As everyone knows, the Canary Islands are among the most popular destinations in Europe. And whatever the season. It must be said that no matter which Canary Island you go to, you will not be bored. Each of the islands is home to a multitude of activities as varied as they are interesting. Sporting, cultural, gourmet, or thrilling activities. Here are 5 activities to do in the Canary Islands.
Sailing off the Canary Islands
With its 7 islands, the Canaries can also be discovered by sailboat. Whether it is for a day or over several days or even weeks, it is possible to rent a sailboat. The adventure is waiting for you. The sailboat rental is done via the Click&Boat site, which offers more than 40,000 private and professional boats for rent at the best price around the world.
With or without a skipper, with or without a crew, the choice is yours. In addition to sailboats, the site also offers motorboats, catamarans, barges, and even yachts for hire. Enough to make your holidays in the Canary Islands unforgettable.
Activities to do in the Canary Islands: watch dolphins and whales
From the main Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma), it is possible to observe dolphins (tropical whales) and whales. More than 20 species of whales can be observed off the Canary Islands: sperm whale, blue whale, pilot whale, or the rarer humpback whale and beaked whale.
With a very high percentage of sightings (almost 80% of the days of the year), the Canary Islands attract many travelers curious to observe these wonders. But that’s no reason to go to sea with any agency and in any way. Favor small boats that respect safety distances with cetaceans, speed on the water, and safety standards.
The best spots for whale watching in the Canary Islands are the South Coast of Tenerife (Los Gigantes, Los Cristianos, and Puerto Colón), the South Coast of Gran Canaria, and the Costa de Tazacorte in La Palma.
Finally, to put the odds on your side, I advise you to favor the months of May, June, and July. This is the ideal time to observe whales in the Canary Islands. The waters are calmer and the fish more numerous.
Thrills at Europe’s largest water amusement park
Located in Tenerife, Siam Park is a Thai-inspired water park. The largest water amusement park in Europe, it is home to impressive attractions such as the Tower of Power: a 45-meter slide followed by a tunnel passing under an aquarium containing sharks.
Without forgetting, the Vulcano, Dragon, or Kinnaree. With its twenty attractions, it is possible to spend the whole day in the park. Siam Park is aimed at families with children as well as adults. Don’t miss the huge Siam Beach with its artificial wave sessions. Ticket from €26 per person.
Siam Park is located in the Playa de las Américas district of Tenerife. A tourist district that is home to many beaches, golf courses, shopping centers, Montaña Chayofita to take a little height, or the original Magma Art & Congress Museum.
Activities to do in the Canary Islands: star gazing
The Canaries are not only home to land and water treasures, but they also offer some of the best stargazing spots in the world. This region is renowned for being a world-class Astro-tourist destination, thanks to the clouds that remain at low altitudes.
The summits of the Canary Islands are thus clear and allow you to observe one of the clearest skies in Europe, and this, at any time of the year. Moreover, the skies of the Canary Islands are protected by the Law for the Protection of the Astronomical Quality of Observatories which controls light pollution and regulates air corridors.
The best places in the Canary Islands for stargazing are the Gregor Telescope, Montaña de Guajara, and the El Palmar viewpoint in Tenerife. The Roque des Muchachos Observatory, the Mirador de Llano del Jable, and the Volcán de San Antonio in La Palma. The viewpoint of Morro Velosa in Fuerteventura. Finally, the lighthouse of Orchilla in El Hierro.
Finally, hike on the high peaks of the Canary Islands
Just because you’re on an island doesn’t mean you can’t go hiking. And even to climb high peaks. To do this, head to the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, and Gomera. In the Canary Islands, there are hikes for all levels.
Whether it is the volcanic character of Tenerife and its emblematic Teide, the luxuriant vegetation of La Gomera, the volcanic massifs, the lagoons, and the immense lava flows of Lanzarote. Without forgetting the route of the volcanoes of La Palma and the many natural parks on the different islands.
The diversity of landscapes on each of the islands offers hikes, each more beautiful than the next. And you, what activities did you do during your trip to the Canary Islands?