From volcanoes, misty forests, centuries-old villages, spectacular rock formations, remarkable beaches and prehistoric sites to luxurious resorts, Canary Islands offer the best experience whether you are a solo traveler, in a group tour or a honeymoon.
Mainly composed of seven main islands namely Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, and El Hierro, it is a favorite among couples for its hundreds of adventure packed and romantic destinations which is why we at Honeymoon Always have compiled the top five places perfect for honeymooners.
Once a fishing village, Corralejo is famous for its sand dunes which border out-of-this-world kind of beaches. For white sand beaches, go check out El Moro Beach and El Rio Beach. Stay in what I’d like to call as “the sand kingdom” and explore the lighthouse located beyond the beach with your significant other.
Tropical Gardens of La Orotava
Designated as a National Historic-Artistic Site, this historic town is perfect for nature lovers. With its lovely old buildings and monuments, La Orotava also boasts of natural beauty. Hijuela del Botanico, a tropical garden, is jam-packed with exotic flowers which come in different shapes and colors which come from the various corners of the world.
Teide National Park
Go on an all-out adventure and visit the Teide National Park, a renowned Unesco World Heritage Site. It is a place where you can set your eyes upon El Pico de Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Here you can feast your eyes upon the hardened lava flows, fantastic rock formations, and magnificent landscape. With so many routes to choose from, you can hike around the park to get a feel nature’s masterpiece. Hiking duration depends on the path you take. For a more romantic approach, ride the cable car to get a great view of the park.
Santa Cruz de la Palma
Rich in architectural treasures, Santa Cruz de la Palma is the place to bring your significant other to enjoy a picturesque stroll around the town’s magnificent architecture. It is mostly composed of churches, quaint buildings and palaces all designed with Canary Islands style. When you get here, don’t miss the Museo Naval. Uniquely housed in a ship, this museum shows how the Spanish conquerors took sugar from the island to Cuba and display a great deal of the Canaries history.
San Cristobal de la Laguna
Awarded World Heritage status, San Cristobal de la Laguna is a home to tons of 17th to 18th-century ancestral houses. Go on a romantic escapade and visit the Neoclassical and Renaissance Churches and stunning mansions. Plus if you’re looking for some beaches after your walk, you can check Al Apio, El Navio and Anerisco beach for that much-needed beach bumming.
Located in Tenerife, it is a place of wonder for anyone who is looking for a lot of fun activities. Costa Adeje offers activities from whale and dolphin watching, jet skiing, windsurfing, and boat tours. What better way to spend your honeymoon than to stay in this place. Moreover, this small piece of heaven also has golf courses and water parks, unlike others!
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Play kings and queens in this centuries-old castle. Rich in history, this structure houses the cannon that took out Horatio Nelson’s arm and also a part of San Cristobal’s defensive wall. This place is fascinating to explore, and what’s more, it’s free! Hooray. That’s not even the best part; this area features multi-lingual explanations with Spanish words translated into English. A plus side to visiting this place is the beautiful view of the sea.
Named as the almond town, Tejeda is more than just a producer of a baking ingredient. It is also rich in archeology with its burial caves, and rock paintings and carvings. Once a farming village, this place has evolved into being a popular destination site. Just like other typical Canarian towns, Tejeda has its houses center around a church. If you are feeling adventurous, you can go to the village and hike its astounding rock formations. Best month to visit this place is in February, right around Valentines Day when the almond trees are in full bloom.
On your honeymoon, don’t forget to visit this small patch of paradise with its golden beaches and crystal clear water. Beach bum and forget time exists. If you are into cycling, they have bikes around the island which you can rent for a small fee. Use this to explore the area and just hop from one beach to the other. Another great thing about this place is that there are lesser tourists compared to the other well-known beaches. A visit to this paradise and who knows you might just be the only tourists around.
For only €6, you can explore this oasis. Abundant with palm trees, the place is a must visit. Consisting of twelve hectares of a garbage dump transformed into a botanical garden, you may think that it’s boring to see a place full of palms but the scenery of this place is worth it. There are also cute little birds around the area that you might get a view of. What can get more romantic than this tiny piece of heaven on earth? Get a feel of being Tarzan and Jane in a forest of palms and fall in love all over again with the beautiful sceneries the garden has to offer.
It’s no secret that the Canary Islands is a top choice when it comes to planning honeymoons and romantic getaways. With seven islands and several other islets to choose from, you can never go wrong with the Canary Islands. It offers unlimited majestic getaways for you and your partner to spend a honeymoon that you will always remember. Make memories, celebrate each other and let your feet take you to the best places you’ve ever dreamed of here in Spain. Lastly, don’t be afraid to walk around, get lost, and discover the road less traveled all the while holding each other’s hands.