The Fortunate Islands live in a state of perpetual spring, with pleasant summers where winter never arrives. These islands surely have the best climate in the world thanks to the stable temperatures all year round, with sunny days and clear blue skies. The secret of their wonderful climate lies in the cool trade winds, the warmth of the Azores High in winter and the Gulf Stream ocean currents washing their shores.
The Canary Islands, besides their privileged weather, also boast geographical features of their own, including spectacular mountains, dormant volcanoes, lunar lava formations, pine forests where the green needles contrast with the nearly black volcanic earth, clouds concealing part of the mountainsides, banana plantations and huge palm trees, enormous sand dunes, coves of dark, volcanic sand and beaches with fine, golden sand.
The beautiful landscapes include the subtropical vegetation of the National Park of La Gomera, the impressive pine forests on the slopes of inland Gran Canaria and La Palma, the extraordinary barren plains surrounding the Teide in Tenerife, the surreal colorful lava fields on Lanzarote, the endless plains with cacti and brushwood in Fuerteventura…
The varied landscape and the predictable weather (plenty of sunlight) mean that open air activities are many and easy to access. You can go hiking along the marked paths on the different islands, dive in the waters or take advantage of the wind and practice kitesurf, windsurf and plain vanilla surfing. You can also go horseback riding, take a stroll on a camel or play golf.
These gifted lands feature picturesque towns, beautiful colonial buildings, prehistoric archaeological deposits and the beautiful, intelligent constructions of the artist César Manrique. If you love architecture, keep an eye open for the many wooden balconies, interior courtyards with lush vegetation and façades painted in vivid colors in the typical fashion of popular Canary Island architecture.
If your idea of a perfect vacation includes relaxing on the beach, then surely you’re at the right place—there are over 500 beaches on the seven major islands. You can choose from the mild sand dunes of Fuerteventura, the golden sand of the beaches in Tenerife and the huge dunes of Maspalomas on Gran Canaria. There are plenty of charming seaside towns and bars where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset.
And don’t forget to try out the delicious cuisine: the papas (potatoes) with mojo picón that will leave your breath feeling hot, the sancochos, the seafood, incredible varieties of cheese, the sweet bienmesabe and the malvasía wine.
Paradise is a plane flight away: come by and enjoy it!
“The IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts Group has 7 hotels on the island of Tenerife. These 4 and 5-star hotel complexes are in privileged locations of Tenerife, right by the sea and in calm areas to provide guests with the best service and a relaxing and satisfying vacation in the Canary Islands. These hotels in Tenerife have a complete entertainment program for all ages, aiming to suit every taste.”