With a travel corridor being established with the Canary Islands just in time for the half-term break, our friends at Kirker Holidays were straight on a plane to the islands, seeing first hand what they have to offer, especially for those looking for more than just a beach.
|The first stop after arriving in Tenerife was to the island of La Gomera just over an hour away by ferry. With three services a day from Los Cristianos (just 20 minutes from Tenerife South airport), the ferry is an easy and convenient way of getting to Tenerife’s smaller neighbour.|
La Gomera, smaller and less touristy than some of the other Canary Islands, is known for the Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was named after its rock formation. The small town of San Sebastian is where you’ll find the islands Parador, and also the ferry link to both La Palma and Tenerife.
Tenerife is the home of Spain’s highest point, and the Teide National Park (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here you can also stay at the islands Parador, where you will stay above the clouds. The area is great for walking, hiking and for those who are really active, a really amazing place to train on a bike!
In the north of Tenerife are a number of really lovely villages – Garachico, La Orotava and La Laguna, as well as the island’s capital Santa Cruz. If you’re looking for Canarian culture, and something a little more than just a beach holiday they are certainly worth a visit.