Get Your Family Active on Holiday in the Canary Islands

Dec 18, 2012, 04:30 ET from Thomas Cook

LONDON, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

With plenty of exciting things to do and see all year round complimented by warm weather whatever the season, the Canary Islands provide the perfect opportunity for active family fun in the sun.

In fact, with so many great hiking routes, water sports, swimming and bicycle trails, the stunning, diverse and welcoming Canary Islands guarantee a fun-filled and action-packed holiday for all the family.

Leading travel operators, Thomas Cook, look at some of the best family activities on the Canary Islands to keep you active this holiday season:


Being surrounded by beaches providing soft sand, safe bathing and a plethora of quality water sports, Tenerife holidays are renowned for being great family holidays. In fact Tenerife has been cited as the island of water sports.

If you want to get your kids active on their 2013 holiday then Tenerife's Atlantic coastline is a haven for snorkelling, diving, surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding.

Whilst the more dangerous watersports such as jet skiing and wind surfing are only suitable for older children, with its many great seaside fun parks and safe bathing areas, this family-friendly island caters for every age.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island that is doused in sunshine virtually all year round. With lakeside tracks, mountain trails, sparsely inhabited cave villages and stunning vistas every way you look, Gran Canaria is a paradise for hiking.

If you want to get the family active then walking through this magnificently mountainous island and exploring the plethora of paths may prove to be the healthy holiday activity you are looking for.


For cheap holidays to Lanzarote look no further than Thomas Cook who offer quality holidays on all of the Canary Islands. With more than 100 beaches ranging from black lava rock pebbles to fine white sand, if you want to encourage the family to get active in the water on holiday then Lanzarote is a great place to plunge into the warm and crystal clear water.  


The rising trend for family orientated activity holidays has certainly made its way to the island of Fuerteventura. With a maze of fantastic cycling routes that wind through hillside villages, over mountain ridges and across more gentle coastal paths, this scenically sensational island provides a great landscape for travellers of all ages to get their blood pumping.

SOURCE Thomas Cook