Holidays in Spain: The Canaries Vs The Balaerics


Spain is always a popular choice for British tourists every year. When it comes down to making a decision between the Balearics and the Canaries, it is definitely a personal preference, but depending on your getaway group and travel tastes there might be an isle more suited to you.

Spanish blue sea

Spanish blue sea


The Balearics

Out of the two island groups in Spain, the Balearics is the shortest haul from the UK. Just over an hour from most UK airports, The Balearics is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to sink their feet into the sand as soon as possible.

Whether you are travelling with tiny tots, or restless teens, or perhaps just an adult who hates being in the air, escapes to Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca are the stress-free stint that you’re looking for.

The Balearics are a particularly versatile group of islands. While resorts such as Es Caná and Cala Llonga in Ibiza, and Alcudia of Majorca are great for children and couples, it should never be overlooked that both Magaluf and San Antonio offer two of the most vibrant clubbing scenes in the world.

Beautiful Spanish beach

Beautiful Spanish beach


The Canaries

Travelling slightly out of season? Then look no further than the Canaries. While temperatures in Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife reach well over and beyond 30 degrees C during the height of summer, the islands boast year round summer sun, thanks to their location, just off the west coast of North Africa.

Known for their striking beaches, black sands, impressive flora and fauna adorned hillsides, the Canaries are brimming with resorts designed to offer a dreamy Spanish escape.

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are the two calmer islands, while Tenerife and Lanzarote have attractions, bars and restaurants to keep everyone of all ages entertained.


What will it be? A break in the Balearics or a relaxing retreat in the Canaries? Take a look at a holiday in Spain online, to find your perfect package holiday.



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  1. says

    Some nice choices here. Spain is on my list of spots to visit one day. I assume though I will be in the more populated city areas.

  2. says

    I definitely think that the Spanish islands offer great destination points for all people. The Balearics are probably the most packed during the summers, but I’d imagine both would be nice. I think the Canaries are especially interesting because of the silbo gomero (Whistling language).

  3. says

    Although I have been only to Malaga in Spain, I would definitely go to the Canaries. I’ve heard the islands are amazing and all of my friends enjoyed it a lot! Beautiful shot of the Balaerics though:)

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