Holidays to the Canary Islands have become more and more popular over the years. The sun shines throughout the day during the summer months and there is always something for everyone to do both day and night. There are a number of islands in the Canaries with one of the most popular being Tenerife. A main attraction of Tenerife is Mount Teide; the extinct volcano that has been made into a National Park. This can be seen from the lively resort of Playa de las Americas on a clear day. There are many resorts in all of the islands, all offering something different. Tenerife is the most popular holiday destination all year round. Many British travellers come to the Canaries in both summer and winter, spending their Christmas's in warm weather. All types of travellers come to the Canaries including couples, families and young groups. This is because there are resorts that cater to all of these people. As well as being a highly active in some areas, many of the islands also offer a lot of scenery to tourists. There are trees and forests everywhere and both black (due to volcanic rock) and white beaches. The Canary Islands are very volcanic, with a lot of volcanic rock on beaches and making up a lot of flower beds.
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Canary Island holidays really do offer something for everyone. There are activities to be done on both land and sea. There are plenty of resorts offering you different things to do. Tenerife holidays in resorts such as Playa de las Americas and Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote are known for all of the 18-30's, with bars and clubs open until the early hours of the morning, whereas Las Galletas and Los Cristianos are a lot quieter offering cafés, shops and a few bars to keep people occupied. If you are interested in land activities then the first thing you should do is book to climb Mount Teide. You will get a coach from a resort in Tenerife, that takes you the majority of the way up the volcano and then it is your decision whether to go up in the cable car to the top. There are plenty of other sports and activities for you to try such as tennis, go-karting, bungee jumping and going on a balloon that is connected to the ground by a large cable. This enables you to see the whole island of wherever you are, without being disconnected from the ground. There are many golf courses around Tenerife that you can go on and even hire equipment. There are also mini golf courses, with the most famous being in Playa de las Americas. Every water sport you can think of is located in the Canary Islands. These include windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, para-sailing, paragliding and riding on banana boats and doughnuts.
Transport on the Canary Islands is quite good. There are many taxis around and buses taking you to other resorts and attractions on the island, although it is better to hire a car to really explore the island. Wherever you go, you are guaranteed to find brilliant food from various countries. Tourists are very well looked after which is why so many return each year. You will find a lot of English cuisines, as well as Spanish, Italian and Chinese. The Canary Islands are partly tax free so a lot of products will be cheaper on the island. When going home through customs you will be treated as though you have travelled from outside the EU. There are many carnivals and events that take place on the islands, which are very important to the locals and are enjoyed by tourists all year round.
The Canary Islands weather is one of the main reasons that people visit all year round. August sees around 12 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures reaching above 30C. Even in the coldest months of January and December, temperatures are above 20C, with around 5 hours of sunlight a day. If you are staying along the coast, then you will experience the best weather. Many people choose to take small jackets and jumpers for the evenings, but it is likely that you will not need it. The south, sees better weather than the north, which is why more tourists tend to stay here. It is possible to see cloud at some time, but the majority of the time will be blue skies and sunshine. Rainfall can occur in the winter months between November and March, but it is never too much.