With its gloriously sandy beaches, majestic mountains and diverse landscapes, these islands aim to cater for all tastes – whether you’re craving a romantic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life or an action-packed family break filled with activities, Canary Islands holidays will fit the bill.
Tenerife is a great place to head to if you’re looking for picture-perfect landscapes and a laid-back feel – enjoy the soft, golden sands of the beaches or head to Mount Teide for something more challenging. If you’ve got the little ones in tow, head to Lanzarote – there are numerous attractions to keep the kids busy.
Heading to the stunning island of Fuerteventura will guarantee you an action-packed and scenically beautiful escape during your Canary Islands holidays. In addition to the remarkable sandy beaches, dramatic landscapes and engaging points of interest, the island is perhaps best known for its fantastic water sports scene, particularly those that capitalise on Fuerteventura’s windy conditions. Wind surfing and kite surfing are massive, with active holidaymakers viewing the island as a mecca for water sports. Diving and snorkelling are also popular, with some great schools offering tours and tuition in the warm and clear waters of the ocean. If you’d rather chill during your holidays to the Canary Islands and soak up some desirable winter sun, the beaches of El Cotillo and Playa del Matorral will appease those seeking sun, sand and sea, while the incredible landscapes of the Corralejo National Park will satisfy lovers of the great outdoors.
Relaxation and Leisure in Lanzarote
Arid landscapes characterise the wonderful island of Lanzarote, famed for its spectacular volcanic lands to the west of the island, its rugged coastline and dreamy beaches, as well as a vibrant water sports scene, the island serves as a rewarding retreat for those on Canary Islands holidays. Among the most fascinating sites on the island is the Timanfaya National Park, a preserved area which was the site of immense volcanic eruptions in the early 1700s; today the park is an incredible place to explore. After exploring the park, spend some time exploring the coast. The rugged coastline is a stunning area to traverse by foot, while others will find satisfaction by getting in the water, with great snorkelling, diving, canoeing, and particularly surfing, extremely popular around the island’s beaches and coastal resorts. If you’re seeking more relaxation and indulgence rather than action and adventure, head to the wonderful beach resorts of Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen.
Spending your holidays to the Canary Islands in Tenerife will allow you to explore and indulge in numerous tourist-friendly avenues. Museums and monuments provide an insight into the island’s rich history; the mountain ranges provide a playground for hikers and bikers, particularly Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide, while the hustle bustle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the beautiful volcanic sand beaches will deliver even more excitement during your time on the island. The rugged beauty of the island is easy to access, as are a number of beautiful and authentic villages found within the mountains, blessed by immense scenery and captivating traditions. The capital of the island is home to some great museums and delectable eateries, while the World Heritage city of La Laguna provides another window into traditional Tenerife. If it is indulgence, comfort and relaxation you’re after from your Canary Islands holidays, look no further than a luxurious beach resort escape, provided by the likes of Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and El Medano.
Gorgeous Gran Canaria
The largest of the Canary Islands is famed for its diverse landscapes, spanning green and steep vistas in the north and dry and flat environments in the south, offering various opportunities to holidaymakers on the island, from paradisiacal beach lifestyle to some fantastic outdoor adventure, both in and out of the water. Gran Canaria is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast, home to one of Europe’s finest scuba diving scenes, immense hiking around remarkable mountain scenery and stunning cave villages, superb surfing and great golfing – the island is a melting pot of action and adventure. For those looking for a little more tranquillity during their holidays to the Canary Islands, look no further than the wonderful beach resorts of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, ensuring relaxation, luxury and comfort during your time on the island of Gran Canaria.
Lucid La Gomera
Labelled ‘The Magic Isle’, it is difficult to deny that there is something special about this sedate and isolated island, easily the most laid-back of the Canary Islands and for many, the most alluring. La Gomera is a walker’s paradise, home to some beautiful and wonderfully-rewarding hiking trails that will lead visitors through mountains and forests. You can expect to encounter waterfalls, peaks, forests, dramatic rock formations and valleys throughout your time exploring the island, with the jewel in La Gomera’s crown, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Garajonay National Park providing the height of these attractions. You can add a more sedate vibe to your Canary Islands holidays by hitting the beaches, with some rocky and sandy options available to travellers looking to capture the sunshine over sunset views from the mountains.