Top 10 Canary Island Resorts

Famed for their year-round spring-like climates, the Canary Islands offer a whole range of beach resorts, charming towns, small villages and more than a handful of beaches. It can often be tricky to decide between the islands, let alone work out which resort will suit you best. So we’ve put together a dealchecker top 10 of the best Canary Island resorts. Don’t forget to tweet us a pic of you on holiday, or write on our facebook wall! So here are our top 10 picks when it comes to the Canary Islands resorts, in no particular order:

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

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This resort in south Lanzarote offers a relaxed setting for a holiday. Expect plenty of beachside cafes along the promenade, a charming marina, long stretches of sand and a quiet nightlife. Playa Blanca is perhaps the best resort in the Canary Islands for family holidays.

Los Cristianos – Playa de las Americas, Tenerife


What was once two separate resorts is now more-or-less one mega resort, with Los Cristianos offering a quieter time of the two. Known for the huge beaches, oversized hotels and exciting nightlife Los Cristianos – Playa de las Americas is popular with the party crowd.

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife


Possibly the prettiest resort in Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz is located in the north of the island, meaning it’s cloudier here than further south. Lush scenery, a palm-dotted main square and a beachfront lido have meant that the traditional older crowd are starting to feel competition from families!

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

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Famous for the Acantilados de Los Gigantes, the giant rock formations that give the town its name, the resort of Los Gigantes is small, tranquil and pretty. Spend time on the public beach, people watching at the marina and strolling the Avenida Maritima. A trip to the Archipenque Mirador viewing point is a must!

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote


Best known for its windsurfing, Costa Teguise is also home to several annual music festivals too. A purpose-built tourist resort, it’s got four natural beaches and a great mix of nightlife based around British pubs and Spanish tapas restaurants.

Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria


Nicknamed the Venice of the Canaries thanks to its canals reaching inland from the fishing harbour, Puerto Mogan is a pretty fishing town with heaps of charm, although it’s not very lively in the evenings. There is a large beach and daytime activities include scuba diving, parascending and dolphin spotting.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria


The capital of Gran Canaria boasts plenty of historical attractions as well as several large beaches, great for anyone who wants a mix of sightseeing and sunbathing. Look for Lucha Canaria (Canarian wrestling) and Vela Latina (Canarian sailing boats) at the weekends to see traditional pastimes in Las Palmas!

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

The largest resort on Fuerteventura, expect a fairly lively nightlife and plenty of beach space, thanks to the Corralejo dunes which stretch for seven miles! The sea here is a little rough though, so stick to the beaches in Corralejo itself for more tranquil waters.

Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura

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In Caleta de Fuste you will find a large shallow beach great for families, with plenty of activities to keep everyone happy, from scuba and windsurfing to golf and turtle watching. There’s a busy restaurant and bar scene but don’t expect late night partying!

Costa Calma, Fuerteventura


Boasting some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands, Costa Calma is based around a fishing village and is most definitely all about the spacious white sand. With green spaces too this is a great destination if you just want to get away from it all in the sunshine.