The Canary Islands are 7 islands in the Atlantic Ocean where the sun shines year-round, with temperatures averaging 19°C in the winter. As one of the most biodiverse geographical locations in the world, you'll find a wide range of different landscapes; dunes, forests, volcanoes, starry skies and beaches, and the islands all have their own micro-climates ranging from very wet to very dry.
In The Know
Flight Time: Approximately 4-5 hours from the UK
Weather: Year-round sun ranging from 19°C - 28°C
Time Difference: GMT
Resort Islands: 7
In Tenerife, anything is possible every day of the year thanks to its climate, natural attributions and tourist infrastructure designed for fun for all the family. It's the island of a thousand experiences and the most popular of the 7 islands. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, hiking Mount Teide, watching a show, walk around the marina or have fun at a theme park. Sit back on a restaurant's terrace and take the in the views as you dine on some of the most. Take on Siam Park, Europe's largest water park and the race the family down waterslides up to 28 metres high and take in the lush tropical vegetation and incredible features modelled on Thai architecture.
A small continent where you'll find plenty of experiences to make every day count; golden beaches, incredible landscapes and a city with an infinite number of things to do! Gran Canaria has been honoured with the title of a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO thanks to its volcanic landscapes, extensive pine forests and Macaronesian flora. A perfect family destination with nearly 60km of beaches, the ability to sail out to watch wales, visit its museums or just relax on one of its many beaches. The dunes of Maspalomas change constantly as they are moulded by the winds, and are one of the top attractions for people to explore.
A mix of black and reddish rocks along with a tranquil atmosphere, make this island feel like a different world! The Timanfaya National Park delivers spectacular views in the Canary Islands and is well worth a visit. The islands long, sunny days mean people flock from all over Europe for cycling, swimming and most famously, for the watersports. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, there's plenty of places to head out on the water and brush up on your watersports. Another great way to get to know the island is visit its wineries and try their delicious Malvasia wine, it's that special they have their own Designation of Origin.
Discover pristine coastlines and over 150km of white sand beaches where you can watch sunny days go by. Grab a board and head out on the water, or take a stroll through one of its quaint villages and soak up the local culture. Corralejo Natural Park delivers 9km of big beaches and small coves, making it an idyllic retreat for the day. Check out one of the island's cheeseries, and try one of its Designation of Origin Majorero cheeses! Intense wind and waves up to 2metres has created a long tradition of windsurfing and kite surfing on the island.