Poisonous animals

The toxic jellyfish "Portuguese galere"
The toxic jellyfish "Portuguese galere"
The toxic jellyfish "Portuguese galere"
The toxic jellyfish "Portuguese galere"

On the Canary Islands there are no toxic reptiles (snakes) or insects (scorpions).

BUT: On the coast and in the sea you should be extra careful! Especially with the so-called "Portuguese gallerys", a kind of jellyfish which is highly toxic and can be fatal!

Natural, possible dangers on the Canary islands

The Canary Islands are active volcanoes, and volcanoes that were active time not too long ago. So in the future they can become active again. This can happen any time and so we should respect craters. Earthquakes may also be a possible danger any time, so be careful at craters, steep areas where rockfall is possible and at the coast. On Lanzarote there are desert-like conditions, and you should never do a hike alone and without sufficient drinking water . Partial areas are closed to the public and are if the national park guards catch you a fine is possible. The export of any rocks or mineral samples is prohibited.