Some say the Canary Islands has the best climate in the world. What do we think? Here, you’ll find resting volcanoes, black sand beaches and year-round sunshine. But with seven islands all fighting for your attention, it can be hard to know where to stay. This is where we come in. We’ve chosen our favourite four below to help you out a little.
The island of a thousand experiences. Hike through the wilderness and venture into the lush green forests or appreciate impressive volcanoes and awe-inspiring landscapes. Tenerife is quite literally sun-drenched in beautiful historic preserves and extraordinary beaches. Dotted along the coast you’ll find an assembly of natural pools and ponds that are protected from the waves, making it ideal for a family excursion. Soak in local traditions and colonial architecture while strolling around museums and charming villages or for those looking for an adventure, make sure to visit Siam Water Park.
Rolling mountains, beautiful beaches and lush palm groves. Lanzarote has been developed sustainably and in harmony with the surroundings, making it an island where tourism, art and nature combine. La Geria is one of Lanzarote’s hidden gems, a winegrowing landscape that is one of a kind. The wines are made from the Malvasia grape, one of the oldest known grape varieties, indulge in a delicious tasting experience while appreciating the beauty of Lanzarote. Be won over with Papagayo Beach’s crystal clear, emerald green waters which remain still all day long or visit Famara Beach in all its glory at low tide, when the water forms a thin film on the sand, allowing reflections from the sky and cliffs above.
Glowing sunshine, calm waters and mesmerising landscapes. What more could you possibly want? Windsurfing and kitesurfing are favourites of aquatic enthusiasts on this island. Both amateurs and professionals can find perfect conditions for riding the waves and taking on the wind. Sicasumbre is the island’s first astronomic viewpoint - observe panoramic views of Fuerteventura while the sky showcases glowing stars, lunar constellations, planets and comets. If there is one delicacy that stands out in Fuerteventura, it’s the cheese. ‘Majorero cheese’ is one of three cheeses from the Canary Islands with a protected designation of origin. Why not treat your tastebuds as you take in the remarkable scenery?
Marvellous beaches, pine forests and established peaks proudly represent this renowned ‘miniature continent’. The cultural inland village, Tejada, is one of the prettiest towns in Spain, hosting incredible landscapes, freshwater reservoirs and lava flows. Visitors can also expect a range of culinary experiences in this quiet village, from meat dishes and potato soups to the well-known bienmesabe and marzipan sweet treats. Pamper yourself on the island of well-being; this soothing climate celebrates the concept of rest and recovery at a selection of spas and wellness centres.