Map of Canary and Balearic islands - the Spanish islands
Spain has two major island groups. One is the Canary Islands off the coast
of Africa and the other, the Balearic Islands, is smack in the middle of the
Mediterranean. Further information on Canary
Islands and Balearic Islands.
The Canary Islands consist of seven islands which are divided into two provinces.
Las Palmas comprises the islands of Gran Canaria,
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is made up of Tenerife, La
Palma, Gomera and Hierro.
All the islands are of volcanic origin and the climate is subtropical. The
landscape is varied, and includes mountain ranges, valleys, deserts, cliffs,
craters and forests.
The Balearic Islands consist of three
main islands Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and
the smaller Formentera. The landscape of these islands is characterized by woodlands,
fertile plains and magnificent coastlines.
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