Canary Island property guide
Each of the Canary Islands has something different to offer. They all have great year round weather with a special feel to each one. They all have great beaches and a safe environment. A quick overview would be:
The smaller islands to the west of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro are the least developed, quietest and verdants.
Tenerife probably receives the highest tourist numbers. The sunnier south west coast has lots going on.
Gran Canaria is a close second in tourist numbers.
Fuerteventura is very German in the south west and English in the North East. After the smaller islands in the West this is the least developed but very up and coming.
Lanzarote has strict building controls so no high rise. To find out more about each island click their names above.
The weather in the Canary Islands has been widely proclaimed as the very best in Europe and maybe the world. Where else could you find a country in which most houses need neither heating nor air conditioning sytetms? The cooling summer breezes subside in Winter to keep the climate warm and temperate.
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The Canary island property magazine
The Summer 2012 issue 72 of Freedom4sale property magazine is out now. There are sections that cover each island. Property news, hot properties, articles and a selection of houses on sale.. There are 40 pages of full colour property articles, features and adverts from Canary island estate agents. Order or download your copy now.
Canarian property market in Summer 2012
Pundits are saying that the market has now bottomed. With a cash injection from the European bank imenent faith in banking and property should soon start to rise. Banks will have more free cash to put into mortgages. It is thought that once prices start to rise confidence will return and this in itself will further boost things.
The Canaries are made up of a total of ten islands but 95% of property sales take place on the four main islands on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.
The Canary Island in total receive of nine million tourist visits per year. 3.3 million tourists are from the UK and 2.5 million from Germany.
The Tenerife property for sale market is the largest of all the Canaries. Tenerife receives the most tourists.
Lanzarote is the most Northerly of the main Canary Islands. The famous artist 'Cesar Manrique' changed the island dramatically adding an artistic flavour. Cesar's infuence also changed the islands perception towards tourism and associatted developments. Decisions were made to protect the culture and architectural integrity. High rise buildings were banned and only tasteful construcion allowed. Main tourist destinations are Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. Most of the island still shines of authentic culture and unspoilt vistas. Property for sale in Lanzarote is very well priced and tourism is returning.
Canary Island tourism surge
Recent statistics show almost three quarters of a million visitors to the Islands, of which over two thirds were from foreign markets.
The significant drop in holidaymakers from the Spanish peninsula has been more than made up by the recovery of the British and German market.
The number of foreign visitors is up by 15.9 per cent on last year’s figures and the Canaries were the most popular choice for foreign visitors in Spain. So far this year the Islands have attracted 4,144,323 international tourists.
Automatic landing system in La Gomera
Air traffic control have implemented an automatic landing guidance system for La Gomera. The new system is said to be no more or less safe than the current human air traffic system. The advantage is that is will save in the region of 600,000 euros in flight controller wages.
La Gomera will be the first airport in Spain to use this new system. Other airports are expected to follow closely behind.
Read this useful article which illustrates the differences in how property sizes are measured in the UK and Spain. Get to know the terminology used and how and where to apply it. A misunderstanding is property sizes can be very misleading when it comes to working out the value of that house. read more...
Estate agents in Playa Blanca are smiling these days as all reports point to a great start to 2010. It could be post Christmas blues or post recession confidence returning but British buyers are coming back and grabbing the bargains.