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Things To Do In CANARY ISLANDS

The variety of things to do in Canary Islands has attracted travelers for decades. The islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, only 100 km west of Morocco and are one of the lushest regions of Spain. While a part of the country, the Spanish government recognized the islands as one of the regions with special consideration of historical nationality thus protecting their traditions and culture. The archipelago comprises seven main islands as well as multiple smaller islets. The most prominent islands include Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro. Historically, these islands served as a bridge between three continents: Europe, America, and Africa. The nearly-perfect year-round climate makes the Canarias an attractive destination any time of the year. 
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Las Palmas is the capital city of the Gran Canaria island. Located in the northeastern part of the island, it radiates with an eclectic mix of cultures. Here, Spanish, African, Chinese, and Indian influences mix with container-ship crews and the flotsam and jetsam typical for port towns. In other words, you won’t be short on things to do in Las Palmas.

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When in Tenerife, don't miss out on the island’s bustling capital, Santa Cruz, as you hurry to its divine beaches. This busy, rather good-looking city is a unique concoction of quirky yet sophisticated shops, colorful buildings, intriguing museums and tropical concerts of chirping birds and purling fountains. Santa Cruz provides an excellent selection of perks.

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La Laguna is the second largest city on the island of Tenerife. Its historical city center is a jewel riddled with charming narrow streets lined by ancient mansions, friendly bars, and small local shops free of the reign of giant consumer chains. It's a place to relax, explore, as well as indulge in the sun, gastronomy and dynamic nightlife!

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Made up of 7 islands, the largest of which is Tenerife, this region boasts the best climate in the world. There is no need to worry about what to do in the Canary Islands when it’s rainy as the monthly rainfall average is around three days. The Islands redefine shorts and shirt weather and are a natural alternative to getting Vitamin D!

Beyond the all-inclusive hotel-resorts, the Canary Islands offers a whole world of untouched, natural wonder. From mountains to volcanoes, to green forests and deserts the Canary Islands are an outdoor playground. It’s one of the few places in the world where the rich diversity of dramatic landscapes is located so tightly together. 

Every year, in the months following Christmas the Canary Islands, like a tinderbox of Crayola paints, explodes into a world of color. The Canary Islands Carnival, which is second in size to that of Rio de Janeiro, dates as far back as the 15th century. Celebrations occur throughout the Islands anywhere between January and April. 


Things to do in CANARY ISLANDS



You can choose to admire the subtropical flora in the national park of La Gomera, wander across the pine forests in the mountainous Gran Canaria, or marvel at the temperamental waterfalls of La Palma. To keep things interesting, you can contrast the extraordinary greenery by visiting Tenerife’s barren flatlands El Teide, or the colorful lava fields in Lanzarote.    

The archipelago has something to offer to all types of travelers. Those hungry for activity and adrenaline can indulge in an array of outdoor activities. You can hike across the numerous signposted footpaths that range from leisurely walks to steep mountain treks, go scuba diving or compete with nature by kitesurfing, windsurfing or surfing. If you want to take it slower, there is a selection of boat rides, golf resorts, horse or camel rides at your fingertips. Plus, relaxation seekers can indulge in the peace of golden beaches or get pampered in a local spa center.

All in all, it’s hard to run out of exciting things to do in Canary Islands- Even those in search of culture and history won’t be left empty-handed. The islands offer a plethora of art and architecture to admire including surrealist paintings of the acclaimed Óscar Domínguez or abstract sculptures of Martín Chirino and César Manrique. Peek below to explore more exciting activities and experiences.

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