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Find the best holiday rentals in the Canaries for the cheapest prices
We compare thousands of holiday villas in the Canary Islands so that you can find the best deals for your trip to the Spanish archipelago that experiences year-round sunshine and diverse range of otherworldly terrains and landscapes. Hundredrooms analyses the availability of holiday accommodation in the Canary Islands across a series of partners in order to bring you the cheapest and most relevant rental for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your trip to the Canarian archipelago, and we will take care of the rest. We know that with the range of holiday accommodation available nowadays, it can be quite overwhelming, which is why we are trying to make it easier for you. Whether you’re thinking of climbing the volcanic wonder of Mount Teide on the island of Tenerife, trekking across the Maspalomas Sand Dunes in Gran Canaria or surfing the Atlantic waters on the black sand beaches in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, we have Canary accommodation to suit all needs and tastes. Gone are the days of associating the Canaries with oversaturated seafront resorts; it is now a bonafide destination for active tourism, incredible landscapes and water sport aficionados. Located just off the coast of Africa, the islands have become particularly famous for their year-round ‘spring-like’ climate which attracts holidaymakers to book holiday lettings in Canary Islands even in December. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean that lap at the coasts of this archipelago are some of the most sought-after for surf fanatics worldwide, and the mountainous terrain of the likes of Tenerife and Gran Canaria is perfect for hikers. Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain and can be admired in the middle of Tenerife, or alternatively you can enjoy the non-stop party lifestyle of the likes of Playa del Inglés and Los Cristianos. Travelling between the island is also equally as easy, and is something you might want to consider to see as much of the incredible landscape as possible. What are you waiting for? Your holiday home in Canary Islands is awaiting you - so have you decided which island is best for you?
Where to stay in the Canary Islands
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, these seven islands are the southern most region of Spain, and are considered to be the midpoint between the three continents of Africa, America and Europe. Read on to find out some more about what each island has to offer.
- Gran Canaria: This island has the second largest population among the islands and was originally named ‘Tamarán’ by the native Canarii that lived there. It is most famous for the Maspalomas Dunes that were formed during the last ice age when sand blew towards the coast. If you are looking for a lively destination, we recommend apartments in Playa del Inglés here on this island. It is a mountainous island which claims to be a ‘continent in miniature’ considering the drastic variety of terrains that it possesses.
- Lanzarote: This is the furthest island north of the archipelago, and has some of the most fascinating natural landmarks that you could possibly visit such as the volcanic wonder of Timanfaya National Park, and the various lava-formed tunnels under its surface. It is popular due to its year round warm climate and is a great spot for diving. You can take your pick from a range of lively and family friendly resorts to stay in, whether that be Playa Blanca which is the newest and most stylish, or if you’re looking for a family-friendly resort with everything at your fingertips for a sun holiday there is Costa Teguise, or Puerto del Carmen which is Lanzarote’s largest resort attracting a youthful party crowd.
- Tenerife: The largest of the Canary Island is Tenerife, which is characterised by the majestic Mount Teide, the third highest volcano in the world outside of the Hawaiian Islands. This island is active in more ways that one; Teide is an active volcano, and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the world’s largest. Tenerife is also the most visited of the Canary Islands. Holidaymakers favour apartments in Adeje for a high-end sun holiday, or Los Cristianos along the popular south coast of the island.
- Fuerteventura: Known for its surfing hotspots, this island is a water sport haven. You can find a whole range of beaches of white and black sand - over 150 km to be precise. The immense volcanic environment means that it was awarded UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status, and has a cooling sea breeze throughout the year. Find apartments in Caleta de Fuste which is known for its water sport facilities, sheltered beach and golf courses.
- La Palma: It is also called ‘La Isla Bonita’, and is home to volcanoes, luscious forests and beautiful beaches.
- La Gomera: Lesser known for tourism, La Gomera is a beautiful island that is the second smallest of the archipelago. There are gorgeous rocky beaches and the Garajonay National Park is a wonderful spread of forest and mountain.
- El Hierro: Also known as the ‘Meridian Island’, it is the furthest south and smallest of the islands, as in the 2nd century AD Ptolemy considered ‘zero meridian’ to be the westernmost position of the known world.
When to visit the Canaries
Regardless of whether it is winter or summer, this is one of the few European destinations that is popular all year round. In fact, the Canaries have become famous for their ‘spring-like’ temperature even during winter. Naturally summer brings larger crowds and highest prices in accommodation, and the average temperature during June, July and August is around 27 degrees Celsius during the day and 21 degrees during the night. In the months of December and January however, the average temperature does not drop below 21 degrees Celsius during the day and is certainly the time when the islands are quieter and holiday rentals are cheaper.
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Mount Teide and other points of interest
- Teide: This peak is located in Tenerife, and is the highest point in Spain, and the highest point above sea level across all of the Atlantic islands at 3,718m in height. Teide is also an active volcano, but has not erupted since 1909. It is close to a number of towns, and is located in Teide National Park which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Due to its height, it is also a popular spot for astronomists.
- Timanfaya National Park: Also known as ‘Fire Mountain’, this national park is located in Lanzarote and showcases one of the most fantastic volcanic landscapes with various ‘malpaises’ or lava flows shaping the floor. The climate of the island has allowed the island to remain practically the same.
- Maspalomas Dunes: On the south coast you will find these sand dunes which were formed from sand at the bottom of the ocean that were swept upwards during the last ice age. It is now a nature reserve.
- Playa de las Américas: The party beach located in Tenerife where many flock to for calm waters and vibrant nightlife.
- Playa del Inglés: Another fun in the sun resort and beach, but this time located in Gran Canaria.
- Siam Park: An exciting theme park located in Tenerife and Thai-themed with interesting architecture and arguably one of the best water parks in Europe.
- Jameos del Agua: A network of caves formed by lava, the artist César Manrique transformed the debris of a volcanic tube into a unique spot. It is made up of some incredible details and coloured green, blue and black.
- Lobos Island: Located off the coast of Fuerteventura, this island is an uninhabited nature reserve that has a tranquil beach, Playa de la Concha. It is a mix of salt marsh and volcanic mounds.