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Holiday Homes & Luxury Villas in The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands lie just off the coast of North Africa and they are famed for their year-round sunshine and fantastic climate. The main islands that attract tourists are Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria have long, golden sandy beaches and great sand dunes (perfect for quad biking!)  While Tenerife and Lanzarote have black beaches that these volcanic islands are well known for. 

All of the islands offer lively resorts and some great place to eat, drink and party.  Tenerife and Lanzarote have the most lively resorts whilst Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are more laid back, but whichever island you visit you'll still find places that you can relax, unwind and soak up the sunshine.


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Introduction to The Canary Islands

The archipelago known as the Canary Islands is located in the Atlantic Ocean of the coast of Africa. Despite their distance from Europe, the Canary Islands form part of Spain. 

The Canary Islands are made up of the seven islands: La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and the two lesser unspoilt islands of Hierro and Gomera. The islands were formed by a volcanic mountain range which lies beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

The islands boast a year-round sub-tropical climate thanks to the Gulf Stream and Trade Winds and welcome thousands of visitors each year. Tourists come to the islands to enjoy the sun, sea, nightlife and hospitality of the Canarian people.

The islands have a lot to offer visitors outside of the resorts and beautiful beaches and you will be well served exploring the marvellous attractions that the islands have to offer.

History of The Canary Islands

The birth of the Canary Islands dates back to 8-12 million years ago and was due to the formation of a volcanic mountain range underwater in the Atlantic. The eruptions of these volcanoes formed the archipelago and shaped the islands, giving them their volcanic landscape. 

The Canary Islands share a similar story to many places in the world and were conquered by European colonists in the 15th century and the islands became part of the Castillian kingdom. 

Christopher Columbus stopped at the Canary Islands on his way to the New World, which highlighted the economic and strategic importance of the islands which encouraged the islands’ development. 

The infamous Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, began his Coup d’etat from the Canary Islands after he was appointed General Commandant of the Canaries. 

In the modern period, the islands have discovered and exploited the reputation as a popular tourist destination and are famous for their beautiful volcanic landscapes, year-round weather and wide range of tourist attractions.   

The Canary Islands:

Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is colloquially known as the island of eternal spring thanks to its year-round climate. The island is full of stark contrasts and boasts a varied scenery that includes a mountain chain, fertile valleys and beautiful beaches. 

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is located at the centre of the archipelago and is the third-largest island. It has a diversity of landscapes, magnificent beaches and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect family holiday destination.  

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the closest island to the coast of North Africa and is only 100 kilometres from Morocco. It is the second-largest island and is well known for its long, golden beaches and sand dunes. The island is the perfect destination for sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts. 

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and is also one of the smallest. It boasts a beautiful volcanic landscape and also has a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protected status. 

La Palma

La Palma is the unspoilt and naturally beautiful jewel of the Canary Islands. The development of tourism on this island has been strictly controlled and is perfect for those looking for a rural tourism destination. La Palma is much more green than some of the other islands and is, therefore, wetter too. 

El Hierro

El Hierro is an eco tourist’s dream and has very little development. The island is a biosphere reserve with volcanoes, lava fields, lush valleys and excellent scuba diving locations. 

La Gomera

Home to the National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Garanjonay, La Gomera is the natural jewel in the archipelago. Tourism on this island is carefully controlled to allow species that are otherwise extinct to thrive on the island. 

The Canary Islands Weather

The climate of the Canary Islands is mild and boasts pleasant temperatures throughout the year with averages of 26-28 degrees during the day. 

Even in the winter the average temperature rarely drops below 22 degrees, making it the perfect all year round holiday destination. 

The Canary Islands Travel Information

Each of the major islands has it’s own airport to facilitate tourists and visitors coming to the islands. This includes Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Once you have arrived on your chosen island we recommend an airport transfer as the most cost-effective and easiest way to reach your holiday rental. 

To get around the islands, you will find that hire cars, taxis and comfortable buses are in abundance, making it easy for you to explore the islands. Taxis are easy and affordable for short trips but if you are looking to travel across an island you might find one of the reliable local buses the best option. 

Accommodation in The Canary Islands

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to offer a wide range of holiday homes and luxury villas in the Canary Islands to rent that can accommodate groups of a variety of sizes.

Many of our Canary Islands villa rentals are located on Lanzarote, one of the most popular islands with a wide range of amazing volcanic tourist attractions. 

Our stunning private villas and holiday rentals are all maintained to a luxury standard and also include a host of amenities and luxuries to improve your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

If you are looking for a beautiful villa just minutes from the beach with unforgettable sea views or looking forward to enjoying your private heated pool in a quiet area where you can truly relax our wide range of holiday homes and luxury villas in the Canary Islands guarantee something for everyone.

We provide a number of other luxury holiday villa rentals in a variety of areas in the Canary Islands, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.


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