The beaches of the Canary Islands archipelago are, without a doubt, their greatest attraction. With calm, crystalline waters, they are safe and provide all kinds of services and amenities. Not forgetting that the range is so varied that everyone can find exactly what they are looking for on their holidays: relaxation, sunshine, entertainment or a guaranteed adrenaline rush doing some water sports.
The warm climate of the Canary Islands means that the water temperature is an average of 20 °C all year round, ranging from about 18 °C in February to 23 °C in August. That’s why it’s always appealing to take a dip in the turquoise water at the beach or in the natural pools, have a refreshing swim and recharge any day of the year, or disconnect watching a spectacular sunset on the Canary Islands coasts.
Sun, wind and waves
The constant, mild trade winds are behind the perfect waves you will find for surfing in the Canary Islands. And not just for surfing. The archipelago is also the ideal place for windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP surfing or bodyboarding, which is why the islands are the usual venue for numerous well-known international championships.
A new world to discover
Due to the characteristic geography of the Canary Islands and their volcanic nature, the seabed in the archipelago is very rich in both fauna and flora. Going snorkelling amounts to experiencing an explosion of colours and discovering peculiar volcanic shapes that date back thousands of years. Anyone who fancies trying it out for the first time can find all kinds of schools where you can hire the necessary materials and get tips and recommendations from top professionals in this area.
Dolphins and whales in the wild
In the waters of the Canary Islands, you can find up to 30 species of cetaceans in the wild. The clean transparency of the seabed, the richness of the flora and fauna and the confluence of tides and currents means that the archipelago is a highly valued destination for watching whales and dolphins in the wild, with some pods and colonies being permanently resident here.
An adrenaline rush
Adventure enthusiasts also have lots of options for fun and entertainment on the Canary Islands coasts: from kayaking to diving to apparently inaccessible caves and grottos. An original way to discover the islands’ spectacular scenery and learn about the volcanic origins of the archipelago from a totally different perspective. An unforgettable experience.