Love beach holidays in Spain? Need a change from the beautiful Spanish Costas? Why not try out island life and getaway on a beach holiday in the Canary islands.
Just like Spanish resorts on the mainland, the Canary Islands offer holidaymakers something different and with so much to see and do on each island the choices are endless.
The largest of the Canary Islands and perhaps the most popular one of all is Tenerife.
Located in the south, Tenerife is generally warmer than those further north and with its beaches, nightlife, sights and attractions it has everything you could possible need for the perfect beach holiday.
Tenerife is home to the popular resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa De Las Americas which are well known for their lively atmospheres and fantastic nightlife.
Spend your days relaxing on the beaches or beside a pool at these tourist resorts and head into town and make the most of all the bars, pubs and clubs that are on offer.
Most of the beaches on this island are fine black sand, however, there are a few white sand beaches where you can pitch your parasol in the sand.
For those wanting to escape the beaches why not try out Mount Teide National Park or Siam Park water park in Costa Adeje, take a day trip to the beautiful island of La Gomera or make the most of the many golf courses that are scattered over the island.
Located close to Tenerife is the island of Gran Canaria, another firm favourite with British holidaymakers.
The landscape of the island differs dramatically; from mountains and volcanic craters to sand dunes and idyllic beaches.
The south of the island is where all the action is with the bustling resorts of Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and Puerto Rico. Relax on the beaches, enjoy the watersports and activities on offer or sit back and relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
All over the island you will find no shortage of action and adventure; spend a day at one of the many water and theme parks, go for a camel safari in the sand dunes or take in the scenery with a hike through the unspoilt landscape.
With its year round warm temperatures and long sunny days, Gran Canaria holidays are suitable any time of year and are perfect for families, couples and groups alike.
Best known for its stunning white and golden beaches, Fuerteventura holidays are the perfect choice for everyone, in particular families.
As with the other Canary Islands, there are no shortage of beaches on Fuerteventura; from the fine white sand of the Corralejo dunes to the beautiful bay of Costa Calma, there is a beach for everyone.
The island can get very windy, which is fantastic for surfers, but with the sheltered coves it makes the perfect conditions for sun-bathing.
Fuerteventura holidays are the perfect choice for families because of the activities that are on offer; spend a day at the Oasis Park, take to the sea for dolphin spotting, enjoy the thrills and spills at the Baku water park, discover the sea life and the aquarium or simply sit back and relax in a traditional restaurant or café.
Last, but not least is the long-time favourite canary island of Lanzarote; with so much to see and do it’s no wonder thousands of tourists keep coming back every year.
The beaches of Lanzarote are mainly golden or white sand, but there are a few black beaches about.
The main resorts of Lanzarote are Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise and although the beaches at these resorts can get very busy, they are the perfect place to head to find cheap holiday deals.
Spend your days on Lanzarote holidays relaxing on the white sandy beaches, wander around the stunning Timanfaya National Park, discover the lava caves at Cuerva de los Verdes or shop for bargains at the local markets found throughout the island.
If you are travelling with children, take the time to visit the Rancho Texas theme park and the water park at Costa Teguise – they won’t want to leave!
For those in search of nightlife, Lanzarote holidays will not disappoint; Costa Teguise is the place to head for a great night out with a fantastic range of bars and clubs where you can dance the night away!
The canary islands have so much to offer holidaymakers and with their diverse landscape they make for a fantastic and unique beach holiday.
As they are hugely popular with British holidaymakers there are plenty of incredible offers out there, so make sure you shop around and get the best deal (that suits your needs and budget) for your canary islands holiday.