Holidays to the Canary Islands 2016 / 2017
Spanish-owned, but located just off the North African coast, the Canary Islands are a unique blend of Moroccan and Spanish influences, bathed in year-round sunshine and an extremely popular Winter Sunshine Holiday destination. The four main destinations for Canary Islands holidays are; Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and Tenerife, although lesser-known islands like La Gomera are also popular.
At Co-operative Travel we offer cheap holidays to the Canary Islands throughout the year. Our all-inclusive package holidays to the Canary Islands offers you an exotic experience you won’t forget. With a variety of destinations, activities and resorts, there is something for everyone on the Canary Islands.
Booking Ahead - Canary Islands Holidays in 2016 / 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Canaries holidays in Winter 2016/2017 and Summer 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2016/2017 holiday to the Canary Islands has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book a Canary Islands package holiday for next year and save money now.
Canary Islands – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: The Canary Islands are a volcanic archipelago off the coast of the north-western parts of Africa and they are a part of Spain. They are known for their luxurious beaches and are very tourist oriented, making them a perfect family holiday destination.
Ideal Time to Go: The Canary Islands are a year-round destination, so it really depends on the type of holiday you are looking for. If you want pretty much gauranteed sunshine & hot temperatures and don't mind resorts being busy, then any time from May-September is ideal. The winter months are less crowded and generally cooler, but still considerably warmer than the UK.
Weather: Even during the coldest months, the Canary Islands with their typically subtropical climates see temperatures as high as 21°C; however, during these months the average temperature is around 17°C. During the hottest months the average temperature in the Canary Islands is 24°C, although they can get much hotter than that, for example, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Gran Canaria is a staggering 44.2°C!
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to the Canary Islands take less than 5 hours.
Time Difference: Canary Islands share the same time as the UK.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: The Canary Islands are home to the endangered Loggerhead Turtle.
Top Tip: Cover up! – Due to the hot climate of the Canary Islands it is very important to make sure you’re dressed well for the weather and that you have plenty of sunblock to prevent you from getting burnt.
Places to Go on Your Canary Islands Holiday
Due to the large amount of tourists who frequently visit the Canary Islands, there is no shortage of fun and beautiful places to visit during your holiday, here are some of our top picks:
Siam Park (Tenerife) – Also referred to as ‘The Water Kingdom’ Siam Park is one of the most exciting places to visit during your Canary Islands holiday whether you’re a child or an adult. You can obviously take part in many water based activities whilst you’re there, or you can relax and admire the views in one of many of their designated ‘chill areas’. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just for the kids though, as well as many child-friendly activities on site, there are also more extreme ventures to partake in for the adrenaline junkies out there.
Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote) – The land that this park sits on is made up entirely of volcanic soil. This park offers beautiful views, interesting ventures and is bound to create some marvellous memories for each member of the family.
Auditorio De Tenerife (Tenerife) – This building alone is a spectacle to behold; the fine architecture and craftsmanship of the building are nothing short of mesmerising, its unique style and innovation is enough to have anyone’s jaw hit the ground. There’s always many events taking place inside the building too, such as; conferences, conventions, product launches and much more.
Holiday Activities in the Canary Islands
For those who want an unusual and affordable beach holiday, we recommend the Canary Islands. Our all inclusive package holidays are packed with exciting new experiences; slumbering volcanoes; tropical cacti gardens, camel treks into the desert – the list goes on. Sports enthusiasts may seek out cheap package holidays in Lanzarote for the surfing excitement, while families may book all inclusive family holidays in Tenerife for the safe children’s beaches. Every island has something to offer, whatever your holiday expectations.
For those who are looking to book winter holidays to Canary Islands, the weather is generally clement and clear. With the cooling Atlantic breezes and long hours of sunshine, the Canary Islands are a perfect destination all year round. Sports and art enthusiasts alike, can book Canary Islands package holidays to Lanzarote. This island was almost completely destroyed by volcanoes in the 18th century, which makes this an iconic destination for art enthusiasts. Today, people can visit Timanfeya National Park to watch the hissing geysers, or sunbathe and surf from black sandy beaches. The work of sculptor-architect Cesar Monrique is visible everywhere and it’s thanks to him that so many cheap holidays to the Canary Islands are taken in low-rise villas, rather than high-rise hotels.
Canary Islands holidays in Gran Canaria can be a relaxing and varied experience. A lush green island of banana plantations, pine forests and friendly villages. Here, you can study the wildlife of Maspalomas, soak up the sun at picturesque Puerto Rico, or take a cultural tour of Las Palmas, the island’s capital.
If you'd like to experience more of the Canary Islands, then why not book a canaries cruise on one of the many cruise lines that travel to this wonderful destination.
From the exotic Moroccan architecture of Fuerteventura, to the sun-drenched beaches of Tenerife, Co-operative Travel provides a variety of Canary Islands holiday deals to suit the needs of every holidaymaker.
How to Get There
Direct flights to the Canary Islands are available all year round at cheap prices. Airports all over the UK offer direct flights to the Canary Islands so you should have no trouble finding a flight from an airport near you.
Map of the Canary Islands