The Canary Islands of Spain including Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote are a mix of otherworldly landscapes and beachside leisure. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to the Canary Islands so you can make the most of this sun-kissed archipelago.
Customs: Due to Spain’s place within the EU, travel between other EU countries and the Canary Islands is simple. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds.
Price: One way shipping from £84.99!
Shipping times: 10 working days.
Flights: Flights to the Canary Islands usually take about four hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to the Canary Islands. Major gateways include Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, and Lanzarote.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports are not required to have a visa to travel to the Canary Islands. For stays over 90 days visas are required.
Time difference: Western European Summer Time, GMT+1.
Packing for the Canary Islands
The seven islands of the Canaries enjoy a Mediterranean climate all year round. The summers are extremely dry with subtropical temperatures staying in the high 20s°C but winds from the Gulf Stream offer a cooling influence on the heat. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms covered. Remember your swimming gear if you’re beach-bound, and check whether your accommodation provides beach towels – you may need to bring your own. Be prepared for rainfall in some regions too, particularly in the north of Lanzarote.
Last but not least, you might want to bring some sports gear to enjoy the surfing lifestyle. If you’re a keen surfer, shipping luggage to Fuerteventura will help you ride the island’s world-famous waves on your own board.
Ship your bike to the Canary Islands
With a volcanic landscape and little traffic, Lanzarote is the perfect island to explore by bike. The route from the south coast up to the Mirador del Rio lookout through the La Corona natural park is a challenging but rewarding ride. As for mountain biking, the moonscape of Gran Canaria is ideal for trialists of all levels. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to the Canary Islands at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to ride these superb trails on your own wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands have many golf courses. On Gran Canaria, El Cortijo in the east and Maspalomas in the south are two superb clubs. On Tenerife, Las Americas, found within one of Spain’s largest tourist resorts, and Del Sur overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, are similarly scenic. There are also four courses on Fuerteventura, two on Lanzarote, and one course on La Gomera. Let Luggage Mule ship your golf kit to the Canary Islands at reasonable rates and enjoy these courses with your own clubs.
What to ship home from the Canary Islands
There are plenty of authentic items to buy during your trip to the Canary Islands. Traditional Canarian knives known as ‘nifes’, Gran Canaria’s pottery, which is made from volcanic ash, and hand rolled cigars from La Palma, known as Palmeros, are a rival to Cubans. Electronics are also cheaper on the Canaries as taxes are lower than the rest of Europe and prices tend to reflect this. Whatever you decide to buy, Luggage Mule’s 30kg allowance, makes our shipping service perfect for multiple buys delivered safe and sound to your door.