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TENERIFE or LANZAROTE or GRAN CANARIA

A Complete Guide to Canary Islands 2018 >>

Comparing Tenerife vs Gran Canaria vs Lanzarote

Which Canaries island is the best - Tenerife or Lanzarote or Gran Canaria?

Tenerife

Gran Canaria

Lanzarote

    Tenerife Gran Canaria Lanzarote
Temperature   January
  • Day: 20℃, Night:14℃

February
  • Day: 20℃, Night: 14℃

March
  • Day: 21℃, Night: 14℃

April
  • Day: 22℃, Night: 15℃

May
  • Day: 23℃, Night: 16℃

June
  • Day: 25℃, Night: 18℃

July
  • Day: 27℃, Night: 19℃

August
  • Day: 28℃, Night: 20℃

September
  • Day: 27℃, Night: 20℃

October
  • Day: 25℃, Night: 19℃

November
  • Day: 23℃, Night: 17℃

December
  • Day: 20℃, Night: 14℃
January
  • Day: 21℃, Night: 15℃

February
  • Day: 21℃, Night: 15℃

March
  • Day: 22℃, Night: 16℃

April
  • Day: 23℃, Night: 16℃

May
  • Day: 24℃, Night: 17℃

June
  • Day: 25℃, Night: 19℃

July
  • Day: 27℃, Night: 20℃

August
  • Day: 28℃, Night: 21℃

September
  • Day: 27℃, Night: 21℃

October
  • Day: 26℃, Night: 20℃

November
  • Day: 24℃, Night: 18℃

December
  • Day: 22℃, Night: 16℃
January
  • Day: 21℃, Night: 14℃

February
  • Day: 21℃, Night: 14℃

March
  • Day: 23℃, Night: 15℃

April
  • Day: 24℃, Night: 16℃

May
  • Day: 25℃, Night: 17℃

June
  • Day: 26℃, Night: 19℃

July
  • Day: 28℃, Night: 20℃

August
  • Day: 29℃, Night: 21℃

September
  • Day: 29℃, Night: 21℃

October
  • Day: 27℃, Night: 19℃

November
  • Day: 24℃, Night: 17℃

December
  • Day: 22℃, Night: 15℃
Average Sea Temperatures   January
  • 20℃

February
  • 19℃

March
  • 19℃

April
  • 20℃

May
  • 20℃

June
  • 22℃

July
  • 22℃

August
  • 23℃

September
  • 24℃

October
  • 24℃

November
  • 22℃

December
  • 21℃
January
  • 19℃

February
  • 19℃

March
  • 19℃

April
  • 19℃

May
  • 20℃

June
  • 21℃

July
  • 22℃

August
  • 22℃

September
  • 23℃

October
  • 23℃

November
  • 22℃

December
  • 21℃
January
  • 19℃

February
  • 18℃

March
  • 18℃

April
  • 19℃

May
  • 19℃

June
  • 21℃

July
  • 21℃

August
  • 22℃

September
  • 22℃

October
  • 22℃

November
  • 21℃

December
  • 20℃
Top Five Beaches  

Los Gigantes:

Los Gigantes is the beach of the resort of the same name. It boasts immense cliffs lining the coastline, black volcanic sand and clear, blue waters. Climbing the nearby cliffs for panoramic views is the favorite activity among tourists.


Playa Jardin:

"Garden Beach," located in Puerto de la Cruz, is the black-sand beach naturalists and water sports enthusiasts would like to check out. Large waves offer great surfing activities for adrenaline seekers, while neighboring gardens abound with exotic plants, including cacti and palms.


Plaja de la Tejita:

Plaja de la Tejita is dominated by a huge, red rock that shimmers in the sun. Besides relaxation away from the crowds, the beach lends itself to windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle surfing among other water sports.


Playa de las Americas :

Playa de las Americas is a large, well-maintained beach in the homonymous resort abounding with restaurants, shops and nightlife venues. It is convenient for everyone wishing to stay put and have everything at hand, from an attractive beach and water sports to premium entertainment.


Las Vistas:

Las Vistas is one of three beaches of the Los Cristianos town, featuring calm waters ideal for children and golden sand. It is a beach that caters to everyone, from solitude seekers to water sports enthusiasts. Shopping and dining opportunities are additional assets of Las Vistas Beach.

Anfi del Mar :

Anfi del Mar, located in the Mogan municipality, is a beautiful beach with golden sand and various tourist amenities. Whether you are after water sports, shopping, delicious food or relaxation, photogenic Anfi del Mar won't fail you.


Guigui:

Guigui actually comprises two secluded dark-sand beaches, edged by high cliffs and ideal for relaxing in solitude. Since few travelers are persistent enough to reach the beach beneath Grande ravine, you are likely to have it whole for yourself.


Maspalomas:

Maspalomas is a beach as much as a desert with sandy dunes contrasting against the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The scenic 6 kilometers long beach features shallow waters and plenty of space no matter how many people come to the beach.


Playa des Ingles:

"English Beach" is a neighboring beach to Maspalomas, featuring soft sand and a long promenade dotted with eateries, shops and nightlife venues. Also, Playa des Ingles caters to fans of water sports.


Playa de Amadores:

Playa de Amadores is an ideal beach for families with little kids and people who like to admire the blue sea from a beach bar or a shop. Shallow water is calm at all times and Playa de Amadores is flawlessly maintained and the sunniest beach of Gran Canaria.

Playa de Papagayo :

Playa de Papagayo is a series of beaches divided by rocks, with the one closest to Punta del Papagayo being the most beautiful. This 120-meter long beach boasts golden sand suitable for relaxing and transparent waters ideal for snorkeling.


Playa Las Conchas:

The most remote of Lanzarote's beaches is the most pristine and the hardest to get to. But once there, you will find your efforts worthwhile since Playa Las Conchas features golden sand, turquoise waters and big waves for photo sessions.


Playa Flamingo:

Located in the resort of Playa Blanca, Playa Flamingo is a family-friendly beach featuring calm waters and soft, white sand. Palm trees line the 200 meters long beach, while bars and restaurants flank the adjacent promenade.


Playa de Mujeres:

"Women's Beach" is a 400-meter long beach located near Playa Blanca. Edged by cliffs that shelter the beach from the winds, it features relatively calm and shallow waters. In the vicinity of Playa de Mujeres you can find bunkers built during the Second World War.


Playa Francesa:

Playa Francesa is an isolated beach somewhat less than 450 meters long. Main features of this gorgeous beach are golden sand, transparent waters and volcanic rocks. The waters of Playa Francesa are ideal for swimming and popular among yacht owners for anchoring.

Top Attractions  

Mount Teide National Park:

Mount Teide National ParkMount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain, offering unparalleled views of the Canary Island. Stargazing activities are exceptional due to the absence of artificial lights, while the observatory takes you to an interesting journey throughout the Universe.

Loro Parque:

Loro ParqueLoro Parque is an entertainment park where visitors can enjoy performances of dolphins and orcas and acquaint themselves with the wildlife. A great many animals from land and sea inhabit this popular park just outside of Puerto de la Cruz.

Aqualand:

Aqualand Aqualand is another premium entertainment area of Tenerife, located in the vicinity of Playa de Las Americas. The water park disposes of many slides, pools and other entertaining options suitable for all ages.

Museum of Science and the Cosmos:

Museum of Science and the Cosmos This extraordinary museum is the place where visitors can learn about various fields of science in an interactive way. Also, you can learn how various laws of nature function in order to gain a better understanding of natural occurrences.

Cueva del Viento:

Cueva del VientoThis outstanding underground site is one of the largest lava tubes throughout the world. If caving is your passion, you will find the 17 km-long tunnels of Cueva del Viento worth exploring in any possible way.

Siam Park:

Siam ParkIn Siam Park, which is the biggest water park in Europe, you can't get enough of entertainment. The Thai-themed park boasts a huge network of water slides for leisure activities, and exciting opportunities for adrenaline seekers.

Garachico Rock Pools:

Garachico Rock Pools: Garachico Rock Pools are some of the strangest swimming pools you can see. Rock formations adjacent to the sea let in just enough sea water to create swimming pools.

Masca Valley:

Masca ValleyMasca Valley is a place of immense natural beauty that you can explore by jeep or by hiking. The valley it may be, but it adds a gorge, ravine and a village that you should check out.

Pyramids of Guimar:

Pyramids of GuimarPyramids of Guimar may be silent witnesses that people sailed between Africa and America long before the Americas were discovered by Cristopher Columbus. A group of pyramids that are similar to those built by Aztecs raise questions that still remain unanswered.


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Guigui:

GuiguiGuigui is a scenic landscape that comprises two beaches edged by high, rocky hills. It isn't easy to get to Small Guigui and Big Guigui. But if you don't mind the effort, you will be handsomely rewarded with spectacular vistas and attractive countryside as you advance.

Anfi del Mar:

Anfi del MarAnfi del Mar is one of the top-rated holiday resorts on Gran Canaria. The resort offers leisure, entertaining and shopping activities, and more, in one place.

Las Canteras:

Las CanterasLas Canteras is one of the top beaches of the Canary Islands that boasts an extraordinary marine life and astounding beauty. To make things even better, you won't need to hit a difficult road or trail to get to it. Just go to Las Palmas and there it is.

Maspalomas:

MaspalomasMaspalomas is another beach that will make you feel as if you are on the excursion to Sahara. Sand dunes access the sea near the tourist resort of the same name, granting a memorable sunset experience.

Mogan:

MoganMogan is a likable and one of the most beautiful towns on Gran Canaria. It is set in an incredible environment, featuring colorful hills, abundant flora and gorgeous landscapes.

Puerto Rico:

Puerto RicoThe resort town of Puerto Rico is another great place worth checking out if you aren't spending a holiday there. The man-made beach surrounded by hills with hotels is Puerto Rico's top tourist point of interest.

Playa del Ingles:

Playa del InglesPlaya del Ingles is a popular beach with something going on both during the day and night. Bazaars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping areas access the sandy expanse, providing many engaging opportunities for anyone.

Playa de Amadores:

Playa de Amadores This outstanding beach is ideal for photographing and having fun in the shallow water and water park.


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Timanfaya National Park:

Timanfaya National ParkTimanfaya is a national park of Lanzarote granting scenic experience. The volcanic past of this Canary island left colorful landscapes of immense natural beauty, predominantly featuring contrasting reddish and almost black hues.

Cueva de Los Verdes:

Cueva de Los Verdes This interesting cave, which used to be a shelter for the locals during raids, is among the top attractions of the island. Cueva de Los Verdes is a part of a several-kilometer long lava tube.

Jameos del Agua:

Jameos del AguaJameos del Agua is the perfect example of wonders nature and humankind are capable of creating when united. It is a network of lava caves once described as "the world's most beautiful nightclub."

Jardin de Cactus:

Jardin de CactusThe "Cactus Garden" is another great attraction of Lanzarote, exhibiting more than 1000 cacti species in the volcanic environment. The garden features different paths that allow visitors to explore Jardin de Cactus in full.

Cezar Manrique House Museum:

Cezar Manrique House Museum The Cezar Manrique House Museum offers another glimpse into the world of the artist who transformed Lanzarote into an art gallery. Housed in a former home of the illustrious maestro, it displays a wide range of items Cezar used or turned into artwork.

Rancho Texas Park:

Rancho Texas Park Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is a themed area where visitors get in touch with the wildlife. In addition to attending sea lion shows, you can jump into a pool and benefit of entertaining activities suitable for all ages.

Castillo de San Jose:

Castillo de San Jose The 18th-century fortress is today a great museum exhibiting contemporary art. The Castillo de San Jose boasts a great collection of abstract art, with showpieces by great masters such as Picasso, Zobel, Mompo and Millares on display.

La Graciosa Island:

La Graciosa IslandLa Graciosa, located just off the island of Lanzarote, is a small island renowned for desert landscapes and a gorgeous beach. If you are after a place where you can have some peace and benefit of spectacular nature, La Graciosa is just the place.


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Top Activities for Children  

Visit Aqualand, the water park that thrills children no matter whether they are little or older.

In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, there is a karting facility where little ones can test their driving skills.

If your children have 1.10 meters at least, take them to the Forestal Park. There, they could unwind in circuits comprising trails in the woods, walls for climbing and much more.

Angry Birds Activity Park is an ideal themed park for non-teenagers. Entertaining options are vast, including go carts, crazy golf and jumping facilities.

Holiday World has options suitable for kids aspiring to become captains of the ships, bull riders or sky jumpers one day.

In Palmitos Park, little ones are enthusiastic about learning about the living world in the attached zoo and garden.

Pirate Museum, located in Teguise, is one of the top children attractions on Lanzarote Island. There are two main sections of the museum, one of them laden with related artifacts.

Another great activity for kids is exploring the underwater world in a submarine. For such an exclusive activity, head to Puerto Calero.

Rancho Texas is an entertaining area where your little ones may become friends with animals and cool themselves in a water park.

Museums and Art Venues  

Museum of Nature and Man :

Museum of Nature and Man Museum of Nature and Man is a high-class exhibition venue showcasing archaeological finds from the era that preceded the Spanish takeover of the Canary Islands. Human mummies and fossil remains of plants and animals are among the museum's most interesting exhibits.

Museum of Science and the Cosmos:

Museum of Science and the Cosmos Museum of Science and the Cosmos, located in San Cristobal, is sure to spark interest about things that surround us in everyone. The museum's collection, consisting of interactive contents and interesting exhibits, allows visitors to learn while entertaining themselves.

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts:

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts Municipal Museum of Fine Arts houses a fascinating collection of works of art originated from the 16th to the 19th century. Besides masterpieces by artists of the Canary Island, the museum displays outstanding Flemish paintings.

Historical Military Museum of the Canary Islands:

Historical Military Museum of the Canary Islands Historical Military Museum of the Canary Islands has an impressive collection of weapons. Exhibits span the period from the earliest periods of the islands' history up to the 20th century.

Casa del Vino:

Casa del Vino Casa del Vino is a wine museum where you can get yourself familiarized with exceptional wines of the Canary Islands. You can learn the production techniques and how best to combine wine with other gastronomic specialties.

Cueva Pintada Archaeological Museum:

Cueva Pintada Archaeological MuseumCueva Pintada Archaeological Museum offers a deep insight into the Aboriginal past of the Canary Island. The museum organizes tours in the main languages of Europe that reveal how aboriginal people lived before the Spanish colonization.

Casa de Colon:

Casa de ColonCasa de Colon used to be a house of the governor who received Cristopher Columbus while he was on the island. Today, it showcases the collection relating to overseas expeditions of one of the most famous sailors in history.

Nestor Alamo Museum:

Nestor Alamo Museum brings forth the history of music of the Canary Islands. It consists of two sections. The first relates to the life of Nestor Alamo, while the second elaborates the development of music since the aboriginal (pre-Spanish) times.

Canarian Museum:

Canarian MuseumCanarian Museum is an exhibition venue combining artistic, ethnographical and archaeological showpieces related to Canarian culture. Besides pintaderas (stamps), ceramics and other everyday items, you can examine a collection of skulls belonging to the native inhabitants of the island.

Canary Gardens:

Canary GardensThe site of Canary Gardens isn't a typical exhibition venue, but an expansive garden that is the largest in Spain. Canary Gardens safeguard plants native to the island and exhibits exotics such as palms, cacti and succulents.

Cactus Garden:

Cactus GardenCactus Garden is both a site of nature and an extraordinary museum. It displays a myriad of cacti species from various parts of the world.

Emigration Museum:

Emigration Museum Emigration Museum elaborates the facts that led to the emigration of many locals due to volcanic activity on the island. Seek this interesting museum out in the Castillo Santa Barbara, which dominates over Teguise.

Museo Atlantico:

Museo AtlanticoMuseo Atlantico is an underwater art museum located 12 meters under the sea surface. As you dive, you can admire sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor and the marine life.

Wine Museum of Lanzarote:

Wine Museum of LanzaroteWine Museum of Lanzarote is housed in the oldest bodega of the Canary Islands. A tour through its premises introduces winemaking procedures and concludes with the wine tasting.

Museo Tanit:

Museo Tanit Museo Tanit is the ethnographic museum displaying a wide range of noteworthy artifacts created throughout many centuries. Musical instruments, pottery items and garments form a part of the outstanding collection of Museo Tanit.

Food & Drink  

You could consider Tenerife the main destination for enjoying good food on the Canary Islands. There are many noteworthy restaurants to check out, both in the resorts and outside. Among other popular drinks and dishes, some must-try ones are:

  • Cortado Condensada is coffee with added condensed milk.
  • Cafe solo largo is a black coffee.
  • Vino tinto, vino blanco and vino rosado are red, white and rose wines.
  • Churros de Pescado, popular tapas.
  • Boquerones, filleted fish marinated in olive oil, garlic, vinegar and various herbs.
  • Croquetas, popular dishes comprising various ingredients, including ham, chicken meat, potato and spinach among others.

Albeit Tenerife outstrips Gran Canaria when it comes to the overall dining experience, there are various exotic dishes this island is famous for. The following are some of them:

  • Ron Miel, a combination of English gin, French brandy and Scotland's whisky.
  • Tinto del Monte, a local specialty wine.
  • Various steaks - the most delicious are those with meat exported from Spain, Argentina and Uruguay.
  • Tunos, or cactus fruits. Tunos are used for various purposes (liquor, jam…), but for eating, choose large ones in red, orange, yellow and green ones.
  • Polvitos Uruguayos - a cheesecake dessert.
  • Chipirones con mojo verde are grilled squids served with mojo sauce.

Lanzarote has a traditional culinary offer based on tapas, fish and meat. Recently, however, the attempts have been made for reproducing the gastronomy of Tenerife. Anyway, some foods and drinks you need to try here are:

  • Cafe con hielo, a refreshing coffee with ice.
  • Carajillo, another type of coffee with a bit of whiskey, rum or brandy added.
  • Bocadillo de Pescado - fried fish fillet coated in breadcrumbs with added garlic mayonnaise and served in a roll.
  • Conejo Campesino, a rabbit meat served with much garlic.
  • Boquerones - anchioves preserved in olive oil and vinegar and served with olives. Tasty and healthy dish.
Nightlife  

Nightlife on Tenerife is as attractive as anything else on the island. Puerto de la Cruz, Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje are premier nightlife hotspots on Tenerife Island. The action is going on at rooftop terraces, at cozy clubs and at bars working until the wee hours.

Top nightlife areas and venues


Playa de las Americas

Costa Adeje

Los Cristianos

Los Gigantes

Puerto de la Cruz

San Eugenio

Torviscas

Golf del Sur

Showtime Live (Fanabe)

- Showtime Live is a nightlife venue where you can enjoy a spectacle staged by performers famous throughout the world. Besides, a 2-course dinner and unlimited drinks will additionally make your night memorable.

Route 66 (Puerto de Santiago)

- this nightlife venue is the right place for all those who can't imagine a good entertainment without live music. The place caters to all ages since music you can listen to took root in everybody's hearts since the 60s and 70s.

Magic Lounge Bar

is among the largest nightlife venues around Playa de las Americas, featuring live music. Here, the fun begins after midnight every day of the week.

Hard Rock Cafe

(Playa de las Americas) - is any particular introduction needed? If so, let's say that Tenerife's Hard Rock Cafe is the largest in Europe. Everything else is the same, from the excellent music to tasty burgers and extensive drink menu.

The Mett Bar

is a venue catering to middle-aged and older populace. There, you can listen to the music aired up to the 90s.

Night entertainment is among main hallmarks of Gran Canaria Island. If you can't get enough of premium nightlife, Las Palmas, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas are places where you should go.

Top nightlife areas and venues

Maspalomas

Plaja del Ingles

Plaza de Espana (Las Palmas)

Meloneras resort

Puerto Rico resort

Mogan

Arguineguin

San Bartolome de Tirajana

Aqua Ocean Club

, located in Maspalomas, is a fashionable nightlife venue. Themed weekend parties and comedy nights are a part of the offer of this prestigious nightlife venue.

Neon Dancing

is a nightlife club staging live music and DJ performances. Plus, the dance floor is quite large, allowing hundreds of people to dance at the time.

China White

, located in Playa del Ingles, is another great club offering premium nightlife entertainment. Its music repertoire consists of R'n'B, pop and hip hop, plus DJ spectacles.

Fortuni

is a stylish night club of Las Palmas attracting dressy young clientele. Hence, leave your beach outfit home and be elegant. Fortuni has several areas where different types of music are played, including house, rock and techno.

Garbo's

is the Broadway venue located in San Bartolome de Tirajana. It stages great shows that are accompanied with dinner.

Nightlife on Lanzarote has two opposite faces. Tourist resorts are the main nightlife hubs featuring ample entertaining options. However, nightly entertainment ends earlier here than on Tenerife and Gran Canaria, in general.

Top nightlife areas and venues

Puerto del Carmen

Costa Teguise

Playa Blanca

Tias

San Bartolome

Yaiza

Cafe La Ola

is the venue where you can enjoy a wide range of great tunes accompanied with dinner. Chill out, disco, pop and funky are some types of music you can listen to at this club in Puerto del Carmen.

Charlie's Bar

is a live music venue with bands playing some of the best rock songs in the music history. Masterpieces by Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and other nothing less great bands are on Charlie's Bar's music repertoire.

La Gruta, located in Puerto del Carmen, is a first-class cocktail bar. In addition to its great selection of drinks, patrons can enjoy different types of music.

The Purple Turtle

is the place you should check out if some significant sporting event is on TV. Besides live broadcasts, there is a pool where you can cool off both during the day and evening.

El Mirador in Playa Blanca

is the right place for enjoying magical sunsets of Lanzarote. The music repertoire consists of various types of music, including jazz and house.

Festivals  

Carnival:

Tenerife Carnival is the world's largest after the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It takes place every year in February or March, featuring parades, costumes, dances and other forms of celebrations.

Semana Santa:

Semana Santa is an annual religious celebration centered on Easter, the most joyful Christian event. The central event of the celebration is a parade on the city streets.

Festivals of the Cross:

This popular event takes place on May 3 throughout Tenerife. On this day, many beautifully-designed and decorated crosses embellish the streets, while the magnificent fireworks display is another highlight.

Festival of the Almond in Blossom:

This popular public event takes place at the end of January in Tejeda, celebrating the blossoming of almond trees. On this occasion, participants have a chance to taste specialties made of almonds, including sweets and drinks.

Carnival:

Just like on neighboring Tenerife, Carnival is the signature event of Gran Canaria. Dancing performances, masquerades and fireworks are some events people are looking forward on this special occasion.

Festival of the Lagoon:

This local event relates to the aboriginal past of the island. Held in Puerto de la Aldea on September 11, it introduces the rituals once performed by the indigenous inhabitants of Gran Canaria.

Carnival:

Carnival is also celebrated in Lanzarote, taking place either in February or March. Satirical shows, samba dances, masquerades featuring traditional costumes and a big bonfire are some ways of celebrating this popular Canary event.

Corpus Christi:

Corpus Christi is a religious event that is most magnificent in Arrecife. It occurs by the end of May or at the beginning of June, featuring magnificent carpets decorating the streets.

Visual Music Festival:

This one-of-a-kind music event takes place in volcanic caverns of Jameos del Aqua and Cueva de los Verdes. If you happen to be on Lanzarote in October, don't miss to check out the acoustics of these two major attractions of Lanzarote.

Flight Cost and Operating Airlines   From London:
  1. Flight costs usually range between €300 and €500.
  2. Some famous airlines operating between London and Tenerife are Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Iberia, Air France, Alitalia and Aeroflot

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From London:
  1. Flight costs usually range between €260 and €450.
  2. Some famous airlines operating between London and Gran Canaria are Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Iberia, Air France, Air Berlin and Lufthansa
From London:
  1. Flight costs usually range between €260 and €415.
  2. Some famous airlines operating between London and Lanzarote are Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, British Airways, Iberia, Air France, KLM and Thomas Cook Airlines
Which island is better for me?  
  • Tenerife boasts attractive options and facilities for ordinary tourists.
  • Tenerife Island is much more affordable than Lanzarote and to a lesser extent than Gran Canaria.
  • This island has a large selection of family-friendly resorts.
  • The Siam Park ranks very high among the best water parks in the world.
  • The Teide National Park is a great place for outdoor activities, enjoying marvelous sceneries and star-watching at night.
  • Playa de las Americas is one of the top nightlife destinations on the Canary Islands.
  • Exploring the Atlantic Ocean below the water surface is one of the top family-friendly activities on the archipelago.
  • Gran Canaria's biggest assets are located outside of resorts.
  • This island has outstanding beaches.
  • Overall, nature on Gran Canaria is very attractive.
  • On Gran Canaria, you and your children can set on a Camel excursion in a beautiful environment.
  • Waters around Gran Canaria boast amazing marine life and are ideal for snorkeling and diving.
  • Nightlife venues screen various shows admired by the Brits.
  • The island is rich in wildlife and nature areas.
  • Lanzarote is among the best preserved of the Canary Islands.
  • The island features attractive landscapes marked by volcanic cones.
  • Lanzarote is a great destination for eco-friendly travelers.
  • Visit the Timanfaya National Park for the impression that you are on the surface of the moon.
  • Go to the Cueva de los Verdes to admire a section of the world's longest lava tunnel.
  • The Rancho Texas, with the water park, is an entertaining area for adults and kids.
  • Adventurers enjoy the attractive volcanic sea beds of Lanzarote.
Landscapes  
  • Mount Teide is the geographical center of the island, which offers extraordinary outdoor activities and panoramic views.
  • Some of the top sites of Tenerife are green valleys (Anaga), snow-capped volcanic Mount Teide, plains reminiscent of Mars (Ucanca) and volcanic craters.
  • Tenerife is ideal for hiking, horse riding, bird- and star-watching, and for observing the marine life (whales & dolphins).
  • Gran Canaria boasts diverse landscapes, comprising forests, deserts, mountains and, of course beaches.
  • For dramatic views, head to the center of the island and west, where vantage points dominate.
  • In the south, enjoy the desert vastness and areas with palm trees.
  • In the northwest, visit a volcanic crater.
  • Lanzarote is a beautiful island comprising various contrasting features.
  • Black volcanic deserts, attractive lagoons, sandy beaches and high volcanic formations don't fail to mesmerize the island's visitors.
  • With easily navigable roads suitable for cycling, you can easily explore this volcanic paradise, which is one of the top European destinations for outdoor activities.
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Tenerife


Tenerife

Tenerife is the most populated island of Spain and the capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. As the largest and most populated island of all the 7 Canary Islands, it is 2,034.38 square kilometers (785 sq. mi) with a population of 898,680 inhabitants, it is the most densely populated island of Macaronesia. It is believed that five (5) is a magical number for Tenerife reason being that, five million tourists visit the island of Tenerife annually which makes its one of the most sort after destination in the Canary Islands. The people of Tenerife also believe that your five senses cannot fully appreciate all the amazing things on the island. It is also the only one among the Canary Islands that has two international airports, this means easy flight in and out of the island. Tenerife also has the highest peak in the whole of Spain; Mount Teide at 12,200 ft (3,718 metres) and the third-largest volcano in the world sits beneath its base.

The average annual temperature is 22 degrees. One of the largest carnivals in the world (Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is hosted on this island. Macizo de Anaga is also located on this island, it has since 2015 been assigned as the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with the largest number of endemic species in the whole of Europe. The Tenerife Island has a whole lot of amazing places waiting for tourists such as the longest lava tube in Europe at 17 km (10.56 miles) long, Teide National Park, amazing swimming pool complexes designed by renowned artist Cesar Manrique, Bajamar, Teno Country Park, Anaga Mountain Range, Museums, beautiful beaches such as El Duque, El Medano, La Arena and many more. Most of these beaches are extremely enjoyed by locals and tourists more than ever. If you ever want to enjoy an amazing time with your family or friends, then Tenerife is one location to be.

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Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the second most populated island of the seven Canary Islands, it is an African archipelago but part of Spain. Gran Canaria has a population of 847,830 based on 2015 data. Pico de las Nieves is the highest point with an altitude of 6,417 ft (1,956 m) and an area of 602 sq. mi (1,560 km2) so therefore it is the third largest of all the islands with both altitude and area. Gran Canaria has an amazing weather, it even snows on this island but not as often as you might be thinking. This snow only falls at the highest point of the island and not the lowest points, it is hardly noticeable on the beaches because the sun shines all through a whole year in the Gran Canaria resorts; with well over 3000 hours of sunshine per annum. The southern part of the island is known for its calm conditions during winter and is regarded as the best place to be in Europe.

The Gran Canarian capital 'Las Palmas' has the most pleasant weather world over. According to research carried out by the Syracuse University, its finding states that the combination of all-year-round sun and warm temperatures make Gran Canaria's weather a world-beater. Canarians generally like to experience bad weather hence their holiday goal which is to get big coats, fly up north to see the frost, snow and play in puddles, then come back to the beach to feel the warmth. Gran Canaria has sea level temperatures that vary between day and night, from 140C in the night to over 400C during summer when the days are hottest. The Gran Canaria island is regarded as a small continent, due to its different climates and landscapes including long beaches, and white sands. It possesses some great number of Natural Protected Spaces which are very good tourist destinations such as the Doramas Jungle, Tamadaba, Rural Park of Nublo, Azuaje Ravine and Pino Santo just to name a few. There are a lot of resorts in the southern part such as Playa del Ingles ("The Englishman's Beach"), Meloneras, and San Agustín. All these amazing places and its different weather conditions make it one of the perfect places to be on earth for tourists.

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Lanzarote


lanzarote

Lanzarote is the third most populated and fourth largest island of the archipelago after Tenerife and Gran Canaria. With a landmass of 845.94 sq. km (326.62 sq. mi) and a population of 141,938 people, it has its own distinctiveness such as the Timanfaya National Park which happens to be one among the major attractions on the island. The capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife. There is a wide range of accommodation on the island for tourists to feel comfortable and at home during their stay and the 3 main areas for tourists include Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca with other tourism options in the rural countryside. This island is greatly blessed with wonderful and amazing sights to behold which are naturally created by the dynamic combination of the sea and lava.

The uniqueness of this alluring landscape which is beautifully created and surrounded by beaches gives tourists that cool chilly feeling they need during their holidays. No wonder, these alluring sights have been featured in numerous movies just to give viewers that unusual visual impact to see. Lanzarote has so many amazing places to visit which islands were created by Cesar Manrique; a sculptor, painter, architect, and artist who was a native of Lanzarote known as (Conejero). The Centre for Art, Culture, and Tourism (CACT) take these places as part of it, so entrance fees are required to see these beautiful attractions. Some of these places to visit as a tourist when if you ever step foot on this island include; El Golfo, Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rao, Cueva De Los Verdes, Cesar Manrique Foundation, Teguise, Castillo de San Jose, Monumento Al Campesino, Castillo De Guanapay, Museo Del Vino, El Patio, Las Salinas De Janubio, and Bodegas Stratvs. The spectacular architecture of these places makes them wonders on the island, specifically designed to suit the unique landscape.

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Tenerife Masca Gorge 1-Day Hiking Tour with Picnic

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South Tenerife Tandem Paraglide Flight

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Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

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Duration: The guided tour of the Mount Teide Solar Observatory lasts around 1:30 hours.

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Tenerife Kayaking Tour and Snorkeling with Turtles and Rays

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Tenerife Full-Day Gastronomy and Grape Experience

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Medieval Night: Dinner and Show

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Tenerife Half-Day Whales and Dolphins Tour

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Duration: The duration of the sightseeing cruise is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

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Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

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Duration: Dinner in Vilaflor and stargazing activity on Mount Teide last around 8 hours.

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Trip to Puerto de la Cruz from Tenerife

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Duration: The duration of the Puerto de la Cruz experience is approximately 8 hours from the hotel pickup to the drop-off. You will have around 5:30 hours for the stay in the city.

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Adeje: Aqua Club Thermal Spa Full-Day Entrance Ticket

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Duration: You may choose how much time to spend in the Thermal Spa complex of Adeje.

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South Tenerife La Gomera Tour

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Duration: This outstanding trip to La Gomera Island lasts around 9 hours.

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