10 Bucket List Experiences in the Canary Islands

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Popular amongst many, the Canary Islands make up a breathtaking archipelago. There’s a vast range of appealing activities to embark on when visiting any one of these beautiful isles. To make it slightly easier for you, we have assembled a list of must-do activities when visiting the Canary Islands.

1. The Stargazing Experience, Mount Teide, Tenerife

Tenerife is home to the active volcano known as Mount Teide, which can be seen from almost anywhere within the southern region of the island. There is a range of activities available should you want to go up the volcano yourself, including travelling up via cable car, or even taking a camel ride up the slopes. However, one of the best ways to experience the magnificent views from the top is by doing the Mount Teide Stargazing Experience. This experience includes dinner and alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed at one of the viewpoints, in addition to an in-depth expert-led telescope tour of the night sky. This stargazing excursion also offers customers the opportunity to have their photograph taken in front of the constellations using a high-tech night camera. 

If you’d like to find out more about the stargazing experience, visit this link.

Stargazing on top of moub Teidi, Tenerife

2. Snorkelling in Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria 

Including a three-hour-long boat journey with an open bar, the Puerto de Mogán boat trip and snorkelling excursion is a great outing for groups of friends and couples. The boat will depart from the serene fishing village of Puerto de Mogán and sail to Tasarte where guests can snorkel through the turquoise waters alongside marine life. In addition to unlimited drinks, this experience includes lunch, snacks, and snorkelling equipment. 

Click here to find out more about the Yellow Boat Mogan Boat and Snorkel Excursions. 

Snorkelling in Gran Canaria

3. Submarine Safari, Lanzarote

Explore Lanzarote’s underwater utopia by participating in the submarine safari. Upon entering the submarine, you will be plunged 30 metres deep into the Atlantic Ocean where you are guaranteed to see a range of sea life – be sure to keep your eyes peeled for barracudas, sting rays, and maybe even a shipwreck. Suitable for all ages, this excursion would be a great day out for families with children. 

For booking information, please click this link.

Underwater stingray in Lanzarote

4. Dolphin and Whale Watching, Fuerteventura

While there are a variety of locations within the Canary Islands that are great for dolphin and whale watching, Fuerteventura is relatively quiet in comparison to some of the more popular Canarian destinations and therefore marine life tends to be less disrupted and more confident. This excursion includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, lunch, and snorkelling equipment. Additionally, this dolphin and whale watching experience is narrated by an experienced tour guide and includes the option for guests to sail their own kayaks. 

If you’re interested in booking this dolphin and whale excursion, click here.

Dolphins jumping out the sea Fuerteventura

5. Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma 

If you are visiting La Palma, travelling up Roque de los Muchachos is an absolute must. The Roque de los Muchachos viewpoint has been described on Tripadvisor as having magnificent views and being an excellent place to reflect. This area of La Palma is considered to be a national park and is filled with spectacular sights – many visitors choose to park nearby and hike to the viewpoint through the woodland. However, you can also book a tour of Roque de Los Muchachos online which includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. 

If you’re interested in booking a guided tour of Roque de los Muchachos, visit this link.

viewpoint from Roque de los Muchachos

6. Siam Park, Tenerife

If you’re travelling with your family, friends, or significant other, Siam Park is a thrilling outing for people of all ages. Located in Costa Adeje, this waterpark is well known for having the largest artificial waves in the world, in addition to being home to the 28-metre waterslide named the Tower of Power. Whether you prefer tame or terrifying, this waterpark has something for everybody. 

Visit this link to buy tickets for Siam Park Tenerife.

Photo of the Tower of Power in Siam Park Tenerife

7. Maspalomas Dunas Nature Reserve, Gran Canaria

If you’re interested in indulging in some of Gran Canaria’s history, why not visit the Maspalomas Dunas Nature Reserve. Protected since 1987, this 404-acre area is a stunning spot to watch the sunset and moonrise. Additionally, parking is available along the nearby roads should you want to investigate the sand dunes for yourself. If you’d like to make your visit an educational experience, consider booking a guided tour online or a camel ride through the dunes. 

To take a camel ride through the Maspalomas Dunas Nature Reserve, click here

the Maspalomas Dunas Nature Reserve in Gran Canaria

8. Volcano and Wine Region Tour, Lanzarote

If you’re a wine enthusiast staying in Fuerteventura, think about booking a tour of Lanzarote’s wine region. This experience includes pick-up and drop-off, as well as a ferry ride from Fuertevantura to Lanzarote, during which customers will learn about the history of the wine region and participate in a tasting of award-winning wines. At just £50 per person, this excursion is a real bargain and perfect for friends or couples. 

To book the Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour, visit this link

People clinking their wine glasses at a wine tasting

9. La Palma in a day, La Palma

For those staying in Tenerife who wish to see more of the Canary Islands, this tour promises to take visitors on an in-depth day tour around La Palma, also known as ‘La Isla Bonita’. On this tour, you will be taken to a variety of viewpoints, including some of the volcanoes that call the island home, where you might see lava flow in real life. This guided tour includes a boat transfer from Tenerife to La Palma, as well as lunch, dinner, and drinks. 

Click here if you’d like to see La Palma in one day.

View of the street in La Palma

10. Kayaking and Snorkelling with Sea Life, Tenerife

For those who adore marine life, this excursion gives you the opportunity to kayak with dolphins and snorkel with turtles. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows individuals to get up close and personal with some magnificent animals. Included in this excursion is all of the necessary wetsuits and water equipment, in addition to photographs captured throughout the experience. Suitable for all ages and all skill levels, this is a great activity for everybody.

To book this excursion, visit this link

Kayaking in the ocean