Island Hopping, Spanish Style

Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From bustling cities to magnificent mountains, ancient history to modern marvels, there are endless attractions in this beautiful country. Spain is also home to some of the most stunning islands in all of Europe.

There are two main groups of Spanish islands; the Canaries and the Balearic Islands and each individual island possesses its own distinct character and culture. For those considering a last minute holidays to Ibiza or a mid-winter jaunt to the windswept shores of Tenerife, Spanish islands offer something to suit every type of traveller.



Ibiza is world famous for its glitzy and glamorous style. The nightclubs here are the stuff of unimaginable wonder and parties can last for days.

Ibiza Town and San Antonio are the places to be for nightlife and during the day visitors can wander through carnivalesque markets and peruse a range of fresh foods and local crafts.

The island is home to some spectacular natural scenery but most of those who travel here do so to party the night away.

La Gomera

This is one of the smaller Canary islands and the place of departure for many of Christopher Columbus’ epic voyages. Accessible by ferry from neighbouring Tenerife, La Gomera has a beautiful climate, impressive waterfalls and lush forests.

This island is much less developed than others in the Canary archipelago so for tourists interested in dodging crowds and experiencing a Spanish island that’s slightly off the beaten path, La Gomera is the perfect option.



Fuertaventura is a fantastic island for kite and wind surfing enthusiasts. The island’s strong winds and beautiful expansive beaches make this a water sports paradise. Some parts of the island are well developed and offer all the amenities of luxurious Spanish resorts while other parts remain completely untouched.

There are over 150 beaches on Fuertaventura and the most beautiful of these lie on the island’s northern shore around the small town of Corralejo.


Majorca is Spain’s largest island. This magnificent spot has long been a popular destination with tourists for good reason, the southern shores feature well developed resorts offering luxurious beach holidays while the northern parts of the island boast some truly spectacular scenery.

The Alcudia area is a popular destination for families as it has fantastic beach resorts and accessible biking trails through the mountains which make for a great day out. Majorca is also home to an annual Jazz Festival and some world-class golf courses.

For a sophisticated Spanish holiday, Majorca is the ultimate destination.


Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and a very popular resort destination. The island offers something for everyone; there is fantastic nightlife, impressive diving and stunning scenery.

Visitors can surf, wind surf, parasail or jet-ski in the morning and take a scenic drive through rugged mountains in the afternoon. A cruise along the Tenerife’s rocky cliffs is a fantastic way to spend a day, as is taking the cable car to the summit of Spain’s highest peak.

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    Lerroy Wick
    August 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    We had a lovely holiday in Gran Canaria, situated in Mogan Playa. The hotel was set in beautiful gardens and was just a short walk to the little beach. Either through the garden, or along the promenade. At the beach you can people watch whiling away the time with a coffee/drink and a lot more to do like on this page I also read from There are frequent boats to transport you to a different place, or the bus station was near enough for a ride to different towns etc. Mogan is known as Little Venice and was very pretty.

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