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For those looking for a more active holiday, take advantage of the Canaries many great attractions, including:
- Scuba diving - there are many scuba diving's schools, excursions and sites available throughout the islands, offering fantastic clear waters and an abundance of varied marine life. There are many species of shark, eel, bream and more, and 5 species of marine turtle, just waiting to be discovered.
- Surfing - There are plenty of surf schools throughout the islands to get you started, or hire some equipment and go out and ride those waves!
- Boat excurisons - A number of boat rides, commercial and private, are available throughout the islands, offering Whale sight-seeing adventures, lunch, and complete with a swim in the refreshing deeper ocean waters.
- Golf - With year round warm and dry weather, it's no wonder that golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the Canary Islands. Courses are popping up everywhere, and most resorts have a course, there is plenty of opportunity for a chance to play, whatever your level of play
- National parks - the Canary Islands is home to 4 national parks, two of which are world heritage sites, and the other two have been declared world biosphere reserves. Each park offers stunning but different landscapes and attractions, from pouring water into an active volcano, to trekking through a mountain crater.
- Carnivals - Some of the world's biggest carnivals take place in the Canary Islands. With a vast array of music, colour and tradition, make sure you catch what you can whilst you're out there. Why not jump in a salt pond to catch mullet whilst celebrating Fiesta Del Charco, or have your mind blown by the extravagant costumes of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Canarian wrestling - Canarian wrestling is a popular tourist attraction, with events throughout the islands on a regular basis. These old custom, dating back to the pre-roman times of the Gaunches, consists of trying to throw your opponent to the ground, and offers an exciting alternative to holiday goers.
Holidays to the Canary Islands are a beach lover's fantasy. There is a wide variety of beaches available, such as the fine black sand beaches, formed from volcanic of activity thousands of years ago, or the white and golden sandy beaches, imported over. Lazily explore the sand-dunes created by the wind bringing over sand from the Sahara desert, which doesn't lie too far to the south. Alternatively spoil yourself at one of the many spa resort around island that offer excellent and luxurious treatment at many good prices.
The Canary Islands are a Spanish island that lies of the south coast of Spain and the North West Coast of Africa, situated in the Atlantic Ocean. The Canary Islands pay homage to their native culture, if which many descendants still exist today, by keeping up pastimes such as Canarian Wrestling, the whistling language and the Shepherds Jump. This intriguing blend of traditional culture mixed with modern tourist influences means you can experience a unique blend of lifestyle.
Shopping in the Canary Islands is, a dream come true for shopaholics. With department stores, big-name labels and the latest products available, you can take advantage of the Canary Islands low prices. After, why not grace the market stalls in search for rare mementos or crocodile skin bags.
Each island boasts an original and varied nightlife of bars, restaurants and night-clubs. Tenerife and Gran Canaria offer the more active night out, whilst Lanzarote and Fuerteventura offer a more laid back evening's entertainment, ideal if you are with young ones.
There is such diversity in culture, landscape, and attractions that a visit to the Canary Islands can accommodate for everyone's need and wants. The Canary Islands see a lot of tourist each year and are some of the busiest places during the summer, so many low-cost airlines play there regularly, and resorts and hotels offer a large array of all inclusive, package and flexible deals.
The Canary Islands enjoys a constant spring-like climate all year round. The winter months see a mild drop in temperature to about 18°C, where in the summer it is not uncommon for the temperature to rise to over 30°C, however, these are often tempered by cooling refreshing breezes off the sea.