The Canaries are an archipelago comprising 7 volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Moroccan coast. Well known for the preserved marine life and countryside (the islands shelter 5 nature reserves), the Canaries are also a destination for wind surfers. As to Canary Island property, it is still affordable after prices dropped in 2009. You will find there all types of property: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small colonial towns of Tenerife, or fishermans' houses in the small coastal villages and ports of Fuerteventura. And do not miss, for any reason, the grand carnaval of Santa Cruz in February!