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Ten reasons to visit the Canary Islands this winter

02 OCTOBER 2012 As the weather begins to take a turn for the worse and temperatures plummet, many of us will feel in need of a break. Finding an affordable holiday at this time of year is something people may believe is a difficult task – but nothing could be further from the truth.

In actual fact, leading travel companies such as Co-op Travel provide plenty of affordable options at this time of year. Proving to be popular with winter travellers year after year, the Canary Islands is an obvious choice for anyone considering this type of break – but why should you go there?

 

10 reasons to visit the Canary Islands



1. Temperature
Still boasting average temperatures of 17°C, even in the middle of winter, the islands benefit from a fairly stable climate. There is a small chance of periods of stormy or wet conditions over winter but these never last for long, unlike in the UK.

2. Variety
With seven islands to choose from, the Canaries offer more than their fair share of variety. The most popular and well-known islands are Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife with the other four named El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Fuerteventura.

3. Cost
Holidays in the Canaries are reported to cost less than home-grown breaks in the UK with the £71 Brits spend on amenities such as suncream, water and insect repellent translating to £64 on these Spanish shores.

4. Views
A picturesque island paradise, the views from the Canary Islands are truly spectacular. Impressive beaches are located at virtually every turn with 1,500km of coast dominating these islands.

5. Culture
Known for its lively nightlife and relaxed island lifestyle, the culture of the Canary Islands is another clear attraction. Combining varied activities with relaxation and serenity, holidays in the Canary Islands offer a little slice of paradise to all who visit.

6. Food
Diverse cuisine is another feature of the Canaries and one which draws plenty of visitors. Spanish influences are strong but the geographic location of the islands near the African continent also comes into play.

7. Shopping
For those worried about the approaching festive season, the Canaries offer plenty of shopping opportunities which could enable you to pick up some truly unique gifts whilst enjoying the warm sun and sands.

8. Nightlife
A popular retreat for those looking for a good time, the Canaries offer a great nightlight that is sure to banish the winter blues.

9. Experiences
With over 20 golf courses and the chance to explore volcanic landscapes, the experiences available in the Canaries are certainly extensive. The islands are also well-known for their focus on water sports and there are plenty of options available for those who want to immerse themselves in the crystal clear waters.

10. Atmosphere
With friendly locals and a thriving community, the Canary Islands offer a great holiday atmosphere. No matter what the purpose of your trip, you’re sure to find a warm welcome at any one of these spectacular islands.

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