Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, so finding something to do wont be that difficult. Tenerife‘s influence comes from the tribal culture of the Guanche’s, Lanzarote who were actually the first inhabitants of the island. For those thinking about learning about different cultures and history, then Tenerife is a great spot to visit.
Spain’s largest peak, Mount Teide offers a dream for outdoor adventurists, with breath-taking views, and hikes for all levels, it’s a company favourite for those attempting to keep active on christmas.
Loro Park offers an abundance of tropical birds, and the Zoo Monkey Park is a great day out for those wanting to slow the pace down. If you’re looking for an action packed water-park, then the 28 rides at Siam Park will no doubt keep you entertained – it’s also rated one of the top water parks in the world, so definitely worth experiencing.
The Canary Islands offer some impressive contrasts. Here you will find one of the highest mountains in Europe, beaches of black sand and seas of still-hot volcanic lava, as well as moss-cloaked and
mist-shrouded forests that have survived from the Tertiary Era. Some of the islands in this archipelago are razor-sharp, steep and volcanic, their tops hidden by cloud; a couple of them are mere slivers of sand, like slices cut from nearby mainland Africa and rolled flat by blistering sunshine.
Parts of this archipelago, marooned out in the Atlantic Ocean, are better known to Europeans escaping mid-winter blues than they are to Spaniards. At the height of the season, tourists outnumber local people by five to one. They are attracted by a remarkably consistent climate: the average temperature of 17°C (63°F) in winter increases to 24°C (75°F) in summer, with a cooling offshore breeze.
A Gran Canaria holiday is known for experiencing its breath-taking beaches that stretch along the coast. Mogan Beach faces onto picturesque villages, that are ideal for finding those little holiday trinkets to take home. Beaches like Anfi del Mar are covered in beautiful white sands, and offer lots of opportunities for those water-sports enthusiasts to have some fun.
With 500 years in the making, the gastronomy on the island is first class. Born out of its tradition as a great Atlantic port, travellers from over a hundred countries descended on Gran Canaria, bringing with them the flavours of ten meridians from all around. The Queso de Flor cheese, sweet potato pasties, wines, sugar cane rum and coffee, will all get those taste buds flowing.
Whilst the beaches are spectacular and will be great for darkening your tan, also think food, fiestas, golf and impressive culture when you think of Gran Canaria.
Did you know that Fuerteventura sits on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico? This basically implies that the weather is breath-takingly similar, and can be reached in only a third of time. Regarded as the oldest of the Canary Islands, it’s geographical location just 60 miles off the coast of Morocco, implies that for thousands of years the sand from the Sahara desert has been deposited on its beaches – all 150 of them!
There are other activities in Gran Canaria that you can try your hand at but as it’s known mostly for being home to the best beaches in the Canaries, it’s a must see if you would like to work on that all-important tan.
Fuerteventura is for the disco queens or kings and late night party person!
Like Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is well known for its beaches as there are 150 of them! Alongside that, the nightlife here is second to none. From quirky seaside carnivals so some top class night clubs, there is so much that you can enjoy.
All the bars and restaurants here cater for the holiday-makers that are looking to stay out that little bit later so a great spot to visit if that’s what you’re looking for.