The Canaries were designed with a holiday-maker's pleasure in mind
Bask in year round sunshine at a large selection of hotels and unwind on some truly beautiful beaches, it is little wonder why this sensational collection of islands attract visitors time after time. From quaint hillside towns to modern day beach resorts, the Canary Islands were designed with a holiday-maker’s pleasure in mind.
Situated southwest of Spain and northwest of Africa, the seven Canary Islands consist of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro. Holidays to the Canary Islands focus on the four main islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, and with constant sunshine, welcoming sea breezes and some of the best holiday resorts that the Mediterranean has to offer, a holiday to the Canaries will not let you down.
Perhaps the Canaries greatest appeal is their extreme diversity, with each of the islands offering a range of resorts that will appeal to all types of traveller. The largest and liveliest island of Tenerife is a firm favourite for British travellers and attracts thousands year after year. The extraordinary coastline of Lanzarote is a great place to enjoy the scorching sunshine, whilst both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria promise to be a truly fascinating and fantastic beach holiday.
Enjoy a holiday to the Canaries and expect fine sand beaches and fantastic coastlines found next to hilltop villages, unspoilt volcanoes and traditional towns with true Canary Island charm.
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Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Canary Islands
With superb beaches in the south of the Island, lush green forests in the northern regions and mountain ranges in the middle, Gran Canaria has something for everyone. No surprise it's such a favourite with sun seekers from all over the World. Holidays in Gran Canaria can be as busy or relaxing as you wish to make them.
Gran Canaria is located in the middle of the Canary Islands Archipelago between Fuerteventura and Tenerife. It is a perfect choice for both Winter & Summer Holidays.
Maspalomas offers the best beaches on the island and the resort of Playa de Ingles has a very lively nightlife scene. If you don't want to spend your nights partying and your days relaxing on the Beach, Gran Canaria also offers a whole host of attractions including shopping in the island's capital, Las Palmas which dates back to the 15th century and has a population of nearly 360,000. This is by far the biggest city in the Canary Islands.
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Lanzarote is the fourth largest and most easterly of the Canary Islands
Situated only 78 miles from Africa, Lanzarote has the perfect year round climate for beach holidays. The Island measure 38 miles long and is 12 miles wide and offers cheap accommodation to luxury hotels. Lanzarote is a volcanic Island and has some lovely white sandy beaches such as Papagayo and Playa Blanca.
The airport is situated in Arrecife and from here you can explore the resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa teguise and Timanfaya national park.
One thing you can guarantee from your Lanzarote holiday is vibrant nightlife in the lively resort of Puerto del Carmen to peace and quiet in the more chilled resorts of Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise.
A warm welcome is assured from the many Lanzarote hotels which offer anything from self catering, bed & breakfast, Half board and All Inclusive holidays. Places of interest include Puerto Calero which has an impressive marina, Haria located in the valley of a thousand palms, Tias, one of the oldest towns in Lanzarote and Yaiza, once voted the prettiest village in the whole of Spain
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Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and also the Liveliest
Tenerife enjoys year round warmth and sunshine and is located off the coast of Africa. The Island offers a choice of hotels and all types of holiday activities whether you’re a sun bathing fan wanting paradise or sports nut in search of water sports on the ocean waves. Enjoy the golden sandy beaches and some of the liveliest nightlife in Playa de Las Americas, the traditional restaurants of Los Cristianos or quiet island gems like San Miguel.
Known as a real holiday hotspot all year round, Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and is packed with attractions to make sure your holiday is one to remember. As the number one Mediterranean year-round destination, it is the island of choice for many sun seekers in the winter months, when it’s tempting to leave the bad weather behind and enjoy the sundrenched shores. With an impressive average annual temperature of 20 degrees, Tenerife can deliver bright sunshine almost every day.
Different to many Mediterranean destinations, Tenerife offers a wide choice of things to do for the people who visit it’s shores. Its landscape varies dramatically in scenery , with a very , volcanic, lunar-like landscape in Southern parts and rugged coastline and subtropical vegetation and climate in the North. Resorts on the island are all very different, and range from lively and vibrant to subdued and quiet.
Most people who holiday in Tenerife tend to choose the busier South side of the island, which is home to miles of man-made sandy beaches, a lively nightlife and a large selection of modern day facilities. For young groups seeking the best nightlife then Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are the resorts to head for. Here you will find karaoke bars, nightclubs, cafes and 18-30’s hotels which are open all year round.
A selection of hotels, apartments in all the main resorts can be found and further North you will find. Puerto de la Cruz which is the oldest resort in Tenerife. Here the restaurants are plentiful and you can find traditional Spanish tapas bars where you can relax and enjoy true Mediterranean hospitality.
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