There aren’t many options for winter sun getaways in Europe during February, but the Canary Islands are one of your saviours. Just off the coast of Africa, these islands enjoy the warmth of the continent while only being a hop, skip and jump from mainland Europe.
Composed of 7 small islands; Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, these islands offer plenty of options for sun-seekers to choose the kind of winter holiday they want. Tenerife is one of the most popular of them all with the southern beaches being the warmest of them all.
The Canary Islands offer not just miles of beautiful beaches, but also a number of activates for more adventurous holidaymakers. With an average sea temperature of 19°C, there’s no better time to jump in the water and snorkelling, swimming, cliff diving and scuba diving are all on offer. Each island offers its own unique landscapes to explore from the ancient forests of La Gomera to the lava fields of Tenerife.