The Canary Islands: Health Destination
Many people choose the Canary Islands for their holidays and decide to repeat the experience over and over again, others choose to spend lengthy extended holidays here and a number of people finally take the decision to settle down permanently in the islands. There are a number of reasons to explain why the islands are known as “Las Islas Afortunadas” (The Fortunate Islands) and just why people find them so attractive.
Since the times of the ancient Greeks, the islands have been known for their healing powers and for the beneficial effects of their climate; considered nowadays as “the best climate in the world”, with an average temperature of 21ºC and 3000 hours of sunlight per year.
From the 17th century onward, after several expeditions to the islands led by experts, therapies based on bathing in the sea and fresh air in the region were thoroughly recommended, owing to the proven benefits of the warm sea breeze.
By the end of the 19th century, thousands of tourists were visiting the islands in search of a cure or an improvement in their health for rheumatic complaints, skin conditions and, moreover, for respiratory illnesses.
The Canary Islands and Health
- The climate and lifestyle are undoubtedly extremely beneficial to one’s health and people from all over the world still visit the Canary Islands to renew their energies, body and mind.
- Furthermore, apart from the natural resources, the islands boast most reputable medical services. The Spanish Healthcare System having been ranked 7th in the world by the World Health Organization and is considered one of the best in Europe.
- In the Canary Islands, there are a number of excellent medical centres, public and private hospitals, that are equipped the latest technology and highly-qualified professionals who are used to dealing with international patients.
If you are looking for treatment abroad, the Canary Islands are undoubtedly one of the best options. Check out our services on our website and contact us for more information on Medical and Health Tourism.
Canary Medical Key – Caring for you