Sunny winter weather, excitement, fun-filled resorts and getaways that are both cheep and cheerful. These are the descriptions that people used when they are asked to describe Canary Family Island Hack holidays. If this sounds like what you have in mind for your next holiday destination you should definitely consider a trip such as this. With Canary Islands holidays there is always something to do. Stops at Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are just part of the fun when you come to this collection of small ocean islands that are located a short 71 miles from the African coast.
Volcanic eruptions produced the 7 main islands that are now such popular destinations for tourists who want to enjoy Canary Islands holidays with friends and family members. The islands include La Palma and Hierro to the west, and Fuerteventura and Lanzarote to the east. If you want to experience a drier, hotter climate then you should travel to the islands closest to the African coastline. The Canary Islands have a famous reputation for great beaches but there are also a lot of mountains on each island. In fact the highest Spanish mountain and the worlds’ third largest volcano are both located in this island chain.
Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the 2 largest islands in this chain and also the most populous. Although each of the Canary Islands has its own particular identity and “feel”, these two islands share the most similarities. They each have northern regions that are wetter and greener than the ones found on neighboring islands. Gran Canaria and Tenerife also have central mountains that are home to numerous, quaint villages. If you travel to the southern regions of these 2 large islands you will find surprising upscale, modern resorts. Christmas is a popular time to enjoy the beach, and this time of year is preferred by many people who sign up for Canary Island holidays. In addition to the new, larger hotel accommodations both Gran Canaria and Tenerife have worked hard to broaden their tourist appeal.
The weather on the islands is quite pleasant all through the year and the gentle, pleasant temperatures inspired the nickname “Fortunate Isles”. Hikers, beach lovers, golfers and others are attracted to the Canary Islands because of the diverse, outdoor activities that are available.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife are the islands’ capital cities and are quite similar to any major Spanish metropolis. Tourists can explore the wonderful beachside theatre that is found in Santa Cruz and then visit both the sparkling Las Canteras beach and the majestic cathedral of Las Palmas.
La Palma, Hierro and La Gomera are the 3 islands that are found farthest west in the chain. Of these islands the UK has regular charter air service that flies only in and out of La Palma. To reach the others you can use the ferry service or check out available options that Binter Airways may offer. La Palma is known as “La Isla Bonita” because of its panoramic scenery and beautiful vistas. The island is roughly 31 miles long and only 15 miles wide but it provides an adventure filled paradise for anyone who love walking outdoors and exploring nature. Not too long ago there was a documentary that studied whether a potential tidal wave created by a La Palma volcanic eruption could trigger a catastrophic event as far away as New York City. Today you can go to the top of the active volcano that created all of the excitement and walk around its rim.
The islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are where the true lovers of water sports want to travel. Windsurfing, para-sailing, kite boarding, sailing, surfing and snorkeling are year round activities. Lanzarote is home to black sand beaches that were created by volcanoes millions of years ago. Visitors are intrigued by the Cesar Manrique architecture seen in many buildings on this island. You will find some of the worlds best sandy beaches on the island of Fuerteventura. If you plan to stay at this islands main resort, Corralejo, you will see some of these dazzling beaches along the way.