NEW YORK -- Sun worshippers heading to the Canary Islands can
take advantage of new direct flight service from the U.S. on Air
Europa. Weekly flights to Tenerife, which kicked off in December,
will operate Saturdays.
The service is the result of a joint effort on the part of the
Spain Tour Operators Association and the Tourism Council of the
Canary Islands. In conjunction with the flights, participating tour
operators have designed a Canary Islands Holidays' program called
The one-week programs depart New York and Boston and feature
stays at a choice of resort properties. Six-night packages begin at
$699 per person, double, from New York. The rate from Boston starts
at $729 and operates via New York.
Prices include roundtrip air fare and accommodations on the
Canary Islands three principal destinations: Grand Canary, Tenerife
Daily buffet breakfasts, interisland air fare, sightseeing and
airport transfers are available. U.S. and Spanish departure taxes
and fees are not included, and $100 holiday supplements apply on
Hotels are available to suit a range of budgets and include
packages for golfers and honeymooners. Car rental packages are
Participants can visit Mount Teide, a 12,000-plus-foot dormant
volcano, and Las Canadas, a huge natural crater, both situated in
the Teide National Park on Tenerife.
Another highlight is an excursion to the Montanas del Fuego on
Lanzarote. Optional tours to other islands, such as the less
touristed La Gomera, are available.
Probably the most popular activities in the Canaries, however,
are sunbathing, playing golf and tennis or enjoying water sports,
deep-sea fishing and whale watching. The islands also feature
nighttime entertainment and a variety of restaurants.
Travelers can take in the historical villages and towns that dot
the islands, including Orotava, Garachico and Candelaria. Even
golfers can get a dose of culture by playing at Santa Brigida on
Grand Canary, the oldest course in Spain. Las Palmas, capital of
Grand Canary, not only boasts beaches, yachting and shopping but
can claim Christopher Columbus as one of its earlier visitors on
his journey to America.
The flight time to the Canary Islands, located to the southwest
of Spain, is six hours from New York. Connections to Las Palmas,
Grand Canary, Arrecife and Lanzarote and other smaller islands are
Canary Islands Holidays.
Phone: (888) 767-8822