What’s the Best Canary Island?
The Canary Islands may be considered a part of Spain, but they’re actually much closer to Marrakech. This means they benefit from a sub-tropical location, providing beautiful weather all year round.
Each of the islands boasts its own unique charm. So, when you’re looking for the best Canary Island to head to, it really depends upon what you’re looking for from your holiday. Below, we’ll help you discover which of these islands is best for you.
With a wide variety of activities and attractions, Gran Canaria is a great place to take the family. Pretty whitewashed villages and 120 miles of pristine coastline are the island’s main draw. However, did you know it’s also a really popular spot for hikers?
If you like to explore the scenery of a destination and you’re a keen hiker, you’ll find Gran Canaria is the best Canary Island to head to. Hike over the impressive sand dunes, or across the pine covered mountains, to see the best of the island.
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If you prefer a holiday destination which offers both relaxing beaches and lively nightlife, Tenerife is the place to head to. Its sandy beaches are sure to impress, and in Playa de las Americas you’ll find excellent nightlife.
You can also spend your days exploring the Teide National Park. Here, you’ll get to marvel at the striking snow-capped Mount Teide. Take a cable car up to the top to enjoy panoramic views over the island.
If you’re in the mood to party, head here in late February when you’ll get the chance to participate in the huge carnival in Santa Cruz.
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If it’s the beaches that are attracting you to the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the island for you. While its stunning coastline is ideal for sunbathers, the beaches here also attract watersport lovers.
Kitesurfing, diving and surfing are just some of the fun activities you can join in with on a beach holiday here. Away from the beaches, you’ll also get to try out delicious locally-made goats cheese and milk. The goats in Fuerteventura outnumber people, making them a common sight across the island.
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Planning on taking a family holiday to the Canaries? Lanzarote is considered one of the best islands for families. The landscape here is incredible, shaped by years of volcanic activity. Its moon-like landscape will amaze the kids, along with its striking black sandy beaches.
You’ll find lots of family-friendly attractions here too, including the great Ranchos Texas Park. This is the largest theme park on the island, suitable for all ages.
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