Canary Island Holiday Cottages
At HomeAway we have a wide selection of villas in the Canary Islands and as a result we can help you pick the accommodation that’s right for you. The Canary Islands are considered a top holiday destination thanks to the year-round mild climate, stunning beaches, wealth of attractions and things to do. Many Canary Island holiday cottages benefit from sea views and, because they belong to recent developments, the interiors are bright, spacious and boast modern appliances and amenities. You can also pick the guest facilities at your holiday home to make sure you have everything you could need. For instance you can specify conveniences like pools, barbecues, internet access and air-conditioning.
Things to do in the Canary Islands
- Beaches in the Canary Islands - The Canary Islands boast some world-class beaches; among them is Famara in northwest Lanzarote, which is an excellent surf beach situated at the base of some spectacular cliffs. Maspalomas, in Gran Canaria, is world-renowned for its sand dunes, while on Tenerife there are black sands, such as those at El Bollullo.
- Natural scenery in the Canary Islands - The archipelago boasts wide stretches of unspoiled, almost lunar, scenery, with landmarks like the Hacha Grande mountain in Lanzarote and Roque Nublo on Gran Canaria. Perhaps the most famous is El Teide, the highest point in Spain, and the third-largest volcano in the world. You can catch a cable car to an observation platform high on its slopes, which will give you some amazing views!
- Visitor attractions in the Canary Islands - One of the Canary Islands’ premier attractions is Loro Parque on Tenerife. This bird park is home to more than 300 species of parrot, but has also been expanded over the years to include other zoological attractions like an aquarium and enclosures for penguins, jaguars and gorillas.
- Ocean adventures in the Canary Islands - With volcanic geology, diverse marine life and warm waters, the Canary Islands are a top destination for diving, and there are centres across the archipelago in Fuerteventura, Lazarote and Tenerife. Boat trips are also organised from towns and tourist resorts to go and see whales and dolphins in their natural habitats.
- Nightlife in the Canary Islands - Many of the tourist resorts around the Canary Islands offer vibrant and exciting nightlife and entertainment. In Lanzarote the resorts at Playa Blanca and Arrecife are perfect for young holidaymakers, we offer a range of villas in Lanzarote and apartments in Tenerife for those who want to party. Tenerife plays host to Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, with bars and clubs that stay open until dawn.
Weather in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are known for their pleasant year-round weather, with daily highs of at least 20 degrees, even in winter. The sunniest months are between May and October, and if you head there in mid-summer you’ll encounter no rainfall and daily temperatures that get up to the high-20s. The wettest months of the year are December and January but even then there are normally only five or six rainy days per months at this time of year.
Travelling to the Canary Islands
You can get to the Canary Islands and your Canary Island holiday cottages via the international airports at Tenerife South (TFS), Lanzarote (ACE), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA) and La Palma (SPC). There are also smaller regional airports at La Gomera (GMZ) and El Hierro (VDE) and you’ll also be able to catch ferries between the islands. The main mode of public transport in the Canary Islands is the bus, with lines linking to all the major tourist destinations and metropolitan routes in the cities. If you’d like to experience the islands’ beautiful scenery in your own time then it may be worth hiring a car.