We hear an awful lot about families heading off on holiday to the Canary Islands, but there’s less talk about why they’re such a fantastic destination for couples and groups of friends.
But adult-only holidays in the Canary Islands will be something you’ll never forget. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or you want to spend quality time with your friends, or even your parents or siblings, then the Canary islands have a huge amount to offer.
Are you on the hunt for a touch of culture? A dose of adrenaline? Or just pure relaxation? The glorious beaches, volcanic landscapes and interesting history of this archipelago will tick all your boxes.
And, on top of that, these islands have got the weather to match. It’s always spring in the Canary Islands, with average temperatures being between 18 and 24 ° C all year round.
What could be better that spending time basking in the sunshine in the middle of winter, or enjoying a cool breeze at the height of summer?
If you’ve got your sights set on these Atlantic islands but you’re in need of some travel inspiration, check out our pick of the best things to do on adult-only holidays in the Canary Islands.
Adult only holidays in the Canary Islands: Lanzarote
If you’re looking for the best adults-only hotels in the Canary Islands, then you can’t go too far wrong with Lanzarote.
Pick a hotel that’s all about relaxation, preferably with a spa, and then from your restful adults-only base, there’s huge amounts for you to explore with your travel buddies.
If you’re looking for the best watersports, then Las Cucharas beach is a fantastic option.
It’s the ultimate playground for grownups, the perfect spot for some scuba diving, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding.
There are also different activities on offer for nature lovers, with options to go hiking and cycling.
Check out what you could get up to during your holidays in the Canary Islands.
Explore Timanfaya National Park
As one of the most popular attractions in Lanzarote, a visit to Timanfaya National Park is a must for everyone heading to the island. The landscape is utterly unique, with the lava fields, cones and salt marshes resembling the surface of the moon.
During your visit to Timanfaya National Park, guides will demonstrate how hot the lava fields are by throwing water into holes in the ground, only to emerge as piping hot steam.
After exploring the site, you can head to El Diablo for a once in a lifetime dining experience.
Set against the volcanic backdrops of the national park, this restaurant cooks food on grills heated by the volcano, where bursts of heat or hot vapour rise through a hole in the ground to cook food on a cast iron grill.
Indulge in traditional Canarian food in stunning surroundings after a day of exploring the island’s star attraction.
Take a trip on a submarine in Lanzarote
If you’re keen to explore the depths of the ocean and discover the mesmerising underwater world, then why not embark on a Puerto Calero submarine trip?
Submarine Safari offers you an exclusive opportunity to dive up to 30 metres down into the Atlantic Ocean in a submarine.
The dive lasts approximately one hour, with a diver swimming alongside the vessel feeding the fish to ensure you get to see a wide variety of marine life.
Discover Cueva de Los Verdes
Leave the sunshine behind and explore the underground secrets that make this one of the most captivating sights in Lanzarote.
The Cueva de Los Verdes (the Green Caves) are volcanic hollows formed by the eruption of Mount Corona around 4000 years ago – part of the longest lava tunnel in the world.
You can explore about one kilometre of the 6-kilometre cave, across three levels, with special lighting showcasing the different structures and natural colour changes.
Fuerteventura holidays for adults
If you’re looking to discover more of the Canary Islands, be sure to check out Fuerteventura, the second largest of all the islands.
Fuerteventura is renowned for its multitude of beaches, mesmerising cliffs and sheltered coves.
To experience the ultimate holidays in Fuerteventura, you’ll need the perfect hotel. There are all kinds of options for restful hotels on the island, whether you decide you want to be near the quieter surf hub of Corralejo, famous for the Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park, or down where the action happens in Jandía.
Once you’ve sorted your hotel, here’s what you can discover in Fuerteventura.
Romantic things to do in Fuerteventura: take a day trip to Lobos Island
Lobos Island is a protected natural area boasting wonderful beaches with white sand and crystal-clear waters. You can take a trip to Lobos Islands by boat from Corralejo that only takes 15 minutes each way.
You can also choose to take a one-hour boat trip which is offered daily, including snorkelling equipment and drinks on board. Enjoy a swim in the beautiful coves and lagoons and admire the sheer paradise around you.
Fuerteventura holidays: enjoy a Jeep safari drive
Cruise around the island in style in a 4×4 Jeep, where you can explore the most remote corners of Fuerteventura, admire mountain views, endless beaches and a charming village with stone houses.
On your ride, you can visit the famous Jandia Nature Reserve and the beautiful beaches of Cofete, as well as driving through dirt tracks to Punta de Jandía.
Adult-only holidays in Tenerife
Last but not least, we couldn’t leave the Canary Islands without mentioning adult-only holidays in Tenerife.
The highlight of Tenerife, for adventurous couples and groups of friends, is the legendary Mount Teide. This extinct volcano is the highest peak in Spain.
You could even leave your luxury Tenerife hotel for the night and spend it in the refuge on the mountain so you can get up in time to catch sunrise at the summit the next morning.
Anyone feeling less energetic can take the cable car up to enjoy the views during the day.
To recover from all that exertion, there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches and natural swimming pools for you to discover.