So getting some sun during winter time isn’t the easiest thing to do. Especially when you live in Europe and do not want to go across the world. Luckily for us, North Africa is only a few hours away by plane. Part of the Spanish territory but located in front of Morocco and Western Sahara, the Canary Islands are the perfect destination for a winter break. You will find relaxation, water sports and great weather conditions pretty much any time of the year. The main islands include Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. And their average temperature varies from 17 to 22°C during winter. So get your winter sunglasses on and let’s go on a break!
A little more about the Canaries
With a total area of 7,493 km2 and a population of 2,117,519 inhabitants. The Canaray Islands are a dreamy archipelago for nature and sun lovers. Main activities and attractions include beaches, volcanoes, water parks, water sports and botanical gardens. Conquered by the Spanish in the 15th century, the islands have a long link with Spanish American colonies. Havana, Veracruz, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Venezuela and Puerto Rico were places of mass emigration for Canarians during the 19th and first half of the 20th century because of economic difficulties. Today the economy of the Canaries is mainly based on tourism, which makes up 32% of the GDP. The islands receive about 12 million visitors every year, among which 29% Britons, 22% Spanish and 21% Germans.
Which Island should you pick?
For a bit of everything, head to Tenerife, which is the largest and most popular island with tourists. Theme parks, national parks, nightlife and water activities are the main attractions. If you are looking for long sandy beaches and wind sport activities, Fuerteventura is the island for you. Surfing, windsurfing and family resorts are its main interests. Very diverse, Gran Canaria is perfect for hiking and scenery – mountains, subtropical forests and beautiful beaches. It also boasts a buzzing nightlife, which is perfect for younger crowds. For volcanoes, viticulture, foodies and architecture fans, Lanzarote is the place to go. With its volcanic scenery and lush rainforest, La Palma probably is the best place for nature exploration. La Gomera is the number one island of a less touristic experience and a lot of hiking. Finally, if what you are searching is solitude and soul searching, head to El Hierro.
The best Winter sunglasses for Winter Break
If you are worried about picking up the right pair of sunglasses for your holiday, keep on reading. If you are going on a ‘city break’ holiday, consider a classy pair of sunglasses by Bvlgari or Prada. They will show elegance, craftsmanship and glamour, which is perfect for a cultural holiday. On the other hand, if you are going for beaches, swimming and tanning, try the likes of Ray-Ban or Persol. And what you need then is easy folding, resistance and peaceful colours. Aim preferably for blue or green frames and lenses. A winter break will also be the perfect occasion for you to show off your amazing sunglasses while everyone at home wears jumpers and scarves!
Whatever Winter sunglasses you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect pair at DesignerSunnies.com.
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