Why do we like the Canary Islands?
Exotic and beautiful scenery, comfortable climate, not far away and without a passport - the Canary Islands are suitable for holidays at any time. Which island to choose? Which hotel to go to?
A relatively short flight, magnificent and varied nature, 90 percent of sunny days, a European time zone, a pleasant temperature - these are the arguments that determine the popularity of the Canary Islands among Polish tourists.
Fuerteventura - a happy island
Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands and one of the most beautiful in Spain. It was appreciated in antiquity for always beautiful weather, wonderful landscapes and fabulous beaches with white sand. Lovers of sunbathing have something to choose from among about 150 beautiful beaches. The sun shines here 330 days a year, and the rainy ocean clouds are stopped by the mountains in the central part of the island. Today, the entire Fuerteventura area is considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The name of the island is derived from the words 'fuerte'. - strong and "viento" - the wind, i.e. from the prevailing climatic conditions here. Thanks to them, the island is a mecca for surfers who come here from all over the world, and is also ideal for many other water sports. Among the hotels available in Fuerteventura, as many as 10 hotels have this year been awarded the HolidayCheck Award 2017. It is awarded on the basis of the opinions of guests given to the facility in the previous year. They received it: Hotel Faro Jandia & Spa Fuerteventura Jandia / Playa de Jandia, Sensimar Calypso Resort & Spa Morro Jable, SBH Hotel Costa Calma Palace Costa Calma, Apartments Esmeralda Maris Costa Calma, Robinson Club Esquinzo Playa de Esquinzo, Club Jandia Princess Playa de Esquinzo, Suitehotel Monte Marina Playa Playa de Esquinzo, IBEROSTAR Hotel Playa Gaviotas Park Jandia / Playa de Jandia, Iberostar Hotel Playa Gaviotas Jandia / Playa de Jandia, LabrandaBahia de Lobos Hotel Corralejo.
Tenerife - climate diversity
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. It is considered to be the only remaining part of Atlantis. It has a very diverse climate zone. The green northern part of the island is characterized by a rainy microclimate. The middle of the island is a mountain massif - with the highest, especially beautiful snowy volcano Pico del Teide, rising to 3718 m above sea level. Bathed in the sun, the south is full of tourists all year round. HolidayCheck Award 2017 in Tenerife received: Hotel Tigaiga Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Riu Garoe Puerto de la Cruz, Apartments Ambassador Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife Costa Adeje, Adrián Hoteles Colón Guanahaní Costa Adeje, IBEROSTAR Hotel Anthelia Costa Adeje, Adrián Hoteles Roca Nivaria Costa Adeje, Adrián Hoteles Jardines de Nivaria Costa Adeje, Apartamentos Casablanca Puerto de la Cruz, OCÉANO Hotel Health Spa Punta del Hidalgo.
Gran Canaria - kilometres of beaches
Gran Canaria is located in the centre of the Canarian archipelago, between Tenerife and Fuerteventura. It is famous for its warm climate and an extensive range of sand dunes. It is very impressive that with 236 kilometres of coastline, almost 60 kilometres are beautiful beaches. In the south of the island there is the evergreen Guayadeque ravine. Among the palm groves and almond trees one can find the remains of the ancient Guanchen tribes. The island also has a small desert in Maspalomas with golden sand, located at the foot of the ocean. The capital of the island is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, more than 500 years old. Its narrow streets with unique cathedral buildings in the Vegueta district remember the pirates who used to visit them.
Hotel guests in Gran Canaria have appreciated the most: Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel Puerto Rico, Hotel Costa Canaria San Agustin, LABRANDA Playa Bonita Playa del Ingles, Hotel Reina Isabel Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa Puerto Rico, Hotel Parque Tropical Playa del Ingles, Seaside Hotel Palm Beach Maspalomas, Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Spa Meloneras, Hotel Gold by Marina Playa del Ingles, Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa Puerto de Mogán.
Lanzarote - volcanoes and colourful beaches
Lanzarote is called a volcanic island because almost all its surface is covered with solidified lava. There are also about 300 volcanoes. This picturesque place has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here you'll find a variety of colorful beaches: a few kilometers in Puerto del Carmen, white beaches in Playa Blanca and black beaches found in the south of the island, such as the green lake Charco los Clicos. Wonderful volcanic landscapes and small surrounding islands, looking like painted, can be seen from the Miradol del Rio viewpoint. At Lanzarote HolidayCheck Award 2017 they received: Hotel Las Costas Puerto del Carmen, Occidental Lanzarote Costa Teguise, Seaside Hotel Los Jameos Playa Puerto del Carmen, Hotel Hipotels Natura Palace Playa Blanca, Hotel Hipotels La Geria Puerto del Carmen, Hotel H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens Costa Teguise, Hotel Costa Calero Puerto Calero, Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote Playa Blanca, ClubHotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort Puerto del Carmen, Hotel Floresta Puerto del Carmen.
La Gomera - gullies in mountain ravines
Gomery, Tenerife's smaller sister Tenerife, occupies the magnificent Garajonay National Park. It includes the protection of an ancient bay laurel forest, a monument of endemic nature, hundreds of thousands of years old. Twisted branches, floating fogs, mosses and huge ferns are the right place for the huge but harmless gomery lizards living there. Gomera hides other unusual phenomena. It has an exceptionally picturesque barrancos, i.e. hardly accessible mountain gorges, where you can hear characteristic whistles. It is a whistled dialect of Spanish. In the past, it had its own practical explanation, because such a language can be used to communicate over long distances. To this day, this language called el silbo is still used by shepherds, and whistled information, e.g. about a missing animal, circulates the island in a few minutes. The language of whistles appeared in Gomer thanks to the indigenous inhabitants of the Canary Islands - the Guanches. Spanish scientists studying these whistles discovered that they are perceived by the same brain hemisphere as a normal conversation. Whistles are treated by the brain on an equal footing with other spoken languages. To preserve this unique language, it has been taught in primary schools since the 1990s. Gomery's volcanic beaches are among the few virgin European beaches. Among the small hotel base of Gomery compared to other islands, tourists appreciated the most: Hotel Jardin Tecina Playa de Santiago, Hotel Gran Rey Valle Gran Rey, Hotel Playa Calera Valle Gran Rey.