Exploring The Canary Islands – Which One Is Best?
The Canary Islands are an excellent place to take your next vacation.This small island chain consists of seven Islands with principally three main holiday islands which are Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. That said the other islands in the group are also well known if not as well travelled. But which island should you head for?
Tenerife is the biggest of the islands and has the biggest attraction too, Literally? The island is home to the world’s third largest volcano which dominates the islands from every point of the compass. Visitors to the island simply should not miss the opportunity to visit Mount Teide while they are here even if they only planned to laze on the beaches.
Next on our island tour is Gran Canaria or El Rondel as it was originally called. The Geography of the island is quite unique as it has a central plateau or hub and leading from this almost like the spokes of a wheel are a number of steep valleys leading toward the coast. This of course makes it ideal climbing territiory and the island has seen an explosion of climbing activity in recent years.
All of the islands to a degree (excuse the pun) share the same sub tropical climate that epitomises the west African coast. Not surprising really as it is in geographical terms only a stones throw away, but Lanzarote scores best here with year round average temperatures of circa 20º which is not to be sniffed at by any stretch of the imagination. And most of the time in the summer months you’ll find it’s usually much hotter than this. Little wonder then visitors flock back for second and even third holidays here.
Each of the resorts on the island has plenty of attractive points and a good choice of accommodation too, villas in Lanzarote though remain a firm favourite.
Costa Teguise has always been an attractive holiday hot spot and boasts wide avenues which give it a spacious open plan feel. The resort is also home to some great beaches as well not surprisingly, such as the main stretch of sand at Playa Cuchara. Ideal for the Sun sea and sand holiday.
If you manage to tear yourself away from the main holiday resorts though you’ll find that the island is full of surprises and attractions many of which lie well off the beaten track many of which are not suited to coaches, so visitors are well advised to hire a car and explore what the island has to offer, especially in the north which is still widely regarded as the true heart of Lanzarote.
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