The world is opening up at last and international travel is back on the cards. This is what we have all been waiting for so we once again spoke to our resident travel experts at Idle Travel to talk all thing Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands: deserts, epic volcanoes and breathtaking mountains sit side-by-side on these spectacular islands. Year-round sun and average temps in the twenties make the quartet of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura a popular spot for classic beach breaks. Each one’s a firm favourite for different reasons – think wine tasting, surfing mighty waves, experiencing neon-lit nightlife and conquering incredible peaks.
Tenerife is a big Brit hit, with the mighty Mount Teide waiting to wow and playful resorts like Playa de las Americas serving up fun in the sun all year round. The action-packed south is where much-loved resorts come alive with vibrant beaches, bar-lined strips and tax-free shops to give you that ultimate holiday feeling. And kids young and old will adore the Thai-inspired thrills at the world-famous Siam Park waterpark. But follow the lush landscape north to explore the great outdoors and quaint colonial towns for a taste of the real Tenerife. Looking for something different? Stargazing, wine tasting and wellness retreats are all on the menu too.
Lanzarote – on the one hand, this unique-looking isle lines up stunning shorelines that call for lazy days in the sun. While on the other, stacks of natural wonders are waiting to be explored, from lime-green lagoons to quirky caves. Spend your days hopping between classic resorts like Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen to tick off their roll call of attractions. Or check out the island’s artisan markets and tour the volcanic vineyards. All sorts of water sports are popular here and the terrain makes it brilliant to explore by bike. For an adventure to remember, trek to the top of ‘fire mountain’ for a volcanic barbecue feast.
Gran Canaria where the sun shines year-round and where you’ll enjoy a welcome as warm as the weather. The bar-filled commercial centres of popular Playa del Ingles are fun day or night, while Meloneras is the place for swish boutiques and waterside dining. You can slow the pace among the leafy boulevards of Maspalomas, with its family-flavoured attractions and sensational sand dunes. But it’s well worth exploring inland too. Authentic towns will greet you with coffee-drinking locals and peaceful town squares, and rugged rock formations call for adventure.
Fuerteventura’s famed for its dreamy line-up of Caribbean-esque beaches, wonderful water sports and relaxed seaside resorts, so it’s set to impress on the R&R front. And the resorts range from go-slow to get-up-and-go. By day, firm favourites Corralejo and Costa Caleta are two top choices for old-fashioned family fun, thanks to their mix of striking sands and attractions galore. By night, it’s all about the al fresco restaurants and live shows. Down in Jandia, we’re talking total tranquillity with an upmarket twist – not to mention some of the island’s most knockout beaches, best waves and finest seafood.
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