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Canary Islands holidays

Who is Canary Islands suitable for?

These islands were once the tips of volcanic mountain ranges, but are now great holiday destinations for us Brits who want to push the boat out and head a little further than mainland Spain. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that Tenerife is the most popular island with resorts for rowdy groups, as well as places for those who fancy being a tad more reserved. Let’s just be clear now, there are quite a lot manmade beaches in Tenerife, so if you’re looking for an ‘au naturale’ setting, be very careful. Tenerife is also home to the tallest mountain in Spain, Mount Teide. Okay, it’s not Everest but it is still pretty high.  

If water sports are what you want on a summer holiday then go to Fuerteventura. With a gusty sea breeze, this island is great for wind surfing and kite surfing. If you want to experience some of the Canary Islands tradition, without young, noisy tourists, then head to the quiet island of La Palma. This is ideal for those who want to enjoy cobbled streets, ancient volcanic peaks and quaint beach coves. So, stop wasting time, find the island that suits you and book your holiday in the Canary Islands with Qwerty Travel.

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For Singles

When: Go in May and take advantage of the bank holiday weekends in the UK. So, not only will the weather be great, but you want have to use up as much holiday allowance.

Where: Costa Adeje in Tenerife will give you some great views of the mountains, as well as a classy beach to kick back and relax on. By night, enjoy some great live music in the bars.

Why: Just because you’re travelling alone doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a holiday doing nothing on a beach. Who needs company when you have a great book to read?

For Groups

When: If you want to come back with an awesome tan then go in July when the temperature gets as high as 28C.

Where: Do you even need to ask? Playa De La Americas in Tenerife, don’t expect much culture but expect to party hard.

Why: Great night and great weather. Celebrate being young and carefree in style.

For Couples

When: Don’t let large groups of rowdy teens, screaming children and over-protective mothers ruin your romantic getaway. Go in April or May and avoid them all together.

Where: Arrecife would be ideal for a couple. You can explore the town, sample tapas and wander through the streets together hand in hand (excuse us while we just throw up). After a day of sightseeing, head down to the Blue Flag Playa del Reducto beach for some rest and relaxation.

Why: When you go on holiday, you forget all the bad points about your partner. It’s important to go away together and Lanzarote will keep the spark in the relationship.

For Families

When: This would make a perfect getaway in February half term or at Easter before the weather becomes too hot.

Where: Head to Arrecife in Lanzarote. Visit the Timanfaya National Park and explore the interesting volcanic ground. Who needs a geography lesson?

Why: Not only will the kids love the beach, they’ll love it if you take them on a bike ride to explore the volcanic islands.

Weather The southern locations of the islands mean that decent, warm sunshine is pretty consistent all year round. Although in peak season the weather does not reach as high as temperatures in mainland Spain, don’t be naive thinking you won’t need sun cream. Highs reach 28C in July and August, yet only drop to around 21C in January and December. So, why not shake up tradition, do something a tad different and spend Christmas and New Year in the Canary Islands?
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What to expectThere will be plenty of Brits on sun loungers during the summer months and the beaches are going to get pretty busy. However, there are smaller resorts which have a much more laid back atmosphere and will offer a more realistic Spanish experience. The downside of these smaller resorts is that the nightlife won’t be as buzzing as Playa De La Americas. If you’re looking for lush green mountains, then go to Madeira. The views are stunning but surely the word ‘volcanic’ gives you some idea of what to expect.
Our favourite Canary Islands hotels
Blue Sea Los Fiscos Aparthotel in Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
Blue Sea Los Fiscos Aparthotel
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
Departing 17 Oct 17, 2 sharing,
All Inclusive, 7 nights, from
London Stansted
Only £452pp
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