Over four million Brits prefer to celebrate Christmas abroad. Some of them choose snowy ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees, but many are looking to add a little sunshine to the last week of the year. And one of the favourite options is the Canary Islands. With its year round spring climate and spectacular beaches along a total of over 1,500 kilometres of coastline, this volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa has long been popular as a holiday destination. For visitors to the Canary Islands, sun and sand are pretty much a given, but there's more to do than just laze on the beach: whitewashed churches, lighthouses, sports and adventure activities, unusual rock formations, unique flora, and Spain's highest mountain are just some of the attractions.
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