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Canary Islands Holidays 

The Canary Islands are famed for their endless summers, beautiful beaches and tropical nature. Since the 1960s, tourists from all over the world have been flocking to these islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean for a relaxing holiday. With such a fantastic choice of great value places to stay plus All Inclusive deals, you’d be mad not to visit. The Canary Islands are perfect for sun‐seekers all year round.

 

24 °C

The Canary Islands lie in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, close to the coast of Africa. For this reason, you can enjoy high temperatures which only cool down in the winter months. The average is around 24°C in the summer but can reach as high as the mid‐thirties.

4.5 hours

There are international airports on all of the major islands in the Canary Islands. As they’re all relatively small, the airports are within easy reach of the resorts.

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Book a beach holiday to the Canary Islands with Airtours for spectacular summers, brilliant beaches and exciting activities. 

Featured holidays in the Canary Islands

Sol Y Paz

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Great location
  • Close to the Europa Centre
  • Peaceful, friendly atmosphere

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Based on 498 reviews

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Based on 31 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

smartline Lanzarote Palm

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central spot a short walk from the beach
  • Spacious apartments
  • Free Kids' Places

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 935 reviews

Reviews
Based on 51 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Acuario Sol I & II Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet spot close to the beach
  • Bars and restaurants within easy reach
  • Apartments sleeping up to five

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 636 reviews

Reviews
Based on 16 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Ocean Hill

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Adult only 16yrs+
  • Modern apartments
  • Wonderful sea views

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 712 reviews

Reviews
Based on 4 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Castillo de Sol Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the center
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 648 reviews

Reviews
Based on 10 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Walk over huge dunes of silky soft sand in Fuerteventura and forget that you're right by the sea and not in theSahara. Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends, it would be impossible to ever become bored of Lanzarote while Gran Canaria offers lush green surroundings for your holiday. 

Like all of Spain, the Canary Islands celebrate the main Catholic holidays. The start of Easter brings fun events to the towns and villages but it’s the Carnival season which really brings the islands to life. Themed floats, costumes and live music make Carnival a real celebration. Of course, that’s not all there is to see in this sun-kissed part of the world. 

The Canary Islands were formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago and have created natural habitats that are now protected by UNESCO. Take a hike on any of the islands national parks and uncover weird and wonderful nature, from the volcanic formations on Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote to the open craters and lush greenery of the Tajeda Caldera in Gran Canaria. Enjoy walks from the heights of the summit on Mount Teide in Tenerife to the epic sand dunes of Fuerteventura.

 

The average sea temperature for the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the Canary Islands is around 19°C, but it can reach 21°C during September. If you’ve always dreamt of whale watching, then there’s no need to take a long and chilly trip to the North Pole when the Canary Islands are a mere 4.5 hours away. Jump on any one of the dolphin and whale watching cruises and see them in their natural environment. 

The traditional Canarian cuisine is amazing. Try the tapas made up of wrinkled Canarian potatoes, spicy green and red mojo sauce, casseroles packed with fresh seafood and spices and delicious shellfish caught locally. It’s a lovely rustic cuisine that brings visitors back time and time again.

The Canary Islands are best for

Sightseers: The sights and sounds of the Canary Islands make them a great location for sightseers’ bucket lists. From the epic natural volcanic structures to fascinating museums and exhibitions, there's plenty to see.  

Adrenaline junkies: Here you’ll find one of the most famous water sports regions in the world, perfect for beginners, novices and experts. 

Ultimate beach holidays: You’re spoilt for choice with the range of beaches in the Canary IslandsFrom tropical looking coasts with crystal clear waters to beautiful beaches with jet black sand, there’s something for every type of beach lover.


Fast facts

Language: The official language of the Canary Islands is a Canarian dialect of Spanish. However, almost every resort speaks multiple languages. 

Currency: The currency of all of the islands is the Euro.

Local time: The Canary Islands’ clocks are set to GMT (UK) time, meaning you won’t have any jet lag at all.

Fly to: The main Canary Islands have at least one international airport servicing most European countries.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4.5 hours from UK cities.

Tourist information: The Canary Islands network is a fantastic place for information. See here.

Visa and health: The Canary Islands are in the EU and there are no required vaccinations.


Weather and climate

Temperature: You’re in luck whatever time of year you visit because the Canary Islands are blessed with warm temperatures and sunshine pretty much all year round.  

Best time to visit: The summer months between May and November have an average temperature of around 24°C with between 8‐9 hours of sunshine every day. Winter in the Canary Islands is still lovely with mild temperatures in the day between15‐20°C but cooling down overnight. Occasionally during the autumn months, the Canary Islands are battered by sandstorms known as the 'Calima', blown over from the Sahara desert. This brings hot temperatures of around 34°C and some low visibility from the sand.


Getting Around

Bus: All of the Canary Islands have cheap and reliable bus services which operate in and around the main resorts. 

Taxi: Easy to flag down and find ranks, taxis are a popular and reliable mode of transport around the islands. 

Hire cars: There are many car hire businesses including the most well known international companies. These can all be organised and booked before your arrival and are a great way to see the lesser known parts of the islands.

Coach: Almost every island offers coach excursions to the main attractions. Perfect for non‐drivers or those who just want a break from driving.


Events

For shoppers: Canarian culture is very different from that in mainland Spain with a real emphasis onhandmade arts and crafts. There are many traditional markets that take place around the islands and these are great places to haggle for souvenirs and mementoes of your holiday.  

For sporty types: The Canary Islands are popular for sporting events and in Lanzarote, the Iron Man championships have been the main attraction for over a decade. Fuerteventura holds its annual International Kite festival on the beautiful beaches of Corralejo and the Transgrancanaria annual marathon attracts competitive athletes from all over the world.


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