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.

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 56 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 48 reviews

Las Costas Hotel View rates for Las Costas Hotel
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Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Las Costas Hotel is situated on the popular Los Pocillos beach. With lots to do day and night, Las Costas is a popular choice....

4.8 / 5 from 23 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....

4.6 / 5 from 82 reviews

Suites at Beverly Hills Tenerife View rates for Suites at Beverly Hills Tenerife
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Los Cristianos, Tenerife
An attractive complex with excellent on-site sports and leisure facilities, modern accommodation and entertainment for all ages....

4.4 / 5 from 76 reviews

Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel View rates for Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel
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Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria
The Cordial Mogan Playa is a modern hotel set in tropical gardens with extensive facilities and is located in the picturesque fishing village of Puerto del Mogan....

4.8 / 5 from 39 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 25 reviews

Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso Hotel View rates for Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso Hotel
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Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso Hotel is set into the cliffs with a panoramic elevator to the promenade linking the beaches of Amadores and Puerto Rico. The rooms and suites have tasteful styling and ...

4.6 / 5 from 64 reviews

Playamar Aparthotel View rates for Playamar Aparthotel
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Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Small and friendly apartment complex with a good location for the local area. The complex would suit those looking for a self catering holiday....

4.7 / 5 from 18 reviews

Mar Ola Park Apartments View rates for Mar Ola Park Apartments
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Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
The Mar Ola Park Apartments offer a good selection of on-site facilities combined with a relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for those that like to be close to the beach and resort centre....

4.7 / 5 from 29 reviews

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