For at least a couple of decades, the Canary Islands have been virtually erased from the list of their possible destination by more than 90% of European citizens. After having been, in many cases, the ultimate holiday spot for many tourists, the archipelago has been replaced by other destinations, in particular the Baleares, which have the great advantage of being closer to the mainland (they’re in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, while the Canaries are located in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Western Sahara’s coasts). Moreover, an unfortunate pricing policy and an unstable political landscape have worked for years as further deterrent factors: starting more or less from 1995, in about 20 years the Canaries have been literally deserted and completed drained of tourists.
But now the scenario has radically changed, and thanks to a renewed political propulsive thrust the Canary Islands are returning to be the epicenter of many European inhabitants’ tourist route. Even the facilities and the amenities have significantly improved. For example, today booking resorts and/or hotels in Maspalomas Gran Canaria (one of the most suggestive and well preserved natural landscapes of all the European territory) is way easier than before: all it takes is a little patience and the foresight to rely upon qualified and skilled tour operators.
This will allow an entire new generation (if not even two) of European tourists to discover one of the most charming vacancy spots of the whole continent (even if it is necessary to specify that the Canaries belong politically to Spain, while from a geographic point of view they are an African archipelago). White sandy beaches and pristine waters surround a territory where the coexistence between human settlements and natural landscapes seems to have found a perfect balance. Tenerife, Las Palmas, Maspalomas, Puerto del Carmen, Puerto de Mogán, Meloneras: they’re all attractive spots, both for a short weekend or a long vacancy, during the whole year, also thanks to Canaries’ extremely favorable weather conditions.