Cheap Holidays to the Canary Islands

Made up of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, the Canary Islands are now one of the biggest tourist destinations to people from the UK, Ireland and Germany. The pristine beaches and good climate throughout the year help make it as popular as it is. The main tourist resorts offer fantastic facilities for windsurfing, sailing and golf for those looking for active holidays.

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How Hot?

Everyone likes to know how hot it is likely to be on holiday, so we've rustled up some info to let you know a little more about the Climate. The Canary Islands are known as 'The Islands of Eternal Spring' for their famously pleasant weather all year round. The Canaries have warm and sunny weather, with temperatures rarely under 61°F (16°C) in winter and 77°F (25°C) in summer.

The islands southerly location around 100km from the north-west coast of mainland Africa, means that during winter they are much hotter than mainland Spain, however they are generally cooler than might be expected due to the surrounding Atlantic, cold Canary current and north-east trade winds.

Sometimes the islands endure the hot sirocco wind (also known as 'calima'), this can make conditions very hot, dry and dusty; reducing visibility and causing disruption at airports, though this usually only lasts for a few days.

Out and About

There are so many things to do across the Canary Islands, here's a snippet of what's on offer.

Fuerteventura, an island with over 150 beaches ranging from white sands to black sands and surrounded by waters which are perfect for all popular activities. The most famous of Fuerteventura's natural attractions are the vast sand dunes of the Corralejo National Park.

Gran Canaria, of the beach resorts, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and Puerto Rico are the biggest and liveliest. Street markets take place throughout the week all around the island and some of the most popular with tourists include Arguineguin on Tuesdays and Puerto Mogan on Fridays.

Lanzarote, The Timanfaya National Park is one the islands most popular natural attractions and comprises miles of lava fields which you can travel through by coach or by camel. Rancho Texas Park, just outside of Playa de los Pocillos, offers family fun during the day amid the landscaped gardens with tropical wildlife.

Tenerife, Dominating the centre, the magnificent heights of Mount Teide can be seen from almost anywhere on the island. The clear warm waters and trade winds mean water sports enthusiasts can enjoy surfing, diving and sailing.

Out for Lunch!

The Canary Islands are made up of 7 different islands. The cuisine in the Canaries is typically Spanish with a mixture of African and Latin American. Tapas is very popular as is Mojo sauce and Canarian potatoes. Some of the dishes to try include Almogrote - a hard cheese and garlic eaten with bread, Puchero Canario - chickpea vegetable stew and Bienmesabe - an almond cream used in cooking. Some of the main staples in a Canarian diet include fish, corn and bananas.

The Canaries have a great choice of dining options ranging from luxury restaurants right through to side street snack bars and fast food outlets, something to suit all budgets.

Quick Facts

Flight Times - Flights times vary from between 4-5 hours depending on your departure point in the UK

Currency - Euro

Night-life - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - The general night life is varied and mixed so there is something for everyone!

Best Time to Visit: All year round. The Canary Islands are a year round destination.

Top Hotels In The Canary Islands

Here's a list of our top accommodations in the Canary Islands, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Castillo De Sol Hotel View rates for Castillo De Sol Hotel
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Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
The Castillo De Sol Hotel is ideal for families and couples who are looking for basic accommodation close to the beach and local amenities....

4.6 / 5 from 55 reviews

Sentido Gran Canaria Princess Hotel View rates for Sentido Gran Canaria Princess Hotel
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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria
Adult only hotel offering a fantastic choice of amenities, brilliant location and excellent service; the perfect choice for a relaxing and fun filled holiday in the sun!...

4.5 / 5 from 32 reviews

Servatur Casablanca Apartments View rates for Servatur Casablanca Apartments
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Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
Situated close to the commercial centre in Puerto Rico, the Servatur Casablanca Suites is an adult only property offering spacious accommodation in a convenient location....

4.9 / 5 from 14 reviews

H10 Big Sur Hotel View rates for H10 Big Sur Hotel
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Los Cristianos, Tenerife
This hotel is surrounded by lush gardens and also offers spectacular views of the ocean and the harbour. Perfect for couples wanting to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 29 reviews

Castillo Playa Bungalows View rates for Castillo Playa Bungalows
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Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura
Castillo Playa Bungalows are popular with repeat visitors and enjoy a convenient position for the beach, shops and entertainment....

4.7 / 5 from 93 reviews

Vistasur Apartments View rates for Vistasur Apartments
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Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
Vistasur Apartments are located in a good location on the fringe of the beach between Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The apartments are an appealing complex and offer spacious and comforta...

4.7 / 5 from 64 reviews

Las Marismas De Corralejo Aparthotel View rates for Las Marismas De Corralejo Aparthotel
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Corralejo, Fuerteventura
The Las Marismas Aparthotel is a friendly and affordable complex next to the Acua Water Park in Corralejo with a great pool area and plenty of on-site leisure facilities too....

4.6 / 5 from 51 reviews

Princesa Yaiza Hotel View rates for Princesa Yaiza Hotel
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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
The Princesa Yaiza Hotel offers guests all the amenities one would expect of a hotel of this calibre from beautifully designed double rooms to Royal Suites. All are set within a new modern concept wh...

5 / 5 from 25 reviews

Tisalaya Apartments View rates for Tisalaya Apartments
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Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Tisalaya Apartments is situated in an elevated position. It is suitable for families and couples who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

4.6 / 5 from 30 reviews

Casas Del Sol Bungalows View rates for Casas Del Sol Bungalows
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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Comfortable apartment complex with a central location and a good selection of facilities. ...

4.5 / 5 from 29 reviews

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