The ever popular Canary Islands offer a little something for everyone. These four islands have different atmospheres yet all cater perfectly to holidaymakers, from those looking for rest and relaxation to those who want to let their hair down and party the nights and days away.
As a potential holidaymaker all you need to decide is what sort of escape you are looking for. So to help you in your decision we will outline some of the things the Canary Islands have to offer holidaymakers.
Tenerife is the liveliest of the Canary Islands, offering holidaymakers a holiday full of fun, all in the presence of glorious sunshine. The south of the Island is full of activity, with nightlife aplenty and more bars than you could actually experience while the north offers more traditional pursuits.
Of course, the liveliest resort in Tenerife is the world famous Playa de las Americas, which boasts a beautiful beach and plenty to do. In the evening this resort really livens up though with a number bars, clubs and restaurants aplenty to keep everyone entertained.
If you want to visit Tenerife but don’t want to be awake all night then the idyllic resort of Puerto de Santiago might well be the place for you, providing a beautiful beach and a number of restaurants, cafes and bars, which close at a reasonable time, allowing you to sleep in peace.
Gran Canaria gives Tenerife a run for its money with its selection of resorts, offering a little something for everyone. The lively Playa del Ingles is perfect for those who want to stay up late and experience the liveliest bars and clubs on the island, while Maspalomas offers sand dunes aplenty, a selection of restaurants you’ll be happy to dine in and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
For families with young children to entertain the resort of Puerto Rico is a perfect choice, as the beach is a great way to spend the day, while exploring the area you’ll find mini golf, bowling, tennis or even make your way to the marina where you can commission a trip out on the open seas.
Lanzarote offers the same contradiction with resorts like Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise offering a selection of things to keep you occupied in the evening, including nightclubs, discos and bars. During the day there is a beautiful beach to enjoy and a few shops to frequent.
The resort of Playa Blanca however offers a more laid back atmosphere, full of sandy beaches, lazy afternoons and evenings spent in cosy and inviting bars and restaurants.
Fuerteventura is the perfect destination for those who want to kick off their shoes and unwind. Fuerteventura is also well known for its water sports and many of the beaches offer you the chance to try your hand at some new things.
For those who want to do nothing but relax then the resort of Costa Calma is the place for you and can you really be surprised with a name like that. Offering a stunning beach and some shopping opportunities, all those stresses of everyday life will be forgotten.
If all that sounds a little too sedate for your liking then Corraleo might be your holiday destination of choice, as evening entertainment is offered in the form of bars and discos.
La Palma is certainly one of the smaller, quieter, more rural Canary Islands. The climate is varied, due in part to the fact that the mountains are so close to the coast.
Choose to walk the hills and forests or enjoy a paperback on the beach. Eating out is also an enormous pleasure, with lots of fresh ingredients produced locally. At sea level, the temperature generally averages 20°C year round, with the western side of the island being a little drier and warmer.
Places to visit include the National Park, Santa Cruz, the Church of Las Nieves, the beach at Puerto Tazacorte. A good travel guide will give you more information and our local representative will be glad to give you advice.
Though most visitors are not there to particularly have a beach holiday, there are about 50 beaches in total on this island mostly of black volcanic sand or pebbles, Santa Cruz has a large beach on the south side of the town and we mention a few others below. The naturally black lava sand can be off-putting to visitors but the beaches and coastal waters here are spotlessly clean.