For travelers who want an experience that’s unique and off the normal tourist track, head near North Africa to the Canary Islands. Here is the chance to experience a true paradise: seven islands which absolutely teem with rich culture and lively atmosphere. They are actually an archipelago of Spain so they retain the Spanish culture, in a different location filled with gorgeous beaches, lush jungle and bumping nightlife. It’s easy to book your holiday here for cheap, so what are you waiting for? You could be gearing up to do these awesome things in the Canaries!

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Hit the beaches

Obviously when you’re on the Canary Islands, you must spend ample time on the gorgeous beaches here. There are great conditions for windsurfing if you are interested in trying this adventurous sport. Surfers will also be pleased with the great waves here. Finally, if you are really into just chilling on the beach, that is an option as well!

Ride horses

If the idea of exploring all day by foot is exhausting, try checking out the gorgeous landscapes from the back of a rugged horse. You can sign up for one or two-hour treks through the mountains and valleys, or even right on the beach. If you’re feeling super into it, sign up for a half day or even full day to really immerse in the experience.

Play around in water parks

Whether you’re traveling with kids or not, a day at the water park is a great way to channel your inner child. Tenerife has got some world-class parks in the south of the island, elaborately themed and filled with great attractions for an unforgettable day. You’ll find Siam Park with a Thai theme, and a dolphin show over at Aqualand.

Check out Santa Cruz

When you’re ready to experience some city vibe, head to the capital city of Tenerife. Santa Cruz is a great city if you love shopping, entertainment and nightlife, along with world-class dining. There’s even tax-free shopping here so bring your credit cards! You can shop and eat right along the seaside and enjoy the buzzing nightlife when the sun goes down.

Go Out on Veronica’s Strip

But Santa Cruz isn’t even the nightlife capital of the Canaries… this would be Veronica’s Strip. This area on Playa de la Americas, is lined with bars, discos and pubs to suit any and all tastes. Whatever kind of music or scene you’re looking for, you’ll find it here and the chance to stay out all night enjoying the nightlife.

 

Top Activities on the Canary Islands