If you’re looking for destinations that could be perfect for a getaway once it is safe to travel again, which I am sure most of us are craving, my recommendation is The Canary Islands, just off the north-west coast of Africa, as they really do tick all the boxes.
Whilst The Canary Islands may not be the first choice for most travellers, they really do have so much to offer and here are my 5 reasons why you should put The Canary Islands, each with its own distinct charm, character and appeal, to your travel radar immediately. I am already dreaming up plans to do so myself!
1. You’re guaranteed good weather
Being from Africa originally myself, it didn’t surprise me that due to their proximity to the African coast, the Canary Islands have bountiful sunshine with over 300 days of sunshine a year! Because there are 8 islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa) to choose from, I’d recommend looking into Canary Island Cruises as a superb way to explore them all.
2. The beaches are quieter
The beaches are likely to be much quieter in comparison to other destinations, particularly if you book to go during the winter season. You’ll have more privacy and tranquility, as well as a plethora of different coastlines to pick from be it the classic golden sands to the more unusual volcanic black sand beaches.
3. You can go on a Jeep Safari
A really fun way to explore the islands is in a Jeep Buggy! It is so much fun and an excellent excursion to experience something unique and different as well as being able to limit the amount of physical contact you have with others. You can tailor the experience to be personalised based on what you want to see, and if brave, drive one of these amazing buggies yourself!
4. Dramatic scenery
Each of the Canaries has such a distinct character with incredible landscapes that will take your breath away. Whether its lava-sculpted mountains, volcanic sand beaches, lush green forests or the rugged coastline, there’s so much for a nature lover to explore and gorgeous scenery to photograph.
5. Have fun in the sand dunes
The Canary Islands are renowned for their sand dunes and I loved the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, one of the most-visited natural sights in Fuerteventura and home to the largest sand dunes in the Canary Islands.
It is so lovely to see the contrasting landscapes and feel that soft sand between your toes and so much fun to play in!