'A classic destination for holidaymakers from around the world, the Canary Islands are perfect for both lazy sunbathing and crazy partying'
No matter what type of holiday you have planned for your getaway, the Canary Islands have it all. These exotic isles in the Atlantic Ocean have become a classic destination for holidaymakers from around the world, but if you think you know what the Canaries have to offer, think again. There is always something new waiting to be discovered in this exciting Spanish destination.
Where to go
Each and every one of the islands in this archipelago has something unique to offer visitors. If, when you hear the name Tenerife, you think of wild parties with the best DJs in Europe and new friends waiting to be made then head to the resort of Playa de las Americas in the south of the island and you won’t be disappointed. If it’s peace and quiet that you have in mind for your holiday then rest assured the bright lights and busy streets will definitely not be an issue in La Gomera. This quiet Canary Island stands out for its breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery which attracts keen hikers and nature enthusiasts from far and wide. Fuerteventura is a haven for active holidaymakers, as its rolling shores are famed for having the ideal conditions for watersports such as surfing and diving.
Canary Islands holidays
Wherever you decide to stay you’re sure to fall in love with the landscape of these islands with black sand and blissful beaches, while the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the local communities will make you want to return time and time again.
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Things to see
It goes without saying that there is no shortage of sightseeing opportunities spread out across the five Canary Islands. Whatever it is you dream of seeing and snapping for your holiday photo album, you can find it in these historic isles. The colonial city of San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife has been designated a UNESCO World heritage site thanks to its fascinating cultural history which spans centuries and the amazing architecture this history has left behind. This is a must-see for keen holiday historians, with cathedrals, chapels and houses dating from the 15th to 18th centuries.
If you’d rather explore the natural scenery of the Canaries, either by foot, bicycle or even horseback then you have plenty of places to pick from. Gran Canaria is a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve and well known for its dramatic landscapes, covered with volcanic cliffs, tropical flora and some of Spain’s most stunning beaches. Teide National Park in Tenerife and Timanfaya in Lanzarote also offer scenes of unspoilt, rugged nature.
Things to do
Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends or have the entire family in tow, you’ll find activities in all the Canary Islands to keep your holiday fun and full of action. In Tenerife, resort centres come alive at night with bars, clubs and restaurants while by day there is just as much to get up to. Spend your days visiting the world-renowned Siam amusement park, with its rollercoasters, dizzying heights and family-friendly flumes. Lanzarote is best known for its volcanic scenery and as a result, guided walks, wildlife-watching and off-road buggy tours through the countryside are all extremely popular. Fuerteventura is for the more active holidaymakers, with an abundance of watersport activities including boat safaris, scuba diving classes and jet-skiing.