The beautiful Canary Islands have long been one of the most popular tourist destinations with travellers from the UK. While each island shares the same reliable warm sunshine, crystal-clear blue seas and a superb mix of both relaxation and party hotspots, each destination also features its own unique qualities. This makes coming back to visit all of the Canary Islands an absolute must if you want to sample and enjoy each of the spectacular attractions that each island has to offer.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and attracts over six million visitors to its shores from all over the world each year. It is arguably the best island to visit if you are looking for exciting parties, nightlife and British culture abroad. The white sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts of this island are perfect for relaxing (or recovering) throughout the day. Tenerife isn’t just party-central though; there are many incredible, picture-perfect spots outside of the main tourist areas including small port settlements, vast mountain ridges and more traditional villages for a quieter stay.
Lanzarote has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and taking just one step onto the island, it will be very easy to see why. Just like with the other Canary Islands, you can expect incredible scenery in Lanzarote from the luscious beaches, unique fauna and flora as well as volcanoes that the islands are made up of. The three main resorts of Puerto Del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca provide the perfect blend of sandy beaches, all-inclusive hotels, small resorts and excellent places to eat out. Lanzarote is also one of the best islands for water sports so whether you are a novice or a pro, be sure to pack your snorkel!
Gran Canaria Review
Gran Canaria also comes with the guarantee of beautiful beaches, warm waters and plenty of exciting resorts, but one of the unique aspects of this resort is its fascinating and breathtaking geography. Volcano calderas, pine forests, steep ravines and flower-filled valleys are just some of the views you can expect to see if you take advantage of one of the many hiking trails in Gran Canaria. Whether you stay by the buzz of the beach or secluded up in the hills, you are sure to find something perfect for you in Gran Canaria.
Fuerteventura combines being the second largest of the Canary Islands by size with being the least densely populated, making it the perfect island to visit for those looking for a slower, more relaxing pace to their holiday. Fuerteventura has more than 150 beaches meaning that you will be spoilt for choice for where you park with your parasol and beachball. Water sports are also extremely popular on this island, including snorkelling and diving. You can also find an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants in and around the two main resorts: Corralejo and Morro Jable.
The Canary Islands offer the ideal mix between high-octane, late-night fun and a relaxing, pleasurable trip away. Whether you prefer something livelier or something quieter, something with more walks or something where everything is on your doorstep, whether you prefer lots of people or very few people, you can guarantee that there will be the perfect Canary Island destination just for you.