5 reasons why the Canary Islands is the obvious family holiday choice

There are so many things to take into consideration when you’re planning your big family holiday. From the destination to the food to even if there’s a shop that sells buckets and spades, you want everything to go off without a hitch.

When you’re looking for somewhere that ticks every box of your family holiday checklist there is one place that never fails to disappoint – the Canary Islands. Blessed with beaches, a huge amount of resorts, glorious weather and even a volcano there is something to suit the taste of even the fussiest holidaymaker.

Here are just a few reasons why the Canary Islands are the perfect choice for your family getaway.

You won’t see sights like this anywhere else


Where else in the world could you have your dinner cooked on an actual volcano? Where else could you experience the waves like El Cotillo beach in Fuerteventura? And where else could you find a landscape as beautiful as Teide National Park in Tenerife?

The Canary Islands are full of amazing sights that can make family holidays unforgettable. Your children will be able to tell their friends at school how they ate a meal that was made on a volcano in Lanzarote and that they played on black sand beaches. These memories will last a lifetime, and that’s what its all about!

The weather is pretty much perfect

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One thing you can pretty much guarantee when you arrive in the Canary Islands – the weather is going to be on point. The islands enjoy toasty temperatures all-year round with even the winter months basking in 20 degrees heat.

It means that you can be much more flexible on when you want to visit. Whether you fancy to jet off in the height of summer or fancy a cheeky a week of sun during the February half term, there is going to be sunkissed beach waiting for you when you arrive.

It has some of Europe’s best beaches


Speaking of beaches, the Canary Islands have some pretty special stretches of shoreline. Grab your bucket and spade, invest in an inflatable unicorn and hit the unique beaches such as Playa Jardin on Tenerife. The ‘garden beach’ is a beautiful black sand affair lined with palm trees and cacti.

Take in the dramatic scenery of Playa de Famara in Lanzarote where you can sunbathe with a backdrop of cliffs and volcanic rock. Relax in the sprawling dune of Las Maspalomas in Gran Canaria or enjoy the crashing waves of the popular Esmeralda Beach in Fuerteventura. The Canary Islands really know how to do beaches.

Huge choice of family-friendly resorts


The Canary Islands are a tailor-made destination for families. From Tenerife to Gran Canaria, the islands are geared towards providing an excellent stay for you and your loved ones. There is a huge amount of choice here with a series of purpose-built resorts complimenting the existing towns, cities and villages.

Aside from the wealth of exciting attractions, the hotels, villas and apartments cater diligently for families. From kids clubs and nightly entertainment to buffet restaurants and All Inclusive options, these are resorts that will make your family feel right at home from the moment you arrive.

There is so much to do


You are simply spoiled for choice when it comes to family-friendly activities in the Canary Islands. Aside from exploring the amazing national parks and climbing atop volcanoes, there are so many exciting things to do.

Tenerife is home to Siam Park, one of Europe’s most exhilarating water parks, where you can take on rides such as The Tower of Power and The Vulcano. Head over to Fuerteventura and meet the animals of Oasis Park while you can explore an uninhabited by landing on Isla de Lobos. The Canary Islands are a world of adventure just waiting to be explored.

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