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Holidays to Canary Islands

Looking for beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and fascinating history and culture? You can find it all (and so much more) with our holidays to Canary Islands. These seven islands mix rugged volcanic landscapes with lush greenery, modern resort towns and traditional villages.

Wherever you're thinking of heading to on a Canary Island holiday, you'll be sure to find something to delight you. But if you're looking for particular tips for the best island for you, Gran Canaria and La Gomera are ideal for exploring the local history and culture, Tenerife is perfect for night owls, Lanzarote's landscapes are truly out of this world, Fuerteventura is great for beach breaks, and La Palma is the perfect place to escape from the everyday and unwind. And, as the archipelago is found just off the coast of Africa, all holidays to the Canary Islands are perfect for sun-lovers - with warm temperatures pretty much all year round.

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Things to do in the Canary Islands

Fuerteventura is ideal for those who want to spend their days on the beach soaking up the sunshine. There are plenty of exciting water sports to try here as well as a vibrant nightlife.

Lanzarote is a unique holiday destination with a diverse landscape and plenty of fun attractions that the whole family can enjoy, with a number of peaceful resorts you can be sure to have a relaxing holiday, but if you want to let your hair down, there are also some livelier resorts Gran Canaria offers a number of gorgeous sandy beaches as well as an unusual volcanic landscape which makes for a beach holiday with a difference.

Tenerife is the largest of all the Canary Islands; it boasts sunshine all year round and is home to a number of stunning beaches.

Beaches and water sports

Package holidays to the Canary Islands take care of getting there and a place to stay, so you can make the most of your time. Relax on the beach, swim in the clear waters or go snorkelling and explore beneath the surface.

Golf in the sun

The year-round warm weather in the Canary Islands makes for a great round whenever you're there. There are over 20 golf courses set in picturesque scenery unlike anywhere else on earth.

Boat trips and whale watching

Taking a boat trip makes family holidays in the Canary Islands unforgettable. The islands are surrounded by up to 26 species including dolphins, pilot whales, and sperm whales.

How to get there

Canary Islands holiday deals give you great deals on flights to Gran Canaria and the other islands. Most hotels are just a short taxi ride from the airport. Buses are available on all islands, even the smaller El Hierro and La Gomera.

Public transportation 

Book holidays to the Canary Islands all inclusive from Manchester or London and then you just need to explore the island. You can walk to many places or grab a taxi. A bus in the Canary Islands is called a guagua. The larger islands like Tenerife and Gran Canaria have good public-transport systems. Be sure to check the schedule during the weekend as a regular service can trickle down to just a few buses per day.

Typical food and gastronomy 

Canary Islands holidays all inclusive of hotel and meals give you the opportunity to try out all types of food. Traditional food in the Canary Islands generally includes grilled meat or fish with vegetables. Ropa Vieja is a rich stew with potatoes, meat and chickpeas. Baifo is young goat often served at Christmas, with herbs and garlic.

What is the Best time of the year to visit Canary Islands?

Carnival in February and March is a great reason to visit, as well as getting cheap holidays to the Canary Islands in the off season. Any time during the winter will be quieter and still have warm weather.

Visas and other essential information

UK passport holders do not need a visa to visit, so there is no problem with booking last minute holidays to the Canary Islands.

What language is spoken in the Canary Islands?

Spanish is the main language of the Canary Islands. Most people understand English in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants.

Accommodation in the Canary Islands

Save money on luxury holidays in Canary Islands when you book a flight and hotel together. Alternatively, book your accommodation from our selection of hotels in the Canary Islands for great deals.

Things to see in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are one of the autonomous communities of Spain. The archipelago is formed by 7 main islands: El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma and Tenerife, that form the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; and Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, which form the province of Las Palmas.


Don't forget to let your hair down on luxury Canary Islands holidays. In February and March the islands come alive with music, and dance during Carnival. An explosion of colour and performances, with floats and processions that include everyone on the island.

Volcanic landscapes

Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote offers tours of the volcano and education on the incredible history of the island. See the black sand beaches created by the volcanic rocks or go stargazing under the clearest skies in the world.

Art in Lanzarote

César Manrique is the island's most famous artist, and you can see his work everywhere. The artist and sculptor was once inspired by the island and now his work inspires others who see it, from wall murals to a cactus garden.

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