Europe is blessed with so many beautiful places to visit for a holiday. Be it for a winter holiday, a Mediterranean trip, a trip to the countryside or a beach vacation, there is always a place to visit in Europe. For beach holidays, one of the destinations that stand out the most is the Canary Islands in Spain.
The Canary Islands is an excellent place for you to visit if you are up for some sun and relaxation. Apart from the beach, you can have a taste of local cuisine, while basking in some other picturesque views as well, like the
1. Gran Canaria
One of the highly demanded areas in the Canary Islands is along the Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico in Spain. It is in this locality that you can find the Club Cala Blanca, and other apartments to rent in Canary Islands. For travelers, this resort complex is a highly coveted request. Here you can find superb relaxation through the beach, exotic sea views, and their pool. Here you can enjoy looking out through the Atlantic Ocean while daydreaming in your apartment.
Tenerife is the most populated island in the Canary Island archipelago, as it is also the largest in terms of size. If you are one, therefore, who enjoys the company of a crowd, then this is the perfect place for you to base your apartment rental in the Canaries. Tenerife boasts of the following attractions for tourists:
- Whale watching, such as blue whales, killer whales, dolphins, and whale sharks
- Teide National Park, which houses Spain’s highest mountain
- La Laguna, which is a world heritage town
- El Medano Beach
If you are traveling as a family, Tenerife is also one of your best options to hold temporary residence, while on holiday along this island archipelago. Here you can find activities, both for kids and adults, and there’s just so much to see and do in this little island as well. For example, in the small town of Adeje, your kids can enjoy the following:
- Siam Park, a Thai-themed water park
- Museum of Sacred Art
- Costa Adeje Resort
3. Puerto del Carmen
Puerto is also a favorite beach holiday destination in the Canaries. This place is nothing short of being a great beach, from sunrise until sunset, as you get to reside in beachfront apartments. For example, in Puerto del Carmen, you can stay in the Apartamentos Fariones, which is usually in high demand all year round.
In Puerto del Carmen, you can enjoy the famous Playa Grande Beach. If you prefer taking a dip in a swimming pool, too, apartments in this area are also well equipped with outdoor heated pools.
Lanzarote is also a great place for you to rent a villa or an apartment for your trip down to the Canary. Its proximity to West Africa offers you a more different vibe, as if you aren’t even in Europe at all. Lanzarote is also an excellent option for family holidays because there is so much to see on this Spanish island. Hence you do not have to worry about traveling too far to visit sites, like the following:
- Timanfaya National Park
- Cueva de Los Verdes, formed by an underground river of lava
In Lanzarote, you can enjoy both the mountains and the sea, whichever suits your family holiday’s options. Holiday apartments in Lanzarote have even become a treat in themselves, as most are equipped with a private pool and other amenities that will really give you the best value for the price you pay to relax.
5. San Agustin City
San Agustin City lies on the southern part of the Canary Islands. This city is also a top choice for hotels and apartment rentals, as there is just so much to do in this locality as well. From food to carnivals, fiestas, and dancing, a trip down to San Agustin is the perfect getaway if you want to do something other than just relaxing on the beach.
A visit to San Agustin allows you to indulge in the following:
- Enjoy the Maspalomas Carnival, which is the annual Easter carnival
- Give windsurfing a try
- Sampling Canarian dishes, such as shrimps
- Go shopping
Fuerteventura lies along the North African region but is still a colony of Spain. It is currently one of the top European destinations by travelers globally because of the heat of the sun that is present almost the whole year round. Because tourists flock to this island, it has also become a favorite place to rent an apartment. From Fuerteventura, you can easily access any other island in the Canaries as well because of the presence of its airport. Hence, it has become a lovely tourist spot, geographically.
In Fuerteventura, you, and your family can enjoy the following activities:
- Surfing, as it is a year-round favorite surfing capital
- Scuba diving
- Naked sunbathing and swimming
7. San Bartolome, Las Palmas
To take a breather from the beach outings, you might want to consider spending some time as well in the countryside of the Canary Islands. One of the best areas for you to experience how the country feels and its way of life is in the village of San Bartolome in Las Palmas. Spending a few days in your rental apartment in this quaint village gives you a taste of the simple, slow, and quiet way of life that you may sometimes take for granted, had you not been on holiday.
In San Bartolome, there are no major industries. Small business owners, who are also residents themselves, own almost all the shops. These residents are usually fishermen or craftsmen.
In general, you can make no mistake by choosing the Canary Island for your holiday this year. To make your family vacation even more special, the best way for you to go is to stay in apartments rather than in a hotel, as it gives you a homier feel. Choosing an apartment is also best if you are traveling as a big group. This list of places can be your guide, as you begin your hunt for apartment rentals in the sunny Canary Islands.