As the colder months approach us it might be time to start thinking about a warm winter escape. Located close to the African coast, the Canary Islands welcome tourists all year round thanks to its fantastic consistent climate. With seven main islands to choose from you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Looking for a relaxing beach break? Somewhere to admire some scenery? Maybe somewhere to get active? Or simply just a spot to relax? No matter what type of holiday you’re seeking, there’ll be an island which fulfills your wishes.
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The largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a family favourite for a classic beach holiday. With plenty of family friendly resorts there is masses to keep the children entertained. Go all-inclusive and worry less about your spending and more about having fun. The children can have as many ice creams as they like whilst you relax on one of the breaktaking beaches on offer. You can even grab yourself an exclusive deal including water park entry to the famous Siam Park! Beyond the family facilities you’ll discover a place of extraordinary beauty, with ancient towns, epic landscapes and picturesque villages. Attracting over six million visitors a year and situated just a four hour flight away, it’s no wonder why Tenerife is consistently one of the top winter sun destinations.
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For: Active holidays, watersports, family/beach holidays
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and ideal for those who prefer a more adventurous holiday yet still want some time to relax too. Boasting beautiful scenery and home to the biggest beaches out of all the islands, this is often a holiday which attracts surfers and water enthusiasts from all over the world. Being the closest to the coast of Africa, Fuerteventura is frequently affected by the winds of the Sahara making it the perfect wind surfing destination. Other than watersports the island offers many fun activities. Get a thrill with a dune buggy tour, take a day trip to a local historic town or explore the Corralejo Natural Park to enjoy the desert beauty.
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For: Beautiful landscapes, beach holidays, adventure holidays
Whether you’re looking for picture perfect beaches to relax on, rugged coastlines to hike or vibrant nightlife to party the night away, Gran Canaria will deliver everything you’ll need. As second most popular of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is the third largest island and sees 4.5 million visits per year. Families will not be short of things to do. With a variety of sandy beaches on offer, an array watersports to try and a trio of waterparks to visit, the children will have plenty to keep them entertained. The island is also highly popular for those looking to challenge the hiking trails and road cycles. For the party seekers you’ll find yourself at home in the capital of Las Palmas. Here you’ll fall in love with the energetic night life and variety of shops and restaurants.
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For: Activity holidays, family holidays, couples holidays
Picture sunny blue skies and white sandy beaches and you’ll get Lanzarote. Although it’s a lot smaller than the other Canary Islands this doesn’t mean it is short of things to do. Families are guaranteed a fun-filled holiday with theme parks, waterparks and aquariums on offer. Whilst the nightlife also doesn’t disappoint those looking for a good-time break. Lanzarote is also extremely popular for those looking for a romantic getaway which won’t break the bank. The charming marinas and beautiful scenery is ideal for a date night. The 18th century volcanic eruptions flooded lava all over the countryside yet created some stunning landscapes to admire. With plenty of adults-only hotels on offer, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some quiet time all year round.
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For: Hiking holidays, family holidays, activity holidays
Becoming increasingly more popular, La Palma is well worth the visit thanks to its remarkable scenery, breathtaking landscapes and rugged coastline. Those who enjoy exciting hikes will discover some of the most epic trails and stunning views. For the best view Caldera de Taburiente National Park cannot be missed. You can drive most of the way up and admire the archipelago 2396m above. This quiet island is far from the crowds and will promise a quiet relaxing holiday surrounded by wide-open countryside, pine forests and vineyards. Even better that average temperatures exceed 20°C most of the year meaning you are guaranteed sunshine almost all year round.
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For: Couples holidays, hiking holidays
La Gomera is a hidden treasure and perfect for those looking to get away from the busy crowds on the more popular Canary Islands. You have to arrive by ferry from either Tenerife, La Palma or El Hierro and it’s definitely an island better suited to those more active. Most of beaches in La Gomera have dark volcanic sand and crystal clear waters. However, this island is definitely more for those who enjoy hiking and exploring thanks to it’s natural parks and rock formations. The traditional villages are also very charming and give an accurate representation to the Canary Islands’ unspoilt side.
If you’re seeking a quiet, classic break then this island is most definitely for you.
For: Active holidays, water sports enthusiasts
This island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve meaning there aren’t really any major resorts to stay in. Instead you can find eco and boutique hotels, or you can stay on another one of the canary islands and do a day trip instead. It’s definitely worth a visit where you can discover plenty of natural landmarks, exciting hikes and stunning views, despite being the smallest of the Canary Islands. You won’t find the hustle and bustle here but instead, great diving opportunities, quiet surroundings and again, guaranteed sunshine.
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