Sunset – Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

If you like your climate balmy, your attractions plentiful and your scenery varied the Canary Islands’ miniature continent could be your bull’s eye. Geographically African, politically Spanish and culturally diverse, Gran Canaria is a melting pot of tastes and influences. The islands of Gran Canaria/Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are one province whilst Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and El Hierro form the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Whether you are looking for Gran Canaria holidays or a break on one of the other islands, you can be assured of excellent service, superb year-round weather and true value for money. Whether you are looking for trekking, orienteering or beach-life, there is something for everybody in the Canaries. It is even possible to stay on one island and visit the others quite cheaply and conveniently but plane or ferry. Enjoy!

The Canary Islands are as popular as ever with British tourists, with thousands of people booking Gran Canaria holidays every year. Its excellent climate makes it a wonderful holiday destination all year round, and it is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. There is also a lot of activities that will keep entertained throughout your stay on one of these Islands, ranging from water sports to sightseeing. The islands are popular with Brits, Dutch, Germans and there is a very big Scandinavian community, based near Arguineguin. It is estimated there are some 800 Norwegians who live there permanently and another 4,000 who spend the winter there. It has a Norwegian health centre and school too.

To download a full PDF travel guide of Gran Canaria courtesy of Arrival Guides please click here. They also have updated guides for Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife.

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