Cheap flights to Canary Islands

Canary Islands, also referred to as the Canaries, is a Spanish archipelago, an Atlantic territory of Spain to be exact, located on the northwest coast of Africa. The Canaries are only of the 17 Spanish autonomous communities. The Canary Islands are a popular tourist destination for Europeans, with its beaches and other natural attractions, as well as well-developed airports, ports, and communication systems. Tourists also come to Canary Islands for its perfect near-year-round temperatures, allowing for various uninterrupted outdoor activities any day. Canary Islands is made up of the following islands; Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera, La Palma, and El Hierro.

What to see & do

Playa del Inglés - Playa del Inglés is a sea resort located on the south coast of Gran Canaria island. The name is Spanish for 'Englishman's Beach', named after a bohemian who was said to be English and had moved to the formerly untouched area in the 20th Century. Later claims stated that the bohemian was only mistaken to be English, and was actually French. The area is also known to have a gay beach, and gay and gay-friendly bars, with at least 30 venues catering not only to gay mainstream but also specific tastes.

Timanfaya National Park - This Spanish national park is located in the south-western area of the island of Lanzarote, covering parts of the Tinajo and Yaiza municipalities. The park covers 51.07km2, and its land is made up entirely of volcanic soil. Within the park is one active volcano, the Timanfaya volcano, after which the park was named. The park is also one of the core areas of Lanzarote as a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. There are a couple of footpaths and one short route accessible by camel. Public access is strictly regulated.

Siam Park - In Tenerife is a water park with a Siamese theme, opened by Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The park is a popular tourist attraction, with restaurants that serve exquisite Thai food, a Thai floating market, and several rides and attractions for the family such as the Mai Thai River, Jungle Snakes, Wave Palace, and Naga Racer. The park also has the first natural gas plant in the Canary Islands and the first green water park in the world, as well as the largest Thai building outside of Asia, the largest man-made wave, and the statue of the largest dragon in the world.

How to get around within Canary Islands

Renting a vehicle is ideal to be able to venture out to remote wilderness regions, and is the much more convenient option as opposed to riding a taxi, which can be expensive. The most common method of local transportation for going around the islands is by bus. As for travelling between the islands, you can either take a ship or, the faster alternative, by plane.

How to get there

The busiest airports serving the Canary Islands are the Tenerife North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos Airport) and Tenerife South Airport (formerly Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport), both on the island of Tenerife, and the Gran Canaria Airport (otherwise known as Gando Airport or Las Palmas Airport) on the island of Gran Canaria. Should you choose to travel by sea, there is a ferry that sails weekly from mainland Portugal to the Canaries.

Flights to Canary Islands

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