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Which of the Canary Islands is Best for You?

The Canary Islands are a diverse group of locations that offer a lot for holidaymakers and permanent residents alike. If you’re looking to make the move to the Canary Islands, then you’ll want to ensure that you pick the right island for you based on your lifestyle and budget.


If you are looking to move your personal belongings to the Canary Islands from the UK, Pinnacle Removals & Storage has years of experience, and will be able to help you. Now, let's get started on which is the best Canary Islands for you.


Tenerife - Amazing Food And Mountains


Once you get past the heavy tourism industry in Tenerife, you’ll find a gorgeous place with plenty of hiking trails, mountains, and a diverse food scene. Tenerife is the only part of the Canary Islands that has Michelin stars to its name - with six dotted across the various islands.

 

Whether you want to sample Canarian cuisine, Mediterranean fusion, or hike across the many mountain ranges in the area, this is for you. It’s a good place to put down roots if you’re a fan of hiking, eating, and living among nature.


Gran Canaria - Culture and history


Gran Canaria is the most heavily populated island and is diverse in terms of culture and history. This is one of the most historically rooted parts of the islands, and it shows when it comes to what’s available to explore.

 

You can see things like Gáldar’s Cueva Pintada and get a sense of the people who lived here generations ago. The history buffs among you will get a kick out of knowing there’s plenty of time to explore the rich history of the area, especially if you plan to live there.


Lanzarote - Architecture and Art


Lanzarote feels a lot like an eclectic mixture of shifting colors and the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it a very beautiful place to spend your life. If you’re a fan of architecture and art, then you’ll like the influences of César Manrique, who was a 20th-century artist and environmental campaigner.

 

His work is everywhere around the island, from the small villages to the houses built on the lava field. If art and architecture are things that you prize highly, then living here will get you a front-row seat to plenty of art to appreciate.


Fuerteventura - The Beach and Water Sports


The second-biggest Canary Island is home to some of the best beaches in the world and is a raw, natural place for you to put down roots in. A good beach makes all the difference for people, so it isn’t exactly surprising to know that lots of people come to Fuerteventura looking for golden sands and clear water.

 

You’ll also be pleased to know that there are plenty of water-related sports you can do in the area which are commonplace. Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, and sailing are all normal parts of life on the islands and you’ll be able to get plenty of sport in after work.


La Palma - Nature and Hiking


If you’re interested in greenery and nature, then you’ll want to live in La Palma. It’s a gorgeous place that doesn’t get as much tourism as opposed to the other islands in the chain, which means that it’s a little closer to a native experience as opposed to catering exclusively to visitors.

 

There are so many walking routes around the island so it isn’t difficult to spend your days exploring the island and enjoying being connected to nature wherever you go. If you want to get back in touch with the earth and pull away from the hustle and bustle of the big city then we can recommend that you go somewhere like La Palma.


La Gomera - Rural and Quiet


Anyone who prizes being able to go for a hike during the periods when they’re not working will want to gravitate naturally to La Gomera. There are a lot of hills and valleys to explore and plenty of nature.


A harsher geography can be a bit of an acclimation at first but once you’ve adjusted to the demands on your body you’ll be able to explore the forests, mountainous trails, or even the volcanic coastline. The area is also pretty rural and quiet, making it good for an eventual retirement home.


El Hierro - Beautiful water and quiet trails


The westernmost island in the Canaries is one of the most beautiful and isolated from the rest of society so it is a good place to visit if you’re trying to get away from it all. The area has been a protected space since 2014, and there are plans to try and turn it into the first self-sufficient energy island in the world.


You’ve got quiet hiking trails, beautiful waters and a place which, has largely been untouched by people. This does mean that there is a lack of facilities in some cases and you’ll be left mostly alone, but if you’re keen on that then it’s no bad thing.


La Graciosa - Simple lifestyle


 The last Canary Island on the list was only really approved in 2018. It’s a bit of a newcomer but it is good for anyone who wants to go back to basics when it comes to things like lifestyle and living. You’ll find that the homes and food are all pretty simple - this isn’t a place of overindulgent displays of wealth or extravagance.


It’s not even overly touristy either, so you’ll want to put down roots with the knowledge that ultimately, you won’t be living a complicated life but instead a simple one. Of course, if this is something that appeals to you, then you’ll be in good hands.


The takeaway

 

You’ll notice with all of these that we have set out to try and create a unique feature for each of the islands because they can all offer something different. The weather for all the islands is usually pretty good, which is nice, and you’ll see that there’s a place to live that works for you, your specific tastes, and what you’re looking for when it comes to a new home.


Of course, Pinnacle Removals & Storage is also available to help you with the move no matter where you choose to go and what you choose to do. We’ve got plenty of experience with removals so please get in touch.

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