The Canary Islands are the perfect place for companies working in West Africa to set up their headquarters. What´s more, their employees and their families will love the Islands climate, one of the world´s best, their European healthcare services as well as their quality of life. Just 60 miles from the African Coast, the Canary Islands are a key region on the three-continental route, with excellent sea connections between the islands and West Africa´s main ports. There are direct weekly flights from the Canary Islands to Morocco, Senegal and Cape Verde. What´s more, many state-of-the-art submarine cables connect the Islands to the African and European continents, guaranteeing high-quality communications.
Digital business opportunity
Take advantage of the digital disruption in Africa from the Canary Islands and benefit from the best tax incentives on the planet for R&D initiatives
The Canary Islands are the perfect location for establishing the headquarters of companies that operate in Africa
African economic development
The Canary Islands are supported by the EU in order to create a common economic development area with the neighboring African countries
The Canary Islands have excellent relationships with the neighboring African countries and have signed different agreements with Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde. The Canary Islands have been backed by the EU to create a common economic development area with their neighbouring African countries. European Neighboring and Territorial Cooperation Programs have been carried out between 2007-2013, and then renewed, doubling investment, for 2014-2020.
Business and cultural ties with Africa
There is a longstanding cultural and commercial history between the Canary Islands and Africa, and because the islands are so close to the African continent, they have built up deep institutional and commercial relationships over the years. The Canary Islands are also a popular destination for West Africans because of their first-class healthcare, excellent educational infrastructure, and wide cultural, commercial, and leisure services.