When to go
Thanks to their proximity to Africa, the Canary Islands are the ultimate year-round destination. In the summer months, daily highs often top the mid-30s, and rainfall is practically non-existent. The winter months, from December to March, are a bit cooler, but you’re still looking at average temperatures of 18 degrees. You might want to bring a jacket for the evenings, though, especially if you’re headed to Lanzarote, which can get pretty windy. It’s also worth bearing in mind that if you’re going to Tenerife, and want to hike Mount Teide, snowfall can sometimes close the mountain in the height of winter.