The Canary Islands have one of the best climates in the world. There are many reasons for it, but the main one is the Azores High, a high atmospheric pressure responsible, along with the trade winds, for the benign climate enjoyed on the archipelago.
This results in an almost stable weather with a yearly average temperature of 20 ºC! Can you imagine being at the beach in winter? The Canaries, an archipelago located a few hundreds kilometres off the northwestern African coast and just a couple hours flight from the European continent, attracts millions of visitors every year looking for different holidays.
That’s why this new blog article will share with you 7 reasons to choose the Canary Islands for your vacation. You won’t regret it!
7 places to spend your holidays in the Canary Islands
The Canarian archipelago is among the most visited regions in the world. Proof of that is that almost every year a new tourist record is set. There are many reasons for it, from amazing beaches, to stunning mountains and ravines, impressive cliffs, a delightful cuisine, traditional festivals and a unique culture. Pay attention and don’t miss any of the next plans to do in the Canary Islands.
1. Hiking trails in Gran Canaria
Hiking through nature in Gran Canaria is a magical, almost inexpressible experience. Only on foot can you reach areas that feel pristine, appreciate the beautiful silence and feel the energy that surrounds you. This miniature continent, as the island is also known by its diversity of landscapes, is highly variable and walking takes you through forests, past serpentine sand dunes and under steep volcanic cliffs.
2. Contemplating Lanzarote’s volcanic origin
The strange volcanic soils of Lanzarote welcome you, and the island's tranquillity and silence invite you to disconnect and recharge your energy levels during the long, sunny days experienced at the Timanfaya National Park. Here you can relax and lose yourself amongst the volcanoes, lava tubes and pristine beaches.
3. Visiting the Teide
The Teide in Tenerife, with 3,718 metres above sea level, is the highest peak in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. The Teide National Park is the most visited in Spain and the reasons are many. Here you can do plenty of things, from trekking, to contemplate the sunset and then stargazing a little bit…
4. Walking through an ocean of sand, the Maspalomas Dunes
The south of Gran Canaria is home to a surprising mix of desert and oasis in a unique and beautiful natural area. The Maspalomas Dunes, continuously moulded by the wind, change their appearance each day and are one of the main attractions in the area, along its famous pond, its lighthouse and its beach.
5. Staying at the best hotels
Tourism is, by far, the most important economic sector of the Canary Islands. Thus, you can expect that the tourist sector is extremely developed, something that you will notice from the very first moment. Here you can find a wide range of accommodation that suits all kinds of public, like the one offered by HD Hotels.
Many international organizations like Booking, TripAdvisor or HolidayCheck have recommended its lodgings as among the best in the Canary Islands:
- HD Beach Resort & Spa in Lanzarote is an amazing all-inclusive beachfront resort located in Costa Teguise, just 15 kilometres away from Lanzarote Airport.
- HD Parque Cristóbal Tenerife is among the best family hotels in the Canary Islands (and in Spain) located in Playa de las Américas just 17 kilometres away from Tenerife South Airport.
- HD Parque Cristóbal Gran Canaria is a bungalow village located in Playa del Inglés, just 33 kilometres away from Gran Canaria Airport.
- Acuario Lifestyle Hotel is an emblematic hotel located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, just 25 kilometres away from Gran Canaria Airport.
6. Enjoying Papagayo Beach
Papagayo Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Lanzarote. It’s a cove of white sand, reduced size and great beauty with a shape of a bay or shell and crystal clear waters. If you’re a snorkeling lover, this beach is ideal due to its calm water.
7. Feeling culture first hand in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the cosmopolitan capital of the island. Here you can enjoy the wonderful urban beach of Las Canteras or the old quarter of Vegueta, where the Santa Ana cathedral, the Casa de Colón mansion, the Museo Canario museum, the Pérez Galdós theatre are.
In short, the Canary Islands is a region with many reasons to visit, as this Spanish archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean offers lots of attractions. Come and visit us, you won’t regret it!