With their rolling sand dunes, lush pine forests, deep ravines, high mountains, and lunar landscapes, these “islands of eternal spring” off the coast of Africa will have something for you. If you’re after a spot of culture, many works by surrealist painter Óscar Domínguez can be seen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The abstract sculptures by Martín Chirino and César Manrique can be seen on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
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Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to renting a car in the Canary Islands. Our booking process is simple and hassle-free. We know when you’re planning a trip, the last thing you want to worry about is the small print. So we don’t charge any amendment or credit card fees either.
We work with carefully picked and trusted rental providers in the Canaries who care about customer service. We’ve won a number of awards for our customer service and our UK-based head office is open 6 days a week. Should you need it, we operate a 24/7 emergency phone service to help with any problems you may have when you’re on the road.
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A guide to the Canary Islands
Holidaymakers looking for a relaxing getaway should set their sights on Fuerteventura. It lies 100km from the African coast, with vast sand dunes and the largest beaches in the Canaries. Fuerteventura is a wonderful spot for some R&R and sunbathing. Choose from spots such as the Costa Calma, which literally translates to ‘Calm Coast’ or the ever popular Corralejo, a lovely resort with a wonderful beach, picturesque marina, and a brilliant collection of shops.
Main Airport: Fuerteventura Airport
The third largest island in the archipelago, Gran Canaria is home to vastly different landscapes with something to suit everyone. Desert-like in the south, mountainous in the middle, and lush and green in the north. If you’re looking to try new water sports, you’ll find scuba diving, surfing, and sailing well-catered for around the coast.
Head to Las Palmas with its two breath-taking bays and wonderful beaches or Playa Del Ingles, where you will find an excellent shopping district. For water sports, Puerto Rico is great for snorkelling or diving.
Main Airport: Las Palmas Airport
There is so much to see and do on this wonderful island once you’ve passed through passport control at Lanzarote Airport, or Arrecife Airport as it is also known. With its excellent beaches, perfect climate, and stunning views, it’s no surprise Lanzarote is such a popular destination.
Visit the striking Timanfaya National Park, explore Puerto del Carmen’s lovely harbour and white-washed villas, relax on the golden beaches of Costa Teguise, or discover the magnificent and remote Playa de Papagayo.
Main Airport: Lanzarote Airport
The largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, Tenerife sees over 1.6 million Brits visit annually. It’s still possible to escape the crowds should you wish. Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, is a huge attraction whilst the quiet, winding roads provide the perfect playground for cyclists.
The most popular resorts are clustered around the southern tip of the island. Here you’ll find Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas. If you’re looking for a more upmarket side to Tenerife, visit the new Costa Adeje. Here you’ll find 4 or 5 star hotels, classy shops, and some perfectly kept beaches with modern facilities.
Main Airport: Tenerife South Airport