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Why are the Balearic and Canary Islands Great All Year Round? *

*This post is part of a paid campaign to promote the Balearic and Canary Islands, as part of their #SpanishIslands Campaign. Although all views are my own and I have not been instructed what to include.

The Balearics are well known for Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera and The Canary Islands are better known for Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura but why are these Spanish Islands so well know and so popular with all types of holidaymaker; the teens, the stag do, the hen do, and families of all ages?

Some people have a favourite when it comes to the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, but today I’m going to show you why they are both equally great and why they make awesome places to visit all year round!

Flight Times

On average it will take you two hours to get to the Balearics and a little longer at four hours to get to the Canaries but both are more than worth the flight. In fact, they’re rather short flights for the amazing beaches and climate that will await you all year round. They are both flights that are great lengths if you’re travelling with children too.

Sunshine all Year Round

The Canary Islands offers between 24C and 17C all year round for those that look for a warmer winter and a summer that isn’t too hot but the Balearics average around 28C in July and August but get a little cooler in the winter so if you’re looking for adventure and not sunshine the weather there is perfect. The climates really do suit everyone that enjoys a little warmth on their skin!

The Beaches

The beaches are certainly so worth visiting all year round; the Canary Islands has the very famous Tenerife beaches and the Balearics has the equally well known Menorca too. The beaches offer sunbathing, relaxation, and watersports so they really do have something for everyone.

Party Time!

When you think of the Spanish Islands, I’m sure that Ibiza is one of the first that springs to mind when you think of partying, but Gran Canaria will give Ibizia a run for its money any day!  Having been to Ibiza for the first time I can certainly vouch for it being a great trip if you’re looking for sea, sun and plenty of clubs and bars to choose from.


Both sets of islands offer a fantastic family-friendly getaway which means there are so many options for you to pick from if travelling with children. Menorca has always been a firm favourite with families, as has Lanzarote because both the Balearics and Canary Islands offer beaches with plenty of activities, family-friendly hotels and restaurants and just so much to do if the beach isn’t for you.

Which Spanish Island do you prefer?!

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