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Canary Islands Holidays

The Canaries makes a great family holiday destination because hot weather is almost always guaranteed and it’s the perfect place for out of season travel or out of school term holidays. Not only do the islands promise a pleasing climate pretty much all year round, but there’s so much diversity in the landscape, thus plenty to do both in and out of the water, either away from or close to the coast. Some of the best beaches to explore with kids include Puerto Rico Beach in Gran Canaria, Fanabe in Tenerife, La Guirra in Fuerteventura, Charco Verde in La Palma, and Las Cucharas Beach in Lanzarote.

Canary Islands At A Glance:

  • Airports: TFS, LPA, ACE, FUE
  • Avg. Flight Time: 4 Hours, 15 Mins
  • Avg. Temperature: 25°C
  • Avg. Transfer Time: 1 Hour (approx)
  • Time Zone: GMT +(0)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Population: 2,100,000
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The Canaries makes a great family holiday destination because hot weather is almost always guaranteed and it’s the perfect place for out of season travel or out of school term holidays. Not only do the islands promise a pleasing climate pretty much all year round, but there’s so much diversity in the landscape, thus plenty to do both in and out of the water, either away from or close to the coast. Some of the best beaches to explore with kids include Puerto Rico Beach in Gran Canaria, Fanabe in Tenerife, La Guirra in Fuerteventura, Charco Verde in La Palma, and Las Cucharas Beach in Lanzarote.

Cuisine

Food on the Canary Islands is known as Canarian cuisine and is well known for its tasty tapas dishes, including the most famous dish of Tenerife, the Papas Arrugadas wrinkled potatoes. Other than the delicious tapas dishes available, the basis of Canarian cuisine is very much centred around fish, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit, with meat often being consumed in stews. Other typical dishes of the Canary Islands include slow cooked Caldereta (goat or lamb in sauce) and Sancocho Canario (salted fish served with Mojo Verde salsa). Must try desserts are Bienmesabe (a rum and honey cake) and Platanos Fritos (fried bananas).

History and Culture

It is believed that the first inhabitants of the islands were the Gaunches in 1000 BC before European explorers came to explore the islands in the 1st Century AD. In the 15th Century, the Castilians started to colonize and over the course of the century, the islands would suffer numerous pirate attacks. By the 18th Century, the economy began to boom and by the 20th Century, the Canaries were granted autonomous rule within Spain. Today, the dialect spoken on the islands is similar to that in Southern Spain but there are also language influences from South America as well as the Caribbean due to emigration back in the 18th and 19th Century.

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