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The decision to go on a vacation is a difficult one considering the fact that you will have to spend your hard earned money except a company is paying your bills or your parents are rich enough to pay your vacation bills. But then the real problem is not the decision making, but actually choosing the destination.

Choosing the perfect destination for your vacation ought not be a problem. Is it not just to relax, have a feel of culture and history, stay in a quiet place or enjoy the buzz and booze somewhere far from home or get to a place with wonderful weather?

Well, getting to choose a vacation site is more than that. People tend to look at different things in picking where to go. Some look out for the cost of the entire journey, the distance, some even check the attractions offered in the destination city.

This article is comparing two major vacation destinations, Lanzerote island and Tenerife Island. Both are part of the canary islands off the coast of West Africa and are administered by the Spanish government.These two islands are similar in what they offer and even cost, but then this article will help you pick which one to visit between these two major islands.


This is the largest of all the canary islands and it is even the most popular of all. It is an island for couples and those with family. It has traditional beaches coupled with charming social life. It is more of a volcanic island and has rugged landscapes. On the North of Tenerife is the  Spanish Puerto de la Cruz with its black sand beach. Further down the coast is the Puerto de Santiago, a resort with its calm and tranquility. Tenerife also offers  Traditional tapas bars  and blue beaches in Costa Adeje. Los Gigantes offers the best black beach in Tenerife and it  is here the black sand sits well just beside the turquoise sea water. The blonde beach is west of the island, at El Duque The culture here is to explore the island on foot. The El Teide National Park will give you a picture perfect view of Spain from the highest point in all of the country. 

More attractions in Tenerife include:

  • Carnaval Santa Cruz
  • La Caleta fishing village
  • Los Gigantes Cliffs
  • Punta de Teno Peninsula
  • Masca Hilltop Village and Trek
  • Hiking in the Anaga Mountains
  • Drago Milenario Tree
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • Loro Parque Zoo
  • Siam Park
  • Garachico and Bajamar Natural Swimming Pools
  • San Cristóbal de la Laguna

. You can click here to see more tourist attractions in Tenerife


Lanzarote is the best place to go if you are a couple or have a family. This is because Lanzarote has something for different kinds of people that visit. You will enjoy exciting attractions, Canarian eateries, water sports and even sunny beaches. Life here is like the life you have in a dream. You and your family or couple will never want to miss the Aquapark Costa Teguise. It is like a normal water park, but with but with paintballing, go-Karting, and zip wires. If you happen to be there during the traditional cannarian Carnival in Puerto del Carmen, you will experience three days of fancy dressing, fun, music and celebrations and lots of entertainment. Aside from the carnival, Puerto del Carmen offers Playa Grande with showers, lounging,  and lifeguards. You can also visit the wide spread golden sand in Costa Teguise’s Playa Cucharas.The waters here are calm and are perfect for family chill out as well.

Other attractions are:

  • Jameos del Agua caves
  • Timanfaya National Park
  • Famara surfing
  • Jardín de Cactus
  • Haría
  • Natural swimming pools
  • Tequise
  • El Golfo
  • Marina Rubicon
  • Arrieta

You have explored both of the vacation sites theoretically, so which one will you visit, Lanzerote or Tenerife? The choice is yours because now you know what both offer and you can pick one this year and save the other for the next vacation. Check out unbiased Comparison of  Tenerife or Lanzerote

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