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Where's Hot for the October Half Term


LONDON, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

It may be October, and it may be getting closer to winter, but that's no reason not to enjoy the sun on your next holiday.

With half term coming up, now is an ideal opportunity to get one last holiday in the sun before winter properly kicks in. Things might have cooled off here, but there is still plenty of sun, sea and sand waiting closer to the equator. The Canary Islands, for example, always prove a popular choice. With so much variation and options, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Here are some of the best Canary Island holidays to tempt you as the winter draws in.

Popular Family Locations

This time of year offers a very unique opportunity for those who like a little bit more peace and quiet on break. The weather on the islands is still highly enjoyable, despite it being October, but the large crowds which flock to the destination in the summer have started to disappear. So, if you've ever wanted to experience a holiday Gran Canaria style, but always been worried about it being too busy and bustling, this is the perfect chance to visit. This island has plenty to see and do all year around, from the rich culture and picturesque villages inland, to the various beaches; there is a lot to keep both adults and families entertained.

Likewise, if you're after something more secluded and relaxing, there are plenty of cheap Lanzarote holidays to be had. Whilst there is plenty to see and do in the towns and resorts, Lanzarote is one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, so you'll definitely want to take a stroll or hire a car or bike and have a look at the exotic natural scenery.

Affordable Options

The busy summer period is over, which means that the holiday season is slowly coming to an end. This is the ideal position for any prospective bargain hunter.

So if you've ever wanted to visit the Canary Islands but have previously thought it is out of your price range, now is the chance to grab cheap holidays to Fuerteventura and experience it for yourself.

With a reduced tourism crowd, you'll also have more of the island to yourself. So, whether you want to simply relax in the sun and soak in some culture, or you want to go somewhere more lively such as Tenerife, you really are spoilt for choice this half term.

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