Say archipelago three times fast! The gorgeous Canary Islands are a string of sandy sanctuaries floating off the coast of northwest Africa. They are a Spanish community of islands and as such are full to the brim with vibrant colors, lively music, friendly people and delightful cuisine. But don't worry, there is plenty of natural relaxation to be had as well. The Canary Islands can boast one of the highest degrees of biodiversity on the planet, with ancient volcanoes, wide, soft beaches, fertile valleys, magnificent cliffs, thousands of species of endemic flora and fauna, and of course the crystal clear water that you just wont be able to stay out of.