The Canary Islands welcomed 5,624,062 foreign tourists from January to June this year , 12.4 per cent more than the same period in 2013.
This figure is a new high for the first half of the year, the best since records began according to data released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
In June alone 769,586 tourists from countries other than Spain chose the Canaries for their holiday, a 8.1 per cent increase over the same month of 2013, which at that time was the best June in the archipelago since statistics began to be published by Frontur in 2000.
The boom in the Canaries puts them at the top of the league table of Spanish regions for foreign tourists during the first half of the year, second only to Catalonia, with 7.12 million.
Specifically for June, Frontur highlights the growth of 8.1% as being due to its two major tourism markets: the UK and Germany.
The breakdown data indicates that 324,125 British, 188,015 Germans, 47,254 Irish, 28,862 citizens of the Nordic countries and 28,326 French nationals visited the archipelago in June.
Between the islands, Tenerife is in first place, with 279,236 foreign tourists in June, followed by Gran Canaria, with 172,681; Lanzarote, with 163,317; and Fuerteventura, with 147,041.
In the whole of Spain, the figures for the first half of the year also marked a record influx of foreigners, with 28 million tourists, 7.3 per cent more than in 2013.