The wonderful, volcanic Canary Islands off the coasts of Africa have long been a Spanish colony and now an official part of Spain. Since the 60’s flocks of tourists have visited the islands in order to enjoy the yearlong sunshine, exquisite sandy beaches and of course partying and relaxing respectively. However, one of the things that gives those islands their distinct charm, are their small picturesque villages. Often situated inland, with colourful or whitewashed houses along with old churches adorning them, villages in the Canaries are a spectacle in themselves. If you plan on heading on a holiday to the Canary Islands, here are 5 picturesque villages to explore and escape from the tourist hustle and bustle.