Canary Islands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Canary Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Casa del Vino del Tenerife


    Wine and food lovers shouldn't miss this wine museum and tasting room, opened by the Canary Islands' government to promote local vintners. The...Read More

  • 2. Casa Museo Colón

    Vegueta | Museum/Gallery

    In a palace where Christopher Columbus may have stayed when he stopped to repair the Pinta 's rudder, nautical instruments, copies of early...Read More

  • 3. Las Canteras


    One of the best urban beaches in Spain is found at the northwest end of the city. Its yellow sands are flanked by a pleasant promenade that...Read More

  • 4. Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Popularly known as "the Fire Mountains," this national park takes up much of southern Lanzarote. As you enter the park from Yaiza, you'll see...Read More

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  • 5. Parque Nacional del Teide

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park includes the volcano itself and the Cañadas del Teide, a violent jumble of volcanic leftovers from El Teide and the neighboring...Read More

  • 6. Parque Rural de Anaga


    Thanks to its ornery terrain, Anaga Nature Park has managed to keep the tour-bus crowd (mostly) at bay—their loss. This magical oasis takes...Read More

  • 7. Aqualand Maspalomas

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The largest water park in the Canary Islands has wave pools, slides, and just about everything else splash related. ...Read More

  • 8. Castillo de San Cristóbal


    The walls of this castle were uncovered when the car park under the Plaza de España was being built. The site is now a small museum that includes...Read More

  • 9. Castillo de Santa Bárbara


    For sweeping aerial views of Lanzarote's craggy coast and parched volcanic landscape, climb to the top of this 16th-century fortress that, since...Read More

  • 10. Costa Martiánez

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Because Puerto de la Cruz has uninviting black-sand beaches, the town commissioned Lanzarote artist César Manrique in 1965 to build Costa Martiánez...Read More

  • 11. Jardín Botánico


    Filled with more than 4,000 varieties of tropical trees and plants, and sonorous birds, the Jardín Botánico was founded in 1788, on the orders...Read More

  • 12. Loro Parque


    This huge subtropical garden and zoo holds 1,300 parrots, many of which are trained to ride bicycles and perform other tricks. The garden also...Read More

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  • 13. Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa


    This colorful city market is part bazaar and part food emporium. Stalls outside sell household goods; inside, stands displaying everything from...Read More

  • 14. Palmetum


    Up on the hill just behind Parque Marítimo is Europe's largest collection of palms with some 600 species. The 29½-acre site, built over the...Read More

  • 15. Palmitos Park


    One of the main attractions in this part of the island, inland from Maspalomas, this part botanical garden and part zoo has 1,500 tropical birds...Read More

  • 16. Parque de Santa Catalina

    City Park

    Ride a guagua to this park, where you can visit the Museo Néstor, home to neoclassical and modernist works by brothers Miguel (architect...Read More

  • 17. Parque Marítimo César Manrique

    City Park

    West of the auditorium, this public maritime park with its three saltwater pools and tropical gardens is a favorite with locals. Designed by...Read More

  • 18. Parroquia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The arcaded bell tower of this 16th-century church is an architectural icon of La Laguna, visible from almost everywhere in the city. Climb...Read More

  • 19. Piscinas Naturales El Caletón

    Nature Sight

    Lava flows formed these seaside natural pools, to which stairs, paths, and railings have been added for easy access. There's a pleasant café...Read More

  • 20. Playa de la Garita

    Arrieta | Beach

    Not far from the Jardín de Cactus, Playa de la Garita is a wide bay of crystalline water favored by surfers in winter and snorkelers in summer...Read More

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