A few reasons for not choosing the Canaries.
– They are not in the EU (Even though they are Spanish territories). This causes additional costs and hassle.
– Further away. A four hour flight rather than two hours. Also my thinking is that I´ll take a few days to drive down to the CDS in Autumn and back to NL in Spring.
– You are pretty well restricted to small areas.from the CDS you can easily reach places such as Granada, Cadiz and Seville not to mention many very pleasant smaller towns.