The Canary Islands is the place with the best climate in the world for enjoying exceptional holidays any time of the year. Its seven unique islands are perfect for disconnecting from your daily routine, recharging your batteries and returning home feeling physically and mentally refreshed. The beaches, volcanic landscapes, the possibility of choosing from all sorts of outdoor activities, as well as a wide range of quality accommodation and leisure activities mean that the majority of visitors repeat the experience more than once.
Thanks to a wide range of leisure and entertainment services for visitors, the Canary Islands offer fun places where you can enjoy an unforgettable day in one of the zoos, water parks or amusement parks. Climb into a submarine or hire a pedalo to ride the waves and, along with that, watch dolphins and whales swimming freely. You can also choose to ride a camel or a horse or visit a museum and some of the Islands’ archaeological sites. Shopping in its streets and modern shopping centres, attending a show, going out to dinner to enjoy the cuisine followed by a drink on a trendy terrace or relaxing in one of the spas and wellness centres are some of the multiple possibilities on offer.
In addition to the archipelago’s attractive and singular beaches, the seven islands feature an extensive offering of leisure centres designed for endless family activities: aquariums and botanic gardens and the best theme parks are just some of the quality seals that distinguish the Canary Islands for their focus on entertainment that is recreational and educational at the same time. The Canary Islands also offer a range of cultural options to explore, including the monumental site at San Cristobal de La Laguna, which has been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO, and the work of Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote. Thanks to stable and mild temperatures, the sun usually shines any time of the year.
CANARY ISLANDS BY DAY – With premium-quality facilities, the Islands’ amusement parks are among the best in Europe. All the parks boast modern and safe rides and are carefully supervised by a large and professional team of lifeguards. They include Siam Park on Tenerife, known internationally as the best theme park in the world. Aquapark Costa Teguise on Lanzarote, Acua Water Park on Fuerteventura and Sioux City and Holiday World on Gran Canaria are the most popular and thoroughly enjoyed by families.
The amazing orca and dolphin shows at the Canary Island water parks are especially popular with young children, who are also fascinated by the hundreds of vertebrates and invertebrates that coexist in the archipelago’s zoos, integrated in natural environments and looked after with great dedication and care. In fact, the Canary Islands is home to the largest display of parrots in the world. Tenerife’s Loro Parque, La Palma’s Maroparque, Aquarium Lanzarote and Oasis Park Fuerteventura are the most popular.
The capital cities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife stage the most striking carnivals that every year attract huge numbers of visitors, such as the Gala events where they choose the Carnival Queen and the Drag Queen, the pageants, the mass outdoor parties and the competitions of murgas (street bands) and comparas (carnival troupes). Across the length and breadth of the archipelago we find examples of these festivals, in some cases notable for their unique features, such as the Indianos in Santa Cruz de La Palma or Los Carneros (Rams) of Tigaday in La Frontera, where young people dress up in furs and ram horns. Other examples include competitions of crazily fast earth-bound and air bound vehicles.