Why should you visit the Canary Islands in 2024?

The luxurious and family friendly Azura cruise ship can take you all around the beautiful Canary Islands and promises to give you an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. The Canary Islands are one of the most beautiful places on planet Earth, attracting 12.3 million tourists each year. So, what’s all the fuss about?

The beaches are unrivalled

The Canary Islands boast a vast array of beaches suited for every traveller, with plenty of sand and sun to go around, and for everyone to enjoy.

There are many white sand coves with shallow waters perfect for families with young children, such as Amadores on Gran Canaria or Las Vistas in Tenerife. And if you’re a surfer, you will love the high winds and white sands at Flag Beach on Fuerteventura or Médano in Tenerife. Windsurfers should head to Sotavento, a beautiful lagoon-style beach on Fuerteventura where even small children can learn to windsurf safely – no matter what age you are, the beaches of the Canary Islands will keep you entertained for hours on end.

It’s perfect for active travellers 

The Canary Islands offer lots to do beyond just beautiful beaches. Hikers will find hundreds of trails throughout all seven islands in a variety of diverse and mesmerising landscapes. 

Some of the best hiking spots include the Anaga Forest in Tenerife, a damp, wooded microclimate that feels almost like Costa Rica, or the UNESCO-designated Garajonay National Park on La Gomera, which preserves an ancient, subtropical forest.

Get up close to an active volcano

The Canary Islands are also incredibly volcanically active, which is a fascinating, once-in-a-lifetime thing to see, and something that all ages will love. 

There are tours through the moonlike landscape of Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park (covering almost a fourth of the almost otherworldly island), cable car rides to Spain’s highest peak (Tenerife’s Teide volcano) and ATV rides through Fuerteventura’s arid, crater-pocked hills.

The Canary Islands cater to families, couples, and essentially everyone

Tourists who want to relax with their significant other or spend time together as a family will find plenty to see and do when visiting the Canary Islands – there’s something for everyone, no matter the age. 

Families can enjoy nature activities, such as hiking or the exciting aforementioned volcano tours. There’s also the Siam Water Park in Tenerife, which is one of the largest in Europe. Each island in the Canaries has a capital city and small villages, many of which offer chances to visit museums, squares, harbours, botanical gardens and more. And for couples, the Canary Islands are the perfect place to honeymoon, offering an unparalleled night ambiance and romantic dining scene.

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The bottom line

Whilst you shouldn’t miss experiencing traditional Spanish destinations like Madrid, Seville or Barcelona, the Canary Islands are one hundred per cent worth a visit, as there’s nowhere else quite like it on Earth. This is especially true if you’re looking for an affordable summer holiday or a winter dose of sunshine – and that’s exactly what the Azura cruise ship has to offer. Each Canary Island is full of its own natural wonders and hidden gems, allowing you and your family to make memories to last a lifetime.