Canary Islands

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No wonder a Canary Islands tourism boom has occured this year. The Canary Islands are the place with the best climate for enjoying an amazing and unique holiday at any time of the year. Seven very different and beautiful islands, ideal for disconnecting from the humdrum routine of home and recharging your batteries. After your holidays here you will return home with a revitalised body and mind. The Canary Islands beaches, their volcanic nature, their lively and hospitable lifestyle and the chance to choose from all kinds of open air activities. All together with a wide range of accommodation and leisure activities make most visitors want to return again and again.

The Islands tourism boom started early in the year with some 6.2 million foreign visitors landing on Spain’s shores in January and February, up 11.8 percent on the same period in 2013 the tourism ministry figures show. The Canary Islands were the big winners with nearly one in every three tourists heading to the archipelago off the coast of Africa for their holidays in the sun.

As a result demand for second residences and investment properties in the sunshine has been strong this year amongst Northern Europeans. With prices low and occupancy rates high it’s also been an excellent year for investors in Gran Canaria. The Spanish government has done a great job to boost demand by passing a law that grants non-EU citizens who spend more than €500,000 on property and investments an automatic right to reside in the country. Take a look at these fantastic investment opportunities.

As for 2014 it may be an historic opportunity to buy property in Gran Canaria. Interest rates and property prices are still low and tourism is set to continue booming through the winter.

In addition, arrivals at Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport were up nearly a quarter in the first two months of the year, after 2013 in which the island saw its best tourist figures in over a decade. January and February saw a total of 321,191 foreign tourists visit Lanzarote, with the British accounting for almost half of all arrivals. Fancy something a little different to invest in, then take a look at this tourism submarine business for sale, like the Canary Islands it too has seen a bumper 2014.

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