Which is the best Canary Island?

Do you want to leave Lyon and escape to the islands in a few hours? Why not allow yourself be seduced by the Canary Islands?

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Février 2020


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Several cities in the Canary Islands can be reached
thanks to direct flights from Lyon! 

We often think, wrongly, that we have to go far away for a total change of scenery. Yet, just a few hours from Lyon, the Canary Islands have everything you associate with an idyllic destination: sumptuous beaches, towns steeped in history and breathtaking landscapes,
between volcanoes and the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether it is a break with the family, as a couple, with friends or even alone, the Canary Islands are full of activities suitable for everyone.  These islands renowned for their beaches of black and white sand will seduce you.
But which one to choose among the 7 islands of the archipelago?
Take a look at our guide to help your find your drop-off point. 4 Canary Islands are served by easyJet, Volotea and Transavia departing from Lyon: Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

1. Tenerife,
the island for everything!

The main anchor point for tourists to the Canary Islands, Tenerife is arguably the most popular island in the archipelago. At the foot of the highest mountain in Spain, the Teide Peak stratovolcano, you can do almost anything you want: go whale watching, play golf on the many courses, enjoy the water parks, go swimming, party all night long… Culture and nature lovers will not be left out. Hikes allow you to find a certain tranquility, away from the crowds, while finding traditional villages with cobbled streets like La Laguna and La Orotava on the way.

Several airlines fly to Tenerife from Lyon. Thus, in just over three and a half hours, flights from Lyon to Tenerife allow you to enjoy a stay with your feet in the water, ideal with family or friends...

Flight Lyon Tenerife
Tenerife, Canaries
Lanzarote, Canaries

2. Lanzarote,
between volcanoes
and beaches!

Lanzarote offers a stark contrast to Tenerife. The island is known for its famous black pebble beaches and striking volcanic landscapes. The climax of this perfect cocktail comes in the Timanfaya National Park, where the lunar backdrops are sublimated, on the horizon, by the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean. Better still, the island is also aimed at lovers of art and wine: the César Manrique Museum of Contemporary Art or the vineyard at La Geria will delight connoisseurs.

There are direct flights Lyon - Lanzarote of just three and a half hours from Lyon. Fly to the sun from Lyon to find a delicious mix between arid landscapes and very extensive beaches. 

Flight Lyon Lanzarote

3. Fuerteventura,
mecca for board sports!

Fuerteventura has a major asset: this is where you find the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands. Golden sand, black pebbles, small coves, lovers of scenery and idleness will find it hard to find better. By car, many winding roads run along the high cliffs facing the Atlantic. Thanks to the strong wind, Fuerteventura is also the ideal spot for lovers of board sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing.

This 3 hours and 40 minutes direct flight from Lyon opens this door to this island where the key words are relaxation, board sports and dream beaches.

Flight Lyon Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura, Canaries
Gran Canaria, Canaries

4. Gran Canaria,
in the heart of
natural divesity!

Gran Canaria, or Grande Canarie in French, is the perfect alternative between magnificent landscapes and activities of all kinds. A bit in the spirit of Tenerife - less partying and crowded - this island offers a beautiful natural diversity. The dunes of Maspalomas are a curiosity not to be missed. Between charming hotels and large beachfront complexes, the island is perfect for hassle-free stays. There are also Centuries-old castles and archaeological sites to be discovered.

It takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes to reach Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by flight from Lyon. Lyon-Las Palmas flights are operated regularly, to offer the chance of a total change of scenery from the capital of the Rhône.

Flight Lyon Las Palmas

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Follow our storyguide to find the best activities on site!

La Palma, Canaries

Not yet convinced by one of the islands presented above? 

You have a choice of three other alternatives. La Palma for lovers of hiking and extreme sports; El Hierro and its scuba diving spots; or La Gomera and its many hikes.

Thanks to our direct flights from Lyon to the Canary Islands, these three islands
are easily accessible via fast connections.

La Palma, Canaries

From Lyon, embark on a journey to discover the Canary Islands!

easyJet, Volotea and Transavia offer direct flights from Lyon to the Canary Islands, whether you choose Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or Fuerteventura airport.