Head for the coast and all the activities it has to offer. We recommend the Jandia peninsula, especially the Playas de Sotavento de Jandia – breathtakingly beautiful beaches with the best swimming, sunbathing and windsurfing. Most of the Jandia area is a national park, and you'll probably have to drive as it's quite hard to get to, but it's worth it.
Discover the dunes of Corralejo in the north of the island. Corralejo itself, a rather dismal resort, is redeemed by these dazzling white dunes that sweep back from the crystalline blue ocean in gentle rolls. They are also protected as a National Park, but you can sand- and wind-board along them.
Travel through the interior, which though pretty deserted, has a unique charm.