At the height of the coast of Hawaii or the majestic estates of Tuscany, the Canary Islands have become a scene of international recognition to celebrate a dream wedding.
An atmosphere full of magic, impressive natural spaces and our proud average of 24ºC, are three of the key factors that attract people from all over the world to say “Yes, I want” between seas and volcanoes.
And more would be missing. Not every day is a volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that offers us a pure and wild habitat, where the roads merge with mountains, you breathe pure air and we walk on the sand, barefoot and smiling, at any time of the day . And of the year, too!
Yes. The Canary Islands have a unique magnetism. A kind of magic that bathes the weddings of hundreds of travelers who visit the archipelago exclusively to marry, and, of course: those of thousands and thousands of canaries who do not think that there is a better place.
Lanzarote and La Graciosa: favorites for love
Between reddish lands, golden sands and volcanic ashes (rofe), Lanzarote and La Graciosa are positioned as the most exclusive spaces to celebrate a different wedding.
Lanzarote not only stands out for its inherent magnetism, but for the opportunity to celebrate such a special day in some of the most emblematic spaces of the island, César Manrique creations full of cultural wealth.
Los Jameos del Agua are, without a doubt, the most spectacular option. A harmonious ideology between artistic creation and nature inside a volcanic tube that César Manrique turned into a visual poem. The Castillo de San José, home of the International Museum of Contemporary Art, is another of the most desirable spaces, with an elegant Lanzarote identity and views of the bay of Arrecife, with an intimate atmosphere and gastronomic renown.
The Casa-Museo del Campesino, meanwhile, has become the favorite option of those who dream of a traditional wedding, enriched with the charm of the roots of Lanzarote, because between white walls, green wood and volcanic stone, the contrast of shades and textures seem to go beyond the real. The Florida wineries close the list of the most demanded on the island: with a strategic situation, these wineries at the foot of the volcano carefully prepare every detail to live a celebration full of a peculiar charm.
La Graciosa, meanwhile, boasts having gathered well-known personalities in various dream celebrations. And, celebrating love under the magic of an unpaved island, dotted with golden, black and ocher tones, and with such an atmosphere, goes far beyond any fairy tale.
Photography: Alejandro Díaz Borges
There will still be those who prefer Las Vegas. However, when we think about it a bit, it is inevitable to conclude that we have everything in the Canary Islands. The most beautiful setting to celebrate love, too. And sometimes, all it takes is an inter-island flight or a twenty-minute ferry to remember it.