Best team retreat activities in the Canary Islands in Spain

Published:
February 11, 2024
Danijela Horvat

Danijela is a content writer in the travel niche with over a decade of experience in online media. She is inspired by traveling and loves exploring new places and writing about them. Her passion is showing the world how easy and rewarding it is to travel. She currently lives in Zagreb, where she works as a freelancer.

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The Canary Islands form a captivating Spanish archipelago with a rich tapestry of geographical diversity, history, and culture. From Tenerife to Fuerteventura, each island offers a unique setting for team engagement and company retreats, shaped by influences ranging from the ancient Guanche civilization to Spanish conquistadors. 

With a “forever Spring” climate all around the year and diverse landscapes, the Canaries are an ideal backdrop for team bonding and team retreats. Your distributed team will have the opportunity to experience a different side of Spain and see unique scenery.

The islands’ accessibility with frequent flights from all around Europe, combined with many engaging outdoor team activities, positions the Canaries as a prime destination for European company retreats. At the same time, it is a much more affordable destination than any tropical paradise you can find in the world.

Beach Activities:

  • Catamaran Trip With Dolphin Watching: Sail into team-building bliss with a 4-hour catamaran excursion, offering exclusive enjoyment for groups of 25+, featuring swimming, snorkeling, potential dolphin sightings, and onboard drinks and snacks for an unforgettable aquatic escape.
  • ‍Yoga & Mindfulness: Enhance team synergy with invigorating rooftop yoga and mindfulness sessions against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic, fostering a harmonious balance of breath and movement for a tranquil team retreat.

Nature Activities: 

  • Maspalomas Dune Team Expedition: Cultivate strategy and problem-solving skills amid the iconic Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria, where a team expedition unfolds amidst this unique landscape.
  • Tenerife Teide Challenge: Climb Tenerife's Teide as an unstoppable team, conquering challenges and breathtaking heights amid awe-inspiring landscapes, creating bonds with colleagues in a memorable team-building experience.
  • Local Hikes: Boost team bonding on an exhilarating hiking adventure into the breathtaking Agaete Valley, featuring awe-inspiring vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Hiking + Vineyard: Strengthen team bonds with a team-building adventure, hiking through the picturesque 'Sacred Valley' and 'Roque Nublo' area, followed by a wine tasting at a local winery.
  • Organic Farm Visit: Immerse your team in an insightful journey through vineyards and northernmost coffee plantations. You will learn about the wine-making process, coffee cultivation, and delightful tastings, followed by optional small cooking classes.

Cultural Activities:

  • La Gomera Rhythm Retreat: Explore rhythm on La Gomera in drumming workshops that unite your team, fostering creativity, cooperation, and a harmonious workplace.
  • Cooking Class With a Local Chef: Learn how to make Canarian tapas in a cooking class that will bring your team together as you share your love for gastronomy.
  • Sightseeing in Las Palmas: Explore Las Palmas in an exciting treasure hunt experience, discovering the city’s secrets not visible to regular tourists. Bond with your teammates while sharing your discoveries.
  • Cheese Maker Experience: Immerse yourself in an adventure offered from winter to spring on a scenic bus ride to the mountains near Guia, exploring the rural life of a Canarian shepherd. Local experts will teach your team how to make their own cheese allowing them to have once in a lifetime experience together.

The Canary Islands are a perfect destination for nature lovers and eco-friendly adventures, offering a beautiful mix of lush landscapes and serene beaches. These islands provide an ideal setting for those who appreciate both nature and beach experiences. 

At OnsiteHub, we provide outstanding venues tailored to accommodate teams of all sizes. Our team of local experts is committed to offering valuable insights and ensuring an optimal experience for your team.

Schedule a call with us today and let’s start planning your Canary Islands team-retreat adventure.

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