Destination guide

Exotic getaways in the Canary Islands

Black sand beaches glisten in the morning light, drawing the eye to the crashing surf and soaring cliffs of the Canary Islands. Otherworldly volcanic cones may make you feel as though you've landed on the moon, but bustling cities and historic villages soon bring visitors back down to Earth. Canary Islands vacation rentals are close to luxurious resorts and exquisite beaches, and often within walking distance of lively nightclubs and fantastic restaurants. Though the vast sandy beaches are heavenly, inland forests and craggy peaks beckon hikers and explorers, while charming towns offer food with Spanish and African influences.

Activities

Find activities for all in the Canary Islands

With 7 beautiful islands to choose from, the Canary Islands offer exquisite scenery and fun activities for the whole family. Lanzarote is the perfect place to get up close and personal with volcanoes, whether exploring by foot or bike. A wine-tasting tour is a wonderful way to explore the region's vineyards. Why not grab a bottle to take back to your Canary Islands vacation rental? Elsewhere, embrace your inner cowboy and learn how to lasso and line dance from island experts, or pretend you're Lawrence of Arabia and ride a camel across the sand dunes.

Weather

Enjoy endless spring in the Canary Islands

Huddled just off the north-west coast of Africa, the Canary Islands boast an everlasting spring climate, with brisk sea breezes and cool waters lapping at the sandy beaches. The 7 islands boast average temperatures that hover between 64 and 75, but they also have a wide range of microclimates, thanks to varying topographies that include snow-covered mountains and pristine beaches. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura tend to be dry, with sunshine throughout the year. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma, though, will occasionally get some tropical rainfall.

Natural features

Natural wonders in the Canary Islands

Located off the coast of Morocco in north-west Africa, the Canary Islands are renowned for their black sand beaches and occasionally-active volcanoes. The islands offer a vast range of geography, from exotic beaches and sheer rocky cliffs to lush farmland and soaring mountains, and are also home to an abundant bird population, including the bright yellow canary. Contrary to popular opinion, the bird was named after the islands and not the other way round. Savvy observers may spot the rare and endangered caretta turtle or the bottle-nose dolphin.

Where to stay around Canary Islands?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18,148 vacation rentals near Canary Islands. From 3,517 Villas to 3,659 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canary Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Canary Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canary Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lanzarote: 4,032 vacation rentals
  • Tenerife South: 6,117 vacation rentals
  • Gran Canaria: 4,121 vacation rentals
  • Fuerteventura: 2,304 vacation rentals
  • Puerto del Carmen: 1,973 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Canary Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Canary Islands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canary Islands:

  • Puerto del Carmen: 1,973 rentals
  • Playa Blanca: 2,953 rentals
  • Costa Adeje: 3,799 rentals
  • Las Palmas: 1,627 rentals
  • Corralejo: 2,549 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Canary Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Canary Islands are:

  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS): 4,301 vacation rentals
  • Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): 3,317 vacation rentals
  • Lanzarote Airport (ACE): 3,928 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Canary Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Canary Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Degollada de Las Yeguas Lookout: 2,900 rentals
  • Centro Comercial San Eugenio: 4,560 rentals
  • Corralejo Beach: 3,730 rentals
  • Gran Casino de Lanzarote: 4,459 rentals
  • Gran Canaria Marina: 1,936 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canary Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Canary Islands

Puerto del Carmen
1,973 vacation rentals
Playa Blanca
2,953 vacation rentals
Costa Adeje
3,799 vacation rentals
Las Palmas
1,627 vacation rentals
Corralejo
2,549 vacation rentals
Playa de la Américas
3,569 vacation rentals
Los Cristianos
3,588 vacation rentals
Costa Teguise
1,725 vacation rentals
Maspalomas
2,210 vacation rentals
Puerto Rico
1,835 vacation rentals
Puerto de la Cruz
1,128 vacation rentals
Adeje
3,973 vacation rentals
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1,060 vacation rentals
El Médano
1,595 vacation rentals
Puerto Calero
2,866 vacation rentals
Los Gigantes
1,222 vacation rentals
Arona
3,956 vacation rentals
Mogán
2,259 vacation rentals
Lajares
1,258 vacation rentals
Tías
2,927 vacation rentals