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Which one of the Canary Islands is best for you?

25 Apr 2024

The Canary archipelago is one of the favourite destinations of all those in search of a good climate, atmosphere and fun all year round, and in summer it couldn’t be any less so. For this reason, the Canary Islands, specially in summer, are in the spotlight of thousands and thousands of people. 

But having to choose between 7 islands can be a complicated decision. Let us help you choose! If you too are wondering which is the best island in the Canary Islands to go to, read on.

Here we go!

7 islands, but which one is the best? 

Among so many islands, it’s difficult to pick just one. Let us tell you that everything will depend on what you’re looking for in your holidays, as each of the islands can adapt more or less to your tastes. Let's see which is the best island for your summer holidays.

1. Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, known as the miniature continent, will captivate you with its stunning scenery and wide range of entertainment. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it offers trails to explore and paradisiacal beaches to relax on.

Ideal for those looking for nightlife, tranquillity, sun, and beaches. It combines the best of each island in the archipelago, making it a perfect summer destination. It stands out for its cultural events, incredible atmosphere and excellent gastronomy. With accommodation options close to the beach like Dunas Hotels & Resorts, your stay will be unforgettable. 

Don't miss the Maspalomas Dunes, the charming Puerto de Mogán, the majestic Roque Nublo and the picturesque village of Tejeda — discover the magic of Gran Canaria in every corner!

2. Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest island of the Canary Islands, captivates you with its volcano Teide, the highest peak in Spain. Enjoy golden beaches, such as Las Teresitas, and volcanic landscapes with breathtaking views.

Explore charming villages such as Garachico, Icod de los Vinos or La Orotava, with cobbled streets and traditional architecture, or venture out on hiking trails, explore volcanic caves and practice water sports in the Atlantic.

With a year-round spring-like climate and a wide range of gastronomic and accommodation options, Tenerife awaits you for memorable experiences — get ready to fall in love!

3. Lanzarote

Lanzarote, known as an oasis of tranquillity in the Canary Islands, with unique volcanic landscapes, with mountains, green lakes and lava fields of the Timanfaya National Park. You will marvel at the works of César Manrique integrated into nature.

Ideal for those looking to enjoy the arid climate, discover the island's geology and avoid mass tourism. Lanzarote offers a memorable experience for lovers of nature and tranquillity.

4. Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, the largest island of the Canary Islands, will make you fall in love with its golden beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for relaxation or sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Here you can explore its volcanic landscapes, discover its geological history and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. You can also savour its delicious gastronomy with fresh fish, Majorero cheese and mojo picón.

Fuerteventura is a perfect destination for families, adventurers, and anyone looking for unforgettable experiences.

5. La Palma

The "Isla Bonita" La Palma dazzles with its volcanic landscape, lush forests and paradisiacal beaches. As a Biosphere Reserve, it offers a unique and protected ecosystem. La Palma is ideal for unwinding, exploring charming villages and immersing yourself in its culture. 

With activities such as hiking and stargazing, it’s a paradise for nature lovers. On the other hand, it promotes sustainable tourism and environmental conservation. It’s also accessible by ferry and plane, making it an ideal destination for enjoying natural serenity.

6. La Gomera

La Gomera, known as the “magic island” of the Canary Islands and the second smallest of the archipelago, dazzles with its landscapes, beaches and unique nature. This true paradise attracts lovers of hiking and tranquillity. Its Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers laurel forests and trails to explore. 

In addition, the cliffs of Los Gigantes and the peaceful Valle Gran Rey add charm and tradition. Perfect for connecting with nature and local culture, even in 1 or 2 days. La Gomera promises an unforgettable experience.

7. El Hierro

El Hierro, known as the “island of the Meridian”, offers a world of adventure, beauty, and serenity. Its volcanic landscapes and status as a Biosphere Reserve provide unique opportunities for diving at La Restinga and exploring the historic Orchilla Lighthouse. 

Its natural pools, white villages and laurel forests enrich the experience. Ideal for nature lovers, it offers activities such as hiking, diving and stargazing. 

Its compact size makes it easy to explore, and it’s a sustainable destination committed to responsible tourism and the preservation of the environment.

So which Canary Island is the best for a trip?

In general, all the islands offer something different for every visitor, making the Canary Islands an exemplary summer destination. Therefore, we recommend that, before choosing which is the best island in the Canary Islands to go to, you should be clear about what you are looking for in your holidays and compare them.

Enjoy the island of Gran Canaria to the fullest by staying in our Dunas Hotels & Resorts hotels with the best quality at the best prices. Don't hesitate, book now! The hotels near the Maspalomas Dunes Nature Reserve offer an unbeatable location. Don’t miss the other hotels in Maspalomas as well!