Canary Islands: Accommodation
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Hotels in Canary Islands
Hotels in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands has a huge selection of hotels. 3-star is the norm, and generally of very high quality. 4-star is becoming increasingly popular, with an even better standard of service. The Canaries also has many new 5-star hotels, and these are particularly popular in Tenerife. Canary Islands Hotels in the large resorts are usually block-booked by package tour operators, so you may need to book through this method. An alternative is to view the links to hotels in the Canary Islands in our accommodation section in the main tab above.
Hotels in the Canary Islands will almost always come with an outdoor swimming pool and bar area. Many will offer nightly entertainment, with children's discos early in the evening followed by entertainment for the adults. With Canary Islands hotels you can choose to go to an all-inclusive, which will cost more to book but save you a great deal on spending money.
Apartments in Canary Islands
Apartments in the Canary Islands
Apartments in the Canary Islands are very similar to hotels. They are rated by stars in much the same way, with 3-star being the norm and of a very good quality. 4 and 5-star apartments are becoming increasingly popular, and will naturally involve a higher level of luxury for your holiday in the Canary Islands. If you opt to stay in a Canary Islands apartment, you will have a kitchette where you can make and prepare your own meals. There will almost always be an outdoor swimming pool and pool bar at the apartment complex, where food will be served at a charge. Some apartment complexes will also have an onsite restaurant. Apartments are usually less expensive than hotels and can be a fantastic way to spend your Canary Islands holiday.
Guest Houses in Canary Islands
Guest Houses in the Canary Islands
In La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife you will be able to find state-run paradores (tourist inns) but guest houses (pensiones), providing only bed and board are not very easy to find, particularly in the tourist zones of the Canary Islands. A small but increasing number of places are offering rural tourism in the interior parts of the islands. This typically involves staying in renovated older properties.
Self Catering Accommodation in Canary Islands
Villas in the Canary Islands
A holiday villa or a guest house is a very popular way to spend your Canary Islands holiday, particularly on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. And they are a fantastic way to get away from it all during your Canary Islands holiday. You will enjoy the luxury of having your own private pool, the wall to wall sunshine and being in close proximity to some of the finest beaches in the world. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of staying in a more private accommodation, while still taking advantage of all the activities and sightseeing opportunities the Canary Islands have to offer. Villas in the Canaries are plentiful, so you should have no problem in finding a suitable place to stay during your holiday in the Canary Islands.
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Resorts in Canary Islands
Resorts in the Canary Islands
There is an excellent choice of resorts across the Canary Islands. Long established resorts such as Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Puerto Rico and Puerto de la Cruz have adapted and improved over the years. Playa de las Americas in South Tenerife has expanded up the coast to include the now rebranded Costa Adeje area which is popular with families. In southwest Gran Canaria you will find Puerto Rico which has many small off-shot resorts. Top Canary Islands resorts for you depend on the tyoe of holiday you prefer. If you are going to the Canaries to party choose Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas on Gran Canaria or Playa de las Americas on Tenerife. If quality of accommodation, superb beaches and resort amenities are of more importance then the best Canaries resorts include Costa Adeje in South Tenerife, which is ideal for families and has numerous resort amenities. Or Costa Teguise in Lanzarote has superb beaches and resort amenities as well as great windsurfing and watersports. These are just a handful of the excellent Canary Islands resorts on offer.