The way you spend your leisure and rest time after work has a huge impact on your professional performance and quality of life. The Canary Islands have endless leisure options for remote workers. Whether you prefer beaches, nature, gastronomy or culture, you will always find an amazing plan to fill your free time. Whatever the season, there are always opportunities to have a good time in the Canary Islands.
Rest and relaxation on the beach
When the sun shines 300 days of the year, you can always plan to go to the beach after work. The beaches on the Canary Islands are among the best in the world. For example, the Papagayo beach in Lanzarote is ranked among Europe’s best beaches every year. The urban Canteras beach in Gran Canaria always gets excellent national reviews, and according to the Travellers’ Choice Beaches 2021 awards organised by TripAdvisor, Cofete in Fuerteventura is among the top 25 beaches on the planet. The opportunity to rest and find inspiration on the beach every day is one of the biggest attractions for remote workers.
Sport as a way of switching off
The Canary Islands have breathtaking scenery and scenarios for sport and outdoor activities. With mild temperatures and a marvellous climate, each island has natural areas perfect for staying in shape. Jump on a bike and cycle through the fascinating mountains of La Palma or Tenerife. Leave your cares behind as you run through the volcanic scenery of Lanzarote. Enjoy the wind on your face as you paraglide through the skies in El Hierro or dive into the sparkling clear waters around La Graciosa. Take surfing lessons on the El Confital beach in Gran Canaria, or Playa del Morro in Fuerteventura, for the perfect end to a day of work.
Hiking is one of the best activities for enjoying the island scenery. With four national parks and an environment full of contrasts, the Canary Islands are fabulous for discovering unique, singular landscapes. Arrange a trip to the Garajonay National Park in La Gomera or the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma to feel a world away from your daily tasks.
Life by the sea
Who hasn’t dreamed of living near the sea? The Canary Islands can make your dream come true. Beyond the beaches, life on the islands has close ties with the sea. For example, the island of El Hierro is worthy of its reputation as a paradise for scuba divers. After a hard day’s work, dive into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and discover the amazing sea life below the surface. There are also fun things to do above the ocean waves. Check out the many marinas on the islands where you can rent boats by the hour or the day, follow the sea breezes and even spot dolphins and whales.
Leisure as a habit
The Canary Islands are brimming with opportunities for fun. After a week of work, a trip to a theme park is difficult to resist.
If you would rather do something less strenuous, pavement cafés and bars await for socialising and refreshments. The mild temperatures are ideal for relaxing on a terrace by the sea, chilling in a cool rooftop bar or in the mountains, while you take in the breathtaking views.
When the sun goes down, the fun continues. The island nightlife is legendary, with live music under starry skies, pubs and wine bars for the youngsters and nightclubs to dance the night away.
Local culture to pique your interest
The Canary Islands have a strong cultural identity that marries traditions with modern life. One example of this is the city of La Laguna in Tenerife, a hub of culture and leisure. A university city buzzing with energy and diversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The island’s cultural heritage is rich and diverse. There are fascinating historical centres, pre-Hispanic monuments, and many museums on different themes and art galleries for those curious about the islands.
Culture and tradition in the archipelago start in the streets, architecture, and vestiges of cultures that have settled on the islands throughout history. The streets of the islands are also home to popular festivals, well-known meeting places for locals and visitors. Music, dancing and festivals as a way of discovering Canary Island traditions. Gastronomy is another outstanding feature of Canary Island culture. Papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) with mojo picón sauce, sancocho (broth) and ropa vieja (stewed beef and vegetables) are just some of the many unique Canary Island dishes you can taste.
Naturally, a comfortable, efficient workspace is essential; however, a place to rest and hundreds of free time options are just as important. The Canary Islands offer visitors so many activities that it really is an unbeatable destination for combining work and play.