There are many theories out there why so many ex-pat marriages fail after such a short time living in their new found Mediterranean lifestyle.Many turn to Spain or another country in an effort to 'change' a prior life of monotony and boredom or maybe to try to rescue a failing relationship.Since the mass tourism boom of the 1970s and 80s, the Canaries have had an image problem among independent travellers.But away from the resorts' bars and restaurants, there's a far more exotic side to the islands.What people don't realise is that the pressures on anybody moving to a new country are probably greater than those in our own countries.
According to the chronicles, the inhabitants of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote were referred to as Maxos, Gran Canaria was inhabited by the Canarii, El Hierro by the Bimbaches, La Palma by the Auaritas and La Gomera by the Gomeros.
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.
Hola y bienvenido a Las Islas Canarias, or hello and welcome to the Canary Islands!
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