The Canary Islands lie approximately 100 kilometers from the south coast of Morocco. An archipelago of seven main islands, they may be part of Spain, but seem to have more in common with the Caribbean due to their laid-back vibe, island time and stunning beaches. We went to explore Gran Canaria which is stunning! Green and steep in the north, dry and flat in the south. From lush volcanic craters to desert-like sand dunes at Mas Palomas, from beautiful beaches to rocky hills, Gran Canaria has it all.