Canary Island Adventures

With year round sunshine the Canary Islands prove to be an ever popular escape for holidaymakers looking for a much-needed sunny break. Whether it is a winter pick-me-up or a family summer holiday, there is a Canary Island holiday for everyone.

Each island has something exciting and unique to offer. It can be hard to decide which island to holiday on, but why have one holiday destination when you can have two or even more? With journey times between the islands starting from just 25 minutes, you can choose to have a multi-destination holiday, or have one base island to excursion from each day.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the numerous exciting experiences on offer in this sun-kissed archipelago.

Tenerife

Sunset Bay at Torviscas, Tenerife

You may have heard of, and even visited Mount Teide, but did you know you can take a cable car to the summit of Spain’s highest peak? Visitors can witness the light illuminating the wonderful volcanic rock formations of this national park at altitude, spectacularly so at sunrise and sunset, taking in breathtaking views along the way.

Back at sea-level, there is so much to see and do on the largest of the Canary Islands. The sun-drenched shores of Costa Adeje and Playa de las Américas are a perfect mix of beaches, bars and restaurants, ideal for seafront strolls. Kids will also love spending days at the Siam Park waterpark and Loro Parque zoo.

Gran Canaria

Club Cala Blanca, Gran Canaria

Feel like Lawrence of Arabia in Gran Canaria on a camel ride along the sand dunes, one of the most popular activities on the island. Pacing softly along Maspalomas beach, riders enjoy views of Gran Canaria’s diverse landscape of rugged ridges and soft sand dunes against the cool blue Atlantic Ocean.

Puerto de Mogán is at the heart of the action on Gran Canaria. An upmarket port with quaint shops to browse; time your visit on a Friday for market day to pick up some mementos, or simply watch the world go by against the backdrop of colourful buildings.

Lanzarote

Diamond Club Calypso, Lanzarote

With its Lunar-like landscapes, sunshine and cool breezes, Lanzarote is a haven for beach and nature lovers alike. Feel like you’ve stepped onto Mars with a trip to the Timanfaya National Park and see the stunning Fire Mountains.

 

 

 

Fuerteventura

Dunas Club, Fuerteventura

The second-largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a beach-lovers’ paradise, with plenty of beaches to choose from. Many of the golden sandy stretches of beach are framed by stunning and dramatic mountains and all are inviting for sun worshippers and sandcastle builders, alike.

Located just one mile off the north coast of Fuerteventura is the tranquil nature reserve of Lobos Island. Lobos offers opportunities to see rare and endangered birdlife, species of vegetation unique to the island, walking trails and peaceful beaches.

The Canary Islands make a great holiday destination all year round thanks to their fantastic weather, great beaches and plenty of activities to enjoy. If you want to make these unique islands the base for your next holiday, search our self-catering holiday apartments…

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Must visit destinations recommended by our customers

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a summer holiday! If you haven’t booked yours yet, this blog will definitely get you in the holiday planning mood. Here are just some of the most popular destinations that we know our apartments4you customers love to visit. The destinations may sound familiar, but the different ways in which you can holiday there might just surprise you.

Tenerife

El Marques, Tenerife

As familiar as it is warm, there’s no surprise why Tenerife remains a firm favourite with British holidaymakers for both summer and winter getaways. With beaches galore, from golden sands with every amenity in Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, to the coves filled with black volcanic sand in Playa de la Arena and Puerto de la Cruz, it’s no wonder holidays centre around the beach here. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find that there is so much more to discover. At the island’s heart you’ll find the towering volcano of Mount Teide. Look to the north and discover Tenerife’s capital Santa Cruz, sitting in contrast to the holiday hotspots of the island, this dynamic and sophisticated city is buzzing with life and rich in culture.

 

 

Florida

Silver Lake Resort, Florida

There really is something for everyone in this holiday capital of the world. If it’s a thrill-a-minute family holiday you’re after, Orlando should be at the top of your list, being home to the world’s greatest theme parks. This is just one reason to visit the Sunshine State. If you’re a nature lover, explore the sub-tropical waterways of the Everglades National Park, and if shopping is your hunting ground you won’t be disappointed. Whether it’s a pair of Mickey Mouse ears or that designer handbag at a fraction of the price, shops are aplenty. If soaking up the sun is more your style, then visit the pristine shores of Palm Beach or strut your stuff on the miles and miles of Miami’s white sand. A holiday in Florida is whatever you want it to be, and we’re sure that however you chose to holiday, you’ll be returning again.

 

 

Portugal

Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa

Warm, welcoming and exuding traditional charm there are many good reasons why picture-perfect Portugal remains a firm favourite, embracing beach goers, culture lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. With a coastline as expansive as Portugal’s, there is no shortage of beaches for you to check out on your travels. If you’re more of an explorer, walks across the golden clifftops and boat trips to secluded caves with magnificent rock formations are a must. Look beyond the shores of Portugal and you’ll uncover fascinating histories and vibrant cultures. Portugal’s distinctive food and wine captures the charisma and traditional soul of the country. To top it off, it has a pleasant year-round climate, so your invite to holiday in Portugal will always be open.

 

 

Lanzarote

Diamond Club Maritima, Lanzarote

With sandy beaches, volcanic landscapes and quirky architecture, Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands’ biggest hitters. Local artist and sculptor César Manrique’s work has enhanced the island’s natural beauty, with his sculptures and architecture waiting to be discovered across the island. Make Timanfaya National Park your first port of call. The moon-like landscape here is made up of around 100 volcanic craters known as the Fire Mountains – pour water into one of the boreholes and it’s vapourised in seconds. On the east coast, Jameos del Agua and the Madeira Botanical Garden offer more examples of Manrique’s fascinating use of the island’s natural resources. Jameos del Agua hosts concerts in an auditorium cut into the volcanic lava. For the beach lovers, they can enjoy the 30 kilometres of sand that melts into the ultra-calm sea.

 

 

These are just some of our most popular destinations. With access to one of the largest collections of self-catering holiday apartments across the world- there’s something to suit everyone’s 2018 summer plans. To view all of our holiday apartments available this summer visit: https://www.apartments4you.com/home

TOP REASONS TO VISIT TENERIFE

As familiar as it is warm, there’s no surprise why Tenerife remains a firm favourite with apartments4you customers for both summer and winter getaways. However you choose to holiday, Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has a lot to offer and takes a lot of beating as a hot holiday destination. Here are just some reasons why Tenerife should top your holiday hit list…

Beaches
With beaches galore, from golden sands with every amenity in Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, to the coves filled with black volcanic sand in Playa de la Arena and Puerto de la Cruz, it’s no wonder holidays centre around the beach here.

Club Marina – Costa del Silencio, Tenerife

Family Fun 
Enjoy fun with the family at Siam Park. The large Thai-themed water park frequently wins awards and it’s easy to see why, with aquatic features that range from a wave park, where the surf gets up to three metres high, letting you ride the waves like a real professional, to the Singha, a ride over 240 metres (780 ft) long that bends and curls its way from start to end.

Shopping
Fashionistas are well catered for in Adeje’s trendy shops and its seafront promenade offers a great place for a refreshing walk or a backdrop for cocktails at sunset.

 

Nightlife 
The south is where most of Tenerife’s action takes place, with quiet family resorts such as Callao Salvaje and Los Gigantes giving way to more lively destinations like Los Cristianos and the party town of Playa de las Americas. Both are packed with restaurants, bars and a variety of exciting nightlife.

Exploring
At the island’s heart you’ll find the towering volcano of Mount Teide, the third largest volcano in the world surrounded by an unearthly landscape of solid lava. Take a cable car up to the summit to admire the views of the whole island.

apartments4you have a wide range of self-catering holiday apartments in Tenerife. Take a look at the holiday apartments that we have available: https://www.apartments4you.com/

The Harbour Club -Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Los Claveles – Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Is self-catering the new all-inclusive?

Imagine waking up in a gorgeous destination, sun beaming through the windows and a breath-taking feeling of tranquillity, only to realise you were woken by an alarm that you had to set in order to make it to breakfast… not your idea of relaxing?

Whether you are an early bird or a snoozer, self-catering holiday apartments allow you the freedom to eat when you are ready, not when the hotel is ready. Don’t fancy the same breakfast buffet you always have? Head out, explore, live like a local and find a traditional café, starting your day with fresh pastries and coffee, after all this is your holiday!

Self-catering allows you the opportunity to experience the culture of the destination you are in. Why travel away from home and continue to follow your day to day routine? You have the opportunity to explore somewhere new, indulge in local cuisine, embrace the culture and be your own travel guide.

Golden Sands Island Residence Club, Malta

Well equipped with the necessities that we are accustomed to in day to day life, a self-catering apartment provides that second home experience. The apartments are often separated, giving the bedroom, living room and kitchen some privacy and a homely feeling. Whether you’re holidaying with family or friends, apartments act as the ideal base to relax, having the space to just lounge and laze about in between great holiday adventures out and about with the luxury of returning to a comfy apartment to enjoy many an alfresco meal together on the balcony in the warmth of the setting sun. There’s no pressure to dress up and dine out each and every night – and when you do, you have the funds to make sure that it is an extra special dining experience to remember.

Self-catering holidays really are what you make it, they are a chance to experience everything your destination has to offer as well as ensuring a high level of comfort and personalisation – opt for a change next time you are booking and experience the world of self-catering for yourself!

Choose from over 4,000 resorts in 100 destination worldwide including Canary Islands, Spain, Florida and Portugal. Take a look at the holiday apartments that we have available: https://www.apartments4you.com/ 

Pearly Grey Ocean Club, Tenerife

Calypso Cay, Orlando