The Canary Islands are a popular European destination throughout the year; they attract families and couples, with top quality hotel’s and attractions. If you’ve never been to the Canaries, you’ll see that there’s so much to choose from with each island offering something a little different, if you’ve never been to the Canary Islands read on to see what each island has to offer. If you have been to the islands before you may discover something totally new, so check out my recommendations on where to go and what to do.
- Flight Time – Around 4 hours
- Time Zone/Difference –There is no time difference to the UK
- Language – Spanish
- Peak Season – The weather is warm all year round however in August temperatures can reach 29°C
- Currency – Euro (€)
- Resorts – Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera
What To Do
Siam Park – Tenerife
The Thai themed waterpark on the island of Tenerife is one of the most popular attractions in the whole of the Canary Islands. With a variety of rides and slides, you and your family will have an amazing day splashing around the 46 acre park located on the edge of Costa Adeje. The park also includes many Thai themed restaurants and even a floating market; Siam Park is one of the most spectacular waterparks in all of Europe.
Watersports – Lanzarote
Whether you prefer the speed of a Jet Ski or seeing everything from a different angle whilst paragliding, Lanzarote has something on the water that the whole family will enjoy. If you fancy taking a break from exploring why not enjoy a relaxing catamaran cruise along the stunning coastline.
Oasis Park – Fuerteventura
Get up close and personal with over 3000 animals at Oasis Park in Fuerteventura. With regular shows featuring reptiles, sea lions, birds of prey and parrots, there’s something for all of the family. Open 365 days a year, entrance to the park starts from €18 for kids and €28 for adults and gives you access from 9am till 6pm, so if you really want to see everything you can spend the whole day discovering exotic species.
Where To Stay
Bahia Principe – Tenerife
The colourful pastel exterior is enough to get anybody’s attention, but when you see the large sun terrace overlooking the outdoor swimming pool it will take your breath away. Situated in a quiet corner of Costa Adeje the hotel offers facilities for guests who want to relax or stay active. Kids will love all the organised activities such as football, mini-golf and water polo; there’s also a pool table and table tennis that they can use at any time.
Club Playa Blanca – Lanzarote
The Club Playa Blanca is one of the Aquamania hotels that means you will be able to access the Paradise Island waterpark, which is just 900m away from the hotel every day for free. The waterpark includes 12 slides, a kids’ splash zone and lazy river as well as several pools. The hotel itself is very modern and is located in the centre of Playa Blanca resort, so you’re never too far away from something to do.
Barcelo Corralejo Bay – Fuerteventura
This adults only hotel on the island of Fuerteventura is the perfect place for you and your loved one to spend some quality time together. There’s a beautiful spa with a range of amazing massages and treatments and two large outdoor swimming pools; there really isn’t a better place to relax and unwind. Located in the north of the island in the resort of Corralejo, the Barcelo hotel is only 100m from the beaches of La Galera and 1km from the centre of the town.