10 Best Things To Do In Canary Islands

Canary Islands are land of active volcanoes and number of islands and white sand beaches. You can find number of National parks which protects the nature well and UNESCO heritage site that shows the significance of this region. These are the Spain?s most popular islands and this is a historical place where the Spanish war started from here. And many of the Hollywood movies were taken from here because of its beauty. The must visit locations are:

1. Teide National Park

Address: Mount Teide, 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

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Teide National Park Photo

Teide National Park was established in 1954 and situated in Canary Islands. This National Park is famous for a stratovolcano with 7500m above sea level; this is considered as the 3rd tallest volcanic structure. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and don?t miss to visit this Park. This is the biggest Park in Canary Islands. There are 2 visitor centres, bars, restaurants, vantage points to see the best scenic views of the entire Park and better accommodation facilities too.

2. Timanfaya National Park

Address: Las Palmas, Spain.

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Timanfaya National Park Photo

This National Park was established in 1974 on the South western part of Lanzarote Island. The park is forms with volcanic eruptions and the largest volcanic eruptions happened here between 1730 and 1736. In 1993, UNESCO designated this island as a biosphere reserve including the Park. You can take a camel ride to reach this park would be an interesting thing you can enjoy here. It has an attractive visitor centre, walking tours, camel rides etc.

3. Gran Canaria

Address: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.

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Gran Canaria Photo

Grand Canaria Islands have some stunning white sand beaches and black lava and this is the third largest Island in Canaries' archipelago and on the western part it has a biosphere reserve too. This is a popular family destination and attracts visitors with its crystal clear water. Due to amazing landscapes and rich flora and row of pine forests makes this site as a UNESCO recognised one. The interesting things you can enjoy here includes whale watching tours, entertainment at waterpark, sun bathing, spa & wellness centres, shopping through the nearby streets, beach walk etc.

4. Museo Atlantico

Address: Calle los Balcones, 11, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.

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Museo Atlantico Photo

This is an amazing underwater sculpture museum in Lanzarote and one and only underwater sculpture museum in Europe. This museum offers diving opportunity for visitors, a rare experience to dive by seeing the sculptures very closely. There are guides who will explain you the stories behind each sculpture and diving suggestions to make your diving an unforgettable one.

5. Jungle Park

Address: Urb. Águilas del Teide, s/n, Km. 3, 38640 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

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Jungle Park Photo

A must visit zoological and botanical park especially with your kids. This park is located near Los Cristianos beach on the Canary Island and spreads around 7.5acres of jungle with more than 500 species of animals. It conducts many shows of birds and birds of prey shows. The wildlife includes white lion, Jaguars, Leopards, penguins, Raccoons and birds like marabous, vultures, falcons, eagles, cranes, ibises, flamingos, swans etc. Also this park has waterfalls, suspension bridges, tunnels, lagoons and caves.

6. Maspalomas Lighthouse

Address: Plaza del Faro, 15, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain.

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Maspalomas Lighthouse Photo

This is another tourist destination in Canary Islands with the height of 56m. This 19th century lighthouse is the tallest among Canaries and situated in between Maspalomas beach and Meloneras. Punta Maspalomas is called as the area where this light house exists. It started functioning since 1st February 1890 with the aim of guiding ships travelling in between American and Europe and still functioning without any disruptions. This lighthouse painted on grey colour, has small square windows, a tower, a base and a lamp room.

7. Garajonay National Park

Address: 38830 La Palmita, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

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Garajonay National Park Photo

This UNESCO designated National Park was established in 1981 on La Gomera. This is a paradise for nature lovers and this park spreads around 4000 hectares of protected area which is easily accessible for visitors. The things you can enjoy here include long walking trials, Chapel of Lourdes, visitor centres with exhibitions, Laguna Grande recreation zone and El Cedro Forest.

8. Playa de Las Teresitas

Address: Playa de Las Teresitas, Spain.

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Playa de Las Teresitas Photo

If you are looking for a beach hopping with your family, this is a best choice. This beach is made up with black sand and rocks, a rare chance to see such one. It offers some relaxing moments, a chance to taste the real sea food dishes from nearby restaurants, taking a quality drink by enjoying the beauty of sea and all the facilities that a visitor required is available here.

9. Siam Park

Address: Muelle del Sanapú, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.

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Siam Park Photo

This is one of the best Water parks in the World and located in Costa Adeje, Canary Islands. The owners of the park are Wolfgang Kiessling and his son Christoph. The Park opened to the public by 2018 and you can everywhere the themes of Thailand and it has 25 Thai themed buildings which is very attractive. It has number of attractive rides that you can enjoy with your children.

10. Las Canteras Beach

Address: Las Canteras Beach, Spain.

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Las Canteras Beach Photo

One of the most beautiful golden sand beaches in urban area in Canary Islands with crystal clear waters. This is a popular snorkeling destination in Canaria Islands. Here you can find a normal temperature in every season. It has an attractive lava reef on the offshore and interesting things you can do here includes sunbathing, surfing, play grounds, and number of restaurants which offer best sea food dishes and cafes and overall all the amenities that makes the visitor comfortable is available here.

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