The Canary Islands’ eternal popularity with British holidaymakers is no fluke. Year-round sun, fantastic facilities, a splash of colourful Spanish culture, delicious food, and all less than 5 hours away, what’s not to love! The Canaries are made up of seven islands but the four most visited are Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, each offering a different appeal to tourists.
The Canary Islands are more than just a collection of fabulous beaches, although those are a definite draw! Depending on your island of choice, you’ll find lush tropical forests or volcanic landscapes so if you enjoy hiking, you’ll be kept happy. Watersports are extremely popular and the Atlantic waters are perfect for surfing, windsurfing and sailing, as well as snorkelling and scuba diving.
There are hundreds of restaurants on each island to choose from, and you’ll find a huge variety of cuisine. Traditional Canary Island food takes influence from African, Spanish and Latin American cooking, with fish, meat and potatoes at its heart. For those who want their home comforts, the influx of British holidaymakers has brought with it a deluge of British favourites and international cuisine.