Canary Islands is part of Europe but way closer to the African mainland. Well known as a beautiful holiday destination, its pleasant mild climate allows sunny and warm days on the beach in the European summer as well as the European winter. From the geographical point of view, Canary Islands include seven bigger islands by the name of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. Additionally, some smaller, uninhabited islands such as Anaga and Salmor belong to this group of islands. Most tourists come to the islands for the picturesque beaches and the sunny weather, but also to find the characteristic landscapes that differ a lot from the usual European landscapes that we know. More than fifty percent of the plants on the islands are endemic, which means they exclusively grow there. Apart from the nature, the islands also have a rich cultural heritage that can be discovered by curious travelers who want to see more than just beaches.
The very popular islands Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura especially offer a bunch of options for budget travelers. When choosing your Canary Islands, Spain hostel, keep in mind what exactly you want to do during your holidays on the island. There are different locations for hiking, surfing, or just hanging out on the beach. If you want to combine the different activities, you can rent a car or even hop from island to island and book different Canary Islands, Spain hostels if your budget is not too tight. Generally, the prices are quite reasonable and good value for the quality you get. Do not forget that also during the European summer, Canary Islands can become quite busy due the mild but sunny climate. The supply of Canary Islands, Spain hostels is good, but if you want to stay in a certain area or location, early booking helps a lot.
If you want to go out and enjoy the nightlife, there are plenty of options on Canary Islands. On the main island Gran Canaria, the most touristic but also liveliest area in the south is Play del Ingles. Don't expect much of a local vibe there, but the collection of bars and clubs offers more than enough for a decent night out. The capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has a lively nocturnal scene as well. Compared to the south, you will also find many locals partying. Going out in Spain means going out late; before two o'clock, the clubs will be quite empty if they are popular with locals, but then the party goes on till sunrise. On Tenerife, if you want to party with young Brits, Playa de las Américas is your choice. In La Laguna, you will find the island's university, along with plenty of bars and clubs for the young student scene. On Fuerteventura, the touristic north of the island has the biggest nightlife scene; if you want to check it out, go to Corralejo.
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