The Canary Islands, one of the safest destinations in Europe


One of the main aspects that tourists’ value when they go to taking a trip is the safety rating of the place they plan to visit. If you have thought about visiting Gran Canaria o Fuerteventura, in this article we will tell you the reasons why you should choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination.

Why should you choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination?

To the extent that tourists have the opportunity to enjoy an environment of trust, freedom, and tranquility where they are offered the greatest possible protection on a legal, physical and economic level, they will feel more excited to visit a tourist destination.

In this sense, the Canary Islands are distinguished by having a very favorable environment for tourism due to be a territory that belongs to the European Union and that complies with all directives on international security; to which are added the favorable climatic conditions that characterize them throughout the year.

The main reasons for choosing the Canary Islands as a safe destination are the followings:

1. It has an excellent security system.

The Canary Islands are listed by many as an “oasis of security”. This is because these islands have high standards offered by the most developed societies worldwide, guaranteeing security in the economic, health, food, infrastructure, personal, legal, social, and political fields.

In the Canary Islands, as in the rest of the national territory, the security forces and bodies ensure the protection of all citizens, tourists, and locals. In fact, crime rates are much lower than the average for the European Union and Spain.

2. They have an excellent Health System

Another reason why the Canary Islands can be chosen as a safe destination is that it has one of the best health systems in the entire European Union (EU). And here are three of the best public hospitals in Spain.

Health is universal and the 100% of the population has the possibility of receiving primary health care, since in the Canary Islands there are approximately 256 health facilities, while hospitals have at least 3382 beds to provide specialized care.

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This sanitary infrastructure guarantees that tourism is safe in the Canary Islands; even in situations like the Covid19 pandemic, which has tested the strength of the islands’ health system.

Primary health care

This is the first level of access that citizens have to the Public Health System of the Canary Islands, characterized by offering comprehensive health care through preventive, curative, and rehabilitative care.

In this type of care, health education is also promoted, thus reinforcing the commitment of the Canary Islands as a safe destination.

In the Canary Islands, there are primary care districts, which are known as basic health areas in which clinics and health centers are located where this type of health care is provided.

Specialized health care

Its purpose is to offer the population the technical and human resources necessary for them to have an adequate diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. This type of care includes hospital and out-of-hospital health care, which is generally provided by the medical advice of the personnel corresponding to primary health care.

This kind of healthcare cures and rehabilitates people who have received medical care in which greater technical complexity is needed.

Recommendations for traveling to the Canary Islands in a safer way

Although you already know that you can choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination, it is always important to take into account some precautions so that you are less exposed to having a security problem and can fully enjoy the best adventures during your trip.

Some of the recommendations that you should take into account regarding Safety in the Canary Islands during your stay are as follows:

1. Have the basic emergency information of the Canary Islands at hand

Before starting the trip, although you can rest easy if you decide to choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination, it is worth investigating some of the more important emergency numbers, such as those of the ambulance service, the police and the embassy of your country of origin.

Keep them on your mobile and on paper so that you have them nearby if you need to call one of these contacts in the event that any inconvenience may arise unexpectedly.

2. Consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain sets out very rigorous information on the precautions to be taken regarding security when visiting the country.

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Check the travel recommendations section and take into account the suggestions given there so that you can be foresight regarding health risks, natural disasters, or other factors that could alter your vacation.

However, it is important that you know that you can choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination and you should avoid unofficial or uncontested information that may generate mistrust.

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3. Protect valuables

Although the Canary Islands is a safe destination, you should leave your most valuable assets stored in a protected place, so, it is recommended to stay in a place that has a safe or lockers in which you can safely store them, such as in our hotels, where we rent safes to give more security and comfort to our guests.

If you use a suitcase during your trip, it is advisable that you use one that is rigid and with an integrated numerical padlock, while if it is a backpack, you can choose to use a “packsafe”.

4. Keep an eye on your belongings

When you are visiting somewhere during your trip, try to keep an eye on your belongings so that you are not the victim of carelessness and they may steal them from you.

When you visit the artisan markets in Gran Canaria or somewhere that is very busy, keep this tip in mind.

In addition to choosing the Canary Islands for being a safe destination, it is important to note that this paradise is visited because it has endless options to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with parks, hiking trails, natural pools and coves in which you can also practice water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, diving, among others.

Where to stay in the Canary Islands?

If you are looking for a safe place to stay in the Canary Islands, in the Lopesan group we have some of the best hotels in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, so you can enjoy some wonderful vacation while still feeling like home.

Contact us and we will be happy to answer your different questions and concerns so that you can choose the Canary Islands as a safe destination.



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