Map of Spain and islands
Map of Spain and its islands. Map of Spain and islands (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Map of Spain and islands (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Spain Islands include the Balearics in the Mediterranean (Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera), and the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro) as its shown in the map of Spain and islands. Spain presides over more than 60 islands, a mix of virgin nature reserves, uninhabited islets, and honeymoon-worthy oases—and most fly completely under the radar. Each group, and each island for that matter, has its own personality and unique attractions. Menorca countryside is scattered with surprising prehistoric megaliths, Ibiza abounds with contrasts of old and new, up-tempo and calm, and Mallorca offers spectacular cliff hugging drives, illuminated stalactite dripping caves, and the attractive capital Palma de Mallorca, which exhibits overlaying architectural reminders of past Roman, Moorish, and Catalan presence.
Situated six hundred miles south of mainland Spain, the Canary Islands offer a completely different backdrop from the Balearics. The main seven Canary islands are divided into two provinces – in the east (Provincia de Las Palmas) is Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria as its mentioned in the map of Spain and islands. In the western province (Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) are Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. The western islands tend to be more lush and verdant, while the volcanic, black sand landscape of Lanzarote projects an unusual other-worldly beauty all its own. Tenerife’s snowcapped Mount Teide volcano is the highest peak in Spain.
Spain has some of the most beautiful islands in Europe. The most popular Spanish Islands are equally divided between the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. One of the smaller of the Canary Islands, La Gomera was the place from which Christopher Columbus started his voyages of discovery as you can see in the map of Spain and islands. Minorca (also Menorca) is a less developed island and a good place for a beach holiday away from the crowds. It has more beaches than any other Spanish island, so there is a good chance visitors can find a secluded one to themselves. Formentera is a small island south of Ibiza and well known for nude sunbathing on many of its pristine, white sand beaches. Fuerteventura is famous for its strong winds and is a popular place for kite surfing and wind surfing. Parts of the island are well developed for beach holidays and other places are untouched.