When summer is just around the corner, you can’t help but start to plan the holiday. Dreaming of the sun, sea and sand is the first step; your next is to pick the destination. For a break from the British weather, you’re going to search for guaranteed all year around sunshine. Benefiting from their near African location, you will get the climate and the beaches you desire in the Canary Islands. They offer the perfect solution for your summer break.

tenerife beach

The first stop in every travel brochure for great sun and beautiful beaches is Tenerife. The largest of the Canary Islands, it houses everything you could want from a luxurious holiday. It’s a natural haven for sun seekers and those who want the complete relaxing package. Tenerife offers the climate of an African adventure, with all the safety and convenience of an European retreat. Even so, you should ensure that you have purchased an affordable travel insurance package, to cover for the minor slip ups that might happen when you are away.


Aside from Tenerife, are many wonders still to be seen in the Canary Islands. Travelling a little further afield will find you on the islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. Each of these boasts the classical sunny beaches and first class accommodation, but they also bring their own flavour to your holidays.


Lanzarote offers the naturally formed La Cueva de los Verdes, a system of caves created by underground lava flows. Gran Canaria brings some of the most accessible rolling sand dunes and golden sand-filled bays. Fuerteventura’s architecture is the oldest of all the islands and manages to keep its heritage and warmly welcomes you into the island’s lifestyle. Fuerteventura is also the driest of all the islands, offering you guaranteed sunshine.

La Cueva de los Verdes

There are some wonders of nature, waiting for you to explore on the islands. The Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, is rightly known for its authentic town market and the traditions it has kept from its inception. However, just out of the city walls, you will find the natural lagoon and the rolling sand dunes heading out to the sea. Teide National Park and Mount Teide are in the centre of Tenerife. The volcanic mountain is Spain’s largest and the most visited national park in the whole of Spain. Recently included in the list of Twelve Treasures of Spain, it has become a must-see experience in the Canaries. A walk to the top of the volcano will take around four hours, so will need a very early start to hit the sun rise. It will only take three hours to walk down, completing the ten mile loop.

mount teide

With a vast range of possibilities in the Canary Islands, you are sure to find a perfect location for your holiday. The three island, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Lanzarote will accommodate the vast majority of all British tourists, so traveling a little further afield and to Gran Canaria could find you the perfect island of solitude you are dreaming of.