The Canary Islands are one of the few ‘winter sun’ destinations within a four hour flying time of the UK. Known for sun, sea and sunbathing the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean has a pleasant climate all year round, but there is more than meets the eye.
Venture away from the big resorts in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, you’ll find something truly spectacular. Each island has its own character, Tenerife with its lunar landscape and Spain’s highest peak – Teide, Gran Canaria and its famous sand dunes and Fuerteventura for its surfing.
It’s really easy to travel between the islands, with many of them connected by either ferry or air. Both La Gomera and La Palma are great islands for walking and hiking, with stunning landscapes largely unspoiled by tourism. Experience a traditionally Canarian stay, in small villages, stay in small Paradors and see more of the outdoors whilst maintaining the warm climate.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
ALL YEAR – Great for the beach!
SPRING & AUTUMN – Great time for activities – walking and hiking.
WINTER – Escape from the UK winter!
4 hours for the Canary Islands
No Time Difference
Fantastic for Dolphin and Whale Watching, along with a number of National & Wildlife parks.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights are available from all over the UK to Tenerife (South), Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Furteventura. Winter flights are also available to La Palma.
Spanish, although English is widely spoken in most of the Canary Islands.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Combine a stay on one of the larger islands with the more undiscovered La Palma or La Gomera, for two different sides to the Canary Islands.