Which Canary Island is Your Pick? - Featured in Travel Pulse

If you’re looking for a unique beach destination to spend a long weekend at this winter, Barcelo Hotel Group has a winner for you—The Canary Islands. Nestled off the northwestern coast of Africa, these islands await your visit.


A visit to the Teide National Park on Tenerife, the largest of the islands, is a must. Get ready to hike upwards and take in the amazing views from the summit of Mt. Teide. You may even spot a whale, orca or dolphin while on your adventure.


This is the place to grab a good book and get lost in the relaxation of the beach. Take your pick from Concha de Lobos, Cofete or Costa Calma. Soak up the sun or take a dip in the turquoise water between chapters.

Gran Canaria

Del Inglés and Maspalomas are both great beach options on this island, but you can also do some exploring. The Maipés de Agaete Archaeological Park is a volcanic burial ground that is home to around 700 tombs. Take in the history of the area while also admiring the natural beauty.

If it’s too hard to choose just one, add a few of these islands to your agenda. You can plan a split stay at different Barcelo hotels for a seamless, yet adventurous vacation.Art is a veteran travel writer.