Canary Islands: Spectator Sports
More than simply Sun, Sea and Sand
The Canary Islands’ residents enjoy watching typical competition sports that mainland Spain does, like football and basketball. But the Canary Islands take the sports scene up yet another notch. You can find Canary Islanders cheering and partaking in a wide range of traditional sports all their own. The sport known as "lucha canaria" is one of the most popular sports in the Canary Islands. This involves wrestling matches are performed barefoot and players have to remain on their feet while trying to unbalance ther opponent. Then there is "juego del palo," which is essentially the Canarian take on fencing- minus the snazzy white outfits and aristocratic undertones.