Seven islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. One hour apart. From their ideal temperature all year round, to their well-kept beaches or their great natural surroundings, the so-called Fortunate Islands have everything you could ask for in your next holiday. Everyone knows the island of Tenerife, however, few know islands such as Las Palmas and Santa, Gran Canarias and la Gomera. But what do you think is the best Canary Islands to set sail in?
Read about what is so magical about the archipelago that has enchanted us so much! Are you coming to discover the Canary Islands with Click&Boat?
Discover the best of the Canary Islands in eternal spring!
One of the archipelago’s greatest attractions is, without a doubt, its marvellous climate all year round. Due to its location, the thermal oscillation between seasons is very small, being able to boast very stable mild temperatures, with averages of 19ºC in winter, and 23ºC in summer, a real marvel!
The Canary Islands are also the place in Europe with the most hours of sunshine per year: to be exact, 4,800, incredible, isn’t it? However, be sure to check the weather when planning your trip, as there can be big changes from one island to another. For example, on Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria, you’re more likely to get rain, but this also makes them the greenest and most tropical islands! On the other hand, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, due to their dryness, have much more desert-like landscapes. Which is the best Canary island for you?
Rich and diverse landscapes
The incredible surroundings are one of the best things about the Canary Islands – you can go from a tropical green landscape to the desert just by changing islands! And it is this wide variety that the archipelago offers that is one of the things we like the most. We tell you island by island what you can find:
- El Hierro. This is the smallest island in the archipelago, but also one of the most sustainable, so much so that it was declared a geopark by UNESCO.
- La Palma. Classified as a Biosphere Reserve, it has wonderful natural surroundings, perfect for the more adventurous.
- Gomera. Incredible laurel forests with breathtaking landscapes await you on this island. Ready to explore?
- Tenerife. The largest island and also one of the most touristic, it offers great contrasts between North and South, renting a catamaran in Tenerife will be one of the best alternatives to get to know the island. Its attractions range from its great beaches to great excursions such as the Teide, the highest peak in Spain!
- Gran Canaria. The second largest of the archipelago, it also has a wide variety of options for its visitors. Do you know the Maspalomas Dunes? You can’t miss them if you decide to travel to Gran Canaria!
- Fuerteventura: The most unspoilt and extensive beaches are to be found here. A must? The Corralejo Natural Park, in the north of the island.
- Lanzarote: In the land of volcanoes you will find the desert landscapes, combined with the black tones that you can see even on its beaches.
Activities for all tastes and ages
A day at the beautiful Playa de las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will always be a good plan thanks to its crystal clear, sand beaches and calm waters for those who are looking for sun and tranquillity. Those who love waves and the south will find in Fuerteventura the best places to practice their favourite sport. Corralejo not only has good waves but also some great beaches, are you going to miss them?
Walking or renting a bike are the best options if we are talking about La Graciosa. Stress will be left behind to make way for relaxation. On the other hand, scuba-diving enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the incredible seabed of El Hierro, especially in the Mar de las Calmas, which is very protected and controlled to avoid overcrowding.
Exploring the Timanfaya National Park will make you feel as if you have just landed on Mars thanks to its craters and striking colours. Stargazing at the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory on La Palma will be an unforgettable experience, as will a day at the Siam Park water park in Tenerife, considered one of the best in the world!
Last but not least, the typical dishes of the archipelago are another of the best things the islands have to offer. Among the most important? You can’t miss the gofio, ground corn flour, the very famous “papas arrugadas” with “mojo verde and picón” or the “puchero canario” (Canarian stew), do you want to try them?
We can’t forget to mention the classic Canarian bananas and the famous Canarian rums (mainly honey rum and white rum), which are also very typical of this area!
Ease of travel between islands
The proximity of the islands makes travelling from one to the other very easy – the best way to do this is to hire a boat! From a comfortable trip onboard you will be able to discover the best places in each one of them: Los Gigantes in Tenerife, La Graciosa, or the northern beaches of Fuerteventura, such as Corralejo, among many other places!
By boat, sailing boat or catamaran, you choose how you want to get around. What is clear is that, when you go to the Canary Islands, you won’t want to come back! Will you come on board with us?