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What to do in the Canary Islands in July?

The month of July is perfect for making the most of the mild climate of the Canary Islands and escaping the high temperatures of summer. All without forfeiting the hours of light available for discovering the wonderful nature of the islands, experiencing the local culture, playing sports, finding the perfect beach or visiting little villages steeped in charm and tradition.

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One of the classic holiday dilemmas comes up during the month of July in the Canary Islands: beach or mountain? Whether to use the long hours of sunlight to wander through nature and discover the beautiful scenery the islands offer, or enjoy the sun, sand and sea on one of the countless beaches, either in towns with all kinds of services, or in remote coves where you can disconnect from the rest of the world. A great dilemma with a great solution: do it all.

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In the month of July, the island of La Graciosa, the smallest and easternmost of the Canary Islands, celebrates the fiestas in honour of the patron saint of the sea with an emotive sea procession in which all of the local people invest body and soul. An event just as eagerly awaited as the one in Puerto de la Cruz, the town in Tenerife where this festival is celebrated so intensely that it attracts thousands of people from different places on the archipelago every year. Religious fervour and a seafaring tone in a multitudinous, colourful and joyous embarkation.

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This is the season when the trade winds - much appreciated by sailors and water sports’ enthusiasts - are constant and gentle, with perfect thrust. Amateurs and professionals can enjoy the waves with sail or kite, as numerous prominent windsurfing and kitesurfing competitions are held on the islands at this time of year.