Canary Islands, could it be the next stop?

The Canary Islands make up the Spanish archipelago that is famous for their rugged, volcanic landscapes, and both black, and white sand beaches. 

The name of the island grouping is likely derived from Latin, Canariae meaning "Islands of the Dogs" (not the African finch!). It is said that the original inhabitants of the islands, the Guanches, used to worship dogs.

Tenerife is such a popular destination it has its own page. While Gran Canaria is the second most populous island in the archipelago, just 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the northwestern coast of Africa. It has been called a "Miniature Continent" for a variety of landscapes and varying climates, which make it an exciting place to visit. Many resorts can be found in the Maspalomas area on the south-east coast, towns here include San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, and Meloneras. The island is particularly popular among surfers, water-skiers and windsurfers. 

Lanzarote, the easternmost island, features huge black lava fields, best viewed at Timanfaya National Park. Puerto del Carmen is the most popular resort on the island and is home to numerous beaches and dive centres. The northern coves of Caletón Blanco are known for their calm, clear water, which makes them ideal for snorkelling.


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Sercotel Hotel Parque

Muelle Las Palmas, 2, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sercotel Hotel Parque has an ideal seafront location in central Las Palmas, near the historic areas of Vegueta and Triana. It offers good-value accommodation and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel is set in the heart of Gran Canaria’s capital city. It is just 100 m from the main bus station. This gives good access to the airport and other parts of the island. Parking is available upon request. Rooms at Sercotel Hotel Parque are simple and comfortable. They all have air conditioning and a minibar. They have an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. The hotel has a restaurant, with views of the sea and San Telmo Park. There is also a café, serving light snacks. A private car park is located 100 m from the property and is available for a surcharge.