Canary Islands holidays

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Sand, sea and a shipwreck: can this tiny Moroccan town become a sustainable surfers’ paradise?
The rusting wreck of a commercial ferry has so far scuppered attempts to open Tarfaya to tourism – but locals are determined to turn the town around

Cat Rainsford in Tarfaya

30, Mar, 2023 @6:15 AM

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10 of the best secret retreats in the Canary Islands
Volcanic views, tasty tapas and terrific value … Enjoy some winter sunshine on Tenerife, Lanzarote and other Canaries

Annabelle Thorpe

08, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Arrecife, Lanzarote: volcanoes, sunsets and seafood
Hotelier María Álava guides us around her home town, with its cool shops and seaside restaurants, and the volcanic crater at the heart of the island

Isabella Noble

13, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Volcanic eruptions are like cats’: the La Palma volcano explained
The ongoing eruption on La Palma has raised concerns over cancelled holidays and a potential tsunami. Here a volcanologist weighs the risks

Robin George Andrews

03, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Vog warning: volcanic smog arrives in La Palma after eruption
Vog occurs when sulphur dioxide gas reacts with water and oxygen and can cause breathing issues

David Hambling

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Minister, this is inappropriate!: Spanish politician sparks row after volcano tourism remarks
Tourism minister derided for suggesting La Palma volcano could lure visitors to Spanish archipelago

Sam Jones in Madrid

20, Sep, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Hot summer nights: ‘Lost in Lanzarote’s mountains, I cried harder than I can ever remember crying’
When I booked a solo hiking trip in the Canary Islands, I expected breathtaking scenery – not a terrifying panic attack

Eleanor Morgan

24, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A holiday guide to the Canary Islands
The Canaries are Spain’s most accessible destination under current UK travel rules – and home to historical towns, dramatic coastlines, wild walks and excellent seafood

Isabella Noble

25, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tui switches to bigger planes as bookings to Portugal ‘skyrocket’
Switch from smaller 737s comes after firm’s bookings rise 182% since country was placed on UK’s green list

Gwyn Topham and Joanna Partridge

12, May, 2021 @10:23 AM

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Airlines in scramble to find planes for holidaymakers to Canary Islands
Industry caught short as government unexpectedly removes islands from quarantine list

Rob Davies

23, Oct, 2020 @2:33 PM

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Canary Islands added to UK travel corridor list
Holidays to the Spanish islands will be on sale in time for a half-term getaway. The Maldives, Mykonos and Denmark also added to list

Isabel Choat

22, Oct, 2020 @5:28 PM

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Log on, chill out: holiday resorts lure remote workers to fill gap left by tourists
The Canary Islands join a growing list of destinations wooing ‘digital nomads’ to help replace business lost to the pandemic

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

05, Sep, 2020 @11:47 AM

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