There are excellent public and private medical services of European standard available just two hight-hours away from the main cities of the West African coast, which have arrangements with the main international insurance companies.
The private hospitals and clinics of the Canary Islands offer the best combination of health tourism and the most advanced technology in medical services with excellent multilingual personalized attention service.
The educational framework in the Canary Islands offers a wide number of quality international multilingual schools. Specialized graduate and postgraduate university studies include areas such as international commerce, public resource management, cultural heritage management, water treatment and renewable energies.
The vicinity to Africa, the students’ quality of life and the opportunity to learn the Spanish language are some of the advantages of studying in our islands and have turned them into one of the favorite destinations for students of the Erasmus program and other international exchange program.
Shopping, Leisure and Culture
In the Canary Islands one may find the full range of international fashion brands in the open shopping areas located at pedestrian streets in the old quarters, where shops alternate with pleasant terraces and coffee shops. There are also other leisure areas, such as the cinemas offering international film premieres at the 29 shopping malls existing in the islands.
The Canary Islands have 141 protected areas, including 4 National Parks and 4 Biosphere Reserves, with a total of 1,386 endemic plants and a great variety of ecosystems and microclimates.
Amateur and professional windsurfers, kite surfers and sailing enthusiasts from the five continents come to the Islands, where they can train and practice their favorite sports 365 days a year, so it is hardly surprising that the Canary Islands have 7 Olympic gold medals in their record or that they are the venue of world championships such as the 6*Prime Championship of the WQS circuit or the TP52 World Championship.
The Canary Islands offer a wide range of cultural events and visitors may enjoy their theatre, opera and classic music seasons or explore the latest international art trends in exhibition halls and contemporary art museums.