at the case of Tenerife, Konstantin Hinner Insular Projects SA explains that “after the crisis, we see that the southern area of the island is receiving as much foreign investment as before. However, there is a tendency to invest less in this area, the most touristy in Tenerife, and to invest in the rural area where the locals live, not far from Santa Cruz of Tenerife and the university city of San Cristobal de la Laguna “.
check the real estate Evolution of prices in the Canary Islands since 1995
Prices in Gran Canaria remained on average 10% below the national average and recovered 10% of the lowest levels observed since 2008.
To learn more about this, read our detailed quarterly report on the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria real estate market and Canary Islands real estate market.
Read the article written by our local property finder, Manuel, in Tenerife: Property investment in Tenerife: a case study of property for sale in Tenerife or check out what we wrote about the real estate market in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Gran Canaria, the tropical jewel of Spain
If you want to check the Monthly weather statistics for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria follow to link.
Infographic Canary Islands
- Airports: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife
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- cities: The Gran Canarian palms (379,000 inhabitants), Santa Cruz of Tenerife (203,600 inhabitants), San Cristobal de la Laguna (153,100 inhabitants), Telde (102,200 inhabitants), Reef (58,500 inhabitants), Puerto del Rosario (38,100 inhabitants), Maspalomas (36,100 inhabitants),
- UNESCO sites: San Cristobal de La Laguna (1999), Garajonay National Park (1986), Teide National Park (2007). Find all the UNESCO Sites in Spain on our page: “10 reasons why you should buy in Spain”
- best beaches: Well of Health (El Hierro), Cofete Beach (Morro del Jable), Las Conchas Beach (Graciosa Island), El Cotillo Beach and Lagoons (El Cotillo), Benijo Beach (Almaciga), Sotavento Beach ( Costa Calma), Playa de Sotavento, Playa de Jandia, Playa del Matorral (Pájara), Playa de Las Canteras (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Natural Monument of Ajuy (Fuerteventura), Playa Del Duque (Costa Adeje), Playa Dorada ( Playa Blanca), El Caleton Natural Pools (Garachico), El Bollullo Beach (Puerto de la Cruz), Las Vistas Beach (Los Cristianos), Maspalomas Beach (Maspalomas)
- Parks for children: Siam Park (Adeje), Oasis Park Fuerteventura (Fuerteventura), Loro Park (Puerto de la Cruz), Holiday World Maspalomas (Maspalomas), Katmandu Park
- Shopping centers and outlets: Siam Mall (Adeje), Las Arenas Shopping Center (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Meridiano Shopping Center (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Marina Lanzarote (Arrecife)”
- Traditional and flea markets: Port market (Palmas de Gran Canaria), Las Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
- The best golf courses: Abama, Golf del Sur, Anfi Tauro, Tecina, Maspalomas, El Cortijo Play with the best sets of golf clubs in Spain thanks to our local partner.
- Natural parks: Caldera de Taburiente (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Garajonay (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Teide (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Timanfaya (Las Palmas)
- University: University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria), University of La Laguna (Tenerife)
- Hospitals: University Hospital of the Canary Islands (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), San Roque Hospitals (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
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- AIRPORTS: All the information on Spanish airports and flights on the official AENA website
- BEACHES: Where will you find the best beaches in Spain?
- GOLF: Reread our summer article on the subject. What are the best golf courses in Spain? Play with the best sets of golf clubs in Spain thanks to our local partner. Consult the Spanish Federation here: Are you looking for a Golf Club in Spain?
- PARKS FOR CHILDREN: Our selection of the Top parks for children in Spain
- MUST VISIT IN SPAIN: Our Top 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain, Find all Unesco sites in Spain
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