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Sunshine villas Gran Canaria

Things To Do / January 27, 2017

The Canary Islands are eternally popular for holidays all year round; with perfect weather for sun seekers and a fantastic selection of resorts, they remain a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. Staying in a private villa is the ideal way to enjoy what these islands have to offer, and with the means to explore at your leisure, you’ll be sure of a wonderful James Villa holiday in one of our handpicked villas, in the choicest locations.

Soak up the sun in the Canaries and experience villa holidays at their best. Benefit from having a quiet, private villa where you can enjoy the freedom of a self-catering holiday. Our luxurious range of villas are ideal for families, couples and groups looking to experience the glorious sunshine, charming beach resorts and endless entertainment and activities on offer in the Canary Islands.

About The Canary Islands

Get a taste of Spanish culture and enjoy fabulous beaches, diverse landscapes and plenty of sunshine in the Canary Islands. The Canaries are also fantastic for leisure activities and entertainment, with an abundance of watersports, aqua parks and lively nightlife. Each Island has its own unique appeal, and they all offer warm weather, excellent beaches and plenty of things to do.

Lanzarote is a much loved destination that has first class beaches, family friendly resorts and dramatic volcanic landscapes. In fact, the island has been given a World Biosphere Reserve status in order to protect its stunning natural scenery. Experience the friendly Spanish hospitality, volcanic and golden beaches and crystal clear seas on a relaxing villa holiday in Lanzarote. Or perhaps you would prefer Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands. It’s a welcoming and lively island with plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a range of family-friendly resorts.

Fuerteventura is a tranquil escape for holidaymakers looking for a laidback break away from it all. The beach resorts have stunning white sands and turquoise seas, with ideal conditions for watersports such as windsurfing and surfing. Discover Fuerteventura's natural beauty, explore the sand dunes and trek through the volcanic landscapes. There is also Gran Canaria with its numerous soft, sandy beaches and vast choice of excellent leisure facilities, including many first class golf courses.

When to go to The Canary Islands

Renowned for their year-round sunshine, Canary Island holidays are popular for both summer and winter getaways. In their hot and dry summers the temperatures can reach 30 degrees, and in winter the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees. If you’re looking for long hot days, then the summer will be perfect for you, but if you like things slightly cooler then consider a spring or autumn break.

Cultural Highlights

The Canary Islands are geographically closer to the African continent than Spain, but they have a distinctive Spanish culture that is infused with other European influences. The islands have plenty to offer in terms of culture, with numerous historic sites and fascinating cultural experiences. Food is also very important to Canarian culture, and you can tuck into traditional Spanish dishes with an African twist. Some tasty local specialities for you to try include Papas Arrugadas and Sancocho Canario.

Not to be missed...

  • Visit Mount Teide National Park in Tenerife and take a cable car ride up the mountain.
  • Experience the water kingdom at Siam Park, Tenerife, one of the most spectacular water parks in Europe.
  • Try windsurfing in Fuerteventura where the conditions are ideal for a range of different watersports.
  • See the steam geysers in the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote.