With all year round sun and fun, the Canary Islands are so diverse you will have a dream holiday in the Canary Islands whether you are a family, couple or friends whatever time of the year.
Gran Canaria has earned its title of "A Continent In Miniature" for its dazzling variety of climates, geographies and vegetation, which differs massively across the island.
Almost a perfectly round island, the overall appearance and environment changes as you travel around the perimeter. At the top of the island lies the main city of Las Palmas, a thriving city that is now home to over 400,000 people, almost twice the number of just a couple of decades ago. Situated adjacent to two spectacular beaches, Alcaravaneras and Las Caletas, some tourists simply come to Las Palmas and spend their entire holiday there as it offers the best of the magnificent island of Gran Canaria without having to travel around to the other sections.
Halfway down the eastern coast is the lovely seaside town of Melenara and Gran Canaria Airport. Heading further south are the wonders of Playa de Arinaga, which is one of the most peaceful and secluded seashores on Gran Canaria.
All that peace and quiet seems to evaporate as we reach the lively resorts of Playa Del Ingles and Maspalomas. These interlinked resort towns are a gigantic festival of spectacular beaches, magnificent seascapes and the world renowned Saharan dunes of Maspalomas.
When it comes to natural beauty, panoramic vistas, superlative attractions and the thoroughly astounding geological wonders of the mighty Mount Teide volcano, the highest peak in Spain, many agree that among all the jewels in the Canarian archipelago's crown, Tenerife is the one that shines the brightest!
By far the most popular with British tourists of all the Canary Islands, thousands flock to Tenerife every year for the fantastic combination of sun, sea and sand! The south coast is the main tourist area, marked by the magnificent sugar sand beaches of Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos set adjacent to craggy hillsides at the foot of the mighty snow capped Mount Teide. Yet just a few miles away and you are in the midst of a lush sub-tropical paradise dotted with banana plantations and brightly coloured orchids. The north shore is centred around Puerto De La Cruz, a romantic old Canarian town that lacks a beach but is home to an amazing world renowned saltwater lake complex called Lago De Martianez designed Cesar Manrique.
Although Fuerteventura is the second closest island to the Sahara in the Canarian archipelago, it is surprisingly the driest, receiving even less rainfall than bone-dry Lanzarote to the east. The choice of activities available to people on holidays to Fuerteventura are endless.
If you want some education and culture whilst holidaying in Fuerteventura, visit Tuineje, Betancuria and Antigua to explore the castles, fortresses, towers and other remains of countless English and Berber pirate raids.
For a more relaxing time, sunbathe and swim on a completely isolated enormous beach where you might see no one for miles such as Barlovento, Cofete, or Sotavento Beach. You can also enjoy a championship round of golf on the Elba Palace Golf Resort Hotel's excellent eighteen hole course, visit a thrilling lava cave, relax in any of the fantastic hotels in Fuerteventura, go shopping in any of the island's fascinating designer boutiques, artisan shops, or attend the re-enactment of the Battle of Tamasite where the local forces, you guessed it, wiped out the British invaders.
One of the main attractions of the island is for its water sports. Enthusiasts from all over Europe and the world flock to the endless Fuerteventura beaches to engage in world class sailing and windsurfing, magnificent surfing and kiteboarding, and almost any sport you can engage in that requires wind and waves!
Lanzarote is often described as having a lunar landscape but don't worry - it's fully equipped with its own share of stunningly white beaches for you to stretch your legs on!
The magical island of Lanzarote is located just 70 miles off the Saharan Coast and is the closest of the Canarian archipelago to the mighty continent of Africa. The island is the fourth largest in the chain, measuring 37 miles by 12 miles.
Lanzarote is an arid island with an exceptionally dry and warm climate where the temperature exceeds 20 degrees in every month of the year, even in the middle of winter! With next to no rainfall, you can see why so many people choose to go on holiday to Lanzarote to escape the unpredictable weather of life in the UK.
Lanzarote is an island of lunar landscapes, craggy black up thrusts and endless expanses of barren desert so alien that many of the location scenes in The Planet Of The Apes were filmed here. That said,Lanzarote is a great choice for the holidaymaker seeking extraordinary beaches and phenomenal windsurfing opportunities. With a huge range of hotels in Lanzarote offering all the sophisticated and modern amenities, facilities and services, this is the ultimate place to dry out and relax in the endless sunshine!
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If your idea of summer doesn't include drizzly British rain and grey skies, then a holiday to the Canaries is perfect for you. Its unique location makes the Canary Islands almost as warm in winter as in summer! With average monthly temperatures ranging between 20 and 30 degrees the Canaries can provide you with that sought after summer tan in January, as well as allowing you to avoid the summer holiday crush!
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All of the Canary Islands have diverse landscape, ranging from the long, exquisite beaches of Fuerteventura, all the way to the volcanic mountain ranges which cut through the centre of Tenerife. Indeed, Tenerife offers the unique experience of sunbathing whilst enjoying the breathtaking snow-capped mountains in the distance!
The Canary Islands' fantastic natural geography comes as a result of volcanic activity - they are in fact volcanic islands. However, today, the Canarian volcanoes are dormant, meaning an eruption is not something you need to pack for! So whichever island you choose, prepare to experience some of the finest scenery that any holiday will ever have to offer- book your picture perfect holiday with On the Beach today!
Things To Do on Canaries HolidaysThere are hundreds of things to do on the Canary Islands. Holidays in this neck of the woods will leave you spoilt for choice. You'll be spoilt for choice. What ever you're looking for you'll find it here; nightlife, restaurants, beaches, nature, sport, history, wildlife, culture, and much more.
The Canary Islands' original inhabitants hailed from neighbouring Africa, with cave paintings courtesy of this civilisation still preserved today. The luscious landscape of the islands was a perfect canvas for agricultural cultivation, allowing inhabitants to provide for themselves and live self-sufficiently. However, this capability for successful farming attracted foreign interest, and in the 15th century the islands were invaded by the Spanish, who used the islands for trading of both sugar cane and wine. More recently, the Canaries were subject to the regime and occupation of General Franco, and since his death have applied democracy across the islands. Today, the islands are ruled by the Canarian Coalition.
NightlifeParty resorts such as Playa del Ingles in Southern Gran Canaria and Playa de las Americas in South Tenerife have long been the favourite haunts of young holidaymakers looking for nightlife, sun and fun at a budget price. These two Canary Islands resorts remain the top two party locations on the Canaries, with enough bars, clubs, restaurants, watersports, beach lounging and holiday resort attractions to please the hardest playing partygoers!
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The Canary Islands are a perfect year-round holiday choice for many. With outdoor adventure, cosmopolitan resorts and a vast number of beautiful beaches and secluded coves, a holiday in the Canary Islands is ideal for families, couples, friends, singles and experienced travelers.
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