If you are coming to the Canary Islands, you’ll need things to do that’ll keep everyone happy. Fortunately, this cluster of islands has more than enough to keep you busy, from water parks and family-friendly attractions to real-life volcanoes, eco-parks and water-sports.
No matter where you are staying, you’ll never be too far from a water park or two. The big one is Siam Water park, but look out for other smaller options such as the quirky Sioux City Gran Canaria, Aqualand Maspalomas, and for older kids who love their shoot-em-up games, Hangar 37 Airsoft theme park on Gran Canaria.
If you want to go ocean-hopping then you’ve got so many different ways to get around, from hiring a yacht to organised boat trips that include stop-offs for a spot of snorkelling along the way. Some operators offer whale and dolphin watching trips, but make sure you pick ethical tours that don’t get too close to the animals in their natural environment.
The Canaries have some unique landscapes that are unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else. Book yourself on a tour of the volcanic lava fields.
There’s plenty of sports available on the islands, but keep a look out for more local events, such as Lucha Canaria, a variation on wrestling that can get quite brutal at times; alternatively Salto del Pastor or ‘Shepherd’s Leap’ where practitioners demonstrate their agility by leaping across rocky terrain and crevices.
Tenerife and Gran Canaria in particular have some superb courses if you’re a fan of the nine-iron. Look out for the magnificent Real Las Palmas, which is also Spain’s oldest golf club, or discover our golf villas.
Spain is well know for the amazing food, and the Canary Islands are not an exception. If you want to go out and discover their gastronomy, check out our villas close to restaurants so you don't have to move around much.