Canary Island Holidays – Which Island To Pick?
While planning your Canary Islands vacation it’s important to remember that there are 7 main Islands in Gran Canaries with Tenerife being the largest of them. While all 7 Islands have quite similar warm weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 18-24C year round, each Island offers its visitors very distinct and unique natural and man made attractions. Choosing the right Island for your Canary Island holidays is the key for your ultimate enjoyment and satisfaction.
Tenerife island is the largest and most popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It’s not surprising that with so many things to do in Tenerife ranging from whale watching, volcano visiting and enjoying the beaches of Tenerife it’s the most frequently visited by return travelers. Tenerife based annual Carnival that is held every February is truly exciting and unforgettable cultural event popular among tourists.
Lanzarote island is a volcano shaped island that despite of its hauntingly bare landscapes remains popular among tourists setting on Canary Island holidays. Volcano ash enriched soil is especially conducive to growing sweet grapes that result in distinctly flavorful wines of Lanzarote. Lanzarote Island has over 300 active volcanoes and Timanfaya National Park is the best place to visit on the island for true volcano enthusiasts. Lanzarote offers a perfect balance of natural wonders and fun things to do in Lanzarote for families with children.
With plenty of things to do in Gran Canaria island you will certainly not be left bored even for a minute during your Canary Island holidays. The most popular holiday destination in Gran Canaria is its capital Las Palmas. Gran Canaria island is also home to UNESCO’s World Heritage site Maspalomas that presents a series of sand dunes that distinctly resemble the Sahara Dessert. The Island is a perfect mix of fun in the sun, cultural explorations and exotic cuisine. Taurito Princess Gran Canaria is definitely a top rated 4-star Hotel to include in your Canary Island holidays package.
Fuerteventura island does not have as many cultural tourist activities compared to other islands and is mostly intended for people coming to savor its great beaches. If long stretches of beaches and volcano influenced landscapes sound like your type of holiday, head to Fuerteventura.
La Palma is perhaps the most special island in the Canary Islands archipelago in terms of its incredible natural wonders. The Island does not heavily depend on tourism compared to Lanzarote or Tenerife and you will not see a lot of touristy things on the Island. But if you are looking forward to exploring authentic natural beauty in its unaltered state, it is definitely for you.
La Gomera and El Hierro are two small islands in the Canary Islands archipelago that are perfect for eco-tourists at heart who enjoy walking, hiking and outside type of activities that are off the beaten path.