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Cheap Flights to Canary Islands

Cheap Flights to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands, a seven-island archipelago located off the coast of Morocco, offer tropical beaches, hiking adventures and exotic culture for many visitors. Although the Canary Islands are close to Africa, they are part of Spain. Tenerife is the largest island and hosts a majority of visitors to the Canary Islands, but travelers will find a wide range of activities spread throughout all of the islands. With their notoriously sunny and pleasant climate and rich history, these islands let visitors enjoy activities such as sunbathing on one of the many beaches or visiting museums.

Flights to the Canary Islands

When you are searching for cheap flights to the Canary Islands, expect that you will connect or leave directly from Spain or other countries in mainland Europe. Each of the seven islands has an airport to serve those visiting the Canary Islands. Most international flights to the Canary Islands will arrive at Las Palmas Airport (LPA) on Gran Canaria, the islands' busiest airport. Las Palmas has two terminals, one that operates flights from Europe and the other that operates inter-island flights and non-European flights. Buses, car rentals and taxis are available to take you to the city, which is located about 15 miles from the airport.

Cheap flights to the Canary Islands also arrive in the Canary Islands' second busiest air facility, Tenerife-Sur Airport (TFS). The airport has one three-level terminal for arrivals and departures. Taxis and car rentals are available to take you anywhere on the island, but the city buses are inexpensive and efficient. Route 111 will take you to the capital of Santa Cruz and many of the beaches throughout Tenerife.

Attractions in the Canary Islands

Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the most populous islands with many of the hot spots. Visit Loro Parque in Tenerife where more than 3,000 parrots reside. The park is also home to chimpanzees, penguins, alligators, porpoises and killer wales. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Tenerife's El Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's third-largest volcano. Gran Canaria is known for its spectacular beaches. Additionally, about half the island is designated as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Almost all of Lanzarote Island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

More than half of the museums in the Canary Islands are located on Gran Canaria. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Casa de Colón, which once hosted Christopher Columbus, to learn about the islands' relationship with the Americas. For an in-depth understanding of local culture, visit Gran Canaria's anthropological museum, La Gomera.

Travel Tips for the Canary Islands

Flights to the Canary Islands are available year-round to enjoy the islands' famous sunny weather and a variety of festivals. Visit in February to attend one of Europe's biggest Carnival celebrations. Families will enjoy the International Kite Festival held in November or the Jazz and Más international music festival in July.

Enyesques, or small appetizer-like plates, are popular in the Canary Islands. Enjoy papas arrugadas, which consists of boiled potatoes covered in mojo, or savor a bowl of puchero canario, a popular meat and vegetable soup. Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant on any of the islands will cost about $40.

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