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Harald Waibl

Living in Canary Islands, from Austria

"If you are looking for the expat community on the Canary Islands, just join InterNations and you will be in the middle of it."

Lotta Koskinen

Living in Canary Islands, from Finland

"A vacation paradise can be quite boring for a traveling spouse. So I joined InterNations and met many interesting expats on Teneriffe."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Canary Islands

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Canary Islands expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Canary Islands
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Our Community of Expatriates on the Canary Islands Is Pleased to Meet You!

Hola y bienvenido a Las Islas Canarias, or hello and welcome to the Canary Islands! If you are reading this, you are probably either thinking of relocating to the Canaries or have done so recently — in either case, there's probably a host of questions for which you need answers. With InterNations, you've come to the right place. Whatever your concern, you can be sure that someone has been there before and wondered exactly the same thing. Which Canary Island should I choose? Will I need a work permit (Residencia)? What about Spanish banks? Our trusted expat community is only too happy to help.

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Our Services for Canary Islands Expatriates

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Canaries Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Canaries expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Canary Islands like you.

Canary Islands Guide for Expats

Canary Islands Expat Guide

Expat Forum Canaries

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Canary Islands.

Canaries Expat Forum

Canaries Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Canaries expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Canary Islands Expat Events

Learn What It's Like to Live on the Canary Islands

Located off the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands are one of Spain's autonomous communities and are comprised of several volcanic islands, of which Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura are the largest and most densely populated. The sub-tropical climate attracts vacationers and new residents from across the globe. Tourism is the islands' main source of income, with 12 million visitors descending every year, and as the season is not limited to summer, there are opportunities for employment all year round. Small wonder the islands are so popular when they boast the amazing sand dunes of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and the stunning Mount Teide National Park on Tenerife. As with mainland Spain, football is a national obsession, while Fuerteventura is the place to go for windsurfing enthusiasts — it even hosts the Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup.

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates on the Canary Islands

InterNations is a unique community where you can meet fellow expats in a safe environment. We organize regular social events on the different islands; foodies can indulge their passion with Canary Islands DinnerNations, while the Tenerife EcoExplorers Group explores the island's many hiking routes. You can also join our larger community-wide events to meet expats and global minds from around the world.

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