Walking on Fuerteventura's Costa Calma, s and Canary Isl
The seven inhabited volcanic islands that form the Canaries in the Atlantic, just off the coast of North Africa, provide a semi-tropical escape for those in search of winter sun.
What I think makes Tenerife a top choice - especially for families - is the exciting theme and animal parks that are (mostly) centred on its south coast resorts. Places like Siam Park, Loro Parque and Aqualand Costa Adeje are perfect if you're looking for fun-filled and action-packed days in the sunshine, not to mention that the beaches in this part of the island are a beautiful place to have a Canary Islands holiday.Fly into Gran Canaria Airport,
rent a car and see the second most populated island in the group. Gran Canaria has roads that will take you around the entire island and up into the mountain areas. If you want to enjoy the beautiful blue ocean there are plenty of activities that you can enjoy. Go parasailing and see the rugged volcanic landscape, or grab your fins and go scuba diving. The canaries are popular with divers and have some excellent places for you to explore.
mist-shrouded forests which have survived from the Tertiary Era. Some of the islands in this archipelago are razor-sharp, steep and volcanic, their tops hidden by cloud; a couple of them are mere slivers of sand, like slices cut from close by mainland Africa and rolled flat by blistering sunshine.
Best for: seeing the Canary Islands' volcanic landscapes and beach loversThe Canary Islands are
volcanic in origin and nowhere is this more evident than on Lanzarote
, where there are areas boasting astounding rock formations created by lava. The beaches are spectacular and primarily made up of black volcanic sand - something that I think adds to their appeal as they're different from the norm.
With the all year warm weather and stunning beaches, it really is an island for everyone.Gran Canaria is for the beach
lover or sun worshiper!Among the quietest seaside spots are Puerto de Mogan, San Agustin and Amadores, although you should certainly visit
Maspalomas - even though it's one of the busiest beaches - because it is backed by amazing sand dunes that stretch away inland.
There are other activities in Gran Canaria that you can try your hand at but as it's known mostly for being home to the best beaches in the Canaries, it's a must see if you would like to work on that all-important tan.The easternmost of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, is a startling place, representing the triumph of civilisation over a hostile environment
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Like Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is well known for its beaches as there are 150 of them! Alongside that, the nightlife here is second to none. From quirky seaside carnivals so some top class night clubs, there is so much for you to enjoy.
All the bars and restaurants here cater for the holiday-makers that are looking to stay out that little bit later so a great place to visit if that's what you're looking for.