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4 bedroom villa with private pool in Tenerife, Canary Islands
March 2020

We had a fabulous time and thank you for all your help , it was well worth having the pool heated , lovely place , plenty of room , us girls like our own rooms and bathrooms and that’s exactly what we got our own space when we wanted it , we ate out most of the time but everything you need if you you want to cook my only. Criticism is a new coffee maker 😊 would recommend this villa and booking through click & Stay was so easy and very helpful, will be using again ty

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Renter: Elaine
Elaine Friends from Rhyl, United Kingdom
4 bedroom villa with private pool in Tenerife, Canary Islands
February 2020

This is a fantastic villa. It has four comfortable bedrooms, four bathrooms a well equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher. It also boasts a large comfortable living room/dining area with TV (all UK channels inc. SKY Sports). The villa has a lovely private pool area with plenty of sunbeds and seating. It is situated in a quiet residential area but is only a ten minute walk to a good choice of bars and restaurants and a well stocked supermarket. It is also a short walk to the golf Course. This was our fifth year in the villa and we appreciated the improvements made since our last visit. The new mattresses and washing machine were a bonus. All being well we will be back in 2021 for year six. Many thanks.

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Renter: Linus
Linus Friends from Glenrothes, United Kingdom
5 bedroom Tenerife villa to rent
February 2020

We had a great time at the villa all 8 of us . The pool was far bigger than it even looks on the photo and all rooms were clean spacious. The BBQ was very handy and we had 2 BBQ nights . The supermarket isn't that far away although the hill is steep. Ray is always on call to help if you need him although we only rang him to recommend a taxi. He was there on time both times to check in and out. Would stay here again

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Renter: Jason
Jason Family from Hull, United Kingdom
4 bedroom villa with private pool in Tenerife, Canary Islands
February 2020

Our family of 6 adults and 2 grand children aged 8yrs and 6 yrs had a wonderful stay in Casa Carmela. The villa was spotlessly clean, very large and well equipped, the heated swimming pool was fantastic. There was a lovely garden and several dining areas around the grounds, very handy when it is windy. We appreciated the supply of towels for the pool and beach. It was around 10 minutes walk downhill to the shops but we arranged a shop and drop from San Blas supermarket to be delivered just after our arrival. Good places to eat locally, the View Restaurant was excellent with musical entertainment late evening. There appeared to be regular bus services around the resort, although we did not use them, maybe next time! We would highly recommend Casa Carmela , Larry was most helpful prior to our arrival answering any queries we had. We are seriously considering a return in Feb 2021.

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Renter: Joyce
Joyce Family from Carnforth, United Kingdom
4 bedroom villa with private pool in Tenerife, Canary Islands
January 2020

Excellent property, quite area and well located for local activities. The property is spacious, well layed out and did not disappoint, plenty of places to relax, in or out of the sun. The swimming pool is a perfect temperature, even during our winter stay, cleaned and maintained regularly during the week. Thanks for a great holiday, definitely be returning in the future.

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Renter: Graham
Graham Large group from Telford, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa to rent in Tenerife, Canary Islands
January 2020

Lovely villa with super layout and excellent facilities. The pictures tell the story. Decor wise the villa is a little dated but spotlessly clean, the open plan layout is great and each of the bedrooms have aircon. The ensuite bedroom is generously proportioned and the other 2 adequate with each having lots of storage. Both bathrooms are lovely. The sitting area is lovely and the kitchen/dining area also great. The wifi is excellent, fast with all areas in and out covered. The TV has all main UK channels (not European), the TV set has lots of HDMI slots so if you bring a streaming device you can get whatever you want. Externally the villa backs onto a golf course and is slightly vulnerable to offline shots but in 4 weeks we only had 3 balls in the pool. The 2 covered sitting areas are great with a constant pleasant breeze during our stay. The dining table picks up a fair bit of sun but can always be positioned with part shade. Only 2 slight issues to be aware of. Firstly, the villa rear faces ( I think) north-east and the sunbeds as positioned never face the sun, so these have to be repositioned in slightly odd places to get direct sun. Secondly, the pool is unheated and was too cold to use regularly during our stay in January. I would expect both of these would be much less of an issue later in the year when the sun is higher and the water warmer. The pool itself is great with a fairly constant depth of about chest height for an adult. It would have been good not to have to bring beach towels given many people using budget airlines want to travel light. A car is pretty essential, there are a few places within a short walk but the location is a little remote. The walk along the seafront to the marina area is comfortable and maybe 15 minutes, lots of facilities there. We had one member of our party in a wheelchair and it wasn't ideal for that, but never claimed to be. It would be fine for anyone with a limited ability to walk.

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Renter: Michael
Michael Family from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Travel guide

A quick overview of the Canary Islands

The seven islands off the north-western coast of Africa comprise the Spanish autonomous community Canary Islands. Being hugely popular holiday destinations, especially during winter months, they are renowned for their year-round sunshine, unique volcanic landscape and fine beaches. However, there's a whole lot more to these slices of paradise than just sun, sea and sandy beaches! Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura are all small islands with big personalities, each offering wonderful holiday experience.

Key holiday info

  • Each island in the archipelago has its own airport, but only the four main islands have airports with year-round international flights.
  • The average daytime temperature in the summer is 25°C, and 17°C in winter.
  • The average sea temperature in summer is 24°C and 19°C in winter.
  • The two most popular family-friendly beach resorts are Costa Adeje in Tenerife and Mespalomas in Gran Canaria.
  • The pleasant Canarian climate and lush greenery means perfect conditions for golfing. Almost every island in the archipelago boasts golf courses.

How to get to the Canaries

Larger islands in the archipelago - Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma - all have direct flights from the UK. Flights from the UK to any of the larger Canary Islands usually take between 4 and 5 hours. Island hopping also popular, so getting from one island to any in the cluster is quite easy.

Where to stay in the Canaries

Island hopping on the Canaries is easy and also a wonderful way to learn about the rest of the islands in the cluster… or just a great plan to have an awayday with the family. With warm weather year-round and beautiful coastlines, explore gorgeous resorts boasting Blue Flag beaches and crystal-clear azure waters like Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen. See lively and vibrant or quiet and humble towns in South Tenerife like Los Cristianos and Adeje. Discover the lush greenery in Doramas Park and the fine desert sands of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, or the amazing lunar landscape of Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote. Race your family down the water slides in Costa Teguise aqua park. Sportier types can even test their courage here at the annual open water swim Travesiá la Bocaina, from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura.

Beaches in the Canaries

There are too many excellent beaches to choose from in the Canaries, so let’s just go with one per island. It was a tough decision, but we have to go with La Tejita for Tenerife. The choice is overwhelming for beaches in Gran Canaria, but it will have to be Playa de Maspalomas. Though several beaches stand out in Lanzarote, Playa del Risco is an obvious pick. For Fuerteventura, we can’t decide between Grandes Playas Corralejo and Playa de Sotavento de Jandía, so it’s kind of a deadlock. To mix it up a bit, this might be the only pebbly beach in here, and Playa de la Caleta is the number one choice in La Gomera. Sand on Playa de Nogales is so smooth, it charmes everyone who touches it. And that is why it’s our choice for La Palma. Last but not least is El Hierro, and it would be a crime not to mention Verodal beach.

Golf courses in the Canaries

In the Canaries, Tenerife holds the highest number of golf courses, and though all courses are top-notch and beautifully located, Abama Golf holds the number one spot. Gran Canaria follows closely with eight golf courses, all of which are excellent; but if you get a chance, try the 18-hole Maspalomas Golf. There are two golf courses in Lanzarote and four in Fuerteventura. For a golfing holiday in Fuerteventura, Castillo Caleta de Fuste takes the cake - the resort and its beach are ravishing and there are two golf courses - Salinas de Antigua and Fuerteventura Golf Club - next to each other. Whichever one you choose to play on, the grass always seems greener on the other one. In Lanzarote, Las Playitas is a gorgeous resort with a large dark sand beach and the best golf course on the island.

Things to do in the Canaries

The Canaries are brimming with interesting activities to try and attractions to visit. Apart from magnificent beaches and amusement parks with loads of activities, there are also historic sites and museums, nature reserves and parks, old villages and modern towns and cities. Pico de las Nieves in Gran Canaria is the fourth highest peak in the Canaries. It’s right after Roque de los Muchachos and Cumbre Vieja in La Palma, and Mount Teide in Tenerife. Nature lovers, hikers and cyclists will feel right at home here. See larger cities - Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and tranquil villages - Betancuria and Teror.

Activities for kids in the Canaries

The Flora and fauna of the Canaries are very diverse and that is why zoos, animal and wildlife parks, marine-life aquariums can be found on almost every island. Some of the best are Loro Park in Tenerife, Maroparque in La Palma, Palmitos Park in Gran Canaria and Oasis Park in Fuerteventura. Also, water parks are one of the favourite leisures for families with children holidaying in the Canaries and Siam Park in Tenerife and Aqualand Maspalomas in Gran Canaria are just a few. Most parks have quite good facilities and restaurants, and are so much fun for the entire family.

Getting around the Canaries

Apart from great island-hopping services available on all of the Canaries, larger islands in the cluster also have an extensive public transport network. Tenerife even boasts a tram service and Gran Canaria will too, soon enough. The most common means of transportation in the Canaries are taxis, and the service is excellent on all islands. Taxis are metered and the base price is around 2 Euros.

Where to eat in the Canaries

The restaurant scene in the Canaries is quite colorful to say the least, from straightforward down-to-earth joints to upmarket eateries. Mercado La Pepa in Tenerife is a lovely food market with affordable and a very extensive list of dishes; do make sure to visit when in South Tenerife. Mirador de La Peña in El Hierro is stunning in every way. Strikingly brilliant design of the restaurant makes the food taste even better. Cheap fast foods and snack bars can easily be found on every island, but can't even be compared to Wapa Tapa in Gran Canaria or Jameos del Agua Restaurante in Lanzarote - to dine in these restaurants is a very unique experience.

Nightlife in the Canaries

Revel in energetic nightlife and bustling beach bars overlooking the sparkling Atlantic. Feel the islands' vibes through live music events and night clubs where the party never really ends. For a vibrant all-nighter, Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas in Tenerife are the obvious choices. Several quality night clubs can also be found in the islands’ capitals; and none of the islands is lacking good bars - from traditional Spanish bars with tapas and locally fermented wine to Irish and British pubs with fish and chips and beer.

Shopping in the Canaries

What’s a holiday without doing some shopping, and there’s plenty of shopping to be done in the Canaries. If you’d like to go shopping bulk, then visit one of the bigger shopping malls on the islands, like Siam Mall in Tenerife, Mogan Mall in Gran Canaria or Biosfera Plaza Shopping and Leisure Centre in Lanzarote. You can find anything in there, from home appliances to stationery. If you’d like to experience the more traditional side of the Canaries, try smaller souvenir shops, craft stores and boutiques in quaint towns and villages.

Did you know...

  • The Canaries are volcanic formations that rose over 14 million years ago. Lanzarote volcano is considered potentially active.
  • Because of their volcanic origin, some beaches may appear dirty, but it's only black sand.
  • All of the Canary Islands have an incredible, well-maintained road infrastructure. Quality roads will take you to all corners of islands.
  • There are around 40 Blue Flag beaches on the four islands. A certificate with a very strict set of standards concerning the environment.
  • Around 10 million tourists visit Canary Islands every year.
  • The Canaries are a home to four of the 15 Spanish national parks.
  • Mount Teide is the third highest volcano in the world.

Discover Canary Islands

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in Canary Islands and what to do on your holiday in Canary Islands.

The Top 10 Things To Do In The Canary Islands

9 March 2020 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

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6 Beautiful Beaches to visit in the Canary Islands

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When it comes to holidays, Spain is the unmitigated Queen of destinations, because no matter what you want from a holiday, you’re sure to find something that suits, and this is never truer than when you opt to visit The Canary Islands in particular.

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Why You Should Visit The Canary Islands This Summer

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7 Family Friendly Activities In The Canary Islands

3 March 2020 Posted in Family Holidays, Spain

We know that keeping the kids entertained on holiday can be a full time job. However, with a plethora of family friendly activities on offer in The Canary Islands, in this island paradise, it can be easier than you think. This beautiful destination offers holidaymakers sun-soaked beaches, unique landscapes, and a relatively short flight from the UK, making it the perfect option for young families at any time of the year. We've put together our top recommendations for family friendly activities on Spain's most unique and scenic islands...