This paradisiacal group of islands, with a preferred climate and constant temperature through all the year, and splendid beaches of fine sand, consists of 7 larger islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera, Hierro) and a few smaller ones.
Surprisingly, the landscape of each island is radically different to the others. They offer a variety of landscapes with some of the best beaches within easy escape from a snowy European winter. . Beyond the mega resorts you can still find tiny fishing villages, whitewashed hamlets perched on hilltops and even a few wild places within earshot of the dull roar of a volcano or with mist dripping through primeval forests.
Go whenever – the weather is great year-round. In winter, the Canary Islands are amongst the favourite places for sun seekers, with average maximum temperatures a pleasant 21 °C (70 °F) throughout coupled with about six hours of sunshine. Typically, there are 21 dry days each month during the winter season. During the summer months, the Canaries are hot, dry and very sunny. Daytime average temperatures reach 29 °C (85 °F) throughout the season. Taking also into account the average 30 dry days and the 11 hours of sunshine, it is not surprising how popular these resorts are