Canary Islands

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands

This article will give you an overview of The Canary Islands, but if you want to read the detail on a particular island, click that island on the menu. The Canaries are an archipelago of 7 main islands, located just 100 KM off the coast of The Sahara Desert in Africa. Geographically, we are in Africa, but we are part of Spain, and therefore the European Union, although we are outside the customs zone, which means goods here are duty…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a car Whilst in Fuerteventura!

Explore the second largest Canary Island and enjoy the hypnotic volcanic landscapes of Fuerteventura.  Leave no stone unturned and see the whole island from the comfort of a car! Here are 6 reasons why you should hire a car whilst in Fuerteventura. Forget transfers & queuing and get to your hotel or destination ahead of everyone and kick start your trip straight away. Driving in Fuerteventura is not only a pleasure, it is simple as well!  The traffic is very low, the roads are flat,…

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Fuerteventura Excursions

Let us book your excursions in Fuerteventura! This will save you time and it will allow you to budget for your holiday in advance. OASIS PARK Explore the biggest tropical vegetation oasis in Europe and get up close and personal with over 3000 animals of 250 different species.  There is even free transport from the main resorts on the island! Enjoy contact with the animals, an environmental tour of the park and create memories of a lifetime. There are four daily…

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7 Must Read Facts About the Canary Islands

1) The Canary Islands were not named after canary birds! There are two theories to the naming of the islands and both include animals. One is that the name is derived from the Latin name Canariae Insulae, meaning “Island of the Dogs.” According to a historian, King Jubba II named the islands this due to the high number of large dogs on Gran Canaria. Further speculation is that the islands contained many Canis Marinus which is the Latin name for…

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Binter Canarias

Flights Between Canaries & Balearics From May 2018

The Canary Islands will be connected to the Balearic Islands with direct flights from May 2018. Binter Canarias have announced 3 new routes starting in May to improve the connectivity of the archipelago. Both Gran Canaria and Tenerife will have twice weekly flights to PMI airport in Palma de Mallorca, the largest of the Balearics. The third new route is to Vigo on the northwest coast of the Spanish mainland. Gran Canaria – Palma Mallorca / Mondays and Thursdays Gran…

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Thomas Cook Summer 2019

Thomas Cook Summer 2019 Now On Sale

Thomas Cook have released their holiday packages for Summer 2019. Last year summer 2018 went on sale on the 23rd March 2017, this year the tour operator launched summer 2019 on the 1st March 2018. New for the Canaries Holiday packages from Liverpool to Lanzarote, thanks to a collaboration with easyJet from the 4th May through to the 26th October 2019 Canary Island Highlights Three Canary Island hotels were highlighted in the Summer 2019 launch following positive customer feedback: Sunwing…

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Lanzarote Mar or Playa

Which Occidental Lanzarote Hotel Should I Book?

The Barceló hotel group have 3 hotels in Lanzarote, they are all situated in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise. We visited the Barceló Teguise Beach adult only 4* hotel in October 2015, following a €12m investment. This hotel definitely has a wow factor, situated in a beachfront position in the centre of the resort, offering deluxe rooms with modern furnishings, sea views & hot tubs. We wanted to understand the differences between the Occidental Lanzarote Mar & the Occidental…

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Villa Mendi Gorri, Playa Blanca

Villa Mendi Gorri Price based on 6 people sharing. 12th April 2018 for 7 nights from London Gatwick Flights with TUI Free car hire Free airport parking £399 per person Villa Mendi Gorri is a delightful semi-detached three bedroom villa in Playa Blanca, built on one level with comfortable furnishings throughout and free WiFi included. Situated in a central location for those not wishing to drive, you can find a beach, supermarkets, bars and restaurants all less than 1km walk…

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Canary Islands Weather

The number one reason people choose The Canaries for their holidays is because of the weather. So what’s it really like, and why? What the weather is really like Over centuries, the weather in The Canaries has been described as the best in the world, and it genuinely is! In short, our summers are pretty much perfect, our winters are like a perfect summer’s day in London, and we get almost no rain. And to top it all, the ocean…

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