The archipelago of the Canary Islands offers year-round sunshine and resorts to suit every kind of holiday maker. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of West Africa, there is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world.
Formed by volcanic activity, the seven different islands that make up the Canaries have been popular tourist hotspots for years. The largest, Tenerife, is full of monuments and museums which showcase its rich and varied history. Gran Canaria is the island with the largest population and features green hills in the north and a dry, flat landscape in the south. Lanzarote is preserved as a National Park and has lush greenery in abundance, whereas Fuerteventura is a Mecca for windsurfers. The islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro all have their own unique charms, not to mention a fantastic range of Canary Islands hotels to suit every style and budget.
The wide variety of different hotels in the Canary Islands means that all kinds of visitors can find their ideal island getaway. There is every type of hotel here, from simple haciendas and pensions to family-friendly resorts. The resorts range from 3- and 4-star hotel complexes which feature pools, kids' clubs and a wide variety of different entertainments to spectacular five-star spas and resorts with world-class restaurants and luxurious rooms. There are also plenty of self-catering options from the simplest of apartments to luxury villas which come complete with their own private pools.
There are Canary Islands hotels at a variety of different price points to ensure that your holiday here is as low cost as you need or as extravagant as you would like. There are many international chains here as well as renowned Spanish companies. These include H10, Hesparia, Nunez and Riu Hoteles as well as Sirenis, Viva, Barcelo and Tyrp. You will also find Sol, Melia, NH Hoteles, AC hotels and Abba Hoteles on the islands.
With each of the different Canary Island hotels you get to experience a different part of island life. You can lounge around on the black volcanic sand of the nearby beaches, or get out and explore the lush landscapes which are teeming with exotic wildlife. There are also plenty of water sports to be enjoyed on all of the different islands, whether you are interested in diving, fishing, kite surfing or just swimming around in the beautiful blue sea.
Whether your ideal holiday consists of big resorts and fast food or unspoilt villages and traditional cuisine, the Canary Islands has it all and more.
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