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What to Do on the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands really need no introduction. Most people know of their white sandy beaches next to black lava sand beaches, lined with luxury, all-inclusive resorts. Plenty of sun along with a lot of relaxation can be had on vacations there. But there is abundant fun to be had as well if you know where to look. Here is a list of what to do on the Canary Islands if you find yourself on vacation there and are looking for some fun in the sun.

Teide National Park

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This park is part of the UNESCO list, meaning it a world-heritage site. Teide volcano is the highest point in Spain and there is an observatory for visitors. This national park is frequented by many tourists each year.

Loro Parque

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Loro Parque is a zoo with exhibits of gorillas and tigers as well as more exotic animals like penguins. There is a dolphin show as well as a man-made iceberg on display for visitors.

Siam Park

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This Thai-themed waterpark has slides for both families and thrill-seekers. There are swimming pools both large and small. The beach is fun for people of all ages.

Cueva de los Verdes

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The underground passageways created by the volcanoes high above have fashioned colorful caves that have left perfectly pitch-balanced cavern. There is even a concert hall underground where you can listen to beautiful music by world-renowned artists.

The Cactus Garden

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At the Cactus Garden, you can see over 1,000 different species of cactus all in one place. It is located on a former terraced quarry so there are beautiful views. There is a café on site as well as a restored windmill.

Palmitos Park

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Palmitos Park has many things to offer families or groups. The park has both dolphin shows as well as walking paths through mountainous landscapes that are subtropical with a lot of naturally sunny areas. There are both orchid and butterfly houses at the park that are wonderful for children.

Casa de Colon

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The Casa de Colon is a former governors home with ornate features. It was visited by Columbus and has since been turned into museum with exhibits as tribute to his ship life as well as his many voyages.

Barranca del Infierno

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Through hiking trails located on Tenerife, you can see beautiful waterfalls. These trails are located in the southern part of the island in the town of Adeje. Even locals find these trails a popular destination.

You will love visiting the Canary Islands even more when you add these fun tourist destinations to your vacation. Make sure your vacation is long enough to visit all eight of these places while you are there and you won’t regret making the most of your vacation.

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