Canary Islands Guide
The Canary Islands are the second most popular holiday destination in Spain, welcoming some 10 million plus holidaymakers a year, the bulk of them from the UK. These seven Spanish owned islands are located 100 miles off the North West coast of Morocco, with a journey time from most British airports of just four hours.
The chief attraction of the Canaries are its incredible year round climate, as here temperatures rarely dip much below
20 degrees Celsius even during the depths of winter – and climb into the mid 30´s Celsius during the summer months, whilst rainfall is rare. Making them ideal as both a winter and summer sun destination.
As well as wonderful weather the islands also boast a wide array of amazing scenery and landscapes. From the tropical rainforests of La Palma at the western end of the archipelago through to the amazing volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote at their eastern extreme. Along with an abundance of beautiful beaches, comprising a mixture of black volcanic grains and golden sands.
Away from the two main tourist hotspots of Tenerife and Gran Canaria much of the other islands remain remarkably unspoiled. On Lanzarote for example there are no high rise buildings or advertising hoardings scarring the landscape, whilst Fuerteventura appears equally untouched by tourism despite welcoming millions of visitors annually. Making these islands ideal destinations for anyone who really wants to get away from it all.
Fuerteventura is a real beach lover’s paradise – as the second largest of the Canary Islands boasts some of the biggest and most stunning stretches of sand anywhere in the archipelago. In the north, Las Dunas National Park, close to the popular resort of Corralejo, is home to a 16km long ribbon of golden grains. Whilst in the south the entire Jandia peninsula could also be aptly described as a land of sand.
Away from the coast visitors can explore an island that appears to have travelled back in time. There are no resorts or high rise developments here, just gently undulating volcanic vistas, sleepy villages and a marked abundance of goats (make sure you sample some of the island´s excellent goat cheeses!).
The combination of beautiful beaches and favourable wind and wave conditions have made the island hugely popular with ´the wet set’ – attracting wave after wave of surfers, windsurfers and other board based adrenaline junkies.
Best of all the weather in Fuerteventura remains fantastic all year round – making this European Caribbean the ideal holiday destination – even during the winter months.
Lanzarote is a hugely popular year-round villa holiday destination. Located amongst the Canary Islands 100 kilometres from the coast of Africa, Lanzarote has a year-round warm climate and a wonderful selection of extraordinary private holiday villas.
Less than four hours flying time from most European cities, Lanzarote offers superb beaches, facilities and lots of activities for the entire family. Lanzarote has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve for its miles of glorious beaches and its dramatic, fascinating scenery created by its volcanic past.
We have many beautiful villas in Lanzarote located primarily in the resort of Playa Blanca, as well as some lovely fincas and villas a bit more off the beaten track. There is no shortage of things to do during your villa holiday, including: world class surfing, windsurfing, deep sea diving, kitesurfing, golf, game fishing, submarine dives, and of course soaking up the sun on one of Lanzarote’s many golden beaches.