The Canary Islands hold their position as a popular winter destination. Gran Canaria is at the top of the booking figures, with Tenerife coming a good fourth. Tenerife is the Flash editor’s first choice amongst the Canaries, mainly owing to Teide, which rises up over the Atlantic like a 3,718 metre exclamation mark. Teide is the world’s third highest volcano, with a cable car going almost all the way to the top. You need special permission to go to the very top. If you’re planning on making a trip up, avoid weekends and make sure to get there early before the queues get too long.