The Canary Islands is regarded as the outdoor lover’s winter playground, the walker’s paradise and the beach lover’s dream come true. It is a group of islands blessed with a great climate, beautiful holiday villas with swimming pools and lots to do.
The Canaries offer one of the easiest escapes from a snowy European winter and tourists flock there on vacation taking advantage of the cheap holidays available. There is a terrific choice of holiday villas, self catering apartments and country farmhouses available to rent from their owners.
The Islands have a preferred climate and constant temperature through all the year. They have superb beaches with holiday apartments dotted along the shore. For those with a slightly larger budget, the islands are home to some of the most spectacular holiday villas in Europe. Many tourists return year after year renting one of these spectacular holiday homes.
The Canary Islands are made up of 7 larger islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera, Hierro) and a few smaller ones (Alegranza, Graciosa, Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste und Lobos). What tourists do not realize until they visit more than one is that the landscape of each island is radically different to the others.
The Islands are a natural paradise for lovers of nature and water sports enthusiasts. The Canaries are home to some many indigenous animals and plant life. Many tourists go there for the fishing as the local waters provide some of the world’s richest hunting grounds for deep-sea fishermen. It is not uncommon to find shark, and tuna and marlin are to be found in abundance here. Some tourists come especially to hunt for a glimpse of the bottle-nosed dolphins and pilot whales which are often seen swimming see around the islands.
It is said that once you have rented a beautiful holiday villa in Gran Canaria with a private pool, or a self catering apartment in Lanzarote, or even a holiday cottage in Fuerteventura, that you will end up going back year after year. The year round warm climate, with long hours of sunshine, together with the beautiful clean beaches help make the Canary Islands one of the top holiday destinations in Europe. Holiday villas and self catering apartments in the Canary Islands are plentiful, and many tourists now stay in these holiday homes taking advantage of direct holidays.
The development of the Islands for tourist areas to cope with an increase in Canary Island holidays has given the Islands modern resorts many of the amenities and attractions typically expected in any other major European holiday destination. The Canary Islands are unique in the fact that each Island has its own individual twist depending on which you choose.
The food is a mix between Spanish and African with some Latin-American influence thrown in for good measure. Many holiday makers choose to stay in holiday villas or self catering apartments as they give them the independence to sample the local cuisine and live like the locals.
Fish is a much loved food in the Canary Islands and is often served with extremely tasty sauces that are made locally. Desserts are often made with the Islands’ own fruits, which are plentiful due to the warm weather. Fried bananas, grown locally, are a particular favourite with many of the millions of visitors who take their vacations every year staying in holiday homes in the Canary Islands.