5 Things to Do on the Canary Islands

Near the coast of Northern Africa lie seven islands abundant with culture and life: the Canary islands. An archipelago of Spain, these islands offer a travel destination with spectacular beaches, lush forests, vibrant nightlife and a spectacular and diverse landscape. They’re part of the special Monarch holidays 2014, so don’t miss a cheap plane ticket and the chance to explore this fascinating part of the world. Here are 5 things to do there:

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Splash in the Water Parks

On the island of Tenerife, you’ll find great water parks in the southern part of the island. Siam Park is a Thai-themed park with tons of water slides, and Aqualand has got all the thrilling water park attractions and a dolphin show. With all the sunshine here, you’ll be dying to cool off in these awesome parks that are great for kids if you have them traveling with you!

Go Horseback Riding

What better way to take in the lush scenery than from horseback? Take a one or two-hour trek through the exquisite valleys and along the beaches. Or you can even do half or full-day treks to really get a full experience. It’s a great activity for both kids and adults as well; just don’t be afraid to get a little dusty!

Explore Santa Cruz on Tenerife

Experience the vibrant capital city of Tenerife, the largest island of the Canaries. Santa Cruz has plenty of cultural and entertainment options to keep your vacation exciting. It’s well known for its tax-free shopping so hit the great shops lining the seaside so you can browse the retail while enjoying the beach views.

Go Out on Veronica’s Strip in Playa de las Americas

Want to check out the nightlife capital of the Canary Islands? This is it. The Strip is lined with all kinds of bars, pubs and discos so any kind of going-out taste is covered! Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s house music or a relaxed hippie bar, you’ll find it here on Veronica’s Strip.

Enjoy Water Sports

The islands offer great windsurfing conditions along some of their coastlines so give this exciting sport a try. A great area to hit the surf is the souther coast of Tenerife. There are also about 30 major diving spots along the coasts for scuba divers to explore the clear, warm waters here. What an unforgettable experience to take in the sea life in the beautiful aquamarine sea!