Best resorts in Canary Islands
  • Hello, I am looking into the best resorts / islands to go to in the Canary Islands. I have read a bit on wordtravels.com but it would also be good to get some first-hand advice of someone who has been there recently. We are taking a large family - grandparents who want a relaxed time, parents who may want to do some sightseeing and children who want activities and nightlife! Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas seem quite good for nightlife, but might be a bit manic for the rest of us. Likewise Puerto Rico. How about Puerto Morgan? Or Playa del Cura, Las Palmas, Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Matagorda, Playa Blanca.... There seem so many I dont know where to begin. Also, is Lanzarote better than Gran Canaria. Any advise????!!! J
  • Hi Jason

    The problem with choosing the Canary Islands is that there is so much that you can do on each of the islands. The best way to decide is to make a list of priorities. What are the most important things you want to do on holiday. Everyone has different ideas - doing nothing, activity holidays, eating, drinking, clubbing, exploring remote villages, shopping, golf, windsurfing, diving, walking, climbing, sailing and so it goes on.

    Finding out more about what each island has to offer is the start, so have a look at a local website that gives lots of information. www.thecanaryislander.com It gives details of all seven islands.

    The larger islands - Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - have the most activities and nightlife entertainment. The weather remains the same for most of the year, but different parts of each island have slightly different weather. So north Tenerife and north Gran Canaria tend to have more cloud cover and more chance of rain over the winter months, and that is why most tourists head to the south of these islands - however the north has a lot to offer with greener countryside. The website also has the current weather conditions and a forecast.

    Once you have visited one island, you are bound to be drawn back again or tempted to try out one of the other islands.

    The best part of a holiday is planning where you want to go and what you will do when you get there - for kids, grandparents and for the busy parents too!

    Good luck
  • Imagine a British flag on a message board. Imagine it saying "English Breakfast" and featuring a picture of some greasy sausages and stale looking ham and eggs.
    Now, multiply it, so that it appears on every other door way, in every other restaurant in the centre of town... "Proper Sunday Lunch", "British pub food", "British Bar", "Sky sports".
    I had a beer - Una Cerveza por favor...? the guy says "Whut??? ENGLISH mate, speak ENGLISH..". If you like beer bellies and tattoos, and people getting drunk all over the place, go to the Canaries....

    I was in Fuerteventura, and there's nothing interesting or exotic about anything - except maybe the beaches. And the volcanic black sand beaches. There's no spanish food, tapas, or anything remotely like it.
    The sea is beautiful but f-r-r-r-r-eeeeezing, even in summer....!!! We got so bored or the puppet shows and magic shows, and "pick a card" and "rock the boat", one day, we drove until we found something. It was a totally German town, with German beer, and wursts... so.. spend one exotic day eating sourkraut.

    So, if you want to know how your granny went on hols - go to the canaries.
  • Fuerteventura beaches are most certainly the best of the crop on the Canary Islands. Top choices include beaches undefinedsouth of Corralejo(left) backed on by sand dunes, the windy white sand stretches of El Cortillo to the north west, the sublime endless sands of Sotavento (popular with kite surfers and windsurfers and home to an international winsurfing competition annually), and finally the equally beautiful endless white sandy beaches of Morro Jable and further south near Coffete on Jandia. For superb sheltered family beaches with plenty of family friendly accommodation head to pretty Costa Calma, Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo.
  • Whether you want sitting, sunbathing or surfing North Tenerife has the lot. Safe for children and safe for the elderly. Lots of places to stay, nice flat walks (beware the hills in some parts of the Canaries)
    Take a look at my new blog - hopefully it will whet your appetite!
    http://www.squidoo.com/north-tenerife
  • Abama Golf & Spa Resort is part of Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts (The) and Marriott International
    Abama Golf & Spa Resort is in the Guia de Isora region, on the southwest coast of the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. It is a 25-minute drive from Reina Sofia Airport (TFS).


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  • Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are both Good holiday destinations as compared to others.Also Meloneras offers these great hotels and resorts where whole family can be a part of funfilled holidays of their choices.

    1.H10 Playa Meloneras Palace
    2.IFA Faro Hotel,
    3. Lopesan Baobab Resort

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