Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
“The weather on the Canary Islands makes you happy!” Canary Islanders are indeed lucky to live in such a pleasant climate – on these islands it’s not too hot in summer and never too cold in winter. This perfect climate makes it possible to enjoy the beach, mountains, forests and sea throughout the year , so sports and outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element here. br/>However, winter is when it’s busiest on the islands and prices are higher as a result. Carnival, celebrated over two weeks on all seven islands, heralds the start of spring with its traditional array of processions held during Semana Santa.
July and August see the highest temperatures, although this does nothing to discourage tourists who still flock to the fine sandy beaches of Tenerife.
The archipelago is quieter in autumn and the sun continues to shine, offering a good dose of vitamin D!
Formalities and useful addresses
"British Consulate – Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º - Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Calle Luis Morote 6-3º- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
US Consulate – Edificio ARCA C/ Los Martínez Escobar, 3, Oficina 7- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tourist offices :
Tenerife – Oficina de Información Turística de Santa Cruz - Plaza de España - Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Gran Canaria – CIT Gran Canaria - Plaza de Las Palmas 3 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Patronato de Turismo de Gran Canaria (Tourist Board) - C/ Triana 93 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Lanzarote – Oficina de Turismo de Arrecife - Parque José Ramírez Cerdá (on the seafront).
Fuerteventura – Patronato de Turismo (Tourist Board) - C/ Almirante Lallermand 1 - Puerto del Rosario.
La Palma – Patronato de Turismo (Tourist Board) - Av. Blas Pérez González s/n (opposite the post office) - Santa Cruz de La Palma.
La Gomera – Oficina de Turismo - C/ Real 4 - San Sebastián.
El Hierro – Oficina de Turismo - C/ Dr Quintero Magdaleno 4 - Valverde.
All the islands with the exception of La Gomera and El Hierro are served by an international airport (Arrecife on Lanzarote, Puerto del Rosario on Fuerteventura, Santa Cruz on La Palma). The largest airports are those on Tenerife (North and South) and Gran Canaria.
Ferry services between Spain and the Canary Islands take one to two days. Visitors are advised to fly between the two for short breaks.