Tenerife is the largest of the Canaries, and also the longest and best established tourist destination. The nature reserves and rural parks of El Teide, Anaga and Teno draw huge numbers of visitors, and marine sports such as sailing, kite surfing and diving abound. Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are the busiest tourist hubs, while Costa Adeje is quieter and far more relaxed.

Gran Canaria, a miniature continent of vivid contrasts, bursting with stunning landscapes and scenery. Offering lively tourist resorts such as Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas or Puerto Rico and attracting visitors from Northern Europe all year round. Off the coast of Africa, it enjoys endless sunny days and perfect temperatures in which to enjoy the 500 plus beaches that dot its coastline. A climate also perfect for outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, trekking and many other marine sports. Those seeking a more relaxed time will find many small coastal towns such as Puerto de Mogan, which are perfect for their quiet laidback scene.

Lanzarote is the 4th largest of the Canaries and being 80 miles from Africa, is the most easterly of these islands. Lanzarote is famous for its black sandy beaches and its stark pink, purple and ochre tinged volcanic outcrops. An island of vivid contrasts offering quaint fishing towns and villages, beside tourist hotspots such as Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen.

Fuerteventura lies on the eastern edges of the The Canary Islands and is far more relaxed and serene than its larger neighbours. Hills and plains stretch down to over 150 glorious beaches of white or black sand, which can be explored while swimming, snorkelling or kayaking.

La Palma, or the beautiful Island lies on the less western edges of the Canaries. Lush green landscape and unspoilt natural resources attract eco-travellers from around the world. Endless, cloudless skies make it one of the best places in the northern hemisphere for stargazing.

The Canary Islands are a magical chain of paradise like islands, jutting out from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Just 67 miles off the coast of Africa they enjoy a wonderful climate of year round clear blue skies and mild temperatures.