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Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

1. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Loro Parque is one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. The highlight of this day of adventure is sure to be the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun! One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests, while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time!

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

2. Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

The tour starts with a visit to the harbor to marvel at the beautiful manta rays that live here and watch this beautiful creature swimming along the bottom of the sea floor. After the manta ray viewing, it's time to hop on board your sailing boat for the day for a short briefing of the day’s itinerary. Then it’s time to set sail and leave the harbor, heading out towards the open seas the captain will bring up the sails and turn off the engine. Listen to the radio communications from local fishermen and listen out for sightings of marine wildlife, including dolphins and whales. If they’re in the area, the captain will sail the boat towards them for the chance to take some photos and admire these elegant creatures up close. During the rest of the sail, enjoy the stunning sea views that surround you and soak up the glorious Fuerteventura sunshine. After about 2 hours of sailing, the captain drops anchor and there’s time for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters. After your swim, enjoy a selection of tapas dishes made from local recipes and relax with a drink as you sail back to shore.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

3. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

Lanzarote: Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket

4. Lanzarote: Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket

Cool off and have a blast with this all-access waterpark entrance. Brave exciting slides, float down the lazy river, and play in the saltwater wave pool — the only one in Lanzarote. Ensure that everyone in your group has a great time, including the youngest members — all attractions are suitable for all ages. Refuel and recharge with fresh-cooked food or snack on ice cream and fruit. Feel good about taking care of the environment with water heated by geothermal energy, and enjoy spectacular views of volcanoes. Refuel and recharge with fresh-cooked food or snack on ice cream and fruit.

Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

5. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide at the port of San Miguel, where the jet skis will be waiting for you. Get equipped with all the necessary gear, including a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and a wetsuit. Listen briefly about how to drive safely, then embark! Pass through different spots such as the Yellow Mountain, the bay of Costa del Silencia, Las Galletas, the lighthouse of Punta Rasca, the Palm Mar Cliff, Los Cristianos, and much more. Depending on the weather, see different locales and keep your eyes peeled to spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish. If choosing the 2-hour tour option, make a stop to dip into the ocean and try out your snorkeling gear halfway through. Afterward, return to the initial dock to enjoy coffee, tea, water, juices, and beers. Take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, and admire the photos from the day.

Corralejo: Acua Water Park Entry Ticket

6. Corralejo: Acua Water Park Entry Ticket

Have a fun day out with the whole family with this entry ticket to Corralejo's Acua Water Park. Slide, splash, and swoosh down or along 14 different attractions in the water park. Tuck into tasty meals in the dining area, let the kids loose in the children's club and make the most of the entertainment service throughout the park. Make the most of your time in Fuerteventura at this water park filled with over 25,000-square-meters of unlimited fun. Swim, eat and drink, and play in the many available options in the park. Relax by the pools, glide down slides, or sip on a refreshing drink at the pool bar — the choice is yours.

Aquapark Costa Teguise: Entrance Ticket

7. Aquapark Costa Teguise: Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day of endless fun at Aquapark Costa Teguise and discover more than 22,000 square meters of slides, loops, attractions and more. Ideal for families and groups of friends, Lanzarote's largest water park has some of the most thrilling water slides in Europe. Experience the pure adrenaline thrills of the Kamikaze and Whirlwind or go to the Hydrotube if you are not feeling quite so brave!  The little ones are well-catered for at attractions such as the children's Kamikaze, along with slides, loops and a small lagoon full of surprises and games. Join them on the electric cars (for children and adults) and challenge yourself on the obstacle course. Then when you are ready to relax, head for the chillout areas and jacuzzis. In addition, Aquapark Costa Teguise is home to Lanzarote's only indoor paintball area, just in case you've had enough of getting wet!

Caleta de Fuste: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

8. Caleta de Fuste: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Explore the seabed of Fuerteventura on a boat with glass windows in its hull. Sit comfortably in front of the windows so you don't miss anything that happens in the underwater world. Enjoy an experience that provides a safe and respectful environment to discover nature. Don't forget to bring your camera to have a nice souvenir.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

9. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic of playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Choose between a 2-hour and a 3-hour tour, with the latter including lunch, drinks, and a swim stop in the waters of Playa Blanca Bay. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Fuerteventura: 4-Hour Pirate Sailing Adventure

10. Fuerteventura: 4-Hour Pirate Sailing Adventure

Hop aboard the well-equipped Pedra Sartaña pirate boat and sail along the coasts of the Natural Park accompanied by real pirates. Learn to hoist sails, tie sailor knots, and maneuver the ship.  The tour is full of games and surprises, as well as opportunities to try out different water activities, like swinging off the side of the boat or playing around in an attached pool. At noon, settle in for a delicious Canarian buffet-style lunch.  Pedra Sartañ is one of the last freight sailboats in northern Spain and one of the few that still bear a blue flag, deeming them responsible whale and dolphin watchers. With luck, you might just spot some dolphins, whales, and turtles during your cruise.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

I have just one regret about the day and that is I only had time for one visit. The shows were amazing with lots of information about the species. The whole place is set out very well with plenty of choices for coffee snacks and even a few drinks.

This was a great cruise, saw dolphins and whales. Loved this and would definitely go again... this was the 2 hour cruise we done , so much cheaper and saw everything we where supposed to. Would totally recommend

That was very good and guided very good as well . The staff is very friendly. So thats very good experience Thanks

Good experience, loads of attractions, Orcas, Sea Lions, Dolphins shows were my favorite. Well recommended.

Informative. Guide was very knowledgable, very helpful and open to suggestions. Would recommend a visit.