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Christmas in the Canaries: the best of all the islands.

Mild climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 20ºC in the colder months. Easy to reach even in winter, with new low-cost direct flights (in force since November, towards Tenerife and Fuerteventura). That’s why the Canaries are the ideal destination for spending holidays at the beach. Find out which of the 7 islands is right for you. And look at the photos of the most incredible beaches

Already in Africa, but in Europe. With the best climate in the world: an eternal spring, mild all year round (the temperature fluctuates between 19º and 24º), thanks to the trade winds, sea breezes and the Gulf Stream. For this reason, the Canaries are a perfect destination for a Christmas in the heat, without spending a fortune or going too far from home: four hours by plane from Italy, now they are comfortable to reach even in winter thanks to new direct flights and low cost, like those of Vueling: from Rome Fiumicino to Tenerife and Fuerteventura, proposed for the first time in the winter months (starting from November 5th) and from Milan Malpensa the weekly flight to Las Palmas.

Seven major islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro -, fragments of earth scattered across the Atlantic Ocean, are miniature continents, very different from one point to another and between them . Volcanoes that reach 4000 meters, petrified lava flows, abstruse rock formations, sand dunes, centuries-old trees. And, of course, beaches: white and black, equipped and wild, beaten by the wind and by waves, or with calm waters

The largest island of the archipelago, ideal for those seeking entertainment and nightlife, but with an amazing natural heritage behind the coast, protected by parks and nature reserves. Los Llanos, at the foot of the Teide, is a perfect retreat. You sleep at Caserío Los Partidos (double b & b from 60 €). From here you reach the National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide: in over a million years the eruptions have shaped a fascinating and unique landscape, which extends around the largest volcano in Spain, the Teide, and each year attracts about 3.5 million of tourists. Still active, the volcano divides Tenerife into two parts: the green area to the north and the arid zone to the south. The cable car goes up to 3500 meters, then you continue on foot, only with permission (reservasparquesnacionales.es). For those looking for secret shores, playa Benijo is perfect; for a swim with the whole family, the natural pools of El Caleton. Typical Granja Verde cuisine, in a finca. To experience the night, the discos of Santa Cruz, A Saudade, Sabuu, Malibù Beach.