Spread across an archipelago of seven diverse islands, the Canaries offer just about everything one might need from an enjoyable break. Home to rugged natural landscapes and idyllic pearlescent beaches, to cosmopolitan hotels and interesting ancient architecture, the islands boast the perfect blend of culture, relaxation and modern amenities.
Whether you want to escape the sun starved winter and catch some rays, or you want to get lost in some spirited nightlife, the Canary Islands can answer your holiday prayers…
Dramatic Volcanoes on Lanzarote
UNESCO awarded Lanzarote boasts some of the Canary Islands’ most interesting natural landscapes. Home to around 300 resting volcanoes, this spectacular island boasts some unique and enthralling environmental sights and experiences. Whether you tread the volcanic soils of the Timanfaya National Park, or you dine in a restaurant that cooks it food from the heat of a volcano, Lanzarote offers some distinctive encounters.
Those looking to top up the tan will find an endless array of modern luxury resorts perched along white sandy beaches whilst culture fans can follow in the famed artistic footsteps of Cesar Manrique, who was responsible for many of the island’s interesting buildings.
Finding Culture in Tenerife
One of the most popular of the Canary Islands, Tenerife hides much more substance underneath its misconstrued tourist shroud of British resorts, pubs and fried breakfasts. Its popular resorts, such as Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are home to luxury hotels, superb golf courses and entertaining theme parks, so they provide the ideal setting for a family break.
Its capital, Santa Cruz is a diverse, traditional city filled with colorful colonial houses, captivating little museums and enchanting local galleries.
The island’s cities and resorts sit nestled between a spectacular lunar like landscape that reaches towards the Pico del Teide mountain and its national park, providing a natural haven for outdoor sports and adventurous activities.
Boasting a more verdant lush landscape than the other islands, La Palma’s green grounds are often dubbed Isla Bonita, the Beautiful Island. Home to flourishing forests, rugged volcanoes and slick black sandy beaches, this impressive destination captivates many who come to visit.
Tourists will find culture across the island’s pastel colored villages and towns, whilst adventurers can cross its coastal cliffs and spy some dramatic scenery.
Entertainment in Gran Canaria
Also awash with modern tourist attractions and sites, Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for some laid back fun in the sun, peppered by visits to the theme parks, aqua parks and bustling resort centers. Its capital is found in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which spills across a network is winding cobbled streets and pretty plazas, and is home to some interesting museums and ancient structures.
Those in need of some adrenaline thrills will find it along the dramatic, craggy coast of Maspalomas, which is famed for its diving and windsurfing.
Off the Beaten Tourist Trail
Fans of Fuerteventura come for its untouched pale sandy beaches, which impressively stretch across the island’s coast alongside some of the quieter hotels in the Canary Islands.
The littlest of all the islands, El Hierro offers the chance to experience unaffected landscapes and bays, laid back local life and some spectacular sights from its lush forests and cliff tops.
Sitting quietly to the west of Tenerife, La Gomera boasts some of the archipelago’s most stunning natural countryside. Treasured amongst outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, this untouched island provides the perfect local experience.