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By: Julian Siddons
Walking on Fuerteventura's Costa Canary Isl, Calma and s

Spain's most significant peak, Mount Teide gives a desire for outdoor adventurists, with breath-taking views, and hikes for all amounts, it's a firm favourite for those wanting to keep active on christmas.

The largest and most popular island in the group is Tenerife. With its peaks and valleys and natural landscapes there is plenty to see and do. Hike up Pico del Teide and enjoy the view. Head away from the southwestern resorts if you would like serenity as you will see fewer tourists. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and is the spot to go if you want the true Canarian experience. If you like to tee off you will not be disappointed as Tenerife has some of the most popular golf courses in the world. Take the family to the zoo or just kick back and relax on the beach. If you are not sure how to spend your time, grab one of the travel guides and start planning your activities.

The Canary Islands offer some impressive contrasts. Here you will find one of the highest mountains in Europe, beaches of black sand and seas of still-hot volcanic lava, as well as moss-cloaked and

Kite boarders, wave and wind surfers call Fuerteventura the Hawaii of Spain. The coastline has powerful banks that challenge even the best surfers. If you have never had the chance to hang ten, there are some good surf schools on the island that can show you how to surf.

Another must visit in Lanzarote is the underground entertainment mega-complex of Jameos Del Agua. Built with an array of cafes, restaurants and shops underneath a tropical island beach, this product of artist Caesar Manrique captures elegantly all the beauty of the Lanzarote. With warm weather all year round, Lanzarote is a great choice for those wanting winter sun, or a hot summer holiday.

The Canary Islands are volcanic in origin and nowhere is this more evident than on Lanzarote, where there are areas boasting astounding rock formations created by lava. The beaches are stunning and mainly made up of black volcanic sand - something that I think adds to their appeal as they're different from the norm.

Lanzarote is a great place to soak up some of that winter sun on your Canary Islands holiday, with lots of beaches along its coastline - some of which are busier than others. What I love about this island is that it looks like it would be quite simple to find a secluded cove just by hiring a car and going for a drive or even taking a walk away from the primary beachside resorts.

A large part of Gran Canaria has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the diversity of its habitats and the wide array of flora and fauna that inhabit this small island. The coastline is truly stunning with lots of golden sand beaches where you can relax and unwind.

Did you know that Fuerteventura sits on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico? This basically means that the weather is breath-takingly similar, and can be reached in only a third of time. Regarded as the oldest of the Canary Islands, it's geographical location just 60 miles off the coast of Morocco, implies that for thousands of years the sand from the Sahara desert has been deposited on its beaches - all 150 of them!

There are other activities in Gran Canaria that you can try your hand at but as it's known mostly for being home to the best beaches in the Canaries, it's a must see if you would like to work on that all-important tan.

The easternmost of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, is a startling place, representing the triumph of civilisation over a hostile environment. Read more about Lanzarote_

Watersports and sunbathing are the big attractions on this island. Read more about Fuerteventura...

We love the Canary Islands here at Travel Club Elite , and it's not difficult to understand why people feel it offers some of the best holiday destinations in the world. Warm weather, great beaches, and lots of things to see and do - The Canary Islands have never looked so good!
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