Family Holidays in The Canary Islands

Canary Islands holidays for the family
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The Canary Islands offer wonderful holiday destinations for those travelling with children. Every island has its own ambiance and offers different attractions for different people, catering for all tastes and budgets.

The Canary Islands are made of 4 main islands, namely Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, all offering beautiful volcanic beaches and a great variety of family friendly night-life and entertainment. The Spanish are renowned for quality accommodation and again, ranging from 2 star to 5 star, there will be something to suit everyone.

Tenerife is the largest of the islands, basking in glorious African sunshine, with resorts such as Los Cristianos with its beautiful harbour, charming gently shelving beach and a good deletion of bars makes this perfect for families. Las Americas is a much livelier resort, great for families with older children, again another lovely beach, plenty bars and restaurants and a great selection of shops for browsing around. There’s also Puerto Santiago, Puerto De La Cruz and Costa Adeje offering quieter charming villages, small rocky coves and a great selection of places to eat and drink. There is some fantastic excursions to enjoy, including water parks, medieval castles, aquariums.

Gran Canaria is famous for is beautiful sand dunes, miles of sand and abundance of water sports, makes it another favourite for families of all ages. Puerto Rico has a beautiful marina and plenty bars and restaurants to visit, some lively, some quieter and all family friendly, and its very own water park, a huge attraction for kids. Playa Del Ingles offers 7 kilometres of safe sandy shores, but the town itself is more suited to livelier families or families with older children. Playa Taurito, Playa Amadores and San Augustin have a much more chilled out atmosphere. There is excursions to entertain all, including camel rides, cowboy towns-Sioux City and aqua parks.

Lanzarote, now a dormant volcano, is an intriguing island with a great selection of beaches and family friendly towns, Matagorda and Playa De Los Picollos neighbouring the livelier town of Puerto del Carmen offer a lovely section of bars and restaurants, markets, wild west ranches and lagoons.

Fuerteventura is renowned for is splendid shores, beautiful horseshoe bays and 7 miles of sand at Corralejo, not to mention a great selection of eating places and places to drink and relax. Definately the more popular amongst families, lovely and laid back. Jandia and Costa Calma are compact resorts with a great selection of family friendly accommodations. Also very popular with the older kiddies who might want to try a spot of wind surfing or water sports.

So for a holiday with a little bit of something for everyone, particularly families, try the beautiful North African sun on some of Spain’s most beautiful islands. A heaven for families of all ages.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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