Welcome to the Canary Islands, a place of amazing Island scenery, beautiful beaches, and picturesque colonial towns. The Canary Islands also known as the Canaries are an autonomous christian community of Spain located 100 kilometers west of morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of islands such as the Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. Some of the Canary Islands biggest attractions include the archipelago’s beaches, Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, Mount Teide (Regarded as the world’s third tallest volcano when measured from its base on the ocean floor) in Tenerife. Historic sites such as Vegueta (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Castillo de San Miguel in Garachico and so much more abound.The Canary Islands offers some of the best things to do while in Spain. Nightlife is ready made for the hipster, fun seeking party lovers.
Enjoy the Gran Canarian Nightlife
If you are looking for the parties at the Canaries, you will get them at the Gran Canaria’s resorts in the south. One of the most popular nightlife spots you will find here is the Playa del Ingles which boasts some of the best night clubs, bars, restaurants, beaches and watersports and not forgetting its superb gay scene. Playa del Ingles is a great place for stag and hen parties, holidays for young people and for couples looking to enjoy the Canarian nightlife. Gran Canaria is bustling with nightlife made possible by a host of clubs and bars like the The Paper Club, One of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s most eclectic venues which is a favourite among the city’s student population, the Charleston Cafי; the only venue in the capital where they sell absinthe, The Fortuni Where a young, go-go crowd party the night away to DJs playing international dancefloor hits all night.
Traida del Agua (the Bringing of water) fiesta
When you visit the Canary Islands, it doesn’t take long before you realize the Canarians love a good party. The Islanders seem to love doing the crazy things at parties. One of which is the fact that they like to throw things at each other for fun. For them, the messier, the better. Some peculiar parties young people might like to attend include include The Traida del Agua fiesta, at the Lomo Mangullo; The streets of this tiny village get packed with young people with only one thing on their mind- get wet as possible. It is basically a five-hour free for all water fight with people using anything from water pistols to bowls, empty beer cans to even pesticide container to soak their fellow revelers.
Isla de Mar
Looking for a place to spend a warm summer night under a starry Canary Island sky? This is the place for you. Almost every evening at the Isla de Mar’s sprawling terrace, there is a big party for everyone. Isla de Mar serenades with its fashionable and flamboyant style of revelry you may not find elsewhere. The sounds of music from the speakers gets you in tune to the rythym of the night as the lights and the scenes around you sparkle in your eyes. The Isla de Mar dancers put on a display that leaves many visitors in awe. Isle de Mar is the place to enjoy the perfect the unforgettable evening slinking from one bar to the next or dancing along with professionals and adoring emulators.
Other Things to Know About the Canary Islands
The Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the seaport capital that boasts culture and beaches that typifies life on the Canary Islands. The town is famous for its annual Carnival festival, which is an energetic event where locals dress up in colorful costumes entertaining crowds of revelers. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is also renowned for its beaches. Popular of which is the Las Teresitas Beach. The beach is a great place for swimming because of its gentle waves and safe waters. It has excellent facilities like public toilers, water sports rentals, children’s play area and so on. Another beach is the Las Brujas Beach with strong waves along its beautify sandy shoreline surrounded by a calm scenery.Other notable beaches on the Sotavento in Pajara to the Playa de Papagayo in Lanzarote, Playa de las Conchas which is one of the finest beaches in the Canaries and so much more.
The Canary Islands is also a great place for Golfers, thanks to its pleasant round-the-year climate. Visitors looking to enjoy a round of golf can start at the Gran Canaria, with some amazing golf courses in its southern part which include the Costa Meloneras and Maspalomas courses.Other amazing things to enjoy in the Canaries include the Whale & Dolphin Watching in Gran Canaria, which is a 2-3 hour boat tour spotting whales and dolphins with the help of an experienced crew.
If you are looking to pick up some souveniers and gifts from the markets, you can visit various markets like The Mercado Agrםcola y Artesanal de Artenara, where you can sample fruits and vegetables harvested by the summit farmers, the Mercado de Vegueta which is the oldest market in the Canary Island, the Mercado Mercado Central and Mercado del Puerto which are Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s most famous markets among many markets that abound on the Island.
Some of the local events include the King’s Day, which is an event celebrated in early January across the Canaries and through out Spain with parades, processions and activities like the lighting of bonfires and exchange of gifts to represent gifts given to the Baby Jesus by the wise men. The Fiesta de San Marcos festival which takes place in Agulo, La Gomera on 24 April to honour its patron saint. The Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes which is the largest event held in El Hierro and celebrated every four years to celebrate the statue of the patron saint brought to town and so much more festivals.
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