• The Canaries on a budget

    The Canaries on a budget

    If you plan on visiting the Canary Islands anytime soon, you’ll be pleased to know that it can be an affordable trip in the sun. You’re bound to find a cheap holiday to any of the four Canary Islands. With cheap flights and accommodation, you’ll also get great priced food and drink, as well as attractions for those on the tightest of budgets. Basically…you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time regardless of the size of your budget.

    Flights and hotels

    If you’re truly looking to get the cheapest possible flights to any of the Canary Islands, a summer time trip might have to be ruled out. Summer holidays are always a popular time to travel and as a result flight prices rocket through the roof. A getaway to the Canary Islands is going to be a lot cheaper in the cooler European months, so naturally November is a cheap month to fly out. Around this time when flights are cheaper, you will find that hotels will be cheaper too.

    Free entry attractions

    Parque Nacional del Teide

    When you’re thinking of going to the Canary Islands for a holiday, the beach is probably at the top of your list. However, the Canary Islands have a ton of cultural attractions on offer too. Luckily, if you’re travelling on a budget, these attractions are more than affordable. Parque Natural del Teide in Tenerife is free and offers interesting views. You’ll see lava rivers and the surrounding impact of the Teide volcano on the landscape. The park is also one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and has environmental and geological similarities to Mars, making it a free attraction to tick off your list.

    Of course, there will be a number of museums in the Canary Islands which will be free on certain days of the week. For example, Casa de Colon in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This museum holds a collection based around Colombus’ voyages to the Americas and the colonisation of these places. You will also find temporary collections and events here which are usually free to view. Casa de Colon is free on the first Sunday of each month and the Saturday before. As well as the 18th April (Dia del Patrimonio Mundial), 18th May (International Museum Day), 30th May (Canary Island Day), 24th June and 12th October (Dia de Hispanidad). Apart from that, if you find yourself having to pay for entry, you can easily stick to your budget, it is only 4EUR for adults and 3EUR for students.

    El Guanchinche de Luis

    Cheap dining

    When in the Canary Islands, the cheapest way to eat may be the Spanish way. Resorts will typically be a bit more expensive. As you exit those areas and enter the local areas, you’ll be able to eat cheaply and well. There will be a number of small tapas restaurants serving a variety of options. Tapas is great if you’re looking for a cheap, small snack or even if you’re looking for a filling dinner.

    If in Tenerife, try Bodegon Viana, with a selection of local Spanish dishes, you’ll surely love the price tag too. You can enjoy a 2-course lunch for the cheap price of 9.50EUR. In Lanzarote, check out El Guachinche de Luis. Here, you will get local, home-made dishes for ludicrously cheap prices.

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