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Canary Islands

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Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary. Find what you're looking for from your Canary Islands holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Spain trip planner.
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Places to visit in Canary Islands

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Loro Parque ©
Aquarium
Loro Parque Puerto de la Cruz
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
National Park
Timanfaya Nationalpark Lanzarote
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Garajonay National Park ©
World heritage site
Garajonay National Park La Gomera
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Dobrev Wellness and Massage ©
Spa
Dobrev Wellness and Massage Mogan
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Canary Islands

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Buceo Norte
Shark Diving
Buceo Norte Gran Canaria
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Playa Blanca
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Puerto Rico
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Canary Islands

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Las Canteras Beach ©
Beach
Las Canteras Beach Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Siam Park ©
Water Park
Siam Park Adeje
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Beach
Playa de Maspalomas Maspalomas
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
ARTlandya ©
Theme Park
ARTlandya Icod de los Vinos
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Canary Islands

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Mount Teide ©
Volcano
Mount Teide Tenerife
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
Parque Rural del Nublo
National Park
Parque Rural del Nublo Artenara
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Caldera de Taburiente National Park ©
National Park
Caldera de Taburiente National Park La Palma
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Canary Islands

Vegueta ©
Neighborhood
Vegueta Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Casa de Colon ©
Art Museum
Casa de Colon Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Masca Walk
Hiking Trail
Masca Walk Masca
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Specialty Museum
Fundacion Cesar Manrique Lanzarote
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Canary Islands

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Playa de Mogan ©
Beach
Playa de Mogan Puerto de Mogan
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Playa de La Garita ©
Beach
Playa de La Garita Telde
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Playa del Confital ©
Beach
Playa del Confital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Playa de Amadores ©
Beach
Playa de Amadores Amadores
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bici Bike Vintage ©
Scooter / Moped Tour
Bici Bike Vintage Playa del Ingles
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Pentaprisma Photography Workshops ©
Photography Tour
Pentaprisma Photography Workshops Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
Thai Holistic Massage ©
Spa
Thai Holistic Massage Playa del Ingles
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tenerife Dive ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Tenerife Dive Santa Cruz de Tenerife
4.9
Duration: 3h 30 min

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