Things to do in
Canary Islands

From its volcanic craters to its fascinating seabed, this Spanish archipelago is a natural playground.

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Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

1. Tenerife: Dolphin and Whale Eco-Cruise with Snack & Drinks

Set sail in the Atlantic on an unforgettable eco-friendly dolphin and whale watching boat day trip in Tenerife. Get all food and drinks included onboard, plus the chance to have a swim whilst at sea. Start your marine adventure by meeting your crew at the dock for a quick safety briefing. Then, set sail towards ideal dolphin and whale watching hotspots on a catamaran equipped with fuel-efficient technology designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Time to get out your phone or camera while cruising the Teno-Rasca Whale Sanctuary, part of Tenerife’s official Special Conservation Zone that protects vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats. Enjoy the views from the boat as you pass beaches such as Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos on the way. Even spot the famous Mount Teide from the water on clear days. Spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, safe in the knowledge that you are also simultaneously respecting it. Benefit from your crew’s expert commentary and underwater audio equipment to bring the sounds of the ocean onto your deck. Even enjoy some time to swim in the Atlantic waters before heading back to shore. On the 3-hour tour, you will be served drinks and a small sandwich. If you want even more time at sea, book the extended option that includes an onboard lunch with rice and chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. Gain 2 extra hours with the "extended" option to explore more parts of the coastline, including the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes, and the exclusive bay at Masca Beach that once served as a pirate hideaway.

Tenerife: Siam Park Tickets

2. Tenerife: Siam Park Tickets

Get your adrenalin fix with this full-day ticket to Siam Park Tenerife, a thrilling theme park that recreates the old Kingdom of Siam, relocated to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa! Fun for the entire family, the park covers 185,000-square meters of natural landscape and exquisite Oriental design. Each attraction is a unique experience in a magical setting, combining the exotic mystery of Siam with the exciting adventure of white-knuckle rides. Ascend the Tower of Power for a vertical plunge down a 91-foot (28-meter) drop. Float down a gently meandering river. Or bask in the sunshine, enjoying beautiful views from white sand beaches. Siam Park boasts many records, but the biggest and best is the exhilarating wave pool which churns up the largest manmade wave in the world, reaching up to 10-foot (3 meters) high. Ride the surf to feel the force. And don't leave without visiting the Floating Market to discover a typical Thai village, where you can enjoy a traditional Thai massage, purchase unique souvenirs, and stock up on snacks and sweets.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

3. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

Spend one of your days on this 2-day combined ticket at Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. Your second fun day will be spent at Siam Park, the water kingdom that opened in 2008, and is now considered Europe’s most spectacular theme park with water attractions. Siam Park will amaze you with its diverse attractions and exotic settings. The park’s natural landscapes and exquisite oriental design make it a major new development in tourism – a place where the whole family will experience adventure and excitement. Each attraction combines with the mystery of the ancient kingdom of Thailand to transport visitors into a magical world.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

4. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Loro Parque is one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests, while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time!

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

5. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

6. La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola. Board an express ferry at 11:00 AM to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Enjoy a welcome mojito cocktail on arrival. After cruising for a while, at around 1:30 PM, drop anchor at the French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities. Then, sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board an hour later. Make use of the free bar with unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Also, benefit from free Wi-Fi on your journey to and from Lanzarote. and the assistance of an English–speaking travel guide. Return at around 4:00 PM with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

7. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

Lanzarote: Roundtrip Ferry Ticket to La Graciosa with Wi-Fi

8. Lanzarote: Roundtrip Ferry Ticket to La Graciosa with Wi-Fi

Enjoy a convenient flexible ticket on an express ferry to the remote island of La Graciosa. Make use of the free WiFi on board during the half-hour ferry crossing. Choose between a return ticket to and from La Graciosa or a 1-way ticket. Choose your departure time to suit your plans. Once on La Graciosa Island, you can discover the stunning white sand beaches and crystal waters. Try hiking, take a jeep ride, go scuba diving, or just relax and have lunch. Discover the abundant marine life in the waters around La Graciosa which boasts the largest marine reserve in Europe. Please select the time you wish to depart from Orzola to la Graciosa at check-out. You can come back any time on the same day or the following day at the below times (no booking required): 08:00 AM, 08:40 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM (1 April -31 October), 7:00 PM (1 July - 31 October).

From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

9. From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

Climb aboard the 97-passenger boat at Puerto Rico harbor and look for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the beautiful animals as they swim through the waves on an unforgettable experience that is suitable for all ages. Sail along the southwest coast of the island in search of marine mammals and benefit from the services and expertise of the friendly multi-lingual crew. Get up-to-date information about the sightings and different species.  Avail of a boat equipped with a large glass bottom in both keels to experience life below the ocean waves without getting wet. Encounter a great diversity of animals including pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, and flying fish. 

Lanzarote: 2 or 3-Hour Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

10. Lanzarote: 2 or 3-Hour Guided Volcano Buggy Tour

Start your tour from Costa Teguise and head to Guatiza. Head to a track that will pass through the old quarries of Guatiza. Make your way to Los Cocoteros for a stop to visit and take photos from the salinas. Continue towards Mala through the cactus area, where you will see the cochineal. From there, continue through Guatiza to the Mala Dam, the only one in Lanzarote. From there, head to the highest point of the island, Peñas del Chache. After descending through the Teguise area, enjoy a motocross trail, where you will abandon the track at el Mojón quarry and make your way back to Costa Teguise.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 38,975 reviews

I have just one regret about the day and that is I only had time for one visit. The shows were amazing with lots of information about the species. The whole place is set out very well with plenty of choices for coffee snacks and even a few drinks.

Helpful hotel pick up. Great fun on the boat - plenty of drinks available, good food and fun to stop off in the sea! Very helpful customer support, too.

Good Service. Though booked at last minute, there was no issues with the service and we reached destination in time. Thank you

Fun day trip to La Graciosa with food and drinks included The kayaking at playa de los Franceses was awesome

Amazing trip in the mountains, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable about the island.