Getting Active in The Canary Islands.

There comes a time when you’re just done with having to wake up at the same time, prepare in the same way, head to your workplace in the same way, and get back home in the same way. Even though it is drilled into us the moment we step into school, a routine is definitely something that humans weren’t made for.

This is probably one of the reasons why the Vikings got out more often, to discover new lands, and get away from their old, boring stomping grounds. It’s probably the same reason why you sometimes feel suffocated and just want a break from it all. But where can you go to?

The Canary Islands, of course. Here is a little piece of paradise off the West Coast of Africa. The group of islands make for an interesting way to break the monotony you’ve been experiencing.

What can you do?

The Canary Islands are not just the most beautiful province of Spain, but they’re also a place where you can take on a few activities that will wow your senses, or just get you to blow off steam in a way you hadn’t thought of.

1. Diving in Gran Canaria.

If you’re a fan of BBC Documentaries, National Geographic and other nature channels, then you’re quite privy to the goings on under the ocean currents. You’ve probably been fancying a bit of exploration yourself, therefore you wouldn’t mind taking a dive off the shores of Gran Canaria, the second largest island after Tenerife.

Down in the waters, you will get the chance to experience the flora and fauna that has existed in the ecosystem for thousands of years. The impressive biodiversity can only be rivalled by a handful of other sites around the world.

2. Touch the skies over Tenerife.

You may not be a fan of the deep blue sea, but you are a fan of the expansive blue skies. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, or just want to have a new experience to boast of, few can get to the level that skydiving can get you to.

If you’re up to it, you can strap yourself to an expert skydiver and scream your lungs out as you drop out of a plane. The beautiful landscapes al across the island will either have you cooing in the beauty and wonder, or will have you pining for more as you glide down gently into the sun-soaked sands of the island.

Speaking of gliding, it doesn’t only have to be done while you’re strapped to a parachute. The hills and the excellent weather over the Canary Islands make for excellent wind conditions. These conditions then invite you to take on the skies in another form; paragliding.

Provided you get through your practice flight unscathed, or you already have some experience, you can spend two hours just lazing around in the skies over Tenerife, your paraglider being your only companion, and simply going with the wind. This is an excellent way to experience the islands.   

If you can’t decide whether to visit Gran Canaria or Tenerife, you can easily see both in the same trip. It’s easy to take a ferry from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, or Agaete, to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You’ll be there in less than 3 hours!

And once the Canaries have cast their spell on you, you’ll want to discover the other islands, book a yoga holiday in Lanzarote or go surf the waves of Fuerteventura.

It’s easy to fly to the Canaries from Europe so you can return as often as you like. That’s why many have elected to buy a holiday home in Tenerife, which became their main residence as it’s easy to visit family and friends from there.