Canary Islands Winter Sun, Winter Holidays to the Canaries - Abbey Travel, Ireland

5 Things That Make the Canary Islands the Best Place for Winter Sun

Gran CanariaAs the days are getting shorter and the temperatures start to drop we’re already missing a little bit of heat. 
But just because our Irish summer is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak off for a week of winter sun.
There are loads of winter sun deals available. Some of them are so good that a week in the sun could be even cheaper than staying at home! The Canary Islands offers some of the best deals during the winter months. But why visit the Canary Islands this winter? We can think of plenty of reasons!
1. Year round sun
While Ireland seems to stay cold throughout the year, the Canary Islands are famous for their warm winters as well as summers. In fact they claim to have the best climate in the world! With average maximum temperatures of around 21°C, the Canary Islands have winters to rival the average Irish summer. You get the picture!
2.  Better value than in summer
The weather isn’t the only thing that is relaxing about a winter break in the Canaries.  You won’t find yourself breaking the bank for this trip. Compared to the summer months, a winter break will be much easier on your wallet.
This will give you more freedom to take in some of the joys of the islands, such as scuba diving or enjoying the delicious local cuisine.
3. Choose an island to suit your needs
With seven main islands, as well as several smaller islands, you can be sure to find somewhere to suit your needs. If you want a holiday catered towards tourists try Tenerife (a favourite at Abbey Travel).  Or to experience some local culture and spectacular volcanic landscape try Lanzarote.  Other Canary hotspots include Fuerteventura  which is the closest island to Africa and has amazing beaches.  Gran Canaria has a mix of everything from the bustling capital Las Palmas to the old world towns like Vegeta with its narrow cobbled streets.
For the more daring, you can even take a guided tour of one of the Canaries’ volcanoes. Don’t worry though, they’re completely safe.
4. Admire the beauty
As the islands are the tips of an underwater volcanic mountain range, nature lovers should be happy anywhere in the Canaries. The beautiful inland scenery is complemented spectacularly by the gorgeous beaches that line the coasts.
Not all the beauty on show is natural, however. The rich Spanish heritage of the islands has influenced the architecture so if you venture out of the resorts expect to find gorgeous little villages to potter around for an afternoon.
5. No long-haul flight needed
While some people may travel all the way to the southern hemisphere for winter sun the Canary Islands are only a few hours away. Instead of having a day of travel eat into your holiday on either side, the Canaries are close enough that you don’t need a long-haul flight.
This also means you don’t have to worry about jetlag. The minute you land on your chosen island, the holiday can begin and you can make the most of your stay!
Book a winter in the sun with Abbey Travel
If you’d like to book a holiday in the Canary Islands or anywhere else this winter, why not give us a call at Abbey Travel? We are Ireland’s leading experts in travel, so you know you can count on us to sort you out with a great deal.
It’s easy to use our online booking facility to search for the best deals or you can send us an enquiry here. If you prefer, you can call our team on 01 8047150, and they will talk you through our best value packages.
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