Gran Canaria, the island which gives the Canary archipelago its name, is the third largest island after Tenerife and Fuerteventura. It is a small continent of its own. Hardly anywhere else you can find such different landscapes and climatical zones within a place of a less than 2000 square kilometers.
Tenerife is the largest island of the seven Canary Islands (belonging to Spain). The Canary Islands are also known as the "Islands of Eternal Spring". In fact, temperatures change little over the year due to the thermostatic effect of the Atlantic.
The Costa del Sol is the coastal region of Andalusia around Málaga, stretching from Gibraltar in the west to Motril in the east. Traditionally composed of fishing villages, the area was discovered for international tourism in the 1950s and has since been a popular destination for foreign tourists not only for its beaches, but also its tourist culture.
La Palma is one of the western islands of the Canaries. With an area of 700 km2 it is the third smallest of the seven main islands. La Palma was formed three to four million years ago as a seamount by volcanic activities like all of the Canary Islands. It rises 3500 m from the seafloor to the sea surface and reaches a height of 2426 m above sea level.