British holiday makers adore the Canary Islands for their 500+ beaches, spectacular year-round weather, and rugged beauty – not to mention the family fun and the party opportunities.
This Spanish archipelago attracts around 14 million visitors every year to its volcanic black and powdery white beaches, hungry to try the delightful local cuisine or to enjoy the blissful scenery and nature walks. If you’re bringing the family, Lanzarote offers long stretches of white-sand beaches and Tenerife has the theme parks Loro Parque and Siam Park. If you’re with your partner and looking for a more vibrant adult atmosphere, in the evenings when you aren’t relishing the beaches or enjoying the islands’ naturally wild hiking spots, you can immerse yourself in the nightlife.
4 - 5 hours
20°C (January) – 28°C (August)
Tenerife is perhaps the most well-known and celebrated of the Canary Islands by holiday makers in the UK. The exceptional nightlife of the Playa de las Americas resort, the sun-kissed beaches of Los Cristianos, and the excellent restaurants across the island make Tenerife a paradise for British visitors.
Mount Teide National Park is a pristine World Heritage Site that features Spain’s highest mountain peak. There are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained too, like the Thai-themed waterpark Siam Park and the Museum of Science and the Cosmos. You can even go caving in Cueva del Viento!
Lanzarote is famous for its surreal, moonlike landscape and sensational weather that complements its beaches, its fun-packed theme parks, and its water attractions. The island offers lively holidays in Puerto del Carmen, stylish seaside city breaks in Arrecife, or chilled-out stays in towns such as Matagorda or Playa de los Pocillos.
UNESCO have given Lanzarote the status of a World Biosphere Reserve, meaning that it contains ecosystems that are so important they need to be protected.
Costa Teguise is found at the east of Lanzarote and provides visitors with aquamarine waters, exciting hiking opportunities, and an eclectic nightlife. The aquapark is perfect for children, while adults might like to try golfing beside a volcano before a relaxing evening spent enjoying restaurants and bars on the resort’s long promenade. Few attractions can beat Costa Teguise’s five sandy beaches though!
Popular with families as well as couples and friends, Fuerteventura offers a slightly more relaxed holiday than its sister islands – though you can still find many a lively night out to the north in Corralejo. Among the island’s 125 miles of coastline, you’ll find two of TripAdvisor’s “Top Ten Beaches in Europe” on Fuerteventura. It’s also home to some of the best watersports opportunities in Europe, and is particularly great for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
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