Singles Holidays in the Canary Islands - a year round destination
The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries, is a fabulous year round destination!
The whole Canaries archipelago is made up of 13 islands, of which only 7 are inhabited. Just like the beautiful bird that they share their name with, the Canaries sings to tourists - attracting more than 9 million people on these Spanish islands every year. Tenerife being the most popular, followed closely by Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
During the winter months the lowest temperatures are around 17-20c. During the summer the temperatures are between 22-28c. However, it’s not just the year-round sunshine that makes holidays to the Canary Islands so popular – it’s also the sand dunes, the volcanoes, and the contrasting scenery.
At their closest point, the Canaries are just 100 kilometres from the African coast, and because of this the islands have inherited a healthy chunk of the continent’s natural assets. Some of the beaches on Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are semi-deserts, where wonderful sand dunes spread out for miles.
Thousands of years of volcanic activity have truly left their mark on the Canaries. On Tenerife, the world’s third-largest volcano, Mount Teide, is a whopping 12,400-foot! Lanzarote, meanwhile, showcases its volcanic heritage in Timanfaya National Park; there are over 100 volcanoes in this nature reserve on the islands.
The path less trodden
When staying on one of the islands there is a temptation to simply sunbathe, swim or if you are feeling energetic you can indulge in some water sports. However if you travel away from the coastal resorts some of the islands offer a complete contrast in scenery and in some cases a change of climate. La Gomera and La Palma are sleepy islands, characterised by untouched beaches, pine forests, and fishing villages.