When the sun is beaming down on the Canary Islands, enjoying one of the many water-based activities is the best (and most fun!) way to cool off. If you're a water baby at heart then you're in luck, as there are lots of locations around the Canaries that offer splash-tastic activities and oodles of aquatic fun. We've gathered together a few of best...
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Waterpark - Gran Canaria
If slipping, sliding and splashing about in the water gets your heart racing; Aqualand Maspalomas in Gran Canaria is the largest park on the island to do it in. You can take a ride on the ‘Tornado', feel the rush of water on the rapids or brave the newest attraction in the park - the ‘Boomerang' - for a vertical fall in a rubber ring. A variety of other flumes can be found here, as well as the Congo River and Surf Beach, for those of you who just want to chill out and relax. Click here to find some of the best hotels nearby.
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Pirate Ship Sailing Excursion - Fuerteventura
Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Captain Hook or Captain Jack Sparrow? Well if you're staying in hotels on the island of Fuerteventura you can do just that with a pirate ship sailing excursion. Departing from designated points in Costa Calma or Jandia, you'll be taken to the harbour in Morro Jable before sailing off along the south coast of the island in the pirate ship ‘Pedra Sartaña'. Throughout the journey ‘pirate' entertainers will be on hand to provide amusement and the boat will also drop anchor at some point for a spot of swimming. Ahoy m'hearties!
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Whale and Dolphin Watching - Tenerife
For a calmer but simply breath-taking activity, whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife is one of the most memorable things you can do. Large colonies of pilot whales and dolphins (21 different species in total) can be found throughout the year off the south-west coast of the island, and there's a very good chance of seeing anything from bottlenose dolphins to the giant blue whale - so whatever you do, don't forget the camera.
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El Lago Verde - Lanzarote
Literally meaning green lake in English, El Lago Verde is pretty spectacular. This ancient volcanic crater in El Golfo in Lanzarote has been filled with sea water and mixed with algae, painting it a magnificent green colour. Although bathing in the lake is not allowed, standing back and admiring the view more than makes up for it. As one of the most picturesque spots in Lanzarote; you'll be wowed by the vivid contrast of green against the black, volcanic sand of the beach. There are many great options for affordable accommodation in Lanzarote just a short ride from the lake.
If you've got a favourite activity in any of these places, let us know!
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