A year round destination, the whole Canaries archipelago is made up of 13 islands, of which only 7 are inhabited. Tenerife is the largest, followed by Fuerteventura and then Gran Canaria.
Situated in the Gulf Stream with African coast just 71 miles from the nearest island, the archipelago is protected by the trade winds which results in exceptional weather all year round. During the winter months the lowest temperatures are around 17-20c. During the Summer the temperatures are between 22-28c. Rainy days are few with only 5-10 days of rain in each year.
When staying on one of the islands there is a temptation to simply sunbathe, swim or if you are feeling energetic you can indulge in some water sports. However if you travel away from the coastal resorts some of the islands offer a complete contrast in scenery and in some cases a change of climate. As international resorts there is cuisine to suit all tastes but sampling Spanish cuisine, in particular tapas is a must, especially when accompanied by one of a wide choice of traditional Rioja wines.