“This is a sponsored post from Thomas Cook. When I travel with my family we often try a combination of the popular spots (better facilities – eg water parks for the kids) and those less travelled (so we get a better view of local life as well)”
The Canary Islands are one of the most popular and best-loved destinations for sun-seeking holidaymakers, and it’s not hard to see why. Born out of fiery eruptions thousands of years ago that crafted unique and fascinating landscapes, these islands are so much more than your average beach break destination. Yes, they’ve got great beaches – and lots of them. But they’ve also got fabulous resorts, great nightlife, a fantastic family vibe and stacks of local activities ranging from day trips to camel safaris.
In Tenerife, you’ll find some of the archipelago’s liveliest resorts in the south. Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos is where clubbers convene to dance the night away and have a ball in the process, before sleeping it off the next day on the beach. But you’ll also find plenty of quieter resorts, and family-orientated areas with great local activities such as the world-famous water park, Siam Park. Further north, Tenerife is all hills, mountains and dramatic rocky cliffs – perfect for those who like their holidays a little more secluded.
Over in Fuerteventura, it’s beach heaven all the way. Quieter than its party-animal neighbour, Fuerte
Gran Canaria is different again – and while you’ve got quiet resorts that are perfect for catching up on that all-important R&R, you’ve also got the likes of Playa del Ingles which is non-stop fun in the sun.Lanzarote is another diverse spot, and it’s got some of the most fascinating volcanic landscapes of the lot – particularly as some of the ancient lava caves have been crafted into visitor attractions by the late, great architect Cesar Manrique.
So whatever you fancy, you’re bound to find it on holiday in the Canary Islands…