Family Holiday with a Twist – Seven Islands in Seven Days
The Canary Islands may seem like a fairly standard holiday destination, but have you ever thought about exploring all seven? The smaller islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro all have airports, and you can fly between islands with Binter Canarias from just €14, but for more flexibility the inter islands ferry service offer regular crossings, allowing you to see all seven islands in seven days.
Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote offer volcanic parks, vineyards and tourist hubs, whilst Fuerteventura is a beach lover’s paradise.
In-between the islands you are likely to see pods of pilot whales and dolphins racing alongside the boats. The smaller islands offer a haven of forests and fishing villages that feel untouched by time. The longest ferry journey would be the five hour crossing from Tenerife to El Hierro, which has seen recent volcanic activity, turning the sea a vibrant green colour (the locals want to reassure you that it is still safe to visit!). By flying you will be able to fit in the seven islands in a week, but you can easily stretch it to a two week holiday and still not have fully explored all that the Canaries have to offer.
This island hopping adventure works best starting from Tenerife, which is a short four hour flight from the UK, from around £100pp from UK airports.
Children will love the feeling of being a true explorer and the chance to discover volcanoes, and play at pirates on the ferry crossing will have them talking about this holiday for years to come.