Thursday, 14 May 2009 12:00 AM
The Canary Islands represent one of the most popular holiday hotspots in the world, thanks to the region’s year-round sunshine, natural beauty and Spanish culture. Because of the sumptuous island setting, it is perhaps no surprise that one of the best ways to see the area is on a Canaries cruise.
Holidaymakers looking into Canaries cruise holidays will soon find that the region is one of the best destinations to visit at any time of the year. The Canaries boast an average annual temperature of 22 degrees C – the perfect climate for almost every cruise and onshore activity you can think of.
The Canaries consist of seven islands, each with a distinct culture and their own set of attractions and sights. Gran Canaria is one of the most well-known of the islands, due to the fact that it is home to the capital of the Canaries, Las Palmas.
Those on Canaries cruises stopping at the island will be able to take advantage of gorgeous golden beaches, a plethora of historical attractions and lively nightlife, as well as popular festivals, extensive sporting facilities and numerous leisure parks.
Other Canaries destinations include Tenerife – where the main port is Santa Cruz – with its wide variety of active pursuits, golf courses, relaxing health and beauty centres and popular nightspots, as well as the peaceful paradise of Fuerteventura and exotic party hotspot Lanzarote, which is usually the last stop on a Canaries cruise.
Whichever island you stop at on your cruise, you are likely to find the perfect mixture of cultural sights and sounds, bustling shops, scenic sights such as volcanoes and caves, and enough bars and clubs to keep party fiends occupied well into the early hours of the morning.
And if you do decide to see the Canaries on a cruise, you can expect to be able to take your pick of numerous different itineraries from cruise lines such as Costa.
Cruises around the Canaries may come as part of a bigger package that takes in further destinations such as mainland Spain and Morocco, although this may depend on individual cruise lines.