Which Canary Island is Right for You?

sunny beach in the canary islands

The Canary Islands, lying off the north-west coast of Africa, are Brits' favourite short haul, winter sunshine destination.

They're the nearest - average four hours' flying time with BA, EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomson and Monarch - destination with winter temperatures that rarely fall below 17C/70F. The fact that they are Spanish islands and use the familiar Euro too adds to their familiarity and allure.

In total there are seven main Canary Islands - Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Hierro an