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Holidays to Canary Islands

Each of the five main islands has its own unique character. These are La Palma, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote. There are also two other unspoilt and uninhabited smaller islands in the group, Gomera and Hierro. Canary Islands holidays offer spectacular scenery and perfect weather.

As well as the beaches and stunning sea around these islands, there is a lot of natural beauty created by the volcanic activity. On Tenerife, the volcanic crater of Mount Teide has been an official national reserve since the 1950s because of its breathtaking beauty. This is actually the third biggest volcano in the world, at 3718 metres in height. On nearby La Palma, the erosion crater of Caldera del Taburiente is the largest in the world at nine kilometres in diameter and a depth of 770 metres. On your holidays to the Canary Islands, there are some wonderful and unique volcanic landscapes to explore, the equal of any in the world.

Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape is globally protected, Timanfaya Park is an essential location to visit on your Canary Islands holidays because of its strange, wonderful, and downright bizarre petrified lava formations that look like solidified clouds. It is a strange landscape of black beaches and craters, housing lush vineyards in their rich soils. Even the barbecues in the restaurants here are powered by heat from the dormant volcanoes in an ideal if somewhat unnerving example of geo-thermal energy.

Gran Canaria is an island famous for its diverse range of tropical fruits, with coffee, sugar cane and tobacco plantations being historically important to the economy of the islands and making many Spanish settlers extremely rich on the backs of the locals and of slaves from nearby Africa. Date palms, orange groves, mangoes, papayas, avocadoes all flourish in this real paradise on earth. The island is less than 40km long but contains a stunning diversity of scenery, from volcanic mountains and dense tropical forests to fantastic beaches and arid stretches of desert.

The oldest of the Canary Islands is Fuerteventura, famous for having the longest beaches in the group and for being relatively quiet and relaxing. It is especially popular with couples and families looking for a peaceful break during their holidays in the Canary Islands. La Palma is a lush, green tropical island and generally considered the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, but it is also relatively wet. La Palma is popular with those interested in nature trails and camping in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.

Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the most popular for Canary Islands holidays, partly because of the exciting nightlife and hectic activity on the beaches. However, these islands offer a lot more in terms of gorgeous scenery and outside the main resorts there are areas of great natural beauty to enjoy.

The currency in the Canary Islands is the Euro. Temperatures on the Canary Islands remain constant throughout the year, at around 25 degrees Celsius. Their sub-tropical climate due to the proximity to the African coast is warm and dry.

 

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