Travel guide
Canary Islands

Islas españolas.

The Canaries are a group of islands off the coast of Spain, where the Spanish heat is the order of the day!

Its islands: Gran Canaria and its panoramic itineraries, Fuertaventura and its golden sandy beaches, Lanzarote and its lava chamber, Tenerife between lunar landscapes and festivities, La Gomera and its rejuvenating landscapes, La Palma between nature and adventure… the embarrassment of choice to discover these islands, as a duo or as a family!

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

Your rudimentary Spanish will be appreciated! But you’ll easily be able to speak a few words of English, and maybe a little French…

  • Good morning/Good evening = Buenos días / Buenas tardes
  • How are you? = Cómo estas?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Muy bien, gracias, y usted?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Habla francés ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Entiendo / No entiendo
  • Sorry = Lo siento
  • Goodbye = Adios
  • Welcome = Bienvenido
  • Thank you (very much) = (Muchas) Gracias
  • Please = Por favor
  • I am French = Soy frances(a)
  • My name is… = Me llamo
  • No thanks = No gracias
  • Yes/No = Sí / No
  • You’re welcome = De nada

Key figures

Area: 7 493 km²

2.128 million (2018)


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio
  • rubella, mumps
  • measles

Ask your GP about the best way to protect yourself against mosquitoes!


For French, Belgian and Swiss nationals (and members of the European Union in general), a valid identity card or passport is all you need to enter Spain.