Things to do in Canary Island Paradise
Cable Up Mount Teide
Located in Teide National Park, Mount Teide dominates Tenerife’s skyline and can be seen from all over the island. It’s also Spain’s highest peak and its crater has an immense diameter. During winter, although its peak is tipped with snow and Mount Teide may be cool, the weather is warm enough for sunbathers to enjoy the soft sands at Playa Fañabé, Playa del Duque and any number of spotless beaches. A popular day-trip is to take the Teleférico cable car and alight just below the summit to enjoy panoramic views of surrounding Canary Island Pine forests.
Maspalomas Sand Dunes, Gran Canaria
The sand and dunes of Maspalomas cover the southern tip of Gran Canaria and also lie on the southern-most tip of Europe. Stretching through Playa Meloneras to Play del Ingles and backed by the excellent Maspalomas Golf Course, there are sunbeds and parasols for hire and lifeguards patrol the beach to ensure your safety, plus a couple of bars provide the sale of those all-important sunset refreshments.
Windsurfing in Fuerteventura
World Championship events are held every year in Sotavento to the south of Fuerteventura. However, in Costa Calma (as the name suggests), there are calmer conditions for beginners to try their hand at this exhilarating sport. Corralejo also offers diverse conditions including regular trade winds that are great for honing your skills, but remember to always keep safety first when going out on the water.
Steam Geysers in Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
Made up entirely of volcanic soil, this national park has not seen a volcanic eruption for a long time but activity has gone underground in the form of steam geysers, which are incredible to see. With ground temperatures ranging between 400 to 600 degrees just metres below ground, it’s best to take guided tours along demarcated footpaths.
Family Fun in Siam Park, Tenerife
This water park provides a whole new dimension to leisure activities in the Canary Islands. Located in Adeje to the south of the island, Siam promotes itself as the “most exciting water park in Europe”, with exciting rides like the Tower of Power, The Dragon and the Mekong Rapids, walkways with sea lion and koi carp exhibits, a wave pool and excellent restaurants that cater to all ages.
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