The Canary Islands have, for a long time, been one of the world’s best known and favorite holiday destinations. Situated in Europe, the islands provide a taste of the exotic for those keen to book a short-term trip filled with sun, sand and sea.
While the islands themselves have by no means lost their charm, you may find yourself keen to move away from the well-known resorts, particularly if you’re travelling during the season’s peak.
Here, we take a quick look at several Canary Island resorts that you might not have considered.
The island of Fuerteventura is slightly less well known than the other major islands of the Canaries, but it still proves to be an extremely popular destination with tourists. The island offers everything that one might expect from a visit to the Canary Islands – a warm climate, convenient location and friendly locals, but the island is unique in one main respect – the warm breeze.
Fuerteventura is a popular destination with those seeking a holiday packed full of activities. While it’s quite possible to find a beach with a decent breeze back in the UK, the island of Fuerteventura offers one that is warm and enjoyable. If you’re keen to try your hand at some sailing or kite surfing – or if you’re a seasoned pro looking for somewhere to practice – Fuerteventura holidays are ideal.
Europe may be home to more than a handful of the world’s premier holiday destinations, but so many of them are so alike. The Canary Island of Lanzarote is a rare treat; the landscape really puts it in a world of its own. Where many island destinations in Europe have worked hard to establish a local buzz and a variety of interesting towns, it all comes naturally to the island of Lanzarote.
The volcanic landscape makes the island a great one to explore and the beaches are among the very best on the continent. If you’re looking for something a little different, head to the black sand beaches or journey inland to get a better look at the beautiful volcanic landscape.
While the island is not as exposed to wind as the neighbouring Fuerteventura, visitors can expect a wide range of water sports and activities to be on offer at most of the larger beaches. There are of course plenty of smaller beaches for those looking for something a bit more relaxing – bliss!