There’s a beach for everyone – from the golden sands of Fuerteventura to
the hidden coves of Lanzarote.
Kids will love splashing about in Gran Canaria’s Aqualand.
The party goes on all night at the clubs in Tenerife’s Playa De Las
Language:The language spoken in the
Canary Islands is Spanish.
Currency:The currency used in the
Canary Islands is Euro (€).
Local time:The Canary Islands are 1
hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to:There is an airport on all
seven of the Canary Islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La
Gomera and El Hierro. Two airports serve northern and southern Tenerife.
Flight time from UK:4-4.5
Tourist Information:Further Canary
Islands tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health: Before you travel,click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and health
for your holiday to Majorca.
Weather & Climate
Best time to visit Canary Islands:Spring and Autumn
The weather in the Canary Islands is pleasant all year round. It’s hot
and dry in the summer, with temperatures often reaching the 30s (°C). November can bring heavy
rains to some parts including Tenerife.
By bus:Bright green buses nicknamed
“guaguas” make getting around in the Canary Islands easy and cheap.
By taxi: Taxis in the resorts and
cities of the Canary Islands are easy to spot and all have meters.
By car hire:Hiring a car is a good
option for exploring some of the more remote places in the Canary Islands
Carnival timeCome in February when
the islands explode in a riot of colour during carnival time. Join the fun in the biggest
carnival in the Canaries, when the spirit of Rio takes over Tenerife’s capital city, Santa
Cruz. The dancing goes on all night during two weeks of parties.
Semana SantaCelebrate Easter in
lively Canarian style during the festivities of “Semana Santa”, or Holy Week.
Gay PrideMay in Gran Canaria brings
one of Spain’s largest Gay Pride parties, with the streets of Maspalomas filled with colourful
Seven islands with seven completely different personalities – the Canary
Islands entice you with their sheer variety. Nature has blessed these volcanic islands near the
African coast with breathtaking landscapes, sandy beaches and a wonderful year-round climate.
Savour the peace of tiny El Hierro or join the fun in Tenerife’s lively
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, home to Spain’s highest
mountain, fine sandy beaches and some of the archipelago’s most vibrant nightlife. Lanzarote’s
lunar landscape of dark volcanic sand contrasts with the golden beaches of the coast. They call
Gran Canaria a “mini continent”, with rocky beaches dotting the northern coast and pale sands
covering the south. Fuerteventura
has the most beaches of the Canary Islands, with vast dunes stretching for miles. La Palma is
the greenest, its uncannily clear skies drawing stargazers from around the world. Nature lovers
head to La Gomera and El Hierro for their forest trails.
largest and most popular of the Canary Island holiday destinations, combines popular coastal
resorts with spectacular mountain scenery. Book a Tenerife hotel in upmarket Costa Adeje on the
south-west coast for relaxing evenings by the marina and lazy days on the golden sands of Playa
beautiful sandy beaches ring the dramatic volcanic interior of the island that’s the closest to
Africa. Head to the south-west corner to stay in a Lanzarote hotel near the secluded cove at
Playas de Papagayo. Relax on the black sand beaches of tranquil Playa Quemada.
is almost as popular as Tenerife, but you can find plenty of quieter places when you book a
Gran Canaria hotel. The old fishing village of Puerto de Mogán on the southern coast has an
attractive marina lined with bars and cafés.
offers miles of broad, white, sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, sea breezes from Africa give
this island a perfect year-round climate. It also has a beautiful volcanic landscape, sand
dunes at Corralejo, local markets and relaxing bars. Book your holiday to Fuerteventura for
some of the loveliest beaches in the Canary Islands.
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