We all know what it’s like when the nights start to draw in and the weather takes a distinct turn for the worse – it’s depressing and usually heralds the start of months of cold and dreary weather. My solution to stave off depression is to book a villa holiday
The Spanish group of islands is a nationality of Spain and includes:
Off the west coast of Africa, the Canary Islands consist of seven islands. Tenerife , the largest, is home to the Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide and high-rise resorts. Fuerteventura has some lovely beaches at Jandía and is a magnet for windsurfing enthusiasts. Gran Canaria boasts some interesting museums, including the Museu Elder. Lanzarote is noted for its volcanic landscape and the work of artist César Manrique. La Palma is the greenest island and has a beautiful capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma. La Gomera and El Hierro are the smallest islands and the perfect places to get away from it all.
The Canary Islands offer some exceptional contrasts. Here you will find one of the highest mountains in Europe, beaches of black sand and seas of still-hot volcanic lava, as well as moss-cloaked and
The Timanfaya National Park has a vast volcanic, and ‘lunar like’ landscape which Star Wars fans might recognise from the original films. In fact Lanzarote is a film makers favourite, with One Million BC (Rachel Welch, 1966 – Remember that?) and Krull, which featured a very young, Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson (You probably won’t remember this), both filmed in Lanzarote.
Another must visit in Lanzarote is the underground entertainment mega-complex of Jameos Del Agua. Built with an array of cafes, restaurants and shops underneath a tropical island beach, this product of artist Caesar Manrique captures elegantly all the beauty of the Lanzarote. With warm weather all year round, Lanzarote is a great choice for those wanting winter sun, or a hot summer holiday.
The Canaries have been transformed by tourism from an isolated outpost of Spain into a diverse, multicultural society. The well-equipped resorts are little cities in themselves, where a babel of different languages fills the streets and bars. You can buy genuine fish and chips cooked by a man from Macclesfield and authentic sauerkraut dished up by a woman from Stuttgart, as well as international fast food, the ubiquitous paella and, if you look for it, genuine Canary Island cooking.
Lanzarote is a great place to soak up some of that winter sun on your Canary Islands holiday, with lots of beaches along its coastline – some of which are busier than others. What I love about this island is that it looks like it would be quite simple to find a secluded cove just by hiring a car and going for a drive or even taking a walk away from the primary beachside resorts.
A large part of Gran Canaria has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of the diversity of its habitats and the wide array of flora and fauna that inhabit this small island. The coastline is truly spectacular with plenty of golden sand beaches where you can relax and unwind.
This beautiful island means graceful in Spanish and it really is. Those in the know call it the secret island and if you are searching for a tranquil holiday La Graciosa is the spot to head. Cast a line and fish in the beautiful blue waters, or grab a bike and pedal across the island. Do not forget to dine on local seafood which is the main industry on the island.
There are other activities in Gran Canaria that you can try your hand at but as it’s known mostly for being home to the best beaches in the Canaries, it’s a must see if you want to work on that all-important tan.
Fuerteventura is for the disco queens or kings and late night party person!
Watersports and sunbathing are the big attractions on this island. Read more about Fuerteventura…
We love the Canary Islands here at Travel Club Elite , and it’s not difficult to understand why people feel it offers some of the best holiday destinations in the world. Warm weather, great beaches, and lots of things to see and do – The Canary Islands have never looked so good!