Canaries Holidays

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With year-round sun, delicious cuisine and well over 500 beaches, it’s no surprise that British holidaymakers continue to flock to the Canary Islands. A flight time of just over 4 hours and great-value hotels also contribute to making the Islands an ever-popular choice.

Beaches
With over 500 beaches dotted around the Canary Islands, it’s not hard to see why people continue to return to their shores. From beaches covered in white sand, such as Costa Calma in Fuerteventura to the volcanic sands at Los Patos beach in Tenerife, there really is a whole palette of beaches to choose from.

Culture
Locals are known for being admirably friendly – especially with tourists - and are usually full of brilliant tips on where to go and what to do so you’ll be kept completely in-the-know. Gran Canaria Pride takes place twice a year with a summer and a winter event while an annual carnival is held in February in the lead up to Ash Wednesday with parades, costumes and live music.

Food & Drink
Canarian cuisine is fresh, simple and full of flavour. For example, you must try mojos, a variety of sauces served with potatoes, meat or fish or enjoy a glass of the sweet Malmsey wine, produced in the La Geria area of Lanzarote.

Nightlife
You’ll find lively nightlife in each of the Canary Islands, although some resorts are more well-known for their party offerings than others. Playa de las Americas in Tenerife, for example, is often referred to as the party haven of the Canaries. You’ll also find chilled-out restaurants and beachfront cocktail bars in most resorts – the perfect way to end a great day in the sun.

Important Information
Currency: Euro
Flight Time: 4.5 hours
Language: Spanish
Time difference: +0

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Top Canaries Hotels

Jardin del Atlantico

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Occidental Lanzarote Playa

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Caleta Garden

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Laguna Park II

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

BelleVue Aquarius

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canaries

Oasis Dunas

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare

Origo Mare, Fuerteventura, Canaries

THB Tropical Island

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canaries

Las Piramides Resort

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Sol Lanzarote All Inclusive

Matagorda, Lanzarote, Canaries

Occidental Margaritas

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Arena

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Las Floritas

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Aguamarina Golf Hotel

Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries

Blue Sea Costa Bastian

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Barcelo Teguise Beach - Adults Only

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Turbo Club

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Sol Tenerife

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Green Field

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Caleta Dorada

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Aguamarina Golf Apartments

Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries

Castillo San Jorge, Antigua

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Vista Oasis Bungalows

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canaries

H10 Rubicon Palace

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canaries

Ocean View - Adults Only

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Geranios Suites & Spa

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Paloma Beach Apartments

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canaries

Eden Apartments

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Hesperia Bristol Playa

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Canaries Weather

The Canary Islands enjoy great weather all year round due to their location just off the west coast of Africa.

Summer months have an average of 24°C with highs of 28°C while December and January see temperatures drop to a still warm 17°C.

July and August see the smallest amount of rainfall with an average of 1 rainy day while the winter months are slightly wetter with an average of 6 rainy days.

Jan 13ºC
Feb 15ºC
Mar 16ºC
Apr 18ºC
May 21ºC
Jun 24ºC
Jul 27ºC
Aug 27ºC
Sep 25ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 16ºC
Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Canaries Holidays

Theme Parks
One of the largest waterparks in Europe, Siam Park in Tenerife, promises a fun-filled day for all the family. Get your adrenaline pumping with the 28m-high Tower Power or sit back, relax and take it easy on the Mai Thai Lazy River.

Vibrant Nightlife
If you’re hoping to dance until the early hours, Playa de las Americas in Tenerife has 2 main strips, both lined with bars and clubs including the hugely-popular Linekers Bar. DJs make regular appearances at Tramps Bar, while Murphy’s Irish Pub is great for live music.

Surfing Lessons
Due to their location in southern Europe, each of the Canary Islands offer great surfing opportunities, although Corralejo in Fuerteventura and La Santa in Lanzarote tend to get the bigger waves. Classes are available on most beaches whether you’re a surfing master or want to learn a new skill.

Canaries Resorts

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura

Rolling dunes, rugged low-lying mountains and desert plains give Fuerteventura holidays their unique atmosphere, but it is their stunning beaches that…

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Holidays to Gran Canaria promise a mix of great weather, friendly locals and delicious food and drink. The mix of popular and lesser-known beaches and…

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Lanzarote

Lanzarote

Lanzarote holidays have it all: great weather, volcanic landscapes and tasty cuisine. Relax on one of the many beaches, explore the rich culture or tr…

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Tenerife

Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is an incredibly popular holiday destination for both summer and winter sun holidays. The majority o…

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