7 Reasons To Visit Accessible Canaries All Year Round18 July 2018
The Canary Islands offer a high level of accessibility, meaning that they are scenic and stunning destinations for disabled holidays abroad, with lots of adapted accommodation and surrounding areas.
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Here are 7 reasons why you should book your next holiday to the Canary Islands
Good weather (almost) guaranteed
With their proximity to the African coast, the Canary Islands have a fantastic climate. An average temperature of 22C and over 300 days of sunshine a year means visitors are drawn to the isles all year round, including the mild winter when many visit to escape the European freeze.
Resorts are open
Unlike many other popular destinations (thanks to the climate) many resorts on the islands remain open for the majority of the year. While not quite as busy and bustling as the summer months, you won’t find yourself stranded in an empty hotel or wandering around deserted streets when holidaying over the winter season.
Charming towns and cities
There’s no shortage of pretty towns and cities to visit year round in the Canaries. Known as Little Venice, for example, Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria features a cute harbour dotted with waterside restaurants with little canals running through the town. Alternatively, head to Santa Cruz, the bustling capital of Tenerife – the vibrant city is a hive of great restaurants, fantastic architecture and superb shopping.
Empty and quiet beaches
While much of the coastline is heaving with holiday makers and families throughout the summer seasons, head here off-peak and the beach is yours. Pick from a range of beautiful golden coastline or eerily volcanic black sand beaches worthy of many an Instagram shot.
From the end of January through to March the Canaries really celebrate Carnival with a bang. Drummers, dancers and musicians parade the streets clad in feathers and gemstones (and often not much else) to create a spectacle of vibrant colour and a cacophony of sound. Be sure to catch the impressive crowning of the Carnival Queen on gala night, where candidates show off in stunning costumes that have often taken a whole year to make and can weigh hundreds of kilos.
There’s no question that one the best places in the Northern Hemisphere to observe the stars is from the Canary Islands. The skies here are considered some of the clearest and brightest in the whole of Europe and there are even lighting laws in place to guarantee perfect conditions for stargazing. There are a multitude of astronomic activities available, including specialised night walks or trips to giant international observatories in Tenerife or La Palma.
Vineyard tours and wine tasting
The perpetually sunny and warm climate of the islands makes for perfect grape growing, and the Canaries have become a well-known producer of wine. There are over 10 appellations spread across the islands, and Tenerife alone has five important grape growing zones. Travel inward from the beaches to visit the popular vineyards where you can sample some zesty, citrus infused dry whites from the Gual and Marmajuelo varieties.
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