The Canary Islands are a beautiful destination in all seasons, due to their mild climate. In the winter months, the temperature falls only a few degrees, so visitors can still enjoy a pleasant climate. The Canaries are often called the “islands of eternal spring”, and it’s easy to see why. In the summer, however, you can expect the temperature to soar. The summer months are the perfect time to jet off and enjoy a premium beach holiday, while every month offers perfect conditions for hiking holidays, cultural getaways and more. You can look forward to more than 300 sunny days in this region every year. In the Canary Islands there are countless nature reserves, with some of the most jaw-dropping landscapes in this part of the world. Explore historical ruins, savour the sights of volcanoes or stroll along breathtaking coastal routes. The island group consists of seven islands, of which Tenerife, Feurteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are certainly the best known. However, the smaller islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro are also worth a visit.
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This iconic island group belongs to Spain and lies off the west coast of Africa. Most of their resorts can be reached by air within a few hours, with each of the seven islands containing its own airport. The airport of Gran Canaria (LPA) is about 18km from the capital. There is a rental station at the airport, where guests can hire a car to explore the island at their own pace. The airports of Feurteventura (FUE), La Palma and Lanzarote (ACE) are also close to the main cities. The airport of Tenerife (TFS), on the other hand, is located in the southern part of the island, some 60km from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. These five destinations are served by direct flights from abroad, while the airports in La Gomera and El Hierro are mostly used for domestic connections. For those who want to spend their holidays on one of these islands, it is best to fly to Tenerife (TFS) and take the ferry onwards from there.
The Canaries are of volcanic origin and are characterized by a very unique landscape, dominated by volcanic features. There’s plenty to savour when it comes to natural diversity, with many unique animal and plant species that can be experienced up close, just off the beaten track. The island of La Palma is particularly green and teeming with wildlife, due to its extensive forest areas. In fact, many Spaniards refer to this island as Isla Bonita. Another ideal destination for hikers is the island of El Hierro. Its mountain crest, Cumbre, has an altitude of 1,500 metres and offers magnificent views of the entire island and the sea beyond. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Garajonay National Park with its extensive forests and nature reserves can be found on La Gomera. Those who prefer parties and celebrations are best advised to make their base on the livelier island of Gran Canaria.
Lanzarote has many unique beaches, such as the volcanic Timanfaya National Park and the green lagoon with its bright green water. Equally attractive is the island of Gran Canaria, which offers the best conditions for beach tourists. Its sandy beaches are up to a kilometre long and are the perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. The beach of Maspalomas is a popular destination, although you should be prepared to face the crowds when you head here. The beaches at Las Canteras are popular with surfers, with waves that are ideal for water sports. Gran Canaria also has many historic sights for visitors to enjoy. In the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can see, among other things, cathedrals dating back to the 15th century, and the Casa de Colon.