Striking volcanoes, historical sites, lush forest, lunar landscapes and stretches of beautiful beaches… welcome to the Canary Islands. The rugged volcanic isles are renowned for their black and white sands, warm atmosphere and picturesque scenery. A world of year-round sunshine and rustic charm, it’s no surprise that these enchanting islands have become a favourite holiday choice for many Brits.
Whether its winter or summer, families can enjoy long sunny days here and idyllic seafronts. A trip to this destination guarantees you a slower pace of life, clear waters and unrivalled cuisine… what’s not to love?
With an enchanting blend of old and new, you will find Spanish architecture seamlessly merged with modern hotels and five-star facilities throughout the Canaries. Marvel at the lush greenery of La Gomera’s national park, the pine-forests in Gran Canaria’s striking mountainous or the falling waterfalls of La Palma. While Lanzarote’s lava fields will leave you speechless, Fuerteventura stuns with its ancient landmarks, hidden coves and epic waves.
A land of eternal spring, Tenerife the largest of them all, is famed for its striking Mount Teide as well as its after dark destinations and vivacious yearly carnival in its capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. With a wealth of luxurious resorts and great excursions, not to mention the world-class waterpark, Siam, it’s easy to understand why families return year after year.
The versatile land and consistent warm weather make these island’s a sport lovers paradise. Trek up a mountain, hike to the mouth of the volcano, enjoy leisurely beach strolls and endless rounds of golf, you name it, the Canary Islands will surely oblige. If you’re up for getting wet and wild, you’ll be pleased to know that the choices of watersports are endless. Snorkel in enticing warm waters, or scuba dive beneath and discover more than 350 species of exotic fish. With intense winds and big waves in many parts of the islands, pump up the adrenaline with kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing.
Slow down the pace with camel rides, a game of tennis, horse treks and scenic catamaran cruises. Boasting many harbours dotted around the coastlines, dine out and relish the rural island life in one of the authentic eateries or fresh seafood spots. Alternatively, why not give fishing a go and see if you can catch your supper? With its Spanish heritage, it’s only right you savour tapas and visit a vineyard at least once throughout your visit.
After dark destinations will spoil you for choice with traditional pubs, bar strips, cocktail venues, high-end restaurants and themed clubs to choose from. With multiple islands under its belt, the Canaries is an all-rounder. A sunshine paradise to please all your senses and keep the whole family happy at any time of the year thanks to its beautiful beaches, endless sports, mouthwatering cuisine and top-notch hotels.
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Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +0
- Best Foodie Hangout: Grill Costa Mar in Gran Canaria
- Instagram Opportunity: Mount Teide, Tenerife
- Packing Essential: Sunglasses
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 17°c||Feb: 17°c||Mar: 18°c|
|Apr: 18°c||May: 19°c||Jun: 21°c|
|Jul: 23°c||Aug: 24°c||Sep: 23°c|
|Oct: 22°c||Nov: 20°c||Dec: 17°c|