Incentive Destinations: Canary Islands

Canary IslandsAn archipelago of 7 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands, an autonomous community in Spain, are located at roughly the same latitude as Bermuda. (Bermuda's latitude is 32.3000° N and the Canary Islands are located at 28° N.) Their temperate climate warmed by the Gulf Stream make the Canary Islands one of the warmest destinations in Europe.

The 7 islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, La Gomera, El Hierro) have much to offer for corporate groups.

Jandia Beach in Fuerteventura and Maspalomas Beach in Las Palmas are the most well known. With over 500 beaches, it's not surprising that The Canary Islands offer such a variety of water sports that they have their own Islas Canarias Water Sports Experience app. to help visitors select the most appropriate activities. Groups can take their pick from surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, kitesurfing, deep sea fishing, and more.

On land, there are wineries and cheese factories to explore. With over 20 golf courses, the golfers in the group will have a variety of courses for all playing levels. Other sporting activities include paragliding, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

Islas Canarias Volcanic Experience is the brand that integrates nature based experiences available through rural hotels, museums activity centers and parks. Timanfaya National Park was created from the geyser streams that flowed from active volcanoes and Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tenerife.

For families, there are family-friendly beaches, aquariums, zoos, and waterparks. Experiences that will delight the whole family include whale watching and submarine excursions. the Islas Canarias Family Welcome brand identifies family-friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

Places to stay include Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife,

For other destinations in Europe with temperate climates, also consult Monaco Meetings Delivers Value for Large Events, Incentive Destinations: Montreux Riviera in Switzerland, and Incentive Destinations: Costa del Sol, Spain.

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