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Which island to recommend for early March?

My husband and I are looking to take a break for a week early March. We would love to go somewhere warm and not too far away from Europe so we're considering the Canary Islands and Madeira.

Would you guys know which (part of the) island would be best to visit, in terms of climate, surroundings etc? And could you recommend any specific accommodation?

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  • claus andersen

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    The Canary Islands and Madeira have a very similar climate with warm weather.

    Madeira has a little more rain and is also greener because of this but it's hardly something that will ruin your holiday as it's usually not that much rain.


    The main Canary Islands like Gran Canaria and Tenerife are very touristy and have lot's of facilities, but also lot's of tourists.


    Madeira is a tourist island too, but it's a lot more stylish there and more a place for couples who can live without a sandy beach or people who like nature and outdoor lifestyle as the island has some seriously nice mountain scenery.


    If you are looking in to a non touristy Canary Island then i would recommend La Gomera which is still fairly untouched by mass tourism.

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      Claus thanks for your reply! Are temperatures nice on Madeira early March? And which part of Madeira would you specifically recommend? · (0 likelikes)

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    South Tenerife , in Playa de las Americas or Los Cristianos . I have lived there for 2 years, the weather is warm all year long. In March you can swim from 11am to 4pm (the warmest hours) then comes a little breeze that can be kind of chilly but you can't complain! South Tenerife is the warmest place in winter in Europe.

    Visit my Travel Blog for more travel tips!

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    Madeira has sustained quite heavy damage over the past years due to recurring floods, cyclones and wild fires. A lot of levada walking paths have been damaged so I'm not sure if all is back to normal. If you're planning to stay around the hotel and explore the city you should be fine, but if you're more into nature and wildlife, then you may be disappointed.

    I would also greatly recommend Fuerteventura as it is not as overcrowded as other Canarian islands. Here the north is dominated by English and the south by Germans. When I was there I chose small and quiet Costa Calma - very nice park with palms, huge golden beaches and not many people around, it was just awesome.

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    Madeira is nice all year round. Although it is a small island you almost always have sun and warm weather somewhere.

    The nature is fantastic as 2/3 of the island are Natural Park and you can discover the beauty of Laurisilva forest and the levadas.

    It is a calm and relaxing destination with several outdoor activities (hicking, cycling, horse riding at Quinta do Riacho, whale watching, ...).

    People is very friendly, hotels and restaurants have a good value for money. I'm sure you'll love it.Quinta do Riacho


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    We really enjoyed Tenerife. so much to see and do there. we spent only a week but we were able to enjoy most of the island. the southern part is alot of tourists from England, so lots of English spoken there (with Spanish of course). The northern part is frequented by Germans, so German is the 2nd language there. less English.

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    You should head for the south coast of Madeira where the weather is more stable and the temperature there should be around 20-24 degrees celcius in march.

    95% of the hotels on the island are located there for the same reason.

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    All of them are great but really different between them, like Fuerteventura's endless beaches, Lanzarote lava landscapes, La Palma's green forest, or Gran Canaria and Tenerife main city administrative islands.

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    Hello! If you are looking for the best weather in Tenerife it would be nice if you go to Costa Adeje. There´s plenty of hotels of different levels and some apart-hotels as well. As well I would recommend you rent a car for at least a couple of days so that you can visit La Orotava, La Laguna and Masca for example to enjoy some historical places in the island.

    Lanzarote is a very beautiful island as well, it´s smaller then Tenerife and 1 week is enough time to explore it, if you look for a beautiful site take a look at Puerto Rubicon.

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