Retreats in Canary Islands
Famous for their near-perfect temperatures all year round, The Canary Islands are in the Atlantic Ocean, and though they’re part of Spain, they’re nearer to the coast of Africa. With their fragrant pine forests, looming volcanoes, secret coves and Sahara-style dunes, they wear many hats and have a lot within their varied landcsape to offer their visitors.The retreats we’ve reviewed in the Canary Islands are based on stunning La Gomera and Fuerteventura, the second largest in the archipelago. Imagine hiking the footpaths that criss-cross the islands or tackling challenging mountain treks. You might choose to go diving or snorkelling in waters that are home to 350 species of fish, or go horse-riding, kayaking or paddle-boarding. On La Gomera there’s a reputable yoga retreat in an old style finca farmhouse right on the edge of the ocean. Combine daily yoga and meditation with delicious veggie meals, rainforest hikes and lots of downtime. Meanwhile, on Fuerteventura, there’s a choice of two venues. Opt for a mix of expertly-taught yoga, Pilates, meditation and nutrition classes in the volcanic hills of Villaverde or go for a fun beach holiday mixed with yoga, Pilates and watersports in Corralejo.