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.

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 17 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 32 reviews

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

4.6 / 5 from 57 reviews

HD Beach Resort View rates for HD Beach Resort
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Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Formerly known as the Las Arenas Hotel, the HD Beach Resort provides modern amenities along with comfortable guest rooms. The hotel is on the beachfront, close to the commercial area with its selectio...

4.4 / 5 from 26 reviews

Santa Barbara Ocean Club Hotel View rates for Santa Barbara Ocean Club Hotel
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San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife
The Santa Barbara Ocean Club Hotel is situated directly on the waterfront and offers its guests a superb range of facilities including swimming pools, landscaped gardens, shops and even its own gymnas...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Santa Fe Bungalows View rates for Santa Fe Bungalows
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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria
This spacious complex is a great budget venue with good access to all the local amenities....

4.1 / 5 from 7 reviews

Princesa Guayadeque Hotel View rates for Princesa Guayadeque Hotel
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Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Small self catering apartment complex set around a pool in a quieter spot between the old and the new towns and, in easy reach of the beach....

4.4 / 5 from 19 reviews

Club Maspalomas Suites View rates for Club Maspalomas Suites
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
The Club Maspalomas Suites are an Adults Only property situated in the centre of the quiet Urbanisation Campo International area of Maspalomas. They are located near to the Faro II shopping centre and...

4.6 / 5 from 24 reviews

Barcelo Corralejo Sands View rates for Barcelo Corralejo Sands
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Corralejo, Fuerteventura
The Barcelo Corralejo Sands offers a wide range of on site facilities for guests of all ages set in a convenient location close to local amenities and the beach. ...

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Labranda Suite Hotel Alyssa View rates for Labranda Suite Hotel Alyssa
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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Situated in the Montana Roja area, around 2km from the beach and complete with panoramic sea views, this four star hotel offers beauty and comfort that is ideal for any guest....

4.4 / 5 from 18 reviews

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