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By: Curtis Wolff
If you are a fan of diverse activities that are thrilling and relaxing, the Canary Islands make an ideal choice for an island holiday. There are numerous fun activities that you and your family can take part in. For example,Olita treks are a good place where you can go for hiking and trekking to stretch your legs and keep in shape while you are on christmas. For individuals who enjoy extreme sports, the Palma Club presents paragliding sessions where one can fly like a bird and have the very best sights of the island from the sky. There are health spas where one can and relax in locations us as Centro de Talasoterapia. You can also engage in water sports such as surfing at the Flag Seaside Windsurf Center , and in case you have a passion for food and drink you can always go to the exotic wineries such as the Bodegas Teneguia.

The Canary Islands are group of Spanish islands located just off the north coast of Africa. Because of their location they are subject to equatorial weather conditions, which gives them the added advantage of almost guaranteed sunshine 365 days a year. They have a long and complex history, with evidence of Neolithic settlements across the islands. The Canaries have also been visited or invaded by a number of races including the Phoenicians, Arabs, Carthaginians, Europeans and Portuguese. Each invader has left remnants of their culture behind, reflected in the eclectic cuisine, architecture and numerous festivals of the islands today.

There are numerous islands that you can visit while you are touring the Canary Islands. They include the following islands:

Located on the island of Tenerife which usually is both Canary Islands' and Spain's many populous island, it is a major tourist destination, with over 12 million visitors per year. The volcanic nature of the islands have created several _natural beaches' manufactured from fine dark shingle or sand which give some of the Canary beaches a unique look.

The Canary Islands are fortunate in having warm weather year-round, with hot, long days in the summer and cooler days, but remaining significantly warm in the winter.

This is considered a star island in Spain. It is well guarded because it is home to an astronomical observatory. The island is also rich in agriculture as it is a big producer of bananas and almonds.

Take the diving trip of a lifetime in the Canary Islands and you could be fortunate enough to get a glance of one of the largest hard-shelled turtles in the world - the endangered Loggerhead Turtle. Adult males reach approximately three feet long and have a lifespan of 47-67 years.

In the old town of Puerto de la Cruz you will find the impressive natural salt water swimming pools designed by the famous architect/landscaper Cesar Manrique. The breath-taking Lido Martianez includes 7 pools, changing facilities, subtropical trees and plants, a huge fountain, a jacuzzi, playground equipment, restaurants, and even an underground dance hall and casino.
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