The Canary Islands lie approximately 210km off the coast of Africa and are in the possession of Spain. The 3rd largest island in this chain is Gran Canaria with a population of around 800,000. This island may not be the largest or the most populated around, but it is no backwards locale, either.Towards the west of the island, the landscape is mostly mountainous, to the east the island is flatter and peppered with many beaches. For those who enjoy natural wonders, Gran Canaria is interesting in that it is almost a “mini-continent”, with a wide range of unique ecosystems almost unheard of in such a small place. If you are vacationing in Gran Canaria, you will most likely be staying in one of the Gran Canaria hotels on the southern part of the island. There are tourist flights that offer aerial views of the island, always a fascinating adventure, and many parks and preserves, most of which are open to the public. Attractions include the Dunes and Lighthouse of Maspalomas, Roque Nublo, botanical gardens, and much more. The main accommodation on offer is self-catering apartments, hotels and villas. There are a number of popular resorts on the island that cater for very different needs. For nightlife lovers stay at Playa Del Ingles hotels and for a peaceful holiday stay at Puerto de Mógan.
Tenerife is a Spanish island, the largest of the seven Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and one of the most popular tourist and holiday destinations in the world. It’s not difficult to understand why – Tenerife harbours some of the sunniest and most desirable beaches in the world and cheap hotels and apartments are both widely available.
La Caleta is a small coastal enclave in the borough of Adeje, near Playa de las Americas. Although it has a stone beach, taking a short half an hour walk to the south will lead you to some small coves of golden sand and get your enjoy in Playa de las Americas hotels.
Playa de la Enramada is between La Caleta and Playa de las Americas. It is a quiet cove with a sandy beach. Beyond the Camisón point is Playa de las Vistas, which has been refurbished with sand from the sea bed, making it one of the best and longest beaches on the island. On all these beaches, you can hire sun beds, pedal boats and wet bikes. There are also many bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood of Playa de las Vistas, so no need to get too thirsty or hungry from all that lying in the sun!
One thing is for certain, there are no shortage of great beaches in Tenerife and at just a short hop from the UK, it’s little wonder that the island attracts plenty of Brits who take advantage of the many Tenerife hotels that are available online, and from the high street.