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The Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands is located next to the Western Sahara in the Atlantic Ocean. The seven islands owe their mild climate and the so-called eternal spring to this location.  In addition to beautiful sandy beaches, there are also dunes and mountain landscapes made of pure volcanic rock - a fascinating landscape! On e-domizil you will not only find a vacation home directly by the sea in the big islands like Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. Also in Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro you will find fantastic vacation homes.

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Rent a vacation home in the Canary Islands

Enjoy island life in your apartment or vacation home. -On e-domizil you benefit from a wide range of domiciles. Now you just have to choose an island! We will help you and briefly introduce you to the seven Canary Islands.

The most beautiful vacation resorts

Tenerife

Let's start our journey on the largest and perhaps most diverse island in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is a popular vacation destination among tourists. We recommend a trip to the national park "Las Canadas del Teide". An excursion to this UNESCO World Heritage site is more like a walk on the moon than on earth. The specially shaped stones create a truly extraordinary landscape.

The most beautiful beach in Tenerife is located in Playa Jardin. The black volcanic sand is very fine and remains pleasantly warm even on cloudy days. Animal lovers get their money's worth during whale watching off the coast of Tenerife. With boat tours you can get very close to the impressive sea creatures.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is one of the largest islands in the Canary Islands and gets its name from the strong winds that often sweep the landscape. It is clear that the beaches of Fuerteventura are especially popular with surfers. There are many things to see on this island. One of them is the Punta de Jandía. The beach is located in the southwestern part of the island and belongs to the best attractions with the lighthouse Faro de Jandía. Playa Jandía, more than 21 kilometers long, is perfect for a relaxing day on the beach.

A fantastic contrast to the turquoise sea is also the black beach Playa de los Muertos near Ajuy on the west coast of the island. The name, which means "beach of the dead" in German, dates back to past pirate attacks. Fortunately, today you can enjoy the beach in a relaxed way without pirates.

Gran Canaria

The third island of a total of seven is Gran Canaria. It also offers heavenly beaches and turquoise sea. Very special are the sand dunes of Maspalomas. These extend over an area of about 400 hectares. This natural spectacle is certainly one of the most exciting attractions of the Canary Islands. The unique dunes are formed by the constant trade winds and today are also under natural protection.

A little higher up is the landmark of Gran Canaria, the Roque Nublo. In German, the striking basalt rock is called "Wolkenfels". It owes this name to the fog that mysteriously wraps itself around its crown on some days. The rock is located in the center of the island. The deep gorges and high mountains that surround it make it a paradise for nature lovers.

Lanzarote

A once very fertile region was transformed by volcanic eruptions around 1730 into a lunar landscape that is fascinating in its own right. Craters and gorges crisscross Lanzarote. The colors of the volcanic rock form a fascinating contrast to the blue waters of the Atlantic. You'll also find a change to classic beach vacations in Timanfaya National Park. The highlight of the park is the Islote de Hilario lookout. There you can see a demonstration of the heat still being held below the surface from the last volcanic eruption. During a demonstration, a bucket of water is poured into an opening in the ground and within seconds an explosive fountain of steam shoots out of the ground.

The Palm

La Palma is often called the most beautiful of the Canary Islands because of the breathtaking landscapes and also because of the beautiful starry sky. On La Palma there is practically no light pollution. In the UNESCO Starlight Reserve you can enjoy an impressive starry sky undisturbed.  You are closest to the stars from Roque de los Muchachos. At an altitude of 2420 meters, there is an exceptional viewpoint with one of the most modern telescopes.

The daylight also reveals a lot of beautiful places. On the east coast is the capital Santa Cruz. Strolling through the center of the city is like traveling back in time. Because wherever the eye can see, historic and colorful buildings stand out. The port of Santa Cruz was also an important stop on the journey from Europe to America for a long time.

La Gomera

In the past, this island was often visited by hippies. Today, the region still bears the charm of the 60s. Among the popular vacation destinations are the many magnificent hiking trails and the exotic landscapes. The hiker's paradise offers indescribably beautiful views of the volcanoes that frame the deep blue sea. The island of La Gomera also has countless gorges. One of the most beautiful valleys of the island is Valle Gran Rey. This is adorned by many different plants and is fantastically illuminated by the sun.

El Hierro

Our journey ends again at El Hierro, the last of the seven Canary Islands. Small but nice is the motto here. On only about 70 km2 the island has a lot to offer. Several viewpoints await you, at one or the other you can even catch a glimpse of the neighboring islands La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife. The juniper trees on El Hierro look as if someone had crumpled them up. Because the wind is so strong there, the trees don't have a chance to grow upright and therefore take on this funny shape. Use your vacation rental on the island as a starting point to marvel at the island's impressive nature up close. 

The fantastic excursion destinations on the Canary Islands

Top Activities

There is a wide range of sporting activities to choose from in the Canary Islands.

  • Hiking
  • Sun-)bathing
  • Snorkeling and diving
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad tours

Animal lovers try their luck at dolphin and whale watching. It's easier if you go on a boat tour with experts.

Tips for travel and mobility on the islands

You can reach most of the Canary Islands by plane from Switzerland. In addition, you have of course the possibility to reach the larger islands directly by ferry from the mainland. If you want to go to La Gomer or El Hierro, for example, you will most likely have to make a stopover.

To explore the area around your vacation home in the Canary Islands, we recommend renting bicycles or for further excursions a car.