· Canary Islands ·

Known as the Fortunate Isles, which Greek mythology described as a paradisiacal place with a gorgeous climate and exuberant vegetation, a worthy description of the Canarian archipelago.

Its 7 volcanic islands have four National Parks, including Garajonay in La Gomera and Teide in Tenerife, which are World Heritage Sites.

On the small island of La Gomera you will be able to experience an Intangible World Heritage: The Whistling Language of Gomera, El Silbo Gomero, which is the only whistling language in the world and a beautiful display of human ingenuity.

On another note, the old capital of Tenerife, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, became a part of the exclusive club developed by UNESCO, mainly due to its pioneering layout in the urban centre, which has since been extended to modern American cities.

On the arid island of Lanzarote, the legacy of one of the islands most illustrious children, the artist César Manrique, gave rise to an authentic identity where nature meets art in perfect harmony.

The darkest desert landscape is the Timanfaya National Park, which seems almost extra-terrestrial against the white of its picturesque villages and the intense blue oceans surrounding the island. The entire area has been declared a Biosphere Reserve.

Another worthy mention is the island Fuerteventura, a Utopia for lovers of exhilarating water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

On the subject of sports, few places in the world can offer such perfect golfing conditions like the Canary Islands where, thanks to its everlasting spring weather, you can play any time of year on courses designed by professionals, in front of a beautiful ocean backdrop.

On the island of El Hierro, the smallest in the archipelago, those passionate about the underwater world will marvel upon discovering some of the best sea beds in the world.

When visiting the green island of La Palma, the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is one of the best spots on the planet to stargaze.

Whilst looking up at the sky we can toast with a glass of magnificent Canarian wine, which Shakespeare himself did not hesitate in defining it as “a marvellous wine, and it perfumes the blood”.