It is unlikely you haven’t heard about Spain’s Canary Islands. The ideal destination if you enjoy exploring nature reserves, lazing along the beach and appreciating sensational volcanic scenes, this dazzling bunch of islands ought to be on your radar.
Summer is just around the corner! Here’s your chance to discover this incredible destination while staying at one of the Barceló Hotel Group hotels.
With 365 days of sunshine year-round, it’s difficult to top the Canary Islands’ climate. The aptly nickname ‘Island of Eternal Spring,’ Tenerife boasts average temperatures in the wonderful 20s all year. All the islands have a cooling north-easterly breeze anyway, which maintains a pleasant consistent temperature throughout the archipelago.
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach
Where to stay…
Tenerife provides a broad selection of sophisticated accommodation with a considerable number of 5-star hotels. The Royal Hideaway Corales Beach by Barcelo, an adult-only property in Costa Adeje, as well as the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites, an indulgent hotel for families, are both perfect places for enjoying that stunning weather.
Royal Hideaway Corales Suites
If you’d like to visit one of the most stunning places in Spain and bask in its privileged climate, the Allegro Isora is the hotel for you: with over 300 apartments, it’s ideal for families.
Water sports: Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
Whilst the Canaries are usually associated with lazy beach holidays and all standard comforts of resort life, there’s way more to these islands than meets the eye, aka surfing! Known as the Hawaii of Europe due to the good waves year-round, Lanzarote attracts surfers of all levels. If you prefer your windsurfing, then Fuerteventura is your island due to its consistent winds making for fab windsurfing conditions.
Occidental Lanzarote Playa
Where to stay…
The Occidental Lanzarote Playa, a family hotel in Costa Teguise, boasts a favoured beachfront location at El Ancla Beach. It also offers a free bus service to other beaches in the area – meaning more water sport opportunities for you! The Occidental Lanzarote Mar is the hotel of choice for sports enthusiasts, thanks to its location and superb sports facilities.
Occidental Lanzarote Mar
On the other hand, the Occidental Jandía Mar is a fab option in Fuerteventura, popular for its water-based activities – whether that be a swim in the sea, or the pool, or both!
Occidental Jandia Mar
Hiking: Gran Canaria and Lanzarote
Gran Canaria is home to a truly diverse set of landscapes, waiting to be explored by its visitors and if you prefer a rural location, the centre of the island is a mountainous region perfect for hiking! Get yourself on a trekking route to the volcanic Roque Nublo and discover the impressive mountain peaks. If volcanos and lava fields are your thing, Lanzarote is home to the magical La Graciosa, which could be compared to walking through a deserted island!
Where to stay…
If you are travelling to Gran Canaria with your family, the Occidental Margaritas is a fab option with various amenities for the whole family! The key feature of this 4-star hotel is its location, being easily accessible to all the best attractions in the region.
For a more relaxed stay that still allows quick access to key attractions, choose the Barcelo Teguise Beach – Adults only in Lanzarote with its direct access to Las Cucharas Beach.
Barcelo Teguise Beach
Beaches: Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria
The lovely island of Fuerteventura is famous for its unspoiled white sandy shorelines and is a popular choice amongst sunseekers for all things beach related such as water sports and sunbathing! Being the second largest of the Canary Islands, it’s home to a multitude of beaches with the most popular being Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo. Gran Canaria is well-known for its white sand beaches too, but more interestingly, for its black lava beaches and unique giant sand dunes. So definitely one to see given the opportunity!
Barcelo Castillo Beach
Where to stay…
The Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort is a perfect hotel for families looking to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Caleta de Fuste Beach in Fuerteventura as the beach is on the hotel’s doorstep! In contrast, the Barceló Corralejo Bay – Adults only is the ideal option for those seeking an exclusive, adults-only experience.
Barcelo Corralejo Bay – Adult-Only
Occidental Jandia Playa
Meanwhile, the 5-star Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Gran Canaria, may be the one for you with plenty of facilities to keep you entertained whilst being a short stroll from the beach too!