Warmed by the currents of the Gulf Stream, the Canaries benefit from year-round sunshine
The Canary Islands are a diverse little archipelago with two things in common: great weather year-round and some of the best beaches in Europe. They are Spain's most far-flung territory, sitting just off of the coast of northwest Africa. Tenerife, the largest of the islands, is renowned for its diverse landscape of lush forests, mountains and dark volcanic beaches. Or perhaps you'll plump for Gran Canaria, best known for its stunning swathe of sand dunes. Lanzarote has a distinctive lunar-like landscape and nowhere are the Canaries' volcanic origins more evident than here. Then there's Fuerteventura, whose seemingly never-ending beaches are gloriously uncrowded. Oh, decisions, decisions . . .
Things to do
If you'd like to put your feet up and completely unwind, choose a stay and relax holiday to the Canaries in one of our lovely coastal hotels. However, if you just can't choose between them, how about opting for an escorted tour that island-hops between them, or maybe join a cruise? That way you'll be able to discover the unique highlights of each of the islands - even little La Gomera, the smallest and most untouched of the islands. Those with green fingers (or admirers of others' work) might like to try one of our special interest garden tours in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, or you could perhaps step it up with a walking tour of Lanzarote.See All Holidays to Canary Islands
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Places in the Canary Islands
A remarkable island with a character all of its own
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